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  • SME BUSINESS PAVILION

  • TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER

  • SUSTAINABLE LIVING CLUSTER

  • FINANCE CLUSTER

  • HALAL CLUSTER

  • WOMEN & YOUTH CLUSTER

  • CREATIVE ARTS CLUSTER


Day One | Tuesday 3rd November

Time Icon Activity
7.00am – 9.00am

Registration

 

Arrival of Delegates, Guests and VIPs

Venue: Ground Level - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
9.30am – 12.00pm

OPENING SESSION OF THE 11th WIEF

 
Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
KEYNOTE ADDRESS & OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 11TH WIEF
  • The Hon. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak Speaker 6905 Prime Minister, Malaysia and Patron, WIEF Foundation Malaysia
SPECIAL ADDRESSES
  • H.E. Dr Dragan Čović Speaker 6910 Chairman of the Presidency Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • H.E. Yaqub Eyyubov Speaker 7689 First Deputy Prime Minister Republic of Azerbaijan
  • H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohamed Ali Al-Madani Speaker 6913 President, Islamic Development Bank and Honorary Fellow, WIEF Foundation Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. François Kanimba Speaker 7757 Minister of Trade & Industry Republic of Rwanda
  • H.E. Sun Chanthol Speaker 7459 Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce Kingdom of Cambodia
  • H.E. Axel Jesson Denis Ayenoue Speaker 7765 Special Representative and Adviser of President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon Gabonese Republic
  • H.E. Benjamin Clement Eghan Speaker 7789 Special Representative of President John Dramani Mahama Republic of Ghana
WELCOMING REMAKRS
  • The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam Speaker 6901 Chairman, WIEF Foundation Malaysia
12.00pm – 1.30pm

BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

 
Venue: Hall 1 & 2 Level G
1.30pm - 3.00pm

Panel Discussion

 
Islamic Finance for Green Technologies

Green sustainable growth is the path of the future, and Islamic Finance is poised to assume a pivotal role in its development. What are the green updates thus far on the Islamic Finance front? How far can it go?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon Speaker 7416 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State United Kingdom
SPEAKERS
  • Sean Kidney Speaker 5400 Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
    Climate Bonds Initiative
    United Kingdom
  • Tariq Al-Rifai Speaker 6670 Author, Writer and Advisor on Islamic Finance State of Kuwait
  • Irfan Siddiqui Speaker 6674 President & Chief Executive Officer, Meezan Bank Ltd. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Dato Dr Nik Ramlah Mahmood Speaker 6677 Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
MODERATOR
  • Dr Imran Lum Speaker 5401 Associate Director - Islamic Capital Markets, National Australia Bank Commonwealth of Australia
1.30pm - 3.00pm

MASTERCLASS

 
Creating a Circular Economy with Zero-Waste Technologies

A world with increasing demand means more waste. The existing technology we have only produces more goods with heaps of waste as a by-product. The linear economic model is not sustainable. What is the prospect of creating a circular economy? What do we know about zero-waste technologies?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Dr Janez Potočnik Speaker 5432 Co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Prof. Dr Pieternal A.M. Claassen Speaker 7609 Senior Scientist, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research The Netherlands
Session materials
Dr Janez Potočnik : Transition to a new economic model
 
Prof. Dr Pieternal A.M. Claassen : How can a hydrogen contribute to a zero waste society?
 

SPONSORS PROGRAMME

 

International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) presents:
From Compliance to Impact: A Next Generation of Islamic Investment

Impact investing is an exciting and large-scale opportunity for the Islamic investment industry. During the 11th World Islamic Economic Forum, INCEIF and Fajr Capital will bring together thought leaders and key industry executives to discuss how the transition “from compliance to impact” represents a next generation for the industry to enhance its relevance, expand its scale, and demonstrate its authenticity.

