4th & 5th NOVEMBER 2015, DJIBOUTI PALACE KEMPINSKI, DJIBOUTI
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INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC BANKING SUMMIT AFRICA
4th & 5th NOVEMBER 2015, DJIBOUTI PALACE KEMPINSKI, DJIBOUTI
Boosting Economic Development and Trade & Investment between Africa and OIC markets through Islamic Finance.
A new platform for a high growth Africa
Created in collaboration with THE BUSINESS OF GOOD
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Under the Patronage of H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
President of the Republic of Djibouti, Head of Government
AFRICA: A NEW WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY
DJIBOUTI: A NEW HUB FOR GROWTH
H.E. Ahmed Osman, Governor, Central Bank of Djibouti
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A NEW PLATFORM FOR A HIGH GROWTH AFRICA



2
Days
20+
Speakers
10+
Panel Discussions
3
Keynote Addresses
1
Presidential Address
4
Technical Workshops
200+
International Attendees

Full Schedule

Conference Agenda
CONFERENCE THEME
'Boosting Economic Development and Trade & Investment between Africa and OIC markets through Islamic Finance'
Wednesday 4th November 2015
LOCATION: Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Nakheel Ballroom, DJIBOUTI
08:00 - 09:00
Registration & Welcome to the Conference
09:00 - 9:05
Opening Session Introducer:
Ali Afshar, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services
09:05 - 09:20
OPENING PLENARY: Advancing the Africa Growth Story
What lessons have been learnt and what new opportunities can be reaped?
Opening Keynote Speaker:
Admassu Yilma Tadesse President and Chief Executive,
PTA Bank
Thought Starters:
- Economic transformation in Africa: Success stories
- New economic development priorities and initiatives
- Reaping the benefits of greater regional integration within Africa and increasing economic ties with international markets
09:20 - 09:50
KEYNOTE SESSION: Regulatory and Multi-lateral Institutions in Africa
How can key regulatory and multi-lateral institutions further boost the development of Islamic finance in Africa?
Keynote Speakers:
H.E. Ahmed Osman, Governor, Central Bank of Djibouti
Ijlal Alvi, Chief Executive Officer, The International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM)
Thought Starters:
- Creating a solid foundation for the further development of Islamic finance in Africa
- What have regulators achieved in key countries across the continent and what still needs to be done?
- What are the leading multi-lateral institutions doing to drive the development of Islamic finance in Africa?
- Connecting Africa to the world of Islamic finance
09:50 - 10:10
SPECIAL ADDRESS: Assessing the Challenges Facing Islamic Finance
Speaker:
Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi,
Managing Director, Savanna Consultancy
Author, Islamic Banking: Steady in Shaky Times?
10:10 - 10:30
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY ADDRESS
H. E. ISMAÏL OMAR GUELLEH, President of the Republic of Djibouti, Head of Government
10:30 - 11:00
Live Innovation Showcase
An opportunity to engage with the latest innovations and developments in Islamic finance from across the world – and network with your peers over informal refreshments
11:00 - 12:00
NEW INSIGHTS, NEW IDEAS: Boosting Trade & Investment Flows
How can Islamic finance lead the way as a catalyst for increased Investment from the Middle East and OIC countries into Africa?
Session Moderator:
William Mullally, Editor - Islamic Business & Finance, CPI Financial

Speakers:
Moawia Ahmed Elamin Abdelrahman, Chief Executive Officer, QIB Sudan
Stephen Vineburg, Chief Executive Officer, ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C. (c)
Nida Fatima Raza, Director of Advisory Services Department, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group
Nur A Mohamed, General Manager, Salaam African Bank
Thought Starters:
- New investment opportunities and priorities across key sectors
- Trade and investment: How can Islamic finance act as a catalyst to usher in a new era of economic growth in Africa?
- Tapping into the resurgence of interest from traditional investors and the Middle East markets
12:00 - 12:20
The Role of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa in Development of Finance in sub-Saharan Africa
Session Moderator:
William Mullally, Editor - Islamic Business & Finance, CPI Financial
Speaker:
Dr. Osman H. Saeed, Assistant Director General (Finance), Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
Thought Starters:
- The development of a new Trade Finance and Private Sector programme and how BADEA plan to action it to boost the private sector in Africa - using Islamic finance and conventional modes
12:20 - 13:00
Pinpointing the New Growth Drivers
New insights into the real potential and next wave of opportunities for Islamic Finance in Africa: Which markets, which segments?
Session Moderator:
William Mullally, Editor - Islamic Business & Finance, CPI Financial
Speakers:
Elmi Mohamed Sheikh, CEO/COO,
Trust African Bank Ltd. (Somalia)
Muhammad Kashif, Chief Operating Officer, East Africa Bank

