Indonesia is an Islamic finance giant waiting to be awakened, and events from recent years have indeed stirred the world’s most populous Muslim nation. With over 225 million Muslim citizens, the Southeast Asian nation is resolute in broadening its Islamic finance repertoire beyond Sukuk: equipped with a new 10-year Islamic finance national master plan, a dedicated national Shariah finance committee headed by the president himself, and a new Hajj fund agency, Indonesia is working on elevating other segments of its Islamic finance industry including banking, insurance and asset management.
Nevertheless, the country recognizes that there are several obstacles in its journey to realizing its true Islamic finance potential. These include getting the corporate sector to actively participate in Islamic finance, potential hiccups in spinning off Islamic banking and Takaful windows over the next few years as well as bureaucratic inertia and the absence of more efficient tax laws.
But Indonesia is ready to take this challenge head-on: gathering regulators, senior decision-makers and international players, IFN Indonesia Forum 2018 will continue the phenomenal success of 2017 as the foremost event to discuss, debate and discover emerging opportunities, issues and potential solutions for Indonesia’s Shariah finance industry.
09:15– 09:30 Welcome Remarks
09:30 – 10:30 Islamic Finance and Banking in Indonesia: 2018 and onwards
10:30 – 10:50 Onstage Interview: Visions for a New Generation of Highly-capitalized, High-performance Islamic Banks in Indonesia
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:00 Developing the Islamic Asset Management Industry in Indonesia
12:00 – 12:40 Sukuk, Capital Markets and Ratings in Indonesia
12:40 – 14:00 Luncheon
14:00 – 14:30 The Indonesian Commercial and Corporate Sector: What Options does Islamic Finance Offer?
14:30 – 14:40 Presentation
14:40 – 15:10 Green, Sustainable and Responsible Finance and Investment in Indonesia
15:10 – 15:40 Infrastructure Finance and the Role of Islamic Financial Institutions in Indonesia
15:40 – 16:20 Preparing for the Future: Financial Technology in Indonesia
16:20 Close and Refreshments
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