Date: 27th July 2017 Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta

Sponsors & Partners

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

CIMB Islamic

Website: www.cimbislamic.com

CIMB Islamic Bank, licensed under Malaysia’s Islamic Financial Services Act 2013, is the main operating entity of the CIMB Group’s global Islamic banking and finance franchise. It operates in parallel with the group’s universal banking platform where it offers Shariah compliant products and services to the group’s wholesale banking, consumer banking, commercial banking and asset management businesses.

CIMB Islamic’s products and operations are managed in strict compliance with Shariah principles under the guidance of the CIMB Islamic Board Shariah Committee, which comprises some of the world’s leading Shariah experts or scholars. CIMB Islamic provides comprehensive and innovative Shariah compliant financial products and services to meet the needs of individuals, small and medium-scale enterprises as well as large institutional customers.

CIMB Group’s Islamic banking and finance business is supported by the group’s network of over 39,000 staff in 16 countries comprising an experienced senior management team and a global team of Islamic banking and financial services professionals in all core components of the Islamic banking and financial services market. CIMB Group also has the most extensive retail branch network in ASEAN, with more than 900 branches as at the 31st December 2016. Outside of Malaysia, CIMB Islamic operates a universal offering in Indonesia and Singapore with a focus in wholesale banking in the other 14 countries.

CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management

Website: www.cimb-principalislamic.com/

CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management (CIMB-Principal Islamic) offers Islamic investment solutions to global institutional investors and sub-advisory (sub-investment manager) services to collective investment trust funds. CIMB-Principal Islamic is a partnership between Principal Financial Global, a leading Fortune 500 diversified global financial services group, and CIMB Group, a leading ASEAN universal bank with a strong Islamic banking background. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CIMB-Principal Islamic is strategically located in a country with a complete Islamic financial system operating in parallel to the conventional banking system. This allows the firm to leverage on Malaysia’s comprehensive Islamic financial infrastructure and its adopted global regulatory, legal and Shariah best practices. CIMB-Principal Islamic is the investment manager and sales coordinator of funds distributed by CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management (Ireland). As at the 31st December 2016, CIMB-Principal Islamic had total assets under management of US$1.8 billion.

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Website: www.icd-ps.org

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group.

The ICD was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.

The ICD has an authorized capital of US$4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of the ICD are the IDB (50%), 53 Islamic countries (30%) and five public financial institutions (20%).

ICD mandate and objectives

The ICD fosters sustainable economic growth in its 53 member countries by:

  • Financing private sector investment
  • Mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and
  • Providing advisory services to business and governments. 

The ICD selects the financing projects based on their contribution to economic development considering factors such as job creation, Islamic finance development, contribution to exports, etc. The ICD also provides advisory services to governments and private sector groups on policies designed to encourage the establishment, expansion and modernization of private enterprises, the development of capital markets, best management practices and to enhance the role of the market economy. The ICD operates to complement the activities of the IDB in member countries.

The ICD is rated ‘AA/FQ’ by Fitch Ratings, ‘Aa3/P-1’ by Moody’s Investors Service and ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tel: (966-12) 6361400; (966-12) 6441644

Fax: (966-12) 644 4427

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.icd-ps.org

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Website: www.itfc-idb.org

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) is a member of the IDB Group. It was established with the purpose of advancing trade among OIC member countries, which would ultimately contribute to the overarching goal of improving the socioeconomic conditions of the people across the world. The ITFC commenced operations in January 2008 and has since consolidated all trade finance businesses that used to be handled by various windows within the IDB Group. Earning an ‘A1’ rating from Moody’s Investors Service reflects the ITFC’s efficiency in service delivery by responding swiftly to customer needs in a market-driven business environment.

Since 2008, the ITFC has provided more than US$40.2 billion of trade financing to OIC member countries, making it the leading provider of trade solutions for the needs of OIC member countries. With a mission of being a catalyst for trade development among OIC member countries and beyond, the ITFC helps entities in member countries gain better access to trade finance and provides them with the necessary trade-related capacity-building tools, which would enable them to successfully compete in the global market.

