INCEIF holds its second Knowledge Sharing Partner Session as part of IFSB Pre-Summit events

KSPS-gambaMAURITIUS: INCEIF – The Global University of Islamic Finance today held a masterclass for 75 top level executives attending the 11th Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Summit held in the bay of Pointe Aux Piments.

The masterclass, called Knowledge Sharing Partner Session, is being held for the second consecutive year following its successful debut as part of the IFSB pre-Summit events last year. These pre-Summit events have proved popular in previous Summits as they present an opportunity for networking and opening doors to potential investments and business partnerships among 185 IFSB members which includes INCEIF.

The Knowledge Sharing Partner Session by INCEIF is among the programmes realised under a strategic collaboration between INCEIF and IFSB and is aimed at encouraging knowledge-exchange initiatives among academics, policymakers and practitioners.

INCEIF President & CEO Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah moderated the Session which is themed `Importance of New Markets for the Global Islamic Finance Industry’. Speakers at the half-day programme are Prof Dr Mohamad Akram Laldin, Executive Director of ISRA (The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance); Prof Dr Murat Çizakça, Professor of Comparative Economics History, INCEIF; Mr Mohamed Iqbal Asaria, Adjunct Professor at INCEIF; and Mr Simon Gray, Director (Supervision), Dubai Financial Services Authority.

The discussions among the speakers centred mainly on the main theme of the IFSB Summit, ‘New Markets and Frontiers for Islamic Finance: Innovation and the Regulatory Perimeter’. The areas of discussions included:

  • Importance of Shariah standards for emerging markets
  • Innovation in Islamic finance: A case study on Esham
  • Getting Islamic finance to be mainstream through London.

The one and a half day 11th IFSB Summit, which takes place on 21 and 22 May and to be officiated by Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, is expected to bring together an experienced international group of chairpersons and speakers to share their knowledge on the latest in the Islamic financial services industry with 250 delegates from all sectors of the financial services industry across the globe.


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Maurice présente les atouts nécessaires pour propulser l’ISLAMIC FINANCE sur le continent Africain. C’est ce que pense le secrétaire général de l’ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SERVICES BOARD, JASEEM AHMED. L’IFSB organise son onzième sommet à Maurice, avec la participation de la Banque de Maurice. Ce rendez-vous a réuni plus d’une centaine de délégués proposant des services liés à l’ISLAMIC FINANCE. L’ouverture officielle a lieu mercredi mais une équipe de la MBC a assisté à un BUSINESS FORUM portant sur la pénétration du produit Islamique en Afrique, c’était mardi matin à l’hôtel le Méridien.

Maurice accueille en ce moment l’onzième sommet de l’ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SERVICES BOARD. Près d’une centaine de délégués internationaux ont fait le déplacement chez nous pour l’occasion, et parmi eux, des directeurs de Banques Centrales. L’ISLAMIC BANKING se démarque du secteur bancaire traditionnel. Pour l’instant seule une institution proposant ce type de service est enregistré auprès de la Banque de Maurice. 

La tenue de ce sommet a Maurice en dit long sur les ambitions de l’ISLAMIC FINANCES SERVICES BOARD, l’IFSB. C’est pour la première fois qu’un tel sommet se tient en Afrique. Maurice présente des atouts indéniables pour propulser l’ISLAMIC FINANCE sur le continent africain. 

Pendant deux jours, les participants détailleront les avantages liés à l’ISLAMIC FINANCE. Ce sommet permettra aussi le partage de bonnes pratiques entre les différentes institutions présentes. 

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