IFN Forum 2009
United Kingdom
  Islamic Finance Events

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8:00 - 9:10 Registration & Refreshment
9:10 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 9:30 Introduction
  Badlisyah Abdul Ghani - Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
9:30 - 10:30

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

Moderator Asim Khan - Executive Director, Dar Al Istithmar
Panelists Mohammad Khan - Director, PwC
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani - Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Mohammad Farrukh Raza - Managing Director, Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services
Dr. Natalie Schoon - Head of Product Development, Bank of London and the Middle East
Richard Thomas - Chief Executive Officer, Gatehouse Bank
10:30 - 10:45 Keynote Address
  Alderman Ian David Luder - Lord Mayor, City of London
10:45 - 11:30

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

Moderator Imam Qazi - Head of Islamic Finance, Burges Salmon
Panelists Mohammed Amin - Head of Islamic Finance, PwC
Paul Wouters - Resident Counsel, Bener Law Office
Omar Shaikh - Executive Board Member, Islamic Financial Council UK
Abradat Kamalpour - Islamic Finance Partner, Ashurst
11:30 - 11: 50 Coffee Break
11:50 - 12:05

Increased Investor Awareness Following The Global Financial Crisis - Spurring Change In The Islamic Capital Markets Landscape
Raja Teh Maimunah - Global Head Islamic Markets, Bursa Malaysia

12:05 - 12:50

Session Three                        
Islamic Products: what can and can’t be done?
Assessing the development of Islamic financial products in U.K and the regional market and exploring the potential for further innovation.

Moderator Mohammad Khan - Director, PwC
Panelists Usman Hayat - Director Islamic Finance & ESG Investing, CFA Institute
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani - Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Mark Watts - Head of Asset Management, European Finance House
Kevin Willis - Director, Standard & Poor's
Sohail Jaffer - Partner, FWU AG
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch
(12:57 Prayer time)
14:00 - 14:45

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 Dr. Aly Khorsid - Islamic Economist & Shariah Scholar, Elite Horizon Economic Consultant
Panelists Haliza Abd Rahim - Head of Project Management, BMB Islamic
Raja Teh Maimunah - Global Head Islamic Markets, Bursa Malaysia
Trevor Norman - Director Islamic Finance and Funds, Volaw Trust Company
Davide Barzilai - Partner, Norton Rose
Marc Theisen - Partner, Theisen-Schiltz
14:45 - 15:30

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

Moderator Dr. Abdul Karim Aldohni - Lecturer in Law, Newscastle University
Panelists Asim Khan - Executive Director, Dar Al Istithmar
Malcolm Hayday - Chief Executive, Charity Bank Limited
Bindesh P Shah - Partner, Amiri Capital
Darshan Bijur - Director Islamic Finance and Investments, KPMG
Umer Majid - Head of Islamic Finance, Halal Investments
15:30 - 17:00 Refreshments and Networking
(17:16 Prayer time)
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