Karachi: The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) has announced that it will be hosting its high-profile 7th Annual International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance from November 14 to 15, 2023. Chief guests at the conference’s inaugural session include Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, the Caretaker Federal Minister for Finance and Mr. Jameel Ahmed, Governor State Bank of Pakistan. The welcome address will be delivered by Mr. Talib S. Karim, President IoBM.
The international conference, now in its seventh year, will be based on the subject of “Sustainable Development and Islamic Finance: Examining the Role of Islamic Financial Institutions in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth, Ethical Investments, and Technological Innovations”. It will feature leading keynote speakers, international delegates and representatives from various policy making institutions at the administrative level. Some of the notable panelists include representatives from Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain, Bank Alfalah, Faysal Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia, BankIslami Pakistan, and Meezan Bank to name a few.
The conference will serve as a catalyst for fresh ideas and strategies, driving the future of Islamic banking and finance in Pakistan. It will focus on fostering innovative thought leadership, providing a collaborative environment for intellectuals and senior representatives to explore sustainable development avenues. Sessions focus on the contributions of Islamic financial institutions to global SDGs, steering discussions toward actionable strategies aligned with ethical principles. Delegates engage in insightful dialogues on regulatory standards and challenges faced by Islamic financial institutions, offering comprehensive understanding and paving the way for collaborative solutions.