BankIslami, Pakistan’s leading Islamic financial institution proudly sponsored the prestigious, annual World Islamic Finance Forum 2022 (WIFF) as their exclusive gold banking partners. The two-day conference, held in Karachi recently, was organized by IBA CEIF in the spirit of bringing together the best researchers, academicians, leading Islamic bankers, Shariah scholars and prominent personalities representing global financial institutions.
Syed Amir Ali, President and CEO, BankIslami was part of the panel discussion titled “Implementing Industry Vision”. Mufti Irshad Ahmed, Chairman, Shariah Board BankIslami Limited was also a panelist at one of the sessions held at the conference.
Among the main objectives of the WIFF 2022 was to acknowledge enhancement through the participation of academia and industry professionals. The desired outcome was to bridge the gap between academia and industry with the use of focused research that can be put into practice.
The conference invited research papers and case studies to impart Islamic finance knowledge via real-life examples. The main themes of the research papers and case studies included; Islamic social finance, Islamic crowd funding, Islamic finance and principles of responsible banking, women’s participation in Islamic finance, Green Economy, Digital currency and Islamic finance, Islamic microfinance, Agribusiness, Shariah governance framework, and more.
Commenting on the occasion, BankIslami President & CEO, Syed Amir Ali noted, “The potential of the Islamic finance sector is increasingly recognized all over the world, and through this sponsorship, we are proud to support the World Islamic Finance Forum in achieving inclusive growth in Pakistan. This conference sheds light on Islamic financial services for all segments of the population, and how it can contribute to infrastructure funding. Pakistan undoubtedly is on its way to the forefront of significant Islamic finance developments and BankIslami will continue playing a major role in its advancement in the nation.”
A conference of this scale invites attendance from business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and academic leaders from around the world, promoting more opportunities for growth and investment within the Islamic Finance ecosystem of Pakistan. BankIslami remains at the forefront of driving change across the Sharia-compliant banking industry in Pakistan.