TURIN ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUM (TIEF) – TURIN, 2014 – 2015 – 2017 – 2019 – 2021 – 2023
Co-promoter and chair of the biennial European event on the Islamic eco-system. TIEF is attended by the leading players of Islamic finance (capital markets, banking, money management, private equity, insurance, etc.) and halāl sectors (food, fashion, health, and travel).
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI “L’ORIENTALE” – NAPLES, UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA – MILAN, LUISS – ROME, 2017 – 2023
Running annual seminars on different aspects of the Islamic finance eco-system including Islamic social finance and issues related to the creation of money.
THE MOSQUE OF SEGESTA – SICILY, 2022
A project where Islamic finance, Italian civil code and laws, and the archaeological remains of the last mosque built in Sicily meet to create a halāl tourism proposition to attract international as well as domestic visitors.
ITALIAN ISLAMIC HERITAGE: TWELVE CENTURIES OF CONNECTIONS – TURIN, 14 OCTOBER 2017
Showcasing the unique Islamic artistic and architectural heritage scattered along the peninsula. Discussing the idea of ‘cultural districts’ to encourage domestic and international halāl tourism.
WORLD BANK | ISLAMIC FINANCE SERVICES BOARD – WASHINGTON, DC & KUALA LUMPUR, 2016
Consulting and contributing the chapter on “The Role of Microtakāful in Financial Inclusion: the Foundational Claims of Insurance in Islam” in ‘Realising the Value Proposition of the Takāful Industry for a Stable and Inclusive Financial System’ jointly published by the WB and the IFSB.
EXPO 2015 “FEEDING THE PLANET. ENERGY FOR LIFE” – MILAN, 23 OCTOBER 2015
Convener of the closing event themed “Halāl Food – A Border that Does not Divide” focusing on the right to access proper feeding resources according to one’s cultural and religious choices. With her unique culinary tradition Italy is well positioned to fusion the Islamic food requirements and the wealth of regional cuisines into a new enticing and halāl proposition.
TIEF | GIES “ROUNDTABLE ON MODEST FASHION” – TURIN, 2015
A TIEF side-event jointly organized with the Global Islamic Economic Summit dedicated to a fast-growing sector of the Islamic economy where the Italian fashion system is a key player. The UAE, China, and Italy lead the Modest Fashion Indicator (MFI), which evaluates 72 countries’ health and development of their Modest Fashion ecosystem.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SAINT CECILIA – ROME, 2014
A project aiming to bring a top-quality musical offering to the Gulf region promoted by Antea Brugnoni. This included concert tours, workshops, summer schools and the exhibition of the Academy’s unique collection of musical instruments.
FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A CONVENTIONAL BANK – ROME, 2014
Quality control and advisory services for the debut Islamic syndication of an Italian bank. A first step towards the possible opening of an Islamic window to better service companies exporting to Muslim countries and gather Italian Muslims’ savings.