 

Contact us at: 

Twitter: @ITFCCORP
Facebook: @ITFCCORP
Linkedin: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)


Tel: +966 12 646 8337
Fax: +966 12 637 1064
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.itfc-idb.org/en

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA

Website: www.iba.edu.pk/

The Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) was established at IBA with the objective of providing a platform for discovery, enhancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Islamic finance. It aims to be a world-class center which carries on the IBA's legacy of thought leadership in the Islamic finance industry through education and research.

Since its inception, the center has conducted over 40 executive learning programs, a number of product development and Shariah compliance forums and distinguished leadership dialogues, trained a little over 1,400 individuals and conducted the World Islamic Finance Forum 2016, an industry cum academic conference which saw participation from six different countries with over 500 attendees. The CEIF also actively conducts research and produces publications such as the Islamic finance country report, jointly published with Thomson Reuters and IRTI. Additionally, the center launched its YouTube channel for the promotion of Islamic finance knowledge via discourses by subject matter experts within the Islamic finance landscape. The center also launched a two-year Master of Science program in Islamic banking and finance in 2017.

The RFI Foundation

Website: www.rfi-foundation.org

The RFI Foundation - the industry body for the responsible finance sector

The RFI Foundation has been established with the aim of bringing together various forms of responsible finance practices, encouraging consensus as the basis for convergence between standards, practices and regulations. To do so in an effective manner, financial services must find and share a guiding principle for financial services which is most beneficial when the best ideas are incorporated from various forms of responsible finance, including Islamic finance.

After the financial crisis, it was apparent that the link between risk and reward had been broken and needed to be rebuilt with ethics and morals at its heart. The financial crisis illustrated in stark fashion that ethics and business are not adversaries and that ultimately they need each other.

It is within this context that responsible finance practices can play a powerful role in shaping the future of the global economy. There are various definitions and practices encapsulating the responsible finance sector. These include sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance and Islamic finance, which is a form of financial intermediation in which funds are raised and applied using asset-based methods or partnerships in accordance with Islamic law instead of lending and borrowing.

The guiding principle that is shared among all forms of responsible finance is an appreciation that financial services can be a force, and indeed are necessary for sustainable development.

A major opportunity for the RFI is to expand responsible finance by incorporating the positive screening strengths of the SRI industry with the governance and regulatory advances of Islamic finance, and thereby engage asset owners and institutional investors who drive financial services development in a more coherent and unified approach.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Bank Muamalat Indonesia

Website: www.bankmuamalat.co.id/

Bank Muamalat is the oldest Islamic bank in Indonesia. Founded in 1991, it started operations in May 1992.

Bank Muamalat has been expanding its service with more than 450 offices across Indonesia. To improve customer accessibility, it now has 1,960 ATMs giving it the largest ATM network of any Islamic bank in Indonesia.

In 2009, Bank Muamalat entered the regional market with the launch of an international office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It remains the only full branch operated by an Indonesian bank in Malaysia and the first foreign Islamic bank operating a branch under an international Islamic banking license.

In the last four years, Bank Muamalat has been undertaking a business transformation through the development of its products to match market needs and through the improvement of service levels. Bank Muamalat continues to launch innovative products: including Shar-e Gold which was recognized by Museum Rekor Indonesia as the first Islamic debit card with chip technology in Indonesia. The card can be used for no-cost transactions in 170 countries worldwide.

Emirates NBD Group

Website: www.emiratesnbd.com/en/

Emirates NBD Group

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As at the 31st December 2016, total assets were AED448 billion (equivalent to approximately US$121.94 billion). The group has a leading retail banking franchise in the UAE with more than 219 branches and over 1,012 ATMs and CDMs in the UAE and overseas. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic banking, global markets and treasury, investment banking, private banking, asset management and brokerage operations.

