The Islamic finance industry’s leading global event, the twice-yearly International Islamic Finance Forum next takes place in Turkey from 13th -17th October 2008 in Istanbul. The International Islamic Finance Forum is a global event attended by companies, organisations and individuals from across the world. International Islamic finance practitioners and the world’s leading Islamic finance scholars will meet at the Istanbul forum for the most important networking event in the Islamic finance industry calendar.
Turkey will aim to attract investment to the country at the forum. Levels of Middle East investment in Turkey have been significantly increasing in recent years. The Islamic banking sector in particular has been on the receiving end of large investments but other sectors are starting to attract Middle East interest too, including insurance, energy and real estate.