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 1 | Room 401 – 402, Level 4

SPEAKERS:

  • Mr Iqbal Khan | Chief Executive Officer | Fajr Capital
  • Mr Sangu Delle | Chairman & CEO | Golden Palm Investments

MODERATOR:

  • Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah | President & CEO | INCEIF

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 
1.30pm - 5.30pm

IDEAPAD

 
Mobile Apps and Digital Content

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G
3.00pm - 4.30pm

CEO PANEL

 
Balancing Shareholder and Stakeholder Interests for Sustainable Profit

Probably one of the most challenging issues in business is being able to sustain healthy profits whilst ensuring stakeholder concerns such as the environment and community welfare are well addressed. How do businesses tread that delicate line?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Matthew Driver Speaker 7601 Group Executive, Global Products and Solutions, MasterCard Asia Pacific
  • Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham Speaker 6689 Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Islamic Berhad & Group Head, Islamic Banking, Maybank Malaysia
  • Ayman Amin Sejiny Speaker 6699 Chief Executive Officer, Bank Alkhair Group Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Melih Araz Speaker 7171 Managing Director, ATA Holding/Ata Invest A.S. Republic of Turkey
MODERATOR
  • Lisa Oake Speaker 6696 Former Co-host of CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box and CEO, Oake Media Republic of Singapore
3.00pm - 4.30pm

MASTERCLASS

 
Understanding the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is the pinnacle of modern technological advancement that will revolutionise our lives in the future. But debates rage on intensively on the potential and dangers of artificial intelligence. To what point can it improve our lives, and to what point can it endanger them?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Dr Stefan Wess Speaker 5435 Chief Executive Officer, Empolis Information Management GmbH Federal Republic of Germany
  • Azhar Kassim Mustapha Speaker 6704 Chief Executive Officer, Nervesis Malaysia
Session materials
Dr Stefan Wess : Artificial intelligence - Childhood dreams or adult nightmare?
 
Azhar Kassim Mustapha : Understanding the potential of artificial intelligence
 
4.30pm - 6.00pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
Developing a Halal Ecosystem in New Markets

Countries wanting to capitalise on the burgeoning Halal industry are sprouting like mushrooms. But they fall short of sustaining its momentum due to institutional policies that continue to impede its progress. What are the right policy changes that can create a strong and sustainable halal ecosystem in these new markets?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Dr Cedomir Nestorovic Speaker 6131 Professor, Management Department, ESSEC Asia Pacific Republic of Singapore
  • Javier Santiso Speaker 6711 Executive Director, Investments, and Head of Khazanah Europe London
  • Marcos S. Jank Speaker 6714 Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Business Development - BRF Asia Pacific Republic of Singapore
  • Hyunju Madison Shin Speaker 6718 Global Regulatory Affairs Manager, Daesang Corp. Republic of Korea
MODERATOR
  • Abdalhamid David Evans Speaker 6133 Senior Analyst, Imarat Consultants United Kingdom
Session materials
Marcos S. Jank - Developing a Halal ecosystems in new markets
 
Hyunju Madison Shin : Developing Halal food market in Korea
 
3.30pm - 5.00pm

SPONSORS PROGRAMME

 

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) presents:
Financial Inclusion for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals; the Role of Islamic Finance

  • In September 2015, world leaders at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets. SDGs 10 and 16 respectively called on countries to “reduce inequality” and “promote peaceful and inclusive societies …” In pursuit of these twin goals, countries need to expand access of their citizens to financial services to achieve much desired financial inclusion. The 2014 Global Financial Development Report (GFDR) found that more than half of the world’s adult population does not have an account with a formal financial institution due to various reasons. However, it noted that Islamic banking is positively related to financial inclusion.

 

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 1 | Room 401 – 402, Level 4
 

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr Imran Lum | Associate Director – Islamic Capital Markets | National Australia Bank
  • Tariq Al-Rifai | Author of the Islamic Finance and the New Financial System
  • Harris Irfan | Managing Director, European Islamic Investment Bank plc
  • Prof. Dato’ Dr. Azmi Omar | Director General | Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI)
  • Sean Kidney | CEO and Co-founder | Climate Bonds

 

MODERATOR:

  • Dr. Savas Alpay | Chief Economist | Islamic Development Bank

 

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SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (British High Commission Kuala Lumpur) Presents: 
United Kingdom Country Showcase 

  • Welcoming remarks by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  • UK Export Finance: Incentives and Islamic financing programs
  • UK Regeneration Investment Organisation: Sharia-compliant investment opportunities
  • Education opportunities and collaborations
  • Skills for professional development and innovation
  • UK Islamic finance professional services in Malaysia

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 1 | Room 403 – 404, Level 4

SPEAKERS:

  • Stella Cox | TheCityUK
  • Ali Sherwani | UK Export Finance
  • Paul Marsh | UK Regeneration and Investment Organisation
  • Nick Edmondes | Trowers & Hamlins
  • Richard Thomas | Gatehouse Bank
  • Gerald Ambrose | Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
  • Daud Vicary | International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
  • Dr Nafis Alam | University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
  • Ken McGowan | Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

