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Agenda

Registration & Breakfast
08:00 – 09:00

Welcome
09:00 – 09:05
Opening Address
09:05 – 09:15
  Madam Siti Fadjrijah, Deputy Governor, Bank Indonesia
Introduction
09:15 – 09:30
  Introduction to the Islamic Capital Markets
Shamsun Anwar Hussain, Director Global Market, CIMB Islamic
Session One
09:30 – 10:15
  What is Islamic finance?
  • 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   Mahmoud Abushamma, Managing Director, HSBC Amanah Indonesia
Panelist   Faisal Alshowaikh, CEO, Asian Finance Bank
Sohail Jaffer, FWU
Shamsun Anwar Hussain, Director Global Market, CIMB Islamic
Mohamed Iqbal, Director of Treasury, Kuwait Finance House
Coffee Break
10:15 – 10:45
 

 

Session Two
10:45 – 11:30
 

Indonesia and the Islamic Capital Markets

  • Where is Indonesia 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
  • Indonesia’s future role and prospects in Islamic finance
  • Indonesia in Asia / GCC / Rest of the world
Moderator   Nik Norishky Thani, Executive Director, Islamic Finance, DIFC

Panelist

 

Mahmoud Abushamma, Managing Director, HSBC Amanah Indonesia
Adrian Gunadi, Head of Syariah Banking, Bank Permata
Indri Pramitaswari, Partner, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
Mohammad Faiz Azmi, Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Muhammad Touriq, Head of Sub Division of Sharia Capital Market Policy Development, Ministry of Finance

Presentation
11:30 – 12:00
  An Overview of the Islamic Capital Market in Malaysia
Hear the latest development and measures initiated by the regulators to facilitate further growth in the Malaysian Islamic capital market.
Datuk Kris Azman Abdullah, Executive Director Issues & Investment, Securities Commission Malaysia

Lunch Address
12:00 – 12:10

  Mohamed Iqbal, Director of Treasury, Kuwait Finance House
Lunch
12:10 – 13:15
Session Three 
13:15 – 14:15
  Issuing & Investing in Sukuk
(Panel discussion)
  • Sukuk, Islamic Bonds & Securitization: The Way Forward
  • Islamic Syndication financing
  • Definition and mechanics of Sukuk
  • 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
Moderator   Mohammad Faiz Azmi, Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Panelist

  Jal Othman, Partner, Shook Lin & Bok, Malaysia
Gahet Ascobat, Vice President, Structured Finance, HSBC Amanah
Hanim Hamzah, Senior Foreign Counsel, Roosdiono & Partners
Dahlan Siamat, Director, Ministry of Finance Indonesia
Budi Himarwan, Senior Vice President of Finance, Pertamina
Session Four
14:15 – 15:00  
  Investing in Islamic products
(Panel discussion)
  • Where is the market?
  • Islamic Asset and Fund Management
  • Wealth management in the Islamic financing sector
  • What are the demands of new high net worth individuals?
  • The growth of Islamic funds: Mutual, Real Estate, Hedge, Private Equity, Fund of Funds and Takaful Funds
  • What are investors looking for?
  • Can we hedge under Islamic finance?
  • Secondary markets and brokerage
  • Islamic Indexes
Moderator   Andy Mukherjee, Columnist, Bloomberg

Panelist

  Dr M. Syafii Antonio Mec, Principal, PT Batasa Capital
Sohail Jaffer, Partner, FWU Group
Muhammad Hanif, President Director, Danareksa Investment Management
Eko Priyo Pratomo, CEO, Fortis Investments
Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30
Session Five
15:30 – 16:30
  Issuers & Investors Round-Table
  • The future: Overcoming challenges to ensure the success of Islamic finance in our market
Moderator   Andy Mukherjee, Columnist, Bloomberg

Panelist

  Noor Meurling, Senior Foreign Counsel, Soebagjo Jatim Djarot (in association with Blake Dawson)
Jal Othman, Partner, Shook Lin & Bok, Malaysia
Nik Norishky Thani, Executive Director, Islamic Finance, DIFC
Isaac Fokuo, Principal, BOTHO Advisory Group LLC


Venue

Hotel Mulia Senayan
Jl Asia Afrika Senayan
Jakarta 10270
Indonesia
Tel No: 6221-574-7777


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