Date: 9th May 2017 Venue: Novotel Casa City Center, Casablanca

Sponsors & Partners

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

UMNIA BANK

Website: www.umniabank.ma/

Umnia Bank, the first participatory bank in Morocco

Building on the broad experience and expertise of its shareholders in real estate financing, advising businesses, retail banking and Islamic banking, Umnia Bank aims to position itself as a benchmark and a major player in the field of participatory finance.

Umnia Bank is a universal bank, serving all client segments: retail, SME and corporate through a distribution network consisting of its own branches covering Morocco’s main cities and a powerful digital channel.
Umnia Bank aims to meet all of its clients’ needs through a wide range of innovative products, from day-to-day and mobile internet banking to financing, savings and insurance.

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 PARTNER

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

Dar Al Amane

Website: www.sgmaroc.com/

Dar Al Amane, the participatory window of Société Générale Maroc 

Dar Al Amane is a participative financing institution located in Casablanca, Morocco. At Dar Al Amane, we aim to respect the actual and future needs of our clients in their desire for optimal supervision of their financial needs. Dar Al Amane’s clients can rely on us and have access to essential banking, commercial, finance and investment efficiency supported by a renowned banking establishment. 

At Dar Al Amane, we offer transparency and equality in everything we do, while our institution reflects the diversity, modernity and growth of the Moroccan market. 

 

Grant Thornton

Website: www.fidarocgt.com/

Grant Thornton is a global organization with more than 42,200 audit and consulting professionals in 140 countries around the world. 

The activities of our organization are expanding globally, and we are particularly well ranked in key markets, in all major economic regions as well as in major emerging markets. 

In Africa, we have a solid presence in 24 countries with 2,200 people. Like South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, Morocco is a hub acting as a catalyst for the development of the respective subregions. The hub status is an undeniable recognition of the expertise of Morocco through our network. 

In Morocco, with seven associates and 110 employees, we are continuing an activity initiated in 1929 with a unique approach that combines global expertise with adapted local support. 

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.

 

 

IE Business School

Website: www.ie.edu

IE is recognized as one of the world’s top business education institutions. We deliver transformative leaders who foster innovation and change within their organizations. We strive to produce managers as entrepreneurs who create jobs, wealth and make a difference in society at large.

IE Corporate Relations is the meeting point for organizations to partner with IE, to cultivate their talent, innovation and knowledge. Our expert team works closely with an organization’s leadership to analyze talent needs and define customized strategies and action plans. We build on a long history of success with leading companies of all sizes and industries, from start-ups to major corporations.

We leverage the full potential of IE’s diverse and global knowledge ecosystem to help companies and institutions analyze their talent needs in key areas such as:

  • Talent acquisition: helping companies identify and match the best talent for their needs.
  • Learning and development: cultivating the knowledge and skills that a team needs to succeed and add value to an organization.
  • Knowledge creation: undertaking joint initiatives with our partners to achieve growth and create value.
  • Corporate innovation: working as an extension of our partners’ in-house innovation capabilities to develop new competitive advantages.

IE is an international institution with a global mindset and a humanistic approach that draws on its core values of innovation and entrepreneurship to produce the next generation of business leaders. Our strong, international faculty teaches a diverse student body representing 128 nationalities on a variety of acclaimed undergraduate (IE University), Master’s, PhD and executive education programs at IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Architecture and Design, IE School of Human Sciences and Technology and IE School of International Relations. Our 56,000 alumni hold management positions in over 126 countries.

IE is committed to pioneering new insights and generating cutting-edge knowledge that allows leaders to identify and tackle the complex challenges facing businesses today. In keeping with this mission, we harness our full global potential to promote the kind of corporate innovation that not only gives our partners an edge, but also creates sustainable solutions that benefit society as a whole.

María de Molina, 11, 28006 Madrid, Spain
www.ie.edu
Tel.: +34 91 568 96 00
[email protected]

 

 

 

QIIB

Website: www.qiib.com.qa

QIIB has come a long way since it was established on the 1st January 1991 as a full-service bank committed to Shariah principles. QIIB is well-placed to provide a full array of retail and corporate banking services to its growing customer base.

Strategic alliances
QIIB is rapidly growing as one of the prominent Islamic banks in the Middle East region and beyond and continues to explore new markets for strategic alliances.

