Muslim and non Muslim luminaries to address Forum
Kuala Lumpur , 8 October 2009 – Word leaders and luminaries including Sir Martin Sorrel, CEO of WPP Advertising Group, a widely respected figure in the international advertising industry, will join 2, 000 delegates from all over the world at 6th World Islamic Economic Forum ( WIEF) to be held from 18-20 May 2010 in Kuala Lumpur.
Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi, Secretary General of World Islamic Forum Foundation said, “Sir Martin Sorrell, Times Most Influential Figure, will share the platform with renowned speakers in WIEF signature session, The Global CEO Panel: Survival of the Fittest: The New Game Plan.”
He added,” We have invited key corporate figures from the Muslim and non Muslim world, to share their insights and expertise at the Forum. We also expect more confirmations from heads of governments and former leaders. “
Other notable speakers who have confirmed thus far are Mr. Jean Burelle, President Moevement des Enterprises de France; Mr. Nasser Munjee, Chairman, Development Credit Bank and Aga Khan Foundation India; Mr. John Defterios, President, FBC Media and CNN Host; Mr. John Goodman, President- Ogilvy Group, South East Asia; Datuk Ghazi Sheikh Ramli, Founder and President of Malaysian Association of Creativity and Innovation; Dato’ Mohd. Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, Chairman, Proton Berhad, Malaysia; Dato’ Hafsah Hashim, Chief Executive Officer, Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC), Malaysia; Dr. Paul Temporal, Associate Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University; H.E. Dr. Mohammed I. Al-Suwaiyel, President, King Abdul Aziz City for Science &Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Mr. Hisham Hamdan, Executive Vice President, Group Strategy & Business Development, Sime Darby Berhad, Malaysia and Mr. Mukhtar Hussain, Deputy Chairman, HSBC Middle East Ltd, United Arab Emirates.
During the two day Forum, the delegates will explore innovation in business, potentials of industries such as tourism, water management, Islamic Finance, Entrepreneurship, Technology in Education, Islamic Branding, Small Businesses and Logistics. Another signature session which is expected to generate investor interest is the Countries in Focus session, which will see Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Oman and Senegal, presenting on business, trade and investment opportunities.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Patron of the WIEF Foundation, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, will be delivering the keynote address and moderate the special addresses by Heads of Governments.
The 5th World Islamic Economic Forum held in Jakarta in March 2009 attracted 1700 delegates and Memorandum of Agreements totaling USD 3.1 Billion was signed during the Forum.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Eswari Kalugasalam
World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation
2nd Floor, Kompleks Antarabangsa
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
P. +603 2145 5500/+6016 321 4781
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