The 2nd Annual Young Corporate Malaysians Summit 2010
Official Opening Ceremony
Welcoming note by Wan Mohd Firdaus, Founder and Chairman, Young Corporate Malaysians
Opening Remarks by Dato’ Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and Honorary Advisor, Young Corporate Malaysians
Official Opening and Keynote Speech by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industries
Moderator: Khairizul Rizzuan, BinaFikir
10.30 am SESSION 1: ASEAN: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Peter Bird
Managing Director, Rothschild Investment Bank Singapore
Founder and Principal Fund Manager, Corston-Smith Asset Management
CEO, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
Moderator: Chen Chow Yeoh, JobStreet.com
- How competitive is ASEAN? What is ASEAN’s place in a rising Asia powered by the growth of China and India?
- Does enhancing ASEAN’s economic competitiveness require learning from the East rather than the West? What are the strategies and economic reform implementation we can learn from?
- How will globalization in trade affect regional economic integration? How will regional and global politics shape the regional economy? How do we prepare ourselves for changes in the future regional and global relationship framework?
12.00pm SESSION 2: Indonesia: ASEAN’s Next Biggest Thing
Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia
Head of Research, PT Macquarie Capital Securities Indonesia
Moderator: Siti Kamariah Ahmad Subki, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia
- Is ASEAN holding Indonesia back from realizing its full potential? Has Indonesia already eclipsed ASEAN and does Indonesia need ASEAN?
- Should ASEAN fear a new Indonesian resurgence, fueled by nationalism and populist policies to cement regional domination? Should Indonesia champion ASEAN as the only nation capable of giving the organization global reach?
- Is our assessment of Indonesia too influenced by banks, investors and statistics? Should we be worried that endemic poverty (especially urban) and mismanagement might breed a new generation of disenfranchised Indonesians who could turn to alternative and more violent methods of voicing their grief?
- Indonesia is world’s most populous Muslim nation and one of the largest democracies in the world. How significant is Indonesia’s success to you, to ASEAN, the West and Muslim World?
1.30 pm LUNCH & ZUHUR PRAYERS
2.30 pm SESSION 3: The Direction of Islamic Finance in ASEAN
Dato’ Dr Nik Norzrul Thani
Chairman, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Hisham Abdul Rahim
Executive Director, BNP Paribas Investment Islamic
CEO, HSBC Amanah
Moderator: Qurratul Ain Zainul, Bank Negara Malaysia
- Why is Islamic Finance still under serving its core demographic? Why are less lucrative markets (e.g. Southern Thailand, Mindanao…) in ASEAN not served? Is Islamic Finance an industry driven by dividends and profit, or is it driven by civic, moral and religious consciousness?
- Kuala Lumpur is striving to become a global hub for Islamic Finance. Jakarta and Singapore are now serious competitors. Should Singapore, KL and Jakarta compete for the monopoly or jointly create an “Islamic Finance Crescent”?
- Do you see the industry potentially failing should banks, businesses in Islamic Finance base themselves too heavily on the conventional system and not stress enough on the core of Shariah compliance?
3.30 pm SESSION 4: Where is Malaysia in ASEAN?
Dato Dr Mahani Zainal Abidin
CEO Institute of Strategic and International Studies
YM Tengku Dato’ Zafrul Tengku Aziz
CEO Maybank Investment
Chow Sang Hoe
Malaysia Advisory Leader, Ernst & Young
Moderator: Dimishtra Sittampalam, Citibank
- What has been the path of economic development for Malaysia? What new growth areas has Malaysia developed and what are the ways in which it has developed its comparative advantage and acquired new areas of competitiveness?
- What are the constraints for growth? What is the extent of the role of the state in economic development?
- What has been the role of corporate Malaysia in economic growth? How have they responded or not responded to change? What is and what should be the role of multinational corporations in Malaysia’s economy? What is the private-public partnership model?
- Are we nurturing a sustainable development of our people, Malaysia’s human capital? What is the role of education as “the great leveler” and its contribution to economic and social mobility? How have policies and institutions evolved in tandem with the role of education?
- How does Malaysia leverage on its geography and diversity in harnessing the ascendancy of China and India while also protecting its political and economic sovereignty?
- What is Malaysia currently doing to strengthen ties with Indonesia so that both countries can reap the benefits of better economic integration through shared history, culture and religion?
5.00 pm GROUP PHOTO SESSION
5.30 pm END OF SUMMIT