11th World Islamic Economic Forum

Securing financial stability and generating growth is at the top of the global economic agenda, especially after years of uncertainty and sluggish development following the 2008 financial crisis. More and more countries, Muslim and non-Muslim, are now seeking an economic model that is more equitable and sustainable. The concept of the Islamic economy is increasingly gaining global traction in the past few years. It has been proven to be more resilient, and it has presented to the world its vast potential to bring upon peace and prosperity with its underlying principle of being ethical and inclusive.

The 11th WIEF will see the continuous promotion of Islamic economy as it convenes world leaders, government representatives, economists, academia, and the business community to address pressing economic and social issues. The Forum also promotes the values of cross-border business and economic partnerships as it provides an international platform for governments and the business community to showcase their cutting-edge ideas, galvanisesupport, and recruit collaborators.

The 11th WIEF will take place on 3-5 November 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MOCAfest Masterclass Series, Sarawak

The program is designed to teach and instill the ability to tell a story through pictures. The best way to learn is from people who have mastered their craft. Peter Sanders is an internationally acclaimed photographer renowned for his documentation of the Islamic World. We want to create such an environment in different places in the world where everyone, from the beginner to the expert, may benefit from Peter Sanders’s vast knowledge and experience of photography and storytelling. The programs consist of four master classes, which form the core of the program, covering various topics. Sidi Peter shares his experiences and stories and then demonstrates. This is followed by opportunities for each participant to shoot pictures at various locations in the area.

WIEF Idealab 2015, Kuala Lumpur

The WIEF IdeaLab 2015 is a 2-day startup empowerment conference to help build a solid foundation for an ASEAN startup community. IdeaLab brings together some of the most promising startups within the ASEAN region to Kuala Lumpur for intense peer networking and investment opportunities from global investors. IdeaLab is a marketplace for exciting programmes that includes the ideation stage by regional business experts, networking pods, the IdeaClinic, the City Mapping project, a startup fair, and ideapad sessions where selected startups get the chance to pitch on stage.

A vast multitude of unprecedented opportunities will soon be made available for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia with ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) coming into effect by end 2015. The ten diverse economies will be integrated into one single market of 600 million people with free flow of goods, services, investments, capital, and skilled labour. This is a defining moment for the SMEs. Game-changing strategies must be put in place for SMEs to fully capitalise on these growth prospects.
10th WIEF Forum Report 2014

The 10th WIEF, jointly organisedby the WIEF Foundation and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was specially designed to support Dubai’s vision to becoming a global hub of Islamic economy.

The Forum saw 3,150 participants from 102 countries coming together to enhance cooperation and strengthen bonds among Muslim and non-Muslim countries. The 10th WIEF Post-Forum Report aims to offer the essence of the proceedings and discussions held and provide a useful source of reference to all participants and the community at large.

The objective of the WIEF is to facilitate business amongst the Muslim World, promoting and encouraging profits that would eventually flow down to the much neglected