Date: 8th October 2020
Speakers: 30 Speakers
Last Visit to Singapore
Date: 29th August 2019
Venue: SGX Centre, Singapore
Speakers: 20 Speakers
Boasting one of the world’s most sophisticated financial markets rooted in transparency and a sound legal framework, and bolstered by a stable and open economy, Singapore has all the characteristics of a potentially successful global Islamic financial market. Although it still has to face tough competition with neighboring Malaysia if it aspires to be the Shariah finance stronghold of the region, the Lion City has the advantage as an international financial center, acting as the gateway to China and the wider east. Captivated by its world-class financial infrastructure, over 200 international banks have made Singapore their home and springboard into the region, and an increasing number of these banks are recognizing the growing demand for dollar Shariah compliant services leading them to set up Islamic finance desks as a strategic move to capture international Shariah dollars from clients across Asia and the Middle East looking to access the global markets.
Indeed, it was a great event after a long period that I have not engaged with IFN programs when I covered consumer and later commercial banking portfolios. A lot of changes in the industry as well.
A well-run event!
Well done on the well-planned event, very good panel topics and private dialogue.
A pleasure and honor to be part of your successful event. It was well organized and very professionally executed.