OIC TODAY is a specialised business and investment magazine that was officially launched during the Tenth Session of the Islamic Summit Conference held in Putrajaya, Malaysia in October 2003. The launch of the magazine was timely in response to the needs of the Islamic nations whose cooperation in trade that time was did not meet those needs. Two years later, during the third Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in December 2005, the Ten-Year Programme of Action was introduced to meet the challenges facing the Muslim Ummah. The purpose was to increase intra-trade among the Muslim countries to reach 15 per cent by the year 2015.
OIC TODAY acts as an information provider and communication link between businesses from various industries around the Muslim world. It further allows for investment opportunities and collaboration between businesses in OIC member countries and the rest of the world. The establishment of this unique project was based on the then weak, but promising, intra-trade activities among the Muslim countries in early 2000s. In line with other activities of the OIC, the magazine has been regarded as a pioneering initiative and a gateway to Islamic economies.
OIC TODAY is published monthly by OIC International Business Centre and its content includes different sections that feature news coverage of trade and investment activities within different sectors around the Muslim world. This includes analytical studies of critical issues pertaining to the business-making processes, exclusive interviews with experts and industry leaders, highlights of modern technologies and their benefits to business and specialised reports of investment opportunities in a number of the Muslim countries.
OIC TODAY is well-known by government officials, ambassadors and trade counselors, CEOs, entrepreneurs and professionals in Malaysia and around the Muslim world. Carrying the motto Readers of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow the magazine expands its range of readers by reaching to students and young graduates, who will soon undertake the responsibility to lead the business activities in their respective area of specialty. Therefore, it is guaranteed that current and future business leaders would be aware of your products and services which are featured in the magazine.
OIC TODAY, since 2011, honours the presentation of the Jewels of the Muslim World award every year to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and contribution of a number of the Muslim leaders around the world in developing their countries, which in turns enhances the status of the Islamic economy at large. The selected leaders receive the award during a special ceremony in conjunction with the official launching of the annual trade exhibition and conference “The Muslim World Business and Investment Zone.” The awarded jewels participate in the activities of the event especially the Round Table Talk which is a global leadership programme with the aim to nurture leadership skills in the next generation.