MANAMA, Dec 20: Kuwait Finance House announced its strategic partnership of the 23rd Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) as its Global Islamic Banking Partner. The conference was held in ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj, Kingdom of Bahrain on. The Conference was held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and was attended by many high level delegates from the CBB, including the governor, leading banking and intech institutions as well as senior officials from Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain.
Abdulhakeem AlKhayyat, Managing Director & CEO of KFH-Bahrain, said: “We are proud to always partner with one of the world’s leading Islamic banking conferences on an annual basis. Over the years, the WIBC has a solidified reputation as an indisputable compass for the global Islamic finance and banking industry, building a robust platform that comprises of leading bankers, institutional investors, asset managers, policy makers, academics and other stakeholders from across the globe. It showcased important strides in the latest technology, banking practices, research and forward thinking initiatives.”
The conference was centred around the subject of “Economic Uncertainties: Vigilance and Growth,” reflecting the fact that global economy finds itself at an important inflection point. Key features for WIBC 2016 include a Governors’ Power Table; Guru Speaker; specialized streams focused on banking leadership opportunities and asset management best practices; thought leadership from leading strategy consultants; and panel sessions focused on SMEs and entrepreneurship, the impact of innovation in financial technology (fintech); and much more, with an aim at enabling Islamic finance to converge, strengthen and grow itself as an ecosystem whilst equipping leaders with breakthrough insights to navigate the complexity of the global financial system.
AlKhayyat was a key panel member amongst three other influential CEOs in the industry who took part in a ‘CEO Power Debate,’ which was held on the second day of the conference that discussed with the audience pertinent issues affecting the way forward for the Islamic Banking. In addition, Sattam AlGosaibi, Executive Manager and Head of Corporate Finance has conducted number of media interviews during the Conference, as well as Lilian Le Falher, Executive Manager and Head of Treasury, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets was a panel member in several key workshops and debate sessions.