Sunday 4, October 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Noor Bank is set to support a unique art and design exhibition at the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 (GIES) that will run on October 5th and 6th in Dubai. In partnership with Thomson Reuters, Noor Bank will spotlight new Islamic artwork at the event in its role as the official Arts and Design Sponsor of GIES 2015.

Additionally, as part of Noor Bank’s participation at the landmark summit, Hussain Al Qemzi, CEO of Noor Bank and Chairman of Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation will headline a session on Awqaf as a keynote speaker.

GIES 2015 is scheduled to take place at the Madinat Jumeirah under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The inaugural event will convene more than 2,000 policymakers and business leaders from across the Islamic world and beyond to discuss the benefits and critical issues impacting the Islamic economy sector.

Reiterating Noor Bank’s support to the event, Hussain Al Qemzi said: “We are proud to partner with co-hosts Thomson Reuters and support the Global Islamic Economy Summit that is anticipated to provide fresh insights into the Islamic banking industry. At Noor, we work relentlessly to promote our Islamic products and services in line with the bank’s philosophy of Shari’a compliance. As a young bank rooted in Islamic values, we are pleased to support the Islamic Art and Design exhibition at GIES 2015 in our effort to showcase the region’s rich heritage and traditions.”

He added: “It will also be my privilege to share insights on the significant role played by Awqaf, which is a key pillar of Dubai’s vision to emerge as the capital of the Islamic economy. Awqaf has been at the forefront of the initiative and its effective management is integral to the success of Dubai’s ambitions for the Islamic economy. More innovation is needed to generate further income from waqf assets to fund humanitarian activities and projects. We are confident that landmark events dedicated to Islamic economy such as GIES 2015 will ensure the desired outcomes for Awqaf in the long run.”