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FINANCING THE FUTURE 1st Annual Islamic Project Finance and Islamic Trade Finance Summit Date: 11th & 12th December 2011

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The aim of this Summit is to provide a thorough overview of the core principles and practice of Islamic Project Finance and Trade Finance opportunities worldwide. This Summit is case oriented, providing delegates with practical insight into various Islamic Project Financing Structures which are currently in the market. By the end of the conference, delegates should have a greater appreciation of the various structural considerations as well as a thorough understanding of the risks associated with project and trade finance. Through a mixture of formal presentations, practice discussions, examples of various business sectors, exercises of multi-sourced financing, and active participation, delegates will be exposed to a wide range of factors involved in evaluating projects and analyzing project finance cash flows.

Gathering World Leaders The seminar is expected to attract around 200 international and regional industry leaders including project financiers and investors as well as leading developers representing real estate, energy and other key infrastructure sectors. International and regional speakers will pinpoint new growth prospects for Islamic project finance and provide key insights into the next generation of Islamic Project finance solutions. Participants will not only hear from some of the leading minds in the industry, but will also be able to put questions to the experts and take part in lively debates. The programe has been designed to include as many networking opportunities as possible to enable you to share your goals, challenges and experiences with the conference faculty as well as your peers.

Global Islamic Finance Awards of the Decade The need for the Islamic finance industry to innovate original and genuinely Shariah-compatible products is widely acknowledged. Not only is innovation necessary to compete with the conventional finance sector, but it could also help the Islamic finance industry to work together with its conventional counterparts in order to create a more sustainable, ethical financial system worldwide. Leaders in Islamic banks, Takaful firms and Shariah-compliant investment companies play a major part in the process of innovation, inspiring everyone involved in their organisation. As such as a leader it is paramount that you have access to resources that can in turn inspire you and inform your ideas. Our primary aim is to reward institutions and individuals for demonstrable achievement in promoting and developing the Islamic finance market regionally and internationally. The Awards are open to everyone involved in the Islamic finance and banking industry. Winning a Global Islamic Finance Award demonstrates that your company is leading the world in its innovative thinking, ethical approach, and that your team is delivering effective, impactful solutions to the Islamic financial market.

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Awards of the Decade Categories: • • • • •

Best Islamic Bank of the Decade Best Islamic Investment Bank of the Decade Best Islamic Window of the Decade Best Technology Provider of the Decade Most Innovative Islamic Finance Institution of the Decade

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Best Islamic Takaful Operator of the Decade Best International Deal of the Decade Best Law Firm of the Decade Outstanding Achievements Award of the Decade Best Financial Centre Promoting Islamic Business of the Decade

Profile of Delegates: • CEOs • CFOs • Presidents and Head of Project finance from Petrochemical, Water, Power, Hospitality industries • Project development and finance lawyers; • Importer & Exporters • Trade Financiers • Transaction lawyers in energy, water and other infra-

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structure sectors Investment and Commercial Bankers Islamic bankers Financial and legal consultants Rating Analysts Government Officials Insurers

Key features: • The Big Debate how to improve trade and project financing in Islamic finance • Awards of the Decade Ceremony celebrating the past decade of Islamic finance

• Launch of Top Islamic Finance Institutions Ranking • Launch of Top Most Influential People in Islamic Finance

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Day One – Islamic Project Finance 8.45 – 9.30 Coffee & Registration 9.30 – Welcome Remarks 9.45 – 10.15 Session 1 – Presentation Understanding the principle of Shari’ah Compliant Project Finance

11.30 – 12.00 Panel discussion Sector focus: Petrochemicals •

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The key features of Project Financing How to manage Islamic Finance project risks - how to identify, assess and allocate project risks amongst different risk sharing partners The full range of Islamic Project Financing structures and products How to structure projects in Islamic Project Financing- why do firms use off-balance sheet project finance instead of on-balance sheet corporate finance?

10.15 – 10.45 Panel discussion Syndication in Shari’ah Compliant Project Finance: Discussing the return of underwriting, market risk and liquidity issues • • •

Is long term capital markets strategy essential for successful syndications? Is syndication constrained in this market due to the absence of a formal and active secondary market platform? What is the future of syndication in the wake of less credit availability; higher costs of borrowing; and tighter lending standards? Will refinancing stipulations in conjunction with mini-perm structures enable the revival of syndications?

Methods and criteria for securing Islamic financing in petrochemical projects Is Islamic project financing still the best structure? What the current financing trends?

12.00 – 12.30 Panel discussion Sector focus: Transport and social infrastructure • • •

Financing structures currently being used in infrastructure projects – setting the standard Analysing the shifting trend and benefits of using PPP structures for infrastructure projects Where are the new developments and who are the new investors?

12.30 – 13.00 Panel discussion Sector focus: Hospitality • • •

Financing structures currently being used in hospitality projects – setting the standard Analysing the shifting trend and benefits of using PPP structures for hospitality projects Where are the new developments and who are the new investors?

10.45 – 11.00 Q & A 10.00 – 11.30 Networking Break

12.00 – 13.20 Q & A 13.20 – 14.20 Prayer Break / Conference Lunch

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14.20 – 14.40 Session 3 Funding Major Projects in Qatar • • • •

State of play in the project market Exploring the Qatar market in comparison to other regions What is the demand for project funding in Qatar? What are Islamic funding sources?

