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Agenda

Registration & Breakfast
08:00 – 09:00

Welcome & Opening Address
09:00 – 09:15
Introduction
09:15 – 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   Shabbir Kazmi - Head of Supplements, The Financial Daily
Panelist   Ahmed Shuja Kidwai - Regional Manager, Al Baraka Islamic Bank
Muhammad Shoaib - Managing Director, First Habib Modaraba
Hasan A Bilgrami - Chief Executive Officer, BankIslami Pakistan
P. Ahmed - Chief Executive Officer, Pak-Qatar Family Takaful
Keynote Presentation
10:15 – 10:30
  Pervez Said - Director Islamic Banking Department & Advisor to Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00
   
Session Two
11:00 – 11:45
 

Pakistan and the Islamic Capital Markets

  • Where is Karachi 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
  • Pakistan’s future role and prospects in Islamic finance
  • Pakistan in Asia / GCC / Rest of the world
Moderator   Sahar Ahmed - Thomson Reuters
Panelist   Faizan Ahmed Memon - Manager, Islamic Financial Services Group, Ernst & Young
Syed Tariq Husain - Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Global Islamic Bank
Capt. M. Jamil Akhtar Khan - Chief Executive Officer, Takaful Pakistan
Session Three
11:45 - 12:30
  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   Syed Tariq Husain - Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Global Islamic Bank
Panelist   Ahsan Durrani - Executive VP, Head of Investment Banking, Treasury & Financial Institutions, Emirates Global Islamic Bank
Suleman Muhammad Ali, AVP Product Development & Shariah Compliance, Meezan Bank
Irsad Ahmad Aijaz - Shari'ah Adviser, BankIslami Pakistan
Bilal Shaukat - Partner, Rizvi, Isa, Afridi & Angell
Lunch
12:30 – 14:00
   
Presentation
14:00 - 14:30
  Malaysia – The world’s largest Islamic capital market
Hear how Malaysia has built a formidable world renowned Islamic banking arena and how Karachi can benefit.
Mohd Willieuddin Lim, Associate Director, CIMB Islamic
Session Four
14:30 – 15:15
  Investing in Islamic products
  • 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   Mohd Willieuddin Lim, Associate Director, CIMB Islamic
Panelist   Farhan Usmani, AVP Product Development & Shariah Compliance, Meezan Bank
Mujeeb Beig, Executive VP - Research & Product Development, Dawood Islamic Bank
Abdul Jabbar Karimi, responsible for Product Development, Research, Training & Investment Banking HMB - Islamic Banking Division, Habib Metropolitan Bank
Farooq Ahmed Farid - Actuarial Analyst, Takaful Pakistan
M. Jehanzeb Saeed - Section Head Cross Selling, BankIslami Pakistan
Session Five
15:15 - 16:00
  Issuers & Investors Round-Table
  • The future: Overcoming challenges to ensure the success of Islamic finance in our market
Moderator   Mohsin Iqbal - Chief Operations Officer & Research Head, Al Tijjarah Quantum Capital
Panelist   Azeem Pirani - Regional Manager - Pakistan For FWU AG
Irsad Ahmad Aijaz - Shari'ah Adviser, BankIslami Pakistan
Faizan Ahmed Memon - Manager, Islamic Financial Services Group, Ernst & Young
Networking
16:00 - 17:00
   


Venue

Sheraton Karachi Hotel & Towers
Club Road
PO Box 3918
Karachi, Sind 75500
Pakistan
Tel No: 9221-563-3333


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