Complementary Programmes

Disruptive Change:
Impact and Challenges

The WIEF has progressed into a globally recognised Forum that builds bridges through business. Over the years, our models for business networking and engagement have grown and evolved to suit the different needs of our partners.

The complementary programmes consist of a series of dedicated sessions for organisations or governments that wish to engage with an exclusive group of audience on specific topics of interest.

The Sponsors and Special Programmes offer a niche opportunity for organisations from a wide range of industries to interact and be in touch with potential business collaborators and investors directly.

The Investment Programme serves as an exclusive platform for countries to launch their key investment profiles and showcase trade opportunities to a global audience. Senior representatives from the participating countries will be present to explore and develop lucrative business connections as well as build new partnerships.

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Sponsor Programme 1 Room 3, Level 2

Time Start Time End Corporation Programme Topic Speakers Programme Description
9:30 AM 11:00 AM Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) Investment Opportunities in Halal Hubs in Malaysia Speaker 1 :
YBhg Dato’ Seri Jamil Bidin
Chief Executive Officer,
Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC)Speaker 2 :
Jovina Yong Yee Mun
Sime Darby (China) Enterprise Management Co. Ltd
Speaker 3 :
Zulhalim Ismail
Head of Business Development
TM ONE, Telekom Malaysia (TM)
Malaysia has to take advantage of the growth opportunities in the Halal Hub, with its fullest of its potential, which is powered by new ways of collaborative networking where productivity and competitiveness are enhanced.
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM) Panel Discussion on Infrastructure Funding Speaker 1 :
Promod Dass
Chief Executive Officer,
RAM Rating Services Berhad
Speaker 2 :
YBhg Dato’ John Chong
Chief Executive Officer,
Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
Speaker 3 :
Alexander Chin
Chief Financial Officer,
Sarawak Energy Berhad
Speaker 4 :
Mohamed Nazri Omar
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Danajamin Nasional Berhad
Speaker 5 :
Azhar Zabidi
Chief Executive Officer,
Capital Markets Malaysia
A special panel session which aims to promote awareness on shariah-compliant capital market solutions to fund infrastructure specifically targeted toward infrastructure development in Sarawak.
2:30 PM 4:00 PM Indonesian Investment Promotion Center Investment Opportunities in Republic of Indonesia
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd Phosphate for Growth & Downstream Opportunities at Samalaju Industrial Park Speaker 1 :
YBhg Dato’ Richard Alexander John Curtis
Group Managing Director,
Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad
Speaker 2 :
YBhg Dato’ Isaac Lugun
Group Chief Corporate Officer,
Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad
Speaker 3 :
YBhg Dato’ Norhalim Bin Yunus
Malaysian Phosphate Additives Sdn Bhd
Speaker 4 :
Dr Mazlan Bin Mohamad Director,
Malaysian Phosphate Additives Sdn Bhd
Phosphorus is one of the essential nutrients for plant and animal growth. Demand for phosphate products is increasing due to growth in population, changing diet among developing countries and increased use of fertilizer. Phosphate-chemical hub at Samalaju Industrial Park is targeting to help to reduce the imports of phosphate products and to expand the production of animal feed and fertilizers in the country and globally. The wide spectrum of phosphate products ranging from food phosphates, feed phosphates and fertilizer phosphates is expected to spin-off a variety of value added activities in Sarawak and Malaysia. By exploring the current opportunities and global trend, process innovation to deliver premium phosphate products for greater efficiency, yield and shareholder’s value shall be one of the key priorities be considered for sustainable business development.

Sponsor Programme 2 Room 4 & 5, Level 2

Time Start Time End Corporation Programme Topic Speakers Programme Description
9:30 AM 11:00 AM Pertubuhan Legasi Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Hadhari Global Network Speaker 1 :
YBhg Professor Dato’ Dr Mohd Yusof Othman
Institute of Islam Hadhari, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Speaker 2 :
Professor Kosugi Yasushi
Kyoto University
Speaker 3 :
Professor Dr Muhammad Hashim Kamali
Founding Chief Executive Officer,
Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies
Speaker 4 :
YBhg Professor Datuk Dr Azizan Baharuddin
General Director,
Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM)
Islam Hadhari calls for Muslim to balance between a worldly goal and the hereafter. The concept of Hadhari Global Network is centred on the principles of Civilizational Islam, that is, moderation, social wellbeing and peaceful co-existence. Hadhari Global Network may initiate a network at the level of agencies as well as at the level of individual, i.e., with relevant agencies and scholars locally and internationally such as Pertubuhan Legasi Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Institute of Islam Hadhari, IKIM, IAIS and Kyoto University, Japan.
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) MDEC Workshop on Islamic Digital Economy Framework & Presentation on Islamic Fintech Speaker 1 :
Norhizam Abdul Kadir
Vice President,
Growth Ecosystem Development, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Speaker 2 :
YBhg Dato’ Dr Sirajuddin Bin Suhaimee
Ketua Pengarah,
Halal Hab, The Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (JAKIM)
Speaker 3 :
Abdullah Hidayat Mohamad
Hall Amanie Sdn Bhd
Speaker 4 :
Umar Munshi
Chief Executive Officer,
Ethis Ventures
Islamic digital economy influence, impact & challenges in the digital revolution.
2:30 PM 4:00 PM WIEF Foundation AWQAF Exchange @ WIEF Speaker names will be listed here The Awqaf Exchange @ WIEF – a side programme of the 13th WIEF held on 22 November 2017, provides a unique platform for awqaf institutions as well as relevant stakeholders to come together to network and exchange views on the management and development of awqaf assets.

