Seeking growth opportunities at the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum amidst a fast-changing global environment

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Themed ‘Innovative Partnerships for Economic Growth’, the Forum aims to forge greater collaboration between nations, bringing a new era of prosperity for the global economy. Innovative partnerships is an important dimension required to recognise and develop different models for economic growth, offering tremendous opportunities for players with varying expertise and resources to join forces to create joint ventures that are greater in value than the sum of their parts.

The Honourable (Hon.) Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the WIEF Foundation said; “The Islamic economy is not insulated from happenings around the world and our focus, at the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation, is bringing to the fore opportunities which will ensure continued progress for the economy and the people. Three ways we can achieve this are by exploring prospects in smaller, non-majority Muslim markets, leveraging the continued growth of Islamic finance and, represented in our theme for 10th WIEF, forging innovative partnerships for business success.”

Meanwhile, His Excellency (H.E.) Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry said, “The Arab world offers one of the most comprehensive and attractive Islamic capital market systems in the world, and Dubai, already the region’s key business hub, is the gateway for businesses to unlock the potential of the Islamic economy across the Gulf and wider Middle East.”

The Press Conference was also attended by Mr. Kunrat Wirasubrata, Director of Islamic Development Bank Group, Regional Office for Southeast Asia, and WIEF Foundation, International Advisory Panel; Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, Secretary General of the WIEF Foundation; Mr. Hassan Al Hashemi, Vice President – International Relations of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tan Sri Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin, Member of the WIEF Board of Trustees and Chairman of the WIEF Education Trust; Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Mohamad, Member of the WIEF Board of Trustees and Chairman of the WIFE Businesswomen Network, Mr. Essa Al Ghuair, Member of the WIEF International Advisory Panel and Datuk Syed Abu Bakar Al Mohdzar, Managing Director of the WIEF Foundation.

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