Forum Programme

FORUM NAVIGATION GUIDE
LEADERS PANEL YOUTH PANEL WOMEN PANEL PANEL DISCUSSION INSIGHTS MASTERCLASS NETWORKING SESSION ARTS AND CULTURE
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PRE FORUM Monday 28th October 28th | 29th | 30th | 31st
FORUM REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION: 09.00 AM TO 6.00 PM

Main Programme
Day one: Global Opportunities - Tuesday (29th october 2013)
07:00am - 08:00am  
Registration
Arrival of Delegates. Guests and VIPs
09:00am - 12.45pm  
Opening session of the 9th wief
Qur'an Recitation

Welcoming Remarks by the Hon.Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation

Remarks by H.E. Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, Islamic Development Bank and Honorary Fellow, WIEF Foundation

Opening Address by The Hon. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, PM of Malaysia & Patron of WIEF Foundation

Special Address by Leaders
12.45pm - 02:00pm  
BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH
Venue: Capital Hall
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Ministerial panel
Policy framework for growth

Speakers:
03:30pm - 05:00pm
PLENARY 1
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CEO PANEL:
Doing Business in a Changing World
The challenges to business are increasingly complex in the competitive 21st century. What have these challenges evolved into? How do we tackle them?

Speakers:
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GALA DINNER
(Hosted by PM of Malaysia)
Venue: Capital Hall
Open to All Participants

 
Day Two: Smart Economies - Wednesday (30th october 2013)
09:00am - 10:00am
PLENARY 2
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Face to face
Smart Cities
Conversation with Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Speakers:
10:00am - 11:30am
PLENARY 3
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Designing the future
Why do we need smart cities?
How do we best design cities of the future, where culture, form, function and technology converge to improve the quality of life of its people, as well as boost their economic productivity in a globally connected world?

Speakers:
11:30am - 01:00pm
PLENARY 4
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central bankers panel
harmonizing global standards on islamic finance
A concerted effort in harmonizing global standards is vital to push the Islamic Finance Industry forward. What are the policy making steps to achieve that?

Speakers:
01:00pm - 02:00pm  
business networking lunch
Venue: Capital Hall
02:00pm - 03:30pm
PLENARY 5
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Bankers panel
internationalising Islamic Finance
Islamic Finance is reaching a tipping point and is poised to serve a larger market.
What does it take to push those market boundaries?

Speakers:
03:30pm - 05:00pm
PLENARY 6
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Capitalising the online market
The cost of setting up online businesses in developing economies can be sky high.
What can be done to mitigate cost in this promising market?

Speakers:
05:00pm - 06:00pm
PLENARY 7
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Developing Global Connectivity through Digital Technology
Advancements in digital technology and innovation foster entrepreneurship, enable nations to develop rapidly and connect the world in new ways. What is the role of tech cities in developing the digital technology industry? What are the prospects and opportunities for collaboration between these clusters around the world?

Speakers:
 
Day three: Smart Societies - thursday (31st october 2013)
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Business networking breakfast (BNB)
Venue: Capital Hall
BNB is developed to encourage greater business networking opportunities for the Forum participants. The BNB during the 9th WIEF will allow like-minded individuals to get to know each other in an informal setting and discuss relevant issues pertaining to their respective industry.

Speakers:
9:45am - 10:00am  
Special Keynote Address
 
Speakers:
10:00am - 11:30am
PLENARY 8
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Promoting Transnational Education
Quality education is in high demand, necessitating the establishment of reputable universities in emerging economies. What is the growth trajectory of this market?

Speakers:
11:30am - 01:00pm
PLENARY 9
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Women in the corporate world
Unlocking the potential of women as critical growth drivers at the top of corporations.

Speakers:
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business networking lunch
Venue: Capital Hall
02:00pm - 03:30pm
PLENARY 10
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Global Health Challenges:
Stemming the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases
Non-communicable diseases (NCD) account for more than 60% of global deaths with most occurring in low to middle income countries. Without new interventions, the casualty will rise causing severe damage to economic development and healthcare systems. What are the preventive steps available in the healthcare industry?

Speakers:
03:30pm - 05:00pm
PLENARY 11
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Exploring Microfinance in Social Enterprise
Small scale lending can be an effective way to support social businesses. What are the potentials and limitations of microfinancing and how can it impact social enterprises in the future?

