Started in 2005, the first WIEF was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. With the objective of enhancing the economic of Muslim nations and Muslim communities worldwide through increasing trade and business opportunities, the forum now has reached its twelft. The honor to held such event once again came to Indonesia. Back then the 5th WIEF was held in Jakarta from 1 – 4 March 2009. This year, the 12th WIEF was held from 2 – 4 August 2016 in Jakarta Convention Center.
This 12th World Islamic Economic Forum has gathered about 4000 thousands of people consisting from academics, governments, business people, and policy makers. There are a series of activities inside the forum, from the panel discussion, masterclass, exhibition, ideapad, and art exhibition. It was a great opportunity to get more knowledge about business today. Moreover, there was a business exchange that can be used to expand networking with fellow business maker.
At the Assembly Hall 3, there was art exhibition called MOCAfest, where some of the best arts are being showcased. There was also a seminar talking about current music and film industry. And on 3rd August the Soundscape Concert was held here with some of singers and artists pleasing the crowds with instrumental or singing performances.