 

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SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre (TRCRC) presents: 

Forest New Economy

Forest The New Economy is to discuss about forests as a whole and its natural ecosystem when preserved correctly, provides unmeasurable benefits to the environment, its inhabitants and humans. The economic benefits from the preservation of forested land is widely unknown as current methods of economic gain from forestry is through unsustainable logging and large scale land conversion to agriculture, notably, oil palm plantations. The potential ways of increasing the economic values of forests while preserving the natural environment will be discussed by two expert panelists. The importance of forest conservation, current problems and the potential economic use by keeping forested land intact will be talked on as well.

 

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 2 | Room 405, Level 4

SPEAKERS:

  • Tun Jeanne Abdullah  | TRCRC, NGO
  • Prof. Sayed Azam-Ali |  Crops For the Future
  • Lin Kai  | CYMAO Plywood Sdn. Bhd.
  • Tan Sri Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid | Moderator, Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisor

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

  • Siti Hafizah Mohd Zahrom | hafizah@landskapmalaysia.org
  • Aiman Syazwan Bin Roslan | aiman@landskapmalaysia.org

 

3.30pm - 4.30pm

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

Republic of Ghana Presents: 
Investment Opportunities in Ghana

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 1 | Room 410, Level 4

 

 

 

7.00pm - 10.00pm

GALA DINNER

 

Islamic Social Finance for Humanitarian Financing

 

Venue: Hall 1 & 2 Level G

Open to all Participants

Opening Act by Diplomat of Drums 

 

Welcoming Remarks
  • The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam Speaker 6901 Chairman, WIEF Foundation Malaysia
Special Address
12.00pm - 6.30pm

EXHIBITION & BUSINESS EXCHANGE

 
Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G

Day Two | Wednesday 4th November

Time Icon Activity
9.00am – 9.30am

SME BUSINESS PAVILION

 
Opening Session

Venue: Ballroom 2 Level 3
WELCOMING REMARKS
  • The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam Speaker 6901 Chairman, WIEF Foundation Malaysia
OPENING ADDRESS
  • The Hon. Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Speaker 7448 Deputy Prime Minister Malaysia
9.00am – 10.00am

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
Achieving Equitable Growth in ASEAN’s Urban and Rural Areas

ASEAN is a region blessed with natural resources, and has significant rural and agricultural bases. Yet its economic growth does not commensurate with the development of these sector. In order to achieve long-term sustainable growth, ASEAN needs a cohesive policy to bridge the gap between the urban and rural areas. Where do we start?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz Speaker 6721 Former Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia
  • Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram Speaker 6134 Assistant Director General & Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • H.E. Dr Surin Pitsuwan Speaker 6135 Former Secretary General of ASEAN
  • Dato’ Seri Ismail Shahudin Speaker 7043 Chairman, Maybank Islamic Berhad Malaysia
MODERATOR
  • Tod Gimbel Speaker 6731 Managing Director, Landmark Asia Republic of Singapore
9.00am – 10.00am

MASTERCLASS

 
Developing World Class Human Capital in Islamic Finance

It is a known fact that Islamic Finance is a colossal industry worth more than 2 trillion dollars in assets. But the human capital meant to support it is still in its nascent stages, with a huge number of employment coming largely from its conventional banking counterpart. Why should Islamic Finance build its own unique human capital base? And how do we expedite its development?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Dr Amat Taap Manshor Speaker 6136 Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency Malaysia
  • Prof. Datuk Dr Syed Othman Alhabshi Speaker 6736 Deputy President Academic, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia
Session materials
Dr Amat Taap Manshor - Developing world class human capital in islamic finance
 
Prof Datuk Dr Syed Othman Alhabshi - Developing world class human capital in islamic finance
 

SPONSORS PROGRAMME

 

United Malayan Land Bhd presents:
Investment potential and business opportunity with UMLand in residential, commercial and industrial development  

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 2 | Room 401-402, Level 4

SPEAKERS:

  • Datuk Charlie Chia | CEO | UMLand Berhad
  • Mohd Noor Salam | Head of Subsidiary | Tentu Teguh Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mazufi Abd Mutalib | Head of Subsidiary | UMCity Medini Lakeside Sdn. Bhd.

