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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)

Disrupting and Enabling: Islamic Fintech and Crowdfunding Platforms in Oman

With Oman witnessing notable developments in the areas of equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, what’s next in the evolution of these exciting activities? How do ECF and P2P work in practice, what platforms are they built on and how might they help address and reduce funding gaps in the Omani economy, particularly in the SME sector? What role do the CMA and CBO sandboxes play in the conception and development of new Shariah compliant capital market, insurance and banking products in Oman, and what is their place in the fintech ecosystem? Through this ecosystem, will we witness the successful development positioning of appealing Islamic digital retail, wealth management, Takaful and pension offerings in Oman? Moderator: Zaineb Sefiani, Founder, Carrera Learning…

Issues facing Islamic Banks and Islamic Financing in Oman

We address two current, important operational issues influencing Islamic financial institutions and financial products in Oman. Firstly, we examine the enforceability of Islamic finance contracts in the Sultanate and assess mechanisms for dispute resolution, the role of the courts and arbitral tribunals. We ask if Islamic finance contracts are recognized in their own right, whether they are differentiated from conventional products, how regulatory bodies have responded to registration of security charges in Islamic finance contracts, and what precedents have been established in cases of default. Secondly, with the global transition to risk-free rates, what are the implications for Islamic financial products in Oman and the Gulf region? We seek the views of an expert panel. Moderator: Asad Qayyum, Managing Partner,…

Green, Transition and Sustainability-Linked Finance, Sukuk and Investment Funds in Oman

What steps has Oman taken toward the development of ESG investing and what does the Sultanate offer potential issuers of green bonds and Sukuk, blue bonds and other products related to transition and sustainability? Alongside ‘Transition to Net Zero’ and decarbonisation targets, what is realistically achievable and what does net zero mean for important domestic sectors such as aviation, oil and gas and other asset-based industries? How are Shariah compliant banking, capital market and investment products playing a role in this important shift? What incentives will encourage Oman’s private sector’s involvement in sustainable projects? How can the financing of Shariah compliant assets in Oman continue to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs and toward the Paris Accord? We…

Oman Vision 2040 and The Islamic Economy: Improving Livelihoods and Creating Prosperity

How are the key tenets of Oman Vision 2040 combining with the broader Islamic economy to inspire a period of sustained economic recovery in Oman? How are incentives under Oman Vision 2040 providing stimulus for the real economy through identifying and closing funding gaps in the vital SME and corporate sectors, and what role do Islamic banks, capital markets and investment managers play? In the shift away from hydrocarbons, what sectors and activities are ripe for growth and development in Oman, and how can Islamic banking, capital markets and asset management facilitate this rotation? Through social impact products and strategies, how can Islamic banks, asset management and capital market initiatives promote entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in Oman, thereby creating jobs…

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H.E. Tahir Salim Al Amri, Executive President, Central Bank of Oman

The Evolution of UK Financial Technology

The Evolution of UK Financial Technology The IFN Fintech Landscape identifies 39 Islamic fintech providers in the UK, making it the world’s largest Shariah fintech centre. Considering this, how do we assess the rapid evolution of the sector? What is the value proposition and market positioning of UK Islamic fintech offerings and what can Shariah compliant challenger banks learn from their conventional counterparts? How can UK Islamic fintech fulfil its potential through offering Shariah compliant financial solutions to minorities, particularly in retail finance, pensions and wealth management? How can traditional Islamic financial institutions effectively maintain competitiveness in these product areas through innovation and investment? What are the potential implications, if any, of the findings of the Kalifa Report for UK…

Investors Roundtable: UK Opportunities for Shariah Compliant Direct Real Estate and Private Equity Investment

Investors Roundtable: UK Opportunities for Shariah Compliant Direct Real Estate and Private Equity Investment Through a panel of international investment professionals, we explore current and potentially innovative Shariah compliant investment types and asset classes. What are the latest opportunities and demands for Shariah compliant direct investment into UK real estate market? Considering the evolution of working practices in the UK, what is the future of the office and what are the implications for UK commercial real estate investment? With an active private equity market, what are potential targets for investment into the UK market and what structures are being employed? Aside from these, what new and interesting asset classes have presented themselves in the past year? Moderator: Celia de Anca, Director,…

Driving Development in UK Islamic Corporate Banking and Capital Markets

Driving Development in UK Islamic Corporate Banking and Capital Markets What will the second Sovereign Sukuk achieve and what does it represent for UK Islamic financial services, and UK Islamic banks in particular? What does the UK offer as a listing destination for sovereign, supranational and corporate Sukuk issuance, as well as other products such as investment trusts and ETFs? Is there an effective secondary market in the UK for Sukuk? How can Shariah compliant instruments, including Sukuk, be further applied to the funding of alternative asset classes and sustainable assets? How is technology such as blockchain shaping and influencing Islamic corporate banking and capital markets, considering notable recent innovations by GCC Islamic banks? Finally, how can global and domestic…

