Date: 26th November 2018 Venue: Wyndham Grand Manama, Bahrain

Sponsors & Partners

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Bahrain EDB

Website: www.bahrainedb.com

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with the overall responsibility of attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.

The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment. 

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalize on Bahrain's competitive advantages and provide significant investment opportunities. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport. The financial services sector is particularly strong in Bahrain and the EDB works to support the continued growth of the banking industry and key subsectors, including Islamic finance.

For more information on the Bahrain EDB, visit www.bahrainedb.com; for information about Bahrain visit www.bahrain.com.

EXCLUSIVE PARTNER

Bahrain FinTech Bay

Website: https://www.bahrainfintechbay.com/

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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

Website: www.icd-ps.org

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group.

The ICD was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.

The ICD has an authorized capital of US$4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of the ICD are the IDB (50%), 53 Islamic countries (30%) and five public financial institutions (20%).

ICD mandate and objectives

The ICD fosters sustainable economic growth in its 53 member countries by:

  • Financing private sector investment
  • Mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and
  • Providing advisory services to business and governments. 

The ICD selects the financing projects based on their contribution to economic development considering factors such as job creation, Islamic finance development, contribution to exports, etc. The ICD also provides advisory services to governments and private sector groups on policies designed to encourage the establishment, expansion and modernization of private enterprises, the development of capital markets, best management practices and to enhance the role of the market economy. The ICD operates to complement the activities of the IDB in member countries.

The ICD is rated ‘AA/FQ’ by Fitch Ratings, ‘Aa3/P-1’ by Moody’s Investors Service and ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tel: (966-12) 6361400; (966-12) 6441644

Fax: (966-12) 644 4427

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.icd-ps.org

The Islamic Corporation for The Insurance Of Investment And Export Credit (ICIEC)

Website: www.iciec.com/

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) is a multilateral export credit and political risk insurer rated ‘Aa3’ with a stable outlook by Moody’s Investors Service. The ICIEC was established in 1994 by the IDB and member countries of the OIC, with an objective to encourage exports from and between member countries as well as to facilitate the flow of foreign direct investment into them by providing and encouraging the use of Shariah compliant export credit and investment insurance/reinsurance solutions.

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Website: www.itfc-idb.org

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) is a member of the IDB Group. It was established with the purpose of advancing trade among OIC member countries, which would ultimately contribute to the overarching goal of improving the socioeconomic conditions of the people across the world. The ITFC commenced operations in January 2008 and has since consolidated all trade finance businesses that used to be handled by various windows within the IDB Group. Earning an ‘A1’ rating from Moody’s Investors Service reflects the ITFC’s efficiency in service delivery by responding swiftly to customer needs in a market-driven business environment.

Since 2008, the ITFC has provided more than US$40.2 billion of trade financing to OIC member countries, making it the leading provider of trade solutions for the needs of OIC member countries. With a mission of being a catalyst for trade development among OIC member countries and beyond, the ITFC helps entities in member countries gain better access to trade finance and provides them with the necessary trade-related capacity-building tools, which would enable them to successfully compete in the global market.

 

Contact us at: 

Twitter: @ITFCCORP
Facebook: @ITFCCORP
Linkedin: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)


Tel: +966 12 646 8337
Fax: +966 12 637 1064
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.itfc-idb.org/en

The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD)

Website: https://isfd.isdb.org

The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) is the poverty alleviation arm of the IDB Group and was established as a special fund within the IDB to reduce poverty in its member countries by promoting pro-poor growth, emphasizing human development, especially improvements in healthcare and education, and providing financial support to enhance the productive capacity and sustainable means of income for the poor. 

Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the fund was officially launched during the 32nd Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors held on the 29th-30th May 2007 in Dakar, Senegal. The fund was established in the form of a Waqf (ie trust), with a principal target capital of US$10 billion. 

All IDB member countries are expected to announce their financial contributions to the fund and extend technical and moral support to its operations. Two overarching themes, in line with the IDB Vision 1440H, define the focus of the ISFD: Improving and enhancing the income of the poor, and promoting the development of human capital.

IDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH)

Website: www.idbgbf.org

The IDB Group Business Forum – THIQAH – is the main window which acts as enabler and play facilitation and catalyst roles to connect private sector institutions in IDB Group member countries. The main objective of THIQAH is to establish a unique and innovative platform for dialogue, cooperation and inclusive partnership for business leaders committed to partnering in promising investment opportunities. THIQAH’s vision is to position itself as the leading business platform of the IDB Group serving the private sector in member countries and maximizing the achievements of successful investment projects. The primary focus is on maximizing cross-border investments among IDB Group member countries, with the support of IDB Group’s financial products and services (www.idbgbf.org). 

 

PARTNERS

Alhamrani Universal

Website: universal.com.sa/

Since the formation of Alhamrani Universal (AU) in 1981, the company continues to be a pioneer in providing e-banking solutions and services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries, and through our goal of providing to our customers the latest integrated payment solutions and electronic banking services supported with the most innovative security solutions, we maintain a solid product line to enable our customers to strengthen and build on their assets.

