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
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GFIF 2015
A Viabale Financial Alternative
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GFIF 2014
Developments and the Way Forward
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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



Key Dates

Abstract SubmissionDecember 20, 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


Knowledge Partners

One Day Training on Case Studies Development in Islamic Finance

The trainer will use two of his recently published cases studies in Islamic finance, to demonstrate case (studies) development processes. The training covers topics such as the nature and typology of cases, commonly referred as cases vs cases studies; collecting and reporting narrative data for cases (studies); forming various episodes of cases (studies); developing an effective instructor note for the cases (studies); structuring cases (studies) for industry trainings and classroom uses; and publication processes. The participants will be able to develop mini case studies during the training.

Date: March 14, 2019

Who Should Attend:

  • Academics and researchers
  • Trainers and associates with Teaching and Learning Department.
  • Consultants and employees analysing cases for solution development.
  • PhD and Mphil students interested in using case study research methodology


Dr. Karim Ullah

PhD, Brunel University, UK

Dr. Shafiullah Jan

PhD, Durham University, UK

One Day Training on Case Studies Development in Islamic Finance

One Day Training on “The Impact of Financial Technology on Islamic Banking and Finance”

The global financial industry including Islamic banking and finance has witnessed significantchanges in last decade. Financial Technology (commonly known as “FinTech”) is attracting agreat deal of attention from consumers, investors, banking and finance professionals, investmentindustry,asset managers, microfinance professionals and regulators across the globe. IslamicFinTech (combination of Islamic Finance and technology) can create a new economy, newmarket and new growth in the financial sector.The Forbes Magazine stated that “the future ofIslamic FinTech is bright”. It has enormous potential to enhance financial inclusion to under-banked populations across the world. However, rapidly growing technology platforms are alsodisrupting the financial industry including Islamic Finance.

Date: March 15, 2019

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals of the Islamic Banking Industry
  • Asset Managers
  • Trainers of Islamic Banking Institutions
  • Banking Staff (Commercial and Central Banks)
  • Staff of Non-Banking Financial Institutions
  • Staff of Conventional Financial Institutions
  • Technology Experts
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Independent Leaners etc.


Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq

PhD, Tübingen University Germany

Yousuf Sultan

MSc Islamic Finance, INCEIF Malaysia

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Workshop on Organizational Requirements for Halal Assurance

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Workshop on Shariah Complaint Product Development

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