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Category:Awareness Programme
Name:[EVE00215] Seminar on the Prospects and Challenges in the Development of Islamic Finance for Bangladesh

The Seminar on the Prospects and Challenges in the Development of Islamic Finance for Bangladesh was held on 23 - 24 September 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, hosted by Bangladesh Bank. 

This Seminar is part of the IFSB Seminar on Islamic Finance series which are held in jurisdictions wishing to explore the possibilities, opportunities and challenges of Islamic finance. This Seminar aimed to create greater awareness on the specificities of the Islamic financial services industry, and discuss the issues in developing Islamic finance in Bangladesh as well as examining the regulatory and other pre-conditions needed to sustain an orderly development of Islamic finance, while seeking to identify the benefits Islamic finance can bring to Bangladesh. The proceedings of this Seminar will be published as an IFSB publication.

20 chairpersons and speakers who were senior financial sector supervisors, market players, Takāful,and experts from international financial institutions participated and discussed the following issues at the Seminar:-

- Global Overview, Issues, Challenges and Opportunities  

- Islamic Capital Markets and Liquidity Management : Facilitating Local and Cross-Border Sharī`ah- Compliant Financing and Investment 

- Legal, Regulatory and Enabling Framework 

- Financial Inclusion through Islamic Finance 

- The Way Forward for the Development of Islamic Finance for Bangladesh 

Approximately 100 participants from government, regulatory and supervisory bodies and industry players as well as academicians attended the Seminar.

Start Date:23/09/2013End Date:24/09/2013
Venue Name:Dilkusha Room, First Floor, Hotel Purbani International Ltd., 1 Dilkusha Rd., Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
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  Programme - Event Session(s)

Date Time Topics
Day 1
08:45 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:30 Opening and Keynote Address
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 1: Global Overview, Issues, Challenges and Opportunities
  • This session highlights the progress and growth of the Islamic financial services industry at the global and regional level. Though most visible in parts of Asia and the Middle East, the rapid expansion of Islamic finance is a significant phenomenon in Africa, Europe and other parts of the world. This session highlights the cross border and cross-sectoral performance of the industry, while outlining the challenges and opportunities of its growth in Bangladesh.
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:30 Session 2: Islamic Capital Markets and Liquidity Management : Facilitating Local and Cross-Border Sharī`ah-Compliant Financing and Investment
  • This session covers recent trends and developments in various types of Islamic capital market products such as Sukūk, Sharī`ah compliant equities, fund and asset management etc. Speakers will share how Sukūk can provide an alternative financing source for both public and corporate sectors. Case studies will be presented on national experiences in developing Sukūk issuance programmes. This session will also illuminate how Bangladesh can benefit from Sharī`ah-compliant instruments and investment flows within the region. In addition, this session discusses the liquidity management challenges faced by the Islamic financial services industry due to unavailability or inadequate Sharī`ah-compliant instruments and enabling building blocks.
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00 - 17:30 Session 3: Legal, Regulatory and Enabling Framework
  • The session focuses on the legal and regulatory issues and challenges in establishing a vibrant and resilient Islamic financial services industry. It includes, among others, infrastructure components of financial services industry such as enabling legal framework and Sharī`ah compliant mechanisms for providing lender of last resort and deposit insurance facilities. The session also aims to cover other elements such as macroprudential surveillance, disclosure regime and insolvency regimes etc.
  • Day 2
    09:30 - 11:00 Session 4: Financial Inclusion through Islamic Finance
  • The session provides an overview of the different types of policies and interventions that collectively help shape a more inclusive financial sector. In this context, it aims to provide the perspective in which Islamic finance can help to achieve the objective of an inclusive growth and development in various countries. The speakers will highlight how the coordination between various stakeholders and innovations in Sharī`ah compliant products can increase the access to financing for individuals as well as micro-enterprises and SMEs.
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
    11:30 - 13:00 Session 5: Panel Discussion on the Way Forward for the Development of Islamic Finance for Bangladesh
  • The session identifies the current challenges and opportunities presented by Islamic finance for Bangladesh from various viewpoints, including public and private sectors. It will include discussions on a possible roadmap and the way forward for Bangladesh Islamic financial services industry that can support the objectives of a sustained growth and development in the country.
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Concluding Remarks
    13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
    Disclaimer: Please be advised that the above mentioned agenda points are tentative and that the IFSB reserves the right to make any necessary amendments/changes to the programme without prior notification.

      Downloadable Document(s)

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    1.) Event Session(s) - PDF Format
    2.)   List of Confirmed Chairpersons and Speakers
    3.)   Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka - Hotel Reservation Form
    4.)   Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka - Hotel Reservation Form

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