The Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive forum dedicated to the Islamic economy.
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 summit brings together influential policymakers and experts to address the greatest challenges and opportunities in the Islamic economy.
Organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), and strategically supported by Thomson Reuters, GIES 2018 will take place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, from 30 to 31 October.
The third edition of the event drew the participation of nearly 2,500 officials and business leaders from 74 countries, validating the ever-broadening appeal of the Islamic economy.
Now in its fourth edition, GIES 2018 is set to welcome an even larger audience of more than 3,000 attendees, who will hear from a distinguished panel of industry champions and visionary leaders. Themed ‘A Shared Future’, the summit will cover topics such as social impact entrepreneurship, responsible finance, skilling up for the fourth industrial revolution, and harnessing blockchain for the Islamic economy.
The event will also host the sixth Islamic Economy Award (IEA) ceremony to recognise extraordinary business initiatives and individuals that have contributed to the welfare of the Muslim population.