Growing in influence, Jordan is a market to be reckoned with when it comes to new opportunities in the Islamic space, and the brand new IFN Jordan Forum will be the main avenue to explore such opportunities.
As the Hashemite Kingdom makes a number of strides in stabilizing its economy after the wider regional instability took a slight toll on its progress, Jordanian regulators and state-backed entities have been particularly active in pushing the Islamic finance agenda in 2016, with the Central Bank of Jordan issuing the country’s first sovereign Sukuk as well as facilitating the auction of a government-backed Sukuk Murabahah facility in 2015.
Islamic banks have also been active in partaking in the financing of green power schemes across the country. Our access to the local landscape and players navigating the country’s journey makes IFN Jordan Forum in 2017 the essential event for those interested in the market.
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
Chairperson: Ammar Dabbour – Managing Partner, Euris Group, Luxembourg
09:15 – 09:30 Keynote Address
09:30 – 10:15 Positioning Jordan on the Islamic Financial Landscape
Industry leaders weigh in on where they see opportunities for Jordan’s growth. How will the success of recent transactions shape the future of Islamic capital-raising in Jordan and what needs to be done to ensure sustainable capital market activity?
10:15 – 10:45 Onstage Dialogue with Jordanian Financial Regulators
10:45 – 11:00 Trade Finance: Tapping Islamic Finance Options and Opportunities
11:00– 11:30 Coffee & Networking
11:30 – 12:15 Financing Jordan’s Infrastructure Deals: Potential for Shariah compliant Financing
12:15 – 12:30 Islamic Capital-Raising: Public Issuance vs. Private Placement
12:30 – 13:15 Can Jordan’s Mid-Sized Enterprises Really Benefit from Islamic Capital-Raising? With successful sovereign issuances under its belt, Jordan has all the makings of being a serious contender in the Islamic investment space. But can Islamic finance truly assist the Kingdom’s MSMEs in their capital-raising efforts?
13:15 End of Forum
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