Many thanks to Andrew Tebbutt and the REDmoney team on delivering an exceptional event in South Africa. The agenda covered critical issues and challenges facing Islamic banking in South Africa, with possible solutions. The various speakers and panel participants were well versed within their respective fields. Most importantly, the networking among all invited guests was invaluable. We look forward to the follow-up event in 2020.
Thank you for putting together a successful IFN South Africa 2019!
We attended the Kenya and South African legs of the IFN African Roadshow and found both to be well attended and organized; this was especially the case in Cape Town where the quality of speakers and discussion was very high.
A big thank you for all the effort you put into this conference. Alhamdulilah we are getting very positive feedback. This initial conference has provided great perspectives
IFN Nigeria Forum was the perfect platform to boost discussions around the growth and direction of Islamic finance in Nigeria. The diversity of participants, involvement of regulators and pertinent topics deliberated all contributed to the success of the event. We are pleased to have partnered on such an impactful forum.
Very much appreciated and a big congratulations to you and your team. The event was very successful. We look forward to many more collaborative efforts.
This is the best Islamic Finance Forum I have ever attended.
Congratulations on a very successful event.
IFN World Leaders Summit 2019 organized in Dubai has provided me with an exceptional opportunity to network with major stakeholders of the Islamic finance world and to get insightful and valuable views on the market, its key challenges and major evolution. All attendees were highly knowledgeable and experienced. Finally the organization was flawless. An event worth penciling in one’s agenda if willing to get an overview of the Islamic finance market going forward.
The experience of attending IFN Oman 2019 event has been wonderful. It hits all the right notes with contemporary issues being discussed and experts sharing their thoughts. The format has been well planned with conference sessions and networking sessions evenly paced out. It was a pleasure to meet all the financial industry experts, regulatory bodies and clients present at the event.
Indeed it was a great event. The IFN team did a great job. I want to extend a special thank you for having Sohar Islamic as a sponsor and me as a panelist. I would love to have senior management participation next time. We can discuss that nearer to the event date. Also, I hope that we can get more companies on board.
The event was very well organized and panel speakers were engaging.
It was indeed a pleasant experience and enjoyable events including networking.
Thank you IFN for these productive events you guys do the world over. Always felt at home and keen to contribute and promote these efforts.
It was a well-organized event as always. In addition, I was impressed with the diverse set of co-panelists.
IFN World Leaders Summit 2019 was an ideal gathering for specialists to interact openly with other experts from around the world and look for solutions together that will make Islamic finance a more transparent and investor-friendly world while always putting client’s rights first.
The IFN conference was well organized as always with a fantastic venue choice, great catering and highly attended. All the panels and presentations were very informative with contributions from highly educated and experienced professionals from the industry. The panel with my involvement was no exception with diversified expertise to ensure robust and conflicting discussions to ensure all opinions were presented. I cannot speak highly enough of the event and organizers and look forward to attending again.
It was a great pleasure to be able to contribute and participate in another successful IFN conference. As always, IFN is at the forefront discussing relevant and advanced topics for the benefit of the Islamic finance industry. Keep up the excellent work.
A pleasure and honor to be part of your successful event. It was well organized and very professionally executed.
Well done on the well-planned event, very good panel topics and private dialogue.
A well-run event!
Indeed, it was a great event after a long period that I have not engaged with IFN programs when I covered consumer and later commercial banking portfolios. A lot of changes in the industry as well.
Congratulations on the success of IFN Indonesia. We had good speakers from OJK and MOF, etc.
It was a nice event.
Thank you very much for the opportunity to join the forum and I look forward to participating in the next event.
I wish to thank you and your team for another successful event. It was very well organized and the conference went well. Our session, in particular, would have been informative and interesting to the audience due to the diverse background of the speakers and topics raised. I must commend the moderator for doing an excellent job in steering the different speakers and varying the areas of discussion.
It was a great experience for me. In addition, I had the chance to meet very experienced business partners at the event. Thank you for your great effort and congratulations on your success. I will be glad to participate in the event as a speaker next year and looking forward to hear about your progress.
