8th Annual Islamic Finance Conference

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DIFC Conference Centre, The Exchange, Gate Village 11

Dubai, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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DIFC in partnership with S&P Global Ratings would like to invite you to the 8th Annual Islamic Finance Conference.

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Event Summary:

The event will provide outlooks by our sovereign, banking, corporate, and takaful insurance analysts, as well as address expected trends and innovations in the Islamic finance industry.

Hadi Melki, Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East along with analytical experts from S&P Global Ratings will be presenting in this highly interactive forum. A panel of senior Islamic Finance industry participants will also share their perspectives on the direction of the market and highlight opportunities and challenges for the Islamic Finance sector.


Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Time: 8:30am - 12:30am

Venue: DIFC Conference Centre, The Exchange, Gate Village 11, DIFC


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am: Welcome & Opening Remarks 

Hadi Melki, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings

Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, Dubai International Financial Authority

9:15am-10:15am: Panel Discussion: Islamic Finance Outlook 2020: Three Accelerators To Get Back To Strong Growth

Moderated by Dhruv Roy, Senior Director, Analytical Manager – S&P Global Ratings

Bilal Ahmad, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Mohammed Al Sehli, CEO, Wethaq (Capital Markets)

Mohieddine Kronfol, CIO Global Sukuk & MENA Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton Investments

Dr. Mohamed Damak, Senior Director, S&P Global Head of Islamic Finance

10:15am-10:40am: Coffee Break

10:40am-11:00am: GCC Sovereign Outlook:

                                Max McGraw, Associate, S&P Global Ratings

11:00am-11:20am: Islamic Banking in the GCC:

                                Benjamin Young, Director, S&P Global Ratings

11:20am-11:40am: Takaful Sector in the GCC:

                                Emir Mujkic, Insurance Ratings

11:40am-12:00pm: Corporate/IFR Sector in the GCC:

                                Timucin Engin, Corporate Ratings

12:00pm-2:00pm:   Lunch

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DIFC Conference Centre, The Exchange, Gate Village 11

Dubai, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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