 

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

 

INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 
9:00am - 11:15am

IDEAPAD

 
Sustainable Living & Social Enterprise

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G
9.30am – 11.00am

SME BUSINESS PAVILION

 
Ministerial Dialogue: Building Resilient SMEs for Sustainable Growth

Venue: Ballroom 1 Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • H.E. Sun Chanthol Speaker 7459 Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce Kingdom of Cambodia
  • H.E. François Kanimba Speaker 7757 Minister of Trade & Industry Republic of Rwanda
  • H.E. Ernesto Max Elias Tonela Speaker 7770 Special Representative of President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and Minister of Trade & Industry Mozambique
  • H.E. Axel Jesson Denis Ayenoue Speaker 7765 Special Representative and Adviser of President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon Gabonese Republic
MODERATOR
  • Sophie Kamaruddin Speaker 7752 Anchor & Editor, Bloomberg TV Malaysia Malaysia
9.30am – 11.00am

 

Qatar Financial Centre Authority presents: 
QFC – Facilitating business in Qatar and beyond

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an onshore business and financial centre located in Doha, providing an excellent platform for firms to incorporate and do business in Qatar and the region. The QFC environment offers its own legal, regulatory, tax and business infrastructure, which allows 100% foreign ownership, unlimited repatriation of profits, and charges a competitive rate of 10% corporate tax on locally sourced profits.

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 2 | Room 405, Level 4

SPEAKERS:

  • Fahad Zainal | Chief Administrative Officer
  • Mohammad Al-Hammadi | Business Development Manager
  • Jahon Burhonov | Business Development Manager

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

  • Ms Eliana Maakaroun | elianam@bljworldwide.com
Venue: Ballroom 2 Level 3
11.00am – 12.00am

SME BUSINESS PAVILION

 
Masterclass: Building an SME Regional Ecosystem

A sustainable SME regional ecosystem necessitates a cohesive structure where government policies and multinationals work in tandem to support the growth of SMEs. How can multinationals include SMEs in their value chains? What policy changes are needed in building a sustainable system?

Venue: Ballroom 2 Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Dr Abdulhasan Al Dairi Speaker 6739 Chairman, Bahrain SMEs Society Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba Speaker 6742 Chairman, Crewstone International Sdn Bhd Malaysia
Session materials
Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba : Building an SME regional ecosystem
 
10.00am – 11.00am

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
Biotech Startups and Their Role in Bioeconomy

The emergence of bioeconomy provides sustainable solutions to the growing societal, environmental and economic challenges that we face today. The potential of climate change mitigation, energy and food security and resource efficiency creates a vast array of new markets for startups and SMEs. What are these new markets? What are the roles of startups and SMEs in bioeconomy?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Dato' Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal Speaker 6745 Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) Malaysia
  • Frederic Viala Speaker 6754 Founder and President, Entofood Sdn Bhd Malaysia
  • Mark Beards Speaker 7315 Director of Corporate Development, Cell Therapy Limited United Kingdom
MODERATOR
  • Dr Rikrik Ilyas Speaker 6751 Chief Executive Officer, Innokeys Group Republic of Singapore
Session materials
Dato' Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal : Strong bio based startup and SMEs
 
10.00am – 11.00am

MASTERCLASS

 
Building a Globally Recognised Halal Certification Standard

As the Halal industry continues to expand rapidly across continents, there is an urgent need of standardisation across different markets. It is therefore crucial for the international community to work together to build globally recognised Halal standards. What are the ingredients to make these standards global?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Dr Anwar Ghani Speaker 6137 Former President of FIANZ & Chairman of Halal Advisory Council New Zealand
  • Datuk Fadilah Baharin Speaker 6138 Director General, Department of Standards Malaysia Malaysia
Session materials
Dr Anwar Ghani : Globalized Halal standard
 
Datuk Fadilah Baharin : Building a globally recognised Halal certification standard
 
12.00pm – 1.00pm

SME BUSINESS PAVILION

 
Panel Discussion: When Ideas Meet Funds (A Dialogue between Entrepreneurs and the Funding Community)

The transaction between people with ideas and people with money holds crucial details that need to be understood to increase the chances of businesses getting funded. Which businesses are right for SMEs? What are the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur? What are the skills and knowledge necessary to secure funding?

