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Funding the Future: Islamic Sustainable Finance and Investment

What does the transition to green and sustainable financing potentially mean for Omani issuers, and how will Islamic structures play a meaningful role in the shift? What opportunities are there for important domestic sectors such as aviation, oil and gas and other asset-heavy industries to adopt sustainable fundraising programs? What is the potential for private sector financing of green infrastructure projects in Oman? How market friendly is the Omani regulatory framework for sustainable finance and are market participants being encouraged to develop effective sustainability frameworks? Finally, how can Omani financial institutions develop effective Islamic sustainable investment products, satisfying the requirements of a range of savers and investors. Moderator: Suleman Muhammad, Head of Islamic Products and Segments, Muzn Islamic Banking Panelists:…

Digitalization and the Evolution of Omani Islamic Financial Services

Identifying and evaluating key governmental and private sector initiatives designed to modernize and digitally transform the national economy, with a focus on Islamic financial services and digital assets. What measures would assist domestic Islamic banks in the further development of Islamic digital and crypto retail, wealth management, Takaful and pension offerings in Oman? How are regulator-fostered sandboxes contributing to the development and distribution of such products? How have efforts to recognise and regulate Islamic crowdfunding platforms created opportunities for the joint ownership of Shariah compliant assets and investment projects? Does Blockchain have a role in crowd and venture funding? How will the vital SME sector benefit from the new platforms and above initiatives? What role do DeFi, NFTs, crypto, tokenisation…

Building a Nation: Funding National Development through Islamic Finance

With Islamic real estate finance well established in the Sultanate, what is the scope for complex project and asset financing in Oman via Shariah compliant structures? Do Islamic products effectively lend themselves to fund public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure and large-scale projects? What role should Islamic banks and venture capital play in this important activity, and what does the diminishing Musharakah structure offer? How will draft Sukuk and bond regulations further improve and standardize rules governing the issuance of Sukuk? Will regulations pave the way for the incorporation of innovative structures such as Waqf? With significant domestic institutions successfully accessing the Islamic finance market, what is the potential for other notable issuers? Finally, what funding options do Sukuk…

Omani Islamic Financial Services: Momentum and Success

How are the key features of Oman Vision 2040 enabling growth of the Islamic banking and finance markets in Oman? How have successful regulatory initiatives contributed to Oman’s Islamic banking sector constituting more than 15% of the total banking market share? Will the new domestic Islamic banking landscape ultimately lead to enhanced product offerings and customer experience? Considering recent regulatory amendments to healthcare Takaful, how will the Omani Takaful sector continue to develop, and do Sukuk offer a viable funding route for Takaful companies? How will Shariah compliant financial technology, including the new crowdfunding platforms, further contribute to the transformation of the domestic financial services sector? Finally, now how significant will green and responsible finance be in the coming year…

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Malik Al Mahrooqi, Advisor, Office of the Executive President, Central Bank of Oman

Indonesian Islamic Capital Markets: Fit for Purpose

What represents innovation in the Indonesian Sukuk market: pioneering structures, sourcing underliers, and the transition from ESG to Impact? What options do hybrid or combination Sukuk offer local issuers, particularly in asset heavy industries such as oil and gas, and aviation? How do Tier-1 and Tier-2 Sukuk offer financial institutions a flexible, efficient and user-friendly way of satisfying regulatory capital requirements, and what do perpetual Sukuk structures offer such issuers? How has innovation been incorporated into project and infrastructure finance, particularly regarding concession agreements, cash contributions and investor protection? With ESG and sustainability continuing to grow in the Islamic capital markets issuance, when will we see the measurement of impact? Are sufficient issuers engaging with independent, third parties to measure…

Technology Roundtable: Digitalization and the Evolution of Indonesian Islamic Financial Services

The digitalization of Islamic financial services: what is working, what is viable, and what is not? What do the answers to these questions mean for the evolution of Islamic financial services in Indonesia? How do we evaluate key initiatives designed to modernize and digitally transform the national economy, including the Islamic financial services sector? How has regulation and promotion of Indonesian Islamic crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms created opportunities for the joint ownership of Shariah compliant assets and investment projects? What measures would assist domestic Islamic financial institutions in the further development of Islamic digital retail, wealth management, Takaful and pension offerings in Indonesia? What are notable milestones and achievements in the development of systems and software for Islamic banks…

