About GFIF:

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan is hosting Global Forum on Islamic Finance with the collaboration of Lancaster University UK to provide an opportunity to share latest developments among scholars from around the globe in the field of Islamic finance. The theme of the Conference is “Islamic Finance: New Realities New Challenges”. The Global Forum on Islamic Finance will consider the spectacular political and socio-economic developments that we have been witnessing, and their probable effects on the performance and future position of Islamic financial institutions, the regulatory set-ups, and popularity of Islamic products being offered to the public, governments and business.

Much has been said about the phenomenal growth of the Islamic finance industry over the past decade - and the growth rates have been outstandingly impressive. Industry supporters have also lauded how successfully Islamic banking has largely weathered the global economic crisis that engulfed the conventional banking industry. However, despite these achievements, much still needs to be done if the industry is to truly come of age and play its part on the world stage.

Leading industry players, academics and researchers will address key factors around achieving scale through novelty to strengthen Islamic financial institutions and ensure long-term industry stability; GFIF 2013 will be a key platform that will assist industry players to innovate the next generation of Islamic finance solutions that will meet the increasingly complex needs of corporate borrowers, consumers, issuers and investors; and create the conditions that will enable a more globally harmonized footprint for Islamic financial institutions - that, if achieved, will propel the Islamic finance industry to the next level of success.