Keynote Address

By special invited guest speakers


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Paper Presentations

Online parallel sessions using ZOOM platform


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Master Classes

On Islamic Economics and Technologies


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Digital Forum

By distinguished panelists in economics


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About I-iECONS 2021

Empowering Ummah Well-being in the Era of Digital Economy

The 9th International Islamic Economic System 2021 (I-iECONS 2021) Conference organised by the Faculty of Economics and Muamalat (FEM) of USIM continues its tradition of excellence, to disseminate knowledge and to advance various aspects of research development by bringing together academics, scholars, industry players, researchers and students on a virtual platform. For centuries, the Islamic economic system has outperformed human civilization in the public (siyasi), commercial (tijari) and social (ijtimai) sectors. The role of the Islamic economic system should be highlighted on the academic stage via academic discourse relevant to current needs and time. The theme for this year’s I-iECONS 2021 conference, “EMPOWERING UMMAH WELL-BEING IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL ECONOMY” reflects the era of digital transformation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the wave of change in driving the businesses to move from traditional brick-and-mortar enterprises to pivot to e-commerce, and even force the people and the government to adapt to digitalisation for their daily needs. The digital economy, which has been growing in recent months, is expected to make up 22.6% Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) and creates 500,000 jobs by 2025.

The theme underpins the policies of the government toward developing a conducive environment for digital economy. With the launch of the MyDigital Economy Blueprint, all Malaysians are empowered to achieve the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030. In the light of this, I-iECONS 2021 is aligned with current needs and the government’s call to advance knowledge and to heighten awareness in every stratum of society. The conference also aims to nurture an ecosystem for the digital economy, to drive the nation’s economic growth through mastery of digital technology.

The participation of local and foreign delegates in I-iECONS 2021, helps to foster broader, critical and advanced scholarship, by engaging in unique dimensions of political, economic and social backgrounds, with a common goal―to improve the well-being of humankind―through addressing challenges in the era of digitalisation.

I-iECONS 2021 is the ideal platform for FEM in particular, and USIM, in general, as a leading institution, to spearhead Islamic science and economic research through strategic collaborations with key industry partners. In view of this, the 9th I-iECONS 2021 conference is most relevant and significant in propelling FEM and USIM for further growth and excellence, not only in the world of academia but also on the global platform.

Keynote Speakers

PROFESSOR DATO’ DR. MOHAMED RIDZA WAHIDDIN

Vice-Chancellor 
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia


PROFESSOR DR. MEHMET ASUTAY

Director of Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance, Durham University

Mehmet teaches and supervises research on Islamic Political Economy; Islamic Moral Economy; Islamic Banking, Finance and Management; Political Economy of Development in the Middle East including Turkish Political Economy and Kurdish Political Economy


Title: “Humanizing The Economy in the Age of Digitilization: Islamic Moral Economy Responses”

M. NAZRI MUHD

Founder / Group CEO 
MyFinB Group

Nazri specialises in AI and cognitive analytics, having spent more than two decades as a practitioner
in these fields. Regarded as one of the early pioneers to deploy AI-based analytics in Asia-Pacific since
early 2000,


Title: “AI & U: Growth & Survival Strategies for Ummah in a  Digital Economy”

Digital Economic Forum

“EMPOWERING UMMAH WELL-BEING IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL ECONOMY”

Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar

Executive Chairman
Amanie Group

Panelist

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amir Shaharuddin

CEO
Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia

Panelist

Dr. Zunika Mohamed

Deputy Director General (Makro) EPU, PMO

Panelist

Dr. Azrul Azlan Iskandar Mirza

Senior Lecturer
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

Moderator

Concurrent Session Panel Discussants

During the concurrent sessions, the following panel discussants will provide general commentary on individual papers. They will highlight and integrate the contributions of various speakers in the sessions and explore how the papers help advance the topic.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafar Ismail

Prof. Dr. Fauzias Mat Nor

Prof. Dr. Zurina Shafii

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mustafa Mohd Hanefah

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Alias

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz

Dato’ Dr. Hasnah Harun

Master Classes

Master class sessions may be conducted concurrently with the conference paper presentation. Please refer to the I-iECONS 2021 timetable that will be available soon on this website.

Timetable Posters

Sub-themes

LANGUAGES OF PAPERS: BAHASA MELAYU, ENGLISH & ARABIC

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY:

Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research (ASEAN Citation Index/MyJurnal)
SCOPUS Indexed Journal (additional fee)
e-Proceeding (eISBN)

Important Dates

Fees

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