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Regulatory, Taxation Issues and Shariah Governance Frameworks for Islamic Banks in South Africa: Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Shabir Chohan, CEO, Al Baraka Bank – South Africa Panelists: Ahmed Suliman, Shariah Advisor, FNB Islamic Banking Mufti Shafique Jakhura, Member, Shariah Supervisory Board member, Al Baraka Bank – South Africa Yasmeen Suliman, Executive, Tax, Bowmans Yusuf Suliman, Head, Shariah Advisory, Standard Bank

Recent Developments in International Islamic Financing and Sukuk Markets

Ahsan Ali, Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank

Presentation: Market Conduct and Prudential Regulation — the South African Islamic Financial Services Industry and the Implementation of Twin Peaks

Kershia Singh, Head of Market, Customer and Inclusion Research, Financial Sector Conduct Authority

Corporate Financing, Capital-Raising and Asset Management in South Africa: Opportunities for Islamic and Responsible Finance

Through a panel of leading advisors and investment managers, we discuss the prospects for domestic and regional capital markets. What structures and asset classes will find favor with issuers and investors and where does Islamic finance fit in? What challenges still exist within regional taxation and regulatory frameworks for Islamic capital market and asset management products and how can these be addressed? Five years after the maiden South African US$500 million sovereign issuance, what do Sukuk offer Southern African sovereign, multilateral and supranational issuers? Finally, what are the opportunities for Islamic and ethical finance to fund and cooperate with sustainable and responsible projects in key sectors such as energy, education, healthcare and agriculture? Moderator: Amman Muhammad, CEO, FNB Islamic Banking Panelists:…

Innovation in Islamic Banking and Finance: Benefiting the South African Consumer

We showcase recent achievements in development and innovation across a wide range of Islamic banking and finance activities and assess how end consumers have benefited from the availability of Islamic finance product offerings. Moderator: Riaz Lachman, Head, Absa Islamic Banking Panelists: Asad Kaka, Regional Head, Absa Islamic Banking  Mohammed Ameen Hassen, Head of Shariah Banking, Standard Bank Shaheen Suliman, Head of Islamic Retail Banking, First National Bank

Why Islamic Banking and Why it makes Sense for South Africa

Shaykh Taha Karaan, Member, Shariah Supervisory Board, Absa Islamic Banking

Opportunities for Islamic Finance, Banking and Investment in Southern Africa

We discuss key ideas, issues and themes influencing Islamic finance, banking and investment in Southern Africa and beyond. What will offer opportunity and what will disrupt and what role will Islamic finance play in the development of financial inclusion and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Southern Africa? What is needed to grow regional Islamic capital markets, investment management, banking and Takaful, and what role is technology set to play? Moderator:  Claire Matheson Kirton, Partner, White & Case Panelists: Amman Muhammad, CEO, FNB Islamic Banking Mohammad Mohsin Ahmed, Islamic Branch Manager, HBZ Bank Mohammed Ameen Hassen, Head of Shariah Banking, Standard Bank Riaz Lachman, Head, Absa Islamic Banking Shabir Chohan, CEO, Al Baraka Bank – South Africa

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Cas Coovadia, Managing Director, The Banking Association of South Africa

Nurturing Digitization and Financial Technology in Kenya and Promoting Financial Inclusion in East Africa

Through an expert panel we discuss the role of technology in the Kenyan financial services industry, and assess the latest developments in platforms, products and delivery channels across a wide spectrum of financial services. What do blockchain and smart contracts offer Islamic financial institutions, intermediaries and end-users, and what solutions are on offer to serve retail and SME sectors in particular? How can technology drive and promote financial inclusion in Kenya? Moderator: Tego Wolasa, Retail and Product Development Manager, KCB Sahl Bank Panelists: Ali Hussein, Principal, AHK & Associates David Cracknell, Director, First Principles Consulting Declan Magero, Founding Partner, Afrinet Capital Joel Macharia, Founder and CEO, Abacus Kenya

Recent Developments in International Islamic Financing and Sukuk Markets

Ahsan Ali, Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank

Corporate Financing, Capital-Raising and Projects in Kenya: What does Islamic and Responsible Finance offer?

