Malaysia, with an Islamic banking sector of about $43 billion, has been a pioneer in Islamic finance in Southeast Asia where as philippines, Singapore and Thailand have relatively small Islamic banking sectors, matching the smaller Muslim populations in these countries.
The Malaysian government has recently made the announcement that it will introduce several key measures to support the speedy development of Islamic finance. The announcement has been welcomed by the Islamic financial industry.
Malaysian prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak confirmed in his 2010 budget speech that the government is to extend existing tax incentives for Islamic finance for another five years.
Fleming Gulf announces the inaugural Asia Islamic Banking Conference in supported by Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) initiative on 5-7 July 2010 at Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia. Leaders from key Islamic Financial institutions from Malaysia, Singapore, India, philippines, pakistan, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, U.A.E, U.K and U.S.A, will discuss the following:
Islamic Banking Opportunities in Asia : Focus Japan
Indonesian Islamic Banking Expansion
Creating and sustaining talents in Islamic Banking
Islamic Treasury product Development
Islamic Microfinance: Balancing between Business and Social Responsibility
Risk Management In Islamic Banking&&
Hear From the Key Speakers and panellists&
Dr. Muliaman D. Hadad, Bank Indonesia , Deputy Governor
Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin, Bank Negara Malaysia, Director-Islamic Banking and Takaful Department
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Azrulnizam Abdul Aziz, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Chief Executive Officer
Shri K. Rahman Khan, Rajya Sabha, Government of India, Hon'ble Deputy Chairman
Jamelah Jamaluddin, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad, Chief Executive Officer
Fozia Amanulla, EONCAp Islamic Bank Berhad, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Syed Tariq Husain, Emirates Global Islamic Bank Limited pakistan, president and CEO
Etsuaki Yoshida, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
prasanna Seshachellam, DFSA, Associate Director, Supervision
Dr. Necdet Sensoy, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Member of the Board
Datuk Mohamed Azahari bin Mohamed Kamil, Asian Finance Bank Berhad, Chief Executive Officer
The event is also supported by Asian Bankers Association, Bahrain Association of Banks, International Compliance Association and International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance.