2nd Islamic Fintech Dialogue  494

Start Date : 1st January 1970
End Date : 1st January 1970
Venue : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Country : Malaysia
Total participant : 3
Total Interested : 0
Institution : 2. International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance - ISRA


2nd Islamic Fintech Dialogue 2018



The Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD) is a focused event that mergers both Islamic finance industry with the financial technologies (fintech) industry. The 1st IFD held last year was a center-point for this merger.  IFD2017 had over 200 participants, with participants from Canada, Japan, Singapore, Jordan, Thailand, Indonesia, Mali, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sudan, Maldives and other countries.  The event had 25 prominent speakers, which included En. Marzunisham Omar, Assistant Governor, BNM, Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin, Executive Director, ISRA, Dato’ Dr. Azmi Omar (President & Chief Executive Officer (PCEO)), YM Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz (CEO AmInvestment Bank ), Mr. Yashesh Kampani, Head of Financial Services, IBM ASEAN,  Mr. Abdul Fattah Mohamed Yatim, (Deputy Chairman, National Industry Standards Committee on IT, Communications and Multimedia, Department of Standards Malaysia)Associate Professor, Dr. Aznan Hasan (President, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS)), Ms. Azleena Idris, (Head of Legal, Kuwait Finance House Malaysia Berhad), Ms. Ruslena Ramli (Head of Islamic Finance, RAM Rating Services Berhad), etc. The event had partners such as IBM, Hays, MIFC, MOSTI, Standard Malaysia, IBFIM and other.

This year ISRA, in collaboration with Association in Shariah Advisors of Islamic Finance (ASAS), welcome you back to the 2nd ISLAMIC FINTECH DIALOGUE 2018. IFD2018 will be held on 21st November 2018, at Sasana Kijang, Malaysia. IFD2018 event is expected to be even bigger, better and more informative. With new line up of amazing speakers and exhibition. This year event will have Keynote speeches from key experts, with more interactive panel session with industry experts and the event's first ever Islamic fintech pitch competition.


2nd Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD2018)

Date: TBA

Venue: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

Time: 8:30 am - 5:30pm

Theme: Providing Fintech Insight to Disruptors and the Disrupted

Price: RM 350 (Early Bird) / RM500 Normal Price



This year, IFD will place focus on the mechanism and vehicles in place to expose the mass to Islamic fintech development and its opportunities with the following areas:

Islamic financial industry in fintech/digital transformation – What are the understanding of these institutions toward new technology development.

  • Regulatory – Do existing regulations encourage institutions to engage in Fintech?
  • Shariah Compliance – What Shariah mechanisms are in place to ensure that the technology is Shariah compliant?
  • Industry Exposure – How is the Islamic finance industry engaging and adopting to emerging fintech initiatives

Islamic Fintech (Technology) – Technology companies discuss the development in the fintech industry and their engagement with IFI’s based on:

  • Blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence, smart contracts, while merging them with Islamic concepts.
  • Technology Risk Management.

Entrepreneurship and Talent Development – Mechanisms in place to aid the understanding and development of start-ups and entrepreneurs, such as:

  • Training
  • Mentoring

Executive Educational Initiatives – Education institutions display their current involvement with Islamic finance and Fintech. Factoring:

  • How the initiatives contribute in solving issues in the Islamic finance industry.
  • How the initiatives are encouraging and inspiring their staff and students towards engaging in Islamic Fintech.




  • Raise awareness on rapid growth of Fintech as a dominant disruptive element in the financial industry.
  • Explore how Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) can play a major role in the Fintech industry.
  • Understand Shariah perspective of Fintech
  • Highlight Shariah Compliant fintech initiatives
  • Recognize the role of Higher Learning Institutions in creating awareness of Islamic Fintech
  • Encourage Entrepreneurship
  • Enable Empowerment programs

This year IFD will include a line-up of influential amazing expert speakers on Shariah and Fintech as keynote speakers to shade light on broader perspective on the future integration of Shariah and Fintech. There will be very engaging and interactive panel session from industry experts. The event will have a showcase on some new and innovative fintech initiatives with along with as Islamic fintech pitch competition. Another major plus for this event is that I-FIKR Digest, which is a monthly digital magazine, the bumper issue will be printed and distributed to all the participants and the theme for the magazine for the bumper issue is “Islamic fintech”, which will feature articles from Islamic fintech experts.

Be sure to keep the date saved, as IFD2018 event is expected to be even bigger, better and more informative.

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The International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) was established by the Central Bank of Malaysia on 26 March 2008, as an initiative to promote applied research in the areas of Shari'ah and Islamic finance. ISRA also acts as a knowledge repository for matters related to Shari'ah and fatwas (resolutions) in the Islamic finance industry. ISRA provides a platform enabling the largest possible number of practitioners, Shari’ah scholars, regulators and academics to participate, both locally and internationally, in pioneering research, serious discussions and creative thinking in order to help Islamic finance realize the objectives for which it was originally established. More information about ISRA is available on its website at www.isra.my.


Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic finance (ASAS) was established to achieve the highest level of professionalism among Islamic finance practitioners. The importance of ASAS was recognized nationally when it has been declared as part of agenda in Malaysian Financial Sector Blueprint 2011-2020 under Agenda 3.2: Internationalisation of Islamic finance.” It was stated under Recommendation 3.2.10: “Develop Malaysia as a reference centre for Islamic financial transactions. To enable this, Malaysia needs to build on the development of human capital in Islamic finance and the establishment of the Shariah, legal, regulatory and supervisory frameworks. Visit: www.asas.my





Event Program*



8.00am – 9:00am



Welcoming Remarks – Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin


Opening Speech: IFI & Fintech Regulation


Keynote 1: Shariah & Technology


Panel Session: Engaging the Machine


Morning Break and Networking

11:20 am

Keynote 2: Fintech: Back to the Future

11:40 am

Panel Session: Compete or Converge


Lunch / Zuhr Prayer


Keynote 3: Entrepreneurship: To be or Not to Be


Talent Development


Islamic Fintech Pitch Competition


Closing Speech & Award Ceremony

Networking & End Event

* Note: Agenda is subject to change



  • Government agencies
  • Staff of regulatory authorities
  • Senior management
  • Shariah scholars and advisors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Fintech companies and start-ups
  • Islamic finance expert
  • Academicians
  • Students



  • New areas and opportunity for investment
  • Face-to-face connection with like-minded individuals
  • Networking with new clients and collaborators
  • Connect with key influencers
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest and current trends in the market from experts
  • Exposure to new and innovative ideas
  • Be inspired and motivated


SEE 1st Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD2017)

For more details and Sponsorship opportunity please contact us at: ifdevent@isra.my




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