REDmoney events
Issuers Day: Monday, 18th November 2013
Investors Day: Tuesday, 19th November 2013
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, Kingdom Center


18th November 2013

Islamic Finance news Saudi Arabia Forum 2013
Expanding the Realms of Islamic Finance


Home to one of the world’s most prominent multilateral agencies, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Saudi Arabia has been the focal point for many in the Islamic finance space. With substantial development in capital market activities and the successful closure of the Gulf’s first hybrid perpetual Sukuk of US$453.26 million by Almarai and US$4.05 billion Sukuk by General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Saudi Arabia has been on the forefront of Sukuk issuances in 2013.

With a staggering 48.4% share of the world’s infrastructure Sukuk market for the first half of 2013, Saudi Arabia is poised to lead the way in Shariah compliant infrastructure finance globally. The implementation of the new Saudi mortgage laws will further build confidence in the market and is expected to boost the housing and real estate sector.

Saudi’s stock exchange - Tadawul is expected to be one of the most active markets in the region attracting both regional and international listings. With the recent entry of the reinsurance operator Saudi Re into the Malaysian offshore marketplace in Labuan, its insurance sector is also well poised to take up the emerging Takaful market. With an increasing Islamic banking share, led by one of the largest Islamic banks in the world, Al-Rajhi, the banking sector has continuously witnessed strong growth.

Driven by its oil liquidity, the kingdom also offers immense opportunities in various non-oil sectors such as power, construction, communication, financial services, transport, ports, healthcare and education.

The 2013 IFN Saudi Arabia Forum will examine the immense potential of the Saudi Arabian Islamic issuance space, explore the growth opportunities linked to the kingdom’s unrivalled liquidity and increasing interest from issuers and investors alike. Regulatory and tax developments are also high on the agenda at the 2013 IFN Saudi Arabia Forum, for the benefit of Islamic finance practitioners looking to tap into this highly liquid market.

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


DATE: 18th & 19th November 2013

TIME: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

VENUE: Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh


Speakers at this exclusive event also include:

Abdulkader Thomas - Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial
Alain Verbeken - Director, Cross-Border Tax, Deloitte Tax & Consulting
Ajmal Bhatty- Chief Executive Officer, Alinma Tokio Marine
Ashar Nazim - Global Islamic Financial Services Leader, EY
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani - Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Bashar Al-Natoor - Director, Corporates, Fitch Ratings
Emad Al Monayea - Chairman, Liquidity Management Centre, Board Member & CEO, Kuwait Finance House Investment
Fahad Al-Saif - Managing Director - Head of Capital Markets & Corporate Finance, HSBC Saudi
Hani Ibrahim - Director & Head of Debt Capital Markets, QInvest
Henri Chaoul - Chief Investment Strategist, Alkhabeer Capital
Ibrahim Qasim - Head of Islamic Finance Structuring, Deutsche Bank
Jawad I. Ali - Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
Khalid Gama - Managing Director, Head of Business Development SEDCO Capital
Lawrence Oliver - Director & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DDCAP group
Lilian Le Falher - Executive Manager, Treasury Capital Markets, Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain)
Massoud Janekeh - Director, Head of Islamic Capital Markets, Bank of London and The Middle East
Mohammed Paracha - Partner, Head of Islamic Finance, Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East & Africa)
Muhammad Farhan - Director & Head of Islamic Banking, HSBC Saudi Arabia
Nabil Issa - Partner, King & Spalding
Omar Bassal, CFA - Head of Asset Management, MASIC, Saudi Arabia
Qudeer Latif - Partner (Head of Islamic Finance), Clifford Chance
Rizwan Kanji - Partner, King & Spalding
Salah Saleh Sultan - Head, Wealth Management, Muscat Capital
Walid Hegazy - Partner, Crowell Moring
Zaki Salameh - Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Alkhair Capital Saudi Arabia

Covering a wide spectrum of topics pertinent to issuers and investors, the IFN Saudi Arabia Forum 2013 will run on the 18th November (Issuers Day) and the 19th November (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]

You can also visit

We look forward to welcoming you to IFN Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia, the IFN Forums will travel to Africa (24th November). A full list of the upcoming 2013 IFN Events are available on our website.


AAOIFIInternational Islamic Financial Market
CIMB Islamic
King & Spalding
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Alkhair Capital Saudi Arabia
Khalij Islamic
Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF)
Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME)
Emirates NBD Group
Finance Accreditation Agency
Fitch Ratings
GFI Group
Ridge Capital
Norton Rose
Russell Indexes
Bahrain Association of Banks
Islamic Finance news
Arab News
Business Islamica
Capital Business
Oxford Business Group
The Business Year




Click here for the latest contact information.