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Sunday, 19 October 2008

Kuala Lumpur to Host The 2nd Global Islamic Finance Conference end of October 2008

Building on the success of 2006 inaugural conference, the 2nd Global Islamic Finance Conference (GIFC2008), to be held on 29-30 of October at the Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will convene more than 200 senior executive delegates representing the financial institutions, private corporations, government departments, legal firms and other institutions from around the world.

Organised by GlobalPro Consulting and supported by Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia (Institute of Bankers Malaysia), the conference will address the global development, latest Islamic financial instruments and innovations, issues, prospect and challenges faced by Islamic banking, finance, capital market and takaful institutions. Industry experts, practitioners, Shariah advisors and regulators from various countries will address latest topics and issues in Islamic finance.

The Honourable Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia will deliver the keynote address entitled “Evolution and Opportunities of Islamic Finance” at the opening ceremony of GIFC2008.

Topics to be discussed include ensuring shariah compliant islamic finance instruments and services, product development and implementation of Islamic finance, commodity murabahah, sukuk, takaful, Islamic venture capital and private equity, risk analysis of Islamic banking, foundation of Islamic derivatives & structured product, issues on accounting and auditing for Islamic financial institutions, celestial management and their application in Islamic financial services, legal issues and challenges in Islamic finance and dispute settlement in Islamic finance. A forum entitled “Development and Challenges in Islamic Finance” will be held at the end of the conference.

The conference will feature a panel of distinguished local and international speakers, moderators and panelists ranging from top industry leaders, regulators to renowned scholars.

For further information, please contact the organiser at 603-9171 0990 (email: / website:

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