Istanbul Forum 2008
1st World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists
March 22-24, 2008 - Swissotel, Istanbul, Turkey
This World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists initiative was inaugurated in Istanbul on March 23, 2008 by Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sheikha .Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar and OIC Secretary General Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. The 1st Congress brought together over (200) philanthropists, leading grantmaking foundations, government and business leaders, experts, and practitioners from (31) countries.