Overcoming crises in focus at 7th Doha Islamic Finance Conference

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The 7th Doha Islamic Finance Conference will be held virtually from March 30 to April 1 under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani.

The role of Islamic finance in overcoming the pandemic and other crises and achieving sustainable development goals will be under the spotlight at the 7th Doha Islamic Finance Conference, which will be held virtually from March 30 to April 1, says organising committee chairman Dr Khalid al-Sulaiti, also vice chairman of Bait Al-Mashoura Finance.

The 7th Doha Islamic Finance Conference will be held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani. The theme is ‘Digital economy and sustainable development.’

The event is organised by Bait Al-Mashura Finance along with the strategic partner and exclusive sponsor Dukhan Bank and in an academic partnership with the College of Shariah and Islamic Studies at Qatar University, the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom.

The conference is expected to contribute to the development of the Islamic finance industry in Qatar and the world.

Al-Sulaiti said the conference is of special importance this year because it is taking place at a time where the world witnesses the repercussions of Covid-19 pandemic.

“That’s why we were keen to hold the event to forsee the features of the global economic recovery after the pandemic, and shed light on the role of Islamic finance at this stage, reviewing models for the economies of the virtual world, and the governing legal and Shariah controls, highlighting the importance of the participatory economics, and its role in overcoming crises and achieving sustainable development goals.”.—Gulf Time