IFN Morocco Forum 2017

IFN Morocco Forum 2017

As Islamic finance continues to establish footprints in new exciting markets, the first-ever IFN Morocco Forum in Casablanca will allow market players to get a better depth and understanding of this fresh market, and strategize ways to tap into the increasing awareness of Shariah compliant finance and investments in the country.

9th May 2017 – Novotel Casa City Center, Casablanca


08:00–09:00 Registration
09:00–09:10 Welcome Remarks

Chairperson: Anouar Hassoune – Managing Director, Euris Group

09:10–09:25 Keynote Address

Mohammed Boussaid – Minister of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco

09:25–10:10 Mapping the Moroccan Participative Finance Ecosystem

Industry leaders provide insight on what Moroccan participative finance landscape will look like in five years and what market players and regulators will need to do to get there. How can sustainable growth be achieved in Moroccan banking and capital market sectors? What liquidity management instruments are available for the newly established banks? What is Morocco capable of achieving domestically and what is the outlook for cross-border participative finance activities?

Moderator: Anouar Hassoune – Managing Director, Euris Group
Panelists: Gonzalo Rodríguez – General Coordinator, Saudi-Spanish Center For Islamic Economics And Finance (SCIEF), IE Business School, Spain

Said Amaghdir – Chairman, Moroccan Association for Participative Finance Professionals – Shariah Compliant (AMFP)

Youssef Baghdadi – CEO, Dar Assafaa

10:10–10:25 Morocco as an Islamic Investor’s Gateway to Africa

Rachid Boumehraz – Partner, Fidaroc Grant Thornton

10:25–10:55 Coffee Break
10:55–11:40 An Audience with Newly Established Participative Banks

The heads of the newly established participative banks share their experience in acquiring banking licences, where their institutions stand at the moment and their respective strategies for increasing market share.

Panelists: Abdessamad Issami — CEO, Umnia Bank

Mohamed Maarouf – CEO, Bank al Tamweel wa al Inma (BTI)

Mohamed Tahri – Deputy Managing Director, Société Générale Maroc

Fouad Harraze – Executive Director, Strategy and Development, Crédit Agricole of Morocco

11:40–12:10 How is Participative Finance Going to Help Revitalization of Capital Markets in Morocco?

Panelists: Houda Chafil – CEO, Maghreb Titrisation

Paul McViety – Legal Director, Head of Islamic Finance, DLA Piper, the UAE

12:10–12:25 NeXt Generation Participative Finance Platform: Built by Muslims, in Morocco, for the World?
Rachid Ouaich – Managing Director, Eethiq Advisors, Luxembourg
12:25–12:55 Investors Roundtable: Outlook for the Shariah Compliant Investment Market

What role can the industry play in attracting foreign investment to Morocco? What investment climate should exist in the country to attract more foreign capital? What asset classes Morocco has to offer Shariah compliant investors?

12:55–14:00 Luncheon
14:00–14:25 Paving the Way for Takaful Industry Segment

Panelists: Mohamed Zerrei – Partner, Fidaroc Grant Thornton

Zeroual Koudama – Project Director General of Takaful, Wafa Assurance

14:25–15:00 Global Market Perspective: What is the Way Forward for the Industry in Morocco?

This panel will feature global leaders in Islamic finance industry offering their views on how Moroccan market can leverage on the experiences from established participative finance markets of Malaysia, Turkey and the Gulf.

Moderator: Mustafa Adil – Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters
Panelists: Dr Mohamed Damak – Senior Director, Global Head of Islamic Finance, Standard & Poor’s

Dr Rusen Ahmet Albayrak – Executive Vice President, Treasury & International Banking, Kuveyt Turk, Turkey

15:00 End of Forum


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