Date: 19th October 2017 Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers , New York


09:15 – 09:30 Welcome Remarks
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address
Senator Kevin S Parker –
New York State Senate
09:45 – 10:25 The US Islamic Funds Industry: Trends and Future Growth
What will it take to attract conventional players to Islamic investment products and funds?
How is the sector expected to develop in terms of products and players?
Moderator: Jawad Ali  Partner, King & Spalding
Panelists: Aamir Rehman – Managing Director, Fajr Capital
Aijaz Hussain – Sr. Vice President and Director, UIF Corporation
Bashar Qasem – President and CEO, Azzad Asset Management
Michael Orzano  Director, Global Equity Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices
10:25 – 11:00 Investing in Middle Eastern Sukuk
Sukuk originating from the Middle East have attracted US and other foreign investors with increased size and frequency in the past few years. While the recent Dana Gas debacle has rattled investors, how are US investors viewing securities issued from the Gulf and what can be anticipated going forward?
Moderator: James Stull  Partner, King & Spalding
Panelists: Dan Reddington  Fixed Income Broker, Liquidity Finance
Patrick Drum – Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst, Saturna Capital
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & Networking
11:30 – 11:50 Fintech in the Islamic Investing Landscape
A look at the development of Islamic fintech in key markets
Moderator: Rushdi SiddiquiMentor, Islamic Economy Startups, Quest Ventures and Advisory Board, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Panelists: Harsh Khurana – Chief Strategy Officer, Wahed Invest
Kal Elsayed
CEO, Guidance Residential
11:50 – 12:20 Real Estate: Investment and Structuring Trends for Shariah Compliant Investors
Moderator: Andrew MetcalfPartner, King & Spalding
Panelists: Damian Taylor – Senior Vice President, Arch Street Capital Advisors, LLC
Navid GorayaCEO, White Oak Advisors Inc
Oliver Reichel – Partner, Real Estate Tax, PwC LLP
12:20 – 12:30 Presentation: Introduction to the Key Themes of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)
Josh Zinner – 
Chief Executive Officer, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
12:30 – 13:10 SRI and Green Finance: Integrating Islamic investing
Positioning Islamic investment as a distinct contributor to the responsible investing movement.
Moderator: Umar Moghul Partner, Roberts Moghul & Partners LLP
Panelists: David Testa – Executive Director, DDCAP Group
Josh Zinner –
Chief Executive Officer, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Mohammed S. Ghouri  Managing Partner, Andalus Capital
Umera Ali – Partner, Michelman & Robinson
13:10 – 13:15 Closing remarks
13:15 End of Forum