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16 -18 December 2008 - London: International Real Estate Finance Summit '08

The event showed that the current turmoil in global financial markets may have undermined investor confidence and caused an excess of caution in the short run but for the careful investor there are interesting opportunities in the global real estate market

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13 December 2008 - Bologna: “Fare Impresa per gli Stranieri in Italia e Finanza Islamica”

The immigrant entrepreneurship plays a key role for a real and effective integration of Muslim communities. On the one side, it boosts the economy of the countries of origin through the remittances but on the other it brings cultural and economic wealth to those host countries that allow it to grow and prosper

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26 November 2008 - Paris: 2nd French Forum on Islamic Finance

The announcement of structural, administrative and fiscal measures by the French government to facilitate the development of Islamic financial activities in France provided the background to this forum, which saw the participation of the French institutions at the highest level and companies interested in promoting investment opportunities in France

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23-25 November 2008 - Bahrein: 15th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference

The annual WIBC meeting reflected not only the international growth in Islamic finance but also the ability of this conference to address the real needs of the industry. This year, the WIBC, attended by 1000 delegates from 45 countries, devoted a session to emerging markets: China, Japan, Singapore and France, with particular attention to Italy

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4-5 November 2008 - Frankfurt: 1st Islamic Finance & Real Estate Forum

This first forum on Islamic finance held in Germany was dedicated to identify challenges and explore opportunities for the industry in the country that in 2004 issued the first sovereign Sukuk in Europe and hosts a very large Muslim community. The investments from the Gulf are now facilitated by the first applications of Sharia-compliant financial structures

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27-28 October 2008 - Rome: Terzo Forum Internazionalizzazione dell'ABI

The forum focused on the strategically important Gulf area. It analyzed the possibility of financial integration between the Italian and the GCC banking industries, and highlighted the opportunities for collaboration and investment by the Arab world in Italy. An entire afternoon session was devoted to Islamic finance

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17 October 2008 - London: Islamic Finance News Forum 2008 - Expanding the realms of Islamic finance

The Islamic Finance News is holding a one-day itinerary forum in the financial capitals of the world in which the most controversial issues of Islamic finance are debated and future scenarios suggested

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13-16 October 2008 - Istanbul: Islamic Finance Forum - New Markets

Highlighting the growing appetite for Islamic products from Muslims and non-Muslims the summit explored the current state and possibilities of development of Islamic finance in new markets like Turkey, Central Asia, the European Union and Latin America 

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Innovative Product Development - London, 22 July 2008

The seminar has focused on the growing investors and customers appetite for value-added returns especially in riskier asset classes such as derivatives, fixed-income, capital markets and private equity products

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The 2nd International Takaful Summit 2008 - London, 14-16 July 2008

Alberto Brugnoni has chaired for the second year in a row what is emerging as the world event on Takāful in the Western countries. It was preceded by a Masterclass and was opened by the Lord Mayor of the City of London

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The World Islamic Banking Conference: European Summit - London, 8 July 2008

The 15th Anniversary of the World's Largest Gathering of Islamic Finance Leaders has for the first time convened in the UK as a further testimony of the growing role of London as the leading western financial centre of Islamic finance

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London 2008 Sukuk Summit, London 25 - 26 June 2008

This annual event again gathered the most important players of the international Sukuk market and was graced by the special address of Kitty Ussher, the UK Economic Secretary to the Treasury

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Islamic Finance: Integration into the Financial mainstream - Geneva, 28-29 May 2008

This conference examined some critical issues arising from the implementation of Islamic finance from the jurist, legal, and practical perspectives. It focused on how to create Shariah-compliance in financial products, and on how to incorporate Islamic Finance into the conventional financial mainstream

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Women in Islamic Finance - London, 19 May 2008

Valentino Cattelan attended on behalf of ASSAIF this first-of-its-kind event on the role of women in Islamic finance. The seminar, hosted by Norton Rose, saw the contribution of key female players on Islamic finance

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The International Islamic Finance Forum - Dubai, 13-17 April 2008

Alberto Brugnoni participated to the 'Guru Day' on "Ethical Financing And Micro Financing In The Muslim World" and debated with Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, on the merits of Shariah-compliant versus conventional microfinance

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Failaka award - Dubai, 24 March 2008

Alberto Brugnoni has moderated the "3rd Annual Failaka Islamic Fund Awards" for the best sharia-compliant equity funds in the world. These funds invest on the basis of extremely stringent ethical and financial guidelines

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