Speaker

Forum Programme

Disruptive Change:
Impact and Challenges

07:00 AM - 08:30 AM Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching

REGISTRATION

Arrival of Delegates, Guests and VIPs
09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

MOCAfest PRELUDE

This is a light performance serving as a buffer to get people into the hall before the leaders arrive.
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

OPENING SESSION OF THE 13th WIEF

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

MOCAfest PERFORMANCES

This is an intermittent act to get people into the hall in time for the next session.
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM

INVEST SARAWAK

This is a sneak peek on interesting innovations and investment opportunities in Sarawak.
02:15 PM - 03:45 PM

FACE TO FACE

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM

COFFEE BREAK

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Summary: The non-ratification of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the Unites States and the Brexit saga are clear symptoms of a world turning to protectionism. Countries that were once bastions of free trade and neoliberalism like the United States and United Kingdom are now going against their own principle of greater free trade, an economic philosophy that dictates most of what happens in the global economic system since the 1980s. In the West, right wing politics is rapidly making inroads in major European economies, further strengthening the agenda for protectionist policies in the region which inevitably affects global trade. All these are responses to widening income inequality and a debt-ridden system. The world never really recovered from the financial crisis of 2007/8. So today, we seek alternative solutions. The Stockholm Statement developed in September 2016, is one of those concerted efforts to redefine the global economic system. In the Statement, ‘inclusive economic development is the only socially and economically sustainable form of development’. What should this system look like?
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

GALA DINNER

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST (BNB)

6 BNB Clusters:
  1. Islamic Finance
  2. Halal
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Infrastructure
  5. SME and Start-ups
  6. Agriculture
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hall 1

LEADERSHIP PANEL

Identifying the Archetypes of Leadership and Their Unique Roles in Business
Summary:   People are made different from each other, with their unique abilities and leadership styles. The ability to harness these different energies is what makes successful teams and organisations. What are these leadership archetypes and how can they best be utilised in business functions?
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hall 2

MASTERCLASS

Can Herbology Discover Cures for Tomorrow’s Diseases?
This session explains the potential of plants for medicinal purposes. Though this is not new, but the discovery of more exotic plants in the wild, such as that in Borneo, can provide a breakthrough in cures for diseases today and tomorrow.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hall 3

INITIATIVE ROOM

Social Enterprise
Summary: These are group sessions of 10-15 people per group, with the aim of getting participants involved actively in the outcomes of the forum. With the aid of a professional facilitator, participants think of innovative solutions that can become actionable initiatives.   Small groups:
  • Diaspora Enterprises – how can we develop enterprises comprising refugees and minorities?
  • Waqf Business Incubator – how can we unlock waqf capital to establish business incubators to develop sharia compliant businesses?
  • Sustainable Funding for Social Enterprise – how can social enterprise sustain funds?
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

INVEST SARAWAK

A sneak peek on interesting innovations and investment opportunities in Sarawak.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Hall 1

PANEL DISCUSSION

Mapping out Tomorrow’s Business
Summary: With the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the way business is run, manpower is organised and which industries will prevail, will be radically different from what we have today. In this awe-inspiring session, we get a sneak-peek into what tomorrow’s business will look like and how we can be prepared for it.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Hall 2

MASTERCLASS

What are the Essential Differences between Management and Leadership?
In business, we need to strike a balance between getting the organisation in order and inspiring the team to steer the business into new territories and innovative domains. What are the essential management and leadership traits that we should be aware of?
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Hall 3

INITIATIVE ROOM

Agriculture
These are group sessions of 10-15 people per group with the aim of getting participants involved actively in the outcomes of the forum. With the aid of a professional facilitator, participants think of innovative solutions that can become actionable initiatives.   Small groups:
  • From Producer to Market – How can farmers and producers utilise e-commerce platforms and agriculture technology to reach the market directly and rake in more margin?
  • Empowering Rural Innovations – How can we unlock the creativity of the rural areas in agricultural innovations and artisan products?
  • Rural development centres – How can rural development centres become conduits to mainstream trade?
12:45 PM - 02:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

MOCAfest PERFORMANCES

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Hall 1

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Prospect of Fintech in Islamic Finance
Summary: The Islamic finance market size is now within the range of USD1.66 trillion to USD2.1 trillion with expectations of market size to be USD3.4 trillion by the end of 2018. Yet, human resource capital and finance technology (fintech) have yet to commensurate this market boom. What are the challenges and opportunities to fintech in Islamic finance?
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Hall 2

MASTERCLASS

How Can SME Producers Enter into the Mainstream Halal Value Chain?
Summary: The global halal market stands to rise to a market worth of USD3.7 trillion by 2019 but the winners of global halal trade are the big multinational corporations such as Nestlé. This session explains ways in which SME producers can enter into mainstream halal value chain.
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Hall 3