I did enjoy the event and networking during the breaks. Thank you for your kind invitation and support. I found the event very timely given the developments in Turkey and the forum has managed to address those issues not only in the country but also in the geopolitical context.
A great event, packed with so much knowledge and great speakers, I am honored once again to be part of the event as a speaker. I had the chance to discuss all the aspects of the fintech industry from regulation to technology.
Having attended the IFN conference every year for the last five years, I was very pleased to see the interest from various market players both from Turkey and the rest of the world. As discussed in the panel session that I participated in, there are various opportunities in the market to use Sukuk as an alternative financing tool. Yes, we also have some difficulties along the way but we will get there. This year’s event was another strong testimony of it!
I enjoyed the sessions and meeting other panelists during the event.
Indeed, I can’t agree more, I think IFN UK Islamic Finance Week 2018 was well organized and attended, offering an interesting mix of topics and discussions with many experts in different sectors of the Islamic finance industry. You may quote me on this if you want.
I really enjoyed the event and found it interesting and valuable. From a VG perspective, I was very pleased with the profile it gave us and the opportunity to catch up with clients and contacts.
As always it was a great event and very helpful for the whole industry. I enjoyed my participation a lot and am looking forward to supporting and participating in any future events.
I enjoyed the event in London and I thought it was very well organized, with good speakers and a discussion that covered all the important subjects related to the global/UK development of the Islamic finance industry.
Very much enjoyed the event. Looking forward to next year’s.
I would like to confirm that the event was definitely a real success. I really appreciated the quality of the discussions and the importance of the topics selected for the different sessions.
Well done to REDmoney for a well-organized event.
A very well-organized and attended event. Interesting times ahead for Malaysia. Likewise, looking forward to working with you and the REDmoney team soon, thanks.
Congratulations on yet another successful event! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to contribute to the event. We look forward to be of service at the next opportunity!
It’s always a pleasure to work with you and the team, Andrew, and I thank you for inviting me to moderate the session. We thought that the event was extremely good and the attendance supports this view. The sessions were all very interesting and there was a very positive vibe throughout.
A big thank you to you and your team is in order for a job well done.
It was my pleasure. Many thanks Andrew. I enjoyed it and felt the discussions were relevant.
Thank you for the kind message, job made very easy with a great set of panelists. I particularly enjoyed your explanation of Gen-Y behavior, it was very insightful.
Thank you so much for inviting. I really enjoyed myself. The event was so well organized too. So grand. Well done!
Thank you for the invitation to speak at this event and for the very good organization and attendance.
A quick note to thank you for the invitation to speak, and congratulations on a forum very well organized! Glad to have had the time for knowledge-sharing.
I thought that we had a good session, which laid a good foundation for the rest of the day.
It was a pleasure meeting other panelists and learning from their rich experience. Look forward to staying in touch. Last but not the least, congratulations to the IFN team for organizing a very successful event.
An excellent event. We had a positive experience at the 5th IFN Australia Forum with good participation.
A good event, well organized.
The vast majority of speakers were very informative and professional.
Thanks for having me at this very high-profile event and allowing me to speak and learn and share views at the dialogue. I am sure IFN Events will be followed in the future and participants will be waiting for it.
Thanks and appreciation for the excellent organization of the forum. It was also our pleasure to participate in the prestigious event. We look forward to 2019’s edition too.
We were very pleased with the attendance of all the major banks and fintechs from India, Pakistan, Iran, and Bahrain that participated. It was a small setup but one of the very well-organized and compact ones. On behalf of Monami Tech, we appreciate the exposure and hope to be considered for speaking opportunities in the future.
Good conference and quite impressive. I had to run and attended for a short time. Well done!
The 2017 IFN Turkey Forum hosted in Istanbul was a very impressive event. Although it was a smaller event in terms of size, the caliber and diversity of participants, expertise and networking were brilliant. It’s an excellent platform to explore the fundamentals of Islamic finance and innovation plus collaboration opportunities in the world of Islamic finance.
The IFN is the main forum in Turkey gathering the major market players in the Turkish Islamic finance community. Attending the event is always eye-opening and a pleasure for Paksoy to join every year.
The IFN conference brought together experienced, well-versed and knowledgeable stakeholders from across the region, one of the best events of its type I have attended. The event was well organized, but what really stood out were the quality, knowledge and caliber of the conference speakers and panelists; they know their subject matter, and speak from experience. For the attendees, the conference provided greater insight to the topic of Islamic finance and specifically for Turkey, some of the challenges and potential solutions to grow the market. I’m looking forward to next year’s event.
The IFN Europe Forum provided a useful platform for the ongoing dialogue between government, regulators and industry participants on how the Islamic finance industry may be encouraged to reach its full potential. The robustness of the discussions was testament to the key role the UK and its firms can and have to play in shaping the future direction of the industry both in the UK and elsewhere.
The IFN Dialogue was a very worthwhile session allowing regulators, government and practitioners to exchange views and opinions on the current state and future opportunities within the Islamic finance sector. Given the wide range of relevant discussions, I would support any proposal that this should be established as a regular meeting group.
It was a pleasure to take part and good to see the turnout and quality of attendance and discussions.
First things first, I really need to thank you for your continuous support and for doing the utmost to make our participation at your event both seen and enlightened. Thank you so much! On ourside, we’re hoping to be continuous supporters of your venture that does so much to spread the word about Islamic finance
Very professionally organized event with an excellent turnout. I hope to contribute again next year.
I thought the event was well-attended, with a good deal of energy and useful insights into the key sectors of the current Islamic finance marketplace.
It was a delight to once again have supported the REDMoney Europe event in 2017 well-organized, well-visited and a very interesting setup in London, returning there after having taken place in Luxembourg for some years. I only can recommend to participate also in 2018 regardless of whether venue will be in London or Luxembourg as the community and project volume of Islamic finance in Europe continue to grow.
IFN Europe 2017 was a well-organized event with good speakers complementing an interesting and topical agenda. The debates were relevant with the numbers attending high. The audience and other participants were of good quality. The organizers are to be applauded for the arrangements and TheCityUK was pleased to have supported the event.
Congratulations on a very successful event. I am pleased to have been able to speak.
I found the IFN conference both informative and thought-provoking. As an investment professional trained to focus on risk-adjusted returns, the conference provided a sensible argument and evidence to support ethical screening in the selection of investments, not just from an alpha/outperformance perspective but also from a responsible fiduciary perspective.
REDmoney assembled a highly relevant panel to debate current issues in the commercial real estate investment market. We had a good discussion and had active engagement from the audience.
Great event in London on the 11th September 2017 organized by IFN. IFN does a great job of keeping the Islamic finance community together and ensuring the sector maintains high profile. Congratulations to IFN on the success of the event. I will definitely be back in 2018.
It was a great event with rich topics and a good crowd. I enjoyed being part of it.
I thought the IFN Europe FinTech event provided an excellent platform to raise the profile and awareness of one of the fastest-growing areas of the fintech sector. As the sector continues to develop, this could become a key date in the Islamic fintech calendar.
I have been participating in the IFN Asia Forum with great regularity since the inaugural event over a decade ago. It is refreshing to attend industry events that evolve and pivot to better meet industry needs, hold participant interest and, most importantly, deliver value to the industry. After 10-plus years, the IFN Asia Forum continues to be a leading forum to bring new ideas to a broader market, serve as a gathering place to connect with existing partners and build new relationships and a place to just learn and develop. We are always impressed with IFN events and continue to leverage them as part of our business and human capital development activities every year. Kudos on another productive and valuable event!
IFN has been a strong supporter in raising awareness and organizing Islamic finance events across the globe, especially in countries across Asia. The ICD has had the pleasure of working with IFN on various events and projects and their main IFN Asia event was a great success in bringing many stakeholders together to discuss the Islamic finance agenda. On behalf of the ICD, I would like to thank the IFN team for the service they provide from year to year, and we look forward to their continuing participation in propelling Islamic finance to greater heights.
