International Islamic Finance Conference (IIFC) 2010

LABUAN, March 20, 2010Labuan School of International Business and Finance organized a successful Islamic finance conference, which was held from 18 – 20 March 2010 at Grand Dorsett Labuan Hotel. The conference is first of its kind to be conducted in Labuan, providing a platform  for academicians and industry players to discuss  various issues on international Islamic finance. The conference was officiated by Deputy Finance Minister of Malaysia, YB Senator Dato’ Dr. Awang Adek Hussin (see above picture).

The conference invited outstanding scholars from various fields of Islamic finance such as Prof. Datuk Dr. Syed Othman Al Habshi, Prof. Dr. Abbas Mirakhor and Prof. Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera, to name a few. Apart from that, there were more than 30 presenters  from various universities and institutions (see picture below). Topics that were presented included, but not limited to, Islamic wealth planning, Islamic banking, Islamic economics, and regulatory framework. Islamic finance students from LSIBF also attended the concurrent and the practitioner sessions of the conference.

The organizing committee of IIFC 2010 would like to thank all the invited speakers, the invited moderators, the paper presenters, and the support staffs who have worked very hard to ensure the success of this conference. Last but not least, the conference has mapped Labuan as a center for Islamic finance conference and it is hoped that the conference will be organized someday in the future.

The above news item was contributed by Mohd. Zulkifli Muhammad in his capacity as the deputy chairperson of IIFC 2010.