Apart from showcasing innovative awqaf projects, the Awqaf Exchange @ WIEF will have experienced speakers address the “Evolving Landscape of Social Finance”.  This session will provide valuable insights into the social finance for awqaf projects, Malaysia’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Sukuk framework as well as awqaf project financing by the Islamic Development Bank.

The Inaugural Awqaf Exchange @ WIEF is expected to be attended by 80 participants mainly from awqaf institutions, bankers and financiers, regulators, academics, and NGOs from Muslim and non-Muslim countries.  A former Palestinian Minister of Wakf is also expected to deliver a Special Address during the event.

6.30 PM 7.30 PM WIEF Foundation Alumni WIEF Businesswomen Network (WBN) The WIEF Businesswomen Network (WBN) paves paths for businesswomen to access relevant entrepreneurial resources, network with prominent women entrepreneurs and for them to share ideas as well as experiences. Its objective is to elevate understanding about new or small businesses while disseminating knowledge and skills of women entrepreneurs from all business fields.

Special Programme Room 6, Level 2

Time Start Time End Corporation Programme Topic Speakers Programme Description
9:30 AM 11:00 AM Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Russia – Islamic World : Focus on the Republic of Tatarstan Speaker 1 : Taliya Minullina
Chief Executive
Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
Speaker 2 :
Bekhnam Gurbanzade
Counsellor to the Deputy Chairman
Speaker 3 :
Ekaterina Kamalova                                                Program Director of Directionsof International Programs – Kazansummit
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Serunai Commerce Sdn Bhd The Halal Economy – A new source of economic growth Speaker 1 :
YBhg Datuk (Dr) Hafsah Hashim
Chief Executive Officer,
SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia)
Speaker 2 :
YBhg Dato’ Dr Sirajuddin Bin Suhaimee                Director of Halal Hub Division,
Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)
Speaker 3 :
Kunrat Wirasubrata
Acting Director,
Islamic Development Bank Group, Regional Offcie for Southeast Asia
Speaker 4 :
Amnah Shaari
Chief Executive Offcier and Founder
Global Halal Data Pool & Verify Halal, Serunai Commerce Sdn Bhd
The halal market is no longer exclusive to Muslims. It has gained increasing acceptance amongst non-Muslim consumers who associate halal with ethical consumerism. The demand for halal certified products globally have been on the rise as more consumers are looking for safe, high quality, and ethical products.
Players from every sector of the industry, from multinationals down to enterprises, are looking to capture their share of this growing market. Global brands from food, finance, fashion, travel, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic sectors continue to not only engage in the Halal/Islamic Economy space but are helping innovate products and services which opens up opportunities for many entrepreneurs presenting a major global reach.
Join our panellists for an in-depth discussion and presentation on the opportunities of the Halal economy.
2:30 PM 4:00 PM Iskandar Halal Park Iskandar Halal Park – a complete World-class integrated Halal Ecosystem Speaker 1 :
Mohd Noor Abdul Salam
Chief Executive Officer,
Iskandar Halal Park
Speaker 2 :
Wan Aminudin Aminin
Head of Halal Business,
PIJ Holdings
This corporate presentation is to introduce Iskandar Halal Park (IHP) and update the WIEF participants on the current and future development of the Halal hub. “Iskandar Halal Park” (IHP) – formerly known as “Johor Halal Park”, is a joint-venture collaboration (50:50) between the Johor State Government (via PIJ Holdings) and UMLand. IHP is located at Felda Cahaya Baru, Pasir Gudang spreading over 350 acres freehold land, is presently accessible via Senai-Desaru Expressway, Pasir Gudang Highway, and Johor Bahru East Coast Highway. The park is designed to be a dedicated world-class integrated halal industrial park in Eastern Iskandar Malaysia, comprise a comprehensive mix of development that offer solid investment opportunities, an idyllic living and working environment.
4:30 PM 6:00 PM The Philippine Trade and Investment Center Investment Opportunities in The Philippines Speaker 1 :
Katina Banzon
Commercial Attaché,
Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Kuala Lumpur
Speaker 2 :
Engr El-Shal Sali
Department Manager
Operations and Focal Person on Halal, Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority
* Philippine Economic Outlook
* Investment Opportunities in the Philippines
* Mindanao Investment Opportunities
* Halal Philippines
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