The third International Conference of Zakat or the 3rd ICONZ is sooner to take place in Bandung. That will be from 3rd to 4th October 2019. This coming 3rd ICONZ is conducted through a collaboration between BAZNAS Centre of Strategic Studies (Puskas BAZNAS) and Faculty of Economics, Padjadjaran University (UNPAD), Bandung. The ICONZ is among prestigious worldwide events aims at discussing the recent development of Zakat among academics, industrialists, and Zakat stakeholders.

The 3rd ICONZ 2019 is grounded with the theme ‘Zakat 4.0: Towards Empowering Ummah with Technology. This theme attempts to narrow the discussion into the recent technological changes in the global economic landscape. The subject also expects scholarly articles debating the use of technology in Zakat institution. Up to the date, researchers across the nationwide of Indonesia as well as the ASEAN countries, are recorded to have submitted their works.

The 3rd ICONZ committee from both Puskas BAZNAS and UNPAD on Thursday, 05 September 2019, performed meeting to finalise the technical plans for the event. The meeting also involved the local committees who are students.

In brief, the 3rd ICONZ which is sooner to happen, has gained massive attention from Zakat stakeholders including academics and industrialists. The committee has prepared technical plans for its smooth running.