The 6th edition of TERRAFUTURA, a key Italian annual event, focused on the ways and means to guarantee a future to our planet. Its cornerstones are the good practices that make social, economic and environmental relations sustainable both in the private and the public domains.
20-21 MAY 2009 – KUALA LUMPUR : “THE 2ND ISLAMIC VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY CONFERENCE 2009”
The conference organized by the ‘Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia’ (IBFIM) and the ‘Malaysia Venture Capital Association’ (MVCA) was attended by the key players of the Pacific Rim region.
12-13 MAY 2009 – MILAN : “EUROPEAN FORUM OF ISLAMIC FINANCE : PREREQUISITE STRATEGY FOR A BETTER HARMONISATION”
The Forum has gathered for the first time in Italy some of the most important international experts who have debated on the ways and means to set the scene for the harmonious development of Islamic finance in Europe.
The participation of nearly 400 senior executives, professionals and stakeholders coupled with the quality of debate and of the presentations, made the WTC 2009 edition one of the largest gatherings of the Takāful industry of the year.
This first conference on Islamic Finance held in Scotland, jointly organized by the ‘Islamic Finance Council UK’ and the ‘Scottish Financial Enterprise’, was attended by members of the Scottish government and key members of the Scottish financial community.
The event brought together in a series of pre-arranged meetings the decision makers of some of the most important Gulf investors and family offices and a group of diversified Western investment funds and banks. Topical presentations and round-tables complemented the event.
Most of the Shariah-compliant investment certificates has progressed only legally but relatively little has been done to create products with dynamic assignment mechanisms on Shariah-compliant underlying.
The event showed that the current turmoil in global financial markets may have undermined investor confidence and caused an excess of caution in the short run but for the careful investor there are interesting opportunities in the global real estate market.
The immigrant entrepreneurship plays a key role for a real and effective integration of Muslim communities. On the one hand, it boosts the economy of the countries of origin through the remittances but on the other hand it brings cultural and economic wealth to those host countries that allow it to grow and prosper.