In recent years there has been a trend towards positioning Turkey as the leader of halal trade and economy. Participation finance was introduced within the broader sphere of secularism, and
In recent years there has been a trend towards positioning Turkey as the leader of halal trade and economy. Participation finance was introduced within the broader sphere of secularism, and has continued to grow steadily. It is expected that at the current rates, participation finance will challenge the traditional banking sector for larger market share.
Many suggest that the halal economy and participation finance are inherently linked with ethical values and strategies; however, others suggest that these are positively differentiating themselves from the wider ethical finance universe; demarcated and regulated with standard-setting bodies promoting a consistent global approach. A final school challenges the notion of these being ethical at all by questioning the creation of synthetic products which mirror traditional outcomes and fail to have the desired impact to economic inequality, gender balance and climate change.
We will seek to address these issues and challenges through thoughtful and responsible dialogue. We have carefully selected stakeholders, regionally and internationally recognised business leaders, policymakers and thought leaders as Turkey moves to realise its ambition to become the leading hub and bridge between Europe, Africa, the GCC region, and beyond for the halal economy and participation finance.
Our events are endorsed and supported by various governmental departments, multilateral organisations, private corporations and academic institutions and a number of participation banks amongst others.
What is this event about?
Redesigning trade finance and social markets in the new era. The conference will focus on the design and development of the halal economy:
• The central role Muslim traders, locally and overseas, should have;
• The role finance (Islamic or participatory finance) can have in facilitating trade, innovation, and impact
• The need to ensure trade leads to effective social markets that serve the needs of all Muslims
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in the halal economy:
• Central bankers, Islamic and participatory financial institutions
• Rating agencies, Shari’a scholars and advisory firms
• Regulators and standard setting bodies and professional institutions
• Economists, accountants, audit, legal, compliance, professional services firms
• Governmental, multilateral and academic institutions
• Merchants, investors and consumers
Why is this event unique?
This is a participatory event. We seek to facilitate and support the genius of the community.
The conference will consist of six highly-interactive discussion groups composed of internationally recognised
personalities and others who have perceived an innovative approach to the Islamic economy. The discussion groups will be moderated by industry experts from the Gateway professional services firm, and distinguished attendees will be encouraged to challenge the discussion groups or attend to their deliberations.
At closing of the conference, all attendees will be invited to a community feedback gathering – a safe space to
confidentially critique and/or provide feedback on the discourse culminating in a call-to-action.
The Istanbul Conference will cover several key themes including:
- Session 1: The Importance of Halal Trade and Social Markets
- Session 2: The Role of Islamic and Participatory Financiers
- Session 3: The Capital Markets
- Session 4:The Technological Revolution
- Session 5: Infrastructural Positioning
- Session 6: The New Frontier
Please be advised that seats are limited, and early registration is strongly advised.
Click here to download a copy of our programme.
(Pazartesi) 09:00 - 15:00 GMT+2
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