Azman Hashim International Business school is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated AHIBS International Action Conference (AHIBS-ACT 2023) set to take place on 27th-29th October 2023 at the Residensi and Menara Razak UTM in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AHIBS-ACT 2023 comprises of International Action Research Conference (IARC) and Islamic Finance International Conference (IFIC). The AHIBS-ACT 2023 conference brings together academics and professionals from all business and economics disciplines to share the latest research findings and brainstorm new research ideas. It also focusses on action research orientation in innovating solutions. Moreover, it’s a unique forum for participants and industry professionals with cross-disciplinary interests to interact in expanding frontier of knowledge.
Embrace a truly spirit, Meet Kuala Lumpur at AHIBS International Action Conference 2023!
One of Asia’s most vibrant and exciting destinations, brimming with culture, foodie destination of the world, award-winning attraction and home to the friendliest people. A city bursting with energy, ambition and optimism, Kuala Lumpur is moving forward at an unprecedented rate with a vibrant destination to visit and invest. From the easily accessible locations, peace tours and street art, you’ll find plenty to do in Kuala Lumpur. Start you adventure at AHIBS-ACT 2023 and experience Kuala Lumpur lively!
With focus of ‘Empowering Change, Elevating Impacts’.
It will serve as a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange, networking opportunities, and inspiration, propelling attendees to the forefront.
“INSPIRED NETWORKING DINNER”
- Residensi Ballroom
- Friday, 27th October 2023
- 7.30pm – 10.30pm
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
A night not to be missed! In the most vibrant and exciting venue, enjoy a casual evening with high level and intellectual individuals including the C-Suites Executives and Business Leaders, Senior Representatives from both the Government and Private Sectors, Leading Academics, and Thinkers, whilst indulging in a sumptuous of various foods, entertainment and opportunities. A night to remember the collective efforts and generous contributions in supporting and uplifting the community!
INTERNATIONAL ACTION RESEARCH CONFERENCE (IARC) 2023
Action research is an approach to research that focuses on solving real-world problems and creating practical solutions, to address industry challenges, improve business practices, or contribute to the development of knowledge in the field. It involves a collaborative and iterative process that engages researchers and practitioners in a cyclical manner, allows researchers working closely with industry partners, organizations, or communities to identify issues, develop interventions or solutions, implement them, and evaluate their impact. This collaborative and applied research approach allows for the practical application of research findings and the potential for creating positive change in the business environment.
Action research aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice by actively involving stakeholders in the research process, generating actionable insights, and contributing to the advancement of business knowledge and practices. Action research can be applied to various areas and disciplines include:
Business and Management
To address organizational challenges, improve leadership practices, enhance employee engagement and satisfaction, and drive organizational change and innovation
To improve patient care, enhance patient outcomes, evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, and develop evidence-based practices in areas such as nursing, healthcare management, and patient experience
Information Systems (IS)
To address challenges and improve the design, implementation, and use of information systems within organizations. It combines research and practice to create practical solutions and generate knowledge that informs decision-making and enhances the effectiveness of information systems
To study and address environmental challenges, promote sustainable practices, and develop strategies for mitigating the impact of human activities on the environment
To address issues related to teaching methodologies, curriculum development, student engagement, classroom management, and professional development for teachers
To analyse and improve processes, enhance employee satisfaction and productivity, develop leadership skills, and promote organizational change and innovation
To study consumer behavior, evaluating marketing campaigns, testing new marketing strategies, or analyzing the effectiveness of digital marketing initiatives
Accounting and Finance
To improve accounting & financial practices, developing new financial reporting methods, addressing ethical dilemmas, or evaluating the impact of accounting regulations on organizations
To study the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, evaluating entrepreneurial ecosystems, developing innovative business models, or assessing the impact of entrepreneurial interventions on economic growth
ISLAMIC FINANCE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (IFIC) 2023
The 21st century saw Islamic finance industry continue its rapid growth and transforming the global financial landscape. The teachings of the Quran and Sunnah is deeply embedded in the practices of Islamic finance. It offers ethical and socially responsible methods of finance and has gained notice and acceptance not only amongst Muslims but also non-Muslims globally.
