11th World Islamic Economic Forum

Securing financial stability and generating growth is at the top of the global economic agenda, especially after years of uncertainty and sluggish development following the 2008 financial crisis. More and more countries, Muslim and non-Muslim, are now seeking an economic model that is more equitable and sustainable. The concept of the Islamic economy is increasingly gaining global traction in the past few years. It has been proven to be more resilient, and it has presented to the world its vast potential to bring upon peace and prosperity with its underlying principle of being ethical and inclusive.

The 11th WIEF will see the continuous promotion of Islamic economy as it convenes world leaders, government representatives, economists, academia, and the business community to address pressing economic and social issues. The Forum also promotes the values of cross-border business and economic partnerships as it provides an international platform for governments and the business community to showcase their cutting-edge ideas, galvanise support, and recruit collaborators.

The 11th WIEF will take place on 3-5 November 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

8th Marketplace of Creative Arts Fest 2015

MOCAfest is the WIEF Foundation’s arts and culture festival. It is an initiative to recognise the potential of the creative industries and the role that it can play in the lives of millions of people across the globe in terms of economic empowerment and social enterprise.

MOCAfest seeks to synthesise the creative and business world so that they can learn from one another.

MOCAfest is the melting pot of various artistic expressions, where artists come together to create unique blends of art cutting across race, religion and cultures. Where creative artists, old and new, emerging and established, Muslim and non-Muslim converge.

A vast multitude of unprecedented opportunities will soon be made available for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia with ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) coming into effect by end 2015. The ten diverse economies will be integrated into one single market of 600 million people with free flow of goods, services, investments, capital, and skilled labour. This is a defining moment for the SMEs. Game-changing strategies must be put in place for SMEs to fully capitalise on these growth prospects.
10th WIEF Forum Report 2014

The 10th WIEF, jointly organisedby the WIEF Foundation and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was specially designed to support Dubai’s vision to becoming a global hub of Islamic economy.

The Forum saw 3,150 participants from 102 countries coming together to enhance cooperation and strengthen bonds among Muslim and non-Muslim countries. The 10th WIEF Post-Forum Report aims to offer the essence of the proceedings and discussions held and provide a useful source of reference to all participants and the community at large.

The objective of the WIEF is to facilitate business amongst the Muslim World, promoting and encouraging profits that would eventually flow down to the much neglected