The group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UK and representative offices in India, China and Indonesia.

The group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development initiatives and of the various educational, environmental, cultural, charity and community welfare establishments.

Emirates NBD Capital

Emirates NBD Capital (EmCap) is the investment banking subsidiary of the Emirates NBD Group, licensed to operate in the Dubai International Financial Center. EmCap comprises an experienced team of professionals combining an international perspective with in-depth regional knowledge spanning debt capital markets (DCM), syndicated/club loans, financial advisory, equity capital markets and project finance. The DCM franchise of Emirates NBD is a leading bond and Sukuk house globally and has helped issuers raise approximately US$60 billion in capital market issuances since 2013. The product suite includes Sukuk (rated and unrated), conventional bonds, subordinated structures and private placement transactions.

IdealRatings

Website: www.idealratings.com/

IdealRatings was incorporated in 2006 in San Francisco with a corporate objective to provide SRI/ESG and Shariah compliant solutions to ethical investors and enable them to identify such instruments across different asset classes in the global market. IdealRatings serves clients in over 30 countries with a range of capital market solutions including:

  • Equities – A web-based platform covering over 40,000 stocks, where fund managers can screen equities using different, custom-built ESG/SRI/Responsible Investments and Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. This solution caters to different purification calculation methodologies with a comprehensive set of reports for fund managers to manage their portfolio. 
  • REITs – Global coverage of all listed REITs that could be screened in accordance with different standard Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. 
  • Indexes – Co-branded and jointly marketed by FTSE-Russell Indexes and a separate series with Thomson Reuters for the global markets, designed for fund management and investment benchmarking. In addition, IdealRatings is able to provide custom-built indexes for the fund management industry. 
  • Sukuk – A unique solution which includes the global Sukuk and a pioneering Sukuk-screening solution that enables fund managers to customize their Sukuk selection in accordance to their Shariah rulebook, guidelines or investment preference, and 
  • Brokerage – The solution provides broking houses the ability to screen global equity markets, a technical analysis of the markets and equities, buy/sell/hold recommendations and purification amounts.

 

 

Maybank Indonesia

Website: https://www.maybank.co.id

Bank Maybank Indonesia (Maybank Indonesia) is one of the leading private banks in Indonesia and is part of Malayan Banking (Maybank) Group, one of the largest financial services groups in ASEAN. Previously, Maybank Indonesia was Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) that was founded on the 15th Mei 1959 and obtained its license as a foreign exchange bank in 1988, with its shares listed in 1989 (ie as a publicly listed company) on the Jakarta Stock Exchange and the Surabaya Stock Exchange (now merged as the Indonesia Stock Exchange).

Maybank Indonesia is currently one of the largest banks in Indonesia that is connected to the regional and international network of Maybank Group. As at the 31st December 2015, Maybank Indonesia has 456 branches, including Shariah branches and micro functional offices spread across Indonesia, two overseas branches (Mauritius and Mumbai, India), 17 mobile cash vehicles and 1,605 ATMs including CDMs (cash deposit machines) which are all connected to more than 20,000 ATMs of the ATM PRIMA, ATM Bersama, ALTO and Cirrus networks and to 3,500 Maybank ATMs in Singapore and Malaysia through the MEPS network.

Maybank Indonesia provides a comprehensive range of products and services to individual and corporate customers through retail banking, business banking and global banking as well as auto financing through its subsidiaries WOM Finance for two-wheeled vehicles and Maybank Finance for four-wheeled vehicles. Maybank Indonesia also continues to promote e-banking services and capacity through mobile banking, internet banking and other several channels.

As at the 31st December 2015, Maybank Indonesia manages customer deposits worth a total of IDR115.5 trillion (US$8.67 billion) and total assets worth IDR157.6 trillion (US$11.84 billion).

