13 - 14 October 2020 | eConference

About This EConference

Islamic Finance Ecosystem: Connecting the Dots

Islamic fintech is a rapidly growing interest in the Islamic finance ecosystem. The 3rd Islamic Fintech Dialogue will explore what is driving this interest and the direction of the industry. Since its inception, IFD has established itself as a central point of discussion on the growth and development of Islamic fintech ecosystem.

The 1st IFD set the dialogue for discussions of the fundamentals of fintech in Islamic finance in areas such as governance, regulations, Shariah compliance, technology, etc. The 2nd IFD dealt with challenges and opportunities of fintech in the Islamic finance industry, while providing insight on the way fintech is challenging the norm of the financial industry – including Islamic financial system. The 2-day event was well attended by local and international participants and graced with insights from industry experts such as YBhg. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar, Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta, Mr. Norhizam Abdul Kadir, Ms. Azleena Idris, Mr. Daud Vicary, Mr. Mark Smalley, Mr. Othman Abdullah, just to name a few.

The 3rd IFD (IFD2020) will push the dialogue even further to go beyond the norm in the industry. Fintech has always been the disruptor for the global financial industry. However, 2020 has seen a new disruptor that affected all aspects of the global economy from high job losses to even loss of life. This brings about the question on whether COVID-19’s disruption of the global economy has created more relevance for the fintech industry or not. Can the Islamic fintech industry transform this disruption into new solutions and opportunities? A notable reality, especially in the Islamic fintech industry, is that although the industry seems to be expanding it is however not connected. There seems to be still key components of the industry that are missing. Hence, in the interest of creating an Islamic fintech ecosystem, whether regional or global, these components must be identified. IFD2020 will discuss these areas to better understand where lies the dots that already exist and can be connected. While also exploring what are the missing and fundamental blocks in building an Islamic fintech ecosystem.


  • To raise awareness of the growing efforts being played by the Islamic fintech players to help with the current crisis. 
  • To understand some of the hurdles that are facing the industry players that are inspired to push the industry beyond the norm.
  • To understand the role of Shariah in pushing shariah-based fintech to the industry.
    To encourage new shariah compliant fintech initiatives.

Who should Attend

  • Venture Capitalists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Fintech Companies
  • Starts-Up
  • Shariah Scholars & Advisors
  • Halal Businesses
  • Bankers and Practitioners
  • Government Agencies
  • Regulator and policymakers
  • Academicians and researchers
  • Students
  • General fintech enthusiasts


Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin


Ayman Sejiny

Saudi Arabia

Noha Shaker


Mufti Ismail Desai

South Africa

Ronald Yusuf Wijaya


Mr. Matthew Martin


Abdullah Hidayat


Jamaluddin Bujang


Dr. Moutaz Abojeib


Shahril Anas Hasan Aziz


Prof. Dr. Ashraf Md Hashim

Hany O. Soliman


Asst. Prof. Dr. Kinan Salim


Wan Ahmad Najib Wan Ahmad Lotfi


Kemal Payza


Wajeeha H. Awadh


Prof. Dr. Younes Soulahi


Omar Shaikh

United Kingdom

Nazri M Muhd


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Said Bouheraoua


Mufti Faraz Adam

United Kingdom

Mughees Shaukat


Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz


Rafi-uddin Shikoh


Asst. Prof. Dr. Ziyaad Mahomed

INCEIF Malaysia

1 - 2 December 2020 | eConference


1st Dec : Day 1
13:50 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:05
14:05 - 14:30

Welcoming Remarks

  • Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin  

14:15 - 14:35
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Said Bouheraoua
14:35 - 15:30
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Said Bouheraoua

Presentation & Launch of the ‘’Malaysian Islamic Fintech 2021: Reality & Outlook” Report

  •     Assoc. Prof. Dr. Said Bouheraoua   Asst. Prof. Dr. Kinan Salim   Dr. Moutaz Abojeib  

15:30 - 16:40

Session 1: Global Islamic Fintech Ecosystem: Integration or Decentralization

  • Ayman Sejiny   Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz   Noha Shaker   Ronald Yusuf Wijaya   Dr. Marjan Muhammad  

16:40 - 17:40

Session 2: How to Secure Your 1st Million Dollar Funding

  • Abdullah Hidayat   Jamaluddin Bujang   Shahril Anas Hasan Aziz   Hany O. Soliman   Asst. Prof. Dr. Kinan Salim  

2nd Dec : Day 2
14:00 - 15:00

Session 3: Direct, Neo or Challenger: How are Islamic Digital Banks & Takaful Emerging?

  • Wan Ahmad Najib Wan Ahmad Lotfi   Kemal Payza   Wajeeha H. Awadh   Prof. Dr. Younes Soulahi  

15:00 - 16:00

Session 4: Artificial intelligence and Robo-Advisory: How Realistic is Their Application in Shariah Assurance and Islamic Wealth Management?

  • Omar Shaikh   Nazri M Muhd   Mufti Faraz Adam   Mughees Shaukat   Prof. Dr. Ashraf Md Hashim  

16:10 - 17:10

Session 5: Islamic Social Fintech to Boost the Halal Economy Post Pandemic World –What’s to Come?

  • Rafi-uddin Shikoh   Mufti Ismail Desai   Mr. Matthew Martin   Asst. Prof. Dr. Ziyaad Mahomed  

18:10 - 18:15

Closing Remarks

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Said Bouheraoua  

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