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Event Overview

Join the largest gathering of senior Islamic finance specialists in February in London as they reflect the industry's major developments in recent years and look forward to the opportunities available to industry participants going forward.

Hear from the Shariah scholars as they reflect on the latest fatwas that have been issued. Economists and regulators will review the current economic climate, the ever changing regulatory environment influencing the financial markets worldwide and the nuances of Islamic financial regulation and supervision in the context of this broader economic setting. Finally the commercial drivers and the hurdles to future development in the industry will be debated amongst senior bankers and legal professionals as well as other key practitioners and stakeholders involved in the industry.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • The Annual Open Fatwa and Shariah Audience Discussion - Hear from and put your questions to the most senior Scholars in the industry
  • Introduction to Islamic Finance Workshop - Your chance to go back to basics and learn from industry leaders about the building blocks of the industry
  • The Heads of Islamic Finance Panel Discussion - The industry rainmakers share their views on the future of Islamic finance worldwide
  • Euromoney's sought after Islamic Finance Awards - The 'who's who' of Islamic finance

Speakers already confirmed include:

Ahmed Saad, Deputy CEO,Sharjah Islamic Bank
Dawood Yousef Taylor,Senior Regional Executive-Takaful Middle East,
Prudential Corporation Asia
Debashis Dey,Partner,Clifford Chance
• Dr Halim Alamsyah, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Indonesia
Dr Mohamad Akram Laldin,Executive Director, International Shari'ah Research Academy for
Islamic Finance
Dr. Mohamed A. Elgari, Shariah Scholar
Dr. Mohammed Daud Bakar, Shariah Scholar
Dr. Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani, Shariah Scholar

Feyzullah Egribotun, Executive Vice President, Asya Katilim Bankasi A.S.
Ijlal Alvi,Chief ExecutiveOfficer, IIFM
Jasseem Ahmed,Secretary General, IFSB
Jervis Rhodes,Head of Corporate Banking,Bank of London and the Middle East
Johnny Russell, Investment Director, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi, CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
Lawrence Oliver, Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DDCAP
Lawrie Chandler, Head of Europe Asset Management, Emirates NBD
Mahmoud Abu Shamma, CEO, IILM
Mike Rainey, Chair,
UKIFS Real Estate Group
Mohieddine Kronfol, CIO Fixed Income and Sukuk, FranklinTempleton Investments (ME)
Mufti Abdul Kadir Barkatulla, Shariah Scholar
Omar Sheikh, Director, Islamic Finance Council (IFC)
Onur Takmak, Principal, RHEA Asset Management
Peter Paul Pardi,
Formerly Arcapita Private Equity
Qudeer Latif, Partner, Clifford Chance
Rajit Nanda, Chief Financial Officer, ACWA Power International
Wayne Upton, Director of International Activities,
International Accounting Standards Board
Sheikh Bilal Khan, Shariah Scholar & Executive Director, IFEC
Sheikh Esam M. Ishaq, Shariah Scholar
Sheikh Nizam Yaquby, Shariah Scholar
Sohail Jaffer, Partner, International Business Development, FWU International
Yahya Jalil, Managing Director of Private Equity,
The National Investor

***Latest speakers announced include***
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
, Executive Director & CEO,
CIMB Islamic
Mohamed Virani, Director, Head of Islamic Products, Société Générale
Muhammad Noman Ansari, Director Funding & Investments, Head of Corporate Finance, Saudi Telecom Company Sarah Gooden, Partner,
Trowers & Hamlins
Dr. Shahinaz Rashad Abdellatif, Chairman, Egyptian Leasing Association (ELA) and General Manager, Metropolitan Consulting
Anouar Adham, Head of Asset Management, QIB-UK
Shaikh Muddassir Siddiqui
, Partner, Head Islamic Finance - Middle East, SNR Denton

What the industry said about the 10th Anniversary Islamic Finance Summit

 ‘Islamic finance conferences are probably the most important stimulus in the world to adopt Shariah compliance in investments’
Tony Czarnecki, Managing Partner, Sustensis
‘An impressive gathering of industry professionals’
Dr Adnan Aziz, Head of Business Development, BMB Islamic UK
‘A superb mix of industry professionals and experts tackling aspects that were interesting and thought provoking’
Samiul Siddique, Director, Fyshe Crestar
‘The most comprehensive event on Islamic finance. You can find most, if not all, questions answered here.’
Omer Erdogan, Assistant Chief, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
‘It was brilliantly co-ordinated with the breadth of expertise on the panel and good administration from organiser’
Bilal Ahmed Khan, Shariah Scholar, Islamic Finance Education Council
‘Euromoney provides THE annual event for the Islamic Finance industry’
Andrew Roberts, General Counsel, Fontenergy Limited
‘The 10th Anniversary Islamic Finance Summit Successfully integrated both theory and practice of Islamic Finance’
Abdel Hamid El Kafrawy, Finance Officer and Licensed Director, Yusr Islamic Investment Bank

For further information, please contact Charles Gould,