Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah lbni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office has consented to attend and officiate the Brunei Darussalam Islamic Investment Summit 2017 (BIIS 2017), on Tuesday, 9 Zulkaedah 1438H corresponding to 2 August 2017M, at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam.
His Royal Highness was greeted upon arrival to the Opening Ceremony by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs, in his capacity as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMBD; Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abd Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance II; and other Board Members of AMBD, as well as members of BIIS 2017 Organising Committee.
The two-day Summit is hosted by CIBFM with the support of AMBD. Themed “Globalisation of Islamic Finance: The Road Ahead”, the objective of the summit is to provide a useful platform for leaders, scholars, and experts to share their knowledge and experience as well as to exchange views on current issues in Islamic finance with special focus on globalisation of Islamic Finance.
The ceremony began with the National Anthem. Following that, the recitation of the Al-Quran was read by Yang Mulia Ak Muhd Adibul Amin bin Pengiran Haji Marjuki.
At the ceremony, His Royal Highness also consented to deliver an opening sabda, following which, His Royal Highness consented to receive a ‘pesambah’ from Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.
Prior to His Royal Highness’s sabda, the welcoming remarks were delivered by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.
A keynote presentation entitled “Sukuk-Traditional and Innovative Strategies” was delivered by Sheikh Esam M Ishaq, Member of The High Council of Islamic Affairs, Government of Bahrain .
A number of other local and international speakers at the conference were invited to speak at the event, including Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Metussin bin Haji Baki; Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud bin Bakar, Founder and Group Chairman, Amanie Advisors; Professor Dr. Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha, Professor of Finance and the Head of the Graduate Studies Department, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF); and Dr. Mohd Hairul Azrin bin Haji Besar, Member of the National Shariah Financial Supervisory Board.
To bless the ceremony, a Doa Selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal.
His Royal Highness then consented to visit exhibition booth of a number of financial institutions and programme partners showcasing, among other things, Islamic financial products and services.
His Royal Highness also consented to a group photo with the Board of Directors of AMBD and members of BIIS 2017. Before leaving the ceremony, His Royal Highness consented to the ‘junjung ziarah’ by the Board of Directors of AMBD and members of BIIS 2017.
The Opening Ceremony was also attended by Cabinet Ministers, Council’s Members, High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Permanent Secretaries.
The two-day summit will be attended by about 200 participants from government ministries and agencies, the financial industry as well as the private sector.
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam
Date : 9 Zulkaedah 1438H/ 2 August 2017M
Ref : AMBD/COMMS/3