Rabat – World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), the leading Islamic financial intelligence platform, will bring global Islamic banking and finance leaders to Kuching, Malaysia from November 21 to 23 for its thirteenth annual edition.
The forum’s theme, “Disruptive Change: Impact and Challenges,” is in line with the event’s vision to serve as a guideline for Islamic finance and banking. The forum is expected to draw the participation of global government leaders, captains of industries, academicians, regional experts, professionals, corporate managers, policymakers, innovators, business leaders, and investors.
More than 40 speakers, including Apple Inc co-founder Steve Wozniak, will share their insights and expertise with the attendees. “Wozniak will share his insight on championing creativity, experiences in driving change, spearheading innovation and empowering the people during the forum,” said WIEF 2017 organizing chairman Tun Musa Hitam.
“We conduct ourselves in the most meaningful way where we need to collaborate especially in the field of economics and overall development,” he said at a press conference.
The co-founder of the multinational technology company will be joined by Head of the Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, the president of Tatarstan Republic, the president of the Republic of Seychelles, the president of the Union of Comoros, the president of the Islamic Development Bank and several other leaders and experts.
The three-day forum will hold discussions on Disruptive Science; Technology and Innovation; Entrepreneurship and Emerging Spaces, Halal Consumables and Services, Islamic Finance and Law; and Arts, Culture and Design.
While economic issues are still strongly related to politics, the WIEF attempts to separate politics and religion from economics and business in order to optimize possibilities for a more successful economy.
“The forum does not touch issues related to politics and religion. I believe that is the reason why the forum is still in existence for last 13 years,” said Musa Hatim.
Attendees will witness a gathering of experts who will help the audience understand the dynamics of disruptive change in today’s economy and provide an excellent networking opportunity.
The World Islamic Economic Forum started off from a modest beginning as the OIC Business Forum, which was held on October 15, 2003, in conjunction with the tenth OIC Summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
The forum brought together government leaders, heads of industries, academic scholars, regional experts, professionals, and corporate managers to discuss opportunities for business partnerships in the Muslim world.