Russia and the CIS: Realizing potential and exploring Islamic finance opportunities in a promising new market
Date: 15th March 2016 Venue: Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre, Moscow

Sponsors & Partners

CO-ORGANIZER

IBFD

Website: ibfd-fund.com/

Nonprofit fund for the development of Islamic business and finance (IBFD Fund) was founded in 2009 following the results of the first KazanSummit – International Islamic Business and Finance Summit.
IBFD Fund was created to encourage the development of bilateral economic and business relationships between Russia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member countries.

 

IBFD Fund is the main organizer of KazanSummit, now known as International economic summit of Russia and OIC countries.

IBFD Fund’s core activities include:
1. Islamic financial solutions for businesses in Russia and CIS;
2. educational and training courses on Islamic banking and finance;
3. organizing international business events.

All three directions are closely interrelated and supplement each other.

OFFICIAL PARTNER

ROEL Group

Website: www.roel.ru

The ROEL group of companies is a private Russian multiproduct corporation working in business development, direct and venture investment, asset management, corporate and financial restructuring, M&A and business consulting.

The ROEL group of companies’ investment and asset management projects are focused in promising industries – machine-building, food and poultry industry, biotechnologies, construction and development, light industry, ecology, consumer goods production, etc.

The ROEL group of companies’ projects geography covers Russian Federation regions and CIS states – Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan.

In 2008, the 2008 FINANCIAL ELITE United Final Prize in finance acknowledged the ROEL group of companies as the most dynamic investment company.

On the ROEL group of companies The ROEL group of companies is a private Russian multiproduct corporation working in business development, direct and venture investment, asset management, corporate and financial restructuring, M&A and business consulting.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

DLA Piper

Website: https://www.dlapiper.com

DLA Piper is a leading global, business law firm. We provide legal services to clients across key industry sectors including banking and financial services, real estate and construction, technology and healthcare. We understand the global importance and impact of Islamic financial services, and remain committed to supporting our clients wherever they do business. Our international reach and integration means that DLA Piper can handle Islamic finance matters originating in all of the major financial centers. Our lawyers have significant experience in acting for Islamic and conventional clients involved in the Islamic finance industry (including financial institutions, corporates, funds, market regulators and other government entities). For further information please visit www.dlapiper.com.

Emirates NBD Group

Website: www.emiratesnbd.com/en/

Emirates NBD Group

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As at the 31st December 2016, total assets were AED448 billion (equivalent to approximately US$121.94 billion). The group has a leading retail banking franchise in the UAE with more than 219 branches and over 1,012 ATMs and CDMs in the UAE and overseas. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic banking, global markets and treasury, investment banking, private banking, asset management and brokerage operations.

The group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UK and representative offices in India, China and Indonesia.

The group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development initiatives and of the various educational, environmental, cultural, charity and community welfare establishments.

Emirates NBD Capital

Emirates NBD Capital (EmCap) is the investment banking subsidiary of the Emirates NBD Group, licensed to operate in the Dubai International Financial Center. EmCap comprises an experienced team of professionals combining an international perspective with in-depth regional knowledge spanning debt capital markets (DCM), syndicated/club loans, financial advisory, equity capital markets and project finance. The DCM franchise of Emirates NBD is a leading bond and Sukuk house globally and has helped issuers raise approximately US$60 billion in capital market issuances since 2013. The product suite includes Sukuk (rated and unrated), conventional bonds, subordinated structures and private placement transactions.

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

Website: www.islamicfinancenews.com

Islamic Finance news is the industry's leading, capital markets focused, e-newsletter bringing you unrivalled editorial coverage every week on the global Islamic financial market.

This weekly newsletter provides insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world helping you keep ahead. In addition to a comprehensive weekly review of all the stories from around the globe, interviews, forums, market statistics and data, key industry practitioners contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from an experts' point of view.

For a trial subscription, please contact +603 2162 7800 or email subs@IslamicFinancenews.com

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

Website: www.asia-first.com/

Asia First provides a complete solution for financial professionals and organizations to source, purchase and manage financial news and intelligence products that they need for their business. It is a front-end website featuring extensive free daily and weekly finance news and other resources for professionals, complemented by a corporate back-end procurement platform and marketplace for buying and managing financial publications, data, research and events.

