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The International Takaful Summit | Your Gateway to the Takaful Industry

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Summit Programme
  Enhancing the Takaful Proposition

Day One: Tuesday 25, February 2014 | Day Two: Wednesday 26, February 2014

Day One
  Tuesday 25, February 2014
8:00 - 9:00
  Arrival & Registration
9:00 - 10:00
  Welcoming Remarks - Inaugural Address
Chair: Tuan Haji Tarmidzi Ahmad Nordin

Abdullah Al-Fouzan – Chairman – Weqaya Takaful Insurance
Firas El Azem – General Manager - Takaful Re| Executive Council Representative, UAE Market - IFTI
Basem Odeh – Chairman of Insurance Executive Committee-KSA | General Manager-Arabian Shield Insurance Co.
10:00 - 11:00
  Keynote Session

Chair: Tuan Haji Tarmidzi Ahmad Nordin

Salient Issues Facing the Global Takaful Industry
M Iqbal Asaria – Associate – Afkar Consulting Ltd

Evolving Takaful Prospects in the MENA Region
Chakib Abouzaid –Group Chief Marketing Officer – GroupMed Reinsurance Brokers

Creating a Robust Qualification framework for the Takaful Industry
Dr Amat Taap Manshor – Chief Executive Officer - Finance Accreditation Agency

11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break & Networking Session
11:30 - 13:00
  Session I : Focus on selected Takaful Markets

Moderator: Tuan Tarmidzi Ahmad Nordin

Current Trends and Issues in Takaful & Islamic Co-Operative Insurance in Saudi Arabia
David Anthony – Director - Standard & Poor's Financial Services Group: EMEA

Challenges for Takaful Operations in the UAE
Oussama Kaissi – Chief Executive Officer – Watania

Potential for Takaful in Africa
Yousif El Lazim Gamma – Senior Underwriter - The African Takaful Reinsurance Company

Making Bancatakaful Work in Saudi Arabia
Ajmal Bhatty - Chief Executive Officer - Alinma Tokio Marine

Global Takaful Insight 2013 – Finding Growth Markets
Irfan Ali –Senior Manager - EY

13:00 - 13:50
  Session II : Family Takaful

Moderator: Safder Jaffer - Managing Director & Consulting Actuary - Milliman LLC - Middle East & Africa

Charting the Growth of Family Takaful in Malaysia
Dato' Mohamed Hassan Kamil – Group Managing Director – Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad (STMB)

Modalities of Supporting Takaful Provision by Re-Takaful Providers
Mohamed Seghir – Senior Marketing Actuary / Vice President - Swiss Re

Challenges for Pension Provision in the Context of Takaful
Zainal Kassim FIA – Senior Partner -   Actuarial Partners Consulting Sdn Bhd
13:50 - 14:45   Lunch & Prayers
14:45 - 15:45
  Session III : Risk Management

Moderator: Dawood Taylor - Senior Regional Executive - Takaful, Middle East - Prudential Corporation Asia

The Increasing Focus on Risk Management for Takaful Operators
Susan Dingwall – Partner - Norton Rose Fulbright

Understanding and Providing for Specific Takaful Risks
Kevin Willis – Director - Standard & Poor's - Financial Services Ratings

An Actuary’s Views on Specific Takaful / Re-Takaful Risk
Zainal Kassim FIA – Senior Partner - Actuarial Partners

Approaches to Address the “Sticky” Qard al Hassan Conundrum
Azman Ismail – President - IIFIN Consulting Sdn Bhd

Enhancing Risk Management Practices in Takaful Industry
Saif Sawalha - General Insurance Manager - Weqaya Takaful Insurance

15:45 - 16:00
  Coffee Break & Networking Session
16:00- 17:30
  Session IV : Re-Takaful Provision

Moderator: Chakib Abouzaid - Group Chief Marketing Officer - GroupMed Reinsurance Brokers

Thoughts on Filling the Gaps in Re-Takaful Provision
Mahomed Akoob – Managing Director - Hannover Re Takaful

Retakaful Capacity from the London Market
Richard Bishop  –  Chief Executive Officer - Cobalt Underwriting

Utilising the MGA Structure for Re-Takaful Provision
Dr Terry Masters –  Chief Executive Officer, Resolutions -  Aon Benfield

Reflections on the Bahrain Takaful / Re-Takaful Market
Mohamed Altooblani – AIG - Financial Controller – Bahrain, Chartis Takaful – Enaya B.S.C (c) & New Hampshire Insurance Company |  AIG Property Casualty

Walid H Jishi – Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Arab Loss Adjusters
Firas ElAzem – General Manager - Takaful Re
  End of Day One
19:30 - 22:00


Presided by :
Eng. Saleh Bin Rashid Al Dhahiry
Chairman of the Board - Emirates Insurance Association
Chairman of the Executive Council - Gulf Insurance Federation
Representative of UAE Insurance Market


Day Two: Wednesday 26, February 2014

The International Takaful Summit 2014 will take place at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE from 25th till 26th February 2014. The programme and venue may be subject to change and at the discretion of the organisers. Admittance to the Summit and related proceedings is by invitation only