First Salalah international forum on Islamic finance a huge success

MUSCAT, AUG 27 – The first Salalah International Forum on Islamic Finance (SIFIF 2017) was huge a success, this according to Dr Khalifa al Ghammari, General Manager of Al Yusr Islamic Banking.
“The event was a great success with attendees appreciating the insightfulness of each topic discussed and the overall professionalism with which the forum was organised. We are truly pleased to have sponsored an event of this calibre and commend the organisers for a job well done. I am confident that the resolutions discussed at this forum will pave the way for a sustainable and prosperous future for Islamic finance in the Sultanate,” added Dr Khalifa.
Al Yusr, Oman Arab Bank’s (OAB) Islamic Banking Window, sponsored the forum as part of its commitment towards supporting the development of Islamic finance in the Sultanate.
The event, organised by the College of Banking and Financial Studies in collaboration with Tawafaq Consultancy, focused on the discussion of practical challenges in Islamic finance and proposed mechanisms to increase its effectiveness and economic development.
Commenting on the bank’s sponsorship of the event, Rashad Ali al Musafir, the Deputy CEO of Oman Arab Bank said, “We at OAB and Al Yusr are honoured to have sponsored the inaugural Salalah International Forum on Islamic Finance.
The event was extremely well organised and proved to be an ideal platform on which to engage key decision makers, organisations, and banks, in sharing their knowledge and expertise in order to drive the Islamic Finance forward in the Sultanate.
The forum facilitated rich discussions and I am confident that the outcome will further strengthen the industry and give it the necessary boost it requires to take it to the next level.”