Sukuk: The Jewel in the Islamic Finance Crown
Yasser Saud Dahlawi, Founder and CEO, Shariyah Review Bureau
Thought Starters:
- How can Islamic finance play a greater role in the new growth sectors of telecommunications, resources, agriculture and construction?
- The role of Islamic capital markets in supporting growth in Africa
- Assessing the consumer banking opportunity
13:00 - 13:15
Technology and Islamic Banking in Africa: Fast-Tracking Growth, Innovation and Leadership
Session Moderator:
William Mullally, Editor - Islamic Business & Finance, CPI Financial

Speaker:
Dr. Ismail Ali, Director, Sales Channels, International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS)
Thought Starters:
- How harnessing technology can fast-track business success: The Africa opportunity in Islamic banking
- How can effective and holistic IT systems improve banking efficiency in Africa?
- Aligning technology with strategic goals: Supporting the growth objectives of Islamic banks in Africa
13:15 - 14:30
Summit Luncheon & Networking
14:30 - 15:00
LIVE! INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE: Setting the Standards in Africa
How are key African jurisdictions are changing their regulatory frameworks to adapt to the Islamic finance model? What lessons can be learnt globally and how can African countries smoothly implement regulations in their own jurisdiction?
Session Moderator:
Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services

Panel Members:
Ijlal Alvi, Chief Executive Officer, The International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM)

Dr. Ahmed Abdalleh Fahad, Head of Shari’a Compliance, Seera Investment Bank B.S.C. (c)

Hussein Soyan, Chief Executive Officer, Soyan Financial Consultancy Ltd
Thought Starters:
- Adapting the regulatory architecture to better accommodate Islamic finance in Africa
- Standardisation across products and Sharia
- What lessons can be learnt from other international markets?
15:00 - 15:15
Governance and Risk in Africa
Islamic finance and corporate governance: What role can key institutions play in advancing governance in Africa?
Speaker:
Abubaker Bujaasi Mayanja, Managing Partner,
ABL Associates
Thought Starters:
- Advancing corporate governance in Africa
- Addressing governance issues specific to Islamic financial institutions
- Tackling risk in key African markets
- What do key stakeholders need to do?
15:15 - 15:30
Right to Buy Social Housing: Opportunities for Islamic Finance in a New Frontier in the UK Market
Session Moderator:
Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services

Speaker:
Mohamed Ibrahim, Director, MI Advice
15:30 - 15:45
Islamic Microfinance in Africa
Session Moderator:
Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services

Speaker:
Mahdi Mohamed Djama, Director General, Djibouti Social Development Agency
15:45 - 16:00
Banking Sector Stability and Liquidity Stress Testing in The Gambia
Session Moderator:
Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services

Speaker:
Dr. Tamsir Cham, Research Economist, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank
16:00 - 16:30
CONVERSATION CAFE: Bridging the Funding Gap
How can Islamic finance become a solution to increasing capital expenditure requirements in Africa and boost FDI flows?
Session Moderator:
Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services

Panel Members:
Yasser Saud Dahlawi, Founder and CEO, Shariyah Review Bureau

Elmi Mohamed Sheikh, CEO/COO, Trust African Bank Ltd.(Somalia)

