International Islamic Banking Summit Africa (IIBSA)
Harnessing the driving forces for the successful development of Islamic finance in Africa
The 2016 edition of International Islamic Banking Summit Africa (IIBSA) will serve as a platform for global industry leaders to convene and share innovative ideas to boost economic development; and facilitate greater trade and investment flows between Africa, the Gulf, the broader OIC markets and beyond through Islamic finance.
Islamic finance brings several key value propositions to Africa; most notably enabling infrastructure finance, boosting international trade and investment flows and deepening financial inclusion. Taking place on 2-3 November at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski, IIBSA and will focus on the theme ‘Harnessing the Driving Forces for the Successful Development of Islamic Finance in Africa’.
Featuring a special presidential address from H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, Head of Government, the Summit will tackle three key catalysts that are driving the progress of Islamic finance in Africa; namely the aforementioned infrastructure finance, trade and investment, and financial inclusion and innovation.
Spread over two days, the Summit’s stellar line-up of opening keynote addresses include: H.E. Ahmed Osman, Governor, Central Bank of Djibouti; H.E. Abdelrahman Hassan Abdelrahman Hashim, Governor, Central Bank of Sudan; H.E. Getahun Nana Jenber, Vice Governor, National Bank of Ethiopia; and H.E. Khaled M. Al‐Aboodi, Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD, Islamic Development Bank).
The interactive keynote plenary session will focus on building the regulatory infrastructure essential to create a strong future for Islamic finance in Africa and how Islamic finance can better connect Africa to the Gulf, Broader OIC Markets and Beyond through harnessing the continent’s opportunities.
WHEN: 2-3 November, 2016
WHERE: Djibouti Palace, Kempinski, Djibouti