Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 draws 2,000 to Dubai

More than 2,000 people, including policy makers and business leaders from the United Arab Emirates, attended the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 (GIES 2015) last week at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

The second edition of the event was themed "Driving Innovation, Unlocking Potential," and was promoted by Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC) in collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Thomson Reuters . It aimed to discuss the economy in Islamic countries and explore issues such as Strategies of Global Collaboration; Islamic Economy: Leveraging Demographic Opportunities; Islamic Economy: Investments in Food and Travel Sectors; and Islamic Finance: Development of Awqaf.

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened the ceremony.

"We are keen to shape a better world that is steered by unprecedented standards of progress." Maktoum said. "Islamic economy is not merely a tool for producing commodities and growing wealth, it is an incubator of values and ethics that elevate and advance human beings. I don't believe we need to convince the world any further about the viability of the Islamic economy, since it has simply become an imperative solution for all of us seeking to find lasting solutions to the continuous challenges posed by economic crises."

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Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Dubai World Trade Centre Tower Sheikh Zayed Road 9522 UAE

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