A cross agency effort was orchestrated to help deliver Sukuk Summit 2018, held at the London Stock Exchange, on 5th March for the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
The Bank helps fund health, education, infrastructure and women’s projects across the world, reaching one in five of the world’s population, and this good work was reflected in the mass of media coverage that followed, including a special edition of City AM.
The Summit brought together some of the preeminent minds in Islamic Finance from across the world to discuss the ins and outs of Islamic finance in the UK and globally. The conference began with Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the President of the IsDB opening the day’s trading at the Stock Exchange before a number of panels and speeches (including from Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and John Glenn MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury) dived deeper into the world of sukuks.
Naturally, this was followed with tea and scones, kindly hosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, at No 11 Downing Street.
Overall, the event successfully highlighted not only the growing interest in the Islamic Finance market, but also the important, significant work that the Bank is continuing to achieve.