The Africa Islamic Finance Forum: What You Need to Know


The Cote D’Ivoire Government and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) will be hosting the Inaugural Africa Islamic Finance Forum in Abidjan on September 17 – 18. The event is free to attend, and is targeted for those who wish to explore business and development opportunities in the local and regional areas of the Cote D’Ivoire. The event will be comprised of talks that focus on how to build the market and explore its potential through inward investment and international cooperation.

The lengthy speaker list includes both the Alassane Ouattara and Daniel Kablan Duncan, President and Vice President of the Cote D’Ivoire respectively, as well as many other key players in the country’s economic arena, such as Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, the President of the Islamic Development Bank.  The first day of the forum will feature topics that range from “The Global Islamic Finance Market”, “Africa’s Blueprint for Islamic Finance Development”, and “The Africa Roundtable”, to “Developing Cote D’Ivoire as a Shariah Compliant Investment Destination” and “Global Transaction Roundtable”, among others.

During the second day of the forum, topics will include “Inward Islamic Investment Opportunities in Africa”, which will examine the scope for global equity, PE funds, i-ETFs and index-linked investments. Other topics include “Opportunities for Investments in SMEs in Africa,” the “African Islamic Asset Management Trade Industry”, and more.





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Rebecca is a graduate in English Literature, with both a B.A. and M.A. in the subject. She enjoys writing on issues in modern culture, particularly about controversial political situations and artistic endeavours in emerging market countries.

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