We ask a respected panel to discuss the prospects for domestic and regional capital and Sukuk markets. What structures and asset classes will find favor with issuers and investors? We examine key factors facing issuers and projects in the Kenyan and East African markets: what challenges still exist within domestic taxation and regulatory frameworks and how can these be addressed? What does Islamic finance offer East African sovereign, multilateral and supranational issuers as well as PPP [public–private partnership] and infrastructure projects? Finally, what are the opportunities for Islamic and ethical finance to fund and cooperate with sustainable and responsible projects in key sectors such as energy, education, healthcare and agriculture? Moderator: Rahma Hersi, Partner, Gateway Panelists: Ahsan Ali, Head of Islamic Origination,…

Opportunities for Islamic Finance, Banking and Investment in Kenya and East Africa

We discuss key ideas, issues and themes influencing Islamic finance, banking and investment in Kenya and the region. What will offer opportunity and what will disrupt and what role will Islamic finance play in the development of social inclusion and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in East Africa? What of new regulatory measures designed to boost domestic Islamic finance activity and what else is needed to grow capital markets, investment management, banking and Takaful? Moderator: Tego Wolasa, Retail and Product Development Manager, KCB Sahl Bank Panelists: Ahsan Ali, Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank Claire Matheson Kirton, Partner, White & Case Justus Agoti, Senior Researcher, Capital Markets Authority

Funding Infrastructure and Social Welfare Requirements in West Africa

We discuss public–private partnerships, financing structures as well as opportunities in active sectors. Moderator: Jubril Salaudeen, COO, Citiserve Panelists: Aig Imoukhuede, Head, Capital Markets Coronation Merchant Bank Bashir Sharif Isyaku, Head, North-west Regional Tax Audit, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Kano Ummahani Ahmad Amin, Principal Attorney, The Metropolitan Law Firm

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Shariah-Compliant Capital Financing: New Assets and Structures

A review of the applicability and success of recent structures: Covered, convertible, exchangeable, perpetual and hybrid Sukuk Recent regulatory updates and central bank guidelines affecting the use of Shariah compliant capital financing in Europe Will there be a shift towards the use of renewable energy, environmental assets and other intangible assets Are there further cross border Sukuk transactions in the pipeline? Reviewing significant recent transactions Moderator: Imam Qazi – Partner, Foot Anstey, UK Panelists: Harris Irfan – Managing Director, European Islamic Investment Bank, United Kingdom Mark Smyth – Chief Investment Officer, Tawreeq Holdings Dr Mohamed Damak – Director – Global Head of Islamic Finance, Standard & Poor's, France Ugurlu Soylu – Chief Representative, KT Bank, Germany

Keynote Interview: Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders

Interviewer: Mohammad Faiz Azmi – Executive Chairman, PwC Malaysia Interviewees: Khaled Al Aboodi — CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz — Co-chair Board of Governors, Asia School of Business, Former Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

A Global View of Islamic Finance and Shariah Compliant Transactions

Global Islamic finance thought leaders share their vision on what the Islamic finance landscape will look like in 2016 and what trends are expected in global Sukuk transactions. Which markets are likely to lead and which sectors will flourish? What can investors expect from the Islamic investment environment in the next five years? What structures, trends and assets will drive future Sukuk transactions in Africa and globally? Rise of sovereign Sukuk in non-Muslim jurisdictions: What impact will this have on corporate Sukuk pipelines in these markets? Moderator: Nida Raza – Director & Head of Advisory, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Panelists: Ahsan Ali – Managing Director & Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank Fabrice Toka…

Crowdfunding: The Birth of a New Asset Class

Crowdfunding is big news in both the Islamic and conventional markets, with a groundswell of interest that has seen legislation introduced in the US, UK and several other jurisdictions as nations legitimize what is promoted as one of the few truly egalitarian and accessible forms of entrepreneurial start-up funding. The story has already swung into gear on the conventional side with a plethora of successful case studies – and with principles that perfectly match the platform of Shariah compliant SME support, is it a trend tilting on the edge of enormity for the Islamic world as well? Moderator: Lauren McAughtry – Managing Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Ahmed Elkhodary – Development Strategist, Islamic Development Bank Anass Patel – President, 570 Asset…

What’s Trending in the European Asset Management Industry?

