Third Party Event

20 Jun 2019

Africa was the first continent to which Islam spread from South-east Asia and it is now home to almost one-third of the world’s Muslim population. Although interest in Islamic finance continues to spread across this diverse yet complex continent, it has remained a difficult market to penetrate. With this in mind, IFN will organize the inaugural IFN African Roadshow that will stop in three of the markets where Shariah-compliant financing is most likely to flourish in the coming years.

Hailed as the new frontier for Islamic finance, Africa – where a quarter of the world’s Muslim population call home – is a land fertile with opportunities.
In recent years, the continent has seen promising developments in the Islamic finance space: country and regional authorities are pushing for new regulations to facilitate Shariah-compliant transactions; new financial institutions offering Islamic products are emerging; foreign banks are establishing an African presence primarily to tap the Muslim population, and more African sovereigns are making their mark in the Sukuk space. 

Specifically, it is truly an exciting time for Islamic finance in Kenya. In the context of this vibrant landscape, IFN is delighted to return to one of the fastest-growing Islamic finance markets in the region. The IFN Kenya Forum will gather leading market practitioners and regulators from across the region to discuss and debate the most pressing issues of the industry. For more information click here.
DATE: 20 June 2019       VENUE: InterContinental Nairobi