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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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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AYMAN AMIN SEJINY

CEO
Islamic Corporation of the Development of the private sector (ICD)

 


IBRAHIM AL MHEIRI

CEO, Mashreq Al Islami Finance Company Head of Islamic Banking, Mashreq Group

 


FARAH JAAFAR

Managing Director, Chief Communications Officer
Fusang

 


CHETAN PAREKH

Partner

Cedar Management Consulting International

 


JIHAD FAITROUNI

CEO

Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Company (AMAN)

 


SYED MOOSA KALEEM AL-FALAHI

CEO

Islamic Bank of Afghanistan

 


STEVEN WONG WENG LEONG

Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist
China Construction Bank (Malaysia)

 


FAZAL RAHIM ABDUL RAHIM

Senior Vice President - Head of Sharia Control & Issc Secretary

Ajman Bank PJSC

 


Tony Chacko Joseph

Head of Digital Transformation

Ministry of Finance

 


MATTHEW GAMSER

CEO, SME Finance Forum

International Finance Corporation

 


MURTAZA SHAIKHALLY

Associate Partner
Cedar Management Consulting International

 


ALI ALLAWALA

Head Islamic Banking - UAE, & Group Islamic Head of Consumer, Private, and Business 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

 


Mughees Shaukat

Fintech Expert, MIT, USA, Vice Chairman AAOIFI, AEB, Bahrain

Islamic Banking Advisor, Oman

 


Dr. Fatin Al Zadjali

Acting Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Student Affairs & Head-Islamic Finance

CBFS

 


TARIK IMAM

Enterprise Account Executive (MEA)

Nintex

 


OLUBIYI OGUNDEPO

Treasurer

Lotus Bank

 


SALIM AL MAHARBI

CFO

Bank Nizwad

 


AMMAR AHMED

Deputy CEO

Dar Al Sharia Islamic Finance Consultancy

 


MOHAMED AL HASHMI

Head of Compliance

Bank Nizwa

 


FASEEH ELAHI

Vice President

88 Consulting

 


ZUHURSHO RAHMATULLOEV

VCo-founder

Alif Bank OJSC

 


COLIN DAVIDSON

Head of Region

Kani Payments

 


ALI AHMED SIDDIQUE

Sr. Executive Vice President & Head, Product Development & Shariah Compliance (PDSC)

Meezan Bank

 


VIOLA LLEWLLYN

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc.

 


M S BABAR

Advocate & Legal Expert SCP, President, Pak-Malaysia & Pak-Turkey

Association of Legal Experts

 


MOHAMED ROUSHDY

Founder

Fintech Bazaar

 


PAULA TAVANGAR

Portfolio Manager

Swissborg Ventures

 


PRATIK GAURI

Founder & CEO

5ire

 


DR. ORIOL CAUDEVILLA

LL.B., MBA, PhD

FinTech Advisor, Management & Strategy Consultant and Researcher

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