The Event Celebrating the Launch of “State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21” to be Held in Japan on January 26, 2021

The event celebrating the launch of “State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21” (SGIE Report) will be held on January 26 (Tuesday).

In this event, based on the research results of “State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21,” presenters from DinarStandard will introduce the current situation and future prospects of the Islamic economy regarding following fields: foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, fashion, media and entertainment.

After the introductory presentation on the key industries, a researcher from our company, Yano Research Institute Ltd., will make another presentation about how Japan can be involved in the Islamic economy that is expected to grow even while being affected by COVID-19.

In the following part of the event, we will get into the “Islamic finance”. A presenter from a financial institution who has been already working on the “Islamic finance”, a potential future market, will make a speech about the topic. Further, a presenter from Food Industry Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will discuss the “Export Promotion Policies for Japanese Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods” of Japanese government for overseas markets including Islamic economic sphere.

We sincerely hope you join us and utilize this opportunity to acquire knowledge of Islamic economy, and consider the future business or investment in member countries of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) or other Islamic countries.


[Event Program]

  • 1:30p.m. – 1:40p.m.: Opening Remarks

Takashi Mizukoshi, President, Yano Research Institute Ltd.

Abdulla Al Awar, CEO, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre


  • 1:40p.m. – 2:30p.m.: “Current Situation and Future Prospects of the Global Islamic Economy”

         - 1:40p.m. – 2:20p.m.

            Keynote Speech: Reporting on “State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21”

            Speaker: Rafi-uddin Shikoh, CEO and Managing Director, DinarStandard

                           Reem El Shafaki, Director, Growth Strategies, DinarStandard

         - 2:20p.m. – 2:30p.m.

Speech: State of the Halal Industry in Japan and How We Could Relate to Islamic Economy in the Future

Speaker: Aya Kambe, Chief Researcher, Global Business Group, Yano Research Institute Ltd.

  • 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.: “Investment Opportunities in Islamic Economy and Halal Industry”

         - 2:30p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Speech: Islamic Finance

Greeting Speech: Tetsuya Kainaka, CEO, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia  Berhad

Speaker: Shusuke Tsuchiya, Islamic Finance Division and Japanese Banking Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia Berhad

         - 3:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Speech: Export Promotion Policies for Japanese Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods

Speaker: Masashi Ito, Director, Overseas Market Access Requirements Division, Food Industry Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries


  • 3:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.: Q&A


Apply for the Event


[Date and Time]

January 26 (Tuesday), 2021, 1:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.


[Event Format]

Webinar (Zoom)


[Target Participants]

Japanese companies, local governments, research institutes, etc. who are interested in the Islamic economy and market


[Participation Fee]




Yano Research Institute Ltd.

K.K. Kyodo News



Japanese or English with simultaneous interpreting into the other language



Event Preparation Office, Yano Research Institute Ltd.

Tel: 03-6866-7186

E-mail: halal@yano.co.jp


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