Organizers

BOSNA BANK INTERNATIONAL


Bosna Bank International (BBI) is the first and the only bank in Southeast Europe which operates in accordance with Islamic financial principles. BBI has been established in 2000 by Islamic Development Bank (45.46% share), Dubai Islamic Bank (27.27% share) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (27.27% share). Today, BBI has 37 branches in Bosnia and Herzegovina with headquarters located in capital city of Sarajevo.

With the support of its shareholders and by utilizing its staff's knowledge and resourcefulness, BBI in accordance with its corporate social responsibility each year since 2010 organizes the Sarajevo Business Forum. According to observations of many analysts, this important event was declared a historical and the first class economic event in the modern history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

SBF moved the frontiers and understanding of the concept of investment conference. BBI is the only bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina that established its own business club (BBI VIP Business Club) boasting membership by some of the most successful companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. By adapting innovative approach to doing business BBI created the link between local Bosnian companies and financial institutions and corporations from the Gulf region. BBI VIP Business Club thus provides new opportunities for Bosnian companies, by facilitating access to new markets and attracting new investments into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In time of recession BBI bank has been one of the banks least affected by the global financial crisis and in spite of it, its business activities registered positive growth. In previous business years BBI is recording best results since its inception. BBI is education-oriented as each year it organizes seminars and trainings for its employees and provides scholarships for students.

The success of BBI Bank and its management were recognized with numerous awards.

Some of the awards that BBI has received in the previous years are:

  • International Business Magazine: „Best bank for public-private partnership in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2021“
  • Banke & Biznis Magazine: „Golden BAM for promotional activities“ (2021)
  • Global Business Review: „Best CSR Bank Southeast Europe“ (2021)
  • World Business Outlook: „Best CSR Bank SEE (Southeast Europe)“ (2021)
  • SeeNews: „TOP 100 in Southeast Europe“
  • Banke & Biznis Magazine: „Golden BAM for promotional activities“ (2021)
  • Banke & Biznis Magazine: „Golden BAM for largest growth of financings and deposits in 2019“
  • International Business Magazine: „Best CSR Bank Bosnia and Herzgovina“ (2020)
  • Global Banking & Finance Review: “Best Investor Relations Bank B&H 2020”
  • Global Business Outlook: „Fastest growing bank in B&H 2019“
  • Banke & Biznis Magazine: „Golden BAM“ (2019)
  • Mozaik foundation: „DOBRO“ award for philanthropy (2019)
  • Global Islamic Economics Summit: „Global Islamic Business Appreciation Award“ (2018)
  • Cambridge IFA: „Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Europe“ (2017)
  • Banks in BiH and BISNODE: „Golden Bank in B&H“ (2017)
  • Posao.ba: The most desirable employer in B&H 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Global Banking & Finance Review: „Best CSR (Corporate social responsibility) Bank B&H 2015“
  • Superbrandsa Adriatic: „Superbrands 2010“

ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK


Who we are

The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB), working to improve the lives of those we serve by promoting social and economic development in Member countries and Muslim communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale.

We provide the infrastructure to enable people to lead better lives and achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

  • We believe all people have the right to live in dignity and prosperity, and that nurturing economic growth is the best route out of poverty.
  • We equip people to drive their own economic and social progress at scale, putting the infrastructure in place to enable them to fulfil their potential.
  • We build collaborative partnerships between communities and nations, across the public and private sectors.
  • We foster innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest development challenges, as we work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

About IsDB


The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB), working to improve the lives of those we serve by promoting social and economic development in Member countries and Muslim communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale.

We provide the infrastructure to enable people to lead better lives and achieve their full potential.

We bring together 57 member countries across four continents - touching the lives of 1 in 5 of the world’s population.

We are one of the world’s most active MDBs, and global leaders in Islamic Finance, with an AAA rating, and operating assets of more than USD 16 billion and subscribed capital of USD 70 billion.

We are a truly global institution, headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with major hubs in Morocco, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Senegal, and gateway offices in Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nigeria.

We foster collaboration between our members nations in a uniquely non-political environment, as we focus on the betterment of humanity.

Embracing future challenges

We put the support in place to enable our member countries to grow their economies and societies, so they are ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of our modern world.

Our 5 pillars of activity

Building partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society through Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

Adding value to the economies and societies of developing countries through increased skills and knowledge sharing.

Focusing on science, technology and innovation led solutions to the world’s greatest development challenges, through boosted connectivity and funding, and a focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Promoting global development that is underpinned by Sharia complaint long term sustainable and ethical financing structures, as global leaders in Islamic Finance.

Fostering collaboration between our members nations in a uniquely non-political environment, as we come together to focus on the betterment of humanity.

DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK


Established in 1975, Dubai Islamic Bank is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE by assets and a public joint-stock company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Spearheading the evolution of the global Islamic finance industry, DIB is also the world's first full-service Islamic bank and the third-largest Islamic bank in the world. The Bank currently operates 90 branches across the UAE, is present in seven markets worldwide and is expanding its global footprint to further grow and develop the industry. Serving close to 1.7 million customers, DIB offers its growing consumer base an increasing range of innovative Sharia-compliant products and services.

The most important subsidiaries and companies owned by Dubai Islamic Bank are:

  • Dar Al Sharia: Dar Al-Sharia is a Sharia legal and financial consultancy firm established in 2008.
  • Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan: Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan was established in 2006 as a fully owned subsidiary.
  • Panin Dubai Syariah Bank: 38.3% ownership in a Shariah compliant player in Indonesia, which has one of the largest Muslim populations in the world.
  • Bank of Khartoum: DIB holds a stake in Bank of Khartoum, one of the largest banks in Sudan.
  • Deyaar: Deyaar Development is a real estate development company established in 2002.
  • Bosna Bank International: Bosna Bank International was established in 2000 as the first Sharia-compliant bank in Europe.
  • DIB Bank Kenya Limited: License obtained from Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) in May 2017 exclusively to offer Shariah compliant banking services in Kenya.

ABU DHABI ISLAMIC BANK


Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank was established on 20 May 1997 as a Public Joint Stock Company through the Amiri Decree No. 9 of 1997. The Bank commenced commercial operations on 11 November 1998, and was formally inaugurated by Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Information and Culture on 18 April 1999. All contracts, operations and transactions are carried out in accordance with Islamic Shari'a principles.

ADIB commenced its operations with a paid-up capital of one billion dirhams divided into one hundred million shares, the value of each share being ten dirhams. The shares are quoted on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market.

The founders of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank hold 29% of its equity while the remaining 71% is held by approximately 100,000 shareholders. The founding shareholders of ADIB are:

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority ADIA

Prominent UAE Nationals

Dr. Waseem Ahmed Khan