11-12 Oct 2016


GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Introductory Remarks

GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Plenary Session 1 – Today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders: scalable solutions to empower the next generation

GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Plenary Session 2 – Philanthropy in the Muslim world: harnessing the abundance of under utilised capital for social development

GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Plenary Session 3 – Is blended finance the solution to the funding requirements of sustainable development goals?

GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Opening Ceremony

Islamic Economy Award 2016

Innovation 4 Impact Competition 2016

GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Parallel Session 1A – The evolution of Islamic art: aesthetic transformation and investment appeal

GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Parallel Session 1B – A universal halal market: an overambitious hope or near-term possibility?

GIES 2016 - Parallel Session 2A – Modest fashion influencers: mastering social media to gain market share

GIES 2016 - Day 1 - Parallel Session 2B – Funding diversification for sovereigns: can sukuk deliver a way out of economic uncertainty?

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Plenary Session 4 – The Tesla of finance is coming: are Islamic banks ready for the imminent FinTech disruption?

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Aspire Talk

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Plenary Session 5 – Islamic economy start-ups: where are the Muslim market unicorns?

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Parallel Session 3A – Reviving Islamic art & design: unconventional applications of architecture, geometry and calligraphy

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Parallel Session 3B – Leveraging the power of crowds: a golden opportunity to bridge the funding gap in Muslim markets

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Parallel Session 4A – The Gen Z effect: can the Islamic economy meet post-millennial expectations?

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Parallel Session 4B – Experiential tourism and millennials: the next big destination

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - In Conversation with Moez Masoud

GIES 2016 - Day 2 - Closing Plenary Session 6 - Economies of the Future: Can the Islamic economy skip the third industrial revolution?

GIES 2016 Gala Dinner

GIES 2016 Moments

The Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015

Islamic Economy Award 2015

Innovation 4 Impact Competition 2015

Islamic Economy Award - 2013

EFICA - 2013

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