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WIEF Logo7th World Islamic Economic Forum

The 7th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) was held in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan from 7-9 June 2011.

Highlighting the theme “Globalising Growth: Connect, Compete, Collaborate”, the Forum focused on building a consensus on practical and innovative approaches to address socio- economic issues impacting the Muslim world.

Picture of the WIEF program brochureThe Forum, which was opened by H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, saw the attendance of thought leaders from the private and public sectors as well as representatives of the creative arts.

The Forum attracted more than 2,500 delegates from 42 countries and saw constructive discussions on developing leadership, supporting entrepreneurship and SME’s, empowering businesswomen, globalising Islamic Banking and Finance, enhancing food and energy security, tapping into Halal industry, investing in infrastructure development, harvesting alternative energy and innovating SMEs.

Logo of Halal Balancing™was invited to share its views on the development of the Halal industry in the session on "World of Halal : tapping the potential of the global Halal ecosystem".

Image of the WIEF Astana forum