Under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, we welcome you to the 22nd Annual World Islamic Banking Conference 2015 held in the Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain on 1, 2 and 3 December 2015.
Organized by Middle East Global Advisors (MEGA) and supported by the Central Bank of Bahrain, WIBC 2015 harnesses the power of technology, social media & cutting-edge research to give delegates a powerful outlook to the trends shaping the global financial services industry.
One unique aspect to be discussed is the role of technology in delivering financial services – as a bridge towards greater financial inclusion of the 72% of Muslims around the world who do not have access to financial services. Alongside this important goal is how to better integrate Islamic finance not just within Muslim communities but to reach out and recognize the opportunity for building an industry that is no longer viewed as a niche but which works in both non-Muslim majority countries and with the broader responsible investing and finance sector.
For the past decade, the ground has been continuously shifting. The year ahead brings a possibly more challenging period. With emerging markets currencies hemorrhaging, Chinese growth slowing and oil prices at record lows, the task for the industry is to challenge itself to find new opportunities for growth and connect with markets that offer strong long-term value propositions for the industry’s growth proposition.
Recognize consistent quality performance of institutions against a variety of metrics
Identify solutions to avoid repeating mistakes and innovations that will support success.
Use concrete facts to understand the present and shape the future strategic direction of the industry.
Drive expansion into new markets and collaboration with other ethically-driven financial sectors.