Date: 22nd March 2016 Venue: The Westin Beijing Financial Street, Beijing


09:00 - 09:15
Welcome Address
Khaled Al Aboodi CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
09:15 - 09:30
Keynote Address
Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah — Minister of Finance II, Malaysia
09:30 - 09:45
MOU Signing Ceremony and Launch of the ICD China Report
09:45 - 10:30
How will ‘One Belt, One Road’ Impact Investments and Trade Initiatives in Key Markets?
  • How can key OIC countries benefit from China’s economic initiatives?
  • What investment opportunities are state-owned enterprises and private companies looking for?
  • Current and future opportunities and linkages between key markets and the New Silk Road and New Maritime Silk Road
Moderator : Nida Raza — Director and Head of Advisory, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector 
Panelists : Fang Qiuchen — Chairman, China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)
Liu Zhengming — Managing Director, Silk Road Fund
Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid 
— Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank
Shi Jiyang — CEO, China-Africa Development Fund
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee & Networking
11:00 - 11:45
Initiatives and Partnership Opportunities between China and OIC Countries
  • ‘One Belt, One Road’: What opportunities will this initiative provide and what will it take to establish connections and trade partnerships?
  • Initiatives by development banks and other major industry players in facilitating partnerships between the Silk Road Economic Belt and the GCC and CIS region
  • How will China navigate the economic headwinds expected in 2016? What impact will the current economic environment have on its investors?
Moderator : Azleena Idris — Deputy Director, Islamic Banking, Bank Negara Malaysia
Panelists : Abdulla Al Awar — CEO, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center
Guan Jianzhong — Chairman and President, Dagong Global Credit Rating Company, China
Ihsan Ugur Delikanli — President, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Khaled Al Aboodi
— CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
11:45 - 12:00
Keynote Address:
Sufian Ahmed – Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia
12:00 - 12:45
Tapping Emerging Opportunities Available to Chinese Investors in Key Markets
  • Key considerations for investors seeking investment opportunities and partnerships with key OIC investment centers
  • Tapping opportunities in sub-Saharan OIC countries
  • High-potential sectors and asset classes: Construction, shipping and aviation, health care, real estate, agriculture and education
  • Emerging opportunities in OIC countries in Africa, South Asia and Central Asia
  • Regulatory framework for direct investments, cross-border fund distribution
Moderator : Qi Wu — Senior Managing Director and Vice-Chairman, Accenture Greater China
Panelists : Niale Kaba — Minister of Planning and Development, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
Mohieddine Kronfol — Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton Investments
Dr Paul Fokam Kammogne — Chairman, Afriland First Bank, Cameroon
Professor Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim — CEO, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
Dr Serdar Sumer — CEO and Board Member, Aktif Bank, Turkey
12:45 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:45
Project & Infrastructure Finance - Opportunities for Chinese Firms and Institutions
  • Utilizing Sukuk for project and infrastructure financing
  • Outlook for syndicated financing of infrastructure projects in Asia, MENA and Africa
  • Public-private partnership ventures: Structures and models
  • What roles can Chinese firms play in addressing infrastructure needs in Asia and Africa?
  • Will the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank spur large-scale project Sukuk?
Moderator : Qasim Aslam — Partner, Dentons, the UAE
Panelists : Ashraf Mohammed — Assistant General Counsel, Asian Development Bank
Lim Say Cheong — Head, Maybank Islamic Banking, Singapore
Urooj Ul Hasan Khan — Head, Investment Banking,  Meezan Bank
Zakiyoulahi Sow — Director, Sukuk Projects, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
14:45 - 15:45
What do Debut Issuers Need to Know about Raising Shariah Compliant Capital?
  • Key considerations for Chinese issuers in light of rising interest rates and devaluation of the yuan
  • Pricing, tenor and currency considerations for issuers
  • Secondary market liquidity, index eligibility and additional costs of Islamic financing vs. conventional fundraising
  • What can Shariah indices offer issuers in terms of widening the investor base and what needs to be done to warrant inclusion in Shariah indices?
  • Widening investor appeal of corporate Sukuk from a ratings perspective
Moderator : Imran Mufti — Partner, Hogan Lovells, the UAE
Panelists : Andy Cairns — Managing Director, Global Head of Debt Origination and Distribution, NBAD, the UAE
Davide Barzilai — Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong
Jenny Shi — Managing Director and Country Manager, China, Moody’s Investors Service
Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid — Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee & Networking
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