• October 24, Tuesday
  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • ADFIAP Board of Directors Meeting

  • 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    • CEDAR’s Masterclass in Islamic Development Finance (open to all delegates)

      Note: Afternoon, coffee/tea and light snacks will be served.

  • Dr. Sheikh Ghazali Sheikh Abod

    Director, Entrepreneur & Development Banking, SME Bank Malaysia

    (Open to all delegates. Registration fee: 1. Malaysian participants = RM1,500 2. Overseas participants = USD500)

  • 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    • ADFIMI Executive Committee Meeting

      World Bank Survey Presentation on Global Development Banking
      (ADFIAP Board & Members)

  • October 25, Wednesday
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Opening Ceremony

    Master of Ceremony: ADFIM

    Opening Gambit

    Officiating Address

    Mr. Osman Arslan

    CEO of Ziraat Participation Bank of Turkey
    Chairman, ADFIMI

    Mr. Arjun Rishya Fernando

    Chairman, ADFIAP

    Welcome Address

    Chairman, ADFIM

    Keynote Address

    Prime Minister Department Government of Malaysia TBA

  • 10:30 am – 10:40 am
    • Photography Session

  • 10:40 am – 11:15 am
    • Coffee / Tea Break

  • 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
  • Session 1: The Role of National Development Financial Institutions (NDFIs) and Islamic Finance in the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Session Chair

    Datuk Mohd Radzif Mohd Yunus

    Former Group Managing Director, SME Bank, Malaysia


    Dr. Rami Ahmad

    Special Envoy on the SDG’s and Senior Advisor to the President, Islamic Development Bank

    Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi bin Wan Othman

    President / CEO, Agrobank

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    • Lunch and Prayers

  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
  • Session 2: Developing Youth Entrepreneurship

    Session Chair

    Mr. Quazi Shairul Hassan

    Managing Director, The Saudi-Bangladesh Industrial and Agricultural Investment Company Limited


    Dato’ Syed Kamarulzaman SZK Shahabudin

    Managing Director, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad

    Dato’ Norhalim Yunus

    Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation

  • 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
    • Coffee / Tea Break

  • 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Session 3: Business Continuity Management (BCM) Innovation

    Session Chair

    Mr. Michael Collins

    Senior Director, Development Banking. International Financial Consulting, Ltd.


    YB. Dato’ Kamaruzzaman bin Abu Kassim

    President / Chief Executive, Johor Corporation

    Ms. Fumiyo Harada

    General Manager, International Strategy & Coordination Department, Development Bank of Japan, Inc.

  • 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    • Gala Dinner for All Delegates / Accompanying Persons

  • All Delegates / Accompanying Persons, Sponsors and Board Members are invited to attend.

  • October 26, Thursday
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Session 4: DFI Governance Models and Best Practices

    Session Chair



    Mr. Lakshman Silva

    CEO/Director, DFCC Bank PLC

    Ms. Cecilia C. Borromeo

    President & CEO, Development Bank of the Philippines

    Ms. Patricia Ojangole

    CEO, Uganda Development Bank

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am
    • Coffee / Tea Break

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Session 5: SMEs Roles in Economic Growth

    Session Chair

    Mr. Debasish Mallick

    Deputy Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India


    Datuk Hafsah Hashim

    CEO, SME Corporation Malaysia

    Mr. Suat Ince

    Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Development Bank of Turkey

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 am
  • Session 6: CSR Best Practices

    Session Chair

    Datuk Vincent Pung Yee Kiong

    CEO Sabah Credit Corporation


    Mr. Mahesh Kumar Jain

    Managing Director and CEO, IDBI Bank Ltd. (India)

    Mr. Mominul Islam

    Managing Director and CEO, IPDC Finance Ltd. (Bangladesh)

  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Closing Ceremony

  • 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    • Lunch and prayer

  • 2:15 pm – 5:30 pm
    • Kuala Lumpur City Tour

  • All Delegates / Accompanying Persons, Sponsors and Board Members are invited to attend.


National Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), or also known as development banks play a crucial role in the development of a progressive and inclusive financial sector which entails preserving the core foundations of mandate given at all times, ensuring effective and efficient specialized financial services in their respective areas, and contributing towards economic growth and development of a country. In this regard, the Forum will cover: a) how mandated role of DFIs could be enhanced not only to achieve economic growth but to achieve strategic development and social goals of the nation and (b) how these DFIs have evolved over times to complement banking institutions which will continue to provide financial services to these sectors.

Forum Structure

The conference is organized in a way that will allow delegates to learn from each others’ experiences through speaker presentations of best practices and challenges on the theme and through personal interaction among delegates and speakers and among delegates themselves.

Panel speakers for each session will take turns to share the experiences of their respective institutions and countries. Each session will be facilitated by a Session Chair who will introduce the session and the panelists, and to be capped by a Q&A. Speakers will be sourced from among the attending members’ delegates, from ADFIAP international partners and contacts as well as from recommendations received.