A conference on Islamic finance opportunities for Ireland is to be held on Monday 11 April 2011 in the Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin.
The event will discuss both the domestic and global banking and corporate opportunities including the role of the IFSC as a Western hub for wholesale Islamic finance services.
The Islamic finance sector’s global worth is estimated to be between €870bn and €990bn, with an annual growth rate of 15% to 20%.
The event is to be organised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and will start at 9.30am with a full program ending at 1.00pm.
Speakers include Dr Mohd Bakar one of the world’s top Shariah finance scholars and President and CEO of the Amanie Islamic Finance Learning Centre in Dubai; Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland; John Moran, Banking Policy Division, Central Bank of Ireland and Islamic Finance expert, John Willsdon of the CIMA Centre for Excellence.
The conference will consist of a number of talks starting with an “Introduction & Overview of Islamic Finance” with Chairman, John Willsdon.
This will be followed by John Moran discussing “Emerging and future roles of Islamic Finance on the domestic and international markets.”
Barry O’Leary will then talk on the subject of “The IFSC as the Western Hub for Islamic Finance – emerging and future opportunities”
Then after a short break Dr Mohd Bakar will give a talk on “Education in Islamic finance – issues which cannot be addressed by conventional business practices”.