Driving Sustainable Growth through Malaysia's Islamic Capital Markets and Banking System
Date: 7th May 2018 Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Remarks
09:05 – 09:20 Keynote Address
Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin –
 Deputy CEO, Securities Commission Malaysia
09:20 – 10:10 Super Trends: Global and Regional Influencers for Islamic Finance and Investment
We examine and discuss key issues and themes influencing Islamic finance and investment in Asia, as well as significant other markets such as the Gulf and Africa. From regulation, to political risk to the ascendancy of fintech – what will offer opportunity and what will disrupt?
Moderator: Arsalaan Ahmed – CEO, HSBC Amanah
Panelists: Ashraf Mohammed – Assistant General Counsel, Asian Development Bank
Indar Barung – Head of Financing, Investment and Syndications, Sarana Multi Infrastruktur
Irwan Abdalloh –
Head of Islamic Capital Market, Indonesia Stock Exchange
Mohammad Ali Allawala – CEO, Standard Chartered Saadiq
Rafe Haneef — CEO and Executive Director, CIMB Islamic
10:10 – 11:00 Fixed Income, Lending and Sukuk in Malaysian Capital Markets
What does the return of global volatility mean for Malaysian capital markets and what is an accurate evaluation of current investment and capital flows into and out of Malaysia? What are the prospects for local bond and Sukuk markets in a rising interest rate environment? What structures and asset classes will find favor with investors in a more volatile investment environment? We ask a leading panel for their views.
Moderator: Nicholas Edmondes – Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Panelists: Charanjeev Singh – Managing Director, NewParadigm Capital Markets
Masumi Hamahira – 
Advisor, MUFG Bank (Malaysia)
Shamzani Hussain – Managing Director and Head of Islamic Banking – Corporate and Investment Banking, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Yeoh Teik Leng  Head, Structured Finance and Loan Markets, Capital Markets Group, AmInvestment Bank
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and Networking
11:30 – 12:10 Managing Risk and Rating Implications
Leading capital markets and investment management professionals discuss the lessons learned so far from the Dana Gas event and ask if Malaysia is immune to such an occurrence. We also examine the effectiveness of credit enhancement measures in the local fixed income market and discuss the associated rating implications.
Moderator: Khalid Howladar – Managing Director and Founder, Acreditus
Panelists: Azlin Ahmad – Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Mohamed Damak – Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings
Mohsin Shaik Sehu Mohammed – Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Maisarah Islamic Banking Services, Bank Dhofar
Simon Chen – Vice-President - Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service 
12:10 – 12:45 Preparing for the Future: Financial Technology in Asia
What does the advancement of technology mean for financial institutions in Malaysia and the Asian region? What role will cryptocurrencies play in the global Islamic finance industry and will asset-linked coins feature in the corporate fundraising process? We assess the latest developments in fintech and analyze likely industry shifts, regulation and developments in product and delivery channels.
Moderator: Johnny Mayo – Business Consultant, SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator
Panelists: Abdul Rahman – Managing Partner, Abdul Rahman Law Corporation
Dima Djani – Co-Founder, ALAMI
Gopal Kiran – Fintech Advisory Lead – Malaysia, EY
Khairul Nizam  CEO, Financial Accreditation Agency
Robin Lee – CEO, HelloGold
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking
14:00 – 14:50 Today’s Funding and Capital-Raising Options for Issuers
What represents an effective capital-raising strategy for local issuers today, across all available product areas and markets? What more needs to be done to bring issuers to market, particularly for corporate issuance?
Moderator: Tahir Ali Sheikh – Director and Head Islamic Advisory, Client Coverage - Group Wholesale Banking, CIMB Investment Bank
Panelists: Chung Chee Leong  – CEO, Cagamas
Faridah Bakar Ali – Director and CFO, Khazanah Nasional
Hazwan Alif Abdul Rahman – CEO, CMC Engineering
Lee Choo Boo – Executive Director, Quantum Solar Park Malaysia
Mohd Amri Sofian – Chief Corporate and Investment Officer, Danajamin Nasional
Yap Tse-Juie  Head of Finance, Alpha REIT Managers
14:50 – 15:00 Islamic Finance 2030-2050
Nik Norishky ThaniExecutive Director/ Country Head Islamic Banking, UOB Bank Malaysia
15:00 – 15:35 Developing Value-Based Banking in Malaysia
We ask industry players to assess the development of Islamic finance and banking in Malaysia, including the adoption of benevolent, risk-sharing and Musharakah-based products and the implementation of initiatives such as sustainability and value-based intermediation. What is VBI, what does it mean for the industry and what needs to be done?
Moderator: Azleena Idris – Head, Legal, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia)
Panelists: Ahmad Ramzani Ramli – Vice-President, Equity Research, Kenanga Investment Bank
Ashraf Gomma Ali  Director/Regional Head, Shariah and Governance, CIMB Islamic
Nik Norishky Thani – Executive Director/ Country Head Islamic Banking, UOB Bank Malaysia
Norazua Mohd Marzuki – Head, Islamic Finance, MUFG Bank (Malaysia)
15:35 – 16:15 Responsible, Sustainable and Green Finance Initiatives
What is driving the demand for sustainable, responsible and green financial products, and how can issuers tap this burgeoning market? Regulatory frameworks, innovation, pricing and placement: what are the factors for success and what are investors looking for? Where and how does green Sukuk play a role? How will governance-driven investment make its mark in Malaysia?
Moderator: Lawrence Oliver – Deputy CEO, DDCAP Group
Panelists: Daud Vicary Abdullah – Managing Director, DVA Consulting
Rozani Osman –
Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Sharifah Bakar Ali –
General Manager, Group Business Development, UEM Group
Simon Lord – Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation
Stuart Hutton  Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical
16:15 – 18:00
IFN Fintech Huddle
A special value-added format gathering fintech experts in their own fields to take the stage in a 75-minute interactive open dialogue. The Fintech Huddle is designed to allow these thought leaders to dive deep, debate and dissect and take questions from the audience on the thorniest and most pressing issues the industry faces in the wake of the fintech revolution and identify where opportunities lie and how they can be best capitalized.

Main themes to be covered:

Investing in Fintech
  • What do investors look for when investing in Islamic fintech start-ups?
  • What risks should be taken into consideration?
  • Which verticals are most interesting?
  • How is blockchain changing the game for Islamic finance?
  • What are the latest blockchain-driven Islamic finance innovations?
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • How have big data and AI changed the way Islamic financial institutions deliver services, engage clients and design products?
  • Is the Islamic finance industry ready to fully embrace big data and AI and the changes that come with them?
  • What needs to be in place for Islamic financial institutions to reap the full benefits of big data and AI?
  • Is there a role for regtech in Islamic finance?
  • How will it benefit the industry?
Moderator: Johnny Mayo – Business Consultant, SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator
Panelists: Kyri Andreou – Co-Founder and Director, ATA Plus
Matthew J Martin – Founder and CEO, Blossom Finance
Muhammad Noor – Co-Founder, Rohingya Project
Niclas Nilsson 
Founder and CEO, Capnovum
Robin Lee – CEO, HelloGold
Umar Munshi — Founder, Ethis Ventures
Wajahat GilaniInvestment Data Developer ,StrikeValuation
18:00 – 18:30 Coffee & Networking
18.30 End of Forum