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27-29 May 2007 * PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Theme: “Global Challenges – Innovative Partnerships”

Day One / 27 May 2007


Day Two / 28 May 2007


8.30 am : Arrival and Registration of Participants.

9.00 am – 10.30 am : OPENING SESSION

9.15 am – Arrival of Prime Minister of Malaysia.

9.20 am – Welcoming Speech by Chairman, World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation, Tun Musa Hitam.

9.30 am – Speech by H.E. Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General OIC

9.40 am – OFFICIAL OPENING ADDRESS – “Innovation in the Muslim World – Innovating New Solutions for the Betterment of Society”
by The Hon. Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia and Chairman, Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

10.05 am – SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS by H.E. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia (Honorary Fellow of WIEF).

10.20 am – Presentation of Mementoes.

10.25 am – Signing of MoU’s.

10.30 am – End of Official Opening Ceremony.

10.30 am – 11.00 am : Morning Refreshments/Informal Business Interaction.

11.00 am – 12.30 pm : LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE PANEL – “Global Challenges and Muslim Leadership in a Globalised World”

Proposed Keynote Speakers:-
 H.E. Abdoulaye Wade, President of Republic of Senegal
 H.H. Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
 H.E. Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohamad Al-Ahmad Al Sabah, Prime Minister, State of Kuwait.
 H.E. Driss Jettou, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Proposed Moderator:-
 The Hon. Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

12.30 pm – 2.25 pm : LUNCHEON FORUM: “Muslim-Western Partnership: Making a Quantum Leap Forward”

Proposed Speakers:-
 H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
 H.E. Jacques Chirac, President, French Republic
 H.E. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany (Chairman, European Union)
 H.E. Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
 The Hon. Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia
 Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK.

Proposed Moderator:-
 The Hon. Alexander Downer, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia

2.30 pm – 4.00 pm : Parallel Sessions

Session A: Succeeding as Global Entrepreneurs – Strategies for Collaboration
* Trends and Changes in the 21st Century
Global Marketplace.
* Forging successful partnerships – key
success factors.
* How entrepreneurs from developing
countries can succeed globally?
* What are lessons to be learned from
most successful entrepreneurs.
* How to take advantage of new global
* Importance of CSR and business ethics.

Proposed Speakers:-
• Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Minister of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development, Malaysia.
• HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Secretary-General, Saudi Supreme Council for Tourism.
• Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head – Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG International, London.
• Mr. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman Emaar Group UAE.
• Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, YTL Group, Malaysia
• Mrs. Lubna S. Olayan, Chief Executive Officer, Olayan Financing Company, Saudi Arabia
• Mr. Essa Al Ghurair, Vice Chairman, Al Ghurair Investment LLC, UAE

Proposed Moderator:-
• Mr. Michael Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd

Session B: China & India: Partnership with the Muslim World
* China and India both have large Muslim
* The Muslim world has vast resources
that China and India need such as
Petroleum and edible oil.
* How to develop a quantum jump in
partnership with China and India.
* How China and India can facilitate
development of the Muslim world.
* Capitalising on new business and
investment opportunities in China and

Proposed Speakers:-

• H.E. Madam Wu Yi, Vice Premier, People’s Republic of China.
• H.E. Dr. Boediono, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia.
• H.E. Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce & Industry, India.
• H.E. Dr. Aziz Pahad, Deputy Foreign Minister, South Africa
• Mr. Arif Naqvi, Chief Executive Officer, Abraaj Capital, UAE.
• H.E. Dr. Omer Bolet, Chairman, Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MUSIAD), Turkey

Proposed Moderator:-
• Mr. Long Yongtu, Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia, China

4.00 pm – 5.15 pm : PLENARY SESSION – “Accelerating Trade & Investments Within and Beyond Muslim Countries : The Way Forward”

Proposed Scene Setter / Speaker:
 H.E. Allal Rachdi, Director General, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade, Morocco

Proposed Speakers:-
 H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Premier, Western Cape Province, South Africa
 The Hon. Dato’ Seri Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade & Industry, Malaysia.
 H.E. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General, UNCTAD/former Director General, WTO.
 H.E. Peter Mandelsohn, Trade Commissioner, European Union.
 The Hon. Warren Truss, Minister of Trade, Australia.
 H.E. Pascal Lamy, Director General, World Trade Organization

Proposed Moderator:-
 H.E. Sheikh Saleh Kamel, President, Islamic Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chairman, Dallah Al-Baraka Group

5.30 pm – 6.45 pm : Visit and Briefing at Tabung Haji (Pilgrims Management Fund) / Tea to be hosted by Tabung Haji.