As Islamic finance continues to proliferate in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds it is becoming clear that certain funds and asset classes appeal to specific investors in specific markets. What are high net worth and institutional investors in Europe seeking and are these trends likely to change in the coming years? As the market continues to expand, what products will appeal to European investors? Outlook for equity, PE funds, i-ETFs, fixed income funds and index-linked investments Potential for wealth management products and Shariah compliant pension funds in European markets What impact will global economic trends have on real estate investments in Europe? Which real estate markets are expected to outperform and why? To what extend do tax developments impact…

Inward Investment, Cross Border Collaboration and Corporate Sukuk Issuances

Indonesia has long been viewed as an attractive investment destination by Asian and Gulf investors. How will the introduction of new regulations affect further foreign investment? What can foreign investors expect, what opportunities exist and how can investors benefit from the country’s regulatory framework promoting Islamic finance initiatives? Recent regulatory changes: Key issues and concerns facing foreign investors Key issues faced by potential corporate Sukuk issuers Making Indonesia’s corporate issuances attractive to foreign investors Addressing governance and risk issues affecting Indonesia’s Islamic banks Investor protection, recourse to assets, default, insolvency and restructuring in Islamic finance: Key practical issues and avoiding costly mistakes Investing in Indonesia in comparison to other Islamic finance destinations: costs, legal considerations, opportunities and sectors Moderator: Farouk…

Gameplan for 2015: Growth Strategies for Indonesia’s Islamic Financial Institutions

Reviewing recent regulatory updates and guidelines affecting Islamic finance transactions in Indonesia Widening customer base: MSME financing, microTakaful, Islamic cooperatives and rural banks What does the future hold for Shariah multifinance companies? Consolidation of the state-owned Islamic banks: what does it mean to the market players? An update on the management of Hajj, Zakat and Waqf funds by Islamic banks and its potential effects on the liquity management of the banks New Insurance Law: The effect on full-fledged Takaful operators and the effects on Takaful windows Prospects for syndicated finance, trade and infrastructure finance Moderator: Lawrence Oliver – Director & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DDCAP Group, United Kingdom Panelists: Adi Pramana – Chairman, Indonesia Sharia Insurance Association & President Director,…

Meeting Qatar’s and the GCC’s Infrastructure and Project Financing Needs Through Islamic Finance

The drive by many Gulf countries to improve on infrastructure is set to create opportunities for market players to fund infrastructure and power projects through Shariah compliant project financing. This session will cover the trends, structures and opportunities available Infrastructure and project finance in Qatar and the rest of the GCC: What’s in the pipeline? Trends and outlook for syndicated financing of infrastructure projects and how will Basel 3 affect syndicated financing? Opportunities in cross border Sukuk through project and infrastructure financing How has utilizing Islamic infrastructure financing in public private partnership ventures grown? Assessing the potential of alternative assets and its suitability to Shariah compliant financing: Key considerations for issuers Moderator: Qasim Aslam – Partner & Head of Islamic…

What’s Driving Industry Growth?

Given current market conditions, what does the future hold for the Islamic debt and equity capital markets and retail finance? What can we expect in terms of new asset classes, sector specific development and trends? Are there opportunities for cross-border transactions and what role will US market makers play? How will US and global regulations on Shariah compliance impact the performance of PE funds and investment in private equity? Moderator: Rizwan Kanji — Partner, King & Spalding, the UAE Panelists: Ahmed Al Qassim – CEO, Emirates NBD Capital, the UAE Bashar Qasem — Founder and CEO, Azzad Asset Management Ibrahim Mardam-Bey — Principal and Chief Commercial Officer, Taylor De Jongh Michael Orzano — Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices…

Onstage Dialogue with Capital Market Authority

In an engaging and informative onstage exchange, Mohammed Elkuwaiz, Vice Chairman at Capital Market Authority will discuss with Jawad Ali, Managing Partner, Middle East Offices at King & Spalding, the Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Shares (QFI) Rules and how the initiative has impacted Saudi Arabia’s Islamic asset management landscape.

