International Islamic Forum, 13 - 15 March 2005, Dubai UAE

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Dowjones Indexes

A Global Islamic Focus

The Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes were created for people who wish to invest according to Islamic investment guidelines. The indexes track Shari`ah compliant stocks from around the world, providing Islamic investors with comprehensive tools based on a truly global investing perspective.

Included in the Islamic Market family of index is the broad DJ Islamic Market Index (DJIM-Global) with 1,600 plus companies with market cap of $9 trillion, from which about 29 Islamic indexes have been created covering all regions, almost all economic sectors, and size breakdown (large, medium and small).

Special care is taken to ensure that all securities selected for the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes are acceptable under Shari`ah Law. To this end, a Shari`ah Board of Islamic scholars has been created to counsel Dow Jones on matters relating to the Shari`ah compliance of the indexes' eligible components.

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Let TNT International Express Take The Strain

As previous attendees at the International Islamic Finance Forum are aware, the event produces a lot of important and valuable documentation.

It can be a bit of a strain having to carry it all back home – particularly if it takes you over your baggage limit on the flight.

We are, therefore, pleased to announce that TNT International Express – the official courier partner to the Forum – is making an extra special offer to all IIFF Loyalty Programme members attending the International Islamic Finance Forum in Dubai.

TNT Express will provide a FREE courier service of Forum documentation to his or her office address, anywhere in the world, simply by providing your IIFF Loyalty Programme Identity Number.

Details about how to take advantage of this offer will be available at the TNT stand throughout the event.

Official Media Partners:

The Banker

Since it was established in 1926, The Banker has become the premier magazine and acknowledged journal of record for the worlds investment, retail and institutional banking sectors. Published on a monthly basis with an ABC Certified circulation of almost 25,000, the title offers an unrivalled combination of authoritative news, features, surveys and heavyweight interviews.

The Banker magazine comes with the brand of the Financial Times Group, and provides essential reading for the cream of the worlds financial decision makers across the banking and corporate sectors.

For further enquiries please contact:
Luke McGreevy, Regional Representative, Financial Times Business
Tel: +971 (0) 4 391 4398 or email [email protected]

Al Jazirah

Al Jazirah was first issued as a monthly magazine by the celebrated man of letters Sheikh Abdullah Mohammed Bin Khamees on April 1960 (Zu Alkidah 1379 H).  Then, it was transformed into a weekly publication on 1964, and finally became a daily newspaper on Spetember 20, 1972 (Shaban 12, 1392 H).

Considered to be one of the leading newspapers in Saudi Arabia, Al Jazirah was the 1st to have its own headquarters and printing press, the 1st to upload its publications via Internet and the 1st local newspaper that can be bought anywhere in the world on the same day of publication through auto printing machines.

Al Jazirah prints 3 editions a day in order to keep its readers up to date with the latest news, and to ensure its early availability all over the Kingdom everyday.  With more than 35 regional and international offices, Al Jazirah also offers 4 weekly coloured publications free of charge - International Issue, Digital World, Cultural Magazine and Al Jazirah Magazine.

If you would like more information visit or contact George Kirbage on +971-4-33 264 00

Media Partners:



IFIS is launched by ISI Emerging Markets and Euromoney Institutional Investor in January 2004. The ascendancy of Islamic Finance in the Global markets is unquestioned. The industry is growing rapidly not just in Islamic countries, but also in financial centres across all continents. Innovative financing techniques, investment vehicles and banking products are coming to market every day. Although a wide variety of electronic information services and products are commonly used in Western finance, no ‘professional strength’ information services are available designed to the unique requirements of Shariah compliant industry participants.
The Islamic Finance Information Service (IFIS) will fill this gap. The goal is to:

1. Provide a fresh and deep scope of the Islamic Finance Sector.
2. Increase the awareness and understanding of Islamic Finance.
3. Design and implement an information service which leverages ISI's know how
    on online information services and in lives up to Euromoney’s editorial

Finance Asia

FinanceAsia is an intergrated internet and financial publishing company based in Asia. In origin it is the publisher of leading Asian financial monthly FinanceAsia, a magazine dedicated to the Asian capital markets. This award winning magazine has provided intelligent analysis to Asian decision makers since its inception over 7 years ago.  FinanceAsia is audited by BPA and has a readership of 20,180. Around 75% of its readers are Asian decision-makers, particularly CEOs and CFOs. In September 2001, FinanceAsia launched its newest title, PensionAsia - The magazine of Asian investment management, a quarterly.  was launched in May 2000 and is the definitive homepage for all financial professionals in Asia.  A constant stream of real-time analysis and financial tools make it a vital information source for Asian decision makers.


