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Issuers Day: Monday, 21st October 2013
Investors Day: Tuesday, 22nd October 2013
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Confirmed Delegates:


21st October 2013

Islamic Finance news Asia Forum 2013
Expanding the Realms of Islamic Finance


As the world looks towards Asia to act as an anchor to balance the global economic turbulence, there is much expectation from its diverse and dynamic markets. Asian countries are expected to play a pivotal role for their near stable economies and ability to bounce back quickly. According to the IMF, this year, emerging markets account for more than half of the world’s GDP on the basis of purchasing parity. The growth which picked up after the slowdown in the first half of 2012 is remarkable for the emerging markets and has transformed the global economy in many ways. As the growth in emerging markets and developing economies is expected to rise to 5.6% in Q4, 2013 compared to the world output of around 3.5%, Asian markets are expected to play an important role in sustaining the world growth.

Concurrently, the growth of Islamic finance in this environment has been significant. With an increasing number of jurisdictions amending their laws to accommodate Islamic finance in one way or another, the future looks set for the industry stakeholders to cash in on the opportunities at stake. Major economies of Asia are strengthening their Islamic finance markets with amendments in their laws and regulations and improving ties with the industry leaders.

With increasing innovation in its products, knowledge sharing, Shariah expertise and market coverage, the Islamic finance market is poised for robust growth. Malaysia, the host country to the IFN 2013 Asia Forum has been termed as the World's Islamic Finance Marketplace and has led by example to take the industry to the next level. The country has invited the global financial community to collaborate with and mutually benefit from its robust and comprehensive regulatory, supervisory, Shariah and legal frameworks.

Through a series of exclusive regulatory country presentations, practitioner-led round-table discussions, non-debatable power presentations, original case studies and sector focused side sessions, the IFN Asia Forum in 2013 will again be the key, must-attend industry event for issuers, investors, regulators and all financial intermediaries involved in the Islamic financial markets with an interest in the Asian markets.


DATE: 21st & 22nd October 2013

TIME: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

VENUE: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre


Speakers at this exclusive event also include:

Abdulkader Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial
Abid Shakeel – Senior Director, Global Islamic Banking Centre, EY
Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman - Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara
Ahmed A Khalid - Regional Head (Asia), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), IDB Group
Ahsan Ali - Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered
Alhami Mohd Abdan – Head, International Finance & Capital Market, OCBC Al-Amin Bank
Dr Ali Al Amari - Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
Dr Amat Taap Manshor – Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency
Angelia Chin-Sharpe – Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Malaysia
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani – Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Bishr Shiblaq - Head, Dubai Representative Office, Arendt & Medernach
Chung Chee Leong - President/Chief Executive Officer, Cagamas
Daud Vicary Abdullah – President & Chief Executive Officer, INCEIF
David Rich – Vice President, Depositary Receipt Services Asia-Pacific, Citi
Dr Farhad Nili - Director, Monetary and Banking Research Institute, Iran
Gerald Ambrose - Chief Executive Officer, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
Hanifah Hashim – Executive Director & Head, Malaysian Fixed Income & Sukuk, Franklin Templeton
Harith Harun - Chief Executive Officer, Maldives Islamic Bank
Dr Hasnita Hashim - Chief Executive Officer, Guidance Investments
Hassan Scott Odierno - Partner, Actuarial Partners Consulting
Hitesh Asarpota - Director, Capital Markets & Structured Finance, Emirates NBD Capital
Ijlal Alvi - Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Financial Market
Jaseem Ahmed – Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board
Jawad Ali - Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
Jeff Yeung - Associate Director, A.M. Best Asia Pacific
Jonathan Grosvenor - General Manager, Global Financial Markets, KBL European Private Bankers, Luxembourg
Professor Dr Kamaruddin Sharif - Head of Takaful & Wealth Planning Department, INCEIF
Dr Khaled Al Fakih - Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, AAOIFI
Krishan Thilakaratne - Chief Executive Officer - Al Falaah, Lanka Orix Finance, Sri Lanka
Lim Say Cheong - Executive Vice President and Head, Investment Banking, Al Hilal Bank
Maamor Che Alias - Senior General Manager, Prokhas
Madzlan Hussain - Partner and Head, Islamic Financial Services Practice, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
Mehmet Fatih Bulac - Vice President, Financial Institutions & Islamic Syndications, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi A.S.
Michael Bennett – Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, Capital Markets Department, World Bank
Michael Orzano – Associate Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan Abdul Rahman - Chief Executive Officer, Munich Re
Mohammad Kamran Wajid - Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Financial Services PSC and Emirates NBD Capital
Dr Mohammad Omar Farooq - Head, Centre for Islamic Finance, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance
Mohd Effendi Abdullah - Director/Head, Islamic Markets, AmInvestment Bank
Mohd Izani Ghani - Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional
Dato’ Muhammad Ibrahim – Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Mushthaq Ahmad Ibrahim – Chief Executive Officer, KFH Asset Management
Neil Miller - Global Head of Islamic Finance, Linklaters
Nicholas Edmondes - Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Nor Rejina Rahim - Managing Director, Nomura Asset Management
Norashikin Mohd Kassim - Director, Treasury, Bank Islam Malaysia
Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman - President Director, Maybank Syariah Indonesia
Norlia Mat Yusof - Chief Investment Officer, Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
Omar Bassal, CFA - Head of Asset Management, MASIC, Saudi Arabia
Qudeer Latif – Partner (Global Head of Islamic Finance), Clifford Chance
Rafe Haneef – Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah
Riestianti Thohuri - Deputy Director of Financial Market Analysis, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
Faris Shehabi - Case Counsel, KLRCA
Raja Teh Maimunah – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad
Richard Thomas – Chief Representative-Malaysia, Gatehouse Bank
Saad Rahman - Managing Director, Head of Global Islamic Banking, Credit Agricole
Sabri Ulus - Head of Treasury & Markets, Bank Islamic Brunei Darussalam
Sandeep Singh – Country Head - Malaysia & Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management
Stella Cox - Managing Director, DDCAP Group
Stephen Pyne – Managing Director, Asian Real Estate, Guidance Investments
Wasim Akhtar Saifi – Global Head of Islamic Banking, Consumer Banking & Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq, Malaysia

