Explore the dynamic role of Islamic Microfinance in achieving Sustainable Development. Be among the most successful leaders of the industry for a day of breakthrough insights, innovative ideas and power networking.


The conference features a day of thought provoking sessions, invigorating discussions. With this year’s unprecedented lineup of speakers from different sectors, you are certain to come up with collaborative solutions that will help your momentum.


You get to exchange information and share ideas with the industry’s best at more than 15 sessions and events. Imagine the possibility of meeting the perfect match for your next product over a game of table tennis or networking lunch.


Join us at the conference to learn about the latest developments in the field or take up the Working Paper Challenge to express your disruptive ideas.

The Conference features renowned speakers from the development world, academia, financial hub and the public sector.

Dr. Amjad Saqib

Dr. Amjad Saqib

Executive Director, Akhuwat Chairman, IMFN
Mr. Mubarak Sarwar

Mr. Mubarak Sarwar

Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Partner A.F Ferguson & Co.
Dr. Hafiz Zahid Mahmood

Dr. Hafiz Zahid Mahmood

Associate Professor, COMSATS
Mr. Yasir Tariq

Mr. Yasir Tariq

Global Islamic Microfinance Manager, Islamic Relief Worldwide
Ms. Saadia Qayuum

Ms. Saadia Qayuum

Energy Consultant
Mr. Zubair Mughal

Mr. Zubair Mughal

CEO, Alhuda CIBE
Mr. Khurram Lalani

Mr. Khurram Lalani

Energy Consultant


Conference Agenda

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  • Registrations & Networking Tea

    (09:00 am – 10:00 am)

  • Opening Ceremony

    (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

    1.  Welcome Address by Chairman, IMFN

    2.  Keynote Address by Chief Guest

    3.  Role of Microfinance in Sustainable Development

    4.  Sustainable Development and 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals – An Overview

  • Plenary Session : Poverty Alleviation

    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    Session One:  Impact of Islamic Microfinance on Poverty Alleviation (Academic)

    Session Two: Islamic Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation: Challenges & Global Opportunities (Panel Discussion )

  • Parallel Sessions: Cross-Cutting Themes

    (12:00 pm – 01:00 pm)

    1.  Food Security & Agriculture

    i.     Is IMF an efficient key for wealth creation in smallholders farming? (Academic)

    ii.   An integrated approach to agriculture development and IMF – Are we ready?

    2.  Education

    i.  Overview of the education sector, highlighting its problems/challenges

    ii.  Reviewing the education policy: Cash Grants or Education Micro-loans?

    iii. Global Efforts: How is the world promoting Education for all


  • Lunch Break

    (01:00 pm – 02:00 pm)

  • Parallel Sessions:

    (02:00 pm – 02:45 pm)

    1.  Women Economic Empowerment

    a.  Session One: The role of the private & public sector in empowering women

    b.  Session Two: Mythbusting – Islamic Microfinance & Women Economic Empowerment

    2.  The World Tomorrow

    a.  Clean Energy –  The potential role of Islamic Microfinance in overcoming the global energy crisis


  • Plenary Session: Technology & Financial Inclusion

    (02:45 pm – 04:30 pm)

    a.  FinTech: an answer for financial inclusion – an Insight to the Industry

    b.  Embracing the Information Age: Synergy between Islamic Microfinance & IT

  • Closing Ceremony

    (04:30 pm – 05:00 pm)

  • Networking Tea

    (05:00 pm – 05:40 pm)


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