We organize specialized events and provide branding and exposure via our extensive readership and database. A one-stop shop with the following:

  • Major publishers listed with over 350 publications
  • 3,000+ research papers and reports from over 80 organizations
  • 2,000+ events listed in our events calendar
  • 500+ news feeds, five million news stories (including from Asia First) and our weekly newsletter, and
  • Smart search functionality for news and research dedicated to the financial industry.

MEDIA PARTNERS

AELA

Website: www.aela.lu

AELA is a network of Arab and European lawyers, advocates, law firms, legal organizations and law students. AELA is registered as a non-profit association with the Luxembourg Register. The objective of AELA is to promote a deeper knowledge and understanding of the legal systems and to enhance cooperation and facilitate business relations between European and the Arab countries.

As well as covering all major fields of law, AELA has several well developed and devoted specialist group the following areas: aviation, Islamic Finance, Wealth Advisory, etc.

info@aela.lu

Araf News

Website: arafnews.ru/

ARAFNEWS – the only online RuNet non-partisan channel, comprehensively and quickly covering the economic and business events in the Arab world and Russian-Arab trade, economic and investment relations. It publishes the exclusively business and economic reports. As a sole region-targeting business portal promoting of Russian business in the Arab world and Arab – in the Russian-speaking hemisphere, ArafNews is an ideal starting place for entering the markets of Arab countries and finding partners.

E-mail: inbox@arafnews.ru

Tel. 8 (812) 251-1373

Banking review

Website: www.bosfera.ru/

«Banking review» is a review of the banking market key events. It includes information about the intentions and actions of regulators, the views of the organizations, practices, business processes, industry ratings and research, descriptions of new products and services.

Currently, the project «Banking review» includes:

  1. Monthly business magazine «Banking review» (with annexes)
  2. Banking portal bosfera.ru
  3. Annual award of «Banking»
  4. Industry conferences

E-mail: bo@bosfera.ru

+7 (495) 940-82-77

Banking Magazine

Website: www.bankdelo.ru

"BANKING" Magazine is published since January, 1994. This year the magazine celebrates its 20 anniversary. Now is the leading scientifically-applied edition about banking business. The basic reader's audience is the higher and average management of banks, financial groups and the insurance companies, IT corporations, the analytical and consulting enterprises, the faculty of higher educational institutions, employees of RF Presidential Administration and other public authorities. The magazine is independent of financial and industrial groups and Power structures.

Circulation 9000 copies.

MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION:

  • All commercial banks of Russia;
  • Distribution in the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation;
  • Distribution at the largest bank forums, seminars and conferences;
  • In the regional authorities;
  • The Central Bank of the Russian Federation;
  • Financial institutions;
  • Private persons.

BIG RUSSIA

Website: www.bigrussia.org/

At the heart of BIGRUSSIA are

- the success stories of foreign small and medium-sized businesses in Russia;
- the personal experiences of foreigners trading in Russia;
- tales and advice from foreigners building their careers in Russia.

Not to mention: ideas for doing business in Russia; start-ups and existing infrastructure ripe for investment; companies and entire regions interested in cooperation.

The aim of this magazine is to provide advice and assistance to investors expanding into the Russian regions.

The magazine has Russian, English, German and Chinese versions.

Contact: +7(495) 741 15 37
Email: magazine@bigrussia.org

BNE IntelliNews

Website: www.bne.eu/

BNE IntelliNews was created in 2014 with the merger of business new europe (bne) and Emerging Markets Direct. BNE IntelliNews is a part of New Sparta Holdings. Business new Europe was founded in 2006 by two journalists who had been covering Emerging Europe for more than a decade. It remains the only English-language publication that covers the more than 30 countries of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe and Central Asia (CEE/CIS).

We have found the best journalists in each of the countries of the region, who not only report on the progress each country makes as the process of convergence continues, but can draw on their experience and contacts to write forward-looking commentary and analyses of where each country is going.

Not just the "what" but also the "why." The idea is to provide pragmatic and actionable information for investors and companies working in or with the region that will help them with their business.

In addition, BNE IntelliNews acts as an "intelligent filter" offering fast, timely, highly specialized political and business news and analyses that conserves your valuable resources with its IntelliNews daily news updates. Keep pace with the events that signal change in these emerging markets. Find out 90% of what you need to know in 20% of the reading time.

