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

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
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Event Overview

Islamic finance and banking capital grew from $200 billion to close to $2 trillion and are projected to grow to $3.5 trillion by 2021. The Global Islamic Fintech Report (GIFR) 2021 estimated that last year’s volume of Islamic fintech transactions within Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries was at $49 billion. While the Islamic banking and finance sector surpassed 100 million customers worldwide, the future holds great demand, given the growing number of Muslims worldwide. Middle East 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 Dubai 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 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.

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Panel Discussions

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 


ARIF AMIRI

CEO
Dubai International
Financial Centre

 


IBRAHIM AL MHEIRI

CEO Head of Islamic Banking

Mashreq Al Islami
Finance Company

 


DR MARWAN ALZAROUNI

CEO

Dubai Blockchain Centre

 


FARAH JAAFAR

CEO
Labuan IBFC Incorporated

 


WISSAM FATTOUH

Secretary General

Union of Arab Banks

 


JIHAD FAITROUNI

CEO

Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Company (AMAN)

 


SYED MOOSA KALEEM AL-FALAH

CEO

Islamic Bank of Afghanistan

 


MAISA SHUNNAR

Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Bahrain Islamic Bank

 


MOHAMED ABDEL BARY

Group Chief Financial Officer

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

 


Deepak Khullar

Group Chief Financial Officer

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

 


STEVEN WONG WENG LEONG

Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist
China Construction Bank

 


MUHAMMED RAZA JESSANI

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

 


FAZAL RAHIM ABDUL RAHIM

Vice President - Head of Sharia Control & ISSC Secretary

Ajman Bank PJSC

 


Tony Chacko Joseph

Head of Digital Transformation

Ministry of Finance

 


MATTHEW GAMSERh

CEO, SME Finance Forum

International Finance Corporation

 


SOHAIB AHMED

Director, Islamic Banking

Crédit Agricole CIB

 


SYED MOHAMMAD ALI NAQVI

Head of Artificial Intelligence Data & Analytics

Al Hilal Bank

 


ALI ALLAWALA

Global Head, Islamic Retail Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

 


DR. MOHAMED DAMAK

Senior Director Financial Services / Global Head of Islamic Finance

S&P Global Ratings

 


MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR MUGHAL

Managing Director

AlHuda CIBE FZ LLE – UAE

 


Prof. Aimi Zulhazmi Abdul Rashid

Assoc. Prof.

UniKL Business School

 


DR. ORIOL CAUDEVILLA

LL.B., MBA, PhD

FinTech Advisor, Management & Strategy Consultant and Researcher

Event Agenda

AGENDA DAY ONE

Session 1:Islamic Capital Market Outlook

Schedule

  • Learning from the leaders: Best islamic banking practices in the Middle East
  • Understand trends of Islamic Capital Market and its prospect in 2022-2025
  • Identifying the market risks and solutions of Islamic Banking
  • Developing A Robust Shariَ 'ah Governance Framework

    Enhancing confidence and greater independence of Sharıَ ’ah decisions in line with international best practices

    Regulating the work of Sharıَ’ah Committees at financial institutions

    Reaching the double-digit growth for Islamic banks despite pandemic

    Additional Licensing Guidelines and Criteria for Digital-only Banks

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

    Regulating ICM, legal and tax framework

  • Networking and Coffee Break
Session 2Financial Inclusion

Schedule

  • Powering SME finance and financial inclusion though Islamic finance
  • Waqf commercialisation and its sustainability

    Strategies to strengthen the effectiveness of Waqf utilisation

    Identifying new methods to utilize Waqf and improve its sustainability

    Management and governance to ensure efficient, transparent and professional management of Waqf assets

    Global Waqf and its success stories

  • The Convergence of Sharia and ESG investments - Sustainable Sharia Investment

    Impact of the operations on the environment, contributions to social justice and the local economy

    Sustainable investments in line with their post-pandemic values

  • CFO Panel: Implementing framework agreements through Islamic finance principles support main industrial sectors

    Impact of Islamic finance on driving FDI in the region

    Islamic finance a vital innovative financing modality to fill the SDGs funding gap

  • Islamic Micro Financing

    Innovative and effective methods for reaching out to the underserved, unbanked and severely impacted segments of society during this pandemic and beyond.

  • Networking and Lunch Break
Session 3Digital Transformation

Schedule

  • Islamic Finance’s Take on Fintech During a Pandemic
  • Adoption of new technologies in Islamic Capital Market and identifying the enablers:

    Government infrastructure and support, knowledge and human resources

  • Blockchain - opening up a single digital market for Islamic financial products and services
  • Technology Panel : Redefining client journeys and developing more customer oriented value propositions

    Big Data and FinTech in Islamic Finance: The Nexus

    Integrating technologies like AI and RPA to provide customized services Serving technologically-savvy customer base by adopting branchless banking services

    Integrating disruptive technologies into the legacy system for a customized user experience

  • Fintech and Payments: Regulating Digital Payment Services and E-Money

    Open Banking: A business solution for banks and FinTechs to collaborate and offer dedicated services

    Future of digital payments: contactless, mobile wallets, internet payments. What’s next?

    The growing trend adoption of real-time payments in the Middle East

  • Tech Talk: Leveraging Data analytics in Islamic finance to mitigate risks
  • Impact of Islamic Banking Digitization on Customer Experience
  • Networking and Coffee Break

AGENDA DAY TWO

Session 4:Takaful

Schedule

  • How do we access low-income groups with Microtakaful

    Developing products which truly benefit people and bring life to the concept of people helping people

  • Key Issues and Challenges of IFRS 17 Implementation in the Middle East
  • Takaful – Moving from “Adopting Taawun” to “Enabling Taawun”
  • Panel Discussion - GCC Takaful: Sustaining growth momentum and the future of M&A

    What were the salient challenges of takaful development

    What were the key success factors?

  • Green Takaful - Role of Islamic Finance in Addressing Green Issues
  • Networking and Coffee Break
Session 5Supporting Covid-19 Recovery

Schedule

  • Lessons Learnt from COVID-19: SME Development and role of MOE in creating entrepreneur opportunities
  • The Changing Dynamic of Payment Systems in Post Pandemic Era

    Introduction of latest innovations such as AI and Machine Learning in digital payment gateways for better customer experience across sectors

    Increasing inclination of users towards digital payments during the COVID-19 phase

    Adding digital payment solutions to Islamic banking to attract more customers by offering convenience

  • Panel Discussion: Green, Transition and Sustainability-Linked Finance and Investment Shariah Compliant Options

    Green Sukuk offer in relation to transition and sustainability-linked initiatives

    Financing of Shariah compliant assets continue to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs and towards the Paris Accord

  • Islamic finance tools that can support government pandemic recovery efforts

    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

    The need of Zakãh + Sadaqat to provide aid while emerging from the pandemic

Session 6Women in Islamic Banking and Finance

Schedule

  • Islamic Finance and Empowerment of Women
  • Keynote: Empowering women in banking and finance across the region
  • Women in Islamic Finance Panel: Women in Islamic Finance & Islamic Economy: Unlocking Talent

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