Brexit is expected to usher in various opportunities in Islamic finance to other European countries including France, where 5.72 million Muslims represent 8.8% of the…
Date: 7th September 2021
About The Forum
The Islamic finance industry’s longest running and leading European event will again be held in London, at Mansion House under the patronage of the Lord Mayor of London and fully supported by Her Majesty’s Government, TheCityUK and The City of London, among others. Quite simply, the annual IFN UK Forum is the most significant day for Islamic finance in Europe, attracting regulators and the industry elite from around the world in possibly the most historic and stunning venues available.
Now in its 14th year, the IFN UK Forum will continue to uphold itself as a pillar of exchange of information, strategy, and growth in the Islamic finance sector for the UK, Europe and beyond through unparalleled expert panel discussions, private networking, and exclusive dialogue sessions.
The UK’s expected second sovereign Sukuk and departure from the European Community will be key as will the enormous investment opportunities for Europe’s vast investment community in the recovery of the global economy.
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.
In The News
France: At a standstill
Luxembourg: Top destination for Islamic funds
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Turkey: Against the odds
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The UK and Ireland: Still going strong
While Ireland is still relatively new in the Islamic finance scene, the UK has been a leading center for Islamic finance in the western world for several decades. But with the long-drawn-out…
Last Visits to Europe
Turkey, a vital market for participation finance (Islamic finance) of late, has made plans to introduce new regulations for interest-free finance systems. The country has established three state participation lenders and attached great importance to non-interest finance solutions.
Despite the huge diversification of all alternative financial instruments, the banking sector still accounts for 90% of the financial industry. The country aims to raise the share of participation finance in total banking assets to 15% as of 2025 from its current level of 5%. Turkey still needs a strong economy and a sound financial system.
With four licensed Islamic banks and over 20 international banks offering Shariah compliant financial products, the UK’s Islamic finance industry is a favorite destination for investors, particularly for its flourishing real estate sector. Apart from the banking industry, the London Stock Exchange is also one of the most active Sukuk-listing destinations, with 67 listed Sukuk and three Islamic exchange-traded funds to date. On top of this, implications from Brexit has also led the Kingdom to boost its international trade and financial relationships with existing non-EU trade partners, especially with key Islamic finance markets from the regions of the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Last year’s UK Islamic Finance Week saw many breakthrough sessions in a week-long event, including the official launch of iE5, an Islamic economy accelerator, during IFN Fintech Huddle UK.
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.