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Driving Development in UK Islamic Corporate Banking and Capital Markets

Driving Development in UK Islamic Corporate Banking and Capital Markets What will the second Sovereign Sukuk achieve and what does it represent for UK Islamic financial services, and UK Islamic banks in particular? What does the UK offer as a listing destination for sovereign, supranational and corporate Sukuk issuance, as well as other products such as investment trusts and ETFs? Is there an effective secondary market in the UK for Sukuk? How can Shariah compliant instruments, including Sukuk, be further applied to the funding of alternative asset classes and sustainable assets? How is technology such as blockchain shaping and influencing Islamic corporate banking and capital markets, considering notable recent innovations by GCC Islamic banks? Finally, how can global and domestic…

Financing Renewable, Responsible, Social and Sustainable Projects

What role does Islamic finance play in the funding of green, sustainable, social and responsible initiatives and how available are Islamic facilities for these projects in reality? Through an expert panel, we analyze project uses, product structures, rating and reporting issues and ask how Islamic financial products can provide effective funding for sustainable and environmentally responsible projects and initiatives in Southeast Asia.  What of other important strategic sectors: healthcare, housing, education and agriculture? Moderator: Firoz Abdul Hamid, Advisor, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Panelists: Chairil Nazri Ahmad, Head of Sector – Energy and Facilities Management, UiTM Holdings Ernest Navaratnam, Group CEO, Cenergi SEA Juniza Zahari, Director, Debt and Capital Markets, Affin Hwang Investment Bank Rozani Osman, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank Sid Kusuma, Senior Vice-President –…

Unleashing Innovative Possibilities in Islamic Finance

At its core, Islamic finance has both the mandate and capability to spur innovation to generate real value for all participants. Leveraging off the leading final innovation project of ICD's Miras Islamic Finance Talent Development Program, an esteemed industry group of panellists will discuss the importance of engendering a culture of innovation and discuss ways to unleash the innovative potential of Islamic finance institutions to drive further growth and real-world positive impact.Brought to you by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Moderator: Badlisyah Abdul Ghani — Deputy CEO, Lembaga Tabung Haji Panelists: Fazhil Kyeyune Mwesigwa — Risk Analyst, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector and MIRAS Fellow Associate 2015 Nida Raza — Director…

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: Dr Aida Othman – Director, ZICO Shariah Panelists: Farrukh Habib – Researcher, International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance Mazlan Ahmad – Executive Chairman, Finterra Maznah Mahbob – Partner, Finance and Investments, Strategic Swiss Partners Shamsiah Abdul Karim – Senior Vice-President, Shariah and Product Development Division, Bank Muamalat Malaysia

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Khaled Al Aboodi — CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector  

Islamic Finance and Banking in Indonesia: 2018 and onwards

With the emergence of BPKH as a notable regional player, recent significant capital-raising exercises and impressive asset growth rates from domestic Islamic banks, the continued efforts of the National Committee on Islamic Finance, the embrace of fintech and the development of the Islamic capital markets, there is much to discuss in Indonesian Islamic finance. We ask the industry’s elite to share their views on local and regional developments – including regulation – that will influence the development of Islamic finance in the Republic. Moderator: Hurriyah El Islamy — Executive Board Member, Badan Pengelola Keuangan Haji (BPKH) Panelists: Ibrahim Ali Shoukry — Regional Head, South East Asia Hub, Indonesia, Islamic Development Bank Irwan Abdalloh — Head of Islamic Capital Market Division, Indonesia Stock Exchange Luky Alfirman — Director-General…

Investor Roundtable: Mapping Asia’s Investment Landscape

The Investors Day kicks off with an expert panel of investment leaders offering their view on where the Islamic fund management industry is headed in light of the global contraction of emerging markets, plunging oil prices and general market volatility. Capital flow trends in Asia: Where are investors putting their money and where are Asian funds flowing to? How are fund managers adapting to current market conditions? Where is the silver lining? Moderator : Lawrence Oliver — Deputy CEO, DDCAP Panelists : Gerald Ambrose — CEO, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management, Malaysia Michael Orzano — Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices, the USA Monem Salam — President, Saturna Malaysia

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Patrick Achi — Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Cote d’Ivoire  

Pitch Playground

  An exclusive opportunity to hear technology ventures from various funding stages to pitch their businesses and ideas. Arvin Singh, Co-Founder and COO, hoolah