Venue: Ballroom 2 Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Jamaludin Bujang Speaker 6757 Chief Executive, MAVCAP Malaysia
  • Martin Nygate Speaker 6764 Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Gentay Communications Pte Ltd Republic of Singapore
  • Eddy Lee Speaker 6767 Founder, Deft Intelligence United States of America
  • Ariff Sultan Speaker 6773 Regional Director, Asia, IdealRatings Inc. Republic of Singapore
MODERATOR
  • Dato’ Dr Hafsah Hashim Speaker 6770 Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation Malaysia
11.00am – 12.00pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
Empowering Rural Woman Entrepreneurs

Agriculture is the backbone of a great number of economies spanning the different continents. Yet, the agricultural sector is the most underpaid and the most exploited. As such, women entrepreneurs in the rural areas stand to lose greatly. What are the steps to empower them?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Khatija Barday-Wood Speaker 6776 Founder and Cheif Executive Officer , EIMAN United Kingdom
  • Dr Victoria Kisyombe Speaker 6141 Founder and Cheif Executive Officer, Selfina United Republic of Tanzania
  • Pacita Juan Speaker 6448 Founder, ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle and President, Women's Business Council of Philippines Republic of the Philippines
MODERATOR
  • Dato' Dr Norraesah Mohamad Speaker 6788 Chairman, WIEF Businesswomen Network Malaysia
Session materials
Pacita Juan : Investing in women's economic empowerment
 
11.00am – 12.00pm

MASTERCLASS

 
The Food Problem - Synergising Food Supplies and Logistics

The global food problem and famine is not due to the shortage of food on the planet. It really stems from the inability to distribute food supplies to problem areas in a timely and sustainable manner. What can large multinational food companies do to improve the situation? Is there room for SMEs in the food and logistics business?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Dr Ashraf A. Mahate Speaker 6791 Head of Export Market Intelligence, Dubai Exports United Arab Emirates
  • Prof. Dr Achmad Suryana Speaker 7084 Senior Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic & Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Indonesia
Session materials
Dr Ashraf A. Mahate : Synergising food supplies and logistics
 
Prof. Dr Achmad Suryana : The roles of government and privates in ensuring food security
 
11.15am – 12.15pm

IDEAPAD

 
Healthcare Technology

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G
11.00am – 12.30pm

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kuala Lumpur presents: 
Investment in Kazakhstan

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 1 | Room 401 – 402, Level 4

SPEAKERS:

  • Kairat Karmanov | Deputy Chairman | KAZNEX INVEST JSC
  • H.E. Daniyar | Ambassador | Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Malaysia
  • Yerlan Khairov | Chairman of the Committee of Investments | Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Azamat Askaruly | General Director | KTZ Express JSC (Kazakhstan Railway) of Hong Kong Branch
  • Ilyas Zhangaskin | Head of Division | Special Economic Zone “Astana – New City” Management

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11.30am – 1.00pm

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

Securities Commission Malaysia presents: 
Malaysia’s Islamic Capital Market – Promoting inclusiveness  

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 2 | Room 405, Level 4

SPEAKERS:

  • Opening address by Mr. Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin | Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market
  • Monem Salam | President |  Saturna Sdn Bhd
  • Prof Ashrad Md Hashim | Chief Executive Officer | ISRA Consultancy
  • Rushdi Siddiqui | Co-Founder and Managing Director | Azka Capital
  • Mohd. Radzuan Ahmad Tajuddin | Gerneral Manager and Head of Development | Islamic Capital Market (Moderator)

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

SPONSORS PROGRAMME

 

INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

 
11.00am – 12.30pm

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

University Utara Malaysia presents: 
Roundtable Discussion on Bridging Leadership Deficit Gap in OIC Countries

VENUE: Special Programme Room 1 | Room 403 – 404, Level 4

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

 

2.00pm - 3:00pm

SME BUSINESS PAVILION

 
Masterclass: E-Commerce in SME Development

E-commerce is taking monetary transactions to a new exponential level. What are the benefits of E-commerce to SMEs and what are its barriers to entry?

Venue: Ballroom 1 Level 3
SPEAKERS

  • Sungkyu Chang Speaker 6794 Partner, EY Advisory Practice (ASEAN), Ernst & Young Malaysia
  • Jagjit Kaur Speaker 6797 Head, Digital Innovation & Transactional Banking (Wholesale Banking), Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad Malaysia
Session materials
Sungkyu Chang : What are the benefits of e commerce to SMEs and what are its barriers to entry?
 
