Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) 2018 in Dubai, UAE, is to take place from 30th to 31st of October. Athan by IslamicFinder is officially the media partner of the biggest event of Islamic domain. In this fourth edition, GIES will be held under the theme “A Shared Future” and bring together policymakers, industry experts and economists from around the world. Athan (by IslamicFinder) intends to make an impact by contributing to the cause of Islamic economic development and integrate its user base to be a part of this revolutionary event.

Rapid digitalisation and disruption are changing the dynamics of the global Islamic economy and creating new challenges and opportunities for the sector, according to industry experts. These experts will share their insights at the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) 2018 in Dubai.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) are organizing GIES 2018 in cooperation with Thomson Reuters as a Strategic Partner. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, GIES 2018 is expected to welcome an audience of more than 3,000 attendees from around the world. Earlier in 2016, 3rd edition of the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai attracted the participation of nearly 2,500 dignitaries, officials and business leaders from 74 countries.

The two-day summit will feature thought-provoking discussions on timely topics such as the impact of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence on halal industry players, the implications of China’s Belt and Road initiative on Islamic finance and trade with Muslim countries, the evolving role of government in the sharing economy and the future of work in the Muslim world.

A series of parallel panel discussions will tackle a wide range of economic and social issues facing the Muslim world and identify collaborative and solutions and innovative technologies that address such challenges. Industry experts will share their outlook for Islamic fintech and discuss the role of design in driving change in the global Islamic economy, in addition to growing interest in social entrepreneurship among millennials.

Commenting on the upcoming summit, H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Board Member of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre said:

“As the global Islamic economy matures and expands, GIES 2018 will provide an ideal platform for stakeholders to identify key factors supporting its growth, share industry insights and join a global conversation about how the sector can maintain sustainable growth in a rapidly-changing world.”

H.E. Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the DIEDC, said the Global Islamic Economy Summit continues to consolidate its position as one of the most important forums addressing key issues impacting stakeholders within the global Islamic economy.

By joining GIES 2018 as a media partner, Athan (by IslamicFinder) hopes to play its part in motivating individuals to gain insights on the Islamic economy and its future in the Muslim world. We hope that this event cultivates a large audience, that strives to take eventful measures in the global Islamic Economy.

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