Co-hosted by: Zaid Ibrahim & Co;
Sponsored by: Aseambankers (Maybank Group)
In cooperation with: Ministry of Finance; Bank of Thailand; Islamic Bank of
9.00 Conference and Sponsor Introduction: Mr. Chew Seng Kok, Managing Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co; Mr. Surachet Chaipatamanont, Chief Executive Officer, Aseambankers; Mr. Steve Buckley, Director, UK Trade and Investment
9.15 Keynote address: H.E. Mr. Sommai Phasee, Deputy Minister of Finance
9.45 Overview of Islamic Finance – Central Bank Perspective: Mr. Muhammad bin Ibrahim, Assistant Governor,
10.45 Overview of Islamic Finance – Legal Perspective: Dato? Dr. Nik Norzrul Thani, Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.;
Dr. Aida Othman, Senior Associate, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
11.30 Islamic Finance in Thailand – Current State and Future Prospects: Mr. Kitti Patpong Pibul, Chairman, Islamic Bank of
13.30 Case Study – Structuring Islamic Financing Transactions: Mr. Wan Asmani Wan Ahmed, Head, Islamic Capital Markets, Aseambankers; Mr. Megat Hizaini bin Hassan, Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
14.15 Trends in Islamic Finance – Critical Success Factors: Dato? Mohd Razif bin Abdul Kadir, Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia; Mr. Ibrahim Hassan, Head, Islamic Banking, Maybank; Mr. Douglas Jackson, Managing Director, A.T. Kearney; Mr. Agil Natt, CEO, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
15.30 Panel Discussion: Making Islamic Finance Work in Thailand: Mr. Dheerasak Suwannayos, Acting President, Islamic Bank of Thailand; Dato? Dr. Nik Norzrul Thani, Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.; Mr. Surachet Chaipatamanont, CEO, Aseambankers; Mr. Agil Natt, CEO, INCEIF; Mr. Marcus Hurry, CEO Thailand, HSBC
16.30 End of conference
The worldwide development of Islamic finance has, in recent years, become spectacular, making this sector one of the fastest growing throughout the financial world. The Arabian Gulf area, the world?s largest source of surplus investment funds, has experienced dramatic development of Shari?ah compliant financing; the City of London, the hub of world financial innovation, now considers Islamic finance as a prime area of concentration; in Malaysia and Indonesia, Islamic finance is a major and fast growing part of the overall banking sector, used by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
However interest is growing, and there is now a curiosity among bankers, financiers, property developers, and infrastructure promoters, about the benefits that Islamic finance may offer. The major educational institution the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance is establishing a
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