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08:00 – 09:00   Registration & Breakfast
09:00 – 09:05   Welcome
09:05 – 09:15   Opening Address
Edmond Lau - Executive Director of Monetary Management, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
09:15 – 09:30

Alex Lau - Director, Head of Corporate Finance, CIMB Securities Hong Kong
09:30 – 10:15   Session One: Examining Islamic Finance in a Post-Crisis Environment & Lessons Learnt
    Discussing key industry developments and lessons learnt in both local and international Islamic markets in a post-crisis environment
  Identifying challenges and opportunities for the local Islamic financial markets and banks to compete with the conventional financial system
  Discussing local and regional developments in Islamic markets, including taxation, regulatory, and ratings issues
  Increasing transparency and governance to increase confidence in Islamic finance
  Where does regulation go from here?
  Where is China in relation to Islamic finance? What can we expect in the next 12 months?
  Sukuk defaults and dispute resolutions in Islamic finance
Winnie Wong - Vice President, Global Corporate Trust, BNY Mellon
    Panelist: Peggy Yang - Director Investment Products, Securities and Futures Commission
Dominique Gribot-Carroz - Vice President, Moody’s Investor Services
Frank Morisano -
Managing Director, Ma Lee Advisory
Devan Selvanathan
- Director, Debt Capital Markets & Syndication, CIMB Bank Singapore
Davide Barzilai
- Banking Partner, Norton rose LLP
10:15 – 11:00   Session Two: Examining Market Trends, Challenges and Further Opportunities for Islamic Finance Markets in Hong Kong
    Recognizing Islamic finance trends in Hong Kong, and capitalizing on available opportunities
  Characteristics unique to the Hong Kong market
  Exploring potential for specialized financing solutions and services
  Future listing in Islamic products
  Encouraging cross-boundary collaborations for growth and standardization
  Increasing Islamic finance interest in China to accelerate its’ growth
  Addressing imbalances between rapid growth and bank capability – are Hong Kong’s financial institutions prepared for the future growth of Islamic finance
Devan Selvanathan - Director, Debt Capital Markets & Syndication, CIMB Bank Singapore

Anthony Chan - Managing Partner, Hammonds China
Jeffrey Kirk
- Partner Corporate and Commercial, Appleby
Ayman Khaleq
- Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 – 11:45  

Regulating Islamic Capital Markets
Wan Rizaidy Bin Wan Mamat Saufi - Assistant Vice President Islamic Markets, Bursa Malaysia

11:45 – 12:30   Session Three: Islamic Products: What Can and Can’t be Done?
    Assessing the development of Islamic financial products in Hong Kong and the regional markets, including;
  Shariah compliant versus Shariah based
  Developments and updates in existing products including;
  Takaful, re-Takaful & BancaTakaful
  Private Equity
  Structured Poducts
  Fund & Wealth Management
  The potential for further innovation
  Standardization of products to increase cross-border acceptability
Amirali Nasir - Partner, Nasirs
    Panelist: Shahril Simon - Manager of Asset Management, CIMB Islamic
Wan Rizaidy Bin Wan Mamat Saufi - Assistant Vice President Islamic Markets,
Bursa Malaysia
Kevin Chan -
Investment Specialist, Structured, Indexed & Asset Allocation, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Barry Cosgrave
- Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP
12:30 – 12:40   Luncheon Presentation
Hong Kong - The Islamic Gateway to China
Devan Selvanathan - Director, Debt Capital Markets & Syndication, CIMB Bank Singapore
12:40 – 14:00   Lunch
14:00 – 14:45   Session Four: Issuing & investing in the Islamic financial markets
    The development of Islamic issuance and investments in Hong Kong and Asia, and its potential.
  Growth of private equity and sovereign wealth funds in Islamic finance
  Identifying growth areas, market opportunities, potential investors and issuers
  Discovering and adapting to changes in the issuing and investing market place
  Structuring and financing Islamic investment products to meet China’s needs
  Increasing foreign participation in Hong Kong’s Islamic financial market
Frank Morisano - Managing Director, Ma Lee Advisory
    Panelist: Christina Tung - Managing Director, Mayfair Pacific Financial Group
Anthony Yeung -
Regional Director, Dow Jones
Charlene Low
- Regional Head of Business Development, FTSE Group
David Kan
- Director, Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
14:45 – 15:30   Session Five: Establishing and Accelerating Hong Kong’s Growth as an Islamic Finance Hub
  Hong Kong’s credentials to become an international financial center
  Identifying Hong Kong’s competitive advantage to compete in the Islamic finance market
  Creating a level playing field for Islamic finance vis-a-vis conventional financing
  Identifying challenges and opportunities for local Islamic financial markets and banking to compete with conventional financial systems
  Increasing financial cooperation with emerging markets to consolidate its’ position as an international financial center

Sundeep Bhandari - Managing Director, Regional Head, Global Markets North East Asia Wholesale Bank, Standard Chartered
    Panelist: Arun Nigam - Managing Partner, Arun Nigam Associate Solicitors
T.C. Chan - Consultant, Bank of East Asia
Amirali B. Nasir
- Partner, Nasirs
Gerald Pasquier
- Lecturer, University of Strasbourg
Charles Ng -
Associate Director-General, Invest Hong Kong
15:30 – 17:00   Refreshments and Networking
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Speaker Profile

Osman Akyüz, who obtained his degree from the faculty of political sciences at Ankara University, began his career as a certified public accountant at the finance ministry in 1978. He worked with the Sezai Türkes - Fevzi Akkaya Group from 1983 till 1985, after which he was appointed the manager of financial and administrative affairs at Albaraka Türk.

He has also worked as a fund allocations manager (1991-94), assistant general manager (1994-95) and general manager (1996 – 2002). Osman has been an executive board member of Albaraka Türk since April 2002. He is also the secretary general of the Union of Turkish Participation Banks.