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Monday,
25th October 2010
Global Business Leaders Dialogue
Public Lecture
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Tuesday,
26th October 2010
IFN Asia Forum:
Issuers Day
International Shariah Scholars Forum
(by invitation only)
Regulators Forum
(by invitation only)
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Wednesday,
27th October 2010
IFN Asia Forum:
Investors Day
IFN Asia Forum:
Takaful & re-Takaful Day
International Shariah Scholars Forum
(by invitation only)
Global Islamic Liquidity Management Conference
Regulators Forum
(by invitation only)
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Thursday,
28th October 2010
IFN Asia Forum:
Equities & Financial Markets Day
Islamic Liquidity Management Workshop
Media Engagement Programme
MIFC Roundtable
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CLOSED EVENTS
INCEIF Professional Development Panel Meeting
Friday,
22nd October 2010
Global Takaful Group Meeting
Tuesday,
26th October 2010
INCEIF Governing Council Meeting
Tuesday,
26th October 2010
Takaful CEO Round Table Discussion
Wednesday,
26th October 2010
ISRA Council of Scholars Meeting
Thursday,
28th October 2010
   

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ISSUERS DAY - "ISSUING ISLAMIC PAPER"
The Issuers Day offers an insight into the industry today and how one can feasibly issue Islamic paper. It also showcases the developments, challenges and opportunities of Islamic finance in Asia and beyond.

Participants will consist of senior management from key marketsí listed Shariah compliant companies and those interested in issuing Islamic paper.

Venue: Sapphire Room, Level 1, Mandarin Oriental KL

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26th October 2010
08:00 – 09:00 Registration & Refreshments
09:00 – 09:15 Keynote Address
Sheikh Prof Dr Mohamed Ali Elgari
09:15 – 09:30 Keynote Address
Dr Mohamed Nedal Alchaar - Secretary General, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
09:30 – 09:40 Chairpersons Introduction
Abdulkader Thomas - President &CEO, SHAPE™ Financial Corp.
09:40 – 10:45 Session 1:
CEOs’ Session - Islamic Finance Developments and Expansions in Asia

  Recent developments in the Islamic capital markets: Where is the market today?
  What are the practical, everyday challenges we are facing?
  Emergence of new Islamic finance players and markets
  Opportunities for issuers in the upcoming financial year
  Lessons from defaults: What could have been done, and where do we go from here?

Rafael Dalmau - Global Head of Sharia-compliant Portfolio Management (Sukuks), BNP Investments Partners
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani - Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Steven Choy - President & Chief Executive Officer, Cagamas
Dheerasak Suwannayos - President, Islamic Bank of Thailand
Afaq Khan - Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq
10:45 – 11:15 Break & Networking
11:15 – 12:15 Session 2:
Islamic Capital Markets: Opportunities and Challenges in Asia and Beyond

  The Asian Sukuk market as a vibrant and permanent funding source
  Local versus international: How do you choose where to issue?
  Attracting, gaining and retaining investors' trust and backing: What more can be done with credit quality?
  Assessing the options: Sukuk, conventional bonds, syndication
  Choosing the right legal counsel, arranger and trustees
  The corporate bond boom and what it means for Islamic capital markets & Sukuk
  Future sovereign issuances: Where and are these a good buy?

Jamelah Jamaluddin - Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Finance House
Rafe Haneef - Managing Director Global Markets, HSBC Amanah
Mohd Effendi Abdullah - Director/Head, Islamic Markets, AmInvestment Bank
Datuk Bazlan Osman - Group Chief Financial Officer, Telekom Malaysia
Masroor Haq - Head of Middle East and Africa, VTB Capital
12:15 – 13:00 Session 3:
Examining Regulatory, Risk and Taxation Issues in Today's Islamic Capital Markets

  What are the challenges facing Asian regulation in Islamic finance?
  What regulatory lessons can the Islamic finance industry learn from precedents set by conventional finance?
  Key taxation issues in emerging Islamic financial markets: What are the chances of equalization?
  Regulation, ratings and the issue of default
  Key legal and governance issues: Documentation, guarantees, transparency
  Understanding the risks and transparency in Islamic capital markets and investment products

Sheikh Nizam Yaquby - Shariah Scholar
Nicholas Crist - Executive Director, KPMG
Nik Norishky Thani - Islamic Finance Specialist, Bank Negara Malaysia
Hooman Sabeti-Rahmati - Partner, Allen & Overy
Tariq al-Rifai - Director Islamic Indexes, Dow Jones Indexes 
Surinder Kathpalia - Managing Director, Standards and Poors Singapore
13:00 – 14:30 Luncheon
13:00 – 13:15 Luncheon Address
Shared Services and Outsourcing in the BFSI Sector
Mohd Safuan Mohd Zairi -
Head Shared Services & Outsourcing (SSO), Multimedia Development Corporation (MdeC)
14:30 – 14:45 Country Presentation - Korea
Yul-Hee Lee - Head of Islamic Finance Team & China Team, Korea Investment & Securities
14:45 – 15:15 Session 4: POWER PRESENTATIONS:
Presentation One: The Developing Role of the Professional Trustee
Andrew Leamon - MENA Client Management Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

Presentation Two: Sukuk Restructuring
Mohammed A. Al-Sheikh - Co-Head Islamic Practice Group, Latham & Watkins
15:15 – 16:00 Session 5:
Assessing Contemporary Islamic Capital Market Products and Structures

  Where are we with Sukuk today?
  Examining the crucial issue of Shariah compliance for today's Islamic capital market structures
  Managing Shariah risk in product development
  Asset-backed versus asset-based: What does it mean for today's issuer?
  The need for standardization and innovation: where is the balance?

Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Shariff - Partner, SKRINE
Qudeer Latif - Head of Islamic Finance, Clifford Chance
Dr Mohamed Nedal Alchaar - Secretary General, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
Ijlal Ahmed Alvi - Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM)
Ismail Dadabhoy - Head of Islamic Finance, UBS
16:00 – 16:30 Break & Networking
16:30 – 17:15 Session 6:
Growth, Stabilization and Progress in the Islamic Capital Markets

  Exploring other funding options: Syndicated loans, equities
  Secondary markets: Engaging the critical mass and increasing liquidity
  Putting in place instruments for sustainability
  Discussing the potentials of emerging markets: Thailand, China, Central Asia, Australia, Korea etc…

Chaaban Omran - Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Investment Australasia
Nadim Khan - Partner, Herbert Smith
Nicholas Edmondes - Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Alhami Mohd Abdan - Head, International Finance & Capital Market, OCBC Al-Amin Bank
17:15 – 18:00 Session 7:
Scholars Round Table
Mufti Muhammad Nurullah Shikder - Shariah Scholar
Sheikh Dr Jumuah al-Raqibi
- Shariah Scholar
Dr Mohammad al-Suhaibani
- Shariah Scholar
Sheikh Mohd Kamal Mokhtar - Shariah Scholar
Dr. Layachi Feddad - Algeria
Assoc Prof. Dr. Said Bouheraoua - Shariah Scholar
18:00 – 18:05 Chairperson's Closing
Abdulkader Thomas
- President & CEO, SHAPE™ Financial Corp.
 
 
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