The Middle East North Africa Financial Network, Inc. (MENAFN) is the leading provider of online and wireless financial content and financial technology platforms to institutions and consumers around the Arab world.

Ten out of the largest 12 banks in the Arab world are MENAFN clients in the customized content solutions. Eight out of Saudi Arabia’s 10 commercial banks are clients.

Other services to institutions MENAFN Mobile, customized newsletters, Research, Corporate Monitor and advisory services.

MENAFN’s site attracts over 400,000 highly targeted visitors regularly. MENAFN’s advertisers promote premium brands using MENAFN channels. MENAFN’s eNewsletter reaches 65,000 subscribers. MENAFN’s content providers exceed 180 and the site is considered a reference by senior executives from key organizations.

For more info, please dial +962 6 5690450 or email us at [email protected]


A monthly magazine specialized in Islamic investments

The magazine started in 1999 and it abounds in the activities and services of the Islamic financial institutions through stories and interviews, the magazine was also present in the conventional and Islamic economic forums to cope with the latest developments in the Islamic investment and banking sectors.

Projects & Services offered by the Magazine:

Investors Guide:
The first guide for all Islamic Banks, funds, and Financial Companies including company information, description and executive management contact details. The guide is also available on CD through

News teller:
Every morning up-to-date news on the economy is available as well studies, reports, issues and news about Islamic Investments. To subscribe to this service just send an email to [email protected].

Media Center:
Various other types of information and media services are available.

Middle East Monitor is a source of prime intelligence that gives you advance warning of key changes in the business environment; regular appraisals of country risk; clear insights into economic and financial trends; and competitive intelligence on company and industry-wide developments and opportunities. With succinct country-by-country analyses, hard-to-find data, and authoritative 24-month forecasts covering government, economy, finance and the business environment, Middle East Monitor is the answer to your strategic information needs. To subscribe to Middle East Monitor please visit

Now in its 11th year, FX&MM magazine is the only monthly journal to serve the international financial market on a global basis. FX&MM is distributed to over 18,000 senior managers and trading professionals in the financial markets. This readership encompasses Heads of Corporate Treasuries, Fund and Investment Managers, Risk Managers, Heads of Foreign Exchange, Heads of Spot/Forwards and Options, Fixed Income and Derivatives.
FX&MM editorial policy is to provide in depth global news, features, interviews and information on new products, leading personalities, ecommerce, currency profiles, trading technology, treasury and banking developments, back office systems, CLS, regulatory news, industry appointments and forthcoming events.


Since 1995, IslamiCity continues to provide comprehensive information on Islam, making it one of the largest Islamic website in cyberspace. Millions of visitors from all over the world listen to Quran, watch Al Jazeera news while learning about Islamic finance and shopping at its online Bazar. IslamiCity is physically based in California and can virtually be reached at

Founded in 2004, " - Executive News" is tracking on a monthly basis the Islamic Finance industry. It covers a media review in a short and comprehensive manner, to be read in less than 15 minutes with a wide range of issues, like trends in the western world, Islamic bonds, real estate, insurance and of course banking. The focus is on deals, companies and people moving the industry. It is a send free of charge to its subscribers and encouraged to distribute and to be shared inside and outside your company. The industry?s bulletin is published by Michael Gassner Consultancy in Germany, which is a specialised adviser on product development and structure, training and public relations for financial institutions in Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia as well a provider for direct investment opportunities.

gtnews has been since 1997, the first 24/7 online strategic information resource for finance professionals the world over and the most read and recommended on line Treasury and finance resource.

With over 1,750 specialist live articles, reports, guides, surveys and polls updated weekly, gtnews has become the first point of call for corporate treasurers and senior finance professionals researching strategic Issues. Problem solving and knowledge updating via the contextual links, are also main attractions for our professional readership.

Investment International

Investment International is the only truly-global investment magazine catering for the expatriate and international investor. With a circulation of 30,000 wealthy, influential readers, every article in the magazine has one goal: to help investors make the best possible financial decisions.

Investment International has been published since 1986. It is distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide, and it has an extremely austere reader-vetting programme in order to ensure only premium-quality investors read the magazine and respond to advertisements.

Cover stories this year include warning of Brazil's demise (in February), the fall in the dollar (article published 1 June), and the crash of the UK property sector (in September).

The magazine combines first-class economic analysis with detailed explanations of financial products to help investors make better-informed decisions about what financial institutions are offering them.

Cover price £4.95, €7.50, $7.50.

AME Info

With more than one million users a month worldwide, AME Info is the leading business and financial information website covering the Middle East.

