Thursday, September 20, 2012


Normally, I would just write " xxx Event, Attended! ". However,this is the FIRST (or rather the 2nd time if last year's ICM is taken into account) time that I'm participating in a major Islamic Finance event with a Global stature as a member of the Media due to my Consultant Producer role for the ISLAMiC FiNANCE programme @The CAPITAL TV, Channel 127 - Hypp TV, UNIFI.

GIFF 2012 Official Website, HERE

Having attended the 2nd GIFF in 2010, certain changes can be observed. The "vibrancy" is one. Whether it's Positive, Negative or, open for debate!!!

Previously in GIFF 2010, the Prime Minister of Malaysia opened the Forum followed by a Public Lecture. This time around the Governor of the Bank Negara Malaysia gave the Keynote address followed by a Public Lecture from the Deputy PM of Turkey...and that only on the 2nd Day of GIFF.

It was also interesting to observe that the RAIF(Royal Award in Islamic Finance) recipient I.e. Mr.Iqbal Khan gave a lecture in place of a Royal Address by the MIFC Ambassador from Malaysia.

Change of venue was nice as Sasana Kijang, KL is a better place compared to the previous hotel venue coupled with good food served.

It was good to have been able to link-up with old friends from the Islamic Banking sector since 1994/95, Alumni members(from College, A-Levels & University) as well as new friends during GIFF 2012.

(to be continued....)

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