China’s meteoric economic rise and the burgeoning ascendancy of OIC nations in the international landscape are altering global economic power dynamics, and players from both markets are eager to tap the lucrative opportunities arising from stronger bilateral ties.
With a more inclusive foreign policy, including a renewed stance on the Middle East and Africa, Chinese president Xi Jinping has set in motion greater China-OIC relations, with the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative a central pillar to China’s grand strategy. Yet, questions remain. So, what are the considerations for market players from both sides of the divide in capitalising on this flow of opportunities and how can these linkages be created?
In light of this development, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), is hosting for the first time ever, a groundbreaking event to connect investors and regulators from Asia, Africa and the Gulf with senior decision-makers of the world’s second-largest economy.
To be held at the Westin Beijing Financial Street Hotel in Beijing on the 22nd March, 2016, and with senior-level participation from state-owned funds such as the Silk Road Fund and the China Africa Development Fund, the pioneering China OIC Forum is expected to gather more than 300 senior regulators, multilateral institutions and market players with the aim of enhancing partnerships between key industry players and multilateral bodies as well as identify joint investment opportunities.
The Forum provides an opportunity to meet decision-makers from China’s largest funds, banks and state-owned enterprises and is the ideal platform for high-level discussions focused on the opportunities available to Chinese firms and institutions in global project and infrastructure finance deals.
Additionally, attendees can find out what investment options are available to Chinese investors in key OIC markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and establish connections and trade partnerships in line with the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative.
With a stellar speaker line-up, the Forum will serve as an excellent platform to meet senior decision-makers from Chinese state-owned firms and development banks as well as leading bankers and corporates from key OIC markets.