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13th Annual Islamic Finance Conference

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Gulf Standard Time
DIFC Atrium, DIFC Precinct Building 6, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2.5 hours

S&P Global Ratings and the Dubai International Financial Centre are pleased to invite you to our 2023 Annual Islamic Finance Conference. 
In its thirteenth edition, the conference will be hosted at the DIFC Atrium on October 10, and will feature leaders from the Islamic financial services industry and senior S&P Global Ratings analysts. 
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Key Discussion Points Include:
•  The outlook for the Islamic finance industry in 2024.
•  Opportunities for the industry to expand beyond the core Islamic markets
•  Islamic finance industry’s focus on sustainable development and digitization. 
•  S&P Global Ratings’ outlook for the GCC sovereign, financial, corporate, and insurance ratings.




Registration & Breakfast



Welcome & Opening Remarks by S&P Global Ratings and DIFC



Panel: Islamic Finance 2023-2024:
Two Challenges and Two Opportunities


Nadia Zubairi – Head of Debt Capital Markets, Bank ABC
Abdul Kadir Hussain – Managing Director, Arqaam Capital
Ammar Ahmed – Deputy CEO, Dar Al Sharia
Rawan Oueidat, CFA – Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
Dr. Mohamed Damak – Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Dhruv Roy – Senior Director & Analytical Manager, S&P Global Ratings



Panel: S&P Global Ratings’ GCC Cross-Sector Outlook


Benjamin Young – Director, Financial Institutions Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Emir Mujkic – Director, Insurance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Sapna Jagtiani – Director, Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Trevor Cullinan – Director, Sovereign Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Timucin Engin – Senior Director, Cross-practice Coordinator GCC, S&P Global Ratings



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S&P Global Ratings' events are open to investors, bankers and other finance professionals, and are free to attend. However, to be guaranteed a place we encourage you to register early. 


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact our Events Team.

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