Published On: Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

High-profile speakers to spearhead discussions at 10th WIEF

World Islamic Economic Forum

World Islamic Economic Forum

A number of global leaders, business leaders and high-profile speakers will attend the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in Dubai from October 28 to 30, taking centre stage to showcase emirates’s vision for the Capital of Islamic Economy and its potential in addressing some of the most critical economic and business related issues facing the world today.

Expected to be attended by more than 2,500 participants, the Forum is organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the WIEF Foundation at the Madinat Jumeirah.

“The 10th World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai will feature three days of thought-provoking discussions and plenary sessions led by some of the top luminaries from the global economic arena. Participants in the Forum will have a unique opportunity to listen to expert speakers from a wide range of sectors, who will be involved in high level exchange of ideas while sharing their first-hand experiences with international colleagues on the changing dynamics in global business today,” said Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the WIEF Foundation.

Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber said: “The engagement with high-level speakers from across the world promises lively and interesting debate and an exceptional Forum that will contribute to the transformation of the global economy through generation of new ideas and promotion of business collaboration.” Prominent in the list of confirmed speakers is Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor of Central Bank of Malaysia, and other speakers include; Massoud Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Mahmoud Mohieddin, Corporate Secretary and World Bank President’s Special Envoy on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a Senior Representative from Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

Other prominent speakers at the Forum include Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank, U.A.E.; and Tirad Mahmoud, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, U.A.E.

The 10th World Islamic Economic Forum is being organised by the WIEF Foundation in collaboration with Dubai Chamber, as part of its efforts to support the vision of the emirate to become the global capital of Islamic economy.

The Forum is the largest international gathering of heads of government, economic experts and stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge about Islamic economy since its launch in 2004.

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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