Brunei Islamic Investment Summit (BIIS) 2017 with the theme of “Globalization of Islamic Finance: The Road Ahead” organized by Brunei Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM) was held at the Empire Hotel & Country Club Brunei Darussalam on the 2nd and 3rd August 2017.
The event was officiated by Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah lbni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The objective of the summit is to provide a useful platform for leaders, scholars, and experts to share their knowledge and experience as well as to exchange views on current issues in Islamic finance with special focus on globalisation of Islamic Finance.
I was invited to speak about Islamic Finance in the Digital Age. The key message that I delivered to the audience was that The Road Ahead for Islamic Finance in the Digital Age was to embark on a digital transformation by embracing fintech.
A number of local and international speakers at the conference were invited to speak at the event, including Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Metussin bin Haji Baki; Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud bin Bakar, Founder and Group Chairman, Amanie Advisors; Professor Dr. Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha, Professor of Finance and the Head of the Graduate Studies Department, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF); and Dr. Mohd Hairul Azrin bin Haji Besar, Member of the National Shariah Financial Supervisory Board.