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THAILAND
Grand Millennium Sukhumvit, Bangkok
12th December 2013

With a long and distinguished history of tapping both the local and international capital markets, the necessity to raise considerable funds in the coming years for infrastructure projects, having a large Muslim population and having close ties to its neighbor, and Islamic finance goliath, Malaysia, Thailand is most certainly a key potential market for the world of Islamic finance.

The Islamic Bank of Thailand grows from strength to strength and has been the cornerstone of the annual IFN Thailand Roadshow since its inauguration in 2010. This, the 4th IFN Roadshow in Bangkok is certain to again attract key regulators and potential issuers.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Ariff Sultan - Regional Director (Asia), IdealRatings
  • Kamran Sherwani - Head of Sharia Training, Dar Al Sharia Legal Financial Consultancy
  • Monem Salam- President, Saturna, Malaysia
  • Shah Fahad - Vice President and Specialist - Product Development and Sharia, Islamic Bank of Thailand
  • SM Aamir Shamim - Senior Vice President - Treasury & Investments, Islamic Bank of Thailand
  • Uzma Ashraf - Fellow, Asian Institute of International Financial law, University of Hong Kong; Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, Pakistan
  • Zati Sankhavanija - President & Chief Executive Officer, Amanah Leasing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 

Agenda

08:00 - 09:15
Registration
09:15 - 10:15
Session One: Accelerating the Growth of Thailand’s Islamic Capital Market
  • Islamic finance in Thailand: Role of regulators and market players in facilitating growth
  • Outlook for Shariah compliant financing deals in the coming year
  • Benefiting from the growth in other Asian markets
  • Islamic cross border financing deals - opportunities for Thai issuers and investors
  • 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
Moderator: Monem Salam - President, Saturna, Malaysia
Panelists: Ariff Sultan - Regional Director (Asia), IdealRatings
Kamran Sherwani - Head of Sharia Training, Dar Al Sharia Legal Financial Consultancy, Dubai Islamic Bank
SM Aamir Shamim - Senior Vice President - Treasury & Investments, Islamic Bank of Thailand
10:15 - 10:30
Presentation: Outlook for Islamic Finance in Thailand
Shah Fahad - Vice President and Specialist - Product Development and Sharia, Islamic Bank of Thailand
10:30 - 11:00
Break & Networking
11:00 - 12:00
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 Thailand
  • Challenges faced by Islamic retail banks - stiff competition, Shariah concerns and the crucial need for innovative product structures
  • Islamic leasing: Challenges and opportunities in Thailand
  • The need for a full fledged tax and regulatory framework for Islamic finance in Thailand - lessons learnt from other jurisdictions
Moderator: Ariff Sultan - Regional Director (Asia), IdealRatings
Panelists: Monem Salam - President, Saturna, Malaysia
Shah Fahad - Vice President and Specialist - Product Development and Sharia, Islamic Bank of Thailand
Uzma Ashraf - Fellow, Asian Institute of International Financial law, University of Hong Kong; Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, Pakistan
Zati Sankhavanija - President & Chief Executive Officer, Amanah Leasing Public Company Limited, Thailand
12:00 - 13:45
Luncheon & Networking

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

SUPPORTED BY
AAOIFIInternational 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
ROADSHOW PARTNERS
Emirates NBD Group
FWU Group
IdealRatings
Russell Indexes
Standard Chartered Saadiq
Trowers &  Hamlins
ROADSHOW ASSOCIATES
DDCAP Group
Finance Accreditation Agency
Khalij Islamic
LEAD MEDIA PARTNER
Islamic Finance news
MEDIA PARTNERS
Alpha Southeast Asia
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Daily
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Oxford Business Group
Wiley

 

 

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