 

 

RAM Rating Services

Website: https://www.ram.com.my/home/

RAM Rating Services was established in 1990 by the Bank Negara Malaysia as part of the ‘institutional infrastructure’ to support the development of Malaysia’s debt capital market – now the third-largest bond market in Asia and largest in ASEAN. With more than 25 years of experience, RAM is now the leading credit rating agency in ASEAN and has been recognized as the ‘Most Influential Rating Agency in the Region’ in 2011. Operating out of the world’s largest Islamic finance hub, our experience and knowledge in Sukuk is recognized, being conferred numerous awards such as ‘Best Islamic Rating Agency’ in 2012 by GIFA, ‘Most Outstanding Islamic Rating Agency’ between 2011 and 2013 by KLIFF, first runner-up for ‘Best Islamic Rating Agency’ in 2015 and more recently, ‘Best Islamic Rating Agency’ in 2016 by Islamic Finance news.

Our portfolio is defined by a strong presence in Malaysia, Asia, the GCC and an expanding coverage of European entities. We continue to serve the global investment community through our ASEAN and global rating scales which were launched in 2012. Meanwhile, in 2013, RAM had gained further renown as one of the six credit rating agencies recognized by the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the PRO-Bond Market.

For more information, visit www.ram.com.my or call Firhan Yasser at +603 7628 1077 or Padthma Subbiah at +603 7628 1162.

RHB Bank Singapore

Website: www.rhbbank.com.sg/

About RHB Singapore

RHB Singapore was first established in 1961 through a series of rapid expansions and strategic mergers. For more than half a century in Singapore, RHB has garnered invaluable financial experience and transferred those insights of service excellence on to clients, helping both individuals as well as corporations fulfil their business opportunities. Throughout these years of dedication in Singapore, RHB has built formidable ties with clients and is established as one of the Republic’s most trusted financial institutions.

RHB Singapore’s core businesses are streamlined into eight pillars, namely personal financial services and wealth management; commercial banking; corporate banking; treasury; structured finance; investment banking; brokerage and asset management businesses. All the eight business pillars are offered through RHB Bank (a fully-licensed bank), RHB Securities Singapore and RHB Asset Management. RHB Singapore is the local business operations of the RHB Banking Group, the fourth-largest fully integrated financial services group in Malaysia. The group’s regional presence spans 10 countries in ASEAN including Hong Kong. It is RHB Banking Group’s aspiration to continue to deliver superior customer experience and shareholder value, and to be recognized as a leading multinational financial services group.

 

Samuel Aset Manajemen

Website: https://www.sam.co.id

Samuel Aset Manajemen (SAM) is widely known as one of Indonesia’s leading fund managers that provides a complete range of asset management services for domestic and international investors and has been consistently delivering above-average returns since 1997.

The company is managed by a highly professional and experienced asset management team with a proven track record demonstrated by its ability to weather the Asian financial crisis of 1997/98 and the more recent 2008 global financial meltdown.

As of June 2017, SAM manages over US$650 million-worth of assets for its local and foreign institutional and high-net-worth client base. With its consistent performance, SAM has managed to win accolades such as Indonesia’s Best Equity Fund from 2012 to 2015 and 2017 and Best Islamic Balanced Fund from 2011 to 2015. SAM also received the Best CEO 2017 and Most Admired Company 2017 awards from local media.

Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PERSERO)

Website: https://www.ptsmi.co.id/

Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) (SMI) is an infrastructure financing company established on the 26th February 2009 as a state-owned enterprise with 100% shares owned by the government of Indonesia through the minister of finance.

SMI plays an active role in facilitating infrastructure financing as well as preparing project and services advisory for infrastructure projects in Indonesia. SMI carries the duty of supporting the government’s infrastructure development agenda for Indonesia through partnerships with private and/or multilateral financial institutions in public-private partnership projects. As such, SMI can serve as a catalyst in accelerating infrastructure development in Indonesia.