Doing the Right Thing: Successfully Positioning Islamic ESG and Sustainable Finance and Investment in Indonesia

Why is a united regulatory response to climate risk so important for the financial services industry, and how do we evaluate initiatives that encourage investors to channel capital into sustainable economic activity, and guide government and quasi-government resource allocation towards climate transition and social responsibility? How do we address the implications of various taxonomies, frameworks and standards, and identify what can now be labelled green investments? How can potential green bond and Sukuk issuers successfully connect issues to internal sustainability frameworks? With ESG and sustainability continuing to grow in the Islamic capital markets issuance, when will we see the measurement of impact? Are sufficient issuers engaging with independent, third parties to measure green, sustainable and social credentials? Finally, can we…

Building Momentum: Indonesian Islamic Financial Services, the Halal Economy and Social Finance

We offer a critical analysis of the applicability of Islamic financial services to two vital, burgeoning sectors in Indonesia: The Halal economy, and social finance. How large is the Halal economy both domestically and internationally? What are the opportunities for servicing, supplying, financing and managing the Halal economy? Are companies within the Halal economy exclusively using Islamic financial services, and if not, why? What represents effective value chain analysis of the Halal economy and how do Islamic financial institutions position themselves to offer successful financing solutions?  Why is social finance important and how can Islamic financial institutions play a role in its growth and development in Indonesia? In a post-pandemic world, what does social finance offer in terms of relief…

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Astera Primanto Bhakti, Director General of Fiscal Balance, Ministry of Finance, the Republic of Indonesia, Secretary General of the Indonesian Association of Islamic Economists (IAEI)

Islamic Sustainable Finance & Investment: Moving Forward

In an open discussion, we ask an expert panel to consider and highlight key points, ideas and initiatives, and how these can be put into action to drive Islamic sustainable finance and investment forward. As industry, what should be our next steps, and how should we measure the impact of what we are trying to achieve? What would represent meaningful goals and tangible achievements for the sector? How do we effectively position and market Islamic sustainable finance and investment? What financial products, across a wide range of asset classes will the next generation demand, and how can these demands be met? Moderator: Marlena Kareem, Senior Journalist, REDmoney Group Panelists: Clare Chin, Group Head IR, Strategic Finance and Strategic Planning, Axiata…

Fostering Green Credentials: Key Funding Considerations & Options for Islamic Sustainable Issuers

ESG and sustainability continue to dominate issuer funding strategies. What is a realistic assessment of the instruments and routes on offer to Shariah compliant green issuers, from green bonds and Sukuk, to transition instruments, to sustainable and sustainability linked products? What are key strategic considerations for green bonds and Sukuk issuers: proceeds; process for project evaluation; management of proceeds; reporting; and external review. Why are these metrics so important to issuers and investors alike? With ESG and sustainability influence continuing to grow in the Islamic capital markets issuance, when will we see the enhanced measurement of impact? Do enough issuers engage independent third parties to measure and assess claims of sustainable, green and social credentials, and how can this be…

Building for the Future: Islamic Sustainable Investment

What specific challenges face the Islamic, sustainable investor, and what opportunities? As an industry, how do we continue to widen our investor base through the development of appealing investment products that satisfy both ESG and Shariah compliance requirements? How do we capitalize on the green ambitions of Shariah compliant asset owners, institutional investors and investment managers, and take tangible steps to align investment portfolios with taxonomy driven sustainability goals? Can investment and credit portfolios be effectively stress-tested for climate risk, and how do investors satisfy disclosure and data reporting requirements? How can investors more accurately measure the impact of investments made, and what are investors now expecting from issuers in terms of ESG awareness, innovation and compliance? In a highly…

Innovating Shariah Compliant Green Financing Solutions to Drive Climate Action: A Session by the Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) Sub-Committee on Product and Innovation

How Islamic finance can contribute towards meeting sustainable development and climate goals Innovative Shariah-compliant sustainable finance products and solutions to facilitate transition to a greener and low-carbon economy Green financing – sustainability-linked financing, term financing, mortgages, hire-purchase, credit cards Capital Market – Green sukuk, sustainability linked sukuk, ESG Funds, ESG ETFs, FinTech Enhancing and leveraging on Islamic finance to ensure just transition Issues, challenges and priorities facing the financial sector in driving climate-related actions, alongside key impediments and gaps in the demand and supply of green solutions, products and services Facilitating collaboration between stakeholders, alongside enhancing Shariah-compliant and sustainable finance global thought leadership and capacity building capabilities, in advancing the climate agenda Moderator: Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali, Executive Director, Islamic…

