3RD AFRICA IS­LAMIC FI­NANCE FO­RUM

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Ex­plor­ing devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Is­lamic fi­nance in Africa

FOL­LOW­ING THE HUGE suc­cess of its first and sec­ond edi­tions in 2016 which at­tracted more than 420 del­e­gates, the 3rd Africa Is­lamic Fi­nance Fo­rum will re­turn 20-21 March, lo­cated in La­gos, Nige­ria, and hosted by the Min­istry of Fi­nance Nige­ria in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Is­lamic Cor­po­ra­tion for the Devel­op­ment of the Pri­vate Sec­tor (ICD).

This ex­clu­sive, in­vi­ta­tion-only event is de­signed specif­i­cally for the ben­e­fit of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional mar­ket play­ers to ex­plore devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Is­lamic fi­nance in Africa, fo­cus­ing on building the mar­ket and ex­plor­ing the huge po­ten­tial through in­ward in­vest­ment and in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion.

With full gov­ern­ment sup­port and host­ing some of the most in­flu­en­tial de­ci­sion-mak­ers in the in­dus­try from coun­tries in­clud­ing Nige­ria, So­ma­lia, Ivory Coast, Su­dan, Kenya and be­yond, the event will fea­ture ex­ten­sive dis­cus­sions on in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in key African mar­kets.

Nige­ria and the wider African re­gion are core ar­eas for the devel­op­ment of Is­lamic fi­nance with the large Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion and ex­cep­tional nat­u­ral re­sources. Specif­i­cally, given Nige­ria’s sta­tus as a lead­ing mem­ber of the Is­lamic Devel­op­ment Bank, the drive for in­vest­ment into Nige­ria and the im­por­tant steps be­ing taken to­wards eco­nomic re­cov­ery in Nige­ria and through the re­gion; the tim­ing of the con­fer­ence pro­vides a much-needed plat­form for open­ing Is­lamic fi­nance to Nige­ria’s busi­ness com­mu­nity.

The Africa Is­lamic Fi­nance Fo­rum will also act as an un­par­al­leled plat­form for net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties as well as the cen­tre stage to be at the very fore­front of Africa’s flour­ish­ing Is­lamic fi­nance sec­tor. For full de­tails and for in­for­ma­tion on how you can ap­ply to at­tend, please visit www.africa-if.com.

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