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IFSB Annual Meetings 2018

1st - 3rd May, 2018, Kuwait

IFSB
CBK

Islamic Finance

A Universal Value Proposition

Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) and the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) have the pleasure to invite you to a high-level global conference with the theme “Islamic Finance: A Universal Value Proposition”. The conference will be held on May 02, 2018, in Kuwait City, in conjunction with the IFSB Annual Meetings (1st – 3rd of May, 2018) hosted by the CBK.

Conference Overview

Why Attend?

The conference aims at providing a platform for a global dialogue on financial stability and sustainable economic development through Islamic finance. The conference will place particular emphasis on macro-economic diversifications, building a dynamic and robust regulatory regime, aligning global practices, and addressing the emerging risks facing the Islamic financial services industry.

 

Who Should Attend?

Participation in this conference is expected to include ministers, central bank governors, heads of regulatory and supervisory authorities, international organisations, international standard setting bodies, international rating agencies, conventional and Islamic financial institutions, leading private and public sector executives, Shari’ah scholars, and academics.

About the Organizers

The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is a public institution established by virtue of the Law No. 32 of 1968 concerning Currency, the Central Bank of Kuwait and the Organization of Banking Business and commenced operation on the 1st of April 1969. The CBK’s broad responsibilities include among others, the issuance of banknotes and coins, setting and implementing monetary policy, and regulating and supervising banking activities in the State of Kuwait. More Info

The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is an international standard-setting organisation that promotes and enhances the soundness and stability of the Islamic financial services industry by issuing global prudential standards and guiding principles for the industry, broadly defined to include banking, capital markets and insurance sectors. More Info

Plenary Session

Opening Address

H.E. DR. NAYEF AL-HAJRAF

Representative of His Highness the Amir
Minister of Finance
Kuwait

Keynote Address

H.E. DR. MOHAMMAD Y. AL-HASHEL

Governor
Central Bank of Kuwait &
Chairman of IFSB 2018

Welcome Address

DR. BELLO LAWAL DANBATTA

Secretary-General
Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

Speakers

H.E. Rasheed M. Al Maraj

H.E. Rasheed M. Al Maraj

Governor

Central Bank of Bahrain

Dr. Wimboh Santoso

Dr. Wimboh Santoso

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners

Financial Services Authority, Indonesia

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey

Governor

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori

H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori

Governor

Central Bank of the UAE

Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

Senior Vice President

The World Bank Group

Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta

Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta

Secretary-General

Islamic Financial Services Board

Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour

Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour

Deputy Governor

Bank Negara Malaysia

Abdoul Aziz Ba

Abdoul Aziz Ba

Acting Chief Executive Officer

International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation

Peter Kruschel

Peter Kruschel

Director

Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Germany

Noel Reynolds

Noel Reynolds

Member of the Secretariat

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

Anwar Bukhamseen

Anwar Bukhamseen

Board Member

Kuwait International Bank, Kuwait

Hamad Al-Marzouq

Hamad Al-Marzouq

Chairman

Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait

Adel Al-Majed

Adel Al-Majed

Vice Chairman and CEO

Boubyan Bank, Kuwait

Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh

Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh

Group CEO

Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

CEO

Mashreq Group, UAE

Rafe Haneef

Rafe Haneef

CEO

CIMB Islamic Bank, Malaysia

Abdulmohsen A. Al-Fares

Abdulmohsen A. Al-Fares

Managing Director & CEO

Alinma Bank, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohamed Damak

Dr. Mohamed Damak

Senior Director & Global Head of Islamic Finance

Standard & Poor's, UAE

Dilip Rao

Dilip Rao

Global Head Infrastructure Innovation

Ripple, USA

Moderators

Axel Threlfall

Axel Threlfall

Editor at Large

Reuters

Yousef J. Al-Obaid

Yousef J. Al-Obaid

Deputy Governor

Central Bank of Kuwait

Khalid Hamad Abdul-Rahman Hamad

Khalid Hamad Abdul-Rahman Hamad

Executive Director - Banking Supervision

Central Bank of Bahrain

Agenda

Day 1

1st May, 2018

10th IFSB Public Lecture on Financial Policy and Stability

IFSB Members & Industry Engagement Sessions

Day 2

2nd May, 2018

CBK-IFSB Conference on Islamic Finance

Day 3

3rd May, 2018

32nd Meeting of the IFSB Council

16th IFSB General Assembly

Attendance is for Members of the IFSB only

01May, 2018
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Country Showcases08:30 ‑ 16:00
210th IFSB Public Lecture on Financial Policy and Stability
3Registration08:00 ‑ 08:30
4Opening & Welcoming AddressesWaleed Al Awadhi 08:30 ‑ 08:45
5Lecture 1: Financial Stability and Islamic Finance Dr. Monzer Kahf 08:45 ‑ 10:00
6Coffee Break & Networking10:00 - 10:30
7Lecture 2: Islamic Finance Policies: Implications on Industry StakeholdersDr. Ishrat Husain 10:30 ‑  11:45
8IFSB Members & Industry Engagement Session
9Welcoming Adresses12:15 ‑ 12:30
10Presentation on Key Developments in the Global Islamic Finance Industry12:30 ‑ 12:50
11Interactive Session12:50 ‑ 14:00
12Lunch14:00
03May, 2018
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Country Showcases08:30 ‑ 16:00
232nd Meeting of the Council of the IFSB08:30 ‑ 13:00
3Lunch13:00 ‑ 14:00
416th General Assembly of the IFSB14:00 ‑ 15:15

Partners and Sponsors

Kuwait International Bank
Kuwait Finance House
Boubyan Bank
Warba Bank
ahli united bank

Venue

The IFSB Annual Meetings 2018 will take place in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

The IFSB Annual Meetings and Side Events will be held at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya from 1– 3 May 2018.

Discover one of the leading urban centres of the Middle East through the sophisticated lens of Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya. Located in the northwest corner of the Arabian Gulf on Kuwait Bay, Kuwait City is the economic, cultural and political capital of Kuwait – a country with a population of about four million people. This business-oriented city mixes modern skyscrapers and classic Islamic architecture, designer shopping malls and traditional street markets. Here in the city centre, our five-star hotel concierge team guides you to the top things to do in Kuwait.

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KUWAIT AT BURJ ALSHAYA

 Al Soor Street, Al Mirqab, PO Box 735, Safat, 13008 Kuwait
Tel. (965) 2200 6000
 Fax. (965) 2200 6010
 Corporate Code: KCB180417

Conference Coordinators

Dr. Jamshaid Anwar Chattha

Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK)

Phone: +965 224 54 694

Email: janwar@cbk.gov.kw

Ms. Siham Ismail

Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

Phone: +603 9195 1430

Email: siham@ifsb.org

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