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Fostering Linkages and Promoting Opportunities between Islamic Finance and Social Finance

Financial activities that deliver tangible social impact represent a range of new and interesting opportunities to deploy innovative community-wide Shariah compliant finance solutions. How can Islamic financial institutions support microenterprises and entrepreneurship through schemes such as iTEKAD in Malaysia? How can Islamic finance play a pivotal role in the development of gender finance products and policies, empowering women, narrowing gender inequality and driving financial inclusion? How can Shariah compliant finance be further applied to social impact initiatives, enriching lives through the advancement of education, health and well-being? With such goals in mind, how do we design effective models and strategies, offer innovative products and measure the impact of these important initiatives? Moderator: Azleena Idris, Director, Corporate Services Division, PayNet Panelists:…

The IFN Green and Sustainable Finance and Investment Dialogue

With COP26 fresh in our minds, what steps can regional governments, policy and standards setters, regulators and financial institutions take to align ESG and sustainable finance and investment with the collective problems it is trying to address, such as climate change? Having witnessed unprecedented recent growth, what, on macro and micro levels, is the sustainable and ESG investment industry today, and what is it not? What investment products and styles do different ESG investors now demand, how can their requirements be satisfied and is there an increasing divergence between Institutional versus retail, and active versus passive? With significant existing convergence between Shariah compliant assets and sustainable investing, what opportunities are there for financing and investment products that satisfy both? Locally,…

The Evolution of Southeast Asian Islamic Financial Technology

The IFN FinTech Landscape identifies 65 Shariah compliant fintech providers in Southeast Asia, making the region an important Islamic fintech centre. How do we assess the rapid evolution of Shariah compliant fintech in Southeast Asia and what is the value proposition, market positioning and comparative advantage of our Islamic fintech offerings? With five digital bank licenses available in Malaysia, and with the digital banking sector in Malaysia about to experience a tectonic shift, what will the challenger banks look like and how will Shariah compliant products feature? Will we witness the successful mass positioning of appealing Islamic digital retail, wealth management and pension offerings in the region? What is the potential for regional government-sponsored fintech growth funds and how would…

Funding Opportunities and Growth: Southeast Asian Islamic Corporate Finance and Capital Markets

What do Southeast Asian Islamic credit markets look like in the coming 12 months, and what are the options for potential corporate, sovereign and supranational issuers? What are investors demanding in terms of pricing, tenor, rating, structure as well as other factors such as ESG? What do the major Southeast Asia centers offer as listing destinations for Sukuk issuance, as well as other products such as investment trusts and ETFs? How can Shariah compliant instruments, including Sukuk, be further applied to the funding of alternative asset classes in the region? How significant are recent dollar-denominated green and sustainability-linked sovereign Sukuk? How is technology such as blockchain shaping and influencing Islamic corporate finance and capital markets, considering notable recent innovations by…

Operational Issues Facing Islamic Financial Institutions in Southeast Asia

Through a respected panel we address two current, important operational issues affecting Islamic financial institutions and financial products. Firstly, we discuss reform of global benchmarks, the transition to risk-free rates and the implications for Islamic financial products. Secondly, we examine the development of liquidity management tools, including repurchase agreements and their Shariah compliant equivalents, and how they offer value to regional Islamic financial institutions. Moderator: Prof Dr Obiyathullah Ismath Bacha, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Panelists: Angus Salim Amran, Group Treasurer, RHB Banking Group Elias Moubarak, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins Dr Mohamad Zabidi Ahmad, Senior Strategic Advisor, DDCAP Professor Dr Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah, Department of Finance, Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS), International Islamic University Malaysia…

Keynote Address Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO, Bursa Malaysia

Keynote Address Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO, Bursa Malaysia

The Islamic Economy: Improving Livelihoods and Creating Prosperity

With Southeast Asian nations looking to kickstart economic recovery through commercial activity and stimulus, it is time for the Islamic economy, and all its components, to show its true mettle. Have we truly grasped the importance of the Halal economy to the prosperity of regional economies, as well as to the continued growth of Islamic financial institutions? What role will Southeast Asian Islamic financial institutions play in meeting the challenges of the real economy through mobilizing the funding and liquidity support necessary to stimulate the vital SME and corporate sector? Through socially impactful strategies, how can Islamic financial institutions inspire and support entrepreneurship, thereby creating jobs and improving livelihoods? How can successful initiatives such as Values-Based Intermediation (VBI) be harmonised…