Finally, BNE IntelliNews not only reports the stories in each country, it reports on what the market is saying about the story. Sentiment remains as big a driver of these markets as the reality on the ground, and often the markets react contrary to what the fundamentals suggest is the most appropriate action, but BNE reports on these developments too.

Business Islamica

Website: businessislamica.com/

Launched in November 2006, Business Islamica is the first monthly magazine of its kind in the UAE, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance, both regionally and internationally.

The magazine’s objective is to spearhead awareness initiatives, heighten knowledge of its core principles and practices, as well as to feature the latest developments in this industry.

Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and includes features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Islamic Retail Finance, Marketing and Branding of Shari’ah-Compliant products, Regulatory Issues, Islamic Business Challenges and Risk Management.

Capitol Intelligence Group

Website: capitolintelgroup.com/

Capitol Intelligence Group, Inc provides predictive financial intelligence facilitating deal completion in the world’s premier early growth markets of North Africa and the Middle East, Africa and AF-PAK/Central Asia.  Capitol Intelligence also includes a US national news service, Black Business News (BBN) to be based in CI Global HQ in Anacostia, DC.

In order to provide its subscribers with a full-service offering of predictive financial intelligence, Capitol Intelligence Group provides forward looking news (financial, regulatory, commodity, and political risk), deal sources (forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities), deal information (via financial statements, M&A documents, and project sources), a corporate and regulatory database, commodity market intelligence and insight, and compliance connections.

eMoney News

Website: www.e-moneynews.ru

Finansovaya Gazeta

Website: fingazeta.ru/

“Finansovaya gazeta” – is the oldest, and now – the most modern economical publication. It is an analytical weekly and an electronic portal, and an up-to-date legislative documents base, and a platform where everybody can be a co-author of the future system of the economic regulation.

Islamic Finance Business

Website: islamic-finance.ru/

The mission of Islamic-Finance.RU consists in popularization and strengthening of Islamic model of Economy in the field of finance based on the Shariah principles. This model is appropriate for people of any confession who wishes to make business on the principles of justice, mutual esteem, responsibility and honesty.

For a good cause we are aspiring to provide with the necessary information and organizational support of the business development based on such fundamental principles and link Russia with the foreign countries in the relationships of Islamic finance.

Kommersant

Website: kommersant.uz/

www.kommersant.uz resource designed for those who appreciate the competence, commitment and continuous development. This site is interesting not only for representatives of business sphere in the country, but also for those who are planning to implement investment projects in Uzbekistan, or only assesses the market for the further cooperation. Daily, the site publishes unique interviews with entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan and leaders of the country's largest global companies on the Uzbek market. These interviews express their point of view and assess specific aspects of business, and the prospects for its development.

The resource provides news, information, and practical aspects of business for beginner entrepreneurs of the country and for those who are interested in the local market as a platform to build their business.

Starting a day by visiting our site, You will always up to date with latest news, get the most useful and timely information that is prepared to encourage the improvement of Your business and personal success.

Media Times

Website: www.mediatimes.info.

Media Times is a federal information analytical agency covering the most important events in the country and the world from business and social life to culture and sports. It carries the latest news, comments of leading experts, analytical articles and interviews with key informants. The target audience includes journalists, businessmen, artists, athletes, public figures and anyone interested in getting exclusive news and analytical information in an online mode.

National agency for financial studies (NAFI)

Website: nacfin.ru

National agency for financial studies (NAFI) is the first research company that professionally specializes in financial behavior studies of households and private sector. It is an independent research organization founded in 2006.

National agency for financial studies is a full cycle research company that offers a wide range of latest data collection and analysis methods and techniques, which we adapt to peculiarities of the financial sector. We offer different types of collaboration to our clients: conducting ad-hocs, omnibus research, participation in syndicated projects and selling of prepared reports. Our research cover the whole spectrum of financial market: from mass products and services, to special programs for VIP clients.

NAFI’s clients are local and foreign commercial companies, among which are leading credit organizations, insurance and investment companies, governmental authorities, non-profit Russian and international organizations of the financial market, advertising and communication agencies. Our experience and professionalism enable us to expand into adjacent markets.

