Capitalizing on Saudi Arabia's Rapid and Sustainable Growth in the Islamic Capital Markets
Date: 30th November 2015 Venue: Le Meridien Hotel, Jeddah
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The IFN Saudi Arabia Forum, now in its 4th year consistently attracts global market players eager to gain access to the highly lucrative Saudi Arabian market. With its solid regulatory framework, and firm foundation in Islamic banking the Saudi Arabian market will continue to prosper and innovate.

As the kingdom continues its drive to open up more opportunities have become available to international banks eager to penetrate the local market. This year’s forum will once again bring together leaders in the local and global markets to share expertise and discuss cross border opportunities in this thriving market.

 

 

Agenda

09:00 - 09:15
Keynote Address
Sheikh Dr. Mohamed Ali Elgar
 
09:15 - 09:30
Keynote Address
Khaled Al Aboodi CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
 
09:30 - 10:15
The New Environment for Shariah Compliant Investment in Saudi Arabia
  • KSA’s new financial regulatory structure and its impact on economic growth
  • Effect of oil economics on the Islamic banking and capital market sector
  • What will a new KSA growth strategy look like for foreign banks and intermediaries?
  • Impact of CMA’s corporate debt market reform on Sukuk issuances and investment
  • The role of standards and global regulation in developing Islamic finance in Saudi Arabia
Moderator : James Stull  Partner, King & Spalding
Panelists : Dr. Hamed Hassan Merah Secretary General, AAOIFI
  Khaled AlAkeel Head of Islamic Financial Services, SABB
  Muhammad Currim Oozeer  Deputy CEO, Sidra Capital
 
10:15 - 10:40
Onstage Interview : Paving the Way Forward for Islamic Finance in Global Markets
Interviewer : Jawad Ali Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
Interviewees : Khaled Al Aboodi CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of
  the Private Sector
  Prof Dr. Rifaat Ahmed Abdelkarim CEO, International Islamic Liquidity Corp
 
10.40 - 11.10
Coffee & Networking
 
11:10 - 12:05
Project Finance and Capital-Raising: State of the Market
As an increasing number of non-traditional Sukuk issuers begin to assess the inclusion of Sukuk in their monetary policies and with infrastructure spending in developing countries set to reach US $1 trillion per year, much has been said about the use of Sukuk in financing infrastructure projects.
  • Considerations for debut issuers in Saudi Arabia
  • Market trends from a product, structuring and pricing perspective
  • What is driving the surge of Islamic capital raising in the KSA?
  • What’s in the global pipeline for infrastructure and project Sukuk? Where are we likely to see future mega-deals?
  • How will the current economic climate and commodity prices impact how infrastructure deals are done?
  • Saudi investments in the energy Sukuk market
Moderator : Lawrence Oliver — Deputy CEO, DDCAP, United Kingdom
Panelists : Hidayathullah Baig Head of Project & Structured Finance,
  Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Arabia
  Mahmoud Abdel-Baky Of Counsel, Dentons Saudi Arabia
  Mansoor Durrani Senior Vice President & Head of Project Finance, National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia
  Qudeer Latif  Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance Practice, Clifford Chance
 
12:05 - 12:20
Presentation : Opportunities in Shariah-compliant Trade Finance
Nabil Marc Abdul Massih CEO, INOKS Capital
 
12:20 - 13:45
Luncheon
 
13:45 - 14:30
Outlook for Treasury and Liquidity Products
  • New structures and trends
  • Opportunities and limitations in the QFI framework
  • The use of global Islamic commodity platforms in liquidity management
Moderator : Abdulkader Thomas CEO, SHAPE Financial
Panelists : Lawrence Oliver Deputy CEO, DDCAP, United Kingdom  
  Dr Sami Al-Suwailem Head, Financial Product Development Center, the IDB
  Tom Guest Head of Global Marketing, Eiger Trading Advisors
 
14:30 - 15:45
Islamic Asset Management
  • Will a QFI license become a game-changer for fund managers in the region?
  • Looking beyond petrochemicals: Investment opportunities in high potential sectors and asset classes: Construction, aviation, healthcare, real estate and education
  • New players and product offerings in the Islamic asset management space
  • What effect will KSA’s new investment regulations have on fund managers in the region and how will the asset management landscape evolve?
  • How will global markets be affected by recently repatriated assets by Saudi Arabia?
Moderator : Nabil Issa Partner, King & Spalding
Panelists : Bishr Shiblaq Partner and Head of Middle East Office, Arendt
  & Medernach, UAE
  Monem Salam President, Saturna Malaysia
  Walid Bin Ghaith General Manager Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, Al-Jazira Capital, Saudi Arabia
  Zaheeruddin Khalid Managing Director- Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, Jadwa Investment, Saudi Arabia
 
15:45 - 16:15
Investments in Global Real Estate
  • Investment into the UK, Europe and the US
  • Outlook for investments in the GCC
  • Return expectation on income generating properties in key real estate markets
  • Outlook for income generating assets vs. Development assets 
  • Asset backed vs asset based investments
Moderator : Ali Al Hashimi Managing Partner, Global Advocates, UAE
Panelists : Chris Combs Executive Vice-President, Head of Product
  Development and Distribution, Gatehouse Bank
  Jean Philippe Besse Founder, Parisian Real Estate Advisor
  Robin Williamson Managing Director, Real Estate Financial Advisory and Head of Financial Advisory, Saudi Arabia Deloitte Transaction Services
 
16:15 - 16:45
Coffee & Networking
 
16:45
End of the Forum
 

 

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