IFN Forum 2009
Hong Kong
  Islamic Finance Events
   

Programme
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08:00 – 09:00 Registration & Refreshment
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome
09:05 – 09:15 Opening Address
Martin Wheatley - Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission
09:15 – 09:30 Introduction
  Muzaffar Hisham - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
09:30 – 10:15

Session One
What is Islamic finance and where are we now?
Examining key developments in Islamic finance in Hong Kong and assessing how local practices compare and contrast to other regional centres.

Moderator Dominique Gribot-Carroz - Vice President, Moody's Asia Pacific Ltd
Panelist Stefan M. Gannon - General Counsel/Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Roslinda Ahmad - Associate Director & Head of Investment Banking, CIMB Islamic
Norazua Mohd Marzuki - Islamic Financial Services Manager, Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA)
10:15 - 10:30

Presentation
Oiling the wheels of cross-border Islamic finance transactions
Martin Crawford - Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC

10:30 - 10: 50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:35

Session Two
Hong Kong and the Islamic Financial Markets
Discussing local and regional developments in Sukuk and Islamic capital markets, including taxation, regulatory and ratings issues.

Moderator Umesh Desai - Chief Investment Correspondent, Asia Fixed Income, Thomson Reuters
Panelist Florence Yip - Partner Tax Services - Investment Management Industry Group, PwC
Kenneth Leung - Consultant, Clifford Chance
Rudi Prenzlin - Chief Executive Officer, HK Islamic Index
11:35 - 11:45

Presentation
Local IF Opportunities and Regulatory Issues in a Nutshell
Stefan M. Gannon - General Counsel/Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

11:45 - 12:30

Session Three
The evolution and the use of Islamic Financial Products: what can and can't be done?
Assessing the development of Islamic financial products in Asian market and exploring the potential for specilized financing solutions.

Moderator Gerald Pasquier - Senior Associate/Lecturer, Lefevre Pelletier & Associates/ University of Strasbourg
Panelist Philippe Jaccard - Managing Director, Citi
Muzaffar Hisham - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Christina Tung - Managing Director, Mayfair Pacific Financial Group Limited
Lee How Fen - Legal Associate, Loo & Partners
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch

14:15 – 15:00

Session Four
Issuing & Investing in the Islamic financial markets
Identifying important investor considerations for the Islamic capital markets: what are investors looking for and what how can issuers meet their needs?

Moderator Sheikh Amirali B Nasir - Partner, Nasirs
Panelist Anthony Yeung - Regional Director, Dow Jones Indexes
Florence Yip - Partner Tax Services - Investment Management Industry Group, PwC
Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin - Chief Executive Officer, i-VCAP Management Sdn. Bhd.
Norazua Mohd Marzuki - Islamic Financial Services Manager, Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA)
15:00 – 15:45

Session Five
Issuers & Investors Round-Table
Examining current market trends, challenges and opportunities for the Islamic capital markets.

Moderator Anthony Chan - Managing Partner, Hammonds China
Panelist Umesh Desai - Chief Investment Correspondent, Asia Fixed Income, Thomson Reuters
Charlene Low - Regional Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific, FTSE Group
Adam Phua - Senior Marketing Manager, RCM Asia Pacific
15:45 – 17:00 Refreshments and Networking
 
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