Date: 11th April 2017 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

IFN has been showcasing a number of Islamic fintech companies over the past two years at most of the IFN forums, and 2017 will see a dedicated annual event in this space, while continuing to feature this segment in other forums in some capacity. The inaugural IFN Fintech Forum, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, will explore how the convergence of fintech and Shariah compliant financing will advance the Islamic finance industry and most importantly, the possible synergies that exist between new platforms and traditional banking systems.

With growing influence on global investments and altering how business is being conducted, the importance and relevance of technology-based financial companies can no longer be ignored. Driven by innovative start-ups, the booming fintech industry is capturing traditional market share with its approach and there have been calls for traditional financial services companies to tie up with fintech companies to leverage on their penetration levels, rather than compete head-on.

 

Agenda

08:00 – 09:10 Registration
09:10 – 09:25 Welcome Remarks
09:25 – 10:10 Islamic Finance and then Fintech: Where Do We Stand?
Looking at the state of play in Islamic fintech. How well is the Islamic finance industry as a whole riding the wave? What are the initiatives underway?
Moderator: Stuart Hutton — Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical, the UK
Panelists: Alex Armstrong — Founder, TrustExec, the UAE
Adissadikin Ali
— Managing Director/CEO, RHB Islamic Bank
Cassim Docrat — Director, DDCap, DIFC
Luis Maldonado — Professor, IE Business School & Founding Partner, DigitalTakers, Spain
10:10 – 10:30 Reshaping Financial Industry
How to get major financial institutions on board? What kind of synergies RegTech and FinTech are to create?
Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas — CEO, Shape Financial
Panelists: Ridzuan Abdul Aziz — Co-Founder and CEO, RHT Compliance Solutions
Sam Quawasmi — Co-CEO and Co-founder, Eureeca, the UAE
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Growing the Industry through Fintech
The opportunity with fintech is to have a total shift in the way we look at the economy and business. What’s fintech got to offer Islamic finance industry? How can fintech support the industry growth through current model?
Moderator: Vineeta Tan — Editor, Islamic Finance news
Panelists: Kyri Andreou — Co-Founder & Director, Ata Plus
Mohammad Raafi Hossain — CEO, Finocracy, UAE
Umar Munshi — Founder, Ethis Ventures
11:30 – 12:00 Stack Share
Learn about the innovative enterprises and the ways they use technology to advance their businesses
Touch ‘n Go – Trailblazing National Payments through Financial Inclusion and Accessibility with Technology
Syahrunizam Samsudin
 — CEO, Touch N Go
The Future of Fintech Investment Solutions
Stuart Yeomans — CEO, Farringdon Group
12:00 – 12:45 Fintech Exchange: Collide or Collaborate
Does innovation-at-scale for startups come hand in hand with partnering up?Our panel looks at the ins and outs of shaking hands with the wider financial industry. Where are the most promising area for collaboration and what are the threats of wait-and-see approach?
Moderator: Aiza Azreen — Director of Strategy, Axiata Digital Services
Panelists: Arif Siddiqui — Chief Information Officer (CIO), Malaysia and Group CIO, Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Jason Lee — Co-Founder & Director, Finnext Capital
Naysan Munusamy — Co-Founder, MoneyMatch
Nick Ieronimo — COO, Unkapt, Australia
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
 
FINTECH HOUR

Taking place at

Ballroom 2, Level 3, KLCC

13:45 – 14:00 Pioneering Fintech Investment on a Robo Advisory Platform
Stuart Yeomans — CEO, Farringdon Group
14:00 – 14:45 Investing in Fintech – and Why?
Moderator: Johnny Mayo — Entrepreneur in Residence, KERN Ventures
Panelists: Edward Gustely — Managing Director, Penida Capital Advisors, Indonesia
Khailee Ng — Managing Partner, 500 Startups
Sam Shafie — Founder, Watch Tower & Partners
Sam Quawasmi — Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Eureeca.com
 

 

Photo Gallery

IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017IFN Fintech Forum 2017

 

 

 


MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

STRATEGIC PARTNER

The RFI Foundation

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

IdealRatings
IE Business School

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Capital Business
Eurekahedge
Executive Women
TalkMarkets
The Business Year