Africa Islamic Finance Forum wraps up Ivory Coast gathering

The Africa Islamic Finance Forum 2015 wrapped up its inaugural two-day event in the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Ivory Coast, on Sept. 18.

The two-day forum aimed to stimulate national and international market players to explore development opportunities in Islamic finance in African markets.
The event was launched with addresses from officials of the Islamic Development Bank, the Ivory Coast,  the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, the  West African Economic and Monetary Union and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa.

Participants engaged on discussions focusing in how to capitalize investment opportunities in strategic African markets and a global overview regarding Shariah compliant transactions.

During the event, panels discussed Shariah tools for small and medium enterprises and presented investment opportunities for those companies. A round-table focused on the importance of human capital and its role for developing a new generation of Islamic bankers.

The first edition of the Islamic Finance Forum 2015 also offered the participants a way to improve networking.

Organizations in this story

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa 82, AL - Merghani Street Misr Al Jadida Arab Republic of Egypt

Islamic Development Bank Al Mina Jeddah, Makkah Province

Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire Boulevard Hassan II, 08 Abidjan, Abidjan 08, Côte d’Ivoire

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