Harnessing the New Forces Shaping the Growth of Islamic
Finance in Key Asian Markets:
WIBC Asia Summit 2010

The inaugural Asia Summit of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC Asia 2010), held under the theme "Seeking New Growth Horizons", will feature a series of powerful sessions focusing on new developments and opportunities for Islamic banking & finance which are emerging in key Asian markets. WIBC Asia 2010 will be addressed by a faculty of both regional and international experts and is expected to attract more than 300 senior decision-makers representing dynamic hubs for Islamic finance from Asia to the Middle East and beyond.


H.E. Lim Hng Kiang
Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore
and Deputy Chairman
Monetary Authority of Singapore

H.E. Rasheed M. Al Maraj
Central Bank of Bahrain

H.E. Sultan Bin Nasser
Al Suwaidi
Central Bank of the UAE

Industry Leaders Assess the Business Drivers for Islamic Finance

Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer for CIMB Islamic Bank Behrad; Ibrahim Hassan, the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Islamic; and Jacques Tripon, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Najmah (Islamic Banking) will lead the discussion on new paradigms and determining the best business model for an Islamic financial institution going forward; while Tan Jeh Wuan, Managing Director of Corporate Banking and Capital Markets at The Islamic Bank of Asia will offer insights into the factors driving the growth of Islamic finance globally.

Key Discussion Points during this session
  • Reviewing the post-crisis landscape: Assessing the impact
    of the Global crisis, what will the Islamic wholesale banking
    industry look like in the aftermath?
  • What new opportunities are emerging?
  • What new forces are shaping growth?