Date: 23rd & 24th April 2019
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Speakers: 68 Speakers
Anchoring big players like Malaysia and Indonesia, the Asian Islamic capital market has been leading the global industry, not only in size, but also in innovation and diversification. The sophisticated infrastructure of Malaysia is a hallmark of excellence globally, the immense potential of Indonesia’s population and its flourishing sovereign Sukuk market remains captivating to many and the phenomenal market expansion rates in Pakistan and Bangladesh are widely envied.
Together, along with various other newcomers like the Maldives and Sri Lanka – which is looking to issue a sovereign Islamic paper – the Asian continent is expected to be at the forefront of the global Shariah compliant debt and equity markets by leveraging advanced and sophisticated regulations, and attracting masses of global investors into the region to subsequently build its rapport with other regions.
IFN will return to Kuala Lumpur with its prestigious IFN Asia Forum, a two-day event with a renewed focus on issuers and investors on the 23rd -24th April 2019.
Bank Negara Malaysia
Dr Bello Lawal Danbatta
Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)
Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin
Deputy Chief Executive
Securities Commission Malaysia
Abdul Fattah Yatim
Chairman, Malaysia’s National Standards Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services
Vice-President and Head of Real Estate, Jadwa Investment
Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff
Director, Amanah Wholesale Banking, HSBC Amanah Malaysia
Director, ZICO Shariah Advisory Services
Board Shariah Committee Member, CIMB Islamic
Aiza Azreen Ahmad
Director, Strategic Development, Boost eWallet
Chief Corporate and Investment Officer
Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council
Angelia Chin Sharpe
CEO/Country Head, Malaysia and Brunei, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Head of Southeast Asia and Greater China, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Treasurer and Head, Financial Markets, RHB Investment Bank
Co-Founder and COO, hoolah
Head of Legal, KFH Malaysia
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Deputy Chairman, Shariah Advisory Council, Securities Commission and Shariah Board Member
Senior Manager, Markets
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Director, Islamic Business and Product Management, Standard Chartered Saadiq Malaysia
Chairil Nazri Ahmad
Head of Sector – Energy and Facilities Management, UiTM Holdings
Director – Wholesale Banking, CIMB Islamic
ASEAN Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative
Daud Vicary Abdullah
Managing Director, DVA Consulting
Senior Vice President, Treasury and Capital Markets, Cagamas
Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Faridah Bakar Ali
CFO, Khazanah Nasional
Choong Fui Yu
CEO and Co-Founder, Kaodim
Senior Portfolio Manager
Global Ethical Fund
Hurriyah El Islamy
Executive Board Member
CEO, La Française Forum Securities
Managing Director, Emergent Technology Holdings
Partner, Azimuth Global Partners
Hatini Mat Husin
Senior Director/Head, Debt Markets and Advisory, Affin Hwang Capital
CEO, Investment Account Platform
Manager – Depository, Gold Corporation, The Perth Mint
Asia General Manager, SuperCharger
Lee Joo Wee
Head of Debt Markets, OCBC Malaysia
Lee Wan Mone
Executive Director, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
CEO, Thoughts in Gear
Mohammad Hasif Murad
Investment Manager, Aberdeen Standard Islamic Investments
Mohamed Nazri Omar
Head of ArRahnu Business (Gold Pawn Broking-i), Bank Rakyat Malaysia
Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid
Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic
Mohd Izzat Fadhli Azman
Executive Director, Wahed Technologies
Mohd Nazri Chik
Group Chief Shariah Officer, Bank Islam
Head – Islamic Banking, Asia, FAB Siraj
Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
General Manager, Group Finance and Treasury
Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Vice-President, Group Sustainability and Quality Management, Sime Darby Plantations
Data and Analytics Manager, Pegadaian
Managing Director and Country Head, Nomura Asset Management Malaysia
Executive Director, Malaysia Steel Works
Head of Asia Pacific, STOXX
Dr Ridzwan Bakar
Professional Lecturer, Multimedia Universiti, Treasurer, International Waqf Action Council (iWaqf)
Chief Representative, DDGI
Vice-President – Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service
Founder and Managing Director, Belleview Group Belleview Group
Tang Mun Wai
Manager of Fintech, Growth Ecosystem Development, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Founder, Ethis Group
Managing Editor, Islamic Finance News
Wong Wai Ken
Country Manager (Malaysia), StashAway
Yeoh Xin Yi
Executive Director, Head of Financial Risk Management Services, KPMG Malaysia
Director, Investment Banking, RHB Banking Group
Angelia Chin Sharpe
CEO and Country Head, Malaysia and Brunei/ICBU
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Standard Chartered Saadiq
VP and Head of Legal
Kuwait Finance House
Eqhwan Mokhzanee Muhammad
Senior Portfolio Manager
Global Ethical Fund
Advisor, Islamic Banking Window/ICBU
MUFG Bank (Malaysia)
Mohamed Nazri Omar
Nomura Islamic Asset Management
Syed Alwi Mohamed Sultan
Syed Mashafuddin Syed Badarudin
CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management
Last Visit to Kuala Lumpur
Acknowledged by the global industry as one of the most important finance gatherings in the region, IFN Asia Forum will be back in Kuala Lumpur in May 2018. Adopting a new one-day format, IFN Asia will deliver greater impact through a mix of panel sessions, onstage interviews and interactive sessions running concurrently with multiple streams dedicated to the most pertinent and talked-about segments of the industry.