Jagjit Kaur : E-commerce in SMEs' development
 
12.00pm - 1:00pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
Islamic Fashion Industry: New Trends, New Markets

The Islamic Fashion Industry is estimated to be worth US$96 billion and is rapidly growing. The gauge of its rapid expansion can be seen through international labels such as Hermes, Aramis, Estee Lauder and Debbie Wingham, adopting modest fashion collections targeting Muslim markets. New Muslim fashion designers are also coming to the fore in this explosive industry. What are the new trends and how far can it grow?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Dian Pelangi Speaker 6452 Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur Republic of Indonesia
  • Zulfiye Tufa Speaker 6804 Blogger and Designer Commonwealth of Australia
  • Melanie Elturk Speaker 6807 Cheif Executive Officer and Chief Designer, Haute Hijab United States of America
MODERATOR
  • Alia Khan Speaker 6450 Founder, Islamic Fashion Design Council United Arab Emirates
Session materials
Alia Khan : Islamic fashion & design council
 
Melanie Elturk :
 
Dian Pelangi : Islamic fashion industry
 
Zulfiye Tufa : The hijab stylist
 
12.00pm - 1:00pm

MASTERCLASS

 
Women Empowerment: ASEAN Case Studies

ASEAN has been a shining example of women empowerment in all of public life in community, business and government. Who are some of these shining examples? What can they teach our next generation of leaders about gender equality?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Salome Ganibe Speaker 6812 Senior Consultant and Gender Expert, Gender Equality Resource Center, Inc. Republic of the Philippines
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Madeline Berma Speaker 7463 Director, Tun Fatimah Hashim Women's Leadership Centre Malaysia
Session materials
Salome Ganibe : Women empowerment ASEAN case studies
 
Assoc. Prof. Dr Madeline Berma - Women empowerment ASEAN case studies
 
12.15pm - 1:00pm

IDEAPAD

 
Industrial and Infrastructure Technologies

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G
1.00pm - 2:00pm

BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

 
Venue: Hall 1 & 2 Level G
3:00pm - 4:30pm

SME BUSINESS PAVILION

 
Masterclass: SMEs' and Internalisation

In order for SMEs to grow and benefit from economies of scale, they need to think beyond the domestic market. But what are the barriers for SMEs to enter the international market? What roles can the Governments play in developing SMEs’ competitive advantage?

Venue: Ballroom 2 Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • David Wittenberg Speaker 6458 Chief Executive Officer, The Innovation Workgroup Republic of India
  • Datuk Ismail Ibrahim Speaker 6818 Chief Executive, Iskandar Regional Development Authority Malaysia
Session materials
David Wittenberg : Three steps to success
 
Datuk Ismail Ibrahim : Iskandar Malaysia
 
2.00pm - 2.30pm

IDEAPAD

 
Education

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G
2:00pm - 3:30pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
Youth Startups, Future Markets and Social Profits

The age of millenials is coming. New ways of thinking will emerge, and with that new markets serving new functions in society.

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Sangu Delle Speaker 6461 Founder and Chief Executive Officer , Golden Palm Investments Republic of Ghana
  • Muhammed Fazeel Speaker 6463 Founder, Benecure United States of America
  • Dr Shariha Khalid Speaker 6831 Co-founder, Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • Osama Manzar Speaker 6466 Founder & Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation Republic of India
MODERATOR
  • Yusuf Jaffar Speaker 6828 Head, Social Enterprise Ventures, myHarapan Malaysia
2:00pm - 3:30pm

MASTERCLASS

 
Bringing Free Quality Education to Villages

Education is the right of every human being yet millions of people are deprived of it due to conflict and poverty. As a result, the income and literacy gap between the urban and rural areas becomes increasingly wider. What are the steps to bring free education to villages?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Rani Wemel Speaker 6834 Co-founder, MymobileUni Malaysia
  • Tina Sciabica Speaker 6837 Executive Director, READ (Rural Education and Development) Global United States of America
Session materials
Rani Wemel - An initiative of LTT global
 
Tina Sciabica : Overview of READ global
 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

SPONSORS PROGRAMME

 

Maybank Islamic Bhd presents:
Maybank Islamic Sponsors programme

VENUE: Special Programme Room 1 | Room 401 – 402, Level 4

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INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

Trade and Support Division of Gangwon Provincial Government presents: 
Investment promotion of Gangwon provence 

