The business of the WIEF
is business, that is why we stress on the importance of connecting economies around the world, whereby one of our focus is to connect Islamic and non-Islamic economies,' Hitam said.
A variety of events, speeches and networking sessions featured during the 13th WIEF
in diverse fields including, Islamic Finance, Empowering Women Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, Halal Industry, Renewable Energy and Agriculture, Fintech, the Internet of things, and Block-chain technology.
When facilitated, this could add to trade deals entered during past WIEF
events by diverse industry sectors from both Muslim and non-Muslim nations that amounted to some $13bn, according to WIEF
spokeswoman Soo Hoo Siew Kheng.
The Indonesian Minister of Finance, in a press statement, stated four main objectives for the iteration of WIEF
2016 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 12th WIEF
forum provided opportunities for the heads of state to convey important messages in the efforts to develop the architecture of sharia economy, especially for small and medium enterprises that have been proven in supporting the Muslim economies.
We believe the way forward is to develop an enabling ecosystem for the Small and Medium Enterprise [SME] sector," Tuna Mousa Hatim, chairman of WIEF
Foundation told journalists at a press briefing ahead of the summit on Monday.
The UK, which announced its maiden sovereign Sukuk issue at the 9th WIEF
in London last year, has already completed the issue earlier this year.
In the opening address, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and patron of WIEF
Foundation, spoke about the role of women in society and the need for their continued empowerment, setting the scene for one of the recurring themes of the forum: "It is time to put women at the heart of our global growth story.
Leading the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation to the 9th session of WIEF
in London, Hamad Bu Amim, President and CEO, said that hosting this event in Dubaiwill highlight the city as a hub for Islamic business and its capabilities in offering Islamic products, services and practices.
At the WIEF
, I asked Johnson why London should win again instead of other cities in the UK.
For me, WIEF
London encapsulates the emergence of new economic ties between nations, religions and cultures.
Actualites Eecrit par Youssef Oukhallou Tenue en octobre a Londres de la 9e edition du WIEF
Londres abrite du 29 au 31 octobre 2013 la 9e edition du World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF