Date June 2020
Four Countries Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya and South Africa
ONE CONTINENT Africa
IFN African Roadshow 2020
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.
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.
Congratulations on a very successful event.
This is the best Islamic Finance Forum I have ever attended.
Very much appreciated and a big congratulations to you and your team. The event was very successful. We look forward to many more collaborative efforts.
IFN Nigeria Forum was the perfect platform to boost discussions around the growth and direction of Islamic finance in Nigeria. The diversity of participants, involvement of regulators and pertinent topics deliberated all contributed to the success of the event. We are pleased to have partnered on such an impactful forum.
A big thank you for all the effort you put into this conference. Alhamdulilah we are getting very positive feedback. This initial conference has provided great perspectives
We attended the Kenya and South African legs of the IFN African Roadshow and found both to be well attended and organized; this was especially the case in Cape Town where the quality of speakers and discussion was very high.
Thank you for putting together a successful IFN South Africa 2019!
Many thanks to Andrew Tebbutt and the REDmoney team on delivering an exceptional event in South Africa. The agenda covered critical issues and challenges facing Islamic banking in South Africa, with possible solutions. The various speakers and panel participants were well versed within their respective fields. Most importantly, the networking among all invited guests was invaluable. We look forward to the follow-up event in 2020.
Last Visit to Africa
Date 18th June 2019
Venue Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos
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.
Date 20th June 2019
Venue InterContinental Nairobi
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.
And it is truly an exciting time for Islamic finance in Kenya. On the back of this vibrant landscape, IFN is delighted to return to one of the fastest-growing Islamic finance markets in the region. The IFN Kenya Forum will gather leading market practitioners and regulators from across the region to discuss and debate the most pressing issues of the industry.
Date 24th June 2019
Venue Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers
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.