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  Thursday, 1st December, 2011
Tentative Agenda .

On December 1st IE Business School and the Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance will host the conference “Islamic Finance in the 21st Century” to be held in Madrid.

We are delighted to have on this occasion the presence of H.E. Dr. Ahmad M. Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who will talk about the future of Islamic Finance and its increasing importance in economic development in the world today.

We will also have the presence of experts representing business, academia, and government officials to debate issues on new ways of expanding Islamic Finance in the 21st century. The delegates will share their knowledge and insight in contemporary issues and best practice guide to use Islamic finance successfully into practical projects. Please see the agenda for the event below.

Attendance by invitation only.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10.00 – 10.30
Opening Ceremony
H.E. Prof. Osama Tayeb (KAU President) and H.E. Prof. Rafael Puyol (IE University Chairman of the Board of Directors)
10.30 – 11.00 Introduction of the SCIEF:
Prof. Cristina Trullols, SCIEF Director

  • Film about Achievements of SCIEF
  • SCIEF's Web Site Inauguration
11.00 - 11.45 Special guest speaker H.E. Dr. Ahmad M. Ali- Islamic Development Bank President
11.45 - 12.15 Coffee Break
12.15 - 13.15 The Role of Islamic Finance in Universities: its Development and Expansion
  • Dr. Ibrahim Aboulola Professor at King Abdulaziz University
  • Dr. Mehmet Asutay Director-Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance at Durham University
  • Dr. Olivia Orozco Socioeconomic & Business Programme Director at Casa Arabe
  • Dr. Ibrahim Cekici Professor at Strasbourg University
  • Dr. Simon Archer Professor at Henley University of Reading
  • Prof. Ignacio de la Torre Academic Director Masters in Finance at IE Business School-(Moderator)
13.15 - 13.45 Book presentation:
Islamic Economics and Finance: A European Perspective
(Prof. Cristina Trullols and Prof. Abdullah Turkistani)
Dr. Mushtak Parker The Islamic Banker Editor-in-Chief (Moderator)
13.45 - 13.50 Ms. Maria Paz Ramos Resa (Chief Executive Officer Invest in Spain)
13.50 - 14.05 Closing Remarks: (Dr. Celia de Anca Director-Center for Diversity in Global Management & Dr. Hisham Bardesi-Dean of Deanship of Distance Learning)
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