Wednesday 31 October 2012

KLIFF - Final Part

KLIFF is not about forum and award but we have industry exhibition as well. The numbers of booths this year is slightly decreased compared to last year but the present of the booths nevertheless add value to the event, as usual. 

Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad


Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

OIC Today

Amilin TV

Bank Rakyat

ITS - all the way from Kuwait



Bursa Malaysia

Affin Islamic

RHB Islamic

SME Bank
Hope to see each and every one of you again in the next KLIFF, which gonna be the 10th Anniversary of KLIFF. Till then, see you at KLIFF 2013, insha Allah.

Can't wait!

KLIFF 2012...Award Winners

KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards is meant to honor, recognise and acknowledge the significant effort and contribution by individuals and institutions in developing the Islamic finance industry.Every year, we invite the industry players to nominate themselves or their clients to receive these prestigious awards. For the past 8 years, the Guest of Honor was Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop. However, this year's event was graced by Datuk Dr Irwan Siregar Abdullah, Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Congratulations to all winners! 

Selamat Menjamu Selera!

Most Outstanding Islamic Investment Banking - Maybank Investment Bank Bhd

Most Outstanding Takaful Company - EtiqaTakaful Berhad

Most Outstanding BancaTakaful - FWU Group

Most Outstanding Retakaful Company - Munich Re Retakaful

Most Outstanding Islamic Advisory Firm - KPMG Advisory

Most Outstanding Islamic Asset Management Co - Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Mgmt

Most Outstanding IT Company for Islamic Finance - International Turnkey System (ITS)

Most Outstanding Islamic Finance Product - Al Rajhi Collateralized Commodity Murabahah-i by Al Rajhi Bank 

Most Outstanding Sukuk Product - Khazanah Yuan Sukuk by Khazanah Nasional Bhd

Most Outstanding Islamic Retail Product - MAA Takafulink Plan by MAA Takaful Bhd

Most Outstanding Islamic Fund Product - Am-Namaa' Asia Pacific Equity Growth by AmIslamic Fund Management

Most Outstanding Takaful Product - A Medik  by AIA AFG Takaful Berhad

Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Islamic Finance 
 Dato' Ahmad Tajudin Hj Abdul Rahman

Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Islamic Finance
 Sheikh Abdelelah Salem Bin Mahfouz 

Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Islamic Finance
 Dato' PadukaAwang Hj Ali bin Hj Apong

Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Islamic Finance
 Rushdi Siddiqui

Most Outstanding Islamic Bank - HSBC Amanah

Most Outstanding Islamic Retail Banking - Bank Rakyat
Gamelan show from Waris Seni group

Industry top players with the GOH at the main table

Bank Muamalat played the host for this dinner. Its CEO, Dato' Mohd Redza and Director, Dato' Seri Che Khalid were having light moments with the GOH
Boring already? Nope for me, it was a months of work therefore I need to thoroughly record this project. Happy reading erk..:)

Monday 29 October 2012

KLIFF 2012... part 2

2nd day of KLIFF... more industry people coming today including the banks CEOs, regulators, ambassadors etc. Yesterday event was mainly for the Shariah scholars in the IF, but today is the main forum itself. This event was officiated by the DPM and he was represented by the Finance Minister II. 

Enjoy the pics! 
Welcoming banner for KLIFF 2012

VIPs and the GOH, Minister of Finance II in the holding room

Dato' Seri Hj Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah hitting the gong as the sign of opening the event

Session 1: Islamic Finance 2015
Moderator: Rushdi Siddiqui (Thomson Reuters USA)

Richard Thomas, OBE (Gatehouse Bank UK)
Dr Khalid Al Fakih (AAOIFI Bahrain)
Muzaffar Hisham (Maybank Islamic)
Prof Dr Necdet Sensoy (Central Bank of Turkey)
Sheikh Esam Ishaq (Shariah Scholar, Bahrain)
Dr Mohd Daud Bakar (Amanie Advisors)

Special Presentation I: Global Sukuk Outlook by Baljeet Kaur Grewal, KFH Research Ltd

Session 2: Legal Framework and Governance for Islamic Financial Services
Moderator: Khairul Nizam (AAOIFI Bahrain)

Feyzullah Egriboyun (Bank Asya Turkey)
Dr Engku Rabiah Adawiah (International Islamic University Malaysia)
Dr John Lee (Maybank)
Mohamed Ismail Shariff (INCEIF)

Session 3: Islamic SME, Micro Finance and Retail Banking - A Challenge
Moderator: Mohd Johan Lee (J.Lee & Associates)

Abdullah Celik (Bank Asya Turkey)
Emad El Sahhar (Banque Misr Egypt)
Dr Dhani Gunawan Idat (Bank Indonesia)
Hasan A Bilgrami (Islami Bank of Pakistan)
Tobias Frenz (Munich Re Retakaful)

Session 4: Investment, Liquidity Management and Islamic Asset Classes
 Moderator: Richard Thomas, OBE (Gatehouse Bank UK)

Rafe Haneef (HSBC Amanah Malaysia)
Dr Aznan Hasan (International Islamic University M'sia)
Allan Redimerio (S&P Singapore)
Etsuaki Yoshida (JBIC Japan)

Special Presentation II: Updates on Islamic Capital Market by Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin (Securities Commission)

Session 5: Ethics and Finance - Towards Sustainable Growth

 Moderator: Dato' Mohd Redza Shah (Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad)

Dr Manfred Dirrheimer (FWU Germany)
Daud Vicary Abdullah (INCEIF)
Sheikh Nizam Yaquby (Shariah Scholar Bahrain)
Prof Dr Hashim Kamali (IAIS)

Special Presentation III: Global Update on Islamic Financial Market by Rushdi Siddiqui, Thomson Reuters USA

Session 6: New Markets for Islamic Finance
 Moderator: Syed Alwi Mohd Sultan (BNP Paribas Malaysia)

Dr Walid Hegazy (Hegazy & Associates, Egypt)
Yerlan Baidaulet (IDB Kazakhstan)
Ibrahim Zahaf (Amanie Advisors, Libya)
Khalfan Abdalla (Amana Bank Ltd, Tanzania)
Aishath Muneeza (Capital Market Dev. Authority, Maldives)

Sheikh Esam giving his views during the Shariah scholars session

Session 7: Shariah Scholars Dialogue
 Moderator: Dr Mohd Daud Bakar (Amanie Advisors)

Sheikh Nizam Yaquby
Dr Mohd Akram Laldin
Dr Engku Rabiah Adawiah
Sheikh Esam Ishaq

Yusry Yusoff of BNM reading Tun Hamid's paper before the start of session 5

Emcee - Sis Iman in action

Sheikh Esam is leaving the stage as he needs to catch his flight back to Bahrain

The reporters/media eagerly waiting for the MOF II outside the conference hall

Best moment for these gentlemen - being photographed with Ust Hafiz Fauzi, Bank Muamalat M'sia Berhad

Closing remarks by Ahmad Hamdan, Partner of HSK
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