Right Brain
Left Brain

43 Days To Go

7th & 8th October 2019
Grand Ballroom,
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE

Building Our Collective Brain

Approximately 12,000 years ago, the melting of the polar ice caps flooded the Bass Strait which connected Tasmania to the Australian mainland. As a result, Tasmania, which was previously an Australian peninsular, found itself isolated from the rest of Australia. When European explorers first made contact with Tasmanians in the late 1700s, they found that the local population had the most basic toolkit of any society ever encountered by Europeans. Interestingly, the explorers found that Tasmania lacked technologies such as the boomerang, fire-making, the spear-thrower, polished stone tools, and bone tools found on mainland Australia.

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Monday, 7th October 2019

Grand Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

8:00am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:05am WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION TO KMF2019
9:05am - 9:30am OPENING ADDRESS
9:35am - 10:20am SPECIAL ADDRESS
Dr Joseph Henrich Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
10:20am - 10:35am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm CORE SESSION 1: MACRO AND MARKETS
Jalil Rasheed Investment Director and Head of Singapore Office, Invesco
Chairperson: Mohamed Ridzuan Mohamed Director, Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
12:05pm - 12:50pm SPECIAL SESSION
1:00pm - 2:15pm LUNCHEON ADDRESS
2:30pm - 3:15pm SPECIAL ADDRESS
3:20pm - 4:35pm CORE SESSION 2: FIRMS AND TRANSFORMATION
Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias CEO, Employees Provident Fund Malaysia (EPF)
Chairperson: Tengku Dato' Sri Azmil Zahruddin Deputy Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
4:35pm - 4:50pm Break
5:00pm - 6:15pm SPECIAL SESSION in collaboration with TