IIFM Seminar on Islamic Finance: Sukuk and Islamic Trade Finance – Prospects and Challenges

Monday, 05 December 2016
IIFM Seminar on Islamic Finance: Sukuk and Islamic Trade Finance – Prospects and Challenges
Monday, 5th December 2016, Thuraya Ballroom Number 2, ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Morning Refreshments
09:00 - 09:05
Recitation of Holy Quran
09:05 - 09:15
Welcome Address

Mr. Khalid Hamad Abdul Rahman Hamad, Chairman, IIFM, Bahrain

09:15 - 09:30
Keynote Address

H.E. Mr. Mirza Adityaswara, Deputy Governor Senior, Bank Indonesia

09:30 - 10:45
Sukuk Issuance Trends
  • Global Sukuk Market (Domestic and International Issuances & Structural Preferences)
  • Corporate Sukuk Market (Potential and Challenges)
  • Potential for Sukuk in Project/Infrastructure Finance
  • Overall Challenges in Sukuk Issuance (such Asset Based and Asset Backed etc)
  • Lessons learnt from Sukuk Defaults and Restructuring   


Mr. Usman Ahmed, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Citi Bahrain and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Islamic Investment Bank, Bahrain


Dr. Salman Syed Ali, Senior Economist, Islamic Research & Training Institute (IRTI-IDB), Jeddah

Mr. Lilian Le Falher, Executive Manager-Head of Treasury, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets, Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain

Mr. Ismail Dadabhoy, Advisor, IIFM

10:45 - 11:30
Risk Participation in Islamic Trade Finance
  • State of Islamic Trade Finance and Potential
  • Islamic Trade Finance Products and Challenges (Funded and Unfunded)
  • Islamic Risk Participation Agreements – Key Terms
  • Impact of Standardized Risk Participation Agreements on Islamic Trade Finance Segment   


Mr. Moinuddin Malim, Managing Partner, Alternative International Management Services (AIMS), Dubai


Mr. Syed Moosa Kaleem Al-Falahi, Head, Financial Institutions (Africa, Asia & Turkey), Noor Bank, Dubai

Mr. Hussain Habib Al Nattaie, AGM-Head of International Banking, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain

Mr. Cassim Docrat, Director, DDCAP (DIFC) Limited, Dubai

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break and End of Seminar