Homa-Zahra Fotouhi, Resident Representative- Djibouti, The World Bank
Thought Starters:
- Positioning Islamic finance to support government capital expenditure needs in key African markets
- Islamic finance and the needs of the real economy
- Tapping into Sukuk and the international Islamic capital markets
16:30
End of Summit Day 1
Thursday 5th November 2015 (Practical Workshop Format)
LOCATION: Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Nakheel Ballroom, DJIBOUTI
08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 10:30
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 1: Master Class in Islamic Concepts, Contracts and Governance
Lead Presenter/Trainer:
Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services
Practical Pointers:
- Sharia Law and building block for financial intermediation
- Sharia jurisprudence and basic contractual framework
- Sharia Governance, Supervision and Compliance
- Balance Sheet and use of Islamic Structures
- Comparison between conventional and Islamic products
10:30 - 11:00
Live Innovation Showcase
An opportunity to engage with the latest innovations and developments in Islamic finance from across the world – and network with your peers over informal refreshments
11:00 - 12:30
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 2: Islamic Syndicated Finance: Principles & a Compilation of Case Studies
Lead Presenter/Trainer:
Ali Afshar, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services
Practical Pointers:
- Murabaha finance
- Project finance
- Trade finance
- Contractor finance
- ECA finance
- Ijara finance
12:30 - 13:30
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 3: Essential Elements For Effective Regulatory & Supervisory Framework For Islamic Banking Institutions
– Malaysian Experiences & Approaches
Lead Presenter/Trainer:
Hussein Soyan, Chief Executive Officer, Soyan Financial Consultancy Ltd
Practical Pointers:
- The role of central banks in understanding the unique risks being created by Islamic banking products
- How different are the operations of Islamic banks? (in theory and practice)
- Cross-border presence of Islamic financial conglomerates
- Risk profile of profit-sharing investment risk, risk of trading of physical assets, fiduciary risk in managing customers
- Key ingredients for effective cross-border supervision
- Challenges: Assessing quality of risk management for Islamic banks
13:30 - 14:30
Summit Luncheon & Networking
14:30 - 15:30
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 4: Inside Knowledge on Structuring Sukuk
Lead Presenter/Trainer:
Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services
Practical Pointers:
- Differentiation with Bonds
- Creating the value proposition
- Sukuk Market Trends
- Structuring Sukuk Al Ijarah
- Legal and Sharia Issues
- Sukuk Issuance Process
15:30
End of Summit Day 2
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Confirmed Speakers



PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY ADDRESS
speaker-1
H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
President of the Republic of Djibouti

Head of Government


Keynote Address
speaker-2
H.E. Ahmed Osman
Governor

Central Bank of Djibouti

speaker-4
Admassu Yilma Tadesse
President and Chief Executive

PTA Bank

speaker-4
Ijlal Alvi
Chief Executive Officer

The International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM)


Special Address
speaker-4
Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi
Managing Director

Savanna Consultancy
Author
Islamic Banking: Steady in Shaky Times?


speaker-4
Abubaker Bujaasi Mayanja
Managing Partner

ABL Associates

speaker-4
Moinuddin Malim
Managing Partner

Alternative International Management Services

speaker-4
Ali Afshar
Managing Partner

Alternative International Management Services

speaker-4
Dr. Osman H. Saeed
Assistant Director General (Finance)

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

speaker-4
Stephen Vineburg
Chief Executive Officer

ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C.(c)

speaker-4
William Mullally
Editor - Islamic Business & Finance

CPI Financial

Mahdi Mohamed Djama
Director General

Djibouti Social Development Agency

Muhammad Kashif
Chief Operating Officer

East Africa Bank

Mohamed Ibrahim
Director

MI Advice

Dr. Ismail Ali
Director - Sales Channels

International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS)

speaker-4
Nida Fatima Raza
Director of Advisory Services Department

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group

speaker-4
Dr. Tamsir Cham
Research Economist

Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank

Moawia Ahmed Elamin Abdelrahman
Chief Executive Officer

QIB Sudan

Nur A Mohamed
General Manager

Salaam African Bank

Dr. Ahmed Abdalleh Fahad
Head of Shari’a Compliance

Seera Investment Bank B.S.C. (c)

Yasser Saud Dahlawi
Founder and CEO

Shariyah Review Bureau

Hussein Soyan
Chief Executive Officer

Soyan Financial Consultancy Ltd

Homa-Zahra Fotouhi
Resident Representative - Djibouti

The World Bank

Elmi Mohamed Sheikh
CEO/COO

Trust African Bank Ltd.
(Somalia)

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H.E. Osman - Governor of Djibouti
H.E. Ahmed Osman
Governor
Central Bank of Djibouti