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Keynote Address: Outlook for Islamic Finance in the Maldives

Dr Azeema Adam – Governor, Maldives Monetary Authority  

Keynote Address: Shariah Compliant Investment Opportunities in the United Kingdom

Alan Yarrow – The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of The City of London

Innovation as the Key to Turkey’s Participation Finance Growth

As the global financial system adopts technological and product innovation to overcome disruptions set by fintech companies, how is participation finance adjusting to embrace this trend? We ask banking, fund management and debt capital markets luminaries to discuss innovation in each of these sectors. Moderator: Sera Somay — Partner, Paksoy Panelists: Ali Tuglu — Assistant General Manager, Albaraka Turk Emre Besli — Partner and Risk Advisory Leader, EY Turkey Luis Maldonado — Professor, IE Business School, Spain Tayfun Ozkan — CEO, KT Asset Management 

Presentation: Talent Development in Islamic finance

Zaineb Sefiani, Founder, Carrera Learning

Technology and Islamic Financial Services in the UK – Driving Change and Promoting Financial Inclusion

How is the wave of technological innovation and digitization continuing to drive evolution in the UK Islamic financial services industry? Through an expert panel we look at Fintechs operating in traditional spaces such as retail banking, mortgage financing and property investment and discuss why this sector is so important in the drive for financial inclusion. What are the challenges still facing Fintechs in the UK and what can be done to help their funding and development? Moderator: Abradat Kamalpour, Partner, Ashurst Panelists: Abdulkadir Ali, Founder and CEO, Niyah Cormac Sullivan, Senior Fintech Specialist, Fintech Hub, Bank of England Gareth Lewis, Associate Director of Product, Eiger Trading Advisors Mohamed Damak, Senior Director, Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings Niclas…

Future Gameplan: Where Do We Go From Here?

With significant success in recent transactions under its belt, Oman has all the makings of being a serious contender in the Islamic investment space. What’s next? Opportunities and challenges for Islamic banking and finance in continuing the growth of the industry. Takaful – How will the industry move forward and what can domestic players learn from their GCC neighbors? How does the CMA manage Shariah governance and will this change? The role of the National Shariah Board and how it has benefited the industry Crowdfunding: The role of Shariah-compliant funds for SME businesses Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas — CEO, Shape Financial Panelists: Abdullah Al Jufaili — General Manager, Sharakah Ahmed Al Mamari — Director-General, Directorate of Insurance Supervision, CMA Gauttam Datta…

Deep Dive into Deep Tech: Driving Financial Technology and Digitization in the Region

How is Shariah compliant Fintech contributing to financial inclusion domestically and globally? What is currently the most exciting Shariah compliant FinTech vertical? What are the major challenges and opportunities facing regional banks in their digitization programs and strategies for the adoption of financial technology? How is digitization within regional banks driving effective segmentation and the development of ever more efficient product delivery channels? What does deep-tech such as artificial intelligence and machine learning offer, who are the major players and how are they changing financial services in the region? Where and how can FinTech play a meaningful role in key Islamic social financial activities such as Takaful, Zakat and Waqf? Moderator: Vineeta Tan, Managing Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Hasam…

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

Islamic Finance Workshop for Students

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

Keynote Address

Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah — Minister of Finance II, Malaysia

Infrastructure & Project Finance: Weighing the Options and Investment Opportunities in Asia

Outlook for key sectors and asset classes across Asia: Maritime, aviation, healthcare and energy Infrastructure deals: Where is the capital coming from and where is it flowing to? Assessing Indonesia’s infrastructure needs and opportunities for financing and investment Cross border financing: Challenges in executing cross border project Sukuk Moderator : Noor Meurling — Partner, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee Singapore Panelists : Edward Gustely — Managing Director, Penida Capital Advisors, Indonesia Salman Ahmed — Partner, Trowers & Hamlins Suminto Sastrosuwito — Director of Islamic Financing, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia Wahyu Trenggono — Director, Indonesia Bond Pricing Agency

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…

Who’s Investing in Fintech – and Why?

