Date: 23rd & 24th April 2019
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Remaining: 600 Seats
Speakers: 60 Speakers
About The Forum
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
Aiza Azreen Ahmad
Director Strategic Development
Chief Corporate and Investment Officer
Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council
Head of Legal, KFH Malaysia
Deputy Chairman, Shariah Advisory Council, Securities Commission and Shariah Board Member
Senior Manager, Markets
Dubai Financial Services Authority
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
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Portfolio Manager
Global Ethical Fund
Hatini Mat Husin
Senior Director/Head Debt Markets and Advisory, Affin Hwang Capital
Hurriyah El Islamy
Executive Board Member
CEO, La Française Forum Securities
CEO and Executive Director, Alpha REIT
Manager – Depository, Gold Corporation, The Perth Mint
Lee Joo Wee
Head of Debt Markets, OCBC Malaysia
Senior Director of Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Mohamed Nazri Omar
Mohd Nazri Chik
Group Chief Shariah Officer, Bank Islam
Vice-President, Growth Ecosystem Development, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
General Manager, Group Finance and Treasury
ESG Ambassador and Account Director Asset Management, Singapore, Refinitiv
Dr Ridzwan Bakar
Professional Lecturer, Multimedia Universiti, Treasurer, International Waqf Action Council (iWaqf)
Chief Representative, DDGI
Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service
Head of Sustainability
Sime Darby Plantations
Yeoh Xin Yi
Executive Director, Head of Financial Risk Management Services, KPMG Malaysia
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.
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.