Richard Melson

January 2006

IIFF

http://www.iiff.com

The Premier Event in Islamic Finance

The International Islamic Finance Forum has its imitators, but in bringing together pioneering international policymakers, business leaders and the world's leading Islamic scholars for open and highly topical debates, the Forum has no equal.

Announcing IIFF In 3 Locations!!!

More Networking More Interaction More Powerful Sessions

IIFF Middle East

19 – 22 March 2006
Dubai

IIFF Asia

12 – 15 June 2006
Singapore

IIFF Europe

20 – 23 November 2006
Zurich or Geneva

Register now and receive 15% discount off the brochure price.

To register, click here: IIFF Middle East, IIFF Asia, IIFF Europe

If you are interested in supporting the event please contact:

Owen Mills
Senior Marketing Manager
Institute for International Research
Dubai - UAE
Tel: +971 4 336 5161 ext 232
Fax: +971 4 335 2711

owen.mills@iirme.com

What People Say:

The International Islamic Finance Forum is the premier

event in this increasingly important financial sector. But don't just take our word for it.

"The International Islamic Finance Forum reflects the growing strength of the Islamic finance industry"
His Excellency Dr Mohammed Khalfan bin Khirbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industry, UAE, and Chairman, Dubai Islamic Bank, UAE

"The International Islamic Finance Forum has become, over time, the Islamic World Economic Forum"
Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Director, Dow Jones Islamic Indexes, USA

"Undoubtedly a benchmark event for Islamic finance conferences"
Sohail Zubairi, Vice President Shariah Structuring, Documentation and Product Development, Dubai Islamic Bank, UAE

"A well organised and scheduled event due to the nature of the panel discussion and delegate involvement"
Hamzah M Dadabhai, Managing Director, Blueskies ISM, UK

"Thank you once again for organizing such an interesting conference. All the people I met were interesting and willing to help me"
Aleksandra Troszkiewicz-Bobrowska, PhD student, Poland

"Congratulations on a very successful forum"
Dawood Y. Taylor, Assistant General Manager Takaful Ta'awuni, Bank Al Jazira, Saudi Arabia

"The organization is excellent"
Mehmet Yilmaz, Chairman, Petrol Insaat Ve Dis Ticaret Ltd., Turkey

Here are the views of just a small sample of participants at the International Islamic Finance Forum in Dubai and Geneva in 2002:

"A superb programme, conveying the core issues of Islamic finance."
Masood
Aijazi, Consultant Financial Instruments, Saudi Economic & Development Co., Saudi Arabia

"Answered a lot of previously unanswered questions."
Hamid Taylor, Senior Vice President Corporate and Commercial Finance, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, UAE

"Thank you so much for your efforts in organising the conference. The speakers were very highly regarded and the location was excellent."
Khaled F. Al-Ghais, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Capital Markets, Germany

"Very informative."
Ahmed Salem Al Enazi, Assistant General Manager, Saudi American Bank, Saudi Arabia

"An interesting and unique event. It allowed me to meet many Shari'ah investors, product developers and competitors. I think the conference was a major success."
James Donald, Portfolio Manager, Lazard Asset Management, USA

"Well organised."
Ghassan Al Thaqeb, Fund Manager, Al Ahlia Investment Co., Kuwait

"Very well done and professional. I learned a lot and it was also great to network with practitioners."
Dr Gayle Russell, Associate Professor of Finance, American University of Sharjah, UAE

"The event wonderfully covered significant organisations and speakers. The speakers were authoritative in their knowledge of all aspects of Islamic finance."
Masood Azhar, Head of Strategic Planning, Commercial Bank of Dubai,
UAE

"A wide range of topics and issues which are relevant and current."
Dr Mohd. Daud Bakar, Dean, International Islamic University, Malaysia

"Well organised, professional and friendly."
Professor Rodney Wilson, Economics Department, University of
Durham, UK

"The arrangements and organisation were perfect."
Nasr Hamed, Financial Controller, Saudi Industrial Services Co., Saudi
Arabia

"Brilliantly organised. Very informative."
Tanweer Contractor, Direct Unit Manager Insurance and Investments, American Life Insurance Company, UAE

"I have made some fabulous contacts. Keep me in the picture."
Susan Trevelyan-Syke, Corporate Director, Sterling Publications
Group, UK

"I want to congratulate IIR. It was a pleasure to be a part of this event, attending the various discussions and also meeting some excellent professionals."
Gohar Bilal, Structured Corporate Finance, United Bank of Kuwait, UK

"IIR had done an excellent job in assembling all the key figures from this increasingly important sector of the financial world and the openness by delegates and speakers alike was highly commendable."
Peter Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, writing in AME Info (www.ameinfo.com), UAE

A Global Islamic Focus

The Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes were created for people who wish to invest according to Islamic investment guidelines. The indexes track Shari`ah compliant stocks from around the world, providing Islamic investors with comprehensive tools based on a truly global investing perspective.

Included in the Islamic Market family of index is the broad DJ Islamic Market Index (DJIM-Global) with 1,600 plus companies with market cap of $9 trillion, from which about 29 Islamic indexes have been created covering all regions, almost all economic sectors, and size breakdown (large, medium and small).

Special care is taken to ensure that all securities selected for the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes are acceptable under Shari`ah Law. To this end, a Shari`ah Board of Islamic scholars has been created to counsel Dow Jones on matters relating to the Shari`ah compliance of the indexes' eligible components.

Established in 1926, FT Business is the specialist publishing business of Financial Times Group, which is owned by Pearson Plc. We have a strong portfolio of magazine brands each targeting specific areas of the financial world. Our strength comes from focusing on these areas and creating a dialogue within those markets through print publications, websites and events. FT Business' array of titles cover the Personal, Retail and Institutional finance sectors and offer you an unrivaled penetration to a wide array of leading finanicial specialists and investors..

FT Business titles include:

The Banker - Investors Chronicle - Investment Adviser - Financial Adviser - Money Management - fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) - PWM - Professional Wealth Management - Pensions Management - Pensions Week - FT Mandate - epn - European Pensions and Investment News - dpn - Deutsche Pensions und Investment Nachrichten - npn - Nederlands Pensioen- en Beleggingsnieuws nrpn

- Nordic Region Pensions and Investment News

THE BANKER MAGAZINE:

OFFICIAL Pre Conference Islamic Finance Supplement: (Published within The Banker Magazine) FT Business is proud to be Official Media Parter for the International Islamic Finance Forum 2005 and this August/September The Banker Magazine will be publishing the official pre-event supplement which will be circulated to the magazines full global circulation.

For further information on the Official Islamic Finance Supplement

or any other titles in the group, please contact:

Luke McGreevy, Regional Director on tel: +971 (0)4 391 4398 or on

luke.mcgreevy@dubaimediacity.net, www.ftbusiness.com www.thebanker.com

IFIS, The No. 1 Reference Resource for the Global Islamic financial system.

IFIS was launched in January 2004. It is a unique global Islamic finance online portal designed to meet the unique requirements of Sharia compliant finance industry participants. It tracks exclusively the developments in the Islamic financial world, globally and is becoming a significant source of information for the global Islamic financial industry. IFIS has specially designed tools to track this information.

Information on –

League Tables for Islamic bonds, Deals & Transactions detailing structure of issues, issuers, term sheets and conditions etc.,

Islamic financial Guidelines and legal content from Regulatory bodies;

Rankings of the top industry players

Database on Top global law firms involved in Islamic finance.

Shariah Rulings, Financial Market information, current news, events, academic and research papers

E-IFIS Weekly Overview

Much more……

Coming Soon …….. Database of Global Islamic Real Estate Transactions

IFIS is a product of ISI Emerging Markets.

Contact details:

MENA - Ahmet Kayhan

P.O. Box 31303, Level 41, Emirates Towers,Sheikh Zayed Road,Dubai, UAE

Voice: (971) 4 319 7469 Fax: (971) 4 319 7474

EUROPE - Manjima Mukherjee

Internet Securities Limited2nd Floor, 71 - 73 Carter Lane London, EC4V 5EX United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7779 8100 Fax: +44 20 7779 8224

ASIA - Pradeep Fernandes

Internet Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd5/F Printing House 6 Duddell Street, Central Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2842 6925 Fax: +852 2842 6938

website: www.securities.com/ifis

email: ifis@securities.com

Media Partners

Established in London in 2000, ABQ Zawya operates the region's premium, most comprehensive business and financial portal, www.zawya.com. Today, zawya.com is the only premium based information platform in the region boasting a global user base of over 108,000 high-end business and financial professionals. We serve hundreds of institutional, corporate, and government clients as premium subscribers, sponsors, and advertisers. They use our site daily to keep them abreast of the latest business and financial news updates; as well as read features, research, prices, statistics and graphs.

ABQ Zawya's mission is to provide the professional and business communities with online information products and services of the highest quality, accuracy and timeliness focusing on the Middle East and North Africa region. In addition to operating zawya.com, ABQ Zawya supplies information and tools to corporate intra-nets and public websites, provides outsourced e-mail marketing solutions and sells subscription-based content for in-depth regional business intelligence under the Zawya Premium and MEES@zawya brands.

