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08:00 – 09:00   Registration & Breakfast
09:00 – 09:05   Welcome
09:05 – 09:15   Opening Address
Neil D. Miller - Head of Banking & Islamic Finance, Norton Rose LLP
09:15 – 09:30   Introduction
Nazmi Camalxaman - Manager, Product Strategy & Distribution, CIMB Islamic
09:30 – 10:15   Session One: CEO Session: Islamic Finance: Where are We Now?
    Examining key industry developments in the UK and how local practices measure up against the standards of other regional centers
  Regulatory updates on Islamic finance
  Challenges faced in the local Islamic financial markets and banking sector
  Recent growth in the market - who are the new players?
Dr. Natalie Schoon - Head of Product Research, Bank of London & The Middle East
    Panelist: Neil D. Miller - Head of Banking & Islamic Finance, Norton Rose LLP
Nazmi Camalxaman - Manager, Product Strategy & Distribution, CIMB Islamic
Raja Teh Maimunah - Global Head Islamic Markets, Bursa Malaysia
Michael Clark - Chief Executive Officer, QIB (UK)
Stella Cox - Managing Director, DDCap
10:15 – 11:00   Session Two: UK and the Islamic Financial Markets
    Discussing local and regional developments in Islamic markets, including taxation, regulatory, risk management and ratings issues
  Role of governmental bodies and regulators in ensuring compliance in the industry
  Issuance of new licenses to increase foreign participation
  Sukuk defaults and dispute resolutions in Islamic finance
Mohammed Amin - Islamic Finance Consultant
    Panelist: Haliza Abd Rahim - Head Project Management, BMB Islamic
Arda Akarsu - Large Sized Groups and Public Institutions Manager, Turk Ekonomi Bankasi
Imam Qazi - Head of Islamic Finance, Burges Salmon
Farmida Bi - Partner, Norton Rose LLP
Prof. Mahmood Faruqui - Senior Advisor, Bank of London and the Middle East
11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 – 11:45  

Presentation: Challenges in Islamic Liquidity Management
Raja Teh Maimunah - Global Head 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 UK and the regional markets, including;
  Shariah compliant versus Shariah based
  Developments and updates in existing products including;
    - Takaful, re-Takaful & Bancatakaful
    - Private equity
    - Structured products
    - Fund & wealth management
    - REITs
  The potential for further innovation
  Standardization of products to increase cross-border acceptability
Mohammad Khan - Director, UK Islamic Finance Leader, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    Panelist: Jonathan Lawrence - Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Alberto Brugnoni - President, ASSAIF
Jawad Ali - Partner, King & Spalding
Tariq al-Rifai
- Director Islamic Indexes, Dow Jones Indexes 
Lee Sims - Head of Treasury and Capital Markets, Gatehouse Bank
12:30 – 14:00   Lunch
14:00 – 14:15   Presentation: An Update on the London Stock Exchange's Markets for Islamic Finance
Gillian Walmsley - Head of Fixed Income Products, London Stock Exchange
14:15 - 15:00   Session Four: Issuing and Investing in the Islamic Financial Markets
    The development of Islamic issuance and investments in the UK and Europe, and its potential
  Challenges of private issuers
  Growth of private equity and sovereign wealth funds in Islamic finance
  Identifying growth areas, market opportunities, potential investors and issuers
Muhammad Abdullah Al- Harith Sinclair - Partner and Head Islamic Finance, Pinsent Masons
    Panelist: Fawad Butt - Managing Partner, Zues Capital Advisers
Umer Majid
- Head Islamic Finance, Halal Investments
Gillian Walmsley
- Head of Fixed Income Products, London Stock Exchange
Anouar Adham
- Head of Asset Management, QIB (UK)
David Testa
- Consultant, Standard Bank
Eldred Buck-
Managing Director, Eiger Trading Advisors
15:00 – 15:45   Session Five: Closing Round-table
    Examining market trends, challenges, and further opportunities for Islamic financial markets
  Characteristics peculiar to UK's market
  Exploring the potential for specialized financing solutions and services
  Future listings in Islamic products
  Encouraging cross-border collaborations for growth and standardization
    Panelist: Simon Kiero- Watson - Chief Executive Officer, Sharia UMEX
Amjid Ali - Senior Manager & UK Head, HSBC Amanah
Jal Othman - Partner, Shook Lin & Bok
Marc Theisen - Managing Partner, Theisen Law
Dr. Hardeep Tamana
- CEO, Fyshe Crestar
15:45 – 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.