Programma 2019

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Chiara Appendino – Mayor, City of Torino

Vincenzo Ilotte – President, Torino Chamber of Commerce

Stefano Geuna – Rector, University of Torino



Paolo Biancone - Full Professor of Business Administration, University of Torino


Rafi-uddin Shikoh - Founder and CEO DinarStandard, New York - Dubai
Islamic Fintech - Current Landscape & Path Forward

Reuben Buttigieg - CEO ERREMME, Malta
Establishing a European Regulatory Framework for Blockchain

Stefano Sermenghi - CEO and Co-Founder Big Group
Blockchain in Italy: fundamental tools for the Italian Food Industry


Saeed Kharbash – Deputy CEO - Strategy & Planning, DIEDC/ Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre


Rafi-uddin Shikoh - Founder and CEO DinarStandard, New York - Dubai

Franka Soeria CEO, Think Fashion, Jakarta - Istanbul

Silvano Martinotti – Vice-President, Italian Industry & Commerce Office in the UAE

Tomas Guerrero Blanco– Manager, Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, Dubai

Arwa Hanif Al-Qassim – Senior Project Manager Islamic Creative Economy, Dubai Culture Authority


Dario Gallina – President, Union of Industrialists Torino


Marco Pironti – Deputy Mayor for Innovation, City of Torino

The Smart City Project "Torino City Lab": Using the "Città di Torino" Assets as a Living Lab

Daniele Russolillo – Planet Holding Limited, London-Turin

Smart neighborhoods and affordable housing: a global approach.

Pietro Perlo – President of Torino e-District and Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles “I-FEVS”

Smart Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in the Torino area: applying artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies


Maria Bottiglieri – Responsible for International Cooperation and Peace Activities, City of Torino

Alberto Brugnoni – Managing Partner, ASSAIF


Romano BorchielliniPresident, Advisory Board of the Energy Center / Representative of the Rector of Polytechnic of Turin for the Energy Center

Fadi KattanDean, School of Business and Administration, Bethlehem University

Luigi BiscegliaCountry representative in Palestine, VIS (Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo) / Coordinator of the Yunus Social Business Centre of Bethlehem University

Ziad Alsayeh Head of Planning and Development Department, Municipality of Bethlehem

Wisam Salsaa – Walled Off Hotel Gallery, Bethlehem

14:15 - 15:00  Refreshments


Alberto Brugnoni – Managing Partner, ASSAIF


Marco Giusta Deputy Mayor for Human Rights, International Cooperation, City of Torino

Project MENTOR

Marco De Giorgi – Italian Ministry of Public Administration - Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica

The Social Innovation Fund

Houssam Chahine – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Dubai

The Refugee Zakat and Sadaqa Jariyya Fund

Mario Calderini – Full professor, Polytechnic of Milan

Torino Social Impact and Social Impact Investment (Borsa dei Valori)

Emiliano Giovine – R&P Legal, Milan and Turin

Refugee-led Entrepreneurship


Rafi-uddin Shikoh – Founder and CEO DinarStandard, New York – Dubai


Massimo Falcioni – CEO, Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), Abu Dhabi

Salim Al Ali – Assistant Professor at United Arab Emirates University

Piero Poccianti – President, Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence

Abdur Rahim Ghulam Nabi – Senior Advisor to Assistant Director General at DAFZA, Dubai

Nadim Bardawli – BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates


11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break


Alberto Sacco – Deputy Mayor for Commerce, Tourism, Employment Policies, City of Torino

Alberto Brugnoni – Managing Partner, ASSAIF


Elena Toselli – Ministry of Economic Development - Directorate General for Internationalization Policies and Promotion, Republic of Italy

Hamid Distefano - CEO HalalItalia, Milano

AnnaMaria Aisha Tiozzo - President - WHAD

Andrea Martra – Università di Torino

13:15 - 14:00  Refreshments


Ilaria Bonacossa Director, ARTISSIMA, Turin


Deborah Najar – Director, Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, Dubai

Alia Fattouh – Director, Athr Gallery, Jeddah

13:15 - 14:00  Refreshments

9:15 - 10:00

Haney Abas Helmy – Head of Sharia Review, Dubai Islamic Bank (TBC)
How to structure a Sukuk

10:00 - 11:00

Academic papers presentations

Parallel Session 1 Parallel Session 2 Parallel Session 3
  • Smart Sukuk Structure from Shari’ah Perspective and Financing Benefits: Proposed Application of Smart Sukuk through Blockchain Technology in Islamic Banks within Turkey.
  • Bitcoin-Blockchain Phenomenon: An Investigation on News Titles Influence
  • Bibliometric Analysis of Islamic Finance
  • When the civic-crowdfunding play a crucial role on urban sustainability. The case study of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and the project "A playground for Aurora"
  • Islamic finance and social finance, an opportunity for social enterprises
  • FAST-TRACKING THE ISLAMIC DIGITAL ECONOMY: Strengthening the Eco-system and Enhancing the Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • The reliability and validity of cryptocurrency from maqasid al-shariah perspective: a preliminary study
  • Digital transformation and Islamic ethics in Islamic finance
  • Islamic view towards Bitcoin

11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30

Academic papers presentations

Parallel Session 4 Parallel Session 5 Parallel Session 6
  • The use of cryptocurrencies for hawala in the Islamic finance
  • The synergistic relationship between crowdfunding and corporate social responsibility: A case study
  • Sharia Compliance Crowdfunding And Blockchain; A Case Study Of Safir Platform
  • S&P Islamic Returns with Economic Policy Uncertainty: Symmetric or Asymmetric effect.
  • Norwegian pension fund divestments and the market effects
  • Can the Dow Jones Sustainable Index be useful for evaluating Dow Jones Islamic Market companies?
  • The Concept, Structure and Epistemological Development: Musharakah Tijariah Cross-Border Financing
  • The Comparison Of Home Financing Between Turkey And Malaysia: A Critical Assessment
  • The role of hawala in the Islamic culture. A way to avoid crime financing

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00

Academic papers presentations

Parallel Session 7 Parallel Session 8 Parallel Session 9
  • Islamic Finance and the New Technology Challenges
  • Moderating Effect of Leader Seniority between Governance Mechanisms and Profitability of Takaful Insurance
  • Innovation in Product Development Process for Islamic Financial Institutions in Malaysia: A Conceptual Framework with Ethical Values for Community Benefits
  • Analysis Of The Transmission Asymmetry Of Monetary Policy In A Dual Banking System: Econometric Modelling
  • Transparency and bank risk-taking in GCC banking
  • Developments and Prospects for Islamic Finance in Italy
  • Adoption of Unconventional Financial Institutions: A European Perspective.
  • A Comparative Study of CSR Practices of Islami Shariah Based PCBs and Conventional PCBs in Bangladesh
  • A Study on Integration of Islamic Social Finance through Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
  • An analysis of Dyadic relationship between Islamic Financial Institutions and Takaful Operators and their impact on Economic stability
  • Credit risk pricing: Evidence from dual micro finance institutions systems


15:00 - 15:30  Coffee break