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Dubai: Role of Islamic economy to be discussed at GIES

Public and private sector thought leaders will discuss the role of the Islamic economy in the broader marketplace at a summit to be held in Dubai next month.

Global Islamic Economy Summit

The Global Islamic Economy Summit will take place at Madinat Jumeirah on November 25 and 26. It is being organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

The summit is in line with the ‘Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy’ strategy led by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and is held under his patronage.

Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, chairman, Dubai Chamber, said:

“This summit is an ideal platform for the exchange of expertise and knowledge as Dubai is known for attracting leading policy-makers who will discuss opportunities and challenges as well as suggest the means for the adoption of Islamic economy as a pioneering economic model for the future.”

Sultan Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, will lead a panel of global ministers in a discussion on the role of the Islamic economy in the evolving global economy. This panel will provide attendees with insight into the leaders of the Islamic world, their vision for the future and the key priorities that will shape the development of the Islamic world.

Al Mansouri said:

“The UAE has the potential to lead the development of the global Islamic economy. This will require close collaboration with our peers across the Muslim world and I look forward to having that dialogue with them at the summit.”

Other leading economists and figures from the private sector will share their views on the future of the global economy, challenges it will face, the potential role of the Islamic economy sectors to facilitate greater investment flows into the Islamic world, and role of governments and the private sector to facilitate the development of the Islamic economic sectors.

Russell Haworth, managing director, Mena, Thomson Reuters, said:

“The set of very high calibre speakers – from different walks of business – demonstrates the broad range of opportunities arising from the Islamic community. The Islamic Economy reaches many people and businesses outside of the global Muslim community making it an important driver of the macro economy. The insights offered by these speakers will help to inform the summit and spark debate.” – TradeArabia News Service

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