|12.45 PM||Arrival of Guests & Registration|
|2.00 PM||6th WIEF Roundtable Introductory Speech by Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Member of the International Advisory Panel (IAP), WIEF Foundation|
|2.05 PM||Welcome Address by the Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation|
|2.15 PM||Session1 | Challenges and Opportunities to Doing Business with the Muslim World
With positive growth prospects across much of the Muslim World, particularly in the Asian and African region, there is a surging interest in Europe to venture overseas to capitalise on these burgeoning markets. Though resources can be relatively cheap, bureaucratic red-tape and regressive policies are bad news for business in some parts of the region. But changes are happening fast, and the region looks set for high growth in the next decade.
• What are the main challenges to set up business in the Muslim World?
|3.30 PM||Session 2 Eurozone Crisis: Lessons for the Muslim World
The Eurozone crisis has threatened Euro’s future in many ways. An array of Europe’s economies are suffering impending default, record high unemployment and economic implosion. The contagion went beyond Europe’s periphery into Europe’s core economies of Italy, England and Spain. While austerity measures helped cut public debt, it dampens investor confidence and impedes economic growth. The Eurozone now faces its most difficult period, with economic stagnancy and even the collapse of the Euro looming just around the corner.
• What are the lessons learnt from the Eurozone crisis and how can the Muslim World take heed?
|5.00 PM||End of programme & refreshments|