Published On: 29/10/2018

Dubai, UAE: The Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES 2018), the world’s largest summit dedicated to all aspects of the Islamic economy, will get underway tomorrow (Tuesday) in Dubai, with the high-level event expected to attract the participation of 3,000 key decision makers, government officials, business leaders and industry experts from around the world.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the fourth edition of GIE 2018, will take place on October 30-31 at Madinat Jumeirah.

New technologies that are fuelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be a key theme of the summit, with the event putting the spotlight on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital identities and fintech and their impact on halal industries. Other key sessions will examine the implications of China’s Belt and Road initiative for Muslim countries in terms of trade, investment and economic partnerships, and take a closer look at important skills that are needed to ensure that youth become active participants in Islamic economy’s future.

High-level speakers participating in GIES 2018 include H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan; H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC; H.E. Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin, Italy; H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber and Board Member of DIEDC; and Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO, Dubai Islamic Bank.

In addition, the winners of the Islamic Economy Award, the Islamic Creative Economy Competition, and the Global Islamic Business Awards will be honoured during the summit.