Dubai: Global Islamic Economy Summit Open for Registration

GIES logoDubai, UAE:  Registration is now open for the Global Islamic Economy Summit organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.  The summit will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on November 25 and 26, 2013.

The Summit is in line with the launch of ‘Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy’ by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and is held under his patronage.

H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, said:

“Dubai’s ability to bring together key decision-makers and stakeholders is indicative of its ability to act as a bridge between East and West; Muslim and non-Muslim; business and consumer.   The Global Islamic Economy Summit is one of many initiatives being driven in Dubai to further the industry and cement Dubai’s critical role in it.”

Russell Haworth, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, Thomson Reuters, said:

“The Islamic Economy is emerging as a new paradigm that will be driving economic growth over the coming decade.  Bringing together diverse elements across various industry sectors, spanning geographic regions and crossing cultural boundaries, this inaugural Summit will be the defining event for Thomson Reuters and Dubai.”

The conference will open with a keynote speech addressing Dubai’s potential to play a constructive role to develop the Islamic economies around the world.  Delegates will then hear from senior individuals and panels discussing the evolving Islamic economic landscape and the implications for the 57 Muslim countries around the world.

Panellists will also address how the Islamic finance and halal industries can push beyond the Muslim world to benefit from and participate in the global economy.

The afternoon will feature targeted breakout sessions to address key pillars of the Islamic economy – ranging from the debating the viability of Takaful becoming a mainstream platform to discussing the potential value synergies from maintaining the integrity of the halal supply chain. These breakout sessions will be structured to push the boundaries of the Islamic economy agenda, utilising innovative approaches to engage senior stakeholders and members of the audience.

The second day of the conference will open with a lively debate of the relevance of Islamic Finance to a global audience, with many Islamic banks reaching full penetration in their home turf. Parallel breakout sessions will run throughout the morning and afternoon highlighting key verticals within the halal services industry; examining the role of entrepreneurship in driving growth; and pushing the agenda on the specific sectors of Islamic finance.

The event will culminate with a senior-level panel discussing H. H.  Sheikh Mohammed’s Islamic Economy vision, specifically looking at the role of governments and the private sector to facilitate development of the Islamic economic sectors.

GIES attendees will have exclusive access to key officials, policy makers and the corporate community within the Islamic economy, giving them the unique opportunity to directly interact and network during the summit. To learn more about the conference and register for the event visit

About Dubai Chamber
Established in 1965, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a non-profit public entity, whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai by creating a favourable business environment, supporting the development of business, and by promoting Dubai as an international business hub.

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