In line with the government’s plan to transform the company into an Indonesian development financing institution, sectors that can be financed by the company include not only basic infrastructure but also social infrastructure. Sectors that can be financed by SMI include: toll roads and bridges; transportation; oil and gas; telecommunications; waste management; electricity; irrigation and waterways; water supply and social infrastructure. The expansion of electricity infrastructure includes energy efficiency and funding railway rolling stocks.

EXCHANGE PARTNER

Bursa Malaysia

Website: www.bursamalaysia.com

Bursa Malaysia is an approved exchange holding company under Section 15 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. A public company limited by shares under the Companies Act 1965, Bursa Malaysia operates a fully-integrated exchange, offering equities, derivatives, offshore facilities, bonds as well as Islamic products, and provides a diverse range of investment choices globally. Bursa Malaysia Securities regulates and operates the securities trading activities in Malaysia, a stock market with more than 900 companies across 60 economic activities. Companies from the economic sectors are listed either on the Main Market for large-cap established companies, or on the ACE Market for emerging companies of all sizes. The exchange adopts the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI values as its main index. 

To promote Malaysia as the international marketplace for Islamic finance, Bursa Malaysia has established an Islamic Markets Division, dedicated to the development of Shariah-compliant capital markets products and trading platforms. Bursa Malaysia’s Islamic Markets offer a wide range of Shariah-compliant products and services including Bursa Suq Al-Sila (BSAS), Shariah-compliant Equities (i-Stocks), Shariah-compliant Exchange-Traded Funds (i-ETFs), Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts (i-REITs), Sukuk and Exchange-Traded Bond and Sukuk (ETBS).

For more information on Bursa Malaysia, visit www.bursamalaysia.com.

EXCLUSIVE BADGE & LANYARD SPONSOR

Hogan Lovells

Website: www.hoganlovells.com

For over two decades, Hogan Lovells has advised clients active in South East Asia tracking the region’s journey to become one of the largest and most influential trading blocks in the world. The still untapped potential for development across a range of industries and countries, together with opportunities consistently arising from the region’s growth means that ASEAN is more than ever a focus for international corporations, investors and financiers in addition to Asian players.

We operate as one dynamic global team and provide clients with seamless, high quality advice at all times. Our Singapore office acts as the regional hub for South East Asia, working closely with our other Asia Pacific offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Sydney, Perth and Ulaanbatar to provide both local and international legal advice on crossborder transactions.

Dewi Negara Fachri & Partner (DNFP)

DNFP is in an association with Hogan Lovells, a leading global law firm with a strong reputation for advising on award-winning transactions in Indonesia for over two decades. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments identifying and mitigating risk and make the most of opportunities for its clients.

DNFP is an Indonesian commercial law firm providing a full range of high quality, commercial legal services to Indonesian, regional and international clients. The firm has a deep understanding of the Indonesian legal, commercial and cultural environment, as well as extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex international legal issues for corporations, financial institutions and governments.

With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells’ provides practical legal solutions, fresh thinking and proven experience in a fast-changing and inter-connected world. With its experience in cross-border and emerging economies, Hogan Lovells has the market perspective to be a true global partner.

In association with Hogan Lovells, DNFP is well placed to support Indonesian business and industry on their legal matters, as Indonesia enters a new and exciting stage in its economic and social development.

Whether you’re expanding into Indonesia, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with the regulatory landscape or disputes in the local market, DNFP and Hogan Lovells can  work together with you to solve the toughest commercial issues that face your business in Indonesia and across ASEAN.

 

VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR

AZP Legal Consultants

Website: www.azp.co.id

Established in 2004, Ary Zulfikar & Partners, known as AZP Legal Consultants (AZP), provides advisory services and assistance to its clients consisting of various groups and organizations, foreign and local investors, as well as individuals in solving their legal issues effectively and efficiently.

