Singapore’s Senior Minister to Host IFSB Summit

West Palm Beach ( – The 6th Annual Summit of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), is being held this year in Singapore under the patronage of Singapore’s Senior Minister, Goh Chok Tong, it is themed The Future of Islamic Financial Services.

The annual IFSB Summit is the flagship event for the IFSB, and has traditionally attracted a select group of high-profile Islamic financial services industry stakeholders from across the globe. IFSB Secretary-General, Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim said "This 6th Summit is the first IFSB Summit to actually be held in East Asia."

26 regulators and senior personalities from international organisations, including the US, UK, EU, as well as the MENA and Asian regions, have confirmed chairing and speaking in the Summit.

The main objective of the Summit is to underline the role of the various stakeholders towards developing a robust future for Islamic financial services industry. It will be held on 7th – 8th May 2009.

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