Path Solutions, the number one provider of Sharia-based financial technology solutions and services has successfully completed its participation in the world’s largest and most significant annual gathering of Islamic banking and finance industry leaders anywhere in the world, which took place on 5, 6 & 7 December at ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Organized by Middle East Global Advisors (MEGA) and supported by the Central Bank of Bahrain, more than 1,300 high-level industry attendees from 50+ countries, drawn from central bank governors, regulators, institutional investors, bankers, asset managers, policy makers, academics, fintech entrepreneurs and thought leaders attended the three-day conference, with the aim to discuss the most important issues of the day as well as making landmark agreements and announcements.
Celebrating its 23rd year of existence, WIBC 2016 was held under the theme “Economic Uncertainties: Vigilance & Growth”, reflecting current economic and market realities globally today. The main aim of the conference was to enable Islamic finance to converge, strengthen and grow as an ecosystem whilst equipping leaders with breakthrough insights to navigate the complexity of the global financial system, and securing digital assets.
WIBC 2016 has included sessions dedicated to banking leadership opportunities and asset management best practices, thought leadership from leading strategy consultants, panel sessions focused on SMEs and entrepreneurship, impact of innovation in financial technology in addition to other important topics and has welcomed a large number of speakers well connected to the financial technology sector.
As evidence of its commitment to the global Islamic finance industry, Mohammed Kateeb, the company’s Group Chairman & CEO showed up as a guest panelist on Day One, Tuesday December 6th in an interesting session entitled “Islamic Finance in the Digital Age”, relating his experience in this area and providing insights into how Islamic finance can gain efficiencies through better use of Sharia-based technology.
Moreover, five insightful intelligence reports were launched at WIBC 2016, delivering pragmatic analytics and perceptions of various segments in the industry. Thomson Reuters launched the 5th edition of the “Thomson Reuters Sukuk Perceptions & Forecast 2017”, “The Bahrain Islamic Venture Capital Report” and “The Islamic Finance Development Report” this year, while EY’s Global Islamic Banking Center published a digital banking report focusing on the GCC sector and Simply Sharia Human Capital’s report.
For more details on WIBC 2016: http://wibc2016.com/