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Annual Islamic Economic and Finance 2015 Symposium has been held

10 September 2015 - 13:31

The two-day Islamic Economic and Finance 2015 Symposium ended yesterday. The Symposium was organized by the World Bank Group`s Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC) in partnership with Borsa İstanbul, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), and Guidance Financial Group at Boğaziçi University. The symposium brought together a broad range of participants from the academia, policy-making circles, and the private sector.

 

The Annual Islamic Economic and Finance 2015 Symposium was held by the World Bank Group Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC), Borsa İstanbul, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and Guidance Financial Group.

The symposium brought together a broad range of participants from the academia, policy-making circles, and the private sector. The Symposium’s objective is to become a major international forum engaged in thought leadership and knowledge development in this field.

The inaugural symposium, “Islamic Finance: A Catalyst for Shared Prosperity,” was held at Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall.

The keynote speakers at the two-day Symposium were World Bank Group`s Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC) Head Dr. Zamir Iqbal, Borsa İstanbul Chairman Dr. Talat Ulussever, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) Director General Prof. Mohamed Azmi Omar, Guidance Financial Group Chairman Dr. Mohamad Hammour, and Boğaziçi University Center for Applied Research in Finance (CARF) President Dr. Ali Coşkun.

Speakers in the Symposium included Dr. Andrew Sheng, Prof. Dr. Abbas Mirakhor, Dr. Muhammed Umer Chapra, Prof. Hossein Askari, and Prof. Dr. Murat Çizakça.

Luqyan Tamanni from University of Glasgow was the winner of Best Paper Award for the Inaugural Annual Symposium on Islamic Economics and Finance with his paper entitled "Islamic Microfinance Institutions: Pro-poor or for profit?" co-authored by Frank Hong Liu.

Boğaziçi University Center for Applied Research in Finance (CARF) was the venue sponsor of the event while Anadolu Agency and Islamic Finance News (IFN) were media partners.


Borsa İstanbul Chairman Dr. Talat Ulussever, World Bank Group`s Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC) Head Dr. Zamir Iqbal, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) Director General Prof. Mohamed Azmi Omar and Guidance Financial Group Chairman Dr. Mohamad Hammour.