Some of the premium Zawya clients are DDIA, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro, Credit Suisse Private Banking, US Treasury board, Arab Banking Corporation, Investcorp, Shuaa Capital, Gulf Investment House, Gulf International Bank, Dubai Bank, National Bank of Dubai, Deloitte & Touche, Marriott hotels, Nokia, BMW, Etisalat and Booz Allen just to name a few.

ABQ Zawya is headquartered in Dubai with sales and support presence in London, Bahrain, Riyadh, and Kuwait

http://www.zawya.com/about/subscription.cfm

Islamic Finance News, is the industry's leading capital markets focused, e-newsletter bringing you unrivalled editorial coverage of the global Islamic financing market.

Islamic Finance News provides you with insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world helping you keep ahead. Industry professionals and leading academics contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you a first hand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from an experts' point of view.

Dinar Standard™ (http://www.dinarstandard.com) is an online publication for businesses in the Muslim world providing actionable insights and resources for competing regionally and globally. Its trademark report, DS100, the Top 100 Businesses of the Muslim World, has become a key competitiveness benchmark. The publication also provides authoritative analysis, expert views, success stories and rankings/lists on topics of business innovation, leadership/ management, finance, marketing/ PR, technology and the Muslim Lifestyle Market™. Readers can subscribe to its free newsletter to keep in touch with latest updates.

FinanceAsia is an intergrated internet and financial publishing company based in Asia. In origin it is the publisher of leading Asian financial monthly FinanceAsia, a magazine dedicated to the Asian capital markets. This award winning magazine has provided intelligent analysis to Asian decision makers since its inception over 7 years ago.

FinanceAsia is an integrated internet and financial publishing company based in Asia. In origin it is the publisher of leading Asian financial monthly FinanceAsia, a magazine dedicated to the Asian capital markets. This award winning magazine has provided intelligent analysis to Asian decision makers since its inception over 7 years ago.

FinanceAsia is audited by BPA and has a readership of 20,180. Around 75% of its readers are Asian decision-makers, particularly CEOs and CFOs. In September 2001, FinanceAsia launched its newest title, PensionAsia - The magazine of Asian investment management, a quarterly. www.FinanceAsia.com was launched in May 2000 and is the definitive homepage for all financial professionals in Asia. A constant stream of real-time analysis and financial tools make it a vital information source for Asian decision makers.

The Middle East North Africa Financial Network, Inc. (MENAFN) is the leading provider of online and wireless financial content and financial technology platforms to institutions and consumers around the Arab world.

Ten out of the largest 12 banks in the Arab world are MENAFN clients in the customized content solutions. Eight out of Saudi Arabia’s 10 commercial banks are clients.

Other services to institutions MENAFN Mobile, customized newsletters, Research, Corporate Monitor and advisory services.

MENAFN’s site www.menafn.com attracts over 400,000 highly targeted visitors regularly. MENAFN’s advertisers promote premium brands using MENAFN channels. MENAFN’s eNewsletter reaches 65,000 subscribers. MENAFN’s content providers exceed 180 and the site is considered a reference by senior executives from key organizations.

For more info, please dial +962 6 5690450 or email us at info@menafn.com

http://www.islamicfinance.de/http://www.islamicfinance.de/

Founded in 2004, "IslamicFinance.de - Executive News" is tracking on a monthly basis the Islamic Finance industry. It covers a media review in a short and comprehensive manner, to be read in less than 15 minutes with a wide range of issues, like trends in the western world, Islamic bonds, real estate, insurance and of course banking. The focus is on deals, companies and people moving the industry. It is a send free of charge to its subscribers and encouraged to distribute and to be shared inside and outside your company. The industry's bulletin is published by Michael Gassner Consultancy in Germany, which is a specialised adviser on product development and structure, training and public relations for financial institutions in Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia as well a provider for direct investment opportunities.

With more than one million users a month worldwide, AME Info is the leading business and financial information website covering the Middle East.

AME Info also publishes a popular free weekly Internet newsletter with 92,000 subscribers, and hosts AME Info FN, the region’s best-read financial website, with 1.4 million page views a month.

Independently-produced content from AME Info FN is sold to other websites such as MSN Arabia. For the whole of 2003 AME Info is advertising three or four times a day on CNN International, and its green-matrix TV commercial has become well known to viewers.

BANCO (www.banco.ch) is the only independant Swiss finance magazine and the most specialized media on mutual funds and asset management. It is available in French or German. With a print-run of 20'000 per issue, BANCO is mainly read by institutional investors and high net worth individuals.