Participation in the forum has served dual purposes for us – on the one hand, we have had the ability to showcase and raise further our profile among the participants and second, to network with potential collaborators to further Islamic finance in various ways together which will result in a more accelerated development of Islamic finance than if we were to try to ‘go it alone’. Thanks IFN!
Kudos to REDmoney events for consistently executing the large-scale IFN forums with remarkable success. As a speaker at their events, I’ve always been impressed by their excellent planning well in advance and spot-on execution on the event day itself, making the programs flow smoothly and without hiccups. They are, in my opinion, by far the best Islamic finance event organizers by a distance! Keep it up guys!!
The pleasure was all mine. I enjoyed the forum and it was well attended. Will be happy to support this event in future.
For anyone who wants to see, hear and feel the pulse of Islamic finance, this is a great yearly Islamic finance event not to be missed. The FinTech Day is something new, fresh and exciting. Prepare to be disrupted!
A good platform for Islamic financiers to share knowledge and experience. Kudos to the organizers!
Insightful high-quality discussions at IFN Asia Forum 2017 will certainly help to promote the enhanced agility of the international Islamic finance industry especially in navigating the ever-changing dynamics of finance markets. The forum was particularly successful in highlighting that human capital development is a key prerequisite to enhance the industry’s agility and needs to be supported by a robust quality framework for learning and development – which is at the core of our work in Finance Accreditation Agency that we carry out globally.
Enjoyable session, good networking avenue. Good platform to keep up with current ongoings.
In my view, the event was just a success story: it was well-organized and well-enriched with a special focus on the hot topics/issues. So, I would like to extend my wholehearted congratulations and appreciation to the event organizer and the whole working team.
IFN Forum Morocco 2017 was a successful event that gathered the main local players and some prominent international experts to discuss the perspectives and to give an insight about the challenges facing the Islamic finance industry locally and globally. It is always interesting to be part of the IFN events for their punctuality and networking opportunities.
The IFN event gathered the participative finance professionals and updated them through very useful interactions on different subjects.
IFN Forum Morocco was a timely opportunity for the main participative finance actors to share with the public the latest developments of the industry.
It’s been refreshing to see the diversity of developments in Islamic finance products and markets in Europe as well as globally. IFN managed again to gather experts with very diverse backgrounds with the aim of confronting views and opinions in an open and constructive dialogue.
The IFN Forum provides a great platform to foster proximity between Islamic finance and more traditional financial sectors in Europe. The wide diversity of national and international attendees proves the growing interest for the wider sphere of ethical and responsible investments and its growth potential. The truly disciplined criteria of Shariah funds have a lot of similarities with the ESG criteria applicable to the LuxFLAG label, hence it was a great pleasure for me to participate as a panelist. For Luxembourg, as the European center of expertise in Islamic finance, it was an honor to host the conference for the third time.
First, I would like to thank REDmoney for its continuous efforts to promote and to support the Islamic finance industry all over the world. I was honored to participate in the annual IFN Europe Forum which took place in Luxembourg for the third consecutive year. As always, there were good quality speakers from different countries and regions with different business backgrounds, flying in to Luxembourg to share with the attendees their knowledge, experiences and best practices.
The IFN Europe Forum was an exceptional opportunity for gathering the most brilliant players in the European Islamic finance space. This was my third participation at the forum, which I think has been one of the best events in recent years for discussing the development of the industry across Europe. I enjoyed very much debating where Islamic finance is heading to in the region and globally with my fellow panelists and the questions from the floor as well and found the level of attendees impressive.
I would like to thank you for inviting us to speak at the IFN Europe Forum held in Luxembourg. It was indeed a great pleasure to attend and speak at this well-organized – with a very good quality audience – event.
A very useful forum introducing us to a new and potentially large new market for Islamic finance. It will be interesting to see where this goes.
Being a part of the IFN US Forum as both a panel participant and an attendee was incredibly insightful and valuable. The collective knowledge, experience and expertise of the attendees and speakers offered a meaningful opportunity to learn not only about current trends but timely insights on best practices and lessons learned. I look forward to the next upcoming conference.
