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Structuring Real Estate Finance and Investment using Islamic Facilities in Saudi Arabia

Large, complex real estate transactions still stand out in Saudi Arabia. How can Shariah compliance be achieved on such transactions and what structures can be offered through Islamic finance? What opportunities are offered by project developments associated with Hajj and Umrah, as well as the new free zones in Saudi Arabia? We also analyse the REITs market and ask what’s needed to improve performance. Finally, what are the latest opportunities for Shariah compliant direct investment into European and US real estate markets? Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas, CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services Panelists: Abdullah Douleh, Head of Local Real Estate, Jadwa Investment  Abdul-Rahman Hammad, Regional Director Middle East, IdealRatings

Nurturing Digitization and Financial Technology in Saudi Arabia

Through an expert panel we discuss the role of technology in the Saudi Arabian Islamic financial services industry, assessing the latest developments in platforms, products and delivery channels across a wide spectrum of financial services. What needs to be implemented for financial technology investment to thrive in Saudi Arabia? What model ensures successful integration of investors, accelerators and technology entrepreneurs and where and how will the next wave of investment opportunities in FinTech take place? Finally, can venture capital and private equity ever truly be Shariah compliant, and what role do they play in the brave new world of Islamic Fintech? Moderator: Husam Yaghi, CTO, Alhamrani Group Panelists: Maher Al Kaabi, Group Head of Islamic Banking, Emirates NBD  Mohammed Alsehli, CEO, Wethaq Peter…

Growth and Innovation of Capital Markets and Asset Management in the Kingdom: Highlights and Opportunities

We look at the development of convertible and exchangeable Sukuk, the initiation of domestic securitization programs for non-bank financial institutions, the potential for Waqf in capital markets and asset management, as well as recent investment management innovations such as trade finance funds, equity index funds, debt funds, securitization funds and REITs. We assess the diversification of funding for corporates in Saudi and the potential for syndicated finance and Sukuk issuance among medium-sized corporates, as well as recent developments and opportunities in the local equity market. We also discuss important issues such as the national privatisation program, the Shariah-compliance of tradable debt instruments, credit enhancement, ratings, and the development and deepening of domestic secondary markets. Moderator: Khalid Howladar, Managing Director and Founder,…

Using Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships to Finance Infrastructure Development in The Kingdom

We examine the privatization program in the Kingdom and address its objectives and challenges. We look at opportunities in key sectors and ask what role financial institutions can play in the PPP/BOT process – what has been done to date, what is expected from bank financing and capital markets and what can be learnt from overseas? We discuss the National Centre for Privatisation and ask what the private sector and Islamic finance can offer in the development of the Kingdom’s important infrastructure and social welfare projects and the long-term benefit of the Saudi people. Moderator: Shibeer Ahmed, Partner, Winston & Strawn Panelists: Abdulkader Thomas, CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services  Faisal Mardam, Head of Structured Finance Division, Banque Saudi Fransi Mahmoud Abdel-Baky, Partner, Dentons

Presentation: Gold – Opportunities for Financial Innovation

Recent Shariah rulings have provided opportunities for products based around Gold. We take a detailed look at this interesting and innovative area. Andrew Naylor, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council

Interview: Ethical and Sustainable Investment in the Kingdom and Beyond

Interviewer: Khalid Howladar, Managing Director and Founder, Acreditus Interviewees:  Abdulwahhab Abed, Head of Regional Business Development, SEDCO Capital Muhsin Jeena, Head of Regional Business, MENA & SEA, Old Mutual Investment Group

Interview: The Islamic Financial Institution of the Future – Digitization, Smart Contracts and Blockchain

We ask how corporate and retail banking, Takaful and payments are set to be revolutionised by the widespread adoption of digital disintermediation and distributed ledger technology. Interviewer: Khalid Howladar, Managing Director and Founder, Acreditus Interviewee: Ayman Sejiny, CEO and General Manager, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

Growing Mortgage Finance and Home Ownership in Saudi Arabia and Exploring the Role of Islamic Finance

