The 4th Islamic Fintech Dialogue 2021 (IFD2021) was held virtually under the theme: Sustainability and Inclusivity through Islamic Finance.
More than 300 participants from all over the world, including France, Belgium, Nigeria, Russia, Ethiopia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and our neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei, participated in the event that focused on the convergence of the Islamic finance industry with the financial technology (fintech) industry.
Established in 2017 by INCEIF’s ISRA Research Management Centre, the Islamic Fintech Dialogue has become a trailblazer for dialogues on this convergence. It has provided the industry and its global players with enlightening sessions by some of the world’s most captivating industry experts during its past conferences.
This year, despite various limitations caused by the pandemic, IFD2021 returns to promote a better understanding of Islamic fintech policies and Shariah-compliant practices and their harmonisation, including the development and impact of Islamic social financing in the Islamic finance industry and other global trends.
In his opening remarks, Prof Dato’ Dr Azmi Omar, President and Chief Executive Officer of INCEIF, said: “The theme this year is a timely topic for discussion. Malaysia and the rest of the world are still working to curb the wide-ranging impact of Covid-19 on our health, social and financial systems.
“At INCEIF, we are committed to playing our role in promoting both sustainability and inclusivity in the Islamic finance industry and to champion the discussion of its convergence with the thriving fintech industry.”