8th International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance: Risk Management, Regulation, and Supervision
Conference Objectives

The main objective of the conference is to address various practical and operational issues related to the risk management, regulation and supervision, which may include evaluating legal framework and current trends in financial innovation revolving around the key theme of the event.

Conference Program

Day 1: Wednesday, December 20, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                       



8:00 – 9:00

Recitation from the Holy Quran

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome Address by Dr. Khamis Al-Yahyaee, Dean - College of Economics and Political Science (CEPS), Sultan Qaboos University.


9:05 – 9:10

Welcome Address by Dr. Dawood Ashraf, Senior Researcher, Islamic Research Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group


Keynote Speaker: HH Sheikh Dr. Kahlan Al-Karousi, Assistant Grand Mufti and Chair of Sharia Committee, Central Bank of Oman (CBO)

9:10 – 9:30

Panel Discussion: Islamic Banking in Oman Opportunities and Challenges


Moderator: Hon. Dr. Saeed Al-Muharrami -  Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance –  Sultan Qaboos University



His Excellency Abdullah Salem Al Salmi, Executive President, Capital Market Authority, Oman.

Honorable Salaam Said Al Shaksy, CEO, Al Izz Islamic Bank

Mr. Bader Khalid Al Aghbari, Vice President for Banking Oversight, CBO.

Mr. Khalid Jamal Al Kayed, CEO, Bank Nizwa.

Dr. Dawood Ashraf, Senior Researcher, Islamic Research Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group

9:30 – 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 – 10:35

Plenary Session 1 – Islamic Banking – Financial Stability

Session Chair: Dr. Peter Szilagyi

  • The Inter-temporal relationship between capital, risk and efficiency: The case of conventional and Islamic banks by Momna Saeed
  • Determinants of Islamic Banking Stability: Using Generalized Additive Models by Samaneh Eftekhari Mahabadi
  • Board Busyness and Financial Stability: Does Bank Type matters? by Marwa Elnahas


10:35– 12:00

Lunch (Crown Plaza Muscat OCEC)

12:00 – 1:00

Keynote Speaker 2: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Batten (Editor of Emerging Markets Review, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and coeditor of Finance Research Letters). 

1:00 – 2:00

Plenary Session 2 – Islamic Capital Markets

Session Chair: Dr. Hatem Al-Shanfari

  • Interest rate sensitivity of Islamic vs conventional  equities by Zaghum Umar
  • How ownership and governance affects Sukuk financing decisions: An application of a double selection model by Muhammad Suhail Rizwan
  • Style diversification and stability in Shariah compliant equity portfolio performance by Muhammad Wajid Raza


2:00 – 3:15

Day 2: Thursday, December 21, 2017                       


Plenary Session 3 – Contemporary Issues in Islamic Economics and Finance

Session Chair: Dr. Syed Mujahid Hussain

  • Shariah Stock Index Jackpots and Red Zones: Big Data Algorithms to Recommender System by Shahid Anjum
  • The Islamic Origins Of Hypothesis Testing by Zakaria Boulanouar
  • Factors influencing customers' acceptance towards Diminishing partnership home financing: A study of Pakistan by Imran Mehboob Shaikh

9:00 – 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 – 10:30

Plenary Session 4 – Islamic banking – Risk Management

Session Chair: Dr. Jonathan Batten

  • Does Risk Disclosure Quality Reduce Credit Risk of UAE Islamic and Conventional Banks? by Haitham Nobanee
  • Transparency and Investment Recommendations for Islamic Investment Accounts: An Empirical Analysis by Ahmed Badreldin
  • Dubai Islamic Bank: The Impact of Basel III by Brian Kettel


10:30– 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:15

Plenary Session 5 –  Governance and Regulation

Session Chair: Dr. Khamis Al-Yahyaee

  • Islamic Finance, In The Light Of Institutional And Regulatory Framework, For Macroeconomic Resilience And Multipolar World by Mughees Shaukat
  • How to publish in good journals, by Prof. Dr. Peter Szilagyi (editor of Journal of Multinational Financial Management
  • Concluding Remarks by the Conference Organizers

12:15 – 1:30


1:00 – 2:00


Conference Organized
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College of Economies and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, in collaboration with

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (A member of Islamic Development Bank Group)