Sunday, April 17, 2011

IMaC 2011 at TTI-Kuala Terengganu, Participated!

Participated in the IMaC 2011 held at Taman Tamadun Islam, Kuala Terengganu. It was the first time for me at the venue and more than 10years since I last went to KT during the days I was helping EON Finance's branches to launch and promote their respective Interest-Free Banking Scheme(IFBS) otherwise known as "Skim Perbankan Tanpa Faedah-SPTF" (the precursor of today's Islamic banking).

Though the Minister's NO-SHOW was a letdown to organisers, overall the Conference was well-run. In addition, the venue of IMaC 2011 enabled me to visit the much talked about Taman Tamadun Islam and allowed me to pray at the Crystal mosque.

The talk by the first keynote speaker i.e. Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim was interesting.Who would have thought that a parking operator (Metro Parking) had sales exceeding RM100m with presence in ASEAN countries+Hong Kong and remarks like " Bisa Di Atur, Kita Yang Bisa "(in reference to doing business in Indonesia)and "there's only ONE Anak Johor in Johor Corp" and proceeded to show the photo of an employee whose father is named "Johor" had the audience in stitches. Tan Sri Muhammad also elaborated on the concept of "Business Jihad" and stated that "...TRUST, should be given to those MOST deserving and NOT just limited to Johoreans and/or Muslims ".

I would like to thank the following for the kind sponsorship and enabling the Islamic Finance blogger to participate in IMaC 2011:-
-for Financial Contributions made when established institutions were NON-responsive.
(2) OP Mazri Ayub
-for invaluable assistance and services rendered from 15-18 April 2011.
(3) OP Razuan Sahan, CEO of Chester Phila Sdn Bhd (
-for ICT Support in Conference Presentation & Related Promotions.

(4) Mr. Taufiq Khalid, Managing Partner of M/S AriffinShahzad, Advocates & Solicitors (ASAS)
-for providing space and related infrastructure to prepare for IMaC 2011.

...and last but never the least, UNISZA and especially the IMaC 2011 Secretariat for the assistance and hospitality extended throughout the duration of the International Conference. This blog hopes that it'll get a repeat invitation when the Conference is held again in 2013.