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08:00 – 09:00   Registration & Breakfast
09:00 – 09:05   Welcome
09:05 – 09:15
  Opening Address
Kesara Manchusree - Group Head Markets, Stock Exchange of Thailand

09:15 – 09:30

  Keynote on Islamic Banking in Thailand
Dr Dheerasak Suwannayos - President, Islamic Bank of Thailand
09:30 – 09:45

  Introduction to Global Islamic Finance
Subhak Siwaraksa - President & CEO, CIMB Thai Bank
09:45 – 10:45   Session One: What is Islamic Finance and Where are We Now?
    Examining key industry developments in Thailand and how local practices measure up against the standards of other regional centers
  Regulatory updates on Islamic finance
  Challenges and opportunities faced in the local Islamic financial markets and banking
  Recent growth in the market - who are the local industry players?
  Characteristics peculiar to Thailand's market
  Will there be issuance of new licenses to increase participation?
  What is the prospect of increase participation of industry players in Islamic Finance in Thailand?
Dr Subhak Siwaraksa - President & CEO, CIMB Thai Bank
    Panelist: William Ross - Co-Head of Islamic Finance, Global Markets & Head of Financing Solutions Group Asia Pacific, HSBC
Dheerasak Suwannayos
- President, Islamic Bank of Thailand
Madzlan Hussain - Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
10:45 – 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00   Session Two: Thailand and the Islamic financial markets
    Discussing local and regional developments in Islamic markets, including regulatory, risk management and ratings issues.
  Role of governmental bodies and regulators in ensuring compliance in the industry
  Encouraging cross-boundary collaborations for growth and standardization
  Where does regulation go from here?
    Moderator: Konthee Prasertwongse - Senior Vice President, Debt Capital Markets Team Head, CIMB Thai Bank

Stephen Jaggs - Capital Markets Partner, Allen & Overy
Ariff Sultan -
Business Development Director, Dow Jones AER Company
Vincent Milton -
Managing Director, Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited

12:00 – 12:15  

The promise of Islamic finance in reforming the global financial markets
Raja Teh Maimunah - Global Head Islamic Market, Bursa Malaysia

12:15 – 13:00   Session Three: Islamic Products: What Can and Can’t be Done?
    Assessing the development of Islamic financial products in Thailand and the regional markets
  Developments and updates in existing products including;
  Fund & Wealth Management
  The potential for further innovation
  Standardization of products to increase cross-border acceptability
Raja Teh Maimunah - Global Head Islamic Market, Bursa Malaysia
    Panelist: Sulaiman Alireza - Associate Director, Financing Solution Group, HSBC
Dheerasak Suwannayos
- President, Islamic Bank of Thailand
John Jiew
- Senior Vice President Dept Capital Markets, CIMB Islamic
13:00 – 14:15   Lunch
14:15 14:30

Cutting Edge Wealth Management Vehicles from Labuan IBFC - an Islamic Perspective
Hiu Chee Fatt -Trust Advisor, Labuan IBFC
14:30 – 15:15   Session Four: Issuing & investing in the Islamic financial markets
    The development and future opportunties of Islamic issuance, investments and market trends in Thailand and the region
  Structuring and financing Islamic investment products to meet Thailand's needs
  Addressing taxation issues and recent developments
  Exploring the potential for specialized financing solutions and services
  Identifying growth areas, market opportunities, potential investors and issuers
  Encouraging cross boundaries collaborations for growth and standardization from commercial and legal pespective
  Future listings in Islamic products
  Addressing the regulatory act to be amended to facilitate Islamic finance market in Thailand
Sarinthorn Suree - First Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Sales Team & Acting Head of Syndicate - DCMs, CIMB Thai Bank
    Panelist: Hooman Sabeti-Rahmati - Counsel, Allen & Overy
Prapasiri Kositthanakorn - Partner, PwC International Assignment Services
Madzlan Hussain
- Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
15:15 – 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.