How WIEF Started
The World Islamic Economic Forum began from a modest beginning as the Organisation of Islamic Corporation (OIC) Business Forum, held on 15 October 2003 in conjunction with the tenth OIC Summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia. It was an occasion that brought together government leaders, captains of industry, academicians, regional experts, professionals and corporate managers to discuss opportunities for business partnerships in the Muslim world.
Then in 2004, the second OIC Business Forum in Kuala Lumpur marked a momentous occasion. It shaped the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) and the subsequent convening of the first WIEF in Kuala Lumpur the following year.
WIEF stands to promote global commerce and economic wellbeing while inciting Islamic ethics of peace, fairness and equality. This was an important shift that opened up the Forum to include Muslim communities beyond OIC countries and other non-Muslim communities across the globe.
The Forum brings together government leaders, captains of industry, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and academicians to discuss current issues that affect as well as shape the future of commerce. Also, to explore opportunities for partnerships between Muslim and non-Muslim businesses and communities.
Its programme consists of panel discussions and masterclasses that demonstrate thought leadership on current economic issues. WIEF platform also offers impactful networking opportunities through its various activities.