International Waqf and Blockchain Forum (IWBF 2018)

Start Date : 1st March 2018
End Date : 1st March 2018
Venue : Bank Rakyat Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Year : 2018
Institution : International Islamic University Malaysia - IIUM / UIA
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ABOUT IWBF2018

Recognised as the most notable expression of Islamic philanthropy, waqf is the voluntary, permanent and irrevocable dedication of a portion of one’s wealth – in cash or kind - to Allah. Standing out as one of the greatest achievements of Islamic civilization, waqf is a philanthropic foundation, with the mission of maximizing the value of endowments.

Given the rise in the continuous innovations and disruptions happening in the financial and technological terrain, Islamic finance, including waqf principles are being forced to manoeuvre and reinvent themselves especially in terms governance and regulations so as to remain relevant especially since they constitute as a major socio-economic institution in today’s financial market. It is crucial for key players from the financial industry to stay updated on the latest Fintech and blockchain trends.

It is for this reason, FINTERRA and International Centre for Waqf Research (ICWR-IIUM) are jointly organising the International Waqf and Blockchain Forum (IWBF2018) to highlight and explore the transformative potential of blockchain for the sustainable development of waqf.

With the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Blockchain technology for the Global Development of Waqf”, this forum will serve as a platform to explore the boundaries of new waqf developments and initiatives. It will shed light on new thoughts and ideas, in the quest for transformation and management of a sustainable socio-economic path for Muslim nations across the entire globe. The overall objective of International Waqf and Blockchain Forum 2018 is to establish clarity and a collective understanding of the potential of blockchain technology for supporting the facilitation and development of waqf on a global scale whilst also promoting new economy alternatives to enhance Muslim unity.

An improvement in these key sectors would provide us the key to that treasure trove which is lying scattered everywhere in the whole of the Muslim world and which could only be unlocked through good governance and economic development.

The massive growth of the financial technology industry rolled along in 2016 due to a host of new financial industry trends and numerous Fintech investments. With all that growth, it's crucial for key players from the financial industry to stay updated on the latest Fintech and blockchain trends.

 

PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL WAQF AND BLOCKCHAIN FORUM 2018 (IWBF2018)

7.30AM – 9.00AM

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS, MEDIA & SPEAKERS

REGISTRATION

9.00AM – 9.10AM

EMCEE WELCOMING REMARKS

RECITAL OF DO’A

9.10AM – 9.20AM

WELCOMING ADDRESS – CEO OF FINTERRA

9.20AM – 9.45AM

OPENING ADDRESS - GUEST OF HONOR

9.45AM – 9.50AM

OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF IWBF2018

9.50AM – 9.55AM

MOU EXCHANGING CEREMONY

9.55AM – 10.00AM

AWARDS PRESENTATION

10.00AM –10.20AM

Keynote 1: Global Challenges In the Development and Regulation of Waqf

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Magda Ismail Abdel Mohsin

10.20AM – 10.30AM

Q & A SESSION

10.30AM – 10.50AM

Keynote 2: Fintech and Future Opportunities for the Development of Waqf

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Azmi Omar

10.50AM – 11.00AM

Q & A SESSION

11.00AM – 11.20AM

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

11.20AM – 11.40AM

Keynote 3: Waqf on the Blockchain

Speaker: Dr. Farruk Habib

11.40AM – 11.50AM

Q & A SESSION

11.50AM – 12.10PM

Keynote 4: Waqf & Blockchain: Shariah Compliance Requirements

Speaker: Dr. Lahsasna Achene

12.10PM – 12.20PM

Q & A SESSION

12.20PM – 12.40PM

Keynote 5: The Blockchain Solution: The FINTERRA Project

Speaker: Mr Syed Hamid

12.40PM – 12.50PM

Q & A SESSION

1.00PM – 2.00PM

LUNCH & PRAYERS

2.00PM – 4.00PM

BREAKOUT- WAQF | BREAKOUT – BLOCKCHAIN | BREAKOUT - ISLAMIC FINANCE

4.00PM – 4.20PM

EVENING REFRESHMENTS & PRAYERS

4.20PM – 4.45PM

VALIDATION OF THE FINTERRA MODEL ON BLOCKCHAIN FOR WAQF

4.45PM – 5.30PM

CLOSING REMARKS & DECLARATION

5.30PM – 6.00PM

END & NETWORKING

 

 

Speakers

List of our potential speakers

  • Dr Lahsasna Ahcene

    Member of Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic Berhad

 

  • Dr. Mohammed Obaidullah

    Senior Economist, Islamic Development Bank Group

 

  • Dr Farrukh Habib

    Researcher International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) Malaysia

 

  • Dato’ Prof. Dr. Azmi Omar

    President & CEO - International Centre for Education In Islamic Finance

 

  • Mr. Syed Hamid

    Founder & CEO - FINTERRA Blockchain

 

Contact

International Waqf and Blockchain Forum Secretariat
Person in charge: Syed Abid

info@waqfblockchain.com

www.waqfblockchain.com


 

 

 


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