Date: 26th September 2016 Venue: Pearl Continental, Lahore

Sponsors & Partners

SUPPORTED BY

State Bank of Pakistan

Website: www.sbp.org.pk/

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

Website: www.secp.gov.pk

EXCLUSIVE LEAD PARTNER

Bank Alfalah

Website: www.bankalfalah.com

Since its inception, Bank Alfalah has grown rapidly to become Pakistan’s fifth-largest private bank, the largest issuer and acquirer of credit cards and one of the largest Islamic banking businesses in the country. The bank has a network of over 650 branches spanning more than 200 cities with a presence in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bahrain in addition to a representative office in the UAE. The bank serves more than one million corporate, retail, small business, agricultural, Islamic and asset financing customers.

ACCREDITATION PARTNER

Finance Accreditation Agency

Website: www.faa.org.my/

The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is responsible for raising the standards and quality of professional learning and development in the financial services industry. As an advocate for the highest quality in internationally benchmarked standards for learning programs, FAA aims to create highly skilled and internationally mobile professionals for the global financial services industry.

FAA is an independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia. The process of quality assurance practiced by FAA is underpinned by the FAA Technical Committee which comprises a world-class panel of experts and practitioners from the financial services industry and leading academics.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Islamic Banking Industry of Pakistan

Website: Information to be updated soon.

Allied Bank Limited: Islamic Banking Group

Website: https://www.abl.com

Allied Bank started Islamic banking operations in 2014 with a long-term strategy to expand its Islamic banking outreach and become a major player in the niche business segment. Allied Islamic Banking is fully geared to provide Shariah compliant banking solutions to the bank’s valued customers. A comprehensive liability product suite is available for its Islamic banking clientele. In order to cater to the diverse needs of the corporate, commercial, SME as well retail and agriculture sectors, products with Shariah compliant assets are now also available. An independent Shariah board comprising eminent Shariah scholars works together with the Islamic banking team to ensure that Allied Islamic Banking will be a key player for a long time to come.

Allied Bank is fully committed toward contributing to the overall growth of the Islamic banking industry by playing a constructive and pivotal role in the advancement of Islamic banking principles and supporting financial inclusion by tapping into this high-growth market.

Allied Bank is also well versed in the State Bank of Pakistan’s strategy to boost the Islamic banking industry in the country. Presently, Allied Islamic Banking is serving its customers with state-of-the-art tools and technology in 37 branches across the country and is planning a rapid expansion of its network, which may reach 77 branches by December 2016. Allied Islamic Banking’s customers have the privilege to use the network of more than 1,000 branches nationwide operating under the name of Allied Bank (Islamic and conventional banking). Similarly, approximately 1,000 ATMs onsite and offsite are also available for our customers, supported by internet banking facilities.

Allied Islamic Banking focuses extensively on improving the public perception of Islamic banking as a distinct and viable system capable of catering to the diversified financial needs of various segments of society.

BankIslami Pakistan

Website: www.bankislami.com.pk

BankIslami Pakistan started its operations on the 7th April 2006 with its first branch in SITE, Karachi. Today, it is the country's 11th largest banking network with 317 branches in 93 cities in a short span of 10 years. Alhamdulillah.

It is the first bank to receive the Islamic banking license under the Islamic banking policy of 2003 on the 31st March 2005. The bank envisions to become a leading provider of Shariah compliant retail and commercial banking products, proprietary and third-party products and integrated financial planning services.

BankIslami aims to create value for its stakeholders by offering innovative and technologically advanced products and services. It is the first bank in Pakistan to launch cardless ATMs. These biometric-enabled cardless ATMs provide customers access to their accounts by using their thumbprints.

BankIslami conforms to Shariah compliance standards as approved by its Shariah Supervisory Board which consists of distinguished Shariah scholars namely Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz as the chairman and Mufti Muhammad Husain Khaleel Khail and Mufti Javed Ahmad as its members.

The main shareholders of the bank are Jahangir Siddiqui & Company (Pakistan), the Randeree family of the DCD Group (UK), Dubai Bank (UAE) and Ali Hussain of Saj Capital Management (Singapore).

For more information, visit: www.bankislami.com.pk.

Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan

Website: www.dibpak.com/

Faysal Bank

Website: www.faysalbank.com/

Incorporated in 1994 Faysal Bank Limited is one of the leading banks of Pakistan. With over 310 branches, Faysal Bank’s network is spread across more than 90 cities nationwide in all 4 provinces, comprising of more than 100 Islamic and 210 conventional banking branches. Faysal Bank is a full service commercial bank providing variety of services in Commercial, Retail, Corporate, SME and Islamic banking. The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA) and JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited have determined the Bank’s long term rating as ‘AA’ and short term rating as ‘A1+’. With total assets in excess of PKR 380 billion, Faysal Bank is considered one of the significant players in Pakistan’s banking industry.

Meezan Bank

Website: https://www.meezanbank.com/

Meezan Bank is among the leading banks in Pakistan providing a comprehensive range of Islamic banking products and services through a retail banking network of more than 550 branches supported by over 500 ATMs, Visa and MasterCard debit cards, a 24/7 call center, Internet banking and mobile banking facilities.

Meezan bank has consistently been recognized as the best Islamic bank in Pakistan by numerous local and international institutions including Islamic Finance news (Malaysia), Global Finance magazine (New York), Asset AAA (Hong Kong), Asiamoney (Hong Kong), The Banker (the UK) and CFA Association (Pakistan).

The JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company, an affiliate of Japan Credit Rating Agency in Japan, has reaffirmed the bank’s long-term entity rating of ‘AA’ and short-term rating of ‘A1+’ with a stable outlook. The ratings indicate sound performance indicators making Meezan Bank the only Islamic bank with an ‘AA’ credit rating in the Islamic banking industry in Pakistan.

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

National Investment Trust Limited

Website: nit.com.pk/

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]

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Website: lums.edu.pk

The Centre for Islamic Finance at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) aims to establish Islamic finance education and research infrastructure to serve the industry by meeting its growing human resource and knowledge requirements. We are involved in a number of activities including research, executive programmes, academics and local and international collaborations. We seek to conduct high quality, rigorous research to produce academic and intellectual material on issues pertinent to the Islamic finance industry. Our research is published in top journals. We also offer executive programmes geared at practitioners as well as academicians to bridge the knowledge gaps present in the industry. The Centre has a number of local and international collaborations for knowledge transfer and research promotion, including the World Bank, INCEIF and Islamic Development Bank.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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.

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.

EDUCATION PARTNER

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.

 

 

 


SUPPORTED BY

State Bank of Pakistan
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

EXCLUSIVE LEAD PARTNER

Bank Alfalah

ACCREDITATION PARTNER

Finance Accreditation Agency

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Islamic Banking Industry of Pakistan
Allied Bank Limited: Islamic Banking Group
BankIslami Pakistan
Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan
Faysal Bank
Meezan Bank

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

National Investment Trust Limited

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

MEDIA PARTNERS

The Business Year
Voices of Leaders

EDUCATION PARTNER

Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA