Date: 22nd March 2016 Venue: The Westin Beijing Financial Street, Beijing

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The new kid on the block, China has a substantial Muslim population and offers vast opportunities for investors. With Hong Kong’s recent sovereign issuances opening up a gateway to the market, this sleeping giant is finally beginning to stir. With huge potential, we expect significant growth in years to come, and IFN is ideally placed to offer access to this interesting opportunity.

In collaboration with the ICD, an introductory event is planned for 2016 to tackle specific requirements for the Chinese market – including capital-raising techniques, investment opportunities, regulation, project and infrastructure finance and access to other markets. With significant international interest, China OIC Forum will be a groundbreaking introduction to Islamic opportunities in the world’s second-biggest economy.

 

Agenda

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome Address
Khaled Al Aboodi CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
 
09:15 - 09:30
Keynote Address
Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah — Minister of Finance II, Malaysia
 
09:30 - 09:45
MOU Signing Ceremony and Launch of the ICD China Report
 
09:45 - 10:30
How will ‘One Belt, One Road’ Impact Investments and Trade Initiatives in Key Markets?
  • How can key OIC countries benefit from China’s economic initiatives?
  • What investment opportunities are state-owned enterprises and private companies looking for?
  • Current and future opportunities and linkages between key markets and the New Silk Road and New Maritime Silk Road
Moderator : Nida Raza — Director and Head of Advisory, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector 
Panelists : Fang Qiuchen — Chairman, China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)
Liu Zhengming — Managing Director, Silk Road Fund
Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid 
— Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank
Shi Jiyang — CEO, China-Africa Development Fund
 
 
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee & Networking
 
11:00 - 11:45
Initiatives and Partnership Opportunities between China and OIC Countries
  • ‘One Belt, One Road’: What opportunities will this initiative provide and what will it take to establish connections and trade partnerships?
  • Initiatives by development banks and other major industry players in facilitating partnerships between the Silk Road Economic Belt and the GCC and CIS region
  • How will China navigate the economic headwinds expected in 2016? What impact will the current economic environment have on its investors?
Moderator : Azleena Idris — Deputy Director, Islamic Banking, Bank Negara Malaysia
Panelists : Abdulla Al Awar — CEO, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center
Guan Jianzhong — Chairman and President, Dagong Global Credit Rating Company, China
Ihsan Ugur Delikanli — President, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Khaled Al Aboodi
 
— CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
 
11:45 - 12:00
Keynote Address:
Sufian Ahmed – Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia
 
12:00 - 12:45
Tapping Emerging Opportunities Available to Chinese Investors in Key Markets
  • Key considerations for investors seeking investment opportunities and partnerships with key OIC investment centers
  • Tapping opportunities in sub-Saharan OIC countries
  • High-potential sectors and asset classes: Construction, shipping and aviation, health care, real estate, agriculture and education
  • Emerging opportunities in OIC countries in Africa, South Asia and Central Asia
  • Regulatory framework for direct investments, cross-border fund distribution
Moderator : Qi Wu — Senior Managing Director and Vice-Chairman, Accenture Greater China
Panelists : Niale Kaba — Minister of Planning and Development, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
Mohieddine Kronfol — Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton Investments
Dr Paul Fokam Kammogne — Chairman, Afriland First Bank, Cameroon
Professor Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim — CEO, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
Dr Serdar Sumer — CEO and Board Member, Aktif Bank, Turkey
 
12:45 - 14:00
Luncheon
 
14:00 - 14:45
Project & Infrastructure Finance - Opportunities for Chinese Firms and Institutions
  • Utilizing Sukuk for project and infrastructure financing
  • Outlook for syndicated financing of infrastructure projects in Asia, MENA and Africa
  • Public-private partnership ventures: Structures and models
  • What roles can Chinese firms play in addressing infrastructure needs in Asia and Africa?
  • Will the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank spur large-scale project Sukuk?
Moderator : Qasim Aslam — Partner, Dentons, the UAE
Panelists : Ashraf Mohammed — Assistant General Counsel, Asian Development Bank
Lim Say Cheong — Head, Maybank Islamic Banking, Singapore
Urooj Ul Hasan Khan — Head, Investment Banking,  Meezan Bank
Zakiyoulahi Sow — Director, Sukuk Projects, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
 
14:45 - 15:45
What do Debut Issuers Need to Know about Raising Shariah Compliant Capital?
  • Key considerations for Chinese issuers in light of rising interest rates and devaluation of the yuan
  • Pricing, tenor and currency considerations for issuers
  • Secondary market liquidity, index eligibility and additional costs of Islamic financing vs. conventional fundraising
  • What can Shariah indices offer issuers in terms of widening the investor base and what needs to be done to warrant inclusion in Shariah indices?
  • Widening investor appeal of corporate Sukuk from a ratings perspective
Moderator : Imran Mufti — Partner, Hogan Lovells, the UAE
Panelists : Andy Cairns — Managing Director, Global Head of Debt Origination and Distribution, NBAD, the UAE
Davide Barzilai — Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong
Jenny Shi — Managing Director and Country Manager, China, Moody’s Investors Service
Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid — Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank
 
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee & Networking
 
16:15
End of the Forum
 

 

 

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