DATE:  28th February, 2023 | MODE: VIRTUAL

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Recognizing the strategic importance and considerable opportunities presented by the Islamic Economy in accelerating the economic growth and development of the continent, the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF) is happy to announce the Africa Islamic Economic Forum (AIEF) scheduled to take place virtually on the 28th February, 2023 under the theme: Islamic Economy in Africa – Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth and Development, as a premier annual platform dedicated to fostering the full spectrum of Islamic Economy offerings – from banking, capital market and insurance products down to the Halal Industry – as an alternative paradigm of economic development – to advance Africa’s economic development and diversification plans. As a platform for dialogue and debate on socio-economic issues facing Africa, each year the Forum would tackle critical issues, develop new and alternative insights and ideas on policy priorities for Africa’s decision-makers.


Participants will be Exposed to:-

  • Internationally renowned and prominent speakers from the Islamic Economy.
  • High profile international policy makers from government and the Islamic Economy will be contributing their experiences.
  • Debate the standardization of  Islamic certification protocols and processes in Africa
  • Discover new lucrative investment opportunities that will help you exploit opportunities in the Islamic sector
  • Design effective marketing strategies for Islamic products.
  • Discussions, which will give insight into the practical aspects of trade and investment challenges in Africa.
  • Practices of translating policies into workable documents.
  • Debates on identifying the need for economic diversification in Africa.
  • The identification of concrete interventions and solutions, which will promote Halal trade and investment in Africa and attract FDI.



High level dignitaries, officials and corporate bodies and organizations from Africa, Asia, GCC, Europe and North America are expected to be at the Forum. Below is the profile of dignitaries and delegates:

  • Heads of State
  • President of the World Bank
  • President of the Islamic Development Bank
  • Secretary General of the OIC
  • Leadership of AU – African Union
  • Leadership of 4 African Regional Economic Groups: CEMAC – Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa, SADC – Southern African Development Community, EAC – East African Community, ECOWAS-Economic Community of Western African States
  • President, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • President, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
  • Ministers of Finance and Economic Planning from Africa and OIC Member Countries
  • Ministers of Trade and Industries from Africa and OIC Member Countries
  • Halal Business Practitioners from Multinational Organizations.
  • Potential Investors from Major Trading Blocs.
  • High Ranking Inter-continental Policy Makers and Government Officials who Influence Trade and Investment in Africa.
  • International Academics and Researchers.
  • Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Chad
  • Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations from Africa and OIC Member Countries
  • National Investment and Export Promotion Agencies in Africa and OIC Member Countries
  • Professional Bodies and Associations
  • Leaders of Industry and Innovative Companies and SMEs in Africa and OIC Member Countries
  • Governors of Central Banks of African and OIC Member Countries
  • Leaders of Learning and Research Institutions
  • Leaders of Merchant, Exim, Commercial, Agricultural and Microfinance Banks in Africa and OIC Member Countries.
  • 50 Leading Mass Media Companies will give a Wide Coverage to AIEF 2022.
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