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Dubai International Financial Centre and S&P Global Ratings are pleased to invite you to the event, "Spotlight on Emerging Markets: 12th Annual Islamic Finance Conference – Towards Sustainable Growth".

The conference will be hosted virtually over two sessions on 25-26 October, and will feature leaders from the Islamic financial services industry and senior S&P Global Ratings analysts.

Key Discussion Points:

• The outlook for the Islamic finance industry in 2023.
• How low can Sukuk issuance go?
• Islamic finance industry’s focus on sustainable development and digitisation.
• S&P Global Ratings’ outlook for the GCC sovereign, financial, corporate and insurance ratings.

Agenda | Session 1 – 25 October

12pm: Welcome & Opening Remarks by DIFC and S&P Global Ratings
12.10pm: Panel: Islamic Finance 2022-2023: Towards Sustainable Growth
1.15pm: Session 1 ends

Panelists: Umera Ali – Partner, Dentons; Mohammed Alsehli – Group CEO, Wethaq Capital; and Dr. Mohamed Damak – Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings
Moderator: Sapna Jagtiani – Director & Lead Analyst Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Agenda | Session 2 – 26 October

12pm: Panel: S&P Global Ratings’ GCC Cross-Sector Outlook
1.15pm: Session 2 ends
(*Time indicated in GST)

Panelists: Benjamin Young – Director, Financial Institutions Ratings, S&P Global Ratings; Emir Mujkic – Director, Insurance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings; Sapna Jagtiani – Director, Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings; and Trevor Cullinan – Director, Sovereign Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Moderator: Zahabia Gupta – Director, Sovereign Ratings, S&P Global Ratings 

Register on the link below.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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