Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2019 commencing on March 13, 2019 for two days promises to be yet another outstanding event like the previous GFIFs that will enlarge the research sphere by providing international research cooperation and exposure. The seventh GFIF will have the honor to host leading researchers not only from Pakistan but a unique mix of unexcelled gurus of Islamic Finance from different parts of the world will deliberate and enlighten the audience with their notion on the theme “ Islamic Finance and Sustainable Development Goals”. The theme of GFIF 2019 also invites academicians, researchers, professionals and a growing worldwide industry of Islamic banking to explore the likely impacts of Islamic Finance on sustainable world. The event will provide a platform for dynamic collaboration among the national and international institutions and participants to foster research and capacity building in the area of Islamic economics and finance. GFIF is one of a kind Pakistani event attracting delegates from around the globe. Read More ...

The aim of GFIF is not limited just to the hosting of the conference, but it is hoped that the insights gained from panel discussions, policy round table meeting and workshops at GFIF would lead would lead to solutions of issues and challenges of Islamic banking industry . GFIF is designed to offer to the participants an opening to share the current knowledge in the sphere of Islamic Finance both in regional and global context. Since GFIF is going to be an international event, the planning and arrangements for the conference are designed to meet the international standards.

GFIF History:

GFIF 2018
Building Sustainable Future
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GFIF 2017
The Present and Future
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GFIF 2016
Value Creation and Impact
Proceedings | Event Website
GFIF 2015
A Viabale Financial Alternative
Proceedings | Event Website
GFIF 2014
Developments and the Way Forward
Proceedings | Event Website
GFIF 2013
New Realities New Challenges
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Better understanding and application of Islamic finance in the light of contemporary needs


Solutions according to principles and spirit of Islamic Finance


Platform for Islamic banking professionals to build network under a global umbrella


Standardization of Shariah principles that would lead to harmonization of the capital markets  industry


Creating a liaison between academica, entrepreneurs and industry professionals


Day One – March 13, 2019

09:00 –10:00

Arrival of Participants

10:00 – 10:05

Recitation of the Holy Quran

10:05 – 10:10

Welcome Address

10:10 – 10:30

Keynote Address

10:30 – 10:40

Address of Chief Guest

10:40 – 10:50

Vote of Thanks

10:50 – 11:00

Souvenir Exchange

11:00 – 11:15

Refreshments and Networking

11:15 - 12:15

Session I –A, Policy Roundtable Meeting

11:15 – 13:05

Session I –B

13:05 –14:00

Prayer Break followed by Lunch and Networking

14:00 – 15:50

Session II – A, Halal Lifestyle

14:00 – 15:50

Session II – B

15:50 – 16:05

Prayers Break Followed by Refreshments & Networking

16:05 – 17:15

Session III– A

16:05 – 17:15

Session III– B, 7th Meeting of CIF Advisory Board

Day Two – March 14, 2019

09:00 – 10:50

Session I – A

09:00 – 10:50

Session I –B

10:50 – 11:05

Refreshments & Networking

11:05 – 12:55

Session II – A

11:05 – 12:55

Session II – B

12:55 – 14:00

Prayers Break Followed by Lunch & Networking

14:00 – 15:30

Session III – A

14:00 – 15:30

Session III – B

15:30 - 15:45

Prayers Break Followed by Refreshments & Networking

15:45 – 16:35

Panel Discussion

16:55- 17:05

Conference Report

17:05- 17:20

Souvenirs Exchange


Key Dates

Abstract SubmissionNovember 30, 2018
Full Length Paper SubmissionDecember 30, 2018
Abstract of Talk with Presentation by PractitionersDecember 30, 2018
Final Registration by Participants / Practitioners / AudienceJanuary 29, 2019

GFIF Committees

Executive Management:

Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz)Rector, CUIConvener
Prof. Dr. Qaisar AbbasDirector, CUI LahoreMember

Advisory Committee:

Prof. Dr. Khalid RaizDean FBA, CUI Member
Dr. Samina NawabChairperson MS, CUI Member
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi Head CIF Member
Dr. Imran Haider Naqvi Sr. Manager HR, CUI Lahore Member
Ms. Zainab NaveedAssistant Professor, CIF Convener GFIF

GFIF Secretariat:

Ms. Zainab NaveedAssistant Professor, CIF Convener GFIF
Ms. Gulnaz AltafAssistant, CIF Secretary GFIF
Mr. Muhammad SaleemCO, CIF Member
Mr. Abdul Qayyum LDC, CIF Member


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