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ADFIMI-SME BANK Malaysia joint "International Development Forum 2012", Hotel Intercontinental, KL, Malaysia, 05-06 July 2012

The objective of the Forum was to review SME growth and finance in IDB member countries.

The Forum proceed according to the schedule starting with a registration session at 08.30 on 05.07.2012 and followed by an opening session for welcoming remarks from 09.30 to 11.00 with the presence of HE Davut Kavranoğlu, Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology. The following persons made welcoming remarks:

  • Mr. Mehmet Emin Özcan, ADFIMI Chairman; Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Halkbank, Turkey
  • Datuk Mohd Radzif Mohd Yunus, ADFIMI Vice Chairman, Managing Director, SME Bank, Malaysia
  • HE Davut Kavranoğlu, Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Turkey

There were four plenary sessions and one special session with presence of Honourable Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia who was the keynote speaker. As the main objective of the Forum, ADFIMI’s honourary membership was conferred on him by a decision of the ADFIMI General Assembly. ADFIMI Chairman, paid tribute to his achievements before presenting him the certificate. HE Dr. Ahmad Mohamad Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has introduced HE to the audience, and lauded his achievements. Afterwards HE Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad addressed the audience on “Transforming Nations, Changing Mindset”. HE Dato' Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah, the Second Minister of Finance of Malaysia, HE Davut Kavranoğlu, Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey were also present during the special session. Forum continued according to schedule.

Following issues were addressed in the Forum:

  • Global Economy in Crisis – Challenges and Opportunities for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Islamic Finance for SMEs: Opportunities provided by the IDB Group
  • SMEs in the Post Crises Era: The DFI Experiences
  • Current Issues in SME Development

At the end of the first day of the Forum, Gala Dinner was arranged which was attended by Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia, HE Davut Kavranoğlu, Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey, HE Dr. Ahmad Mohamad Ali, President of IDB. Prof Murat Ali Yülek, Member of ADFIMI Advisory Council, Vice Dean THK University, General Manager, PGlobal addressed the gala dinner on “Some Reflections on the Eurozone Crisis and Developing Economies”.

On the second day, the Forum has continued as planned in accordance with the schedule.

The Forum ended with a lunch on 06.07.2012.

Members can access the papers through the schedule.
Photos taken during the forum can be accessed by clicking here.

Date : 16 January 2013
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