To enhance our product portfolio, multiple technical, professional and dedicated support teams of 650 engineers and technicians provide wide coverage in all cities of the Kingdom supported by 37 online service centers, and for many of our customers, AU has become the partner of choice for the Kingdom’s payments and electronic banking industry.

In the area of electronic banking, AU is the sole distributor of Diebold’s ATM and support solutions, where Diebold Nixdorf is a global leader in providing cash dispensing units as well as offering many types of solutions to assist financial institutions in supporting their customer base, irrespective of the type of service that customers require.

AU continues to offer the latest Diebold Nixdorf self-service devices and products, which are proving to be both reliable and flexible with the ability to keep up with the development of automated banking through providing the best cash management technology of its strategic partner G&D – the global leader in cash management solutions – in addition to support via a network of integrated service centers and providing both periodic maintenance and the best after-sales service in the region.

In the same area, AU represents Ingenico, the world leader in Electronic Funds Transfer Point of Sale (EFTPOS) Terminals, where more than four million units conduct electronic payments for and on behalf of a variety of retailers and businesses. AU also supports access control devices and unattended EFTPOS systems and solutions.

For more information, please contact AU Corporate Communication at +966 12 606 5555 ext 1265.

AU has also enhanced its services by adding several technical solutions to meet the needs of the market, including a card management solution, a mobile payments solution and an e-commerce solution. The company is also the local accredited distributor of Cardteck, FIME and Zafin Lab products and services which provide multi-sector financial services and software solutions.

AU also provides solutions and services to the security sector and represents locally Bosch and Honeywell in this field; both are global leaders in the field of security solutions and safety systems, and also provide surveillance systems such as CCTVs and digital recording devices.

In addition, AU Ateon provides blockchain-based solutions, cybersecurity and contact center solutions and also represents several other international companies in the security field, providing anti-theft systems, fire doors, insured safety deposit boxes and transportation security systems.

AU continues to provide self-service solutions of exceptional quality and maintains the largest share of the ATM and POS device market and also leads in payments solutions within Saudi Arabia.

Codebase Technologies

Website: www.codebtech.com/

Codebase Technologies is a long-established technology service provider that practices innovation at its core. Established in 1998, we are part of an investment group based out of the UAE with diversified service offerings across industries. Our ability to help resolve the industry’s most complex technology matters is distinct. We believe in eloquently delivering strategic solutions and systematic executions, from a creative point of view, to help lead in the markets where we choose to compete.

Codebase Technologies provides competitive and state-of-the-art technology solutions for the globalized economic multiverse that is working and shaping today’s most crucial and diverse industry needs.

We are driven by passion and ambition to deliver next-generation solutions for the future “the way they should be”.

DDCAP Group

Website: www.ddcap.co.uk/

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, with an office in Dubai and a presence in both Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, DDCAP is a leading provider of asset facilitation services and financial technology and system solutions across a diverse range of Shariah compliant products, asset classes and instruments in both the primary and secondary markets. DDCAP’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include DD&Co and DDGI. DDCAP has an extensive track record within the Islamic finance industry, employing over 35 professionals with broad and complementary skill sets drawn from diverse financial industry backgrounds, focused principally on providing service to Islamic financial market participants around the world. DDCAP has its own Shariah supervisory board comprising esteemed Shariah scholars from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Kuwait. DDCAP’s multi-award-winning Shariah compliant ETHOS Asset Facilitation Platform is a bespoke, real-time trade and post-trade services platform providing 24-hour coverage, enabling clients worldwide to purchase from a diverse asset inventory, including commodities, via a secure, web-based portal.

Eiger

Website: https://www.eigertrading.com

Eiger Trading Advisors (Eiger) is a UK-based asset-trading and technology company founded in 2008, which specializes as an intermediary in Islamic financial products.

As a leading intermediary and technology provider within the commodity Murabahah space, Eiger has the unique capabilities to deliver Shariah compliant commodity trading solutions through the Eiger Trading Platform (ETP), a web-based trading system, that we tailor to our bank clients’ exact operational requirements.

The ETP automates the structuring and execution of Islamic banking products for wholesale and retail commodity-backed transactions, including two new enhanced modules:

  • ETP Retail - A 24/7 STP platform designed to automate the end-to-end commodity Murabahah transactions underpinning retail banking products such as deposits, loans, CASA, credit cards
  • ETP Client Reach – A bespoke middle and back office module designed to streamline Islamic treasury and derivative transactions, including execution and documentation with our clients’ clients.

Eiger is authorized and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, and is both a member of the London Metal Exchange and an associate of the London Platinum and Palladium Market.