"Djibouti has exciting plans to transform its economy through an ambitious strategic plan: Djibouti 2035, which is based on the 4 key pillars of good governance; private sector led diversification; human capital development in the areas of education and health; and leading the way in strengthening regional integration. The strategically located country on the Horn of Africa already has one of the highest economic growth rates on the continent, with 7% forecast for 2015, and has successfully built the biggest port on the eastern coast while further pursuing its vision of becoming the logistics and commercial hub for the whole of East Africa. Djibouti is already well placed as the shipment port for Ethiopia, the second most populous nation in Africa, and recently concluded a US$2 bn power link that supplies 70% of Djibouti’s electricity needs. Djibouti is also rapidly becoming an important hub for Islamic finance in Africa, with strong support coming from the very top from H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, the President and Head of Government of the Republic of Djibouti and, in less than a decade, Islamic banks have captured a significant share of the market and are providing better access to financing. The Central Bank of Djibouti is leading the way in terms of driving the practical legal and regulatory framework and Djibouti’s strong commitment to Islamic finance is further cemented by its drive to connect with the broader world of Islamic finance as evidenced by the country recently securing membership of both the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), and the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI). Djibouti is well placed to be an exciting growth hub for Islamic finance in Africa over the next few years."

 

H.E. Osman - Governor of Djibouti
Moinuddin Malim
Managing Partner
Alternative International Management Services
H.E. Osman - Governor of Djibouti
Ali Afshar
Managing Partner
Alternative International Management Services

"Africa is home to over a quarter of the global Muslim population and has an increasingly strong and viable market for Islamic financial services and products. While the industry is still in a key development phase, tremendous progress has already been achieved on the continent, with potential for exciting growth across key markets especially in East Africa. With extensive knowledge of regional and international Islamic finance markets, AIMS, a boutique Islamic Advisory Partnership, offers a comprehensive range of advisory services on Islamic banking, investments, and capital markets to an international customer base consisting of high net worth investors, corporates, SMEs, institutional investors, financial institutions, sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities and regulators across all asset classes and industry segments. The International Islamic Banking Summit Africa 2015 will present AIMS with the kind of high profile platform where we can engage key decision-makers and the leading players in the Islamic finance market in Africa and play a role to assist in advancing the industry further on the continent."

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2015 Speakers Presentations

Day 1
SPECIAL ADDRESS: Assessing the Challenges Facing Islamic Finance
Presented by:
Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi
Managing Director
Savanna Consultancy
Author
Islamic Banking: Steady in Shaky Times?

Governance and Risk in Africa
Presented by:
Abubaker Bujaasi Mayanja
Managing Partner
ABL Associates

NEW INSIGHTS, NEW IDEAS: Boosting Trade & Investment Flows
Presented by:
Stephen Vineburg
Chief Executive Officer
ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C.(c)

Islamic Microfinance in Africa
Presented by:
Mahdi Mohamed Djama
Director General
Djibouti Social Development Agency

Pinpointing the New Growth Drivers
Presented by:
Muhammad Kashif
Chief Operating Officer
East Africa Bank

Right to Buy Social Housing: Opportunities for Islamic Finance in a New Frontier in the UK Market
Presented by:
Mohamed Ibrahim
Director
MI Advice

Technology and Islamic Banking in Africa: Fast-Tracking Growth, Innovation and Leadership
Presented by:
Dr. Ismail Ali
Director - Sales Channels
International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS)

NEW INSIGHTS, NEW IDEAS: Boosting Trade & Investment Flows
Presented by:
Nur A Mohamed
General Manager
Salaam African Bank

Pinpointing the New Growth Drivers
Presented by:
Yasser Saud Dahlawi
Founder and CEO
Shariyah Review Bureau

What’s In It For Me? Profiling Opportunity Seeking Customers in Islamic Banking
Presented by:
Dr. Ousmane Seck
Sr. Research Economist
Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank
Day 2
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 1: Master Class in Islamic Concepts, Contracts and Governance
Presented by:
Moinuddin Malim
Managing Partner
Alternative International Management Services

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 4: Inside Knowledge on Structuring Sukuk
Presented by:
Moinuddin Malim
Managing Partner
Alternative International Management Services

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 2: Islamic Syndicated Finance: Principles & a Compilation of Case Studies
Presented by:
Ali Afshar
Managing Partner
Alternative International Management Services

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME 3: Essential Elements For Effective Regulatory & Supervisory Framework For Islamic Banking Institutions
– Malaysian Experiences & Approaches

Presented by:
Hussein Soyan
Chief Executive Officer
Soyan Financial Consultancy Ltd