Saturday, May 18, 2013
In conjunction with the 38th IDB Annual Meeting the “Dushanbe Business Forum 2013” will be organized by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) under the patronage of H.E. the President of Tajikistan, and it avails itself of the collaboration of the Islamic Development Bank Group Business Forum (THIQAH) and in association with Tajinvest, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Tajikistan, and Agro Invest Bank. The Forum will showcase Tajikistan as a promising investment destination and will also focus on the best practices of Islamic Banking and Leasing. The Forum will take place at the Tajik President’s Residence “Pugus” on 18th May 2013.
This Forum is aims to strengthen the economic ties between the Tajikistan and OIC countries by attracting investment into Tajikistan. The forum will also highlight the economy and business environment in Tajikistan and showcase available investment opportunities and prospective business partnerships. Furthermore, the forum will represent a unique opportunity to investors, business people and policymakers to network and establish business relations with their counterparts and other leading representatives from the local business community in order to explore together the many investment and trade possibilities that the country offers. It will focus on the new investment opportunities in Tajikistan, which will bring in foreign investors to invest in various projects and link them for further networking and to highlight Tajikistan’s unique investment location attributes and allow participants to physically appreciate its natural endowment and to give an opportunity for local investors to discuss business collaboration with potential investors. It will connect foreign investors with companies and individual entrepreneurs from Tajikistan who have viable business projects which require foreign partners. In addition, the forum aims at reinforcing the position of Tajikistan on the world investment map by highlighting profitable business opportunities readily available in the country.
Furthermore, this Forum intends to present to the Tajikistan business community ICD’s associated Islamic financial institutions network in the member countries in general and in the CIS in particular. Also, it will be an opportunity for the CEOs' of the Islamic banks and leasing (Ijara) companies to address key factors around achieving scale through consolidation or merger activity to strengthen their institution and ensure long-term industry stability; a quaint themselves with new 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 their institution – that, if achieved, will propel the Islamic finance industry to the next level of success.
The Forum, furthermore, provides an opportunity and serves as a unique business platform to present, promote and interact with global Islamic banking leaders and senior corporate executives, and to expand their professional networks by establishing a new business relationship with the IDB and its affiliates. It will also avail the opportunity to the participants to meet with their counterparts in Tajikistan and other CIS business community in order to explore together the possibilities of joint potential business opportunities.
Dushanbe Business Forum 2013 will explore and enhance business partnership by providing ample opportunities to identify partnership instruments and to facilitate dialogue and action on the key emerging Islamic banking related challenges as the Islamic banking and development finance is the latest global innovative trend providing additional as well as alternative source of international business funds.
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