The Investment Landscape for Islamic Investors in Qatar and the Gulf: Trends and Strategies for 2015

What will 2015 hold for Islamic investors and fund managers Qatar Vision 2030: Opportunities presented in the pursuit of the Vision Assessing other key investment markets in Europe, Africa and the Gulf: What do emerging markets have to offer Islamic investors? Which asset classes and markets are expected to outperform and why Risk vs. opportunity: Understanding the risks and impact on the Islamic asset management industry The changing face of the institutional investment market: Discussing investment strategies and product trends for 2015 Outlook for i-ETFs, Shariah compliant mutual funds Moderator: Dr Ataf Ahmed – Head of Asset Management, QInvest Panelist: Akber Khan – Director, Asset Management Group, Al Rayan Investment Brian J. Luck – Director, Investment Advisory, Asiya Investments, UAE Mohsin Mujtaba –…

Sector Investment Opportunities for Kuwaiti Investors

Investment trends, strategies and risks for the global real estate market New investment sectors: Outlook for investments in renewable energy, environmental assets , aviation and the transportation sector Exploring private equity in education and health care as emerging asset classes Venture capital and regional startups Moderator: Kavilash Chawla – Partner, Bâton Global and Visiting Scholar, International Business Program, Drake University, USA Panelists: Bishr Al Boukai – Senior Associate, Al Markaz Law Firm Mohamed Mokhtar – Vice President, IdealRatings, Egypt Mohammed Jaffar – Former Chief Executive Officer, Talabat Moulay Omar Alaoui – President and CEO, International AirFinance Corporation Muhannad Al-Sane – Founder, Chairman and CEO, Al Riyada Finance & Investment Co.

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Dr Mulya E. Siregar — Deputy Commissioner of Banking Supervision, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK)  

Presentation: Meeting Kuwait’s Infrastructure Needs through Islamic Project Finance

As Kuwait continues its rapid infrastructure development an abundance of opportunities exist for market players to fund housing, road, water and power projects through Shariah compliant project financing. This session will cover the trends, structures and opportunities available Alex Saleh - Partner and Head of Kuwait Office, Al Tamimi & Company [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Alex-Saleh-IFN-Presentation.pdf"]

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Presentation: US Real Estate Investment Opportunities for Islamic Investors

Isam Salah - Partner, King & Spalding, New York/Dubai [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/September29_2014-IFNForumKuwait.pdf"]

Keynote Address by Robert Scharfe

Robert Scharfe - Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Islamic Investments and Funds in Europe: Shifting Trends and Winning Strategies

Investment experts and advisors offer their perspectives on potential growth sectors in the Islamic investment universe. What Shariah compliant investment instruments are available in Europe? Which classes and sectors will deliver and what is hindering the development of others? Tying Shariah compliance to ESG and socially responsible investments: EUSEF, SIIF Potential for Islamic wealth management products in emerging European markets Outlook for equity funds, PE funds, i-ETFs, real estate funds and index-linked investments Creating a market for Shariah compliant pension products Moderator: Dr Dominic Selwood - General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Arabesque Asset Management Panelists: Bishr Shiblaq - Head, Dubai Representative Office, Arendt & Medernach, Dubai Lutfije Aktan - Director, Audit, Asset Management, KPMG Luxembourg Dr Mahnoosh Mirghaemi -…

Roundtable: Human Capital: What Does the Industry Really Need: Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers

Moderator: Dr Celia de Anca – Director, Saudi-Spanish Centre for Islamic Economics & Finance, IE Business School Panelists: Dr Abdel Aziz Mustafa – Director, Corporate Support, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Dr Boubacar Baidari – Director General, Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) Dr Eddy Chong Siong Choy –Director of Accreditation,  Finance Accreditation Agency Kader Merbouh – Director of the Executive Master Islamic Finance & International Cooperation Officer – MENA Zone, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France

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Invited Speakers Hakan Tokaç – Director General for Foreign Economic Relations, Undersecretariat of Treasury Zamir Iqbal – Head, World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center

Presentation: Cross Border Funds Distribution in Asia – Opportunities for Islamic Funds

Armin Choksey — Director, Head of Asian Investment Fund Centre, PwC Singapore  

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Bilal Rasul — Executive Director, Chairman’s Secretariat, Head of Islamic Finance Department, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)  

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Daniel Kablan Duncan — Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire

IFN Debate: Will standardization and regulation stifle innovation in a new market?

