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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with the Middle East Takaful Forum which will be held on 17 – 18 October, in Bahrain. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

For more details on the event please visit http://middleeasttakaful.megaevents.net

To download the latest brochure, please visit http://megaevents.net/download.php?eid=51&mid=0

Dear Insurance Industry Leader,

Leading industry players, thought leaders and key regulators in the international and regional Islamic insurance industry will take part in the Middle East Takaful Forum (METF 2012), which is scheduled for the 17th and 18th of October 2012 at the Gulf Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Held under the theme "Tackling the Profitability Challenge: Fresh Thinking for Islamic & Cooperative Insurance in the Middle East", METF 2012, hosted under the official patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain and supported by the Bahrain Insurance Association, will feature critical discussions that will play a key role in assisting key operators in the Middle East Takaful industry to overcome the profitability challenge and achieve sustainable underwriting profits.

Given the slowing growth of the Takaful industry in the Middle East and in Bahrain in particular, industry leaders will have to devise new strategies to generate further growth momentum and address critical success factors for cost reduction, operational efficiency and boosting profitability.

Confirmed Speakers at METF 2012 include industry leaders from across the Middle East and SE Asia:


  • Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Baker, Executive Director – Financial Institutions Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain
  • Dato' Haji Syed Moheeb Kamarulzaman, President / Chief Executive Officer and Director, Takaful Ikhlas; Chairman, Malaysian Takaful Association
  • Peter van den Broeke, Principal Administrator, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)
  • Chakib Abouzaid, Chief Executive Officer, Takaful Re Limited
  • Majed Akel, General Manager, General Takaful Insurance Company
  • Dr. Muhammad Al-Bashir Muhammad Al-Amine, Group Head - Shari'ah Assurance Dept, Bank AlKhair
  • Dr. Mohammed Burhan Arbouna, Executive Vice President, Head of Shari’a Compliance, Al Salam Bank Bahrain
  • Dr. Alberto Brugnoni, Chairman of the Board, ASSAIF
  • Cassim Docrat, Director, DDCAP (DIFC) Limited
  • Dr. Sayd Farook, Global Head of Islamic Capital Markets, Thomson Reuters
  • Paul Godfrey, Managing Editor, Policy Magazine
  • Peter Hodgins, Partner – Insurance / Islamic Insurance (Takaful), Clyde & Co
  • Dr. Sha’ban Mohamad Islam, Head of Shariah, T’azur Company B.S.C
  • Safder Jaffer, Managing Director & Consulting Actuary - Middle East & Africa, Milliman
  • Sohail Jaffer, Partner and Head of International Business Development, FWU Group
  • Youssef Al Kareh, General Manager, Solidarity General Takaful BSC (C)
  • Vasilis Katsipis, General Manager, Market Development, A.M. Best
  • Ashar Nazim, Partner, Head of Islamic Banking Excellence Center, Ernst and Young
  • Ghassan Marrouche, Chief Executive Officer, Takaful Emarat – Insurance
  • Adeel Mushtaq, Senior Manager, Insurance Audit and Advisory, KPMG
  • Basem Kamel Odeh, General Manager, Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance Company
  • Paul Rajan, Chief Marketing Officer, ACR Retakaful Berhad
  • Fadhel Al-Sabea, Senior Treaty Underwriter, Hannover ReTakaful B.S.C.
  • John A. Sandwick, Manager, Safa Investment Services, Islamic Wealth & Asset Management S. A.
  • Abid Shakeel, Performance Improvement Leader, Islamic Financial Services, Advisory, Ernst & Young
  • Sami Sharif, FSA, MAAA, Chief Executive Officer, AIM Consulting
  • Dr. Ludwig Stiftl, Head of Center of Competence for Retakaful, Munich Re Retakaful
  • Darell Stone, Business Development Director, Legal & General Gulf Takaful


METF is a new initiative of the Middle East Insurance Forum (MEIF), which has successfully been held in Bahrain each February for the past 9 years. METF will be held on the 17th and 18th of October 2012 in the Kingdom of Bahrain under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Register now and secure your place among more than 200 key regulators, leading Takaful industry players and thought-leaders in shaping the future of the regional shari’ah-compliant insurance industry.

For more details on the event please visit http://middleeasttakaful.megaevents.net

To download the latest brochure, please visit http://megaevents.net/download.php?eid=51&mid=0

To register for the event, please contact Yasmeen Shah on yasmeen@megaevents.net or call +971-4-4 1200

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