May 16th, 2018
The 10th International Economic Summit ‘Russia - Islamic World: KazanSummit 2018’ successfully concluded

Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, played host to the ‘10th International Economic Summit’, one of the leading international economic gatherings of the Russian Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with focus on the Islamic world, on 10 - 12 May.

KazanSummit 2018 was held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan - Rustam Minnikhanov, supported by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Federation Council, and the Russian Center of Islamic Economics and Finance. The President of Tatarstan is currently appointed as a Сhairman of the Strategic Vision Group ‘Russia – Islamic World’ by a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

The summit brought together 3000 participants of OIC member states from international organizations, federal and local authorities, financial institutions, government agencies, investors and businessmen representing 53 countries.  

Future technologies, i.e. AI, blockchain and cryptocurrency being the main focus of this summit, Mohammed Kateeb, Group Chairman & CEO of Path Solutions was invited as a thought leader and influencer in his field to speak at the summit. Kateeb took the stage and delivered an engaging, power-packed presentation on “Leveraging the industry growth in the era of fourth industrial revolution”, in which he featured the opportunities and challenges with emerging advanced technologies for the Islamic financial services sector, presenting the summit as an ultimate platform for the exchange of knowledge and awareness-raising. 

Prominent speakers in this summit included Richard Chignell, Founder of Awqaf World Foundation, and Mujtaba Khalid, Head Islamic Finance Centre at BIBF Bahrain. 

KazanSummit remains the main and unique platform for cooperation on strengthening trade and economic, scientific-technical, social and cultural ties between the Russian Federation and the OIC member countries. 

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