Inaugural Islamic
FinTech Week Report

The report is co-produced by INCEIF-Ethis-Elmangos and is based on the Islamic Fintech Week 2020 held from 7 to 11 September 2020. Check it out for a summary of key takeaways from debates, discussions, and presentations by 70 speakers. The report also highlights statistics and trends, including the Pitch Investor Matching program and participating startups.

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IFW2020 is a platform for stakeholders, regulators, tech startups and the Islamic finance fraternity to come together to jumpstart the expansion of Islamic fintech.

The inaugural IFW is hosted by Malaysia, with the theme “Islamic Fintech Future. The week will feature a themed series of masterclasses, roundtable sessions and panel debates carefully curated to address local and global challenges and uplift humanity.

Dive in and dissect emerging trends with thought-leaders. Connect with the global IFW community. Witness historic partnerships form and the launch of new solutions. Participate in shaping our collective Islamic Fintech Future, where Islamic finance principles are adopted in fintech to create and circulate good at all levels of society.


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Main Virtual Events

The overall schedule is designed to provide maximum time for sessions and networking throughout the event days. IFW2020 is structured to leave you revitalized, excited and filled with knowledge to adapt to the many pressures of today’s ever-changing Islamic digital economy ecosystem.


Delivered through expert panels and debates, engaging and thought-provoking sessions will inspire and enrich attendees and participants to open up the mind to the immense potential and incredible opportunities for Islamic fintech especially in emerging countries.


High-level sessions bringing together startups, new solutions and bright ideas to be matched directly with target customers, collaborators and investors. An online event cuts all borders, which allows for global players share and exchange experiences and strategies.


Masterclasses will be given by the top minds, scholars and trainers from across the world. Participants will enjoy premium content at both beginner and intermediate levels, to provide a sound appreciation of core concepts and practical implementation.


An investor matching initiative, bringing together venture capital firms and the hottest startups from across the Islamic Economy. Hand Selected startups will pitch to investors to secure funding for their next phase of growth, driving capital into the Islamic Fintech ecosystem


IFW2020 content will be organized into ‘people, industry, and investors’ with educational and networking opportunities provided in each area. The ‘people’ orientated content will be delivered in debate and panels to create thought-provoking, engaging content. The debates will enable larger ‘future of’ subjects to be discussed and inform the general public on opportunities within the Islamic Finance sector.

‘Industry’ content will be aimed at current ecosystem players who are looking to increase their usage and development of Fintech solutions within their business. Content will be delivered in panels as well as short presentations, with a thought leader or industry pioneer discussing their personal or business journey regarding Fintech. By targeting industry leaders and pioneers, this content will be a masterclass to upcoming entrepreneurs, uplifting the IF ecosystem and raising the profile of specific initiatives.

Key Topics

The who's who of Islamic Fintech

Expert attendees from around the globe comprising of Directors & Heads of:

  • Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
  • Islamic Financial Institutions
  • Innovators/Incubators and Accelerators
  • Halal Businesses
  • VCs and Private equity
  • FinTech Solutions Providers
  • Asset Management Companies
  • Economists and Analysts
  • Shari’ah Advisors
  • Regulators and Policymakers
  • Technology and Data providers
  • Researchers and Academics

Shaping Islamic
Fintech's Future

To be an investor, email Private Equity, Venture Capital and Angel Investors are welcome.


Are you an Islamic Fintech Startup
looking for Funding?

Then register your startup for live investor matching

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