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Day 1: Friday August 30th, 2013

From 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


8:30 am 

Registration and Reception


Presentations in orders


Main concepts in Islamic banking, Islamic finance, & international Islamic finance: An introduction to the conference

Presenter: Dr. Ghada Mohamed, ECO-ENA, Inc., Canada



"Implications of Basel III for Islamic Banks"

"Islam and Economic Policy" 

PresenterProfessor Rodney Wilson, Durham University, UK & International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Overseas presentation



"Islam and the stock market: Evidence from the United States"

PresenterProfessor Amir Kia, Utah Valley University, USA



"Re-direct of contemporary Islamic finance from an Islamic wealth management perspective"

Presenter: Mr. Paul E.E. Wouters, CEO PT Senturiyon Global, Indonesia -An expert in Islamic Finance - Overseas presentation


Panel Discussion

Main differences between Islamic banks and conventional banks

Chaired by: Dr. Rashed Alolaiwi, Professor Amir Kia, Dr. Ahmed Aymen, and Dr. Ghada Mohamed


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mediterranean vegetable break



"Developing shari'ah compliant tools for the financier of last resort: The case of Qatar"

Presenter: Ms. Cherin Hamadi, Qatar Central Bank, Qatar



"Comparative study on the factors influencing credit risk: the case of Islamic banks and conventional banks"

Presenter: Dr. Ahmadi Aymen, University of Angers, France



"Cooperative insurance market in Saudi Arabia challenges, growth opportunities & suggestions for development: An empirical study"

Presenter: Professor Ahmed Mamdouh, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia 



"Social media and retail Islamic finance"

Presenter: Mr. Bassem Ghali, Head of Client Strategy, Toronto, Canada



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