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Date: 27th July 2017 Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta

The IFN Indonesia Forum, a key event on the IFN Forum calendar, continues to bring together the country’s top regulators and influential market players to discuss the growth and opportunities present for Islamic finance. Being the country with the largest Muslim population in the world and with strong support by local regulatory bodies, Indonesia’s Islamic finance industry is set to grow even stronger in 2017. The country reaffirmed its position as a leading sovereign Sukuk issuer in 2016 when it issued a dual-tranche global Sukuk facility worth US$2.5 billion and received overwhelming response from the investor base. Furthermore, it is set to become one of the founding members of a potentially significant Islamic investment infrastructure bank that will serve the infrastructure financing needs in the region.

This one-day forum will provide global industry players access to Indonesia’s key decision and policymakers as they discuss the current trends and issues facing the country’s Islamic finance landscape. Indonesia remains a priority market for REDmoney events, given that developments in this market are expected to significantly impact the growth of the Asian Islamic finance industry.



09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
09:15 – 09:30 Keynote Address
Robert Pakpahan — Director General of Budget Financing and Risk Management, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
09:30 – 10:15 Islamic Finance and Banking in Indonesia: 2017 and onwards
With the finalisation of the National Committee on Islamic Finance, the formation of the Hajj management fund, BPKH, the establishment of a new Waqf-focused institution, the initiation of the Jakarta Islamic Financial Center and the continuous march of FinTech and development of the Islamic capital markets, 2017 may prove to be a monumental year. We ask the industry’s elite to share their views.
Moderator: Hanim Hamzah — Regional Managing Partner, ZICO Law Network
Panelists: Ahmad Nazmi Camalxaman — Head of Islamic Banking, RHB Bank Singapore
Felia Salim — Former Vice-President Director, Bank Negara Indonesia
Herwin Bustaman — Head, Shariah Banking, PT Bank Maybank Indonesia
Irwan Abdalloh — Head of Islamic Capital Market Development, Indonesia Stock Exchange
10:15 – 10:45 The Indonesian State Owned and Government Linked Sector: What Options does Islamic Finance Offer?
Potentially large and mostly untapped, does this sector offer interesting and viable opportunities for Islamic finance and banking in Indonesia? What issues do SOEs face and what solutions could Islamic finance offer? We hear views from a cross section of issuers and arrangers.
Moderator: Azleena Idris — Managing Director and Head of ASEAN, SHAPE Knowledge Services
Panelists: Dimas Wikan Pramudhito — Finance Director, PT Antam
Donny Arsal — Finance Director, Jasa Marga   
Ricky Antariksa — Executive Vice President, Head of Public Sector and & Energy, Bank Maybank Indonesia

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10:45 – 11:00 Onstage Interview: In a changing banking industry, how does Islamic banking maintain direction and growth? We consider regulation, product evolution and the emergence of FinTech.
Interviewee:  Dr. Mulya Effendi Siregar —  Chief Commissioner, Bank Syariah Mandiri
Interviewer: Dr Hurriyah El Islamy
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Funding Infrastructure Requirements in Indonesia: Opportunities for Islamic Finance
Estimates suggest that Indonesia may potentially require $500 billion of infrastructure financing in the coming years. What role does Islamic finance and in particular, Musharakah-based financing structures and project Sukuk, offer? We examine active sectors, structures, risks and opportunities in this exciting area.
Moderator:  Ruslena Ramli — Head of Islamic Finance, RAM Rating Services
Panelists: Ibrahim Ali Shoukry — Resident Representative & Director, Islamic Development Bank Group
Bernardus R Djonoputro — Country Head of Infrastructure & Capital Project, Financial Advisory, PT Deloitte Konsultan Indonesia
Edwin Syahruzad — Financing and Investment Director-PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur
Iman Rachman — Finance Director, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II
12:00 – 12:20 Onstage Interview: Does Islamic Investing Cost?
An empirical study: Evaluating investing in Social Responsible Investments (SRI), Islamic or Conventional
Panelists: Alejandro Echegorri — CEO - ASEAN Region, CIMB-Principal Asset Management
Andrea Paltrinieri Ph.D — Assistant Professor of Banking and Finance, University of Udine, Italy
Kavilash Chawla
— Partner, Bâton Global, and Visiting Scholar, Drake University, USA 
12:20 – 12:30 Presentation: Waqf as a Method of Mobilising Funds in Indonesia
Akhmad Affandi Mahfudz — Director, ZICO Shariah
12:30 – 12:40 REDTALKS
Innovative ideas to advance the industry

Blockchains: Mining Numbers Not Gold
Mark Smalley — Co-founder and CEO, Neuroware
12:40 – 13:10 Ethical, Sustainable and Responsible Finance, Investment and Development in Indonesia
With interest in responsible investing and sustainable development ever increasing, Islamic finance products that are also ethical and sustainable offer financial institutions and asset managers an opportunity. We look at the buy-side as well as the potential offered by capital raising instruments such as Green Sukuk.
Moderator: Ramlie Kamsari — Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Islamic Asset Management
Panelists: Ariff Sultan — Regional Director, IdealRatings
Bharat Joshi — Investment Director, Aberdeen Asset Management
Endang Astharanti — Director, Mandiri Manajemen Investasi
Fadlul Imansyah — Deputy Director for Treasury and Investment, Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial (BPJS) Kesehatan
Nicholas Judd — Co-Founder & Head of Investment, 90 North Real Estate Partners
13:10 – 13:25 Presentation: Shariah investing on Bursa Malaysia-i
Jamaluddin Nor Mohamad — Bursa Malaysia
13:25 – 14:00 Preparing for the Future: Financial Technology in Indonesia
In light of OJK’s 2016 release of the first Indonesian FinTech regulations, what does the advancement of technology mean for financial institutions in Indonesia? We analyse opportunities and threats as well as likely industry shifts and developments in product and delivery channels.
Moderator: Noor Meurling — Senior Foreign Legal Consultant, Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners in association with Hogan Lovells
Panelists: Adrian Gunadi — Co-Founder & CEO, Investree
Dondi Hananto — Principal, Unitus Impact/ Kinara Indonesia
Khailee Ng — Managing Partner, 500 Startups
Ronald Yusuf Wijaya — Co-founder, Ethisventures
14:00 – 15:30 Luncheon and Networking






CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management


The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation


The RFI Foundation


Bank Muamalat Indonesia
Maybank Indonesia
RAM Rating Services
RHB Bank Singapore
PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur


Bursa Malaysia


Hogan Lovells


AZP Legal Consultants


Islamic Finance news


Asia First


Oxford Business Group


AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Go Abroad
Executive Women
Smart Investor
SME Magazine
True Banking Magazine
Voices of Leaders





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