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Australia 2019

When Islamic finance professionals gathered in Sydney last year for IFN Australia Forum 2018 (the first in five years), the atmosphere was optimistic, with positive sentiments permeating. But fast forward one year — the enthusiasm has gone rather lackluster. While the regulatory impetus needed for the industry to flourish in Australia is still absent, there are other drivers propping the fledgling, but promising financial inclusion asset class. And with the support of our partners, we are happy to be part of this important journey serving as a platform for essential conversation and discussion to move this sector forward.