THE INAUGURAL GLOBAL DISCOURSE SERIES

25/11/2009

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Seminar Hall, UiTM International Center

The Inaugural WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse entitled, “Global Economic & Business Scenario: Muslim Countries as the New Emerging Economies” was held on 25 November 2009 at the WIEF-UiTM International Centre, Shah Alam, Malaysia. It was attended by approximately 120 participants comprising faculty members as well as local and foreign students. The Discourse was officiated by the Hon. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Malaysian Minister of Higher Education.

The Discourse focused on the shift in the global economy’s center of gravity, moving eastwards from the Western Northern Hemisphere where it used to be for many decades. The panelists also discussed on the significant rise in the global Islamic Finance and Halal Business, and the rise of many Muslim nations and communities to form part of the new emerging market and some 900 million new middle class consumers in the world.

2.30 PM Arrival of Guests & Registration
3.00 PM Welcome Remarks by YABhg Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation
3.05 PM Introductory Remarks by Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin,
Chairman of WIEF-UiTM International Centre
3.10 PM Speech and Launch of the WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse by Y.B. Dato’ Seri Khalid Nordin, Minister of Higher Education
3.20 PM Discourse on “Global Economic and Business Scenario:
Muslim Countries as the New Emerging Economies”

  • YBhg Datuk Seri Panglima Andrew L.T. Sheng,
    Director, Sime Darby Berhad
  • Prof Mahendhiran Nair,
    Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Business, Monash University, Malaysia
  • Mr Mumtaz Khan,
    Founder & CEO, Middle East & Asia Capital Partners Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Moderator
    Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Mohamed,
    Trustee, WIEF Foundation & Executive Chairman, MyEG Berhad
4.00 PM Question and Answer Session
4.30 PM Refreshment
  • Datuk Seri Panglima Andrew Sheng
    Member, National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) & Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
  • Prof. Dr. Mahendhiran Nair
    Deputy Head of School (Research) School of Business, Monash University
  • Mr. Mumtaz Khan
    Founder & CEO, Middle East & Asia Capital Partners Pte Ltd
  • Dato’ Norraesah Mohamad, Chairman, MyE.G. Services Bhd (moderator)