Morocco is at the forefront when it comes to making progress in the Islamic finance space among the Maghreb nations, as reflected by the government’s commitment to introducing a dedicated Islamic banking sector in the country. In addition to the keen interest shown by foreign financial institutions to penetrate the market, conventional banks are already allowed to operate Shariah compliant windows.
As Islamic finance continues to establish footprints in new exciting markets, the first-ever IFN Morocco Forum in Casablanca will allow market players to get a better depth and understanding of this fresh market, and strategize ways to tap into the increasing awareness of Shariah compliant finance and investments in the country. With Islamic financial markets growing and developing all around the globe, Morocco is targeted to be the next emerging market due to an increasing demand for project and infrastructure financing.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY:
Minister of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco
|08:00 – 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 – 09:10||Welcome Remarks
Chairperson: Anouar Hassoune – Managing Director, Euris Group
|09:10 – 09:25||Keynote Address
Mohammed Boussaid – Minister of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco
|09:25 – 10:10||Mapping the Moroccan Participative Finance Ecosystem
Industry leaders provide insight on what Moroccan participative finance landscape will look like in five years and what market players and regulators will need to do to get there. How can sustainable growth be achieved in Moroccan banking and capital market sectors? What liquidity management instruments are available for the newly established banks? What is Morocco capable of achieving domestically and what is the outlook for cross-border participative finance activities?
|10:10 – 10:25||Morocco as an Islamic Investor’s Gateway to Africa
Rachid Boumehraz – Partner, Fidaroc Grant Thornton
|10:25 – 10:55||Coffee Break|
|10:55 – 11:40||An Audience with Newly Established Participative Banks
The heads of the newly established participative banks share their experience in acquiring banking licences, where their institutions stand at the moment and their respective strategies for increasing market share.
|11:40 – 12:10||How is Participative Finance Going to Help Revitalization of Capital Markets in Morocco?
|12:10 – 12:25||Next Generation Participative Finance Platform: Built by Muslims, in Morocco, for the World?
Rachid Ouaich – Chairman, ConeXCap
|12:25 – 12:55||Global Market Perspective: What is the Way Forward for the Industry in Morocco?
This panel will feature global leaders in Islamic finance industry offering their views on how Moroccan market can leverage on the experiences from established participative finance markets of Malaysia, Turkey and the Gulf.
|12:55 – 14:00||Luncheon|
|14:00 – 14:25||Paving the Way for Takaful Industry Segment
|14:25 – 15:00||Investors Roundtable: Outlook for the Shariah Compliant Investment Market
What role can the industry play in attracting foreign investment to Morocco? What investment climate should exist in the country to attract more foreign capital? What asset classes Morocco has to offer Shariah compliant investors?
|15:00||End of Forum|