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ADFIMI – SME Bank Joint International Development Forum 2014

ADFIMI – SME Bank Joint International Development Forum 2014

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Theme: Collaborative Entrepreneur Development – A Game Changer in a Challenging Business Ecosystem

The Forum provides a platform for financing professionals, policy makers and market players to discuss alternative models in addressing challenges in developing entrepreneurs of the emerging markets. Acknowledging the ever - changing landscape of the current business ecosystems, there is a need to share experiences, propose models and explore innovative solutions to not only sustain high growth of the entrepreneurs, but more importantly, to appreciate the need to insulate the risk positions of both the enterprises and the financiers when facing volatile and uncertain business scenarios. The relevance of mitigating risks differently and offering a more palatable financier – entrepreneur business relationships cannot be overemphasized. This becomes more pressing when addressing the needs of those involved in cross-border business engagements.




Day 1: 20 October 2014



08.30 – 09.30


Arrival and Registration of Participants


09.30 – 09.35


Quran Recitals


09.35 -09.40


Forum Multimedia Presentation


09.40 – 10.00


Welcoming Address and Opening Remarks


10.00 – 11.15

Conferment of the ADFIMI Honourary Membership on HE Sheikh Abdullah Saud Al-Thani, the Governor of Qatar Central Bank by Mr. Mehmet Emin Özcan, ADFIMI Chairman

Tribute to HE the Governor by Mr. Farid A. Masood

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The Director of Advisory Services and Asset Management, ICD – IDB, Jeddah

Special Address by HE Sheikh Abdullah Saud Al-Thani

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The Governor of Qatar Central Bank

11.15 – 11.30

Coffee Break and Networking


Opening Gambit


11.30 – 13.00


Beyond Financing – A game Changer in Shaping and Sustaining High Growth Entrepreneurs

The new game changing model in ensuring the success and sustaining high – growth of today’s entrepreneurs upon the principle of inculcating new initiatives and offering services beyond the basics of fulfilling their financing needs, in addressing the mandate of developing entrepreneurs towards national economic growth, the agenda deserves a differentiating stance from the generic commercial business models. The offerings of advisory services, nurturing, coaching and building capacities of entrepreneurs, in the spirit of financier-entrepreneur business-partnership, has become the order of the day.

This session shall discuss some of the key strategic issues, proposals and their limitations as experienced by both the financing institutions, as well as the entrepreneurs at large. The policy makers would equally offer inputs and share valuable experiences as practiced in their respective markets.


Datuk Mohd Radzif Mohd Yunus

Group Managing Director, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank, Malaysia


Mr. Hussein AL-Mehdari Click here for presentation

Executive Director, Coorperative and Agricultural Credit Bank, Yemen


Mr. Turgut Boz Click here for presentation

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Senior Assistant General Manager & Deputy CEO, TEB SME Banking Group


Prof Bustanul Arifin Click here for presentation

Senior Economist, Indonesia


13.00 – 14.14


Lunch Break


14.15 – 15.45


Innovation – The Value Creation Tool in a Changing Business Ecosystem

While the initiative to address beyond-financing agenda is crucial, it is equally imperative to appreciate today’s changing business ecosystem. Issues confronting both divides between the entrepreneurs and the financiers have taken different complexion and intricate dimension by the rapid changing economic landscape and investors’ expectations. As such, the financing structures require innovative approach and packaging that match and map both the requirements and their expectations, in particular their returns on investments.

This session shall discuss some new innovative approaches in adding values to address the issues. This could ensure that not only the financial institutions stay relevant in the marketplace, but also encourage entrepreneurs to continue creating value propositions and blended investment packaging through such structural level of collaboration.


Mr. Abdulaziz Al Khalifa

CEO, Qatar Development Bank


Dr. Abdulhasan Al-Dairi Click here for presentation

Chairman, Bahrain SMEs Society


Mr. Raja Hassanien Javed Click here for presentation

Small and Medium enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), Pakistan


Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija Click here for presentation

Vice Chancellor, Victoria University, Uganda


15.45 – 16.00


Coffee Break and Networking


16.00 – 17.30


Managing Risks – Alternative Models in a Collaborative Entrepreneurial Environment

Risk-return complexion has always been a key consideration in addressing both financing requirements as well as entrepreneur investment decisions. However, in a changing business environment, there is a need to explore risk mitigation models differently, without compromising the positions of both the financiers and the entrepreneurs at large. Some of the Islamic banking proponents have often put forth the viability and practicality of offering the Islamic partnership principles of musyarakah as an alternative for instance, as compared to the arguably riskier conventional mode. However experiences at the market place have indicated different outcomes and complexities, both in support or otherwise.

The session shall discuss such experiences and offer alternative models – the prerequisites for actions and their implications, as experienced by some leading financiers as well as entrepreneurs in managing these inherent investment – business risks.


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Mr. Farid Masood

Director of Advisory Services and Asset Management, ICD – IsDB, Jeddah


Mr. Aliashraf Afkhami Click here for presentation

Chairman of the Board & Managing Director, Bank of Industry & Mine, Iran


Mr. Md Khairuddin Hj. Arshad

Chief Risk Officer, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat, Malaysia


Dr. Savaş Alpay Click here for presentation

General Director, Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)


Dr. Muzaffer Hashim

CEO, Maybank Islamic & Head of Maybank Group Islamic Banking



End of Day 1

Business Networking





19.30 – 19.45


Arrival of Guests and Delegates


19.45 – 20.00


Arrival of VIPs


20.00 – 20.20


Special address by Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar

Chairman of the Shariah advisory Council of the Central Bank of Malaysia and Founder & Group Chairman of Amanie Advisors, Malaysia


20.20 – 22.00


Dinner and Cultural Shows


 Day 2: 21 October 2014



09.00 – 09.30

Special Address by H.E. Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop

Deputy Chairman of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia


09.30 – 10.00


Rapporteurs Summary of Day 1 Forum


10.00 – 11.00

Keynote Address by H.E. Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak

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Prime Minister of Malaysia


11.00 – 11.15


Coffee Break and Networking


11.15 – 12.45


Cross Border Engagement – The Challenges of the DFIs’ and SMEs’ Collaboration in Sustaining Growth

Entrepreneurs involved in cross-border engagement offers face issues in enhancing both market: as well as financing access. There are made more challenging by not only the foreign risk exposure, but ever changing business landscape of participating countries, their political-legal risks, technological requirements, resource talents and the likes. The risks escalate further when the financing products availability and cross-border participating DFIs are limited in their offerings. While established multinational corporations would be in a better position to stear such cross-border business deals, the situations are more perplexing for the SMEs.

This session shall discuss such challenges and explore means of addressing such issues, in the context of initiating structured networks of a collaborative DFIs – SMEs environment.


Dr. Ibrahim Abdel Moneim Subahi

Board Member, Central Bank of Sudan


Dr. Murat Yalçıntaş

Istanbul Commerce University / Former President of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Turkey


Assoc Prof. Mahmoud Sami Nabi Eng. Ph. D. Click here for presentation

Head of the Economic Department, Tunisia Polytechnic School, University of Carthage, Tunisia


Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar Click here for presentation

Chairman of the Shariah advisory Council of the Central Bank of Malaysia and Founder & Group Chairman of Amanie Advisors, Malaysia


Prof. Sedat Çelikdoğan


OSTIM Industrial Model for Regional Development & Clustering in Turkey


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Click here for “Project of Survival For a Country: Clustering”


12.45 – 13.00

Closing Remarks

End of Conference

Business Networking


13.00 – 14.00


Lunch Break


14.00 – 18.00


Free and Easy




Date : 12 November 2014
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