8.00 pm – 10.30 pm : Dinner
Special Dinner Address on “Developing Trade and Economic Relations with the Central Asian Republics” by H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President, Republic of Kazakhstan

Day Three / 29 May 2007

9.00 am – 10.15 am : Parallel Sessions

Session C: Leveraging Knowledge & Education to Unlock Innovation and Creativity
* Importance of education and human
capital development.
* How to develop creativity and innovation?
* How to succeed as knowledge
* The leadership factor to deliver results.
* Sharing best practices.

Proposed Speakers:-

• HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
• The Hon. Dato’ Mustapa bin Mohamed, Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia.
• Dr. Farhan Nizami, Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Britain.
• Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director-General, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
• Dr. Tariq Yousef, Dean, Dubai School of Government
• Sir Richard Sykes, Rector, Imperial College, London
• H.E. Pehin Abdul Aziz Umar, former Minister of Education, Brunei

Proposed Moderator:-

• Mr. Robert Lees, President, Pacific Basin Economic Council

Session D: Innovative Branding & Strategic Positioning – Keys to Success in a Globalised World
* How can Muslim companies and
enterprises create brand leadership?
* Strategies for positioning and image
* Developing a global brand strategy?
* Communications – getting your story

Proposed Speakers:-

• Dato’ Dr. Mohd Munir Majid, Chairman, Malaysia Airlines.
• Mr. Miles Young, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong.
• Dr. Paul Temporal, Group Managing Director, Temporal Brand Consultancy.
• Dr. Hemawan Katarjaya, Chairman, Mark Plus & Co, Indonesia.
• Dato’ Ahmad Farid Ridzuan, Chief Executive Officer, Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (TV3).
• Mr. Amitava Chattopadhyay, L’Oreal Chaired Professor in Marketing – Innovation & Creativity, INSEAD

Proposed Moderator:-

• Mr. Thomas Martin Heubner, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Group, Germany

10.15 am – 11.30 am : Parallel Sessions

Session E: Creating and Innovating Jobs for the Future – Roles of Government, Business and Training
* The Muslim world requires millions of new
jobs to reduce unemployment.
* Public-private partnerships for innovative
solutions in job creations?
* What will be the jobs of the future?
* How can business assist in generating

Proposed Speakers:-

• H.E. Mariam Al-Roumy, Minister of Labour & Social Affairs, UAE.
• H.E. Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Pakistan.
• Eng. Adel M Fakeih, Chairman, Savola Group, Saudi Arabia.
• Mr. Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labour Organization.
• Chairman, Chittagong Skills Development Centre, Bangladesh
• Mr. Sajjad H Karim, Chairman, European Muslim Forum
• Mr. Ivo Opstelten, Mayor, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Proposed Moderator:-

• Sir Iqbal Sacranie. Former Secretary-General, Muslim Council of Britain/ Member, World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation International Advisory Panel.

Session F: Building Tomorrow’s Innovative Company – Securing a Competitive Advantage
* What are the major challenges facing
companies in the 21st Century?
* How can companies successfully
transform themselves to develop
competitive advantage?
* How can companies be more
* What are future strategies for success
in a competitive globalised world?

Proposed Speakers:-

• Prof. Tarun Khana, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School.
• H.E. Dr. Naguib Sawiris, Chairman & CEO, ORASCOM Telecom, Egypt.
• Dato’ Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia, Malaysia.
• Mr. Michael Hawker, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Group of Australia.
• Mr. Muhtar Kent, President & Chief Operating Officer, The Coca-Cola Co.
• Mr. Tarun Das, Chief Mentor, Confederation of India Industry
• Mr. Swapan Kr. Bhowmik, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, India
• Shaikh Khalid Alireza, Chairman, Xenel Industries & Saudi Cable Company

Proposed Moderator:-
• Mr. Ian Buchanan, Senior Advisor, Booz Allen & Hamilton (Australia) Ltd

11.30 am – 12.00 nn : Guide to Successful Deals

Proposed Speakers:-
 Dato Nazir Tun Abdul Razak, Group Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Bank Berhad, Malaysia
 Mr. Majid Al Sayed Bader Al Refai, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Unicorn Investment Bank, Kingdom of Bahrain

12.00 nn – 1.30 pm : Lunch & Parallel Workshops 1
 Sectoral overview and trends
 Business & investment opportunities in the sector
 Interactive Session with policy makers and entrepreneurs
 Updates on specific projects


