H.E. Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs in the Sultanate of Oman, inaugurated "Oman First Islamic Finance & Banking Conference”, yesterday on the 23rd of January, 2012, in the presence of more than 300 representatives from the Sultanate’s diplomatic sector, heads of public sector institutions and leaders of Arab and Omani banks, Islamic and commercial banking, and representatives of international banks & investment companies. Prominent speakers also attended this event headed by Executive President of the Central Bank of Oman H.E. Hamood Bin Sangour Al-Zadjali, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE H.E. Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Souwaidi, and Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks Adnan Youssef.