With legal infrastructure largely in place the burden is now on industry players to create new products and an efficient Islamic financial market. Is further regulation needed to propel the industry or should market players be left to steer market activities going forward? Will adherence to global standards only stifle growth? Moderator: Khalid Howladar — Managing Director, Acreditus Panelist: Dr Caroline Bolle — Head of Investment Banking, Bank Muscat Gautam Datta — Chief Executive Officer, National Takaful Company SC & Advisor on the Board of Al Madina Insurance Khalid Al Kayed — CEO, Bank Nizwa Muhamad Shukri Abdullah — Associate Director, Strategic Corporate Relations, FAA Lo’ai Bataineh — Chief Executive Officer, U Capital Trevor Norman — Director, Islamic Finance and Funds Group,…

Onstage Interview: The Future of Human Capital in the Islamic Finance Industry

  Interviewer: Abdulkader Thomas — CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services Interviewee: Khairul Nizam — CEO, FAA Yusry Yusoff — CEO, IBFIM

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Regulatory, Taxation Issues and Shariah Governance Frameworks for Islamic Banks in South Africa: Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Shabir Chohan, CEO, Al Baraka Bank – South Africa Panelists: Ahmed Suliman, Shariah Advisor, FNB Islamic Banking Mufti Shafique Jakhura, Member, Shariah Supervisory Board member, Al Baraka Bank – South Africa Yasmeen Suliman, Executive, Tax, Bowmans Yusuf Suliman, Head, Shariah Advisory, Standard Bank

Islamic Investments and Funds in Asia: Developing Growth in Key Sectors and New Asset Classes

Investment experts and advisors offer their perspectives on potential growth sectors in the Islamic investment universe. Which classes and sectors will deliver and what is hindering the development of others? How will Asia compete with the UK and the GCC in the Shariah compliant real estate space? Closing the gap between high demand and low supply of Islamic wealth management products Can the development of Waqf serve as a catalyst for driving growth in Islamic wealth management? Is the Islamic investment industry going into regulatory overdrive or is more regulation actually necessary? Improving the distribution of Islamic funds by using passporting options Which elements are crucial when choosing the right fund domicile or investment vehicle? Panelists: Bishr Shiblaq - Head,…

Presentation – What Initiatives Exist to Develop Talent and Human Capital in the Islamic Finance Services

Dr Amat Taap Manshor - Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency, Malaysia   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FAA_Dr_Amat_Taap_Manshor-IFN_KL.pdf"]

Investors Roundtable: Shifting Trends and Winning Strategies

Outlook for offshore Sukuk and offshore Islamic funds: New markets, new players The case for government-linked investments and infrastructure funds: Outlook for Asian PPPs Islamic private equity and venture capital funds: What infrastructure is necessary for Asia to catch up to the Middle East? What is inhibiting the growth of Islamic ETFs and index-linked investments? Moderator: Noripah Kamso - Former Advisor, CIMB Islamic, Malaysia Panelists: Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman - Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara, Malaysia Alka Banerjee - Managing Director of Global Equity & Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices, USA Mahdzir Othman - Chief Executive Officer, i-VCap Management, Malaysia Mushthaq Ahmad Ibrahim - Chief Executive Officer, KFH Asset Management, Malaysia Ritjana Ceveli - Managing Director of Asset Management…

Investment Titans: The Islamic Investment Strategy: A Five Year Plan

Global Islamic investment leaders are asked to share their views on what Asian investors can expect from the Islamic investment environment in the next five years. Which investment vehicles are expected to thrive and which would have run their course? Are forays into emerging markets worth the risk and how should these be assessed? How are fund managers adapting their strategy to prevailing political and economic conditions in Asia? Panelists: Maznah Mahbob - Chief Executive Officer, AmInvest, Malaysia Nicholas Kaiser - Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Saturna Capital, USA Nor Rejina Rahim — Country Head — Malaysia, Nomura Asset Management Sandeep Singh - Country Head - Malaysia & Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management

Enabling Growth: Resolving Key Regulatory, Risk and Shariah Issues Facing the Industry