AME Info also publishes a popular free weekly Internet newsletter with 92,000 subscribers, and hosts AME Info FN, the region’s best-read financial website, with 1.4 million page views a month.

Independently-produced content from AME Info FN is sold to other websites such as MSN Arabia. For the whole of 2003 AME Info is advertising three or four times a day on CNN International, and its green-matrix TV commercial has become well known to viewers.

Islamic Banking and Finance

Islamic Banking and Finance magazine is distributed to 9,000 key decision-makers worldwide, with the main emphasis on the Middle East, Europe, and Malaysia.

Islamic Banking and Finance is a quarterly A4 magazine edited in the world-leading financial City of London. Islamic Banking and Finance is a unique publishing initiative that brings together the views and ideas of leading experts around the world in Shari'ah-compliant financial products and services. You can subscribe for the special introductory rate of £30 for four issues or reach our readership with your own highly targeted advertisement. Call +44 1273 725625 or order online from


BANCO is the only independant Swiss magazine entirely dedicated to the ins and outs of mutual funds. Launched in 1996, when mutual funds were not half as known in continental Europe as they are today,the french version of BANCO very rapidly gained recognition and success among private and institutional investors. A year later, the german version hit the newsstands, warmly welcomed by the german-speaking part of Switzerland.

With a print-run of 20’000 issues per year, BANCO is mainly read by the third party distributors and high net worth individuals.

In 2001, to familiarize the readers even further with the world of funds, BANCO added to its publication, two special editions that consecrated totally on “hot” topics such as hedge funds, ethical investments and emerging markets.

Becoming the most specialized media on the subject has not stopped BANCO from staying true to its original goal: Making finance attractive and approachable!


Arabies Trends is the international magazine on Arab affairs. Launched in 1998, through Arabies - the leading French-speaking magazine on Arab affairs, it has evolved into an essential tool for business and political leaders around the world. Published in Paris, and distributed mainly in the Middle East, it offers top quality information, with an informed, un-biased outlook. Arabies Trends reports and analyzes the events shaping the political, social, and economic attitudes of the Arab Gulf, and the Middle East. Each month, the magazine features a number of interviews with global leaders, enhancing understanding in the international community. In January 2005, Arabies Trends was the only magazine representing the Arab World at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Saneou Al Hadath speaks to the Arab audience of the Gulf States. An accessible and easy to read monthly magazine which looks at current events and business news that affect people's everyday lives, Saneou Al Hadath talks about products we use, companies we know, and people we hear of. It aims to inform its public, and to inspire them through success stories of men and women who made it big.

Saneou Al Hadath takes pride in its in-depth research, objective reporting, and unique European concept within an Arabic context.  The magazine has had incredible success in the GCC; the UAE and Saudi Arabia in particular.

For further information, please contact:

Nina Trojanovic
Public Relations Manager
Dubai Media City
Building 5, # 310
(T) 971 4 391-0760
(F) 971 4 390-8737

Islamic Finance Interactive (IFI), one of the leading publications on Islamic banking and finance industry, is read by senior executives and key decision-makers in Southeast Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world. IFI's featured newsletters cover major developments in Islamic capital markets, Islamic products and services and perspectives on Islamic Shariah, regulatory issues and other related topics. IFI is published by Emerging Finance, Singapore. To findout more about us visit us at . For advertising opportunities please contact us at [email protected] +65-90287115

International Banking Systems Journal provides comprehensive monthly coverage, spanning all the latest news in the back office market. It covers wholesale core systems plus related offerings, such as those for statutory reporting, risk management, confirmation matching and reconciliations, and for processing related areas such as trade finance, derivatives, securities and lending. Other subjects include Straight Through Processing (STP), back office reengineering, netting, continuous link settlement (CLS), internet and intranet banking for corporate customers, centralisation of back offices, Swift and the move to NextGen and credit and operational risk management.  There is also coverage of Islamic Banking, Anti-Money laundering and compliance issues.

It also incorporates coverage of Retail Banking Systems focusing on the retail and private banking back office systems market and related subjects. There is now much activity here, with new players emerging, many large - and not always successful - implementations, and many banks looking for new systems. Strategic reviews are being driven by influences such as the competitive nature of the market, mergers and acquisitions, customer relationship management, and the need to support multiple-channel delivery.  For more information visit

Channel Islam


If you are interested in supporting the event please contact:                                 
Owen Mills
Senior Marketing Manager
Institute for International Research
Dubai - UAE
Tel:  +971 4 336 5161 ext 232
Fax: +971 4 335 2711
[email protected]

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