We examine the financing of the Kingdom’s ambitious housing program through the growth and development of the domestic mortgage market. What needs to be done to further drive home ownership in the Kingdom and what else does the mortgage ecosystem require? What is the latest assessment of Saudi Arabian Mortgage Laws and where does Islamic finance play a role? We analyse the potential for real estate securitization and asset-backed Sukuk in Saudi and what the market needs for this to move forward including structures and regulation. Moderator: John Sandwick, General Manager, Safa Investment Services Panelists: Abdulelah Saleh Al-Shaikh, CEO, Saudi Home Loans Azizi Ali, Senior Vice-President, Business and Product Development, Cagamas (National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia) Fabrice Susini, CEO, Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company …

Building a Nation: Funding Development in Saudi Arabia

We discuss key issues relevant to 2030 Vision and the funding of development in Saudi Arabia through Shariah compliant methods. These include the Kingdom’s housing program and the development of the mortgage finance industry, public-private partnerships and their role in privatization and infrastructure financing. We also examine the ascendancy of financial technology in Saudi Arabia, the performance of the domestic financing sector, regulatory change, FTSE/MSCI inclusion, as well as the extension of multi-lateral global trade deals and investment. Lastly, how can education and further development ensure these initiatives are sustainable and long-term? Moderator: John Sandwick, General Manager, Safa Investment Services Panelists: Abdulkader Thomas, CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services  Asher Noor, Chief Investment Officer and CFO, AlTouq Group Ayman Sejiny, CEO and General Manager, Islamic Corporation…

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John Sandwick, General Manager, Safa Investment Service

Innovation in Islamic Investment Management: Waqf

We discuss the growing importance of revitalizing Waqf through the development and use of innovative capital market instruments. We examine how, through innovative products and services, we can further develop Waqf assets in order to facilitate growth in the Islamic investment and asset management industry, thereby promoting financial inclusion and social development. Moderator: Aida Othman, Director, ZICO Shariah Advisory Services Panelists: Aiza Azreen Ahmad, Director, Strategic Development, Boost eWallet Mohd Nazri Chik, Group Chief Shariah Officer, Bank Islam Dr Ridzwan Bakar, Professional Lecturer, Multimedia Universiti, Treasurer, International Waqf Action Council (iWaqf)

Real Estate Investment and REITs in Southeast Asia: Opportunities for Islamic Investors

Through an expert panel we discuss the evolution of the real estate investment and REIT market in Southeast Asia. How has the REIT market performed, what can we expect in the coming year and what is current investor sentiment and appetite? We discuss the role of regulation, asset quality and diversification. We also analyze direct real estate investment and assess the opportunities on offer for Shariah compliant investors. Moderator: Nicholas Edmondes, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins Panelists: Abdullah Douleh, Vice-President and Head of Real Estate, Jadwa Investment Jana Sehnalova, CEO, La Française Forum Securities Jeyabalan Parasingam, Partner, Azimuth Global Partners Zulhilmy Kamaruddin, Director, Investment Banking, RHB Banking Group

Environmental, Socially Responsible Investing and Islamic Investment: Opportunities for Development and Growth

We examine responsible, environmental and green finance in Asia and ask how ethical and Islamic finance can potentially become closer interlinked. We also discuss how Southeast Asia can grow its existing ESG niche among asset managers and owners and what role Islamic and ESG asset management can play toward achieving sustainable development goals. Do green bonds and Sukuk offer viable long-term investments and how can the industry address the relative scarcity of credible climate-related and low-carbon investment opportunities? When will Asia see the launch of a socially conscious ETF? Moderator: Daud Vicary Abdullah, Managing Director, DVA Consulting Panelists: Angelia Chin Sharpe, CEO/Country Head, Malaysia and Brunei, BNP Paribas Asset Management Bilal Parvaiz, Director, Islamic Business and Product Management, Standard Chartered Saadiq Malaysia Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN…

Pitch Playground

An exclusive opportunity to hear technology ventures from various funding stages to pitch their businesses and ideas. Umar Munshi, Founder, Ethis Group

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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.

