World Islamic Finance Conference

Economy

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28 Mar 2011
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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with World Islamic Finance Conference which will be held on 28 - 29 March 2011 in London. In this respect, we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group subscribers,

Globally Governments are looking to develop their Islamic finance sector by changing regulations to attract investors who can only put their money in Sharia-compliant assets. The UK government, as the facilitator of Islamic finance in the UK, has played an admirable role in this.

World Islamic Finance Conference is the third Islamic Finance related conference launched by Fleming Gulf Dubai. World Islamic Retail Banking Conference which is annually attended by over 200 delegates and Asia Islamic Banking Conference which was supported by Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC). These Annual Conferences have been successfully launched in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur respectively.

- Global Islamic Finance industry is growing 20% annually

- The sukuk issuance in the first half of 2010 reached $13.7 billion, which is double amount of the entire 2009’s sukuk issuance

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Confirmed Speakers and Panellists:

- Lord Mohamed Sheikh, Chairman, Conservative Muslim Forum

- Sheikh Nizam Yaquby, Shariah Scholar, Bahrain

- Mufti Barkatulla, Sharia Judge, Islamic Sharia Council, London, UK

- Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin, Executive Director, Member of Bank Negara Malaysia, Shari’ah Advisory Council & Member of HSBC, Global Shari’ah Advisory Board, International Shari‘ah Research, Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- Richard Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Gatehouse Bank

- Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, Executive Director & CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad

- Abdulrazak Elkhraijy, Executive Vice President and Head of the Islamic Banking Development Group, The National Commercial Bank (NCB) , Saudi Arabia

- Stephen Lange Ranzini, President & CEO, University Bank

- Dr. Johannes Engels, Senior Advisor, The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) , Germany

- Robert Elsen, Deputy Head of Section Technical Co-operation, The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) , Germany

- Omar Shaikh, Executive Board Member, Islamic Finance Council UK

- Sultan Choudhury, Executive Board Director, Islamic Bank of Britain

- Dr. Humayon Dar, Chief Executive Officer, BMB Islamic, UK

- Dr. Janekeh, Head of Islamic Capital Markets, Bank of London and The Middle East plc

- Prof. Dr. Volker Nienhaus, Consultant, Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

- Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq, Head, Centre for Islamic Finance at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

- Stella Cox, Managing Director, DDCAP Limited

- Sabri Ulus, Head of Treasury Department, Türkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi A.

- M. Fatih Bulac, VP & Head, Int'l Financial Institutions, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi (Turkiye Finans Participation Bank), Turkey

- Dr. Nadratuzaman Hosen, Sharia Scholar, Bank Indonesia

- Dr. Aznan Hasan, Shariah Advisor, Bursa Malaysia

- Keith Leach, Head of Real Estate, ABC International Bank plc

- Gul Khan, Global Head of Personal Financial Services, HSBC Amanah

- Mushtak Parker, Editor, Islamic Banker

- Shaykh Haytham Tamim, Shariah Scholar & Chairman, Utrujj Foundation

- Raja Teh Maimunah, Global Head of Islamic Markets, Bursa Malaysia

- Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman, Chairman and Shari’aa Supervisor, LARIBA Bank of Whittier, USA

- Malcolm Hayday, Chief Executive, Charity Bank Limited

- Dr. Hany El Banna, Founder and President, Humanitarian Forum

- Dr. Farhad Reyazat, Editor in Chief, Global Islamic Finance Magazine

- Ismail Ali, Marketing Manager – Financial Industry, ITS

- Khaled Dajani, Managing Director, Huron Consulting

- Amer Al-Zaidi, PhD, Member of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group, York University

Confirmed Advisors:

- Sheikh Nizam Yaquby, Shariah Scholar, Bahrain

- Azhar Khan, Chief Financial Officer, Qatar Islamic Bank UK

- Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin, Executive Director, Member of Bank Negara Malaysia, Shari’ah Advisory Council & Member of HSBC, Global Shari’ah Advisory Board International Shari‘ah Research, Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- John L. Esposito, University Professor, Georgetown University

- Professor Rodney Wilson, Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs

- Dr. Humayon Dar, Chief Executive Officer, BMB Islamic Bank, UK

- Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman, Chairman & Cief Executive Officer, LARIBA Bank of Whittier

- Fiaz Mansha, Executive Vice President and Head of Information Technology, Gatehouse Bank Plc

- Dr. Imran Usmani, Sharia Advisor, Meezan Bank, Pakistan

- Dr. Veit Etzold, Founder & Managing Director, Islam-Investor, Germany

Key topics:

- Regulatory challenges in the UK & Continental Europe: Regulatory Roundtable

- Driving Sustained Growth of Islamic Finance: Country Roundtable

- Sharia Compliance and European Law: Historical and Modern Research

- Expanding Islamic Retail Banking

- Sukuk: a new horizon?

- Liquidity Management in Economic Downturn

- Open Fatwa Session

Who should attend:

Senior Regulators, Government Officials, Regional and International Academicians, International Finance Consultants, Heads of International Islamic & Conventional banks, Islamic Banking information technology specialists, IT solution providers, International Legal Specialists, Global financial media representatives, International Ratings Officers

Event info:

T: +9181-0580-5411

F: +9180-3991-9099

E: lucia.kasanicka@fleminggulf.com

Sponsorship info:

T: +9199-8088-8866

F: +971-4-6091-589

E: robin.joe@fleminggulf.com