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12th Annual Islamic Finance Conference

October 25 & 26, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. KSA / 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. UAE / 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. MYT
Virtual Conference
1 hour 15 minutes

12th Annual Islamic Finance Conference

S&P Global Ratings, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre, are pleased to invite you to our 2022 Annual Islamic Finance Conference. 
In its twelfth edition, the conference will be hosted virtually over two sessions on October 25 and 26, and will feature leaders from the Islamic financial services industry and senior S&P Global Ratings analysts. 
Key Discussion Points Include:  

•  The outlook for the Islamic finance industry in 2023.
•  How Low Can Sukuk Issuance Go?
•  Islamic finance industry’s focus on sustainable development and digitization. 
•  S&P Global Ratings’ outlook for the GCC sovereign, financial, corporate, and insurance ratings.

Agenda | Session 1 - October 25
*Time indicated in Gulf Standard Time


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


Panel: Islamic Finance 2022-2023:
Towards Sustainable Growth


Umera Ali – Partner, Dentons
Mohammed Al Sehli – Group CEO, Wethaq Capital
Anas Alubaid – Assistant General Manager Treasury, Al Rajhi Bank
Dr. Mohamed Damak – Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Sapna Jagtiani – Director & Lead Analyst
Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings



End of Session 1


Agenda | Session 2 - October 26
*Time indicated in Gulf Standard Time


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

Zahabia Gupta
 – Director, Sovereign Ratings, S&P Global Ratings 



End of Session 2


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. 

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