As an effort to contribute towards the development of the industry, AHIBS Islamic Finance Conference brings together industry professionals, scholars and academics to deliberate and explore new and innovative ways to further develop the market. This conference is an avenue for stakeholders, including policymakers, to gather and share their research, insights and experiences on all aspects of Islamic finance, particularly in sharing innovative ideas and solutions. Areas covered including, but not limited to, shariah issues, retail and commercial financing, investment banking, takaful, derivatives, and microfinance. Discussions will include theoretical foundations of Islamic finance and its practical applications including brand-building and risk management.
Keynote speeches by industry and academic leaders, panel and roundtable discussions, and interactive seminars will delve into, and deliberate prospects and challenges facing the industry. The conference will also present trends, innovations, and solutions that will contribute toward global financial inclusion, sustainable and equitable development, and economic growth and prosperity. This will encourage more Islamic finance research and education which in turn will facilitate the development of products, services, and technology that enhances the value, effectiveness and efficiency of the industry. AHIBS Islamic Finance Conference showcases the role of Islamic finance in economic development and sustainable growth, as well as highlighting its potential to achieve the goals of ethical finance and social justice.
AHIBS Islamic Finance Conference is the platform for dialogue, networking and collaboration for the advancement of the Islamic finance industry. This is a unique opportunity to expand Islamic finance knowledge, network with practitioners and scholars and to explore and understand the potential of Islamic finance.
Mr. Adnan Zaylani bin Mohamad Zahid
Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Dato’ Mohd Muazzam Mohamed
Group Chief Executive Officer, Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd
Dr. Mohamed Eskandar
Associate Dean Academic Affair and Associate Professor of Islamic Finance, Hamad bin Khalifa University
Mr. Ameer Ali Bin Vali Mohamed
Chief Executive Officer & Director General, YaPEIM
Prof.Dr. Rosmini Omar
Miss Zhao Kexin
Managing Director, Zhong Cheng Li Nuo (Beijing) Education Technology Co.Ltd
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Nazimah Hussin
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Haliyana Khalid
List Of Speakers
Dato’ Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid
Former Chief Executive Officer, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Profesor Madya Dr Aimi Zulhazmi Abdul Rashid
Economic Analyst, UniKL Business School
Ts. Othman Abdullah
Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Finance and Innovative Services, Silverlake Group
Mr. Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
Country Director Malaysia & Indonesia, WorldRemit
Mrs. Norbaizurah Abdul Jabar
Director, IFRAC Sdn Bhd
Mr. Eza Ezamie
Chief Executive Officer, Smart Investor (Malaysia)
Mrs. Dafinah Ahmed Hilmi
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
Mr. Ariffin Sabirin
Chief Executive Officer, Wasiyyah Shoppe Berhad
Dato' Seri Dr Mohamad Zabidi Ahmad
Senior Strategic Advisor & Chief Regional Malaysia and SEA, DDCap Limited
Datuk Mustafha Abd Razak
Former Managing Director, Bank Rakyat
Mr. Syed Alwi Mohamed Sultan
Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Agrobank
Mr. Zairulnizad Shahrim
Former Chief Executive / Principal Officer, AmIslamic Funds Management Sdn Bhd (AIFM)
Mr. Makhtar Abdullah
Chief Executive Officer, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS)
Mr. Mohammad Shahier Sa’min
Head of Shariah, YaPEIM
Mr. Anuar Shuib
Chairman of International Development Committee for Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC)
Datuk Seri Dr. Abdul Fattah Abdullah
President, ANGKASA & President, ASEAN Co-operative Organization (ACO)
Tan Sri Dato' Hanafiah Hussain
Malaysia’s First Malay Chartered Accountant
Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman
Head of Secretariat, Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Leadership Council
Adjunct Prof. Mohamad Faisal Abdul Malik
Managing Partner, Faisal Malik & Co (C.A.) & Vice President, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)