10th WIEF

Following the success of the 9th WIEF held in London last October, we are bringing this world-class, high-impact forum to Dubai, a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city, and a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Gulf region.

For enquiries on delegate information, please contact Azlan at azlan@wief.org.

For enquiries on media information, please write to us at media@wief.org.

For general enquiries, please write to us at enquiry@wief.org.

Book Review: 21st Century Economic in The Muslim World

The book is a compilation of views on specific current economic issues on the developments in the Muslim world. Presented through the prism of the WIEF Chairman, The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, the publication is intended to identify and articulate the challenges facing the Muslim community, both internally and with the non-Muslim world at large, to distinguish perception from reality and to advance views helpful to the process of creating an environment for the better empowerment of Muslims in business and economic collaborations.

The 21st Century Economics In The Muslim World book is published and distributed in collaboration with the MPH Group Publishing.

Enjoy 20% discount when you purchase online. 


The 5th WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse on Zero Waste

Zero Waste is a new way of looking at waste stream and philosophy that aims to guide people in the redesign of their resource-use system for reducing waste to zero. Instead of seeing used materials as waste in need of disposal, discards are seen as valuable resources. A pile of “trash” represents jobs, financial opportunity and raw material for new products. The concept of Zero Waste is an idea that is not “burn”, “landfill” and “recycling of anything” for waste, but instead using the waste for other economic activity.

Please contact for registration and more information: 

azrina@wief.org   azlan@wief.org   said@wief.org

T: +603 2163 5500   F: +603 2163 5504

8th Roundtable 2014, Istanbul

Promoting Islamic finance in Turkey, the world's 17th largest economy with a predominantly Muslim population of 76 million, is part of government plans to boost commercial ties with the Gulf and diversify the country's investor base.

In 2013, participation banks reached a combined $36 billion in assets, representing a 5% share of total banking assets. This was a 25% rise from a year earlier, compared to 13% growth for conventional banks.

A recent study estimates participation bank assets could reach between $80 billion and $120 billion by 2017; on track to meet a government target of 15% by 2023.

The Roundtable will explore the challenges faced by Turkey in its pursuit to promote a more dynamic Islamic finance industry in the country.  It will also address the key priority development areas for market players to methodically expand and deepen the Islamic finance sector's ecosystem for a more sustainable industry.

WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat

All businesses must develop and adapt if they are to survive. Entrepreneurs must constantly review their business environment and have a strategy for growth that allows them to manage change for maximum benefit to themselves and their business.

The WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat will provide an opportunity for women entrepreneurs in the SMEs to take stock of their business progress and develop appropriate strategy for growth.

Please contact for registration and more information:

Miss Nor Azuwa Mohd Isa, Senior Manager, WIEF Businesswomen Network 

E: norazuwa@wief.org    T: +603 2163 5500   F: +603 2163 5504


The WIEF AWESOME (Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs in Small Operations and Medium Enterprises) Programme is an online training programme for women business owners who wish to accelerate their business expansion and growth.  Aimed at developing a group of female entrepreneurs from Muslim communities and marginalized societies, participants would go through a rigorous training programme combined with mentorship guidance.

WIEF Young Fellows Manila 2014

WIEF Young Fellows 2014 will be in Manila this year on 18-24 June 2014. YF2014 is due to attract around 30 participants worldwide this year between the ages of 20-30. YF2014 welcomes young leaders from all walks of life, whether young CEOs, young professionals, NGO or civil society leaders, academics, creative artists, community organisers and others. As long as you have a burning idea to improve the world, this is a programme for you. This hugely popular holistic leadership development programme takes on a new level of engagement this year, focusing mainly on experiential learning and practical entrepreneurship skill sets. So regardless of the work you do, these are skills we believe that you would benefit from in your lives.

2nd Occasional Paper, 2014

The WIEF-UiTM International Centre is pleased to announce our plans to publish the 2nd edition of the WIEF-UiTM Occasional Papers 2014. This publication will focus on the issues pertaining to Waqf and the current practices adopted by various organisations throughout the world. The 2nd edition of the WIEF-UiTM Occasional Papers 2014 will be published in conjunction with and distributed at the 10th WIEF next year.

WIEF Scholarship Programme

The WYN Scholarship Programme is an initiative of the WIEF Young Leaders Network (WYN) to develop young leaders in the Muslim World through scholarship opportunities to pursue higher education in renowned universities across the globe. Established alongside the WYN Internship Programme in 2007, the Scholarship Programme is aimed at funding students to pursue university degrees with the hope that they will become future leaders of the Muslim World. The Scholarship Programme offers students a huge opportunity to excel in their academics and pave a new future in their working career.

thinkTALK - A Community Dialogue Session

thinkTALK is a monthly community dialogue session presented by the WIEF Foundation, Crescent Collective, and Urban Village. The event gives space for the community to discuss important ideas and issues that affect our lives, culture, and society in a constructive and amicable manner. thinkTALK emphasizes the power of ideas, the importance of community, and the imperative of networks in creating change.



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The WIEF Education Trust (WET) was mooted at the 2nd WIEF in 2006 and is aimed at garnering support and resources from the global community to provide education opportunities to the people at large. It is also concerned with imparting knowledge and connecting the academic world with the business community. Towards this end, the Trust has established the Global Discourse Series with the aim of imparting specific knowledge from the business community to the academic world.

The WET established the WIEF-UiTM International Center, which was officiated by the IDB President, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali in 2008, in an effort to focus efforts to develop educational impetus through collaborations with various academic institutions in the Muslim World.


"WIEF gets the right priority because there is absolutely no denial that the only way to ensure a better world is to concentrate on the women and youth of the world."


- Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation 

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