Can new regulations actually address the higher cost of Islamic finance transactions? Tradability of Sukuk: The question of Shariah compliance Addressing the management of risks and provision of liquidity to Islamic finance institutions Evolving from a risk transfer to a risk sharing model in the Basel III environment: Are current products staying true to the risk sharing model? Raising capital in accordance with Basel III and other regulations: The challenge for financial institutions The pan Asian Sukuk debate : Discussing opposing viewpoints on Shariah compliance Legal and tax considerations in advancing Islamic finance— what emerging concerns must be addressed today Panelists: Andri Aidham Badri - Partner, Kadir Andri & Partners, Malaysia Mohd Nazri Chik - General Manager & Head of…

IFN Asia Issuers Roundtable

We invite the region’s most successful issuers to discuss key trends, features and success factors of their most prominent deals. Why did they choose to raise funds Islamically? What drove the success of the issuances and what made these deals unique? In hindsight, what would these issuers have done differently? Cagamas RM4.2 billion Sukuk Commodity Murabahah Khazanah Nasional SG$600 million convertible Sukuk FWU Group US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah Panelists: Mohd Izani Ghani - Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia Rafiza Ghazali - Chief Financial Officer, Cagamas, Malaysia Sohail Jaffer - Deputy CEO, FWU Global Takaful Solutions, United Arab Emirates

Sukuk and the Asian Islamic Capital Market: The Challenge to Innovate

The call to innovate has been consistently echoed by industry players with the lack of market depth and breadth and its reliance on replicating conventional products often blamed for the innovation deficiency. Is it time for the Islamic finance industry to transform its business model? Is there truly customer demand for innovative Islamic finance products? Addressing the over-reliance on Sukuk: What else is out there? Connecting Shariah compliance with real innovation Will Basel III requirements drive innovative structuring? Building the infrastructure to support large scale, cross border and multi-jurisdictional deals New and innovative offerings and asset classes in the pipeline Panelists: Alhami Mohd Abdan - Head, International Finance & Capital Market, OCBC Al-Amin Bank, Malaysia Issam Al Tawari - Chairman…

Launch of Islamic Banking Intelligence: The First Comprehensive Global Islamic Banking Database and Analytical Business Intelligence Dashboard

Marjan Naseri - Senior Islamic Banking Expert, Innovation & Development Corp   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IBI_Launch_-_Presentation.pdf"]

Launch of Islamic Banking Intelligence: The First Comprehensive Global Islamic Banking Database and Analytical Business Intelligence Dashboard

Omid Torabi - Managing Director, Innovation & Development Corp   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IBI_Launch_-_Presentation.pdf"]

Presentation: Will Innovation in Islamic Finance Require a New Business Model?

Jawad Ali - Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding, United Arab Emirates

Asian Regulatory Roundtable: Driving Growth through Effective Regulatory Environments

Central to the success of Asia’s Sukuk markets are the tireless efforts made by Asian regulators in building enabling regulatory frameworks and promoting governance. As the Islamic finance marketplace evolves so must the standards that govern the industry. What strides have regulators of aspiring Islamic investment destinations made in promoting Islamic finance transactions? What synergies exist between the various Asian Islamic economies and what can be done to strengthen ties? Anticipated impact of regulatory changes in the coming year in the Asian Islamic finance landscape Assessing the introduction of Shariah standards frameworks in Malaysia and the likely impact on capital markets issues Is the setting up of a global Shariah board a viable solution to solving Shariah issues? Is it…

Keynote Address by Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi

Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi - Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, IDB Group

Industry Titans Roundtable: Islamic Finance 2015

We ask global Islamic finance thought leaders to share their vision of what the Islamic finance landscape will look like in 2015. Which markets are likely to lead and which sectors will flourish. What challenges lie ahead for Asia to stay in the game and what needs to happen now to achieve this vision? Moderator: Mohammad Faiz Azmi - Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia Panelists: Badlisyah Abdul Ghani - Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic Mohammad Kamran Wajid - Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Financial Services & Emirates NBD Capital, United Arab Emirates Rafe Haneef — Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah, Malaysia Wasim Akhtar Saifi — Global Head of Islamic Banking, Consumer Banking & Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq, Malaysia