China OIC Forum

Date: 22 Mar 2017
Location: Grand Hyatt Beijing, Beijing, China

Following the success of our inaugural forum in Beijing last year, the IFN Forums and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) will hold the second installment of the landmark China OIC Forum in Beijing on the 22nd March 2017.

The event will once again host some of the most influential decision-makers in the industry from within China as well as other major financial markets within OIC member countries with the aim of enhancing partnerships between key industry players and multilateral bodies. Its aim is to stimulate the development of the local and international market of Islamic finance in China and to explore cross-border trade and investment opportunities between Chinese investors and international partners through opportunities made available through Islamic finance.


  • 09:00 – 09:45 Keynote Speeches
    • Khaled Al-Aboodi — Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
  • 09:45 – 10:45 Outbound Chinese Investment into Key Financial Markets along the Silk Road Economic Belt
    • How will China’s economic outlook, market factors and One Belt One Road initiatives influence where and how Chinese firms invest?


    • Bambang Brodjonegoro – Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia
    • Guan Jianzhong – Chairman, Dagong Group
    • Ihsan Delikanli – President, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank, Greece
    • Liu Zhengming — Managing Director, Silk Road Fund
    • Shi Jiyang – CEO, China-Africa Development Fund
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Keynote Presentation: How will a Credit System Drive Economic Growth and Belt and Road Initiatives
    • Guan Jianzhong – Chairman, Dagong Group
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & Networking
  • 11:30 – 12:15 The Sukuk Investor Landscape: How to Capture Opportunities in the Global Sukuk Market
    • Moderator: Qasim Aslam — Partner, Dentons, the UAE
    • Panelist: Florence Yip — Partner, Asia Pacific Financial Services Tax Leader, PwC
  • 12:15 – 12:30 China’s Green Finance Initiatives – Impact and Opportunities
    • Ma Jun — Chief Economist, People’s Bank of China
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Responsible Investing: The Shift Towards Green Finance, ESG & Ethical Funds
    • Lorenzo Saà – Director, Global Networks & Outreach, United Nations Principle of Responsible Investing (UNPRI)
    • Ma Jun — Chief Economist, People’s Bank of China
  • 13:00 – 14:15 Luncheon
  • 14:15 – 15:00 OIC Markets Snapshot: Financial Markets on the Rise
    • We ask Islamic finance market makers from OIC member countries in Asia, Africa and the CIS region to offer insight into why specific jurisdictions are leading the pack and what sector-specific development can be expected from these markets. This rapid-fire roundtable will offer a birds-eye view of up-and-coming OIC financial markets and what they offer the Chinese investor.
    • Panelists: Ashraf Mohammed – Assistant General Counsel and Practice Leader for Islamic Finance, Asian Development Bank
    • Dr. Khalid Aljanahi – Advisor, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre
    • Syed Amir Ali — Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head, Corporate & Investment Banking, Meezan Bank, Pakistan
  • 15:00 – 15:45 The Belt and Road Initiative: Tapping Alternative Investment Opportunities in Global Project & Infrastructure Finance
    • A review of infrastructure investment, infrastructure funds and cooperation opportunities along the Silk Road Economic Belt and prospects for cross border PPPs in Africa, Asia and the GCC.
    • Panelists: Li Jiefeng – Director, International Department, China Association for the Promotion of Development Financing
    • Fang Qiuchen — Chairman, China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)
    • Neil Cuthbert — Partner, Dentons, the UAE
    • Vivian Tsang — Associate Managing Director, Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Hong Kong
  • 15:45 – 16:00 Presentation: Where do Shariah Funds fit in the Grand Scale of the Asset Management Universe/Industry?
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee & Networking
  • 16:30 End of Forum

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