Keynote Address Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Keynote Address Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

The Evolution of GCC Islamic Financial Technology – Digital Assets, Crowdfunding and Digitization

With the GCC boasting 51 Shariah compliant fintech providers on the IFN Fintech Landscape, what is a realistic assessment of the sector across multiple verticals? With noteworthy developments in equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending in the GCC, what’s next in the evolution of these important activities? How do ECF and P2P address and reduce funding gaps, particularly in the SME sector, and how can they be further harnessed to fund regional entrepreneurial activity? What is the role and success rate of tech accelerator programs in regional centers, and what else can be done to provide vital seed and growth capital for regional Islamic fintechs? With the first Bitcoin fund being listed on NASDAQ Dubai, what is the future of crypto…

Operational Issues Facing Islamic Financial Institutions in the Gulf

Through a respected panel we address two current, important operational issues affecting Islamic financial institutions and financial products in the Gulf. Firstly, we discuss reform of global benchmarks, the transition to risk-free rates and the implications for Islamic financial products. Secondly, we examine the development of liquidity management tools – repurchase agreements and their Shariah compliant equivalents – and how they offer value to regional Islamic financial institutions. Moderator: Stephen Knight, Partner, Dentons Panelists: Anita Wieja-Caruba, Associate Director, Strategy, Policy and Risk, Dubai Financial Services Authority Ijlal Ahmed Alvi, CEO, International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Rizwan Malik, Head – Standards Implementation and Strategic Developments, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

Green, Transition and Sustainability-Linked Finance and Investment – Shariah Compliant Options

Alongside ‘Transition to Net Zero’ and decarbonisation targets, what is realistically achievable and what does net zero mean for important sectors in the GCC such as aviation, oil and gas and other asset-based industries? How are Shariah compliant financing products and assets playing a role in this shift and what do green Sukuk offer in relation to transition and sustainability-linked initiatives? How can the financing of Shariah compliant assets continue to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs and towards the Paris Accord? Where and how do ESG investing and Shariah compliant investing complement each other, and how can we further leverage this important linkage? We ask an expert panel. Moderator: Jessica Robinson, Founder and Managing Director, Moxie Future…

Funding Opportunities and Growth: GCC Islamic Corporate Finance and Capital Markets

What do GCC credit markets look like in the coming 12 months, what are the options for potential corporate, sovereign and supranational issuers? How influential are oil prices on regional Islamic capital markets? What are investors demanding in terms of pricing, tenor, rating, structure, as well as other factors such as ESG? What do the major GCC centres offer as listing destinations for Sukuk issuance, as well as other products such as investment trusts and ETFs? How can Shariah compliant instruments, including Sukuk, be further applied to the funding of alternative asset classes in the region? How is technology such as blockchain shaping and influencing Islamic corporate finance and capital markets, considering notable recent innovations by GCC Islamic banks? Finally,…

The Islamic Economy: Improving Livelihoods and Creating Prosperity

With GCC countries looking to kickstart economic recovery through commercial activity, stimulus and technology, it is time for the Islamic economy, and all its components, to show its true mettle. Have we truly grasped the importance of the Halal economy to the prosperity of regional economies, as well as to the continued growth of Islamic financial institutions? What role will regional Islamic financial institutions play in meeting the challenges of the real economy through mobilizing the funding and liquidity support necessary to stimulate the vital SME and corporate sectors? How is financial technology playing a role in regional development and the enhancement of financial inclusion in GCC countries? And through socially impactful strategies, how can Islamic financial institutions inspire and…

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Omar Mustafa Ansari, Secretary General, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

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

What’s Happening in Fintech Investment and Why?

Presenter: Abdul H. Basit – Chief Financial Officer, Innovate Finance

Presentation: Financial Technology and Islamic Finance in North Africa

Presenter: Rachid Ouaich – Co-Founder, ConexCap

How are Equity Crowdfunding and PropTech Altering the Real Estate Landscape?

