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Category:Awareness Programme
Name:[EVE00336] IFSB-BIBF Islamic Finance Executive Programme

The 3rd edition IFSB-BIBF Islamic Finance Executive Programme with the theme “Fintech, Regtech and Islamic Finance” will focus on the role of Fintech in the Islamic finance industry, the threats and regulatory challenges that Fintech impose on the industry.

This Islamic Finance Executive Programme aims to address the rise of Fintech in the Islamic finance industry, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges of new Fintech products in the market.  The programme will shed light on the new innovative digital products in Islamic finance, the application of Blockchain technology and Shariah opinion in Cryptocurrencies. It will also discusses the role of Regulatory and Supervisory Authorities (RSAs) in regulating Fintech and the need for a wide-ranging reconceptualization of financial regulation in an era of technology-enabled finance, Cybersecurity threats, Consumer Protection measures along with risk management practices by Fintech providers are among the topics that will deliberated by panellists on this programme.

For more information on this Islamic Finance Executive Programme, please email Mrs. Ida Shafinaz Ab. Malek at ida.shafinaz@ifsb.org

Start Date:17/10/2018End Date:18/10/2018
Venue Name:BIBF Auditorium, The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance, Building 1456, Road 4034, Block 349, Juffair, Manama, Bahrain
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  Programme - Event Session(s)

Date Time Topics
Day 1
08:30 - 09:30 Morning Coffee and Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Opening & Welcoming Address
09:45 - 11:00 Session 1: Digital Products and Islamic Finance
  • Innovation and products in the financial industry
  • Product Case Study ? Digital wallets and payment solutions
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Group Photo and Coffee Break
    11:30 - 13:00 Session 2: Application of Blockchain in Islamic Finance
  • Use cases of BlockChain for the financial sector
  • Product Case Study
  • Shariah opinion in Cryptocurrency
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Prayers
    14:00 - 15:30 Session 3: Moderated Session: Regulatory and Legal Framework for Fintech
  • Role of Regulatory and Supervisory Authorities (RSAs)
  • Challenges in regulating Fintech Providers and stakeholders involved
  • Specific country experience in regulating Fintech
  • Sufficient resources to supervise Fintech companies
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Networking
    Day 2
    08:30 - 09:30 Morning Coffee
    09:30 - 11:00 Session 4: Fintech and Risk Management
  • Impact of Fintech strategies on the management of risks by financial institutions
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
    11:30 - 13:00 Session 5: Cybersecurity Threats and Protection of Financial Assets and Consumer Protection in Fintech
  • Cybersecurity and key threats to financial stability
  • Mechanisms used by Fintech providers to deal with cyber incidents
  • Role of regulators to deal with cyber incidents
  • Protection of Consumer Data and Privacy
  • Financial Education and Awareness
  • Disclosure and Transparency
  • Protection of Consumer Assets against Fraud and Misuse
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Prayers
    14:00 - 16:00 Session 6: Panel Discussion on Digitization of the insurance industry and learnings for the Takaful industry
  • Innovation and new products in the insurance industry
  • Creating a seamless experience for customers
  • Learnings for the Takaful sector
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Closing & Certificate Giving Ceremony
    16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
    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.

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