Organiser & Host
Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre
‘Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) was established in December 2013 to transform Dubai into the ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’, as envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, supervises the efforts of the DIEDC and its Board to strengthen Dubai's bid to become a global hub for the Islamic Economy, encompassing a wide array of sectors by harnessing the US$6.7 trillion Islamic economy market.
DIEDC is equipped with the financial, administrative and legal tools to promote economic activities compatible with Islamic law in Dubai's goods and financial services sector, as well as the non-financial sector. In this capacity, it will conduct research and specialist studies to determine the contribution of sharia-compliant activities to the emirate's gross domestic product, and explore how to extend this contribution to boost the economy. DIEDC is also mandated to create new products and lines of service to law firms specializing in finance structuring.
World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation
The World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation is a Kuala Lumpur based organisation was formally established on the 6th March 2006. The Foundation organises a world-class business platform which congregates world leaders and top CEOs during its annual event to discuss opportunities for business partnerships in the Muslim world and beyond.
Aims to “Build Bridges through Business”, the WIEF has been hosted annually since 2005 in several countries, started with its inaugural Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, followed by the second Forum in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2006, Kuala Lumpur (2007), Kuwait City, Kuwait (2008), Jakarta, Indonesia (2009), Kuala Lumpur (2010), Astana, Kazakhstan (2011), Johor Bahru (2012) and last year in London, United Kingdom, which was the first time this Forum has been held outside of the Muslim world.
This Forum has successfully attracted thousands of small and medium business from all over the world, which the WIEF wishes to bring together Muslim and non-Muslim communities through business to promote opportunities for collaboration for social and economic progress. As for recent Forum in London last year, the number of participation has increased to 2,700 delegates from 128 countries, compared from a mere 600 delegates within the Asian region in 2005.
For more information, please visit www.wief.org
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1965 by a decree issued by the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who realised the important role that a chamber of commerce could play in supporting the national economy. Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry takes a pioneering position not only in the UAE and in the GCC, but globally too, by acting as an information and research Centre, by providing business documentation, offering legal services, facilitating networking opportunities and delivering almost every conceivable business solution.
Dubai Chamber’s mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai.
For more information, visit www.dubaichamber.com