Covering a wide spectrum of topics pertinent to issuers and investors, the IFN Asia Forum 2013 will run on the 21st October (Issuers Day) and the 22nd October (Investors Day) where delegates can interact via regular question and answer opportunities as well as networking sessions throughout the day.

To receive your media pass, register online today!

For more information, please contact Rachael Lim:
+603 2162 7800 ext. 43 or email [email protected]

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We look forward to welcoming you to IFN Asia Forum 2013!



About REDmoney Group

REDmoney Group is the holding company behind Islamic Finance news, Islamic Finance training and Islamic Finance events all leading products in their own right.

For the past nine years Islamic Finance news has been reaching out and educating new markets globally. For eight years REDmoney has been organizing key Islamic finance events with the focus heavily on education and development and for the past six years the IFN Forum has been visiting key developing Islamic financial markets and providing all interested parties with the perfect stage to assist development.

Heading into its 6th year, the Islamic Finance news Forums continues to roam the globe educating and updating the developing Islamic financial markets. In 2013, the IFN Forum will visit 5 key markets. These markets are those which our clients have suggested we need to focus and also which we believe will witness exponential growth in the coming years

After Asia, the IFN Forums will travel to Saudi Arabia (18th & 19th November) and Africa (24th November). A full list of the upcoming 2013 IFN Events are available on our website.


AAOIFIInternational Islamic Financial Market
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
CIMB Islamic
Standard Chartered Saadiq
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Franklin Templeton Investments
Khalij Islamic
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

Guidance InvestmentsKBL European Private Bankers
World Vest Base
Bursa Malaysia
Ernst & Young
Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
AmanahRaya Trustees
A.M. Asia-Pacific Ltd
Asset Alpha Advisers
Bank Muamalat IndonesiaBank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad
Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF)
Eastspring Investment Bhd
Emirates NBD Group
Finance Accreditation Agency
FWU Group
Hong Leong Islamic Bank
Luxembourg for Finance
NCB Capital
Norton Rose
OCBC Al Amin
Path Solutions
Pelaburan MARA Berhad
Ridge Capital
Russell Indexes
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Trowers &  Hamlins
HeiTech Padu Berhad
Islamic Finance news
Dow Jones
Alpha Southeast Asia
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Daily
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Inside Investor
Knowledge Management Institute
Money Compass
Oxford Business Group
The Asset
The Malaysian Reserve




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