5th Annual Islamic Finance Conference: Innovating To Unlock The Full Potential


The conference will address current trends in the Islamic finance industry, covering banks, corporates, insurance, and sovereigns, as well as discussing innovation in Islamic financial solutions. In addition, the forum will host a panel of senior Islamic Finance industry participants sharing their perspectives on the direction of the market and implications for investment and financial management.

Key Speakers:

  • Abdullah Mohammed Al Awar, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center
  • Debashis Dey, Partner, White & Case
  • Dr. Mohamed Damak, S&P Head of Islamic Finance
  • Mohamed El Khalil, Associate Director, Dubai Financial Services Authority
  • Nida Raza, Director, Advisory & Asset Management, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
  • Stuart Anderson, Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East, S&P Global Ratings
  • Ruslena Ramli, Head of Islamic Finance, RAM Ratings

Event Agenda:

  • 8:30am - Registration and Welcome Refreshment
  • 9:00am - Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:20am - Panel Discussion: Islamic Finance Outlook 2017: Innovating to Unlock The Full Potential. Moderated by Bernard De Longevialle, Managing Director, Lead Analytical Manager – S&P Global Ratings
  • 10:20am - Coffee break
  • 10:40am - GCC Sovereign Outlook
  • Ben Young, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
  • 11:05am - Islamic Banking in the GCC
  • Suha Urgan, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
  • 11:30am Takaful Sector in the GCC
  • Emir Mujkic, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
  • 11:55am - Corporate/IFR in the GCC
  • Karim Nassif, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
  • 12:25pm - Closing Remarks and key takeaways
  • 12:45pm - Lunch

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 4 October, 2016
Time: 08:30am to 12:45pm
Venue: DIFC Conference Centre, Precinct Building 4
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