Faysal Bank Limited (FBL) participated in the Institute of Business Management’s international conference on Islamic banking and finance. The Faysal Bank has displayed its commitment to developing academic resources who can contribute towards the success of the industry by supporting initiatives on Islamic finance. The theme of this year’s conference was Islamic Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IFSME) and Social Responsibility. Speaking at the event in regards to the SME sector, Muhammad Faisal Shaikh, Head of Islamic Banking, Faysal Bank Limited, said, “As per the trends seen in our banks the SME sector in Pakistan does prefer Islamic Banking. However, a communication gap has developed between those from the SME sector and the banks. In order to boost financing to this sector I would recommend that a proper system within Banks be established to provide the right support to SMEs.” The conference was attended by the presidents and CEOs of various Islamic Banks.