The Islamic Fintech Dialogue
The Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD) is an event that focuses on the convergence of the Islamic finance industry with the financial technology (fintech) industry. Established since 2017, IFD has become a trailblazer for dialogues on this convergence and promises more with enlightening sessions and captivating speakers for the upcoming conference.
This year, we are proud to bring you the 4th Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD2021) under the theme: Sustainability and Inclusivity through Islamic Fintech.
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Why you should Join the Event
Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD) is still one of the most anticipated Islamic fintech events annually. Join us and be part of this global initiative in promoting a better understanding of Islamic fintech policies and Shari’ah compliant practices and their harmonisation, including the development and impact of Islamic social financing in the Islamic finance industry and other global trends. Our expert speakers and panellists will share regional and global insights on current trends and development in the Islamic Fintech industry, focusing on areas such as:
Green and Sustainable Financing
Islamic Digital Banking
Islamic Social Financing
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Who Should Attend?
Our Expert Speakers
Professor Dato' Dr Mohd Azmi Omar
President & Chief Executive Officer (INCEIF)
Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin
Executive Director, ISRA (INCEIF)
Dr Hayat Sindi
Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank
Prof. Dr. Koutoub Moustapha Sano
Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy
Ms. Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)
Mr. Areeb Siddiqui
Mr. Arsalaan Ahmed
CEO, Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd
Mr. Mohd Muazzam Mohamed
Chief Executive Officer, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB)
Mr. Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa
CEO, HSBC Amanah Malaysia
Mr. Ifran Tarmizi
Dr. Muhammad Syahmi Mohd Karim
Deputy CEO, ISRA Consulting (IC)
Ms. Siew Suet Ming
Chief Rating Officer at RAM Rating Services Berhad
Mr. Syakir Hashim
SVP, Business Operations, Wahed
Ms. Ruslena Ramli
Director of FinTech and Islamic Digital Economy, MDEC
Mr. Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
Country Director and Head, ASEAN Business, WorldRemit
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kinan Salim
Lead, i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance, INCEIF
2:00PM - 7:30PM
November 17, 2021
Emcee Greetings & Qu’ran Recitation
Professor Dato' Dr Mohd Azmi Omar, President & Chief Executive Officer, INCEIF
1st Keynote Address
Roadmap For Islamic Fintech To Support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali - Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)
IC Dialogue Session
Bank-Talk: Digital Banks: How Can They Deepen Financial Inclusion?
Mr. Mohd Muazzam Mohamed - Chief Executive Officer, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB)
Mr. Arsalaan Ahmed - CEO, Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd
Moderated by Dr. Muhammad Syahmi Mohd Karim - Deputy CEO, ISRA Consulting (IC).
2nd Keynote Address
Financial Inclusion And Islamic Fintech
Dr. Hayat Sindi, Senior Adviser for Science, Technology and Innovation to the President, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
RAM Dialogue Session
Islamic Fintech: Accelerating The Social Agenda Post Pandemic
Mr. Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa - CEO, HSBC Amanah Malaysia
Puan Ruslena Ramli - Director of FinTech and Islamic Digital Economy, MDEC
Mr. Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz - Country Director and Head, ASEAN Business, WorldRemit
Moderated by Ms. Siew Suet Ming, Chief Rating Officer at RAM Rating Services Berhad
3rd Keynote Address:
Leveraging On Emerging Technologies To Meet Maqasid Al-Shariah In Green And Sustainable Financing
H.E. Prof. Dr. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy
3rd Dialogue Session:
Tech-Talk: Rise Of The Super-Apps: What Can We Expect For Islamic Fintech?
Mr. Areeb Siddiqui - CEO, Kestrl
Mr. Syakir Hashim - SVP, Business Operations, Wahed
Mr. Ifran Tarmizi – CEO, GlobalSadaqah
Moderated by Dr. Moutaz Abojeib - Researcher, ISRA
I-Connect Fintech In Islamic Finance Winners
Chaired by - Asst. Prof. Dr. Kinan Salim, Lead, i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance, INCEIF
I-FIKR App Presentation
Professor Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin (Executive Director of ISRA)
One-stop Islamic Economics and Finance Knowledge Source
Islamic Fintech Dialogues
Past IFDs Islamic fintech is a rapidly growing matter of interest in the Islamic finance ecosystem. The Islamic Fintech Dialogue, since its inception, has established itself as a key venue for dialogue on trends and developments in the Islamic fintech ecosystem. The 1st IFD set the stage with discussions on the fundamentals of fintech in Islamic finance. It highlighted developments in key fintech areas such as governance, regulations, Shariah compliance and technology.
The 2nd IFD, which was held for two days, dealt with challenges and opportunities fintech brings to the Islamic finance industry. It provided insight on how fintech is challenging the norm in the global financial industry and transmitting the disruptive vibes into the Islamic financial system.
The 3rd IFD (IFD2020), which was held for two days, discussed extensively on the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Islamic fintech industry. The event discussed various ways to connect the Islamic fintech ecosystem to face the challenges brought about by COVID-19, especially through Islamic social financing initiatives. The 3rd IFD was the event’s virtual session with expert speakers from various countries, including Malaysia, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Bahrain, UAE, Singapore, Egypt, Pakistan, and other country. All the past IFD sessions are available on the I-FIKR App.