The World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) held its Annual General Meeting 2021 in Dubai, hosted by DIFC.
20 member financial centers were present, including Casablanca Finance City who was represented by Mrs. Manal Bernoussi, Director of Strategy, Partnerships & Communication.
The General Meeting elected Manal Bernoussi to the board of directors of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC). It also welcomed the FeBAF – Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation as its 21st member. The City of Boston and Jersey Finance have joined WAIFC as observers.
Other events took place during these two days, including a roundtable for discussing the future of financial centers, a visit to DIFC’s Innovation Hub and FinTech Hive, as well as thematic working groups on supporting the economic recovery from the current pandemic, the transition towards a sustainable financial industry, innovative trends in finance like artificial intelligence, financing of SMEs, and inclusive finance.
Casablanca Finance City has been a founding member of the WAIFC in October 2018 and will be hosting the next Annual General meeting in Morocco! We’re looking forward to welcoming our international partners.