Finocracy

Website: finocracy.com/

IdealRatings

Website: www.idealratings.com/

IdealRatings was incorporated in 2006 in San Francisco with a corporate objective to provide SRI/ESG and Shariah compliant solutions to ethical investors and enable them to identify such instruments across different asset classes in the global market. IdealRatings serves clients in over 30 countries with a range of capital market solutions including:

  • Equities – A web-based platform covering over 40,000 stocks, where fund managers can screen equities using different, custom-built ESG/SRI/Responsible Investments and Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. This solution caters to different purification calculation methodologies with a comprehensive set of reports for fund managers to manage their portfolio. 
  • REITs – Global coverage of all listed REITs that could be screened in accordance with different standard Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. 
  • Indexes – Co-branded and jointly marketed by FTSE-Russell Indexes and a separate series with Thomson Reuters for the global markets, designed for fund management and investment benchmarking. In addition, IdealRatings is able to provide custom-built indexes for the fund management industry. 
  • Sukuk – A unique solution which includes the global Sukuk and a pioneering Sukuk-screening solution that enables fund managers to customize their Sukuk selection in accordance to their Shariah rulebook, guidelines or investment preference, and 
  • Brokerage – The solution provides broking houses the ability to screen global equity markets, a technical analysis of the markets and equities, buy/sell/hold recommendations and purification amounts.

 

 

Onegram

Website: https://onegram.org/

OneGram is the world’s first Shariah compliant digital asset backed by physical gold. The way this revolutionary project works is that each OneGram token is backed by one gram of gold and this allows OneGram to shift the Islamic approach regarding finances toward the future and to keep pace with latest disruptive technologies. This asset is encased in its own blockchain technology saving 10 times more energy than standard protocols. The latest technology enables OneGram to exceed physical boundaries without the need of any physical limitations or huge time consumption. OneGram is designed to grow in value with each transaction and rewards its community by reinvesting the transaction fee into buying more gold. Its digital innovations are implemented into an Islamic finance framework introducing this finance to the world of cutting-edge technologies. Its features inspire and attract the attention of investors including from the non-Muslim regions of the world. After one year, it has proven its sustainability forming an integral part of Islamic finance.

The Perth Mint

Website: https://www.perthmint.com/

The Perth Mint (the Mint) is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its diverse operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the leading refinery in the southern hemisphere and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint maintains endorsements from commodity trading centers in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. Each year, the Mint exports US$14 billion-worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors located in 130 countries and, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, it issues legal tender commemoratives on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia and surrounding nations for collectors.

Wholly owned by the government of Western Australia, the Mint offers the world’s only precious metals investment and storage program guaranteed by a sovereign entity and currently manages US$3 billion-worth of metals on behalf of 30,000 clients. Committed to sharing the remarkable story of gold with the global community, the Mint also hosts a premier tourist destination.

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

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 [email protected]

IFNFintech

Website: https://www.ifnfintech.com/

Fintech is one of the most exciting new sectors of the global financial industry, breaking boundaries and challenging preconceptions in one of the shake-ups of the century. A new class of financial players is disrupting the status quo – and financial institutions must embrace this change or face being left behind as the financial landscape transforms beyond recognition.

But although fintech as a whole has been well-served by the media, the Islamic segment has so far made limited penetration on public consciousness – despite the enormous potential it represents for the industry. There is a clear chasm between the multitude of pioneering entrepreneurs, start-ups and fintech firms making waves in the Islamic space; and the interested investors, institutions and stakeholders keen to explore these opportunities.
Recognizing this information gap, IFN is delighted to introduce to you a bespoke multi-channel platform – IFN FinTech.

Comprised of four tranches, IFN FinTech is a one-stop-shop for industry knowledge, networking and communication – supported by our unrivaled global network, our strong social media platform and our trusted multimedia Islamic finance offering.

IFN Corporate

Website: www.ifncorporate.com/

IFN CORPORATE: Your door to new opportunities

Leveraging the market-leading expertise of Islamic Finance news and the unrivalled global network of REDmoney Group, IFN CORPORATE is a brand-new monthly publication aiming to revolutionize the commercial application of Islamic financial services through education, information and communication.

Designed specifically for the global corporate market, IFN CORPORATE is a simple, sensible and straight-talking summary of Islamic financial instruments, concepts, structures, products and trends that offers an easy-to-understand avenue into the compelling opportunities of Shariah compliant alternatives. Clear, concise and comprehensive, it offers invaluable insight into the Islamic industry and creates an essential platform through which the corporate world and compliant market can communicate.

 

 

 


STRATEGIC PARTNER

Bahrain EDB

EXCLUSIVE PARTNER

Bahrain FinTech Bay

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
The Islamic Corporation for The Insurance Of Investment And Export Credit (ICIEC)
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) IDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) 

PARTNERS

Alhamrani Universal
Codebase Technologies
DDCAP Group
Eiger
Finocracy
IdealRatings
Onegram
The Perth Mint

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news
IFNFintech
IFN Corporate