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=""]

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

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Key Markets and Asset Classes in the Americas

What regulations currently exist to support and promote the growth of Islamic investments in the United States? What changes can Islamic investors expect in 2015? Key Shariah-compliant asset classes: What trends are emerging and what should investors look out for? Outlook for debt capital markets, equity funds, PE funds, i-ETFs and pension funds in the Shariah compliant investment space What prospects does the North American real estate sector hold for Islamic investors? Discussing an industry-wide strategy required to encourage inward investments Moderator: Lauren McAughtry – Group Managing Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Ayman Khaleq – Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Mahmood Ibrahim - Vice President, Greenstone Equity Partners Monem Salam – President, Saturna Malaysia Philip Churchill – Founder & Managing Partner, 90…

Keynote Address by Guest of Honour Dr Azeema Adam

Dr Azeema Adam - Governor, Maldives Monetary Authority

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

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Opening Keynote Address by Professor Datuk Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

Professor Datuk Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim – Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation

Opening Panel Session: Outlook for Islamic Finance in Kuwait

Prospects for the Islamic banking industry in Kuwait Developing a domestic Sukuk market : Progress and challenges Infrastructure and mega projects under the new five-year development plan: An opportunity for Islamic finance? Investment in real estate: What’s next for the Kuwaiti investor? How important is capturing the SME financing market segment for Islamic financial institutions in Kuwait and the GCC? New PPP Law: Utilizing Islamic infrastructure financing in public-private partnership ventures Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas – CEO, SHAPE Financial Panelists: Emad Al Monayea – Board Director and CEO, Kuwait Finance House Investment Fahed Boodai – Chairman, Gatehouse Bank Hossam Abdullah – Partner, ASAR-Al Ruwayeh & Partners Issam Z Al Tawari – Chairman and Managing Director, Rasameel Structured Finance Company Paul McViety – Legal Director, Head of Islamic Finance, DLA Piper

Opening Panel: The G20 Vision for Long Term Investment Financing and Possible Role of Islamic Finance

Subjects for discussion; Linking long-term finance with economic development G20 vision on long term finance and sustainable economic development The funding gap in emerging markets to finance their long-term sustainable development and the role of Islamic capital market products Moderator: Zamir Iqbal – Head, World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center Discussants: Mohamed Rafe bin Mohamed Haneef – CEO, HSBC Amanah, Malaysia Waleed Abdul Wahab – Director, Infrastructure Department, Islamic Development Bank Michael Bennett - Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, World Bank Neil D. Miller - Global Head of Islamic Finance, Linklaters LLP

Capital Raising and Securitization: What is Driving Europe’s Lending Market?

A discussion on structures, regulations, recent innovation and risks Moderator: Paul Peporte — Counsel, Allen & Overy, Luxembourg Panelists: Anouar Hasoune — Managing Director, Euris Group Alex Armstrong — Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions & Structured Finance, QInvest, Qatar Farmida Bi — Partner and Head of Islamic Finance – Europe, Norton Rose Fulbright Mark Smyth — Chief Investment Officer, Tawreeq Holdings, the UAE

The Turkey Dialogue

A high-level closed-door, invite-only, roundtable discussion comprising senior regulators and market leaders representing the participation finance industry in Turkey. A select group of international representatives will also be invited. This closed-door meeting will concentrate exclusively on Turkey’s bid to become a world-class financial center, with a focus on participation finance issues. Moderator: Lauren McAughtry — Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group Panelists: Ahmet Bicer — Executive Director, Head of Banking and Financial Institutions Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Avsar R Sungurlu — General Manager , BPY Asset Management Ayse Akkin — Managing Director, Debt Finance and Advisory, UNLU & Co Eda Tanyel — Group Manager of Structured Finance, HSBC Turkey  Eser Sagar — Deputy Head of Corporate Finance Department, Capital Markets…


Sylvie Sally Kinda Comopaore — Islamic Finance Project Manager, Groupe Coris Bank

Islamic Finance Workshop for Students

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Structuring Real Estate Finance and Investment using Islamic Facilities in Saudi Arabia

Large, complex real estate transactions still stand out in Saudi Arabia. How can Shariah compliance be achieved on such transactions and what structures can be offered through Islamic finance? What opportunities are offered by project developments associated with Hajj and Umrah, as well as the new free zones in Saudi Arabia? We also analyse the REITs market and ask what’s needed to improve performance. Finally, what are the latest opportunities for Shariah compliant direct investment into European and US real estate markets? Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas, CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services Panelists: Abdullah Douleh, Head of Local Real Estate, Jadwa Investment  Abdul-Rahman Hammad, Regional Director Middle East, IdealRatings

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

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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

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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