  • Panel 1 : exploring tourism & MICE industry of Gangwon province and promoting investment     opportunity of Gangwon Province.
  • Panel 2 : East coast Free Economic Zone Authority (EFEZ) would like to introduce its development plans and investment opportunities. Consisting 4 development areas, each area has its own development concepts such as tourism, nonferrous metals, and real estate development.
  • Panel 3 : Gangwon trading would like to its role and vision. Gangwon Trading has promoted halal industry of Gangwon Province. We want to make a global business partner.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Liz Shin | Marketing Director | Gangwon Province
  • Moon Hee Won | Project manager | East coast Free Economic Zone Authority
  • Yun Ho Jang | Assistant Manager | Gangwon Trading

 

VENUE: Special Programme Room 2 | Room 405, Level 4

 

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

  • Eun Kyum Kim | micaelek@korea.kr
2:00pm - 3:30pm

IDEAPAD

 
Creative Arts & Modest Fashion

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

Investment Promotion Agency of the Province of Kwzulu Natal presents:
Investment Opportunities in KwaZulu Natal

 

VENUE: Special Programme Room 1 | Room 403 – 404, Level 4

 

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3.00pm – 4.00pm

IDEAPAD

 
Funding Platforms & Fintech

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G
4:30pm - 6:00pm

SME BUSINESS PAVILION

 
Panel Discussion: SMEs’ Gateway to Localisation

Penetrating the existing domestic supply chain is crucial to SMEs’ survival. How can governments build SME capacity through the localisation of the supply chain? What initiatives can be taken to create a sustainable localisation process for SMEs? What synergies can be achieved between MNCs and SMEs with regard to the domestic supply chain?

Venue: Ballroom 2 Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Datuk Mohd Radzif bin Mohd Yunus Speaker 6843 Group Managing Director, SME Development Bank Malaysia
  • Linar Yakupov Speaker 6846 President, Association of Regional Investment Agencies Russian Federation
  • Roshika Singh Speaker 6849 IFC SME Consultant, FIG Advisory Services, South Asia and Advisory Board Member, Fifth Estate India Republic of India
MODERATOR
  • Roberto C. Amores Speaker 6840 Director-in-Charge for Agriculture, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Republic of the Philippines
Session materials
Datuk Mohd Radzif Mohd Yunus : SMEs' gateaway to localisation
 
3:30pm - 5:00pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
Should Academia Include Technical Training for Industry Placements?

It is often said that academia is more concerned with theory and philosophy rather than practical skills that are relevant to the marketplace. Should technical and vocational training be part of academia?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Dato' Boonler Somchit Speaker 6856 Board Member & Advisor, Khazanah's Corporate Development Centre (CDC) Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr Volker Nienhaus Speaker 6859 Former President, University of Marburg Federal Republic of Germany
  • Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Zaidee Laidin Speaker 6865 Member of the Board, Open University Malaysia
MODERATOR
  • Mike Michalec Speaker 6862 Managing Director, EdTech Asia Kingdom of Thailand
Session materials
Prof Dr Volker Nienhaus : Should academia include technical training for industry placements?
 
Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Zaidee Laidin : Should academia include technical training for industry placements?
 
3:30pm - 5:00pm

MASTERCLASS

 
Islamic Social Finance and the Future of Humanitarian Action

Humanitarian tragedies are happening on an alarming scale today. There is an urgent need to address those millions of people affected by conflicts and disasters. The private sector and the financial industry have pivotal roles to play in addressing these pressing challenges. With the rapid emergence of Islamic Finance, what is the future of Islamic Social Financing in addressing humanitarian tragedies?

Venue: Plenary Theatre Level 3
SPEAKERS
  • Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood Speaker 6468 Chief, World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat United States of America
  • Badlisyah Abdul Ghani Speaker 6871 Founding President, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals Malaysia
Session materials
Tan Sri Jemilah Mahmood : Islamic social finance & the future of humanitarian action
 
4.00pm – 5.00pm

IDEAPAD

 
Islamic Finance Products & Waqf Projects

Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G
4.00pm- 5.30pm

SPONSORS PROGRAMME

 

INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

 
4.00pm- 6.00pm

SPECIAL PROGRAMME

 

WIEF Businesswomen Network presents:
WBN Alumni Programme

 

VENUE: Sponsors Programme Room 1 | Room 401 – 402

9.00am – 5.00pm

EXHIBITION & BUSINESS EXCHANGE

 
Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G

Day Three | Thursday 5th November

Time Icon Activity
8.30am – 10.00am

BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST (BNB)

 

BNB is developed to encourage greater business networking opportunities for the Forum participants.

