MENA ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE SUMMIT

Conference / Summit (onsite)
Financial Services Financial Technology - Fintech

Address: Venue coming soon, Dubai, UAE
Date: 15 to 16 Feb '22

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USHERING THE AGE OF ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Islamic finance and banking has seen a 5% growth in assets in 2020 and a CAG of 5.6% in the last five years in UAE. The emergence of Islamic banking in the UAE continues to lead over conventional banking in major areas of personal finance, despite the dip in penetration due to a prolonged economic impasse due to the pandemic.

UAE has slowly emerged as the leader in Islamic finance and banking domain due to its emphasis on propagating a much more integrated form of Islamic financing which covers better customer service, better technology and better product range.

The premier Mena Islamic Banking & Finance Summit, has been designed to offer an exclusive opportunity to gain insights about the current trends in Islamic banking and finance. The benchmarks and solutions that are being implemented in the UAE region. The way forward for FinTech and digitization in relevance with Islamic finance and banking. The summit will bring together industry experts, who will talk about the growth of Islamic finance and its potential to grow to the next level. 

KEY FOCUS

  • Islamic Banking & Product Development Challenges
  • Islamic Banking & Finance Growth Trends
  • Impact of Regulations & Legislations
  • Investment Funds and the Future of Islamic financing
  • Ethical Finance Perspectives
  • Emergence of Takaful Industry
  • Islamic FinTech
  • Women in Islamic Finance

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

✓  Explore an exclusive platform to discover successful global and regional Islamic banking benchmarks.

✓ Enhance understanding of technology and digital integration to improve Islamic banking and finance penetration.

✓ Engage with a pan global Islamic Finance thought leadership.

✓ Learn from international experts on how to propagate sustainable Islamic banking growth.

✓ Hear from industry stakeholders on how to leverage strategies to move to the forefront of Islamic Finance industry.

AGENDA DAY ONE

Session 1: Future of Islamic Finance in the MENA Region

  • Opening Keynote: Impacts of Islamic banking system on economic growth of MENA region

  • Expert presentation: Current Challenges of Internal Sharia Compliance in the IFI's

  • Keynote: Global Islamic finance market – Ushering the future of real economy

  • Industry presentation: Powering SME finance and financial inclusion though Islamic finance

  • Fireside chat: Implementing Relationship Banking Strategies with banks and financial service providers 
    • Determining the tactics and the implementation of actions that shape and direct the bank towards the future
    • Identifying challenges within government delivery mechanisms and addressing them by the use of technology and/or reworking of policies

  • Thought Leadership Discourse: Global perspective on Islamic finance regulations and framework

  • Thought Leadership Discourse: Global perspective on Islamic finance regulations and framework 
    • Impact of Islamic finance on driving FDI in the region
    • Islamic finance a vital innovative financing modality to fill the SDGs funding gap

Session 2 - Islamic banking 2021 and beyond

  • Keynote: The role of Islamic FinTech in promoting innovation in the Islamic Financial system

  • Case Study: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) - Virtual banking sales platform

  • CIO Panel: Redefining client journeys and developing more customer oriented value propositions.

  • Tech Presentation: Blockchain - opening up a single digital market for Islamic financial products and services.

  • Fireside Chat: Leveraging AI and Data analytics in Islamic finance

  • Expert Presentation: FinTech and its influence on the concepts of Islamic endowments

  • Fireside Chat - Tech Talk: Impact of Islamic Banking Digitization on customer experience.


AGENDA DAY TWO

Session 3: Islamic FinTech

  • Keynote: Middle East Islamic banking outlook – 2021 & Beyond

  • Hot Seat: Conversation with the CEO of leading Islamic Bank

  • Expert Presentation: Transformation of security paradigm of Islamic banks & its digitization

  • Thought Leader Talk: Leveraging innovations in monitoring and managing Islamic bank risks

  • Panel Discussion: Promoting Islamic retail banking and influencing consumer behavior
    • Addressing the challenges associated with lack of Sharīʿah-compliant liquidity instruments and inter-bank deposits, lack of knowledge and understanding of Sharīʿah-compliant products and the enforcement of Islamic contracts in courtProspects enabling legal, fiscal and regulatory framework, the financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises and the issuance of sukūk

  • Industry Thought Leader’s Keynote: Islamic Banking – Breaking into the mainstream

  • CISO: Modern problems require modern solutions
    • Dealing with the threats associated with remote working
    • Upgrading the security infrastructure to deal with increasing threats

Session 4: Women in Islamic Finance 2021

  • Keynote: Islamic Finance and Empowerment of Women

  •  Fireside Chat: Celebrating women in Islamic Finance

  • Women in Islamic Finance Panel: Women in Islamic Finance & Islamic Economy: Unlocking Talent

  • Keynote: Empowering women in banking and finance across the region

  • Women Leader’s Panel: Women in Finance – Empowering Women in Conventional or Islamic Finance

  • In 2020, Islamic banks accounted for about 18 percent of total banking sector assets in the country, according to the Central Bank of the UAE.

  • In January 2021, the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) established a regulatory sandbox, which allows financial institutions and fintechs to test and launch their products and services in an innovative and safe environment.

  • Islamic banks' capital grew from $200 billion to close to $2 trillion and are projected to grow to $3.5 trillion by 2021.

  • The volume of Islamic deposits in June 2021 amounted to about EGP 321.7bn, representing 7% of the Egyptian banking market, an increase of EGP 31.1bn (10.7%) from June 2020.

  • Dubai has the largest contribution to GDP in terms of Islamic banking, the sector reached up to 8.5% in total GDP of UAE.

  • UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia ranked as the top five developed countries globally in Islamic Finance.

  • Corporate Sukuk issuance has also picked up after a cautious halt in the first quarter of 2020.

  • The first country to have an Islamic bank was Egypt in 1963

Members of Board, C-level, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads of departments from Banking Industry involved in:

  • Islamic Banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • Sharia Advisory & Compliance
  • Sharia Control & Audit
  • Consumer Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Islamic banking Technology

Job Titles that will attend

VPs, Heads, Directors involved in:

  • Retail, Corporate, SME and Treasury Bankers
  • Financial Experts
  • Unit Trust Agents and Insurance/
  • Takaful agencies
  • Brokers of bonds and Sukuk
  • Fund management
  • Technology Experts
  • Government Officials

Key Stakeholders such as:

  • Economists and Policy Makers
  • Stock Brokers and Shareholders
  • Financial Market Regulators
  • Business Analysts and Business
  • Development Managers
  • Financial Controllers and Account Managers 
  • Academia and Researchers 
  • Media

AGENDA DAY ONE

Session 1: Future of Islamic Finance in the MENA Region

  • Opening Keynote: Impacts of Islamic banking system on economic growth of MENA region

  • Expert presentation: Current Challenges of Internal Sharia Compliance in the IFI's

  • Keynote: Global Islamic finance market – Ushering the future of real economy

  • Industry presentation: Powering SME finance and financial inclusion though Islamic finance

  • Fireside chat: Implementing Relationship Banking Strategies with banks and financial service providers 
    • Determining the tactics and the implementation of actions that shape and direct the bank towards the future
    • Identifying challenges within government delivery mechanisms and addressing them by the use of technology and/or reworking of policies

  • Thought Leadership Discourse: Global perspective on Islamic finance regulations and framework

  • Thought Leadership Discourse: Global perspective on Islamic finance regulations and framework 
    • Impact of Islamic finance on driving FDI in the region
    • Islamic finance a vital innovative financing modality to fill the SDGs funding gap

Session 2 - Islamic banking 2021 and beyond

  • Keynote: The role of Islamic FinTech in promoting innovation in the Islamic Financial system

  • Case Study: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) - Virtual banking sales platform

  • CIO Panel: Redefining client journeys and developing more customer oriented value propositions.

  • Tech Presentation: Blockchain - opening up a single digital market for Islamic financial products and services.

  • Fireside Chat: Leveraging AI and Data analytics in Islamic finance

  • Expert Presentation: FinTech and its influence on the concepts of Islamic endowments

  • Fireside Chat - Tech Talk: Impact of Islamic Banking Digitization on customer experience.


AGENDA DAY TWO

Session 3: Islamic FinTech

  • Keynote: Middle East Islamic banking outlook – 2021 & Beyond

  • Hot Seat: Conversation with the CEO of leading Islamic Bank

  • Expert Presentation: Transformation of security paradigm of Islamic banks & its digitization

  • Thought Leader Talk: Leveraging innovations in monitoring and managing Islamic bank risks

  • Panel Discussion: Promoting Islamic retail banking and influencing consumer behavior
    • Addressing the challenges associated with lack of Sharīʿah-compliant liquidity instruments and inter-bank deposits, lack of knowledge and understanding of Sharīʿah-compliant products and the enforcement of Islamic contracts in courtProspects enabling legal, fiscal and regulatory framework, the financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises and the issuance of sukūk

  • Industry Thought Leader’s Keynote: Islamic Banking – Breaking into the mainstream

  • CISO: Modern problems require modern solutions
    • Dealing with the threats associated with remote working
    • Upgrading the security infrastructure to deal with increasing threats

Session 4: Women in Islamic Finance 2021

  • Keynote: Islamic Finance and Empowerment of Women

  •  Fireside Chat: Celebrating women in Islamic Finance

  • Women in Islamic Finance Panel: Women in Islamic Finance & Islamic Economy: Unlocking Talent

  • Keynote: Empowering women in banking and finance across the region

  • Women Leader’s Panel: Women in Finance – Empowering Women in Conventional or Islamic Finance

  • In 2020, Islamic banks accounted for about 18 percent of total banking sector assets in the country, according to the Central Bank of the UAE.

