The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) together with the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), represented by IsDB Institute (IsDBI), is set to host the 18th edition of its annual Islamic banking and finance conference supported by the Central Bank of Bahrain. The two-day conference will be held physically at the Crowne Plaza, in Kingdom of Bahrain, on 29-30 November 2023, with the theme “Strategies for the Impending Economic Slowdown and a Post Oil World: Through Economic Diversification and Leveraging Islamic Finance”.
The two-day conference will feature keynote addresses from dignitaries and policymakers, as well as, seven panel discussion sessions. The panel discussions will examine the role of Islamic finance and Islamic fintech in diversifying economic activity in the Muslim countries, challenges and opportunities resulting from Inflation and high benchmark rates, and the use of Islamic finance in the development of infrastructure for climate change mitigation. In addition, the challenges of Sukuk Shari’ah compliance and governance and Islamic finance accounting for hyperinflation will be discussed.
AAOIFI is also organising the first-ever ‘Capacity Building Week’, which will begin on 28 November 2023 and run through 04 December 2023, after conference on 29-30 November 2023. The five-day celebration of human capital development in Islamic finance is expected to attract more than 200 trainees from at least 30 countries to participate in 17 concurrent workshops led by around 25 master trainers.