March 29, 2015
Participants and experts from over 80 countries took part in the Global Islamic Investment Gateway (GIIG) conference held in the Kingdom from the 2nd – 3rd of March. The two-day event included participation from more than 30 countries from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) , including from the GCC, MENA, CIS, South East Asia, South Asia, West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa regions.
The impact of global trends on the OIC markets and investment opportunities, as well as key debates on the economics and investment potential of the Islamic markets were the centre of discussions during the event. It featured several panel sessions and had the participation of experts from both the private and public sectors. Speakers included H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Madani, president of the Islamic Development Bank Group; H.E. Rasheed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain; Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist at the Economic Development Board (EDB); and Dr Sayd Farook, Global Head of Islamic Capital Markets, Thomson Reuter, among others.
The event saw the launch of the Thomson Reuters Investment Monitor, an online portal which collates international investment opportunities – opportunities that have been refined with the help of Thomson Reuters’ internal specialists, and which are ready to go to companies’ investment committees for approval.
The Global Islamic Investment Gateway conference was organised by Thomson Reuters, the EDB, and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).