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BFH backs Islamic finance conference

MANAMA: Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company backed the 18th annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), the world's largest and most influential annual gathering of international industry leaders in the global Islamic finance industry.

The three-day event was held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain at the Gulf Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, from November 21 to 23.

Commenting on the company's participation, managing director Dr Omar Al Mardi said: "Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company has played a pioneering role in the development of an iconic financial hub in the region.

"We have also long recognised the importance of working towards the development of the community in which we live in, by being part of Bahrain's most prestigious events such as the 18th annual World Islamic Banking Conference," he said.

"Our own experience with Islamic financing has been more than a success.

"At BFH we are committed to support thriving initiatives. Hence, we are pleased to be able to support this important annual gathering, particularly as it will most certainly prepare the Islamic finance industry to compete for global growth," Dr Al Mardi said.

"This year, WIBC welcomed more than 1,200 industry leaders and professionals from round the globe, who gathered for discussions that will further enhance the Islamic finance industry. In this contest, BFH is proud to be part of this global platform, and we continue to pursue similar initiatives to add to the prosperity of our beloved Bahrain."



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