Responsible Investing: The Shift toward Sustainable, Responsible and Ethical Fund and Financing in East Africa

Moderator:Mohammad Farrukh Raza – Managing Director, IFAAS Panelists:Luke Ombara – Director, Regulatory Policy and Strategy, Capital Markets Authority                     Olivier Deiters – Investment Officer, Africa & Middle East, Triple Jump Kenya                     Victor Nkiiri – Capital Markets Development Specialist, FSD Africa

Opportunities for Islamic Investments in Developed Markets (the UK, the Americas, Australia)

Moderator:Khalid Howladar — Managing Director, Acreditus, the UAEPanelists:Anup Patel – President and Chief Investment Officer, Arch Street Capital Advisors, the US Christopher Aylward — Partner, Finance & Major Transactions, Madison Marcus, Australia John Yeend – Partner, 90 North Real Estate Partners, UK

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Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah — Minister of Finance II, Malaysia

Outlook and Opportunities for Islamic Investments

Where is the market today for Islamic investments? Which sectors will growth originate? Does the industry need to become more aligned to ESG/SRI? How are institutional investors tackling ESG risks in their portfolios? Through an engaging panel we seek answers. Moderator: Ariff Sultan, Regional Director (APAC), IdealRatings Panelists: Arwani Pranajaya, Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia Fadlul Imansyah, Head of Fixed Income, Principal Asset Management Dr Hurriyah El Islamy, Executive Board Member, Badan Pengelola Keuangan Haji (BPKH) John Welling, Associate Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices Roslan Ahmad, Chief Representative, DDGI

IFN Nigeria OnAir Forum 2021

Keynote Address: Temi Popoola, CEO, Nigerian Exchange Limited Keynote Interview Interviewee: Patience Oniha, Director-General, Debt Management Office Nigeria Interviewer: Vineeta Tan, Managing Editor, Islamic Finance News System Restart: Islamic Finance in Nigeria What does the Nigerian 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 and investment in Nigeria? What role is Islamic Finance set to play in the recovery of the Nigerian economy as well as that of the regional financial system? Can Islamic finance, including Sukuk, be more effectively deployed to fund…

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European Transaction Roundtable: Discussing Key Success Factors of Europe’s Prominent Deals

We invite the region’s most successful issuers to discuss key trends, features and success factors of the year's 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? AK BARS US$100 million Commodity Murabaha Moderator: Professor Dr Volker Nienhaus - Visiting Professor, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom Panelists: Ilya Velder - Managing Director, International Banking, AK BARS Bank Tatiana Kovalenko - Vice President, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi Russia FWU Group US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah Moderator: Professor Dr Volker Nienhaus - Visiting Professor, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom Panelists: Ayman A.…

Mapping Kuwait’s Shariah compliant Investment Landscape

CMA Law No. 7 of 2010, foreign funds placement and the rise of Islamic funds in Kuwait Where are Kuwaiti Shariah-compliant dollars being invested? Which asset classes are preferred among Kuwaiti investors? What trends are we likely to see in the future? What do emerging markets have to offer Islamic investors in Kuwait? Moderator: Jawad Ali – Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding Panelist: Cassim Docrat – Director, DDCAP Group, UAE Emad Al Monayea – Board Director and CEO, Kuwait Finance House Investment Mohammad Al-Qahtany – Managing Director, Abwab Capital

Session IV: Challenges to Mobilizing Islamic Finance for Long-term Investments

This section will include the discussion of the main challenges to the development of Islamic finance as a long-term investment vehicle Moderator: Hylmun Izhar – Economist, IRTI, IDB Speakers: Khalid Sulaiman AlSaeed – Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Debt & Capital Market Instruments Division, IMF Cengiz Alp Eroğlu - Senior Policy Advisor, IOSCO Dr. Majid Kermani – Director, Strategy and Policy Department, ICD

Keynote Address

Pierre Gramegna — Minister of Finance, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg  

Keynote Address

Himmet Karadag — Chairman, Borsa Istanbul  

Keynote Speech

Tiemoko Meyliet Kone — Governor, Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)

Islamic Finance Workshop for Students

The Islamic Retail Banking Market Presenter: Jamsheed Hamza — Executive Manager — Maisarah Retail, Maisarah Islamic Banking Services, Bank Dhofar

Stack Share

Learn about the innovative enterprises and the ways they use technology to advance their businesses The Future of Fintech Investment Solutions Stuart Yeomans — CEO, Farringdon Group

Launch of TheCityUK Report: Global Trends in Islamic Finance and the UK Market

By Gary Campkin – Director, Policy and Strategy, TheCityUK  

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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…

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