Director General of Dubai Arts and Culture Authority to speak at the Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF)

  • Under the title: ‘Creating a Holistic Environment for the Islamic Economy’, Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture gave a special address on the opening day
  • Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC)is also hosting two round tables at the global event
  • TIEFpromotes social integration and financial innovation through the opportunities offered by Islamic finance

Dubai, UAE, Oct 28, 2019: Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) gave a special address to audiences gathered at the Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF) – held in Turin during the period from 28 to 30 October 2019. Her keynote speech, directed at the start of the first day conference focused on the city of Dubai as an enabler for creative economy.

The Forum also hosted a round-table powered by the “Global Islamic Economy Summit” (GIES), the global event organized by the Government of Dubai through the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC), titled:Islamic creative economy and halal tourism. Inthis round table, representatives of the Dubai Culture, DinarStandard, Think Fashion, Italian Industry and Commerce Office in the UAE and the Halal Trade and Marketing Centre (HTMC) and the Etihad Credit Insurance gathered to discuss the global Islamic economy.

The Forum – organised by the City of Turin, in partnership with the University of Turin, the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Association for the Development of Alternative Instruments and Financial Innovation (ASSAIF), with the organisational support of Turismo Torino e Provincia– aims at promoting social integration and financial innovation through the opportunities offered by Islamic finance. It is also keen to generate opportunities, share best practices and create useful conditions to attract investments into Italy by the UAE and other countries where Islamic finance plays a decisive role for economic development.

Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture said: “The Islamic Creative Economy is a growing global market and one that Dubai lies at the centre of. It can be broadly defined as any economic activities that include cultural or creative production, cultural events and activities, which are of Islamic origin, related to or inspired by Islamic tradition. Our entire cultural ecosystem is built upon this model and it is vital to discuss this at an international and strategic level.”

TIEF 2019 gathers from 28th to 30th Octoberat the Torino Incontra Conference Centre and at ETF-Villa Gualino in Turin, Italy. It revolvesaround the following topics: Fintech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence: all disruptive technology that, in their essence, are compliant with Islamic finance; New Urban Policies; Social Impact Policies; Islamic Creative Economy and related expertise, Migration and Refugees Policies.

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