Cote d'Ivoire Government and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Cordially Invites the Global Financial Fraternity to Join Them at the Inaugural Africa Islamic Finance Forum in Abidjan (

This free-to-attend event is designed specifically for the benefit of local and international market players to explore the development opportunities in Islamic finance both in the Cote d’Ivoire, locally and regionally – concentrating on building the market and exploring its exceptional potential through inward investment and international collaboration.

Join the following confirmed speakers:

  • Alassane Ouattara President, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Daniel Kablan Duncan,Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Abdourahmane Cisse, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office in charge of the Budget, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President, Islamic Development Bank
  • Albert Toikeusse Mabri Abdallah, Minister of State, Planning & Development, Cote d’Ivoire & Governor, Islamic Development Bank
  • Khaled Al Aboodi, Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
  • Niale Kaba, Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy & Finance, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Professor Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim, Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
  • Dr Sidi Ould Tah, Director General, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Day One: 17th September 2015

The Global Islamic Finance Market: Thought leaders share their vision on what the Islamic finance landscape will look like in 2016 • Africa’s Blueprint for Islamic Finance Development: Highlighting government initiatives in promoting Islamic finance in key African nations • The Africa Roundtable: What sector-specific development can be expected?

Developing Cote D’Ivoire as a Shariah Compliant Investment Destination: Outlook for inward investments and public private partnerships

Global Transaction Roundtable: Successful Sukuk issuers and arrangers discussing key trends, features and success factors of their most prominent deals

Application of Shariah Compliant Tools to SME financing and Microfinance: Successes and Challenges in Implementation: What opportunities exist and how do we bridge the gap between supply and demand

Human Capital: What Does the Industry Really Need: Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers: Developing a skilled workforce to support the rapid development of Islamic finance in the region

Day Two: 18th September 2015

Inward Islamic Investment Opportunities in Africa: Outlook for global equity, PE funds, i-ETFs and index-linked investments • Opportunities for Investments in SMEs in Africa • Opportunities for Trade Finance in Africa Through Islamic Finance

The African Islamic Asset Management Industry: Outlook and opportunities in Shariah compliant asset management in key African market • Takaful in Africa: Potential Growth and Challenges Ahead for African Takaful Operators

Opportunities for Islamic Financial Institutions in Retail Banking and SMEs: What opportunity does Islamic finance offer the African retail banking and SME sectors?

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Ahsan Ali – Managing Director & Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dr Amat Taap – Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency
  • Basheer Oshodi – Group Head, Non-Interest Banking, Sterling Bank, Nigeria
  • Fabrice Toka – Senior Director, Fitch Ratings, South Africa
  • Fadi Salim Al Faqih – Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Hajara Adeola – Managing Director, Lotus Capital, Nigeria
  • Hani Othman Baothman – Chief Executive Officer, Sidra Capital, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahima Cheikh Diong – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa Consulting & Trading, Senegal
  • Madani M. Tall – Chief Executive Officer, MMT Conseils & Strategies, Senegal
  • Nabil Marc Abdul Massih – Chief Executive Officer, INOKS Capital
  • Qudeer Latif – Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance Practice, Clifford Chance, UAE

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Andrew Morgan
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REDmoney Group
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REDmoney Events designs, organizes and hosts industry-leading conferences, forums, roadshows and seminars focusing on the Islamic financial markets across a global, regional and national level. Leveraging an exceptional network of the industry’s elite, REDmoney events provide access to an unparalleled array of influential speakers, panelists and participants from a cross-section of the global industry to debate the most significant issues currently affecting the Shariah compliant financial markets.