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Malaysia to Host Global Islamic Finance Forum

The Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF), with the theme of “Dream Big, Grow Beyond”, will be held in Kuala Lumpur on May 10-12.

The three-day forum, to be organized by the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM), offers unique business and networking opportunities for industry practitioners, business leaders, regulators and Shari’ah scholars.
GIFF5 is supported by the Central Bank of Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia, with World Bank as strategic partner, and Bloomberg as media partner.
GIFF aims to focus on the potential growth of the industry beyond the current business models, as well as to achieve the vision of having a significant presence in the mainstream market. Key sessions include financial technology, business pitches, and the thought leaders’ session called Top Minds.
The Top Minds sessions will feature inspiring insights from speakers such as Dr. Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton Investments; SY Lau, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent; Goh Peng Ooi, Chairman of Silverlake; and Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, CEO of Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund, one of the world’s largest pension funds.
There will also be The Economist Conversation titled, Realizing Dreams: Strategy, Speed, Synergy, moderated by Simon Baptist, Chief Economist where participants will discuss Islamic financial institutions’ global resolutions and action plans in realizing the industry’s vision.
Since its inception in 2007, GIFF has showcased business propositions, and shared innovation-driven insights in unlocking and enhancing the true potential of Islamic finance. More than 1,400 participants from some 50 countries attended GIFF 2014.

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