23rd June 2019


The World Islamic Banking Conference Asia

The 7th Edition of WIBC Capital Markets Summit Asia, held in strategic partnership with Singapore Exchange (SGX), aims to improve the cross-border flow of capital, bonds and trade between Asia & GCC and Inter-Asia regions. Among the summit’s key undertakings is a strategy to revitalise growth in the Islamic finance sector and develop the next phase of progress for Islamic capital markets in Asia.

Renowned Islamic banking and finance powerhouse, Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Islamic Bank, will be offering his unique insights at the Summit in the Panel ‘Mind the GAP - Global Asian versus GCC Pivot’.

Renowned for his calculated aggressiveness, Dr. Chilwan has been instrumental in the phenomenal transformation of the institution he leads into what is undoubtedly the fastest growing bank in the region with assets and market cap of over USD 61 billion and USD 9 billion respectively.

The reputable panelists joining Dr. Chilwan include Michele Fiorentino, Chief Investment Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Christian de Guzman, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investors Service & Seng Wun Song, Economist, CIMB Private Banking.

They will be addressing key issues including:

  • How low inflation, strong exports, FDIs and growing domestic demand is attracting GCC investments
  • The impact of global economic slowdown, rising geopolitical tensions, cybersecurity breaches and climate change in both GCC and the Asian economy
  • How Asia's debt and equity markets makes it a lucrative destination for GCC investors, against the backdrop of global trade tensions and tempered economic growth

The summit will also host an exclusive panel themed “Fintech: Implications for Islamic Capital Markets”, which will analyse how the fintech hubs and sukuk markets - in Asia & GCC - are faring, regional initiatives driving the industry’s growth and key issues that fintech can help solve within Islamic capital markets.

With Asia's young population and burgeoning infrastructure needs, the summit aims to illustrate how Islamic finance and Gulf Capital can play a major role in powering the Asian economy.

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