Speakers:
05:00pm - 06:00pm
PLENARY 12
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FACE TO FACE
  • Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia and Founder of Tune Group, Malaysia
  • Nisha Pillai, News Anchor(BBC World News), United Kingdom
06:00pm - 06:30pm  
Closing Session

9TH WIEF LONDON STATEMENT

SPECIAL ADDRESS BY A VIP REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UK GOVERNMENT

VOTE OF THANKS BY THE HON. TUN MUSA HITAM, CHAIRMAN, WIEF FOUNDATION

 
 MASTER CLASS (London Suite)
Day Two - Wednesday (30th october 2013)
09:00am - 10:00am
MASTERCLASS 1
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Youth unemployment and apprenticeship
Explore the idea of apprenticeship or internship to address youth unemployment.

Speakers:
  • Vishnu Swaminathan, Country Director/India Representative, Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Republic of India
  • Shabir Randaree CBE, Mosaic National Advisory Board, United Kingdom 
  • Andrew Ward, Development Director Youth Business International (YBI), United Kingdom 
10:00am - 11:00am
MASTERCLASS 2
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Financing options for start-up businesses
Explore different financing options for new businesses.

Speakers:
11:00am - 12:00pm
MASTERCLASS 3
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Transformative Arts: Promoting a Positive Image
How do we develop arts and literature as a powerful tool to promote a positive image?

Speakers:
12:00pm - 01:00pm
MASTERCLASS 4
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Media Strategies, Covering the Transforming MENA Region
Providing a better understanding of the MENA region and its changing socio-political and media landscape.

Speakers:
  • Dr Hany Al Konayayyesi, Manager of News Output, Al Jazeera English, Qatar
02:00pm - 03:30pm
MASTERCLASS 5
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Developing the Concept of Halal Tourism
Discover the prospect of providing halal tourism in hotel, food and entertainment.

Speakers:
03:30pm - 05:00pm
MASTERCLASS 6
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Global philanthropy
investing in the future
Discover the power of philanthropy in shaping people and economies.

Speakers:
 
Day three - thursday (31st october 2013)
10:00am - 11:30am
MASTERCLASS 7
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Islamic Capital Market and Infrastructure
Examine the importance of developing an Islamic Capital Market and providing Sharia compliant solutions to infrastructure financing.

Speakers:
11:30am - 01:00pm
MASTERCLASS 8 
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Islamic Finance and Education
Examine the importance of education in building Islamic finance capabilities and developing innovative solutions.

Speakers:
02:00pm - 03:00pm
MASTERCLASS 9
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Islamic Finance: Empowering Women in Business
Explore the sophisticated Islamic Finance products available for women businesses and wealth management.

Speakers:
03:00pm - 04:00pm
MASTERCLASS 10
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Social Media: Opening Business Opportunities for Women
Explore the abundant opportunities for businesswomen to build relationships across sectors locally, nationally and internationally.

Speakers:
04:00pm - 05:00pm
MASTERCLASS 11
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Promoting Growth in the Halal Industry
An introduction to the halal industry, its prospect, and the steps to take it forward.

Speakers:

 
Invest Programmes
Wednesday 30th October - Day 2
9.30 am - 11.00 am   
Bosnia & Herzegovina 
  • Nina Pobric, Head, Investment Promotion Department, Bosnia & Herzegovina 
11.30 am – 1.00 pm   
Kosovo
  • Valdrin Lluka, Investment Promotion Agency, Kosovo
2.00 pm – 3.30   
Afghanistan
  • H. E. Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance, Afghanistan
Thursday 31st October - Day 3
11.30 am – 1.00 pm  
Pakistan
  • H.E. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm   
Tun Abdullah’s Roundtable with MCB
Special Programmes
Wednesday 30th October - Day 2
9.00am - 5.00pm  
SPONSORS PROGRAMME
Priority for Strategic and Platinum Sponsors.
Time frame per session: Strategic – 2 hours, Platinum – 1 hour
Thursday 31st October - Day 3
9.00am - 5.00pm  
SPONSORS PROGRAMME
Priority for Strategic and Platinum Sponsors.
Time frame per session: Strategic – 2 hours, Platinum – 1 hour



 
9th WIEF Expo Marketplace of creative arts (MOCAfest) British Business Pavilion (By invitation only)
Date : 29th - 31st Oct 2013
Time : 9.00am - 5.30pm
Venue : Capital Hall
Date : 29th - 31st Oct 2013
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Venue : ICC AUDITORIUM, CAPITAL LOUNGE
Date : 30th - 31st Oct 2013
Time : -
Venue : ROOMS 15-17, CAPITAL SUITE
 
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