Anchoring some of the most important Islamic financial markets globally, Asia continues to be a region of prime significance to the global Islamic finance community: the sophisticated infrastructure of Malaysia is a hallmark of excellence globally, the immense potential of Indonesia’s population remains captivating to many, the phenomenal expansion rates in Pakistan and Bangladesh are widely envied, relative newcomers such as the Maldives and Sri Lanka are pushing full steam ahead to make their own mark while Brunei is preparing to make a big splash in international waters.
The rollout of new regulations by the likes of Malaysia and Indonesia underscores the solid commitment governments in the region have for Islamic finance. The unabating regulatory support plus the rising affluence of the region’s favorable demographics are core to Asia’s Islamic finance success story, including being the most frequent and largest Sukuk issuer (sovereign and corporate, domestic and international) and the biggest Family Takaful market and having a vibrant Islamic asset management sector as well as a growing banking market. The story has now become even more fascinating as the region is being swept by a strong fintech undercurrent.
With fintech investment in the Asia Pacific region surging, even surpassing that of the US, Asia is the one to watch for new innovations; more significantly, Asia is scaling up to be the home of Islamic fintech revolution. Giving their Middle Eastern counterparts a run for their money, Malaysia and Indonesia are racing to become the fintech destination for Islamic finance, creating an environment conducive and attractive to Islamic fintech start-ups from around the world with new regulations and a focused approach.
Brimming with exciting activities and promising progress, IFN Asia Forum 2018 will provide a platform for international players to engage with local industry stalwarts in lively and constructive discussion about the opportunities and challenges that lie within the Asian Islamic finance market.
Enjoyable session, good networking avenue. Good platform to keep up with current ongoings.
Insightful high-quality discussions at IFN Asia Forum 2017 will certainly help to promote the enhanced agility of the international Islamic finance industry especially in navigating the ever-changing dynamics of finance markets. The forum was particularly successful in highlighting that human capital development is a key prerequisite to enhance the industry’s agility and needs to be supported by a robust quality framework for learning and development – which is at the core of our work in Finance Accreditation Agency that we carry out globally.
A good platform for Islamic financiers to share knowledge and experience. Kudos to the organizers!
For anyone who wants to see, hear and feel the pulse of Islamic finance, this is a great yearly Islamic finance event not to be missed. The FinTech Day is something new, fresh and exciting. Prepare to be disrupted!
The pleasure was all mine. I enjoyed the forum and it was well attended. Will be happy to support this event in future.
Kudos to REDmoney events for consistently executing the large-scale IFN forums with remarkable success. As a speaker at their events, I’ve always been impressed by their excellent planning well in advance and spot-on execution on the event day itself, making the programs flow smoothly and without hiccups. They are, in my opinion, by far the best Islamic finance event organizers by a distance! Keep it up guys!!
Participation in the forum has served dual purposes for us – on the one hand, we have had the ability to showcase and raise further our profile among the participants and second, to network with potential collaborators to further Islamic finance in various ways together which will result in a more accelerated development of Islamic finance than if we were to try to ‘go it alone’. Thanks IFN!
IFN has been a strong supporter in raising awareness and organizing Islamic finance events across the globe, especially in countries across Asia. The ICD has had the pleasure of working with IFN on various events and projects and their main IFN Asia event was a great success in bringing many stakeholders together to discuss the Islamic finance agenda. On behalf of the ICD, I would like to thank the IFN team for the service they provide from year to year, and we look forward to their continuing participation in propelling Islamic finance to greater heights.
I have been participating in the IFN Asia Forum with great regularity since the inaugural event over a decade ago. It is refreshing to attend industry events that evolve and pivot to better meet industry needs, hold participant interest and, most importantly, deliver value to the industry. After 10-plus years, the IFN Asia Forum continues to be a leading forum to bring new ideas to a broader market, serve as a gathering place to connect with existing partners and build new relationships and a place to just learn and develop. We are always impressed with IFN events and continue to leverage them as part of our business and human capital development activities every year. Kudos on another productive and valuable event!
It was a pleasure meeting other panelists and learning from their rich experience. Look forward to staying in touch. Last but not the least, congratulations to the IFN team for organizing a very successful event.
I thought that we had a good session, which laid a good foundation for the rest of the day.
A quick note to thank you for the invitation to speak, and congratulations on a forum very well organized! Glad to have had the time for knowledge-sharing.
Thank you for the invitation to speak at this event and for the very good organization and attendance.
Thank you so much for inviting. I really enjoyed myself. The event was so well organized too. So grand. Well done!
Thank you for the kind message, job made very easy with a great set of panelists. I particularly enjoyed your explanation of Gen-Y behavior, it was very insightful.
It was my pleasure. Many thanks Andrew. I enjoyed it and felt the discussions were relevant.
A big thank you to you and your team is in order for a job well done.
It’s always a pleasure to work with you and the team, Andrew, and I thank you for inviting me to moderate the session. We thought that the event was extremely good and the attendance supports this view. The sessions were all very interesting and there was a very positive vibe throughout.
Congratulations on yet another successful event! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to contribute to the event. We look forward to be of service at the next opportunity!
A very well-organized and attended event. Interesting times ahead for Malaysia. Likewise, looking forward to working with you and the REDmoney team soon, thanks.
Well done to REDmoney for a well-organized event.