Another successful conference in Sarajevo
Sarajevo Islamic Finance and Economics Conference – SIFEC, the traditional conference in the field of Islamic economics and finance in this part of Europe, brought together numerous esteemed domestic and international academicians, experts and students in the field of Islamic economics and finance. This year, the conference was once again held at the Gazi Husrev-Bey library on June 22nd, 2018. Islamic Banking is rapidly developing around the world and its success has led to numerous new Islamic banks and conventional banks with Islamic windows. The field’s rapid development has created a need for research on many topics, including the fundamental principles of Islamic Banking.
The conference successfully gathered Islamic banking, economics and finance experts and students to discuss a wide range of topics to fill this gap in the research.
The key note address was held by Professor Mohamed Iqbal Asaria, former member of the working party set up by the Governor of The Bank of England to look into issues relating to the introduction of Islamic financial products in the UK.
Topics discussed over the span of two days included: Sustainable development through Islamic finance, the Halal industry, Corporate Social Responsibility, Islamic investment funds, financial inclusion, female empowerment, knowledge management in Islamic finance, behavioural Islamic finance, Islamic finance and new technologies, Islamic banking in practice – countries experiences, Islamic political economy issues and critiques of recent developments in Islamic economics, and risk management in Islamic finance.