  • In January 2021, the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) established a regulatory sandbox, which allows financial institutions and fintechs to test and launch their products and services in an innovative and safe environment.

  • Islamic banks' capital grew from $200 billion to close to $2 trillion and are projected to grow to $3.5 trillion by 2021.

  • The volume of Islamic deposits in June 2021 amounted to about EGP 321.7bn, representing 7% of the Egyptian banking market, an increase of EGP 31.1bn (10.7%) from June 2020.

  • Dubai has the largest contribution to GDP in terms of Islamic banking, the sector reached up to 8.5% in total GDP of UAE.

  • UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia ranked as the top five developed countries globally in Islamic Finance.

  • Corporate Sukuk issuance has also picked up after a cautious halt in the first quarter of 2020.

  • The first country to have an Islamic bank was Egypt in 1963

Members of Board, C-level, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads of departments from Banking Industry involved in:

  • Islamic Banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • Sharia Advisory & Compliance
  • Sharia Control & Audit
  • Consumer Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Islamic banking Technology

Job Titles that will attend

VPs, Heads, Directors involved in:

  • Retail, Corporate, SME and Treasury Bankers
  • Financial Experts
  • Unit Trust Agents and Insurance/
  • Takaful agencies
  • Brokers of bonds and Sukuk
  • Fund management
  • Technology Experts
  • Government Officials

Key Stakeholders such as:

  • Economists and Policy Makers
  • Stock Brokers and Shareholders
  • Financial Market Regulators
  • Business Analysts and Business
  • Development Managers
  • Financial Controllers and Account Managers 
  • Academia and Researchers 
  • Media

ALI AL ABEDIN

Senior Vice President - Head of Strategic Relations
Dubai Islamic Bank

ALI ALLAWALA

Global Head, Islamic Retail Banking
Standard Chartered Bank

AMIT MALHOTRA

General Manager, Personal Banking Group
Commercial Bank of Dubai

ARIF AMIRI

CEO, Dubai International Financial Centre

DEEPAK KHULLAR

Group Chief Financial Officer
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

DR MARWAN ALZAROUNI

CEO, Dubai Blockchain Centre

FAISAL M SIBAI

CISO, Confidential

FARAH JAAFAR

Chief Executive Officer
Labuan IBFC Incorporated

FAZAL RAHIM ABDUL RAHIM

Vice President - Head of Sharia Control & ISSC Secretary
Ajman Bank PJSC

GOPAL KIRAN

Director - Financial Services | South East Asia
Deloitte Malaysia

HARIPRASAD CHEDE

CISO, National Bank of Fujairah

MOHAMED ABDEL BARY

Group Chief Financial Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

MUHAMMED RAZA JESSANI

SVP. Head of Strategic Planning & Business Analytics
Dubai Islamic Bank

STEVEN WONG WENG LEONG

Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist, China Construction Bank

SYED MOHAMMAD ALI NAQVI

Head of Artificial Intelligence Data & Analytics
Al Hilal Bank

ALI AL ABEDIN

Senior Vice President - Head of Strategic Relations
Dubai Islamic Bank

ALI ALLAWALA

Global Head, Islamic Retail Banking
Standard Chartered Bank

AMIT MALHOTRA

General Manager, Personal Banking Group
Commercial Bank of Dubai

ARIF AMIRI

CEO, Dubai International Financial Centre

DEEPAK KHULLAR

Group Chief Financial Officer
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

DR MARWAN ALZAROUNI

CEO, Dubai Blockchain Centre

FAISAL M SIBAI

CISO, Confidential

FARAH JAAFAR

Chief Executive Officer
Labuan IBFC Incorporated

FAZAL RAHIM ABDUL RAHIM

Vice President - Head of Sharia Control & ISSC Secretary
Ajman Bank PJSC

GOPAL KIRAN

Director - Financial Services | South East Asia
Deloitte Malaysia

HARIPRASAD CHEDE

CISO, National Bank of Fujairah

MOHAMED ABDEL BARY

Group Chief Financial Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

MUHAMMED RAZA JESSANI

SVP. Head of Strategic Planning & Business Analytics
Dubai Islamic Bank

STEVEN WONG WENG LEONG

Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist, China Construction Bank

SYED MOHAMMAD ALI NAQVI

Head of Artificial Intelligence Data & Analytics
Al Hilal Bank

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