Kuwait is the fifth leading nation in global Islamic economy development according to the Islamic Financial Services Industry Stability Report 2019. NESSREEN TAMANO highlights the last 12 months of Kuwait’s Islamic finance…
Date: 23rd September 2021
Venue: Kuwait City
About The Forum
One of the top five leaders globally for Islamic economy development, Kuwait is a force to be reckoned with. The Arab state’s Shariah finance influence is anchored in robust fundamentals: proactive regulators putting in place a holistic legal architecture through various reforms and measures. Such efforts have rewarded the State handsomely: today, Kuwait is home to a thriving Islamic banking market, a vibrant capital market and promising Takaful insurance segment.
And Kuwait is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2020, the government voted in favor to establish a Higher Committee of Shariah Supervision at the Central Bank of Kuwait to boost governance, standardization, and progress. Increasingly more corporates are embracing the Shariah finance proposition, and along with Islamic financial institutions, are actively playing their part to grow the market.
Against this backdrop, IFN is excited to host the 8th IFN Kuwait Forum. Gathering a high-level of the industry’s leading experts, the Forum will be a platform of intellectual and pragmatic discussions on the future of Islamic finance in Kuwait, and how the Gulf country can maximize the industry’s potential to meet its Kuwait Vision 2035.
An Introduction to 2021
At REDmoney, 2020 taught us much about the state of the events business. What works, what doesn’t and how to continue delivering unparalleled programs to our global audience.
It’s a fundamental element of our business going forward, and we will continue to adapt to ensure we remain relevant and our events remain the industry’s best.
The global appetite and requirements for converging has shifted and now more than ever, we are strategically planning our events to adapt to these changes in the face of disruption without compromising on the quality of knowledge transfer and outreach.
Technological advancements have given rise to exciting opportunities in developing new formats that allows unlimited real time interaction remotely.
Moving forward, we will deliver a blend of physical and online events, ensuring the best of both worlds. Physical interaction is important to many, whilst travel and time away from the office isn’t always necessary to reach new markets.
For 2021, through careful research and planning, we have curated bespoke events online and offline with your interest in mind.
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Last Visit to Kuwait City
Kuwait, an important market for Islamic finance with a long-standing commitment to Islamic banking and finance, is poised to have a growing Shariah finance industry with recent market developments. Progress in the past year in Kuwait has paved the way for its growth as a pioneer in the Islamic finance industry. The latest, and potentially groundbreaking, development in the State of Kuwait is the amendment of the Public Debt Law, which if passed, would potentially signal the nation’s first sovereign Sukuk. Kuwaiti investors have also been recognized for their active momentum not only in the GCC, but also in the US and Europe.
About REDmoney Events
REDmoney events designs, organizes and hosts industry-leading conferences, forums, roadshows, seminars and dialogues focusing on the Islamic financial markets across a global, regional and national level. Leveraging an exceptional network of the industry’s elite and supported by the expertise of the REDmoney publishing and seminars divisions, REDmoney Events are able to provide access to a unique array of influential speakers, panellists and participants from a cross-section of the global industry to debate the most significant issues affecting the Shariah compliant financial markets.
REDmoney events are differentiated by their complimentary yet qualified attendance structure, ensuring the highest quality of both delegates and contributors. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, attendance ensures exclusive access to the leaders in their field across all sectors and markets.
The annual IFN Asia Forum has been the biggest event in the industry since its inception in 2006, attracting over 1,000 delegates annually. An annual line-up of Forums are also conducted across emerging markets and key jurisdictions. Included under REDmoney Events are the IFN Awards Ceremonies, which take place annually in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, and attract more than 800 industry leaders.