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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ISLAMIC FINANCE CONVENTION 2017
April 6, 2017
The purpose of the Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention is to build on the gathering’s position as a strong platform for the growth of the industry that will not only help to establish Uganda as an exciting investment destination but also enable the development of the broader Sub-Saharan market. The inaugural Islamic Finance Convention in Uganda in 2016 was met with a very positive response as more than 200 industry players from over 70 international organizations and more than 25 international speakers deliberated outcomes that focused on Africa’s New Momentum. The event was attended by several high-level delegations from the Ministry of Finance in Uganda, Bank of Uganda, the Private Sector Foundation, and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Uganda, as well as major private sector financial institutions from across Africa and internationally. The event was attended by several high-level delegations from the Ministry of Finance in Uganda, Bank of Uganda, the Private Sector Foundation, and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Uganda, as well as major private sector financial institutions from across Africa and internationally.
Insights and Outcomes from last year’s Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention
The inaugural 2016 international gathering, the first of its kind to be held in Uganda, was convened by Ethico Live in collaboration with ABL Dunamis and supported by the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU) and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce in Uganda (ICCIU).
The convention attracted over 200 delegates and speakers from key markets including: Uganda, UK, India, Ethiopia, Chad, Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
The core objectives of the convention were focused on advancing the key opportunities within the Islamic banking sector in the region, and included: Building consumer awareness about Islamic banking; deepening the talent pool in Islamic finance on the continent; attracting investors to Islamic Financial Institutions; facilitating meetings and networking to create relationships for capacity building between experienced professionals and emerging African players; dispelling the myth that Islamic banking is only for Muslims; providing a platform for policy makers and regulators to communicate to domestic and foreign investors in both the private and public sectors; and establishing Uganda as a meaningful hub for Islamic finance in the region.
Event Date – 6th April 2017
Event Venue – Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Uganda
Event Website – http://www.ethicolive.com/events/uganda/
Contact Details – Sophie McLean
T: +91 124 4182794/5 & M: +91 9999236799