Business Ethics Conference 2017


Confirmed Speakers


Introduction

The recent financial crisis and scandals in the West have shaken public trust and confidence in regulators and financial institutions. The financial services industry witnessed new regulatory developments to address the root cause of the crisis as well as to help regain the public’s trust in the industry. Non-statutory initiatives have also been introduced to promote higher standards of behaviour for organisations and individuals in the industry.

This highlights the importance of having in place a strong culture of professionalism anchored on a set of core ethical principles, particularly given the industry’s greater interconnectivity of markets. Adherence to a high standard of professionalism and ethics will not only enhance the overall reputation and public trust in the financial services industry but also contribute towards a more resilient and sustainable industry, and help contain any vulnerability to cross border contagion.

The conference will focus on the awareness and importance of ethical conduct and professionalism across the financial services industry, and its role in sustaining customers’ confidence and trust in the industry. By drawing lessons from advanced jurisdictions and emerging markets alike, the conference will provide an environment that supports greater dialogue amongst financial institutions and stakeholders of the financial services industry on this important issue.

Monday, 24 April 2017
8:00AM Registration and refreshments
9:00AM Opening speech

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
9:10AM Special Address

Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour
Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
9:30AM Earning the trust: survey findings

Kee Gek Choo
General Manager, Market Research, Asian Institute of Finance
9:50AM A question of ethics: just how ethical are you?

A highly practical, lively and interactive session which provides an overview of why integrity is crucial in business. Participants will be asked to consider, debate and then vote on options arising from real life case study.

Simon Culhane
Chartered Fellow and Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, United Kingdom
10.40AM Refreshments
Implementing ethics and conduct as an organisation culture:
challenges and key success factors

This session aims to explore measures in bringing professionalism in the financial services industry to its next level by adopting and implementing professional standards locally as well as across borders. This stresses the need for having in place effective implementation systems that integrate the standards with an organisation’s business operations and processes, but also the internalisation of the value and spirit of standards in the overall culture of the organisation.
Keynote 1
11.00AM Building and promoting an ethical and professional culture: making a difference

Professor Thomas Donaldson
Mark O. Winkelman Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Plenary Session 1
12:00PM Embedding ethics into your culture: challenges and critical success factors

Panellists:

  • Keith Stoddart, Managing Director, Senior Advisor of Compliance and Operational Risk Control,         UBS, Hong Kong
  • Bill Howarth, President, International Compliance Association; and Group Managing Director (Risk and Compliance), Wilmington plc, United Kingdom
  • Clare Payne, Consulting Fellow, Ethics in Banking and Finance, The Ethics Centre; and Board Member, The Banking and Finance Oath, Australia

Moderator: Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen, Founder, Managing Director and Principal Fund Manager,
Corston-Smith Asset Management, Malaysia

12:45PM Lunch
Professionalism and ethics:
changing the culture in financial institutions

The session aims to discuss the importance of professionalism and ethics in financial institutions to promote sustainability and stability of the industry. This hinges on the values portrayed and adopted by the younger generation, particularly in light of new developments and challenges such as the change in customers’ behaviour and their growing demand, disruptive technologies, tighter regulatory oversight and increased competition.
Plenary Session 2
2:00PM The current and future role of ethics in the financial services industry

Panellists:
  • Antony Lee, Chief Executive Officer, AIG Malaysia; and Chairman, General Insurance Association of Malaysia
  • Nora Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank Group, Malaysia
  • Dr. Tony Tan, Head, Global Society Advocacy Engagement, CFA Institute, Hong Kong

Moderator: Richard Thomas, OBE, Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships, Gatehouse Bank, United Kingdom

Keynote 2
2:45PM Contribution of the financial sector to the national economy and the importance of the industry’s reputation

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Group Chairman, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Malaysia 
3:30PM Refreshments
Improving professionalism and ethical conduct

This session aims to analyse regulations and initiatives introduced to improve professionalism and ethical conduct in various jurisdictions affected by the financial crisis, with a focus on the future performance and growth of the financial services industry.
Plenary Session 3
3:45PM Preventive medicine: are new initiatives to improve professionalism and ethics enough to prevent another financial crisis?

Confirmed Panellists:

  • Dato' Yusli bin Mohamed Yusoff, President, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance
  • Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • Simon Culhane, Chartered Fellow and Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, United Kingdom
  • Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi, Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia

Moderator: Rajeev Peshawaria, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre, Malaysia

4:45PM Closing remarks

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
5:00PM
End of conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change
OPENING AND CLOSING REMARKS
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
PLENARY SESSION 1
PLENARY SESSION 2
PLENARY SESSION 3
 
Main Sponsor
AIA Bhd

AIA Bhd. is a leading insurer in Malaysia, where we have been privileged to do business since 1948. We offer a suite of financial solutions including Protection, Health, Personal Accident, Employee Benefits, General Insurance, Mortgage, Retirement and Family Takaful products to meet our customers’ protection and financial security needs at every life stage. Through our wide and diverse distribution footprint which comprises a 13,500 strong Life Planner force, our exclusive bank partner’s branches nationwide as well as corporate sales teams and brokers, we give our customers the choice of deciding how, when and where they connect with us.