AZP’s lawyers have accumulated experience and expertise from their involvement in both corporate and legal matters of foreign and domestic companies. Our established relationship with the government is an advantage and we have gained a good reputation in the industry. Our partners are leading experts in their areas of practice, providing legal services to sectors such as: banking and finance; capital markets; construction and real estate; foreign investment; corporate and mergers and acquisitions; labor and employment; intellectual property rights; projects and energy; dispute resolution and arbitration; restructuring and insolvency; micro, small and medium enterprises; and cooperatives.

 

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Indonesia Jordan Business Council

Website: indonesiajordan.businesscouncil.or.id/

IJBC (Indonesia – Jordan Business Council) is a consultation and communication forum between Indonesian businessmen and Jordanian businessmen in conducting non-profit activities. IJBC is domiciled in the capital of the Republic of Indonesia.

The purpose and objectives of establishing IJBC are as follows:

  • Improving interaction and communication between Indonesian and Jordanian business players in order to increase business activities reciprocally in the widest sense, and
  • Collecting and providing information and trade and investment opportunities in Indonesia and Jordan.

Vision

  • To facilitate forums for the socioeconomic interests of its members
  • To promote trade and cultural relations between Indonesia and Jordan, and
  • To facilitate the exchange of views, opinions and information for the business of Indonesia and Jordan. 

Mission

The mission of the IJBC is:

  • To provide a friendly networking container for companies, organizations and businesses involved or interested in business between Indonesia and Jordan, and
  • To invite business players to become IJBC partners in developing the business sector especially trade, export-import and investment between Indonesia and Jordan.

Goals

To assist businessmen (members) in expanding their business fields/overseas especially in support of government programs to reduce the deficit of export on Jordan.

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news

Website: www.islamicfinancenews.com

Islamic Finance news is the industry's leading, capital markets focused, e-newsletter bringing you unrivalled editorial coverage every week on the global Islamic financial market.

This weekly newsletter provides insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world helping you keep ahead. In addition to a comprehensive weekly review of all the stories from around the globe, interviews, forums, market statistics and data, key industry practitioners contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from an experts' point of view.

For a trial subscription, please contact +603 2162 7800 or email [email protected]

IFNFintech

Website: https://www.ifnfintech.com/

Fintech is one of the most exciting new sectors of the global financial industry, breaking boundaries and challenging preconceptions in one of the shake-ups of the century. A new class of financial players is disrupting the status quo – and financial institutions must embrace this change or face being left behind as the financial landscape transforms beyond recognition.

But although fintech as a whole has been well-served by the media, the Islamic segment has so far made limited penetration on public consciousness – despite the enormous potential it represents for the industry. There is a clear chasm between the multitude of pioneering entrepreneurs, start-ups and fintech firms making waves in the Islamic space; and the interested investors, institutions and stakeholders keen to explore these opportunities.
Recognizing this information gap, IFN is delighted to introduce to you a bespoke multi-channel platform – IFN FinTech.

Comprised of four tranches, IFN FinTech is a one-stop-shop for industry knowledge, networking and communication – supported by our unrivaled global network, our strong social media platform and our trusted multimedia Islamic finance offering.

IFN Corporate

Website: www.ifncorporate.com/

IFN CORPORATE: Your door to new opportunities

Leveraging the market-leading expertise of Islamic Finance news and the unrivalled global network of REDmoney Group, IFN CORPORATE is a brand-new monthly publication aiming to revolutionize the commercial application of Islamic financial services through education, information and communication.

Designed specifically for the global corporate market, IFN CORPORATE is a simple, sensible and straight-talking summary of Islamic financial instruments, concepts, structures, products and trends that offers an easy-to-understand avenue into the compelling opportunities of Shariah compliant alternatives. Clear, concise and comprehensive, it offers invaluable insight into the Islamic industry and creates an essential platform through which the corporate world and compliant market can communicate.

