About WIEF Foundation

The WIEF Foundation is the organising body of the Annual World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), it comprises the Board of Trustees who is supported by an International Advisory Panel and a Permanent Secretariat based in Kuala Lumpur. The Foundation also undertakes various capacity building programmes under the WIEF initiatives of the Businesswomen Network (WBN), Young Leaders Network (WYN), Education Trust (WET),  POWERTALK (WPT),  and Roundtable Series (WRT).

Initiatives & Projects

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WIEF Education
Trust (WET)

The WET is aimed at garnering support and resources from the Muslim world to provide education opportunities to the people at large
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WIEF Businesswomen
Network (WBN)

WBN was mooted at the inaugural Forum in 2005 and it organises the annual WIEF Women Entrepreneurs Workshops
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WIEF Young Leaders
Network (WYN)

The Network holds its Young Leaders events in conjunction with the annual World Islamic Economic Forum
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WIEF Roundtable
Sessions (WRT)

The Roundtable provides an avenue where regional and local business leaders can congregate to leverage on existing business and economic strengths
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WIEF Powertalk
Sessions (WPT)

POWERTALK is a platform for renowned influential thinkers to deliberate and share their knowledge, inspiring communities near and far.
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Upcoming Events


  • WIEF Forum 2024
  • 15 Jan 2024
  • 9:00 am +UTC 8:00
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  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), United Arab Emirates
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In Focus

In Focus Magazine issue 11


28 October 2022


Halal Tourism: Updates and Innovations

Founder of Tripfez Travel and Salam Standard, and speaker for WYN JumpStart,…

18 July 2022


Attracting Investment into Penang

InvestPenang CEO talks on strategies to keep as well as…

4 July 2022


Sustainability and Heritage in Penang

Professor Laurence Loh, conservation architect and restorer, talks about sustainability…

28 June 2022