This is a joint event with the UKTI and the UK Israel Tech Hub
We hope you'll join us for our first seminar on FinTech Innovation opportunities in Islamic Finance.
The UK is well established as a global player in the Islamic Finance industry. More than a dozen banks deliver Islamic finance transactions and there is hardly a large professional services firm that does not have specialist Islamic finance teams.
It is also one of the most significant Financial Technology clusters in the world with an extensive and growing ‘FinTech’ community within TechCity. Investment into FinTech in the UK has increased exponentially over the last few years and London now sits alongside New York and Silicon Valley as one of the top FinTech Innovation centres globally.
The purpose of this event is to bring together the growing number of interested parties in Islamic FinTech for an exploratory discussion to examine the application of technological innovation to Islamic financial services. The global market for Islamic services is significant and the technology exists today to reach out far and wide to deliver services digitally and through multiple channels.
17:30 - Arrivals
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of our Sponsors Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.
18:00 - Welcome address
Eddie George, Founder & CEO, NewFinance
Islamic Finance Expert Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq from the Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton, will tell us about Islamic Finance and it's key principles
Islamic FinTech Expert John O'Dwyer, MD at Strategic Apps will tell us about Xenmet which offers commodity transaction services to Islamic financial institutions. See the full case study here.
19:00 Panel Session
Jonathan Segal, Director at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP will moderate the panel
We will also be joined by Clare Sarson, Head of Strategic Trade, Marketing and Partnerships, Financial Services Organisation, UKTI
19:45 - Closing address
Recap, feedback shout-outs, future event details and final messages
20:00 - Seminar Ends / World Cup
For the Football fans amongst you we will be watching the England v Uruguay match in the Cafeteria after the seminar
UK Trade & Investment is the UK Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business
The UK Israel Tech Hub helps drive economic growth in the UK and Israel by building a partnership in technology. Our goal is to create partnerships in which British companies gain a global competitive edge via Israeli innovation, and Israeli innovation goes global via the UK
This event is kindly sponsored by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.
Eddie, Founder & CEO
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