IFN Education

Website: https://www.ifneducation.com/

IFN Education – a unique product focusing on human capital development for Islamic finance

As the world’s leading Islamic finance media brand with unrivaled access to market players, we have long heard industry professionals lamenting the state of the industry talent pool while also hearing the other side of the fence: the students themselves who are struggling to find their footing in the corporate world post-graduation.

The issue of human capital and talent development has long been a conundrum to the global Islamic finance industry and IFN intends to change that, in the manner we know best, and are best at: bridging the awareness and knowledge gap through editorial excellence.

We are excited to introduce you to IFN Education, a bespoke monthly e-publication focusing on cultivating talent for Islamic finance through incisive editorial pieces – both in-house and from market practitioners – to facilitate and educate Islamic finance professional aspirants on how to build a career in the burgeoning Shariah finance industry.

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

Website: www.asia-first.com/

Asia First provides a complete solution for financial professionals and organizations to source, purchase and manage financial news and intelligence products that they need for their business. It is a front-end website featuring extensive free daily and weekly finance news and other resources for professionals, complemented by a corporate back-end procurement platform and marketplace for buying and managing financial publications, data, research and events.

We organize specialized events and provide branding and exposure via our extensive readership and database. A one-stop shop with the following:

  • Major publishers listed with over 350 publications
  • 3,000+ research papers and reports from over 80 organizations
  • 2,000+ events listed in our events calendar
  • 500+ news feeds, five million news stories (including from Asia First) and our weekly newsletter, and
  • Smart search functionality for news and research dedicated to the financial industry.

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

Website: www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com/

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

OBG offers a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

The group’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while its online economic briefings provide an up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

MEDIA PARTNERS

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

Website: www.alhudacibe.com

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE) is a recognized name in Islamic banking and finance Market for trainings, research and advisory over the last six years. The prime goal has always been to remain stick to the commitments and provide state-of-the-art Advisory Consultancy and Education through various well recognized modes viz. Campus programs, Distance learning programs, Trainings Workshops, Awareness Programs and Islamic Microfinance Products Development all side by side through our distinguished and generally acceptable and known Publications in Islamic Banking and Finance.

We are dedicated to serve the community as a unique institution providing trainings, education and consultancy in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance not only in Pakistan but all over the world. We have so far organized more than 300 trainings, 32 successful campus programs and training courses with numerous national and international students. 

Business Islamica

Website: businessislamica.com/

Launched in November 2006, Business Islamica is the first monthly magazine of its kind in the UAE, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance, both regionally and internationally.

The magazine’s objective is to spearhead awareness initiatives, heighten knowledge of its core principles and practices, as well as to feature the latest developments in this industry.

Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and includes features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Islamic Retail Finance, Marketing and Branding of Shari’ah-Compliant products, Regulatory Issues, Islamic Business Challenges and Risk Management.

Capital Business

Website: www.capitalbusiness.me

Capital Business Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on business best practices and is a publication accredited by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It enjoys a sizable footprint in the Middle East on the strength of feature articles contributed by certified financial and business experts, as well as coverage of a broad spectrum of topics including banking, IT, oil & gas, real estate and construction, human capital, risk management, corporate finance and cash management, corporate governance, investments, IPOs, tools of trade and more.

China Go Abroad

Website: www.chinagoabroad.com/en

ChinaGoAbroad (CGA) is a membership-based website and matchmaking service for cross-border investment activities relating to China. It was co-founded by the China Overseas Development Association, which reports to the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC). CGA has an online information platform featuring a deal database, and an offline consultancy service with a portfolio of private investment opportunities. CGA offers information and advisory services to corporations, government agencies and high-net worth individuals. We encourage our members to interact, exchange expertise and share their experiences.

Eurekahedge

Website: www.eurekahedge.com

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge is the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

For more information, please visit http://www.eurekahedge.com.

Executive Women

Website: www.executive-women.com

Executive Women magazine is a memoir portraying inspiring and flourishing women entrepreneurs who are changing the face of business and giving an added value to their social life, as well as daring to pursue their educational dreams and reach new career horizons. Moreover, Executive Women offers managerial ‘coaching’ articles, inspirational experiences, leadership drill, as well as a palette of culture and luxury.

Smart Investor

Website: www.smartinvestor.com.my/

Smart Investor is the country’s leading monthly investment magazine. It focuses on enhancing value for both retail and institutional investors via its extensive corporate and financial commentaries and features. Smart Investor contains a balanced mix of articles that cover a wide spectrum of topics; ranging from macro and micro market scenarios, economics, and wealth management to property, gadgets and lifestyle. Smart Investor has a pool of authoritative expert contributors and takes pride in attracting professional experts in their respective fields to contribute their knowledge and experience. It also has a talented in-house team that provides a level of insight and depth that is not usually found in other publications of this nature.

SME Magazine

Website: smemagazine.asia/

SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine is Southeast Asia’s best selling business magazine. Dedicated to business owners and entrepreneurs, SME Magazine, features current news and in-depth analysis, and practical articles and features in everyday language.

A rapidly expanding sector, SME companies form the bulk of businesses throughout Asia and is often referred to as the thrust of the new economy. SME Magazine speaks to the owners and entrepreneurs, people at the driving seats of their respective business.

With a trendy cover coupled with a creative and refreshing layout, SME is exciting, inspiring and motivating. Driven by an excellent pool of correspondents and contributors, SME Magazine high quality articles are diversified, detailed and written in a way that gives our readers a global perspective while maintaining unique local insight.

True Banking Magazine

Website: www.truebanking.com.pk/

True Banking is a Bi-Monthly magazine on Islamic Banking & Financial Services sector with specific target on research development, market analysis, Training & advancement in this sector with focusing of development of Islamic Banking, Takaful & Investment. The prime aim of True Banking to create harmony, awareness & innovation in this sector. It is another addition to AlHuda CIBE achievement in the direction towards promotion and development in Banking Sector.

Voices of Leaders

Website: voicesofleaders.com

Voices of Leaders (VL) is a global business network for top executives and companies to Meet, Share and Grow locally, regionally and internationally.

The data-driven business profiles allow you to Meet top executives across a wide variety of industries, sectors and countries. Share your business needs among members looking for specific business opportunities and Grow your business network at a local and international level, while increasing the possibility of creating synergies, and finding partners and investors.

VL is committed to giving leaders from around the world a voice and in response to the demands of the digital age, VL produces interactive ebooks on the countries visited and the networking events it covers.

WORLD CSR DAY

Website: www.worldcsrday.com

The WORLD CSR DAY is guided by Leaders.... Leaders who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR; that which is built in the fabric of business - making it a reality. Leaders produce Leaders will be a common thread uniting nations and people who take CSR more responsibly. They also believe that CSR is a tool to the Development of the Future. Leaders, Professionals, CSR Practitioners, CEOs, Sustainability Experts and Media honchos in different parts of the world will help in spreading the message of World CSR Day. Let’s Unite the World with the Spirit & Energy for conscious CSR. (www.worldcsrday.com)

 

 

 


ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

CIMB Islamic

CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA
The RFI Foundation

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Bank Muamalat Indonesia
Emirates NBD Group
IdealRatings
Maybank Indonesia
RAM Rating Services
RHB Bank Singapore
Samuel Aset Manajemen
Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PERSERO)

EXCHANGE PARTNER

Bursa Malaysia

EXCLUSIVE BADGE & LANYARD SPONSOR

Hogan Lovells

VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR

AZP Legal Consultants

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Indonesia Jordan Business Council

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news
IFNFintech
IFN Corporate
IFN Education

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

MEDIA PARTNERS

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Go Abroad
Eurekahedge
Executive Women
Smart Investor
SME Magazine
True Banking Magazine
Voices of Leaders
WORLD CSR DAY