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In June 16, in «Korston-Kazan» the VII International economic summit of Russia and OIC countries – KazanSummit 2015 has finished its work.
KazanSummit 2015: the effective platform for rapprochement with the countries of the Islamic world
The President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Madani became guest of Honor at the main international platform of economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and the countries of the Islamic world. More than 700 people from 46 countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, UAE, Somalia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Malaysia, UK, Luxembourg, Italy, Morocco, Palestine, Tajikistan, Mauritius, Qatar, the Netherlands, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Brunei-Darussalam, Algeria, Indonesia, Korea, Zambia, Iraq, China, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Georgia, Yemen, the Philippines, Jordan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Switzerland, Macedonia, Hungary, Bahrain and Czech Republic participated in the event. More than 90 representatives of mass media from Russia, USA, Lebanon, Jordan, and UK covered the work of the summit.

According to the speech of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, KazanSummit – a good opportunity to demonstrate economic possibilities and investment potential of our big country, using Tatarstan as an example, showing the openness of the region, of the country and readiness to the dialogue in new political and economic conditions. KazanSummit platform, accented Rustam Minnikhanov, contributed to the creation of new contacts, the conclusion of agreements on specific projects.

Among 46 countries-participants of the KazanSummit 2015 – 25 were represented by the countries-members of OIC: Turkey, UAE, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Pakistan, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Yemen.

Among the participants of the event were Undersecretary of Qatar Minister of Economy Sultan Al-Khater, Director of investment department of IDB Mohamed Hedi Mejai, advisor to the CEO of ICIEC Hussein Khalif Jama, ambassadors of the foreign countries, parliamentarians of Russia and countries of the OIC, the heads of government agencies and financial institutions, and businessmen.

400 participants from 18 subjects of the Russian Federation registered for KazanSummit 2015, among them are representatives from Tatarstan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Crimea, Karachay-Cherkessia, Bashkir, Udmurt, Chechen Republic, Arkhangelsk, Voronezh, Sverdlovsk, Kemerovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza, Samara, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, and Rostov regions.

Speakers who had speeches and made presentations in the event were as follows:

Mohamed Hedi Mejai – Director Investment Department of IDB (KSA), Ahmed Galal Eldin Ibrahim – Chairman of International Business and Investment Association IBIA (Egypt), Necdet Şensoy – Member of the Board, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Mamode Raffick Nabee Mohomed – Secretary and Founder, Al Barakah Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited (Mauritius), Nikolay Zhuravlev – Deputy Chairman of Committee on the Budget and Financial Markets of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Irina Yarygina – Dr.ES, Professor in Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Muhammed Zulkhibri – Senior Economist of IDB (KSA), Dr. Noor Suhaida Kasri – researcher in International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance ISRA (Malaysia), Inese Tenberge – Expert on Banking Law in Saint-Petersburg State University, Roustam Vakhitov – expert on international tax issues, partner in International Tax Associates B.V., Hussein Khalif Jama – Advisor to the CEO in ICIEC (KSA), Alexey Krylovskiy, AV Group President, and others.

ISLAMIC FINANCE FOR CONSTRUCTIVE GLOBAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT became the main theme of KazanSummit 2015. Within the framework of the event were also held business breakfast of the participants of KazanSummit 2015, the Strategic Forum, where the main topic was discussed, Islamic economy, finance and banking Forum, International Trade forum, closing ceremony of the 1st Kazan OIC youth entrepreneurship Forum, round-tables on tourism and urban, and the Investment Forum.

Besides, on KazanSummit platform-2015, were held the first regional meeting of Islamic World Entrepreneurs Network – ISWEN, business dialogue «Russia-Arab world. A new level of integration: trade, work contracts, investment and finance», presentation of the investment potential of the regions of the Russian Federation and investment projects, and B2B meetings.

For information

The main organizer of an annual KazanSummit is the Islamic Business and Finance Development Fund (IBFD Fund) – center for Islamic business and finance competence. The event was supported by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan - in KazanSummit 2015 both Tatarstan Investment Development Agency and the Association of Russian regional investment agencies acted as responsible authorities. The golden partner of KazanSummit 2015 was TATNEFT, one of the largest Russian oil companies, being an internationally recognized vertically integrated holding. The leading Russian bank – Vneshprombank was the silver partner of the summit.

The International partner of KazanSummit 2015 is the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The Islamic Development Bank Group Business Forum (THIQAH), established by IDB, Islamic World Entrepreneurs Network (ISWEN), the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) were partners of KazanSummit 2015 on the international level. Insurance partner of KazanSummit 2015 – one of the leading integrated suppliers of insurance and financial services in the world – Allianz.

General Informational Partner of KazanSummit 2015 was the main informational agency of Russia ITAR TASS. Strategic Informational Partner of KazanSummit 2015 was Banking Analytical magazine. The main informational partner of the event was the Russian magazine “Bankovskoe delo” (Banking). Islamic Finance News – IFN, which is a financial outlet within the Islamic Financing sphere, became the leading informational partner.

KazanSummit 2015 - VII International economic summit of Russia and OIC countries is also covered by special international business leading outlets as Russia Beyond The Headlines; Business New Europe; True Banking; Russian Emirates; Al Huda; Capitol Intelligence Group; Islamic Finance & Business, business magazine “Venture Invenstor”, website Arafnews dedicated to Arabic business; online newspaper “Realnoe vremya”; Islamic-Finance.ru portal; The AngelInvestor; ROGTEC; BigRussia; NIE Journal; RT Department –Communications Centre Euroasia; information- analytical agency RWAY; web portal CFIN.ru, “Marchmont Capital Partners” consulting company; Technology Commercialization Centre of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod; National Rating Agency; publishing house “Ukraine Business”, International Investment Company of Tatarstan, Islam Today portal, and others.

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