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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 8 trillion.
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.
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
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
Date: Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 Time: 08:30am to 12:45pm Venue: DIFC Conference Centre, Precinct Building 4 RSVP: Click Here