25 – 26 JUNE 2008 – LONDON : “2008 SUKUK SUMMIT”
This annual event 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.
28 – 29 MAY 2008 – GENEVA : “ISLAMIC FINANCE: INTEGRATION INTO THE FINANCIAL MAINSTREAM”
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.
21 MAY 2008 – LONDON : “LEGAL STRUCTURES AND DOCUMENTATION”
Alberto Brugnoni attended this seminar that provided a detailed insight into the legal structures and documentation needed by the Islamic finance industry and on the relations with the law of the land.
19 MAY 2008 – LONDON : “WOMEN IN ISLAMIC FINANCE”
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.
13 – 17 APRIL 2008 – DUBAI : “THE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC FINANCE FORUM”
Alberto Brugnoni attended the ‘Guru Day’ themed “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.
24 MARCH 2008 – DUBAI : “FAILAKA AWARD”
Alberto Brugnoni 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.
5 – 6 DECEMBER 2007 – FRANKFURT : “2ND ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SERVICES FORUM”
The forum, themed ‘The European Challenge’ was organized by the Islamic Finance Service Board and hosted by the German Central Bank. It made the point on the current situation and prospects of Islamic finance in Germany and the EU.
18 NOVEMBER 2007 – DUBAI : “ISLAMIC AND ETHICAL FINANCE”
This conference was one-of-a-kind to explore how the Islamic financial industry should develop in the coming years and how it could broaden its appeal to socially aware consumers.
6 – 7 NOVEMBER 2007 – LONDON : “ISLAMIC REAL ESTATE FINANCE”
This two-day event focused on real estate Shariah-compliant finance issues and developments both in the Gulf countries and in the EU.