The newsletter BANCOhedge (www.bancohedge.ch) was launched in 2004 to meet the needs of institutional investors in the field of hedge funds. BANCOhedge is the reference for the Swiss hedge funds market. Also available in French or German.

Arabies Trends is the international magazine on Arab affairs. Launched in 1998, through Arabies - the leading French-speaking magazine on Arab affairs, it has evolved into an essential tool for business and political leaders around the world. Published in Paris, and distributed mainly in the Middle East, it offers top quality information, with an informed, un-biased outlook. Arabies Trends reports and analyzes the events shaping the political, social, and economic attitudes of the Arab Gulf, and the Middle East. Each month, the magazine features a number of interviews with global leaders, enhancing understanding in the international community. In January 2005, Arabies Trends was the only magazine representing the Arab World at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Saneou Al Hadath speaks to the Arab audience of the Gulf States. An accessible and easy to read monthly magazine which looks at current events and business news that affect people's everyday lives, Saneou Al Hadath talks about products we use, companies we know, and people we hear of. It aims to inform its public, and to inspire them through success stories of men and women who made it big.

Saneou Al Hadath takes pride in its in-depth research, objective reporting, and unique European concept within an Arabic context. The magazine has had incredible success in the GCC; the UAE and Saudi Arabia in particular.

For further information, please contact:

Nina Trojanovic
Public Relations Manager
MEDIALEADER
Dubai Media City
Building 5, # 310
(T) 971 4 391-0760
(F) 971 4 390-8737

Islamic Finance Interactive (IFI), one of the leading publications on Islamic banking and finance industry, is read by senior executives and key decision-makers in Southeast Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world. IFI's featured newsletters cover major developments in Islamic capital markets, Islamic products and services and perspectives on Islamic Shariah, regulatory issues and other related topics. IFI is published by Emerging Finance, Singapore. To findout more about us visit us at www.emergingfinance.com .

For advertising opportunities please contact us at editor@emergingfinance.com +65-90287115

Al-Bank Wal-Mustathmer has been published since January 1998 by MagaNews as a monthly Arabic economic magazine that provides a survey of Lebanese and Arab economic activities with particular emphasis on Banking, Investment and Finance. The magazine is financially independent which gives the reader a full coverage of international markets on global basis.

It is a specialized magazine essential for top decision makers (Managers, Arab Bankers and Investors as well as finance-related corporations).

Al-Bank Wal-Mustathmer magazine -through its working team- is looking forward to achieve its approaches on a larger scale as a trial to deliver the latest economic news and events to all the decision-maker in the Arab world. The magazine is distributed on the Middle East & Syrian Airlines.

The Asian Banker, headquartered in Singapore with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and San Francisco, is the foremost provider of integrated business intelligence to the financial services industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

The mission of The Asian Banker is to chart developments in the industry, identify best practices, and provide value-added information to support senior decision-makers in the region's financial institutions, central banks, and other related institutions.

The company delivers strategic intelligence and research services via its three core products and services: research, publications and forums. For more information, please visit http://www.theasianbanker.com

With more than one million users a month worldwide, AME Info is the leading business and financial information website covering the Middle East.

AME Info also publishes a popular free weekly Internet newsletter with 92,000 subscribers, and hosts AME Info FN, the region’s best-read financial website, with 1.4 million page views a month.

Independently-produced content from AME Info FN is sold to other websites such as MSN Arabia. For the whole of 2003 AME Info is advertising three or four times a day on CNN International, and its green-matrix TV commercial has become well known to viewers.

Eurekahedge Products is the world’s largest independent hedge fund research company. Dedicated to the collation, development and continuous improvement of alternative investment data, we publish our research in hard copy directories and disseminate it through a variety of data products. We have evolved into a market leader in less than four years: from our first single manager directory covering 162 funds, we have aggressively grown our research data banks to now maintaining data on 9,500 hedge funds and disseminating information on 7,500 alternative funds globally representing US$800bn.

We have also launched the world’s largest suite of about 150 indices including sub-indices by strategies, regions and AUM.

Eurekahedge has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo and New York. Eurekahedge also provides consultancy, marketing and a hedge fund hotel in Singapore.

For more information, please contact Alexander Mearns, alex@eurekahedge.com, in Singapore on +65 6212 0924

Owen Mills

Senior Marketing Manager

Institute for International Research

Dubai - UAE

Tel: +971 4 336 5161 ext 232

Fax: +971 4 335 2711

owen.mills@iirme.com

International Islamic Finance Forum

January 10, 2006