  Moderator: Philip Churchill – Founder and Managing Partner,90 North Real Estate Partners Panelists: Anouar Adham – CEO, MercyCrowd Azeemeh Zaheer – Managing Director, Naissance Capital Javed Khan – CEO, PropTech Crowd Zeeshan Uppal – COO & Co-Founder, Yielders

Project Finance and Capital-Raising: State of the Market

As an increasing number of non-traditional Sukuk issuers begin to assess the inclusion of Sukuk in their monetary policies and with infrastructure spending in developing countries set to reach US $1 trillion per year, much has been said about the use of Sukuk in financing infrastructure projects. Considerations for debut issuers in Saudi Arabia Market trends from a product, structuring and pricing perspective What is driving the surge of Islamic capital raising in the KSA? What’s in the global pipeline for infrastructure and project Sukuk? Where are we likely to see future mega-deals? How will the current economic climate and commodity prices impact how infrastructure deals are done? Saudi investments in the energy Sukuk market Moderator : Lawrence Oliver — Deputy…

Deepening Oman’s Islamic Capital Market and Creating an Efficient Market

Going beyond sovereign and corporate Sukuk issuances, how will market players develop a sustainable and efficient Islamic capital market in Oman? Moderator: Salman Ahmed — Head of Islamic Finance - Middle East and Africa, Trowers & Hamlins Panelists: Ahsan Ali — Managing Director, Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank, the UAE Anita Yadav — Senior Director, Global Markets & Treasury, Head of Fixed Income Research, Emirates NBD Bank Mansoor Jamal Malik — Managing Partner, AMJ Musaveer Ahmed — Treasurer, MB Holding Company Mustafa M. AL-Lawati — Head – Investment Banking, Project Finance and Syndications, Alizz Islamic Bank

Presentation: Talent Development in Islamic finance

Zaineb Sefiani, Founder, Carrera Learning

The New Normal: How do Islamic Capital Markets, Investment Banking and Responsible Finance Initiatives in the Gulf Look Today?

What has changed for potential issuers since March and what new challenges do they now face? What specific factors will directly affect fixed income spreads in the coming 12 months and will we see restructurings, workouts and re-financings in the region? What do new Sovereign Sukuk issuers bring to the Gulf region; what structures, opportunities and risk tolerance will satisfy investors in the coming year, and how will issuers meet these requirements? What will we see with regional project and infrastructure finance and what liquidity is now available for large scale projects? What role do new technologies play in driving growth and innovation in capital markets? What role can pandemic and disaster recovery bonds play and how can Islamic finance…

Opening Keynote Address by Dr Mulya E. Siregar

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

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Dr Bambang PS Brodjonegoro – Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia  

Islamic FinTech: Is What We Did Yesterday Sufficient for Tomorrow?

Given its unique service proposition, has Shariah compliant financial technology fulfilled its undoubted potential? Has Islamic FinTech successfully leveraged on its significant and genuine comparative advantage, and if not, why not? What of Islamic FinTech’s readiness, suitability and agility to address and offer solutions to market-driven problem statements? Can Islamic FinTech build on its strengths in alternative funding channels such as P2P, as well as other initiatives designed to foster financial inclusion? If so, what does the next generation Islamic FinTech look like, how is it funded, managed and regulated, and how does it scale? What of activities such as Islamic WealthTech, PropTech and InsurTech? Will they ever reach scalability and be accessible by the masses? Times of significant volatility…

Islamic Finance, Investment, Banking and Takaful in Nigeria

Nigeria is the second- largest OIC economy; nevertheless, the sustained low oil price has impacted its economy. With a growing Islamic finance sector and the stability of the gGovernment, there is immense potential for sustainable growth. Through a respected panel, we take a look at developments in regulation, banking, capital markets, investment management and Takaful and theits impact onto the Nigerian economy. In addition, we assess the success of its debut sovereign Sukuk and the opportunities for Islamic finance in the region. Moderator: Ahsan Ali, Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank Panelists: Abdulkadir Abbas, Deputy Director, Securities and Exchange Commission Jude Chiemeka, Divisional Head, Trading Business, Nigerian Stock Exchange Patience Oniha, Director General, Debt Management Office Umara Farouk Amina, Head, Research & Strategy Management,…

IFN Bangladesh OnAir Forum 2021

Keynote Address: Md Nazrul Islam, Deputy General Manager, Bangladesh Bank Presentation: Tengfu Li, Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Services Brave New World: Islamic Finance in Bangladesh What does the Bangladeshi Islamic finance landscape look like in 2021 and what does the domestic Islamic finance ecosystem still require from regulators and market participants for it to flourish across multiple product areas and asset classes? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for Islamic finance in Bangladesh? How can regulatory, Shariah governance and legal frameworks be developed and implemented to support Islamic finance? Are current liquidity management tools for Islamic banks sufficient? Can Islamic finance, including Sukuk and syndication, be deployed to fund the Bangladeshi corporate and government-linked sector,…