 

Venue: Hall 1 & 2 Level G
ISLAMIC FINANCE FACILITATORS
  • Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz Speaker 7547 Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Malaysia
  • Kunrat Wirasubrata Speaker 7550 Acting Director, Islamic Development Bank Malaysia
EDUCATION FACILITATOR
  • Tan Sri Dato' Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin Speaker 7555 Chairman, Management and Science University Malaysia
HALAL FACILITATOR
  • Attiya Nawazish Ali Speaker 7559 Assistant Secretary General, Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Islamic Republic of Pakistan
SUSTAINABLE LIVING FACILITATOR
  • Sevket Can Tulumen Speaker 7562 Chairman of Foreign Relations Commision, MUSİAD Businessmen's Association Republic of Turkey
HEALTHCARE FACILITATOR
  • Salahuddin Kasem Khan Speaker 7566 Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, A.K. Khan & Co Limited, Executive Chairman, SEACO Foundation People's Republic of Bangladesh
TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR
  • Evelyn Mungai Speaker 7570 Executive Chairman, Speedway Investments Ltd Republic of Kenya
SME FACILITATOR
  • Mumtaz Khan Speaker 7574 Advisor, The National Oil and Gas Holding Company Kingdom of Bahrain
ISLAMIC FASHION & CREATIVE ARTS FACILITATOR
  • Zalfian Fuzi Speaker 7578 Artistic Director & Chief Executive Officer, Theatre Management Associates Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
10.00am – 11.00am

PANEL DISCUSSION

 
The Role of Islamic Finance and Waqf in Healthcare

Healthcare is a very important sector in the economy. Much needed investment needs to be focused not only in commercial healthcare, but also public healthcare for those who cannot afford it. Can the instruments of Islamic Finance and Waqf be used in the development of the healthcare sector? What differences will it make in healthcare compared to its conventional counterpart?

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • The Hon. Tun Abdullah bin Hj. Ahmad Badawi Speaker 7481 Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Malaysia
SPEAKERS
  • Harris Irfan Speaker 6874 Managing Director, European Islamic Investment Bank plc. United Kingdom
  • H.E. Tayeb Abdulrahman Al Rais Speaker 6470 Secretary General, Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) United Arab Emirates
  • Zeinoul Abedien Cajee Speaker 6882 Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa Republic of South Africa
MODERATOR
  • Dr Mohd Lutfi Fadil Lokman Speaker 6879 MD., Executive Director, Hospital Beyond Boundaries Malaysia
Session materials
Zeinoul Abedien Cajee : Awqaf SA & its role
 
11.00am – 12.00pm

FACE TO FACE

 
Conversation with a Personality

Face to Face is an intimate conversation with a global personality on their life challenges, story of success and personal anecdotes.

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKER
  • H.E. Dr Surin Pitsuwan Speaker 6135 Former Secretary General of ASEAN
MODERATOR
  • James Chau Speaker 6885 Special Contributor, CCTV News People’s Republic of China
12.00pm – 1.00pm

MEDIA DEBATE

 

Entrepreneurship: A Platform of Peace

Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
SPEAKERS
  • Chokri Mousaoui Speaker 7095 Chief Executive Officer, Eternal Sun The Netherlands
  • Aziz Senni Speaker 7165 Founder, Impact Partners French Republic
  • Freda Miriklis Speaker 7320 Co-chair, Commonwealth Businesswomen Network (CBW)
MODERATOR
  • Kamarul Bahrin Haron Speaker 7071 Executive Editor Current Affairs, Astro Awani Malaysia
Session materials
Freda Miriklis : Media debate
 
1.00pm – 1.30pm

CLOSING SESSION

 
Venue: Plenary Hall Level 1
11TH WIEF STATEMENT
  • Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Fuzi Haji Abdul Razak Speaker 7089 Secretary General, WIEF Foundation Malaysia
SPECIAL ADDRESS
  • H.E. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro Speaker 7488 Minister of Finance Republic of Indonesia
VOTE OF THANKS
  • The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam Speaker 6901 Chairman, WIEF Foundation Malaysia
1.30pm – 2.30pm

BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

 
Venue: Hall 1 & 2 Level G
9.00am – 3.00pm

EXHIBITION

 
Venue: Hall 4 & 5 Level G

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