Part of the AIA Group, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, AIA Bhd. has the financial strength, experience, service centre network and a well-trained team of more than 2,000 staff to serve our 3 million customers nationwide. As at 31 May 2016, AIA Bhd.’s total asset worth was RM48 billion, with a paid-up capital of RM767 million.

Website: www.aia.com.my

 
Exhibitors
AFFINBANK Group

AFFINBANK Group (AFFINBANK) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Affin Holdings Berhad, which is listed on Bursa Malaysia. AFFINBANK provides a suite of financial products and services that caters to retail, SME and corporate customers. The target business segments are categorized under key business units such as Consumer Banking, SME & Commercial Business Banking, Corporate & Public Sector Business Banking and Treasury. The tagline of “Banking Without Barriers” signifies the removal of boundaries within the processes of AFFINBANK, reaching out to customers, improving relationships with them, making each one of them feel privileged and enhancing a new approach to banking and changing the face of conventional banking. AFFINBANK also provides Islamic banking products and services via its Islamic banking subsidiary Affin Islamic Bank Berhad (AFFIN ISLAMIC). AFFIN ISLAMIC, a full-fledged Islamic bank, offers a complete range of Islamic Banking products and services which are in compliance with Shariah principles and laws. For more information, please log on to www.affinbank.com.my or www.affinislamic.com.my or visit an AFFINBANK or AFFIN ISLAMIC branch.

Website: www.affinbank.com.my



The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the professional body for the banking services industry in Malaysia. AICB is governed by a Council comprising representatives from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), The Association of Banks in Malaysia, and the Malaysian Investment Banking Association. The Institute’s aim is to elevate professional and ethical standards of banking practitioners and create a banking workforce which subscribes to high standards of professional conduct, knowledge and competence. In line with our mission, AICB continues to ensure that our professional qualifications are aligned with industry needs in order for talent in the banking industry to be equipped with the requisite skills and values through its series of professional qualifications.

Website: www.aicb.org.my

 
Merchandise Sponsor
AIG

AIG is a Global Company with a commitment to serve you. We offer an extensive range of solutions, including car, property, travel, health and identity theft insurance products, deep insurance claims expertise and excellent financial strength. Globally, we are a network of approximately 65,000 people in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions who come together every day to take on the world’s new challenges.

At AIG, we provide the safety that gives companies and individuals the freedom to grow. We work to pinpoint risks and prevent them from becoming losses so our clients are free to create the future; we help our clients identify unseen risks—and stop accidents before they happen.

The world is changing faster than ever. What was true yesterday may not be true tomorrow. But with AIG’s risk expertise, you’ll be more prepared, with less fear for the future. We’re ready to help you seize new opportunities. With AIG, you can be confident that you will receive a high standard of service, anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy the future. Leave the risks to us.

Website: www.aig.my



 
Media Partner
The Malaysian Reserve (TMR)

The Malaysian Reserve (TMR) is an all-business daily that provides insight into the fast-moving business world. As a responsible newspaper, we take pride in being independent, balanced and factual.

TMR is a must-read for businessmen and policymakers. We provide the right information, at the right time on everything business, and a little bit beyond: stocks, technology, markets, wealth management, investments and industry.

We are the platform to give and receive essential business information and opportunities. TMR is aimed at senior management, businesses, policymakers, investors and high net worth individuals who make the decisions. 

Website: www.themalaysianreserve.com






AIF is pleased to offer your company an opportunity to join this conference as a corporate sponsor where you can expect optimum visibility for your brand and access to some of the most senior decision makers from the private and public sector, including senior representatives from regional and global banks. Don’t miss your marketing opportunity at this event!


Sign up today to become a Corporate Sponsor at the Business Ethics Conference 2017 and your company will have extensive exposure to a targeted audience. This is your chance to meet one-to-one with potential customers and showcase your expertise as well as an opportunity to extend your network.

For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Corporate Sponsorship

Name : Ms. Sandra Murugiah
Designation : Manager, Business Development and Marketing
Tel : +603 2787 1940
Email  : sandra@aif.org.my

How to Register

Please complete the registration form and return by mail, fax or email payment to:

BUSINESS ETHICS CONFERENCE 2017
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE

Unit 1B-05 Level 5 Block 1B, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : +603-2787 1999
Fax : +603-2787 1900
Email : ethics@aif.org.my

Conference materials and badges may be collected at the registration counters (conference delegates & exhibitors) located at Ground Floor, Foyer of Conference Hall 1, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur during registration hours.

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On-site Registration – BUSINESS ETHICS CONFERENCE 2017

Delegates may register on-site at the registration counters located at Ground Floor, Foyer of Conference Hall 1, Sasana Kijang (conference delegates & exhibitors) during the following registration hours:
  • 7:30AM - 2:00PM – Monday, 24 April 2017


Registration Packages and Fees

Full Conference Registration Fee includes admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and luncheon.


