Africa Islamic Finance Forum wraps up Ivory Coast gathering
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.