See you at 2nd Turin Islamic Economic Forum - 19-20 October 2015

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TIEF 2014: Introduction

The City of Turin, with the Chamber of Commerce and the Univesity of Turin, with the technical assistance of ASSAIF, is organizing for the next 17 and 18 november at the Convention Center "Torino Incontra", the first "Turin Islamic Economic Forum" TIEF.

An international forum which will bring to Turin the most important actors in finance and economics in the Islamic countries working at a worldwide level.

TIEF 2014 will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Islamic finance in Europe
  • Islamic finance and economic sectors: food, fashion, tourism, cosmetics. A growing market which is worth 15% of world GDP.
  • The development of responsible entrepreneurship
  • Islamic finance in Italy: problems of regulation and standards
  • Commercial banking, capital markets (Sukuk) and asset management
  • Insurance: the Takaful

Agenda



Monday, November 17th

  • 8:00 – 9:30 Registration and morning tea
  • 9:30 – 9:45
    INSTITUTIONAL GREETINGS
    Mr. Piero Fassino – Mayor of Città di Torino
    Mr. Gianmaria Ajani – Rector of Università di Torino
    Mr. Vincenzo Ilotte – President of Chamber of Commerce of Turin
  • INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKERS Mr. Gianmarco Montanari Managing Director Comune di Torino
  • 09:45 – 10:00
    Key Note Address
    Mr. Pasquale Salzano – Senior Vice-President Affari Istituzionali ENI
  • 10:00 – 10:15
    Key Note Address
    Mr. Maurizio Tamagnini – CEO Fondo Strategico Italiano
  • 10:15 – 11:15
    SESSION I
    AN OVERVIEW OF ISLAMIC FINANCE : GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES
    A Global View of the Islamic Finance Industry and the EU Proposition
    Ms. Baljeet Kaur Grewal – Managing Director & Vice Chairman | Kuwait Finance House Research, Kuwait
    KFH SPECIAL REPORT ON ISLAMIC FINANCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
    Discussants:
    Mr Alberto Brugnoni - ASSAIF
    Mr. Maurizio Tamagnini – FSI
  • 11:15-11:45 Coffee/Tea break
  • 11:45-13:15
    SESSION II
    CONNECTING FINANCE TO ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES: THE HALAL WORLD
    Session Chair: Mr. Francesco Profumo – President IREN, ex-Minister of Education
    The Halal World: Food, Fashion, Tourism, Health and Cosmetics
    Dr. Sayd Farook – Global Head Islamic Capital Markets | Thomson Reuters, Dubai
    Mr. Rafi-uddin Shikoh, Managing Director | Dinar Standard, New York
    PREVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE GLOBAL ISLAMIC ECONOMY – 2014 REPORT
    Best Practices:
    The Progress of Islamic Fashion, Ms. Alia Khan – Chairwoman, Islamic Fashion Design Council – DUBAI
    A German Experience, Mr. Melih Kesmen – Founder, StyleIslam – Germany
    Special Presentations:
    Bio in Italy - Mr. Carlo Acerra – Nikkey Food
    Italian Islamic Jewels: a Tourism Opportunity, Mr. Alberto Brugnoni ASSAIF
  • 13:15 – 14:30 Luncheon (halal- bio)
  • 14:30 – 15:30
    SESSION III
    NURTURING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Session Chair: Mr. Gianmarco Montanari – Managing Director Comune di Torino
    Socially responsible investment can empower entrepreneurs and emerging enterprises towards self-sustaining growth. Investing in high-potential, early stage ventures in the Halal world are likely to kickstart a positive change cycle that will be both financially promising and socially uplifting.
    Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi bin Abdul Razak – Secretary General, World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation – Kuala Lumpur
    Dr. Tariq Cheema – Convener , Global Donors Forum and President, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, United States
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee/Tea Break
  • 16:00-18:00
    SESSION IV
    ISLAMIC FINANCE IN ITALY: REGULATIVE AND NORMATIVE ISSUES
    Session Chair: Mr. Riccardo Rossotto, REP Legal
    Finanza islamica e sistemi finanziari convenzionali, Ms. Angela Di Maria and Mr. Paolo Voltattorni – BANCA D'ITALIA
    La finanza islamica nel contesto giuridico ed economico italiano, Mr. Simone Alvaro – CONSOB
    Italian Banking System and Islamic Finance, Mr. Pierfrancesco Gaggi – ABI
    Un rating islamico per le società italiane, Mr. Enrico Giustiniani – AIAF
  • 18:00-18:05 Wrap up – Mr. Alberto Brugnoni ASSAIF and Mr. Gianmarco Montanari

Tuesday, November 18th

  • - Sum up of the previous day – Mr. Alberto Brugnoni ASSAIF
  • 09:00-09:30
    Key Note Address
    Why invest in Turin and In Italy
    Ms. Licia Mattioli – President of Unione Industriale Torino and President of Confindustria's Technical Committee for Internationalization and Foreign Investors
  • 09:30-10:00
    Key Note Address
    Mr. Paolo Biancone – Università degli Studi di Torino and Osservatorio sulla Finanza Islamica
  • 10:00 – 11:30
    PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH BUSINESS
    Entrepreneurs for Social Change: building bridges across the Mediterranean – Mr. Massimo Lapucci – Secretary General Fondazione CRT
    HE Adnan Al Sawair, Jordanian Parliament, President of Italo-arabic association
    Renewable Energy in MENA Countries: a trigger for local value creation, Mr. Agostino Re Rebaudengo, President Asja Ambiente Italia S.p.A. and assoRinnovabili
    Moderators:
    Mr. Gianmarco Montanari - Managing Director Comune di Torino
    Mr. Alberto Brugnoni - ASSAIF
  • 11:30 – 11:45 Coffee/Tea Break
  • 11:45 – 12:30
    SESSION I RETAIL BANKING
    Session Chair: Ms. Fatima Habib Eddin, Turin-London
    Islamic Retail Banking in the UK
    Mr. Sultan Choudhury – CEO, ISLAMIC BANK OF BRITAIN, London
  • 12:30 – 13:15
    SESSION II
    MANAGING CAPITAL: THE MUTUAL FUNDS
    Islamic Asset Management. The Rise of Islamic Mutual Funds as a Key Tool to achieve Individual and Institutional Financial Objectives
    Mr. Giorgio Medda – Azimut Group
    Discussant:
    Mr. Alberto Brugnoni - ASSAIF
  • 13:15-14:15 Luncheon (halal-bio)
  • 14:15- 14:45 Foreign Investment Experience
    Mr. Alessandro Orsini – Head of Sales Europe at PETRONAS Lubricants International
  • 14:45-15:30
    SESSION III
    INSURING CAPITAL: THE TAKAFUL
    A General Presentation on Takaful
    Mr. Mohamed Iqbal Asaria – CEO, AFKAR, London
    Discussant:
    Mr. Ramli Muktisjah – Director Takaful Outsource, Utrecht The Netherlands
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break
  • 16:00 – 17:00
    SESSION IV
    RAISING CAPITAL: THE SUKUK
    Sukuk: features and structures
    Mr. Alberto Liotta – Partner DELOITTE
    Discussants:
    A Social European Sukuk – Mr. Anass Patel, 570Easi, Paris
    Legislation on Mini-Bonds, Mr. Giovanni Luppi – REP Legal
  • 17:00 Conclusions and Arrivederci – ASSAIF and Managing Director Comune di Torino

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