INITIATIVE ROOM

Renewable Energy
These are group sessions of 10-15 people per group, with the aim of getting participants involved actively in the outcomes of the forum. With the aid of a professional facilitator, participants think of innovative solutions that can become actionable initiatives.   Small groups:
  • Small IPPs – How can we mitigate the challenges for small time producers to set up and sell renewable electricity on the mainstream grid?
  • Green Electricity Funding – How can one start an independent solar farm?
  • Zero Waste Technology – How can we adopt zero waste technology in agriculture business?
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM

COFFEE BREAK

03:45 PM - 04:45 PM Hall 1

PANEL DISCUSSION

Reconceptualising Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Summary: The world is moving into an era of automated production and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, which means jobs of tomorrow will be data-driven and knowledge-based. This necessitates a radical change in industrial knowledge and manpower requirements today. But is the current education system prepared to cope for this change? What are the changes that need to be made? How will the young generation be affected?
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM Hall 2

IDEAPAD

A session that brings to stage 4 start-ups with the most innovative ideas to pitch in front of a panel of judges comprising angel investors, venture capital firms and equity crowdfunding operators.
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM Hall 3

INITIATIVE ROOM

Fintech
These are group sessions of 10-15 people per group, with the aim of getting participants involved actively in the outcomes of the forum. With the aid of a professional facilitator, participants think of innovative solutions that can become actionable initiatives.   Small groups:
  • Blockchain Technology – How can blockchain technology be utilised for small business owners?
  • Cryptocurrency – Are digital currencies helpful for start-ups and SMEs?
  • Fintech and Funding Prospects – How does the fintech adoption look and what’s the prospect for funding in this sector?
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Hall 1

PANEL DISCUSSION

Fostering Entrepreneurship Amongst Women
Summary: As we move deeper into the 21st century, gender equality in the marketplace becomes more pronounced. More important than ever, we need more tools and support structure to bring more women entrepreneurs into the mainstream fold, so that they are empowered to make their own life and economic decisions. What are these critical tools? What does a support structure for women entail?
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Hall 2

MASTERCLASS

the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology a Threat to Security or a Revolutionary Opportunity?
Summary: The IoT is the inter-networking of physical devices, buildings, household appliances which are embedded with technology that enables these objects to collect and exchange data, and also respond to their owners with a touch of a button or voice technology. This innovation greatly increases the mobility and connectivity of the things around us, making transactions and logistics faster that we can imagine, but it also poses a security threat. Does the opportunity outweigh the threat of this technology?
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Hall 3

INITIATIVE ROOM 5

Education
These are group sessions of 10-15 people per group, with the aim of getting participants involved actively in the outcomes of the forum. With the aid of a professional facilitator, participants think of innovative solutions that can become actionable initiatives.   Small groups:
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – How can we get students to be educated by ivy-league universities for free through MOOCs?
  • Rural literacy – How do we get quality education into rural areas?
  • Corporate investment into education – What’s the best way to get corporates or corporations to invest in education?
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

MOCAfest SOUNDSCAPE CONCERT

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

OPENING SESSION FOR SARAWAK FOCUS

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

SARAWAK FOCUS

Pan Borneo Highway and the Rural Roadmap
Summary: The Pan Borneo Highway is an ambitious project across Borneo to connect Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei, along with key cities therein. Such an initiative will have massive economic spinoffs for Borneo and create opportunities for the rural communities across the road networks, as well as positive prospects for global trade. What are these economic potentials? What are the areas of interest for foreign investment?
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

SARAWAK FOCUS

Can Renewable Energy Permanently Replace Fossil Fuels in the Near Future?
Summary: About 500,000 solar panels were installed every day in 2015, two wind turbines went up every hour in countries like China, culminating in an unprecedented surge in ‘green electricity’ which saw renewables overtake coal for the first time as the world’s largest source of power capacity. Sarawak, through the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), is launching a massive campaign to focus on renewable energy and relying less on fossil fuels. Can government policy and economic incentives realise this objective? What’s the potential of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy for foreign investments?
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Hall 1

PANEL DISCUSSION

Blockchain Technology and Its Impact on International Trade
Summary: Blockchain technology is the next age of the internet. Today, we can exchange cross-border information such as email directly from sender to recipient. The world of tomorrow in the age of blockchain, people will be able to send anything of value. That includes money, titles, deeds, music, art, scientific discoveries, intellectual property and many more. It provides the strongest case yet for international trade, since blockchain has the potential of establishing a framework where supplier can deal safely and directly with the buyer. What impact does it have on global prices and most importantly our businesses in the future?
12:45 PM - 01:15 PM

CLOSING SESSION

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

Forum Navigation Guide
  • Panel Discussion
  • Exhibition & Pitch Area
  • Ideapad
  • Masterclass
  • Business Exchange
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