Our long-term clients are the primal criteria of our work's quality. We abide by international quality standards, set by major professional associations. Our agency is a certified member of ESOMAR and MSPA. Conducting mass surveys, we use a multistage quality control system of data collection that applies to all phases of research – from its organization, to received data interpretation. To minimize errors in the process of data entry and computing we use native program developments. An online control system allows our clients to follow the realization process of the project.

The geography of our research has crossed the international boarders long ago. National agency for financial studies activities cover all regions of Russia, as well as CIS states and Eastern European countries. Together with our international partners, we carry out our annual comparative studies by examining hot-spot globalization issues of the financial service market.

The main advantage of our company is personnel. National agency for financial studies employees are not only experienced specialist of the Russian research market, but also experts in financial behavior studies. We encourage our employees to participate in professional conferences, scientific events and educational internships.

The cornerstone of our success is the intellectual capacity of our team. Higher professional education in sociology, economics and psychology, science degrees and governmental awards – all of this is just a small part of what fills us with pride. We put an emphasis on attracting the young professionals through collaboration with leading local and overseas universities. Each year tens of students and aspirants undertake internship in our agency.

Many of them stay in company on permanent bases. National agency for financial studies – is not just the research agency, but also informational analytical center, which is the source of information about Russians’ financial behavior for state authorities, market participants and media. We take open weekly measurements of Russia's financial behavior live issues

The National Bank Magazine

Website: www.nbj.ru

National Banking magazine is a leading publication in the banking sector in Russia. Published since 2003, it covers various aspects of the financial market, the banking system and the economy as a whole. NBJ is a publication which offers expertise and forecasts as well as exclusive interviews with renowned individuals, competent analysis and articles on IT-technologies used in banks daily.

For more info, contact NBJ at:
Tel. 7 (495) 221-88-15
E-mail: nbj@nbj.ru

PLUS Journal

Website: www.plusworld.org/

PLUS Journal is the most competent specialized multiregional periodical in the Eurasian market (Russia, CIS & others) since 1994.

The circulation of the journal is 4 000 copies. Number of readers per single copy (on average) - 4,3 pers. Average readership per Issue - 17,200 pers.

The publication is distributed via subscription (by the Editorial Board and agencies) and at the events with participation of the journal in the Eurasian market. 12 issues a year Target audience - mid-level and top managers directly involved in organizing and conducting business, making long-term strategic decisions related to the implementation of projects and technological solutions for business and government agencies.

Address: Office 1-3 "A", 29/5, Krzhizhanovskogo st., 117218 Moscow, Russia

Telephone/Fax: +7 495 961 1065

E-mail: marketing@plusworld.ru

Realnoe Vremya

Website: realnoevremya.ru

Realnoe Vremya is an online newspaper, providing business news and sectoral analytics, up-to-date information about the development of economy and technology in Tatarstan, Russia and the whole world. Every day Realnoe Vremya’s Editorial board prepares materials and interviews with the leaders of different sectors and markets on the most relevant topics.

Thanks to the work of analytical department the newspaper publishes its own ratings, rankings, indexes, as well as detailed analyzes that form a complete picture of the market for the reader.

  

The Analytical Banking Magazine

Website: www.abajour.ru

The Analytical Banking Magazine is a respectable monthly magazine published since 1995. Over the last several years the magazine has been recognized as the most professional and popular edition in Russian banking industry. The magazine’s subscribers include heads of banks, insurance, financial and investment companies, government, representatives of the legislative and executive authorities from Russia, the CIS, the Baltic states and foreign countries.

11 Sharikopodshipnikovskaya str., 115088, Moscow, Russia
The Analytical Centre for Financial Information

Tel.: +7 (495) 747-60-64, 747-80-84.
E-mail: info@abajour.ru

The Business Year

Website: www.thebusinessyear.com/

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.

 

 

 

 

 


CO-ORGANIZER

IBFD

OFFICIAL PARTNER

ROEL Group

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

DLA Piper
Emirates NBD Group

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

MEDIA PARTNERS

AELA
Araf News
Banking review
Banking Magazine
BIG RUSSIA
BNE IntelliNews
Business Islamica
Capitol Intelligence Group
eMoney News
Finansovaya Gazeta
Islamic Finance Business
Kommersant
Media Times
National agency for financial studies (NAFI)
The National Bank Magazine
PLUS Journal
Realnoe Vremya  
The Analytical Banking Magazine
The Business Year