Global Industry overview
 Speaker from KPMG

 Dato’ Abdul Wahid Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Telekom Malaysia Berhad,
 Mr. Tanri Abeng, Chairman, PT Telkom Indonesia
 H.E. Dr. Naguib Sawiris, Chairman & CEO, ORASCOM Telecom, Egypt
 Mr. Saadeddine Rafie Hariri, Chairman, Olger Telecom, Saudi Arabia

 Mr. Joe Doering, Senior Vice President, Siemens Telecommunications


Global Industry overview
 Dato’ Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia

 Dato’ Noharuddin Nordin, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)
 Mr. Ebrahim Patel, President, South Africa Chamber of Commerce/Member, WIEF IAP/Chief Executive Officer, TransAfix Holdings, South Africa
 Speaker from ICDT

 Mr. Tariq Sayeed, Former President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm : Parallel Workshops – 2
 Sectoral overview and trends
 Business & investment opportunities in the sector
 Interactive Session with policy makers and entrepreneurs
 Updates on specific projects


Global Industry overview
 Speaker from Ernst & Young

 Datuk Ir. Hamzah Hasan, Chief Executive Officer, Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia
 Dato’ Tan Boon Seng @ Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, IJM Corporation Berhad, Malaysia
 Speaker from Dubai Ports
 Indonesian speaker
 Haji Muhammad Rafiq, Vice Chairman, Al Ghurair Giga Gold Refinery DMCC
 Mr. Abdul Razak Daud, Chairman, Descon Pakistan

 Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, UEM Group

Global Industry overview
 Mr. Ian Buchanan, Booz Allen Hamilton

 Dato’ Sri Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh, President/CEO, Tenaga Nasional Berhad
 Mrs. Roxanne Decyk, Corporate Affairs Director (Global) Royal Dutch Shell, Netherlands
 Mr. Vince Harris, Regional Managing Director,
Asia International Power plc, Singapore. Former Managing Director, Hubco,

 H.E. Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Environment & Water and Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs, Singapore

Global Industry overview
 Mr. Brian Deeson, Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

 HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Secretary General, Saudi Supreme Council for Tourism
 Mr. Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder & Non-Executive Director, Easy Jet
 Mr. Erol Yarar, President, International Business Forum, Turkey

 Dato’ Dr Munir Majid, Chairman, Malaysia Airlines

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm : CLOSING PLENARY SESSION – “Closing the Poverty Gap – How Governments and the Private Sector Can Collaborate in Development”

Proposed Speakers:-
 H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohamad Ali, President, Islamic Development Bank.
 The Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn, Secretary-of-State for International Development, Britain.
 Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Bank Negera Malaysia.
 Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank.
 Mr. Kemal Dervis, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
 HRH Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Aga Khan Development Network, France,

Proposed Moderator:-
 The Hon. Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Muhyiddin Mohd Yasin, Minister of Agriculture & Agro Based Industry, Malaysia

4.30 pm – 4.40pm : Summary of Conference Proceedings & Adoption of Forum Declaration – Dato’ Dr. Michael Yeoh, CEO, WIEF Foundation.

4.40 pm – 5.10 pm : Closing Address by Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

5.10 pm – 5.25pm : Vote of Thanks by Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation.

5.30 pm onwards : Closing Reception / Sectoral Matchmaking

5.30 pm onwards : Matchmaking Opportunities – Deal Making on Sectoral Opportunities:
i. Telecommunications &
ii. General Trade &Other Business Opportunities
iii. Infrastructure
iv. Energy & Water
v. Tourism & Travel

Dated: 19 July 2009

 The Organisers reserve the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the Conference.
 © Copyright World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) 2007. All rights reserved.
 As of 19 July 2009@ 11:31 PM

  1. August 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Im bored) lets play three word story =)

    Three word story is a game in which a story is built by multiple people, who use three words each turn. It is a common favorite of forum gamers, since it is easy to explain and play in a linear, structured fashion. An example game goes as follows:
    * A fat man…
    * … walked into a…
    * … car and it…
    * … was very painful…
    * … but he jumped…
    * … back up and…
    * … dug a really…
    * … small cave that…
    * … had two red…
    * … cats coming out…
    * … from some smoke…
    * … though a blue…
    * … streak speeds by…
    * … forcing twenty wayward …
    * … evidences of fright…

    ok =)?
    Ill begin:

    I opened the door…

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