The 14th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), a groundbreaking event redefining the landscape of global conferences, is set to unfold from February 6th to 8th, 2024, at the prestigious Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This year’s Forum is not just an ordinary academic and economic conference; it is a vibrant fusion of diverse experiences, transcending traditional boundaries to offer a holistic view of the world’s current economic and cultural state.
As an expert in the field, I can assert that this edition of the WIEF is poised to be a transformative experience. The Forum will spotlight the evolving role of technology and its revolutionary impact on the global economy, with a keen eye on East Asia’s burgeoning influence. What makes the 14th WIEF truly unique is its comprehensive approach, featuring a variety of enlightening sessions such as engaging plenary meetings, insightful panel discussions, and enriching masterclasses.
Tan Sri Mohd Radzi Abdul Rahman, Secretary General of the WIEF Foundation, emphasizes the Forum’s aim to be an inclusive platform, fostering a global community that thrives on inclusivity and cooperation. This vision is clear in the extensive mix of complementary events tailored to a wide audience, ensuring that everyone finds value and inspiration.
A notable highlight is the establishment of the Marketplace of Creative Arts (MOCAfest), a platform that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression and offers fresh perspectives on contemporary art. The 2024 MOCAfest theme, ‘Blurred’, inspired by the pandemic’s impact on our perception of work, life, and reality, advocates for embracing the fusion of life, art, and technology to foster innovative, multidisciplinary art.
Prominent artists like Jalal Luqman from Abu Dhabi and Saiful Razman from Malaysia resonate with MOCAfest’s vision. They believe the creative arts play a crucial role in shaping cultural identities and societal narratives.
MOCAfest, running concurrently with the Forum from February 6th to 9th, will feature an impressive lineup of international artists, including Tamtam, Charlie Lim, Samar Tarik, and many others. It’s a unique opportunity for Forum delegates and the public to experience the convergence of art and culture.
Furthermore, the 14th WIEF extends its influence to nurture entrepreneurship and innovation. In partnership with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Plug and Play, the ‘ScaleUp’ initiative offers startups and entrepreneurs a platform to pitch their ideas to international investors. This session, scheduled for February 7th, 2024, is a testament to the Forum’s dedication to fostering entrepreneurial growth and technological advancement.
In summary, the 14th World Islamic Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi is more than an economic conference; it’s a comprehensive experience blending economics, technology, art, and culture. It’s a must-attend event for those seeking to gain strategic insights and be a part of a forward-thinking global community. Mark your calendars and be part of this knowledge-rich event that promises innovation at every turn.