GIES Overview


The Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) is the region’s premier forum on the Islamic economy. It brings together world-class experts in critical industry sectors that span geographic regions and cultural boundaries to directly address the greatest challenges and opportunities in the Islamic economy.

Why attend

Dedicated to one of the best-performing markets in the world, GIES represents an estimated $2 trillion in consumer spending, by nearly 1.6 billion predominantly young Muslims worldwide.

Spending by this population, which is expanding at twice the rate of the global population, is forecast to reach $2.6 trillion by 2020.

Who should attend

  • International business leaders with current and potential investments in Islamic economy sectors
  • Ministers, policymakers, political leaders, senior government officials from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Countries and key Islamic economy exporters
  • Business specialists – business professionals, mid-level managers, business development managers, analysts, risk professionals in industrial sectors and financial institutions
  • Shariah scholars and advisors
  • Lawyers & legal experts
  • Professor & academics
  • Owners of Islamic business enterprises

About the organizers

About Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry was established in 1965 by a decree issued by the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who realized the important role that a chamber of commerce could play in supporting the national economy. 

About Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) was established in December 2013 to transform Dubai into the ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’, as envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

GIES Pillars


Strategic Partner