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

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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…

Asset Allocation Strategies and Cross Border Distribution

Long and short-terms asset allocation strategies and trends for Islamic investors Asset mix and risk tolerance across asset classes How will current market conditions alter asset allocation strategy? How is the concept of passporting influencing offshore fund distribution and overcoming regulatory hurdles to fund distribution? How can the mechanism for distribution of funds in non-Muslim countries be improved? Will new regulations promote cross border distribution? Moderator: Bishr Shiblaq – Head, Dubai Representative Office, Arendt & Medernach Panelists: Brian J. Luck – Director, Investment Advisory, Asiya Investments, UAE Jamaluddin Nor Mohamad - Director of Islamic and Alternative Markets, Bursa Malaysia Kamran Butt – Managing Director, Head of Client Advisory & International Sales, Sedco Capital, Saudi Arabia Muneer Khan – Partner, Simmons & Simmons Middle East 

Prospects for Commodity Murabahah and Islamic Treasury Products

Opportunities for further growth in Commodity Murabahah A look at new structures in Islamic treasury and liquidity products Impact of recent regulations affecting Islamic deposits on the Islamic banking industry Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial Panelists: Ahmad Nazir Che Yen – Director, Group Islamic Banking, CIMB Islamic Azzizi Mohamad Ghazi – Managing Director, Ableace Raakin Cassim Docrat – Director, DDCAP Group, UAE Suzaizi Mohd Morshid – Senior Vice President & Head of Treasury, RHB Islamic Bank Tom Guest – Associate Director, Eiger Trading

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Dr Mohammad Fetanat – President, Securities and Exchange Organization of Iran  

Onstage Interview : Paving the Way Forward for Islamic Finance in Global Markets

Interviewer : Jawad Ali — Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding Interviewees : Khaled Al Aboodi — CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Prof Dr. Rifaat Ahmed Abdelkarim — CEO, International Islamic Liquidity Corp

The Future of Islamic Banking in Asia

This panel will feature leaders in Asia’s Islamic finance industry offering their views on where the industry is headed and initiatives in each major industry sector and market. Hear directly from Islamic finance leads on their plans to stimulate Islamic banking activity, develop education and leadership in Islamic finance and grow  Islamic investments in their respective markets. Moderator : Imran Mufti — Partner, Hogan Lovells, the UAE Panelists : Ibrahim Hassan — CEO and Managing Director, RHB Islamic Bank Mahmud Hossain — Managing Director, Millennium Information Solution Mustafha Haji Abdul Razak — Managing Director, Bank Rakyat Malaysia

Presentation: Asia Pacific Asset Management 2020: Get Ready for the Asian Decade

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

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Jawad Ali — Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding  

The Hunt for Yield and Preservation of Wealth in an age of Volatility

Moderator: Rejina Rahim — Managing Director and Country Head, Nomura Asset Management Malaysia Panelists: Alexandra Solnik — Executive Director, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Najmah Robert Hahm — CEO, Mashreq Capital Ed Bond — Executive Director, Head of South East Asia Investor Services & APAC Collateral Management Sales, J.P. Morgan Investor Services Hanifah Hashim — Executive Director & Head, Malaysian Fixed Income & Sukuk, Franklin Templeton Michael Orzano — Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices, the US

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Fostering Linkages and Promoting Opportunities between Islamic Finance and Social Finance

Financial activities that deliver tangible social impact represent a range of new and interesting opportunities to deploy innovative community-wide Shariah compliant finance solutions. How can Islamic financial institutions support microenterprises and entrepreneurship through schemes such as iTEKAD in Malaysia? How can Islamic finance play a pivotal role in the development of gender finance products and policies, empowering women, narrowing gender inequality and driving financial inclusion? How can Shariah compliant finance be further applied to social impact initiatives, enriching lives through the advancement of education, health and well-being? With such goals in mind, how do we design effective models and strategies, offer innovative products and measure the impact of these important initiatives? Moderator: Azleena Idris, Director, Corporate Services Division, PayNet Panelists:…

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