8th SLBFI Conference “Converging towards common goals”

An avowed intention to launch a formal Association at the 7th SLIBFI Conference has come to fruition with the launch of the Association of Alternate Financial Institutions (AAFI). With representation from all segments of the industry, straddling Banking, Takaful, Leasing and Capital Markets, AAFI is set to blaze a new path in the IBF industry in Sri Lanka.

 

The 8th SLIBFI Conference, scheduled for 17th May 2016 is expected to cover new ground, and, importantly, from a fresh perspective. New players will discuss contemporary issues with some of the veterans of the industry in a series of panel discussions. These would encompass most of the latest developments in the industry, not least of which would be the Sukuk, which has gained fresh momentum as a result of the Budget Speech by the Hon. Minister of Finance, in which the subject enjoyed special mention. The IBF industry’s contribution to the overall economy would also be discussed, whilst the increasing importance of Managing Risk in IFI’s, Marketing and New Product Development, and HR, are some of the discussions that would feature prominently.

 

OUR SPEAKERS ON BOARD THUS FAR……………….

(In Alphabetical order)

 

Azad Zaheed, Associate Director, Adl Capital

Fazly Marikar, Head of Strategic Planning & New Product Initiatives, Amana Bank

Feroza Ameen – Chief Manager, Al Adalah, Commercial Bank

Hussain Buhary, Executive Director /CEO, Asset Link

Imruz Kamil, Head of Islamic Finance, ARIJ Richard Peiris

Krishan Thilakaratne – General Manager, Al-Falaah LOFC

Mohamed Azmeer, CEO, Amana Bank

Muath Mubarak, Lecturer, First Global Academy

Nadheer Siddeeq, Manager, Al Falaah Takaful – LOLC General Insurance

Naushervan Beg, Senior Member, Financial Services & Capital Markets Industry

Nazeefa Fowzer, Lecturer- Business School, APIIT

Nimalika Sooriyaarachchi, AGM, Amana Takaful

Preeni Dunuwille Koralege, Chief Compliance Officer & Company Secretary, Amana Bank

Reyaz Mihular, Managing Partner, KPMG

Rifka Ziyard, Senior Manager – Tax & Regulatory, KPMG

Sabri Cader, Associate Director, Adl Capital

Safah Amjad, Legal & Research Associate, GIH Capital

Sarah Afker, Director – Tax & Regulatory, BDO Partners

Shiraz Refai, Chief Manager, Al Falaah Islamic Banking Unit, LOFC

Sideeque Akbar, Head of Consumer Banking & Corporate Communication, Amana Bank

Suresh Perera, Principal – Tax & Regulatory, KPMG

Yasir Maqbool, Regional Head Risk – Sri Lanka & Maldives, HBL

 

 

THE P R O G R A M M E

8.30 a.m. Registration
9.00 a.m. WELCOME ADDRESS
9.15 a.m. ADDRESS BY CHIEF GUEST
9.35 a.m. KEY NOTE ADDRESS
10.00 a.m. ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF AAFI
10.15 a.m.

 

Session 1 – CEO ROUNDTABLE – Contributing to Sri Lanka’s growth agenda

·    How IBF industry can contributing to the economic growth

·    Ail the current crisis

·    Has the potential been fully tapped?

·    IDB membership to assist the economy?

·    Barriers for entry to the IBF industry?

11.00 a.m. Refreshments & Networking Break

11.30 a.m.
Session 2 – Female minority in IBF

·    Unrepresented or untapped?

·    Bottlenecks

·    Forging a career in Islamic Finance


12.15 p.m.
Session 3 – Sukuks and Shariah compliant debt product- from Theory to Practice

·   Islamic Debt – producing an alternative to the conventional debenture

·   Government policy on Sukuks

·   Drawing experiences from other regions

·   Laws that need to be amended to accommodate Sukuks, Securitizations.

·   Listing of Sukuks and Islamic debt products on the CSE

1.00 p.m. Lunch Break & Dhuhr Prayers
2.15 p.m. Presentation: Managing Risk in an IFI
2.30 p.m. Session 4 – Evaluating the IBF – Ansoff Matrix

·       Market penetration – what has been done to attract the full potential?

·       Market development – Is Sri Lanka’s IBF ready to penetrate into other regions

·       Product Development – REITS, Credit Cards where do we stand?

·       Diversification – Are we losing focus?

·       Is a shift needed?

·       AAFI role in IBF development

3.15 p.m. Presentation – Islamic Microfinance
3.30 p.m. Refreshments & Asr Prayers
3.50 p.m. Session 5 – Intellectual Capital

·       Does the IBF have sufficient skilled labour?

·       Skills and expectations gap

·       The need for a standard paper qualification

·       Challenges faced and how they were overcome…. Or were they?

4.30 p.m. Q & A with Shariah Advisors & Consultants

 5.00 p.m.
Close of Conference

Please note: The Organisers reserve the right to make any amendments to the programme, if required.

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