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9.30 to 17.00 June 2nd 2008
at Reuters London Docklands Conference Centre


The speakers mentioned below are confirmed as at 06/05/08. Refer to this page for regular updates.

9:30 Doors open - Registration
10.00 Photo Call
10.03 Introduction, Roy Leighton, Event Facilitator
10.04 Welcome, David Craig, Chief Strategy Officer Thomson Reuters. Click here for more information
10.08 Keynote Address, Alderman David Lewis, The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of London. Click here for more information
10.18 Patrick Lamb, IFSL (click here for more information) and John Davie, British Expertise (click here for more information), Announcement on Islamic Finance
10.25 Duncan McKenzie, IFSL - Overview of Islamic Finance. Click here for more information
10.40 Panel Discussion, "The role, and importance, of Islamic Finance in today's business climate" hosted by Roy Leighton, featuring Henry Bell, HM Treasury (click here for more information), Ruth Martin (click here for more information), Prof Al Awan (click here for more information), Alderman David Lewis, Duncan McKenzie & Prof Mahmood Faruqui, Senior Advisor, The Bank of London and the Middle East (click here for more information). More panellists to be confirmed soon
11.25 Networking coffee break
11.45 Prof. Dr. Malik Muhammad Mahmud Al-Awan, CEO Furqan, Distinguished Professor INCEIF, (click here for more information), Human Capital Development and the Needs of the Global Islamic Finance Industry
12.15 Mohammed Amin MA FCA AMCT CTA (Fellow), Partner & UK Head of Islamic Finance, (click here for more information) - The current trends and issues in taxation.
12.45 John Willsdon, CIMA (click here for more information)
13.00 Networking luncheon and exhibition
14.15 Mushtak Parker, Editor of "Islamic Banker" Magazine - The market trends in Islamic Finance and issues on Shari'a Compliance.
14.45 John Davie, "The Benefits of Using Islamic Finance Products and Services in Everyday Business". (click here for more information)
15.15 Panel discussion

Opening question to be discussed between the panel and the audience:

"To make Britain the gateway to Islamic finance and trade . is a realistic and realisable ambition, one I believe Britain is well placed to realise." The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, June 2006. Does the panel agree?
15.55 David Craig, Chief Strategy Officer, Thomson Reuters - Closing remarks
16.00 Drinks reception hosted by Sir David Brewer
17.00 Close

Note - the speakers and timings are confirmed as at 06/05/08. Whilst every effort will be made by speakers to attend, speakers may change without prior notice. Seminar subjects may also be updated, visit this page for regular updates.

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