Monday, August 4, 2008

2008 Global Forum on Islamic Finance - KL

Aug 7 | Shangri La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Organised by Furqan Research, the forum is chaired by Prof Dr Malik Muhammad M Al-Awan, former chief academic officer & dean of the faculty at International Center for Education in Islamic Finance of Malaysia (INCEIF).
Besides the usual suspects, some names at the forum are:
* Prof Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali (President/CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, IIAIS)
* Sridharan Nair (Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, currenly lead of its insurance specialist group)
* Mohammad Izani Ghani (SVP, Khazanah Nasional, who has been instrumental in the issuance of landmark exchangeable sukuks for Khazanah).
The keynote address is by Prof Dr John L Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is the founding director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.