I really enjoyed attending the IFN US Forum 2016; a lot of important topics affecting Islamic finance were covered comprehensively by a select group of seasoned panelists. Looking forward to attending the next one.
As Islamic banking continues its expansion into mainstream US finance, it is important that Islamic business leaders come together and engage in meaningful dialogue to learn from each other’s experience. The IFN team facilitated first-class event where delegates and panelists were able to share new methods, examine case studies and build fellowship. It was truly a pleasure to participate in the IFN US Forum and I look forward to future involvement.
The 2016 IFN Sovereign Sukuk Dialogue was a most beneficial interaction forum. The assemblage of parties who play roles at different stages of the transaction chain (issuers, bankers, lawyers, etc) on the one hand, and of countries at different levels of experience in the issuance cure, were, in my view, greatly useful. As my country, Nigeria is preparing to debut the market with a domestic Sukuk issuance in 2017, I gained useful knowledge. I also imagine that my contributions based on Nigeria’s robust non-Sukuk sovereign bond market were found useful by other participants.
The IFN Investor Forum certainly exceeded my expectations, both as a delegate and sponsor.Drawing broad attendance, with representation from most continents, the morning sessions offered an in-depth evaluation of investment trends (ranging from traditional through to new asset classes including fintech), investor strategies and perceived market challenges. The afternoon gave attention to the broader SRI industry and potential for collaboration between Islamic and other subsets of responsible and ethical investment. This was a theme that featured through the main event, but was given particular focus within a breakout stream delivered by members of the board of trustees of the Responsible Finance Institute. In terms of content, networking and organization, this ranks among the most informative and engaging events of the Islamic financial calendar. I look forward to the next one.
IFN has helped to bring together market shakers of the Islamic finance industry globally. The yearly events gather a strong crowd especially in Kuala Lumpur, the epicenter of Islamic finance globally. The forum promotes the exchange of views and ideas by key representatives worldwide and is envisaged to help drive the dvelopment of Islamic finance.
Thank you for inviting me to the event co-sponsored by the government of Cote d’Ivoire, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the REDmoney Group. I appreciate the opportunity given to participate as one of the panelists at the Africa Islamic Finance Forum. I indeed found it to be useful, thought provoking and an opportunity to advocate the sustained growth of Islamic finance in Africa. The networking opportunities and exposures were valuable. Extend my sincere appreciation to the Minister of Planning and Development for all the Hospitality provided during the two-day event. I will honor future invitations in support of future Africa Islamic Finance Forum events.
It was a great pleasure to attend such an event (Luxembourg Dialogue). It was really a brilliant idea to put together local and foreign practitioners from inside and outside Luxembourg with the representatives from Luxembourg’s regulatory bodies in one room to discuss the challenges facing the Islamic finance industry in Luxembourg. The way it was conducted was very constructive in a sense that the participants shared the challenges facing this industry and how Luxembourg can mitigate these to promote itself as a hub for Islamic Finance.
The Luxembourg Dialogue was a refreshing change from the distractions of a large conference, giving participants an opportunity to discuss the key market issues directly with the key players. Perhaps the most focused way to benefit from a conference.
I was delighted to be asked to moderate IFN’s first Dialogue taking place as a precursor to the European Forum in Luxembourg. The format led to a free-ranging and interesting discussion on the chosen topics, amongst people with a genuine interest in the outcome. If some of the conclusions and takeaways are adopted, there is every prospect they will assist the further development of the industry in Luxembourg.
The IFN team put together a high profile event and program with speakers and participants from across the Islamic finance industry. Stimulating, inter-active and above all networking par excellence.
I was delighted to attend the Luxembourg Dialogue in connection with the IFN Forum in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Dialogue provided a unique forum for key market participants to discuss recent developments and trends for the purpose to advance Islamic finance in Luxembourg and to foster Luxembourg’s position as a hub for Islamic finance in Europe.
We have long since come to expect that IFN Forums will provide an opportunity for discussion and debate of topical industry agenda. This year the inclusion of a series of focused, country dialogues has introduced another dimension. Amongst them, the Luxembourg Dialogue gave invited Islamic financial market participants and industry observers an unprecedented opportunity to connect, in open discussion, with senior practitioner counterparts from Luxembourg’s banking, capital markets and asset management sectors, as well as its regulators and leading providers of ancillary services.
We have long since come to expect that IFN Forums will provide an opportunity for discussion and debate of topical industry agenda. This year the inclusion of a series of focused, country dialogues has introduced another dimension. Amongst them, the Luxembourg Dialogue gave invited Islamic financial market participants and industry observers an unprecedented opportunity to connect, in open discussion, with senior practitioner counterparts from Luxembourg’s banking, capital markets and asset management sectors, as well as its regulators and leading providers of ancillary services.”
The Luxembourg Dialogue was an innovative way to bring together a large variety of practitioners involved in Islamic finance activities in Luxembourg. Inspiring debate about the best opportunities to promote and develop the Islamic finance business in Luxembourg.
The IFN Europe Forum was a great occasion to gain a global overview of the dynamics developed in Islamic finance in Europe and beyond, be it on markets, on products or on investors’ behavior. The interaction with participants from the various home markets of Islamic finance is extremely enriching and helps us better focus our support to the industry.
The IFN Europe Forum 2015 was a fantastic event for networking and keeping up to date with the latest developments in our industry. It has built upon the success of previous years and is now an established date in the Islamic finance calendar. Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe, provided the perfect setting for the forum.
The forum was structured and managed very efficiently. It offered a great opportunity to interact with many key people from the industry as well as to receive insight from eminent speakers. Attendants from both Turkish and global institutions presented their opinions of the current status and the requirements of Turkey’s Islamic finance industry, creating a live atmosphere filled with valuable information for everyone who is interested in the future of both the Islamic and conventional finance industry of Turkey. Roundtable discussions were very enlightening in providing different perspectives from the industry leaders of Turkey’s Islamic finance sector as well as delegates from the conventional banks, who might be the next new entrants to the market. Sharing past experience and future plans with the key people from the industry greatly helped me to shape my opinion on the direction the market is headed.
Having participated in the event as a public sector representative, I found the IFN Turkey Dialogue to be a great opportunity for exchanging views and experiences with participants from the industry. The discussions that took place during the dialogue have become an important source of input for us to be used in shaping our policies to support the development of Islamic finance in Turkey. I look forward to participating to similar events in the future.
REDmoney has certainly raised the industry bar higher with the IFN Global Forum 2014. Having seen REDmoney grow from a small two-man team to a robust organization, to be able to undertake such giant events in an impeccable manner with attendance by most of the industry stalwarts in a relatively short period of 10 years exhibits a very high-level of professionalism, commitment to the cause and dedication by the REDmoney team. I wonder to think how the Islamic finance industry would have looked without the presence of Islamic Finance news and IFN events and awards.
These events are crucial to the growth and development of the industry. Where would we be without IFN? Over the years, it has played a pivotal role in bringing stakeholders together – long may it continue.
It was a pleasure participating in the IFN Global Forum in Dubai. I very much enjoyed the forum and networking with the delegates. I thought that the sessions were very engaging and was impressed by the quality of the presenters, moderators and panelists. The Dubai dialogue was extremely informative and engaging. The participants did not hold back and discussed all the issues on the agenda. Different points of view came across and the panelists debated Dubai’s Islamic market initiative and how the private sector can work with the government to make the initiative a reality for Dubai. IFN should be commended for organizing this event and I look forward to attending future IFN events.
The team behind the IFN Forums has worked very hard to play a key role in creating opportunities for the Islamic finance community to come together and share their experiences, ideas, hopes and aspirations. These forums have become an important feature of the Islamic finance landscape.
The team behind the IFN Forums has worked very hard to play a key role in creating opportunities for the Islamic finance community to come together and share their experiences, ideas, hopes and aspirations. These forums have become an important feature of the Islamic finance landscape.
Quality of session was very productive. Participation of serious, senior stakeholders helped and the direction and moderation was focused. What I like is it was an honest, candid discussion that concluded with tangible call for action.