Moderator: Johnny Mayo — Entrepreneur in Residence, KERN Ventures Panelists: Edward Gustely — Managing Director, Penida Capital Advisors, Indonesia Khailee Ng — Managing Partner, 500 Startups Sam Shafie — Founder, Watch Tower & Partners Sam Quawasmi – Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Eureeca.com

REDTalk: The Next Generation Islamic Finance Business Model

Presenter: Najmul Hussein Rassool – Co-founder and Director, Ethis Finance

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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

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

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…

Opening Panel Session: Advancing Saudi Arabia’s Progress in the Islamic Investment Landscape: A Global View

Reviewing recent regulatory updates and central bank guidelines affecting Islamic finance transactions in Saudi Arabia Discussing an industry-wide strategy required to encourage cross border participation in the kingdom’s Islamic capital market What role will Saudi Arabia play in the global Islamic finance landscape and what needs to be done to advance this vision? What growth is expected in the Takaful industry and how will the industry continue to develop in Saudi Arabia? How will other leading Islamic finance markets impact further growth of Islamic finance activities in the kingdom? Moderator: Mahmud Abu Bakar - Acting Chief Executive Officer, Alkhair International Islamic Bank Panelist: Professor Azmi Omar - Director General, Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group Badlisyah Abdul…

JAZAN ASU Financing Case Study

Leroy Levy, King & Spalding  

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

Lauren McAughtry –  Group Managing Editor of IFN, interviews Khaled Al Aboodi — CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector.

Presentation: Hiring Trends, Human Capital Initiatives

Dr Hatim El-Tahir — Director, Islamic Finance Group & Islamic Finance Knowledge Center Leader, Deloitte & Touche, Bahrain     

Can Participation Finance Play a Meaningful Role in Achieving Vision 2023?

It’s 2023, we ask participation finance luminaries where they see their respective businesses – what products are they offering? What has become obsolete? What strategies were employed to get here and most importantly has the participation finance industry collectively contributed to Turkey’s development goals? Or was too much faith placed on the industry as a key enabler to Vision 2023? Moderator: Jawad Ali — Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding, the UAE Panelists: Dr Ahmet Suayb Gundogdu — Country Representative, Turkey, Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Avsar R Sungurlu — General Manager, BPY Asset Management  Fehmi Tutulmaz — Head of Financial Institutions and Investment Banking, Ziraat Participation Bank Metin Tekeci — Head/General Manager, Turkiye Finans, Bahrain Dr Serdar Sumer — CEO and Board Member, Aktif…

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Niale Kaba — Minister of Planning and Development, Cote d’Ivoire

Clearing the Roadblocks to Mainstream Islamic finance in the CIS

The CIS countries are believed to hold a great potential for the industry but history tells us that large scale adoption is a slow transition, not a massive jump. What are the stepping stones that will be put in place to facilitate growth of Islamic finance in the region? Moderator: Baljeet Kaur Grewal - Managing Director, Sovereign Wealth Fund - Samruk Kazyna Panelists: Abdutalip Sultanov — President and the Chairman of the Board, Kyrgyz Stock Exchange, Kyrgyzstan Behnam Gurbanzada — Counselor to the Deputy Chairman of the Board, Sberbank of Russia Dr Bolat Zhamishev – Chairman, Kazakhstan Development Bank Marina Epifanceva – Head of Information Analysis, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency, Russia Prasad Abraham - COO, Al Hilal Bank, Abu Dhabi…

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Funding the Future: Islamic Sustainable Finance and Investment

What does the transition to green and sustainable financing potentially mean for Omani issuers, and how will Islamic structures play a meaningful role in the shift? What opportunities are there for important domestic sectors such as aviation, oil and gas and other asset-heavy industries to adopt sustainable fundraising programs? What is the potential for private sector financing of green infrastructure projects in Oman? How market friendly is the Omani regulatory framework for sustainable finance and are market participants being encouraged to develop effective sustainability frameworks? Finally, how can Omani financial institutions develop effective Islamic sustainable investment products, satisfying the requirements of a range of savers and investors. Moderator: Suleman Muhammad, Head of Islamic Products and Segments, Muzn Islamic Banking 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

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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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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