Since its formation in the mid-1970s Islamic finance has grown rapidly, and appears to have come of age nearly doubling in size from just over US $600 billion in 2007 to approximately $1.3 trillion in 2012. Islamic Finance is still in its infancy in East & Central African region; nonetheless it has been growing steadily in popularity with potential for further growth quite considerable. Over the past few years Gulf African Bank has been hosting an annual Islamic Finance Conference to educate the public’s on this new mode of banking that has generated a lot of interest with more conventional banks offering Islamic windows. The High profile Conference creates a forum especially to share new knowledge developed in the Islamic finance global arena.
The conference is an amalgamation pot for finance policy makers, CBK and regulators. Insurance companies, Microfinance experts, Institutions of Finance, Lawyers, Islamic education institutions, Women in Islamic finance and Islamic institution’s Shari’ah board. The event attracts financial experts, finance policy makers, CBK & Regulators, lawyers, financial institutions, amongst others.
The forum is aimed at enhancing knowledge on the principles of Islamic finance and equips participants with comprehensive, practical and up-to-date knowledge on Islamic finance systems as well as provide a meet and greet opportunity with the market leaders on the local and global scale.
The conference offers many opportunities for company sponsorship, each providing a specific level of recognition and opportunity for company advertisement.