Richard Melson

November 2005

Islamic Finance Summit



4th Annual Islamic Finance Summit


The Langham Hotel London, 1C Portland Place, Regent Street,

London W1B 1JA, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7636 1000. Fax: +44 20 7323 2340


21 February 2005 22 February 2005 23 February 2005

Event Summary

Developing a comprehenive Islamic financial system

Event Description

New speakers just confirmed:
Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Bahrain Monetary Agency
Atif Abdulmalik, CEO, First Islamic Investment Bank
Michael Hanlon, Managing Director, Islamic Bank of Britain
Nizar Al-Shubaily, Global Head of Islamic Finance, Deutsche Bank AG

Over 230 attendees in 2004!

In the relatively short period of 30 years, Islamic banking, finance and investment management has become firmly established as a significant force in the global economy. Increasingly, conventional bankers are recognising Islamic finance as something they too must take very seriously, understand, and indeed use in their daily business if they are to remain competitive in the future financial landscape.

With estimates of the Islamic finance global market growing at some 15% per annum, I am proud to introduce Euromoney Seminars' 4th Annual Islamic Finance Summit - the event of 2005 that provides highly enlightening discussion on the challenges which confront the market and the obstacles that must be overcome if such a rate of growth is to be sustained.

The programme showcases many of today's talented and inspirational Islamic finance individuals and organisations, and we are proud to welcome speakers from across the globe. It is also my privilege to welcome back our eminent panel of Shari'ah scholars who will take the stage on the morning of the 23rd February to answer delegates’ specific questions on contracts and Shari'ah related matters.

Whether you are firmly established in Islamic finance with an in-depth understanding of Shari'ah principles, or if you want to develop your knowledge of this growth area, the programme has been designed to maximise attendee value. Given that over 230 attendees were at the event in January 2004, representing firms across the Middle East, South East Asia, Europe and North America and early indications are that this figure will increase in 2005, there is only one event you need to attend for all your learning and networking needs - the 4th Annual Islamic Finance Summit, London.

Euromoney Seminars are privileged to welcome an eminent speaker faculty including:
Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Bahrain Monetary Agency
Professor Rifaat Abdel Karim, Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board Mohamad Toufic Kanafani, Chief Executive Officer, Noriba Iqbal Khan, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah

Axel Gühl, Head of Department for Economic Affairs,

Ministry of Finance of Saxony-Anhalt

Pervez Said, Director, Islamic Banking Department,

Advisor to the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan

Dr. Ahmad Jachi, First Vice-Governor, Banque du Liban
Michael Ainley, Head of Wholesale Banks Department, The Financial Services Authority
Ong Chong Tee, Assistant Managing Director Monetary Authority of Singapore

It is a great honour to welcome five Shari’ah Scholars:
Sheikh Nizam Yaquby
Dr. Mohamed A. Elgari
Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo
Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar
Sheikh Dr. M. A. Zaki Badawi

NEW FOR 2005
Concurrent streaming of conference sessions will enable attendees to carefully select topics and discussions most relevant to your needs and interests in the afternoon of both days, while still benefiting from the knowledge of our eminent panel of keynote speakers and Shari’ah scholars that distinguish the plenary sessions that open both conference days.

Also featuring the separately-bookable one-day pre-conference workshop:
An introduction to Islamic banking, finance and investment management
Monday 21st February 2005

Join us also on the evening of the 22nd February 2005 for the separately-bookable charity gala dinner: Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards 2005

Euromoney Islamic Finance Summit 2005

November 18, 2005