Six Days 18th - 24th June 2019
Three Countries Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
ONE CONTINENT Africa
SPEAKERS 80 Plus
IFN African Roadshow 2019
Africa was the first continent into which Islam spread from SE Asia and is now home to almost one-third of the world’s Muslim population. Although interest in Islamic finance continues to spread across this diverse yet complex continent, it has remained a difficult market to penetrate. With this in mind, IFN will organize the inaugural IFN African Roadshow taking in three of the most likely markets to see Shariah compliant financing flourish in the coming years.
IFN NIGERIA FORUM 2019
With its Sukuk aspirations finally realized in 2017 and its only Islamic bank receiving an international operating license, Nigeria has a lot to offer to the global Islamic finance industry. The African nation has been steadily giving stiff competition to its neighbors like South Africa, Uganda and Djibouti on the Shariah front and with its debut sovereign Sukuk, Nigeria sealed its place at the top of the regional Islamic finance league.
On the 18th June 2019, join IFN as it convenes industry experts and decision-makers at its inaugural IFN Nigeria Forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Nigerian Islamic finance market.
IFN KENYA FORUM 2019
Hailed as the new frontier for Islamic finance, Africa – where a quarter of the world’s Muslim population call home – is a land fertile with opportunities.
In recent years, the continent has seen promising developments in the Islamic finance space: country and regional authorities are pushing for new regulations to facilitate Shariah compliant transactions; new financial institutions offering Islamic products are emerging; foreign banks are establishing an African presence primarily to tap the Muslim population; and more African sovereigns are making their mark in the Sukuk space. It is truly an exciting time for Islamic finance in Africa! On the back of this vibrant landscape, IFN is delighted to return to Africa again with IFN Kenya Forum 2019; this time in Kenya, one of the fastest-growing Islamic finance markets in the region.
Recognized as one of the leading Islamic finance event brands in the region, IFN Kenya Forum will gather leading market practitioners and regulators from across Africa to discuss and debate the most pressing issues of the industry.
IFN SOUTH AFRICA FORUM 2019
Among the African countries that are increasingly permeating the global Islamic finance industry, South Africa is a prominent game-changer.
Its conventional legislation has been tailored to better facilitate Shariah compliant financial transactions, and since 2010, various legislation has seen daylight to better accommodate the industry. On the Sukuk front, the country led its regional peers by issuing its debut Sukuk worth US$500 million in 2014, with another expected to follow suit in this fiscal year.
Last Visit to Africa
Kenya, one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, is now a leading contender in the bid to become Africa’s Islamic finance hub.
Efforts by Kenya’s financial regulators have paid off and paved the way forward for the country’s Islamic finance industry. With its much anticipated sovereign issuance, recently proposed CMA legislation promoting the use of Islamic financial products and the government’s commitment to position Kenya as a center of excellence for Shariah finance, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector and REDmoney Events are pleased to announce that our inaugural IFN Kenya Forum will take place in Nairobi on 27th November.
With all eyes on Kenya’s progress in Islamic finance, the IFN Kenya Forum will host some of the most influential Islamic finance dealmakers from Europe, the Middle East and key African economies.
Thank you for inviting me to the event co-sponsored by the government of Cote d’Ivoire, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the REDmoney Group. I appreciate the opportunity given to participate as one of the panelists at the Africa Islamic Finance Forum. I indeed found it to be useful, thought provoking and an opportunity to advocate the sustained growth of Islamic finance in Africa. The networking opportunities and exposures were valuable. Extend my sincere appreciation to the Minister of Planning and Development for all the Hospitality provided during the two-day event. I will honor future invitations in support of future Africa Islamic Finance Forum events.