Guiding principle
QIIB’s guiding principle is to provide modern Shariah compliant financial services to meet its customers' expectations and satisfy their needs in an efficient, user-friendly manner. QIIB is guided by its commitment to deliver value to its customers, shareholders, and employees in line with their aspirations.

Corporate banking
QIIB offers a wide variety of financing and deposit services to large corporations in all segments of the economy. The bank’s relationship managers are seasoned bankers with the depth and understanding of the complex needs of larger corporations. Syndications and financing agreements with other major banks have allowed QIIB to provide seamless service to its corporate customers.

Investment services and correspondent banking
QIIB’s network of global correspondent banks ensures a timely delivery to facilitate money transfers and facilitate foreign trade services to its customers. The bank’s global access permits a seamless flow of service and the availability of different investment alternatives to meet customers’ needs.

BADGE & LANYARD SPONSOR

S & P Global Ratings

Website: https://www.spglobal.com

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than one million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global, which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Thomson Reuters

Website: www.thomsonreuters.com

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision-makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

Today's dynamic markets require deep knowledge before investment decisions are made and execution strategies are planned. Thomson Reuters has been at the heart of Islamic finance for over 30 years, offering innovative investment and trading solutions to financial professionals across multiple asset classes. We provide holistic technology capabilities by embedding customized solutions into the information requirement workflows of professionals serving various business functions, while facilitating real-time connectivity to the global Islamic finance community. Whether it’s asset class, sector, country or region-specific, you can rely on us to deliver the quality of analysis that can only be expected of Thomson Reuters.

For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com.

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

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]

MEDIA PARTNERS

A.M.F.P

Website: Information to be updated soon.

The Moroccan Association for Participative Finance Professionals -Sharia Compliant (AMFP) was established on April 2013 in Casablanca, with the main aim of contributing to the development of the skill-set and know-how for Participative Finance Professionals in Morocco.

AMFP's mission is to raise awareness, disseminate knowledge about and actively contribute to the development of sharia compliant Participative Finance.

AMFP's vision is to be a credible key player within the local and international arenas and a well-reputed interlocutor for the Moroccan supervisory authorities.

AMFP's objectives are to:

  • Promote the principles underlying sharia compliant Participative Finance
  • Develop an interactive area for networking and developing knowledge and competencies, paving the way to sharia compliant Participative Finance
  • Participate in cultural, social and environmental actions
  • Partner with organizations with similar objectives

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.

Esaja

Website: www.esaja.com/

Esaja.com is a marketplace that's connecting companies across the great continent of Africa to each other & beyond. We believe in a connected future, where trade flourishes from Cape to Cairo. As a result of this, we're working to give every business with the will & zeal, access to relevant markets. The Africa of today is a continent pregnant with opportunity. Our mission is to democratise information so that any business, big or small, can have a seat at the table. 

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.

Eyes of Riyadh

Website: www.eyeofriyadh.com

Morocco World News

Website: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com

Morocco World News is dedicated to bringing the news of Morocco and the MENA region to a wide audience without bias or a political agenda.  MWN’s vision is to be a champion of free speech and a protagonist for thoughtful dialogue on diverse subjects to do with the Middle East and Morocco. Speaking the truth, disseminating the truth, and raising questions about the truth are the main principles guiding the work of Morocco World News.

In seeking to fulfill its mission, MWN strives to maintain the highest standards of journalistic ethics and journalistic excellence. MWN strives to ensure that MWN’s content is independent, free from bias, and executed with the utmost integrity in accordance with the following Core Values.

The Business Year

Website: www.thebusinessyear.com/

The Business Year (TBY) is a global media group specializing in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across emerging markets. With operations in over 35 countries, we bring first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.

 

 

 


ASSOCIATE PARTNER

UMNIA BANK

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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

STRATEGIC PARTNER

The RFI Foundation

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Dar Al Amane
Grant Thornton
IdealRatings
IE Business School
QIIB

BADGE & LANYARD SPONSOR

S & P Global Ratings

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Thomson Reuters

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

MEDIA PARTNERS

A.M.F.P
Business Islamica
Capital Business
Esaja
Executive Women
Eyes of Riyadh
Morocco World News
The Business Year