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2nd Islamic Finance Conference 2016: Islamic Microfinance and Social Responsibility

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2nd Islamic Finance Conference on Islamic Microfinance and Social Responsibility

Dates:  April 20- 21 2016

Venue: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The tremendous growth of Islamic finance has proved that Islamic finance is a viable alternative solution for conventional finance. The estimated growth of Islamic finance is around 15% and with $ 1.5 trillion asset worldwide. Islamic Microfinance is still small segment in Islamic finance industry compared to other segments such as Islamic banking and Islamic capital market, etc.  Islamic Microfinance is a segment with great potential for growth. It is assessed that Islamic microfinance is 1% of the total Islamic finance. Development of microfinance helps countries to increase their growth and the welfare of the less privileged people in the society. This conference will provide you with opportunities to collaborate with Academics, researchers, government, and practitioners to develop innovative solutions to Islamic microfinancing challenges; and share best practices in this area. This will give participants in this conference the exposure to not only the theory but also the practical applications of Islamic microfinancing and their impact on economic growth.

Prospective Participants

The conference is intended for researchers, academicians, regulators, and business entities who are interested in enhancing knowledge and ideas in Islamic Microfinancing.

Objectives of the Conference

  1. Increase the understanding and awareness of Islamic microfinance and its implementation.
  2. Offer innovative practical solutions related to contemporary challenges on Islamic microfinance.
  3. Provide opportunities to participants share best practices and publish their research on Islamic economics and finance issues.
Strengthen the cooperation on Islamic economics practices among industry, academic institutions, and government.

List of grand themes

  • Role of Islamic microfinance in social development
  • Entrepreneurship and microfinance
  • Alleviating poverty
  • Socio-economic impact of Islamic microfinance
  • Success stories
  • Miscellaneous topics