SGX Centre
SGX Centre, Shenton Way, Downtown Core, Singapore

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Event Date Thu Aug 29 +08 (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Aug 28 9:00pm - Thu Aug 29 12:50am
Location SGX Centre
Shenton Way, Downtown Core, Singapore
Region APAC

Boasting one of the world’s most sophisticated financial markets rooted in transparency and a sound legal framework, and bolstered by a stable and open economy, Singapore has all the characteristics of a potentially successful global Islamic financial market. Although it still has to face tough competition with neighboring Malaysia if it aspires to be the Shariah finance stronghold of the region, the Lion City has the advantage as an international financial center, acting as the gateway to China and the wider east. Captivated by its world-class financial infrastructure, over 200 international banks have made Singapore their home and springboard into the region, and an increasing number of these banks are recognizing the growing demand for dollar Shariah compliant services leading them to set up Islamic finance desks as a strategic move to capture international Shariah dollars from clients across Asia and the Middle East looking to access the global markets.


2019 Speakers

Dr Adnan Chilwan
Group CEO, Dubai Islamic Bank

Albert Cheng
CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association

Ashraf Gomma Ali
Regional Head, Shariah Advisory and Governance/Positive Impact and Responsible Banking, CIMB Islamic

Dr Bello Lawal Danbatta
Secretary-General, Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

Cedric Rimaud
ASEAN Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Chris Wright
Asia Editor, Euromoney

Elias Moubarak
Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Geoff Howie
Chief Market Strategist, Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Hakan Ozyon
Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Ethical Fund

Margie Ong
CEO, Thoughts in Gear

Marie Diron
Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa), Moody’s Investors Service)

Najmuddin Mohd Lutfi
CEO and Executive Director, BIMB Investment Management  

Petra Daroczi
Investment Analyst – Fixed Income ESG, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Prashant Gokarn
CEO, DigiAsia Bios

Robin Tsui
APAC Gold Strategist, SPDR ETFs, State Street Global Advisors

Roslan Ahmad
Chief Representative, DDGI

Sheikh Bilal Khan
Chief Islamic Finance Officer, Astana International Financial Centre

Stuart Thornton
CEO and Founder, Hoolah

Dr Sutan Emir Hidayat
Director of Islamic Financial Education & Research, Komite Nasional Keuangan Syariah (National Committee of Islamic Finance)

Vineeta Tan
Managing Editor, Islamic Finance News

Zaid Hamzah
CEO, Asia Law Exchange


Ariff Sultan
Regional Director, IdealRatings

Hakan Ozyon
Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Ethical Fund

Masumi Hamahira
IExecutive Advisor, Islamic Banking Window, MUFG Bank (Malaysia)

Petra Daroczi
Investment Analyst – Fixed Income ESG, Aberdeen Standard

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners


• International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

• BimbInvestment
• CIMB Islamic
• DDCAP Group
• Eternal Asset Management
• FAB Islamic
• IdealRatings
• Moody's Investors Services
• State Street Global Advisors