Top speakers to join Bahrain Islamic finance event
The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) have announced the speakers’ line-up for the third joint IFSB-BIBF Islamic Finance Executive Programme (IFEP) series, which will be held on October 17 and 18 in Manama, Bahrain.
The programme with the theme “FinTech, RegTech and Islamic Finance” will focus on the role of FinTech in the Islamic finance industry, the threats and regulatory challenges that FinTech impose on the industry.
Among confirmed speakers are: Ashar Nazim, chief executive, Waqfe, Bahrain; Shiraz Ali, chief executive officer, Arab Financial Services, Bahrain; Asim Khan, chief executive officer, Khalij Islamic, UK; Ahmed Al Balooshi, senior vice president / head of IT, Al Baraka Banking Group, Bahrain; Yasmeen Al Sharaf, head of FinTech, Central Bank of Bahrain; and Sheikh Esam Mohamed Ishaq, shariah scholar, Bahrain.
Session discourses which will be expounded during the two-day IFEP are:
• Digital Products and Islamic Finance
• Application of Blockchain in Islamic Finance
• Moderated Session: Regulatory and Legal Framework for Fintech
• FinTech and Risk Management
• Cybersecurity Threats and Protection of Financial Assets and Consumer Protection in FinTech
• Panel Discussion on Digitisation of the insurance industry and learnings for the Takaful industry
The IFEP is an ideal platform for regulators and supervisors of the FinTech sector and of Islamic financial institutions (IFIs); chief executive officers and board members of IFIs, regulators and supervisors of the Islamic capital market, regulating P2P exchanges and crowdfunding platforms; senior managers in risk management, Shariah governance and compliance functions; middle management of IFIs involved in product development, technology banking, and corporate strategy; auditors, lawyers, academicians and researchers in the FinTech sector and Islamic Finance. - TradeArabia News Service
Source: Trade Arabia.