World Islamic Banking Conference set for October 28 start

Major issues for discussion at the Bahrain event will include technology and e-commerce, regulation and globalisation.

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By  David Ingham Published  September 27, 2000

The Islamic banking and financial services industry will gather again this year at the annual World Islamic Banking Conference at the Bahrain Conference Centre from October 28th to 29th.

The event is expected to attract over 300 delegates and will boast a distinguished lineup of speakers from all over the Islamic financial world.

"As the major banking and financial capital of the Middle East, and the base for many of the world’s prominent Islamic banking and finance institutions, Bahrain is the natural venue for the 2000 World Islamic Banking Conference, indicating the future direction and aspirations of the industry," said Ehsan Abbas, chairman of Middle East Global Advisors (MEGA), the event organiser.

"This truly global event aims to provide an unprecedented opportunity for the world’s key decision-makers and opinion formers from the major Islamic banking and conventional financial institutions to exchange ideas and information on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the 21stcentury," he added.

The main theme of the conference is “Global Challenges & Opportunities: IT and Management” and is aimed to reflect the global nature and diversity of the Islamic financial industry. Specific topics covered will include the impact of technology and e-commerce on the financial services industry, globalisation, and emerging regulatory and management practices.

For further information, e-mail: mcrawley@megaevents.net.

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