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Agenda

Registration & Breakfast
08:00 – 09:00

Introduction
09:00 – 09:30
  Introduction to the Islamic Capital Markets
Mohd Willieuddin Lim, Associate Director, CIMB Islamic
Session One
09:30 – 10:15
  What is Islamic finance?
(Panel discussion)
  • Why is it necessary and why should we be interested
  • Key differences between conventional and Islamic products
  • What is Shariah and its role in Islamic finance
  • Riba (Interest), Gharar (Uncertainty) – the facts
  • Shariah objectives of financial contracts
  • Role of Shariah boards and Shariah advisory
  • The size of the industry today and the potential growth
  • Who are the main players and markets
  • The differences between GCC and SE Asian markets
Moderator   Ghanim Hazim Al Shamsi, Manager-Business Development - Islamic Finance, DIFC
Panelist   Dr. Reinhard Klarmann, Of-Counsel, Sarwat A. Shahid Law Firm
Isaac Fokuo, Principal, BOTHO Advisory Group LLC
Nazmi Camalxaman, Manager - Global Markets, CIMB Islamic
Session Two
10.15 – 11:00
 

Egypt and the Islamic Capital Markets

  • Where is Cairo now with regards to Islamic finance?
  • Regulatory requirements and tax issues
  • Building the necessary regulatory infrastructure
  • Recent Developments in Islamic finance at home and abroad
  • Egypt’s future role and prospects in Islamic finance
  • Egypt in Asia / GCC / Rest of the world
Moderator   William Rasmussen, Thomson Reuters
Panelist   Loay Y. El-Shawarby, Legal Consultant, Zaki Hashem & Partners
Ashraf Mohamed Talaat, Head of Islamic Desk, National Bank of Egypt
Roslinda Ahmad, Head - Debt Markets & Corporate Finance, CIMB Islamic
Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30
   
Session Three
11.30 - 12.15
  Issuing & Investing in Islamic Products
(Panel discussion)
  • Sukuk, Islamic Bonds & Securitization: The Way Forward
  • Islamic Syndication financing
  • Islamic Asset and Fund Management
  • Various types of Sukuk including sovereign
  • Issues / challenges in structuring Sukuk issues
  • Overview of Islamic securitization (ABS)
  • Comparisons on pricing, rating, distribution with conventional counterparts
  • The importance of rating Islamic products
  • Road Showing - targeting the correct audience
  • The growth of Islamic funds: Mutual, Real Estate, Hedge, Private Equity, Fund of Funds and Takaful Funds
  • What are investors looking for?
Moderator   Jonathan Wright, Bureau Chief, Thomson Reuters
Panelist   Jal Othman, Partner, Shook Lin & Bok, Malaysia
Dr. Reinhard Klarmann, Of-Counsel, Sarwat A. Shahid Law Firm
Nazmi Camalxaman, Manager - Global Markets, CIMB Islamic
Session Four
12:15 – 13:15
  Issuers & Investors Round-Table
  • The future: Overcoming challenges to ensure the success of Islamic finance in our market
Moderator   Ghanim Hazim Al Shamsi, Business Development Officer - Islamic Finance, DIFC
Panelist   Isaac Fokuo, Principal, BOTHO Advisory Group LLC
Jal Othman, Partner, Shook Lin & Bok, Malaysia
Ashraf Mohamed Talaat, Head of Islamic Desk, National Bank of Egypt
Lunch
13.15 - 14.30
   


Venue

Conrad Cairo
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
P.O.Box 2044 Ataba
1191 Corniche El Nil
Cairo 11221 Egypt
Tel No: 202-2580-8000


Exhibition

Exhibition space is available at the foyer of the ballroom. There will be a floor plan with booth space available soon. Please check back again for an update or call us directly to get more details.


Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring or participating at IFN Forum 2008, please contact
Andrew Morgan at Andrew.Morgan@REDmoneyGroup.com


* The organizer reserves the right to change the venue of this event