15.20 – 15.50 Panel discussion Panel discussion: What Innovative Approaches Can Islamic Finance Bring to Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects? • • •

Generating liquidity in a challenging market Assessing the next generation of Islamic finance solutions Beyond project finance

14.40 – 15.00 Session 4 15.50 – 16.10 Q& A

Overview of the Project Finance Market in UAE •

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Economic overview and comparison of the project finance market in UAE. Does the UAE have a competitive advantage and greater liquidity due to two development funds – PIF and SIDF? Exploring the UAE market in comparison to other regions Assessing the capital adequacy issues in regional banks What are Islamic funding sources?

16.10 Closing Remarks • • •

Financing structures currently being used in hospitality projects – setting the standard Analysing the shifting trend and benefits of using PPP structures for hospitality projects Where are the new developments and who are the new investors?

Gala Dinner & Awards 15.00 – 15.20 Session 4 Overview of the Project Finance Market in Malaysia • • • •

Economic overview and comparison of the project finance market in Malaysia Exploring Malaysia market in comparison to other regions Assessing the capital adequacy issues in regional banks What are Islamic funding sources?

20.00 – 20.15 Welcoming Remarks 20.15 – 20.35 Decade of Islamic Finance Report 20.35 – 23.00 Awards Ceremony & Dinner


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Day Two – Islamic Trade Finance 9.00 Coffee 9.15 – Welcome Remarks of Chairman

Structuring Islamic Trade finance Products and Identifying Opportunities for Islamic Traders • •

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Evaluating trade flow in Islamic finance: changes seen in 2011 and trade flow expected for 2012 Reviewing the common Islamic concept in trade finance like: Wakalah (Agency); Musharakah (Joint Venture Profit Sharing) ; Murahaba(Cost Plus/Deferred Payment Sales); Bai Al Dayn (Sales of Debt) ; Kafalah (Guarantee) ; Ujr (Fee) ; Ta’widh (Compensation) Understanding principles of Islamic Trade finance and opportunities to come How can financiers support Islamic trade activities to ensure liquidity and manage risks?

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9.30 – 10.00 Session 1 - Presentation

10.30 – 10.45 Q & A 10.30 – 11.00 Networking Break 11.00 – 11.30 Session – Presentation Understanding Factoring And Forfeiting As Tools For Trade And Export Finance •

10.00 – 10.30 Panel discussion Panel discussion: Trade Finance Trends and Outlook for Islamic Finance • • •

How has the economic crisis impacted on Islamic trade markets? Issues of liquidity and risk appetite for banks and other players Identifying And Overcoming Key Challenges in Islamic Trade finance

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Outlining the general and technical aspects of factoring and forfeiting Analysing how they are different from traditional trade and export finance Examining typical transactions using factoring and forfeiting Evaluating which option suits your trade transactions best

11.30 – 12.30 Panel discussion & Case Study Factoring, Forfeiting and Risk Management for Modern Islamic Trade Transactions •

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Understanding the general and technical aspects of Islamic factoring and forfeiting Analysing how they are different from traditional trade and export finance Examining typical transactions using factoring and forfeiting through case studies

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Panel discussion: Is the appetite for Islamic trade finance likely to exceed expectations? Does Islamic have the capacity to build beyond its potential solely through domestic banking institutions? Increasing the presence of foreign banks: Assessing business volumes and capacity

Tracking how domestic banks are taking advantage of the rising demand and diversity of new imports How have banks developed tailor-made products to make accessing the Islamic market more attractive?


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Assessing the demand for forfeiting and trade finance in Asia, Europe and Middle East Identifying risks of a factor and proven strategies to overcome them Profiling joint-ventures and collaborations in increasing liquidity levels Considering available and suitable factoring products Is factoring the ideal way to facilitate growth in SMEs and the market in general?

14.30 – 15.05 Session 4 – Presentation Legal issues in Islamic Trade Finance • • • •

15. 05 – 15.30 Panel discussion

12.30 – 12.45 Q & A 12.45 – 13.45 Prayer Break / Conference Lunch

13.45 – 14.20 Session 3 - Presentation Mitigating risks: The role of Insurance in Islamic trade finance • • • •

Islamic insurance and other risk reduction tools Analysing the philosophy of collaboration between Islamic insurers and bankers Risk mitigation in long-term financing arrangements Case study: Insurance in Islamic trade finance

Legal and regulatory regime in Islamic trade finance Enforcement issues and getting paid Making trade deals watertight Case study

Evaluating Trade Potential and Trade finance Developments In Islamic Trade • • • • •

Identifying Islamic untapped trade and export financing opportunities Growth in export and import – what is the breakdown? Examining the feasibility, challenges and opportunities in the Islamic trade What is the current Islamic trade finance infrastructure? Understanding the roles of multilateral banks, and financiers in facilitating trade flow

15.30 Closing Remarks


REGISTRATION This event is by invitation only* for senior executives (CEO level, Directors, Senior Managers, and University Professors). Delegates interested in attending this conference are requested to submit their details to the conference website or email to register@globalislamicfinanceconferences.com. The Organisers will contact delegates with an invitation. The invitations will be distribiuted on the first come – first serve basis, limited space available.

VENUE We believe that all our events and training programs must be hosted in the world’s finest surroundings. This is why we would actively seek locations that represent the grandeur of our brand. Given our strong relationship with famous hotels and business center brands, we can guarantee access to the most exclusive facilities. This event will be held in a prestigious hotel Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

*We reserve the right to charge delegates for not coming or sending the replacement for this event @ $599.99.

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