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BRUNEI
The Empire Hotel & Country Club
28th November 2013

The Bruneian Islamic finance industry continues to make great strides in its development. With the establishment of the Brunei International Financial Centre, under the newly formed monetary authority, Authoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam, it soon passed an international banking order covering international Islamic banking and Takaful. Brunei was one of the first destinations added when the IFN Roadshow series was launched, and is still the first to be added each year.

The 6th IFN Brunei Roadshow will again be held at the magnificent Empire Hotel and Country Club of Brunei. With the full support of the local regulators, all the local Islamic financial institutions and many of those from overseas with Bruneian operations and aspirations, we again expect a full house of 150+ delegates.

Confirmed Speakers

Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman - Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara, Malaysia
Ariff Sultan - Regional Director (Asia), IdealRatings
Arsad Thinoon - Director, Saturna
Brian Wong- Country Manager, CIMB Investment Bank, Brunei
Dr Aishath Muneeza - Islamic Finance Consultant, Housing Development Finance Corporation plc
Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi - Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
Khurram Abdullah - Head of Asset Management, Dar Al Sharia Legal & Financial Consultancy
Mahdzir Othman - Chief Executive Officer, i-VCap Management
Mohammed Jalaluddin - President, Ansar Financial Group, Vice Chairman, Islamic and Ansar Cooperative Housing Corporations, Canada
Muhammad Zahid Abdul Aziz - Director, Muamalah Financial Consulting
Robin Cheok - Managing Partner, Cheok Advocates & Solicitors
Sabri Ulus - Head of Treasury & Markets, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
Yeo Wico - Partner, Allen & Gledhill

Agenda

08:00 - 09:15
Registration
09:15 - 09:30
Keynote Address: Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi - Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
09:30 - 10:15
Session One: Accelerating the Growth of Brunei’s Islamic Capital Market
  • Benefiting from the growth in emerging markets and greater access to these new markets
  • Outlook for Shariah compliant cross border financing deals
  • Building on the growing demand for Islamic investment funds
  • Factors hindering the growth of corporate Sukuk issuance
  • How can market players facilitate further trade and investment flows with key global trading partners
  • What impact will the enactment of the Capital Market Order have on Brunei’s Islamic finance sector
Moderator: Ariff Sultan - Regional Director (Asia), IdealRatings
Panelist: Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman - Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara, Malaysia
Brian Wong - Country Manager, CIMB Investment Bank, Brunei
Khurram Abdullah - Head of Asset Management, Dar Al Sharia Legal & Financial Consultancy
10:15 - 10.45
Break & Networking
10.45 - 11:45
Session Two: Developing Innovative Islamic Retail, Fund Management and Takaful Products For the Domestic and International Market
  • Challenges facing the Islamic asset management industry: developing attractive product propositions and effective distribution strategies
  • Addressing the need to develop new investment products catering to domestic and foreign investors in the retail and institutional space
  • Market outlook for i-ETFs, private equity funds and Islamic property funds
  • Assessing the growth potential of Shariah compliant retail products in Brunei
  • Challenges faced by Islamic retail banks - stiff competition, Shariah concerns and the crucial need for innovative product structures
  • Initiatives and developments in Takaful and reTakaful - future growth prospects and challenges
Moderator: Khurram Abdullah - Head of Asset Management, Dar Al Sharia Legal & Financial Consultancy
Panelist: Ariff Sultan - Regional Director (Asia), IdealRatings
Arsad Thinoon - Director, Saturna
Mahdzir Othman - Chief Executive Officer, i-VCap Management
Mohammed Jalaluddin - President, Ansar Financial Group, Vice Chairman, Islamic and Ansar Cooperative Housing Corporations, Canada


11:45 - 12:30
Session Three: The Way Forward: Potential Opportunities and Challenges in Achieving Growth in the Islamic Finance Sector
  • The need for a full fledged tax and regulatory framework for Islamic finance in Brunei
  • Recognising the growing need for structured programs to raise awareness amongst practitioners and develop sustainable, qualified talent in the Islamic financial services industry
  • Increasing access to funding sources for Brunei’s corporate sector
  • Are Shariah compliant structures well suited to meet the needs of Brunei’s infrastructure and oil and gas projects?
  • Addressing Shariah issues specific to Brunei and how this will affect product innovation
Moderator: Muhammad Zahid Abdul Aziz - Director, Muamalah Financial Consulting
Panelist: Dr Aishath Muneeza - Islamic Finance Consultant, Housing Development Finance Corporation plc
Robin Cheok - Managing Partner, Cheok Advocates & Solicitors
Sabri Ulus - Head of Treasury & Markets, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
Yeo Wico - Partner, Allen & Gledhill
12:30 - 13:45
Luncheon & Networking

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

SUPPORTED BY
Ambank Islamic
AAOIFI
International Islamic Financial Market
MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
EXCLUSIVE KNOWLEDGE PARTNER
CIMB Islamic
EXCLUSIVE SHARIAH ADVISORY PARTNER
Dar al Sharia
ASSOCIATE PARTNER
INCEIF
ROADSHOW PARTNERS
Emirates NBD Group
FWU Group
IdealRatings
Russell Indexes
Standard Chartered Saadiq
Trowers &  Hamlins
ROADSHOW ASSOCIATES
DDCAP Group
Finance Accreditation Agency
Khalij Islamic
Ridge Capital
BRANDING SPONSOR
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
LEAD MEDIA PARTNER
Islamic Finance news
MEDIA PARTNERS
Alpha Southeast Asia
Business Islamica
Capital Business
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Oxford Business Group
Wiley

 

 

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