World Islamic Economic Forum to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in Dubai with Focus on Innovative Partnerships


Jun  25th

Dubai, UAE, June xx, 2014: Dubai Chamber and the WIEF Foundation have announced that the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum will be organised in Dubai from October 28 to 30, 2014, under the theme, ‘Innovative Partnerships for Economic Growth’ to reflect the emirate’s pursuit to play a key role in shaping the US$ 8 trillion Islamic economy.

The Forum, which will be held in Dubai for the first time, is expected to be attended by more than 2,500 participants from 140 countries. The event will offer a global platform to form innovative partnerships based on the seven pillars of the Dubai Capital of Islamic Economy initiative launched in 2013: Islamic finance, Halal food industry, Halal tourism, Islamic digital economy, Capital of Islamic art and design, Centre for Islamic economy standards and certification, and International centre for Islamic information and education.

“The global Islamic economy caters to a 1.6 billion population growing at twice the rate of the global population, which highlights its strong position. Dubai Chamber is keen to support this growth with recommendations and innovative solutions at the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum that will open new horizons for comprehensive economic development in line with our efforts to establish Dubai as the world capital of Islamic economy,” His Excellency Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber, said.

The Honourable Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the WIEF Foundation, said: “The WIEF is happy to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Dubai, one of the fastest growing cities. Islamic economies present great opportunities for growth in view of their enormous size and massive purchasing power. As the land of creativity and a city that has embraced the culture of innovation, Dubai will help drive innovative partnerships to create Islamic economy solutions that cater to the needs of the era.”

The 10th World Islamic Economic Forum is being organised by the WIEF Foundation in collaboration with Dubai Chamber, as part of its efforts to support the vision of the emirate to become the global capital of Islamic economy. Dubai had offered to host the Forum during the ninth session of the event held last year in London.

The World Islamic Economic Forum is the largest international gathering of heads of government, economic experts and stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge about Islamic economy since its launch in 2004.

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About the 10th WIEF:

Following the remarkable success of the 9th WIEF, the first to be held outside of the Muslim world; London, which attracted 18 Heads of State and Government, 46 Ministers, 7 Central Bank Governors and 2,700 delegates from 128 countries, the WIEF is celebrating its 10th year this year.

The 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (10th WIEF) will be convened this year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 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.

The 10th WIEF is a high level platform for leading global government leaders, captains of industries, academic scholars, regional experts, professionals, corporate managers, policy makers, innovators, business leaders and investors to network and discuss opportunities for business partnerships in the Muslim world. The Forum will address a myriad of current economic and business related issues with the objective of generating innovative and creative solutions to transform the global economy and promoting business collaborations.

Being hosted in Dubai for the first time, the 10th WIEF Forum will be held at Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre Dubai on 28 – 30th October 2014 with an arching theme ‘Innovative Partnerships for Economic Growth’ that seeks to position Dubai as a leader of halal industries and raising economic landscape to new horizons. Dubai offers an excellent platform for the WIEF as one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It has emerged as a tourism, trade and logistics hub which has earned the reputation of being the ‘gateway between the east and the west’.

The Forum is expected to attract more than 2,500 participants from all around the world. It is in collaboration between the WIEF Foundation, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Dubai Capital of Islamic Economy.

The WIEF has previously held forums in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan and United Kingdom, and aims to bring together Muslim and non-Muslim communities through the common language of business.

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