November 14-15, 2018
In Islamabad, 600 participants and international speakers from 12 different countries gathered to discuss how Islam is compatible with economic freedom. Senior Policy Analyst Mr. Majdi Aref showed that
economic freedom made Lebanon the Switzerland of the Middle East. Time periods noteworthy for the prosperity they brought are: in the 1800s when Lebanon increased trading with Europe, the post-independence period when Lebanon adopted a free-market economy, and the early 90s with tax cuts and liberalization.