Date: 28th November 2016 Venue: InterContinental, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia continues to be one of the most active and influential markets in Islamic finance today and certainly the biggest in the Gulf. With landmark steps including the opening of Tadawul to foreign investors, the potential for access to the Saudi debt market, expectations of a sovereign Sukuk issuance and booming asset classes including IPOs, real estate and project finance, more and more issuers are coming to market and the overall investment scene is growing dramatically.

IFN Forum Saudi Arabia returns to Jeddah in November 2016. We look forward to welcoming a line-up of influential international and local speakers to address the issues crucial to the development of Islamic finance in the Kingdom. This year, we are honoured to welcome Mr Mohammed Elkuwaiz, Vice Chairman, Capital Market Authority who will participate in a special onstage dialogue, during which we shall offer an update on the Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Shares (QFI) Rules.

 

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Agenda

09:05 - 09:25 Onstage Dialogue with Capital Market Authority
In an engaging and informative onstage exchange, Mohammed Elkuwaiz, Vice Chairman at Capital Market Authority will discuss with Jawad Ali, Managing Partner, Middle East Offices at King & Spalding, the Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Shares (QFI) Rules and how the initiative has impacted Saudi Arabia’s Islamic asset management landscape.
09:25 - 09:35 Welcome Message
H.E. Sheikh Saleh Kamel — Chairman, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
09:35 - 10:05 Islamic Real Estate Finance: Inward and Outward Bound Investment
Moderator: Robin Williamson — Managing Director, Real Estate, Deloitte Corporate Finance
Panelists: Isam Salah — Partner, King & Spalding
Naim Azad Din
— Deputy CEO & Head of Asset Management, Sidra Capital
Sharif El-Gamal — Chairman & CEO, Soho Properties
10:05 - 10:25 Developing the Next Generation of Islamic Bankers
Moderator: Khairul Nizam – COO, Finance Accreditation Agency, Malaysia
Panelists: Dr Abdel Aziz Mustafa – Director, Corporate Support, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Gonzalo Rodriguez — General Coordinator, Saudi Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance, IE Business School
10:25 - 10:55 Coffee & Networking
10:55 - 11:30 Financing Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Deals: Potential for Shariah-compliant Financing
Moderator: Mahmoud Abdel-Baky — Of Counsel, Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa
Panelists: Mansoor Durrani — Senior Vice-President and Head of Project Finance, National Commercial Bank
Mohamed Hamra-Krouha — Partner & Head Banking & Projects Practice, Clifford Chance
Mohammad Safri Shahul Hamid
— Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank
Stuart Anderson — Managing Director and Regional Head Middle East, S&P Global Ratings
11:40 - 11:55 Presentation: Islamic Finance Outlook
Mustafa Adil — Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters
11:55 - 12:30 Integration of ESG/SRI funds in the Shariah Funds Marketplace
Moderator: Lawrence Oliver — Director & Deputy CEO, DDCAP
Panelists: Abdul-Rahman Hammad — Regional Director, IdealRatings
Christian Guckel — Chief Risk Officer, SEDCO Capital
Rehan Pathan — Partner, Head of Middle East and Asia, Arabesque Asset Management
Stuart Hutton
— Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical
12:30 - 12:40 Presentation
Lawrence Oliver — Director and Deputy CEO, DDCAP
12:40 - 13:10 Presentation: Equity Investment into European and US Real Estate
Isam Salah — Partner, King & Spalding
Jawad Ali — Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
13:10 – 13:30 Islamic Capital-Raising: Taking the Private Placement Route
Moderator: Hani Ibrahim — Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets, QInvest
Panelists: Ahsan Ali — Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered
Ivo Detelinov — Senior Portfolio Manager, Riyad Capital
Nabil Issa — Partner, King & Spalding
13:30 – 14:05 The Hunt for Yield, Preservation of Wealth and the Integration of Financial Technology in Islamic Asset Management
Moderator: Ramlie Kamsari — CEO, Nomura Islamic Asset Management
Panelists: Mohammad Raafi Hossain — CEO, Finocracy
Najmi Mohamed — CEO, PMB Investment Berhad
Osama Bukhari — CEO, Al-Faris International
14:05 – 15:00

Luncheon & Networking

15:00 End of Forum

 

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