Conference 'Islamic Finance & Tourism: New Scenarios, New Business'

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On Campus Banking / Insurance / Financial ... Business Development Tourism & Hospitality

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

9 AM – 8 PM (GMT+2)

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Aula Magna

Calle de María de Molina, 11, 28006 Madrid, Spain

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April 4 in Madrid: IE Business School

Over the last two decades, Islamic life style market has been growing as Sharia’h compliant products and services (e.g. halal food, Islamic tourism and Islamic finance) have become an important component of the global economy. With an increasing awareness and expanding numbers of Muslim tourists, many tourism industry players have started to offer special products and services, developed and designed in accordance with the Islamic principles, to cater to the needs and demands of these tourists.

Islamic finance also offers great opportunities for growth not only in markets where the majority of the population is Muslim, but also among Muslim communities within countries where Muslims are a minority. Since the global financial crisis in 2008, increasing voices in the strongholds of traditional banking (USA and Europe) have argued that traditional banking holds the seeds of cyclical crisis due to its speculative and debt structure.

Join us in discussing the new Global Islamic Economy Era.



09:00 Welcoming

Carlos Mas, Executive Vice President, IE FOUNDATION

Gonzalo Rodríguez, General Coordinator, SCIEF

Pedro Martínez-Avial, Director General, Casa Árabe

Saeed Mubarak Kharbash Al Marri, Deputy CEO – Strategy & Planning, DIEDC

09:15 Opening speech

María Peña, CEO, Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX)

09.30 Islamic Economy Strategy & the Future of Halal Trade

Mohammad Ali Al Kamali, Deputy CEO, Dubai Exports

10:00 Panel discussion 1: Islamic digital economy & Tourism
Chair: Olivia Orozco, Coordinator of Education and Economics, Casa Árabe

Umar Munshi, CEO

Enver Cebi, COO & Co-founder

Emilio Escartín, Islamic Finance Professor, IE Business School

Jesús Florido-Banqueri, Advisor at Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority

Ahmed Haikal, Head of Sharia Audit, Dubai Islamic Bank

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Panel discussion 2: Halal Food & Beverage Trade Aspects: Dubai as a Global Halal Trade

Hub, an opportunity for the Spanish F&B companies
Chair: Saeed Kharbash, Deputy CEO – Strategy & Planning, DIEDC

Tomás Guerrero, Manager, Halal Trade and Marketing Centre

Mohammad Ali Al Kamali, Deputy CEO, Dubai Exports

Nicolás Martínez, Head of the Business Development Division, Port of Algeciras

CEO, Halal F&B*

13:30 Closing Remarks

Antonio López de Ávila, Director of Corporate Relations EMEA and Director of the Travel & Tourism Innovation Initiative, IE University


14:30 Lunch



Aula Magna

Calle de María de Molina, 11, 28006 Madrid, Spain

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