Fees per person Early Bird Fee
(ends on 3 March)
Normal Fee
(4 March onwards)
Premier Group Discount
Conference Day RM 550.00 RM 650.00 5% saving for 5 delegates and above 10% saving for 10 delegates and above

This conference is HRDF Claimable.

The above fee is excluding GST of 6%
Deadline for Registration: 20 April 2017



Payment Details

All registration fees are payable in Ringgit Malaysia (RM). Payment can be made by:
  • Cash
  • Cheque (Malaysian Cheque only)
  • Online Banking Transfer
  • Telegraphic transfer (for international delegates only)

Please contact the Registration Centre at +603 2787 1936 / 1940 for more information on payment options.



Terms & Conditions
  1. Confirmation of seat is upon receipt of full payment.
  2. Registration fee is excluding GST of 6%.
  3. To enjoy the early bird rate, registration form must be received on or before 3 March 2017, failing which your conference fee will be reinstated to the standard fee.
  4. Full payment must be received on or before 19 April 2017, otherwise your seat may be released.
  5. All payment to be made in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) only.
  6. All payment to be made payable to Asian Institute of Finance Berhad.
  7. The above Conference fee is valid for one (1) person only and is inclusive of admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and luncheon.
  8. All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (ethics@aif.org.my) before 3 March 2017 and will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee.
  9. Cancellation after 3 March 2017 is not eligible for refund.
  10. Please note that “No Shows” are liable for the full registration fee. No refund if delegate fails to attend.
  11. Replacement is only allowed for attendees within the same organisation. All replacement notifications must be received in writing via email to ethics@aif.org.my before 5 April 2017.
  12. The conference organisers reserve the right to make changes to the venue, date or speaker, including but not limited to cancellation of the conference warranted by whatsoever circumstances or reasons.


Sasana Kijang
2, Jalan Dato’ Onn,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-9179 2888
Fax: 03-9179 2161


Map of Sasana Kijang



For all matters regarding the Business Ethics Conference 2017, please contact:

Asian Institute of Finance
(Representing the Business Ethics Conference 2017 Organising Committee)

Name : Ms. Manpreet Kaur
Designation : Events Manager
Tel : +603 2787 1936
Fax : +603 2787 1900
Email  : manpreet@aif.org.my


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  1. How can I register? What are the registration rates?
    Please click here for rates, deadlines and other registration information.


  2. Is Conference HRDF claimable?
    Yes this conference is HRDF claimable. Full payment needs to be made to Asian Institute of Finance Berhad. You may then claim from HRDF directly.

  3. Do you accept walk-ins on the day of the conference?
    Yes we do accept walk-ins and payment can be made on the event day. However, we recommend registering and paying in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays.

  4. What is the cancellation policy for the conference? And is the registration fee refundable?
    All cancellations must be received in writing via email (ethics@aif.org.my) before 3 March 2017 and 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. Cancellation after 3 March 2017 is not eligible for a refund.

    Please note that registrants who do not attend on the day are liable for the full registration fee. There will be no refund if the delegate fails to attend. A replacement delegate is only allowed for attendees from within the same organisation. All replacement notifications must be received in writing via email to ethics@aif.org.my before 5 April 2017.

    For more details on the terms & condition, please click here.

  5. What are the parking facilities available?
    Sasana Kijang has parking facilities for delegates. Kindly park your vehicle at LG 5 and parking fee is at RM5 per entry.

  6. I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?
    Upon full payment of conference registration fees, the participant may request an invitation letter by emailing manpreet@aif.org.my. AIF will not supply an invitation letter to unpaid or unregistered participants. Please note that AIF does not give any further support to the visa application process. Obtaining a visa remains the sole responsibility of the participant. Regular cancellation deadlines apply, regardless of whether your visa was granted or not.

  7. Can I advertise in the conference program?
    We have sponsorship packages for your consideration. Kindly email your request to sandra@aif.org.my.

  8. How can my organisation become a sponsor?
    To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact sandra@aif.org.my. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so please call us as soon as possible. For more information, you can also visit the Sponsors and Exhibitors page on our website.

  9. I have already registered for this conference. Can I make changes to my registration information?
    For any changes, kindly email the registration centre at ethics@aif.org.my.

  10. I’ve missed the registration deadline for the conference, can I still attend?
    Yes you can walk-in on the event day and register onsite.

  11. What meals will be served at the conference?
    The meals served at the Conference is Halal certified. If you have any dietary requirement, please email us at ethics@aif.org.my.

  12. What is the dress code?
    Dress code for the Conference is Business Formal.

  13. Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
    A certificate of attendance is available upon request by emailing ethics@aif.org.my after the conference.

  14. How can I reserve a hotel room, and what are the rates?
    The Majestic Hotel, KL will provide conference rates to conference delegates at RM370++ deluxe room with breakfast for one person. Kindly email to shirlyn_ang@ytlhotels.com.my and quote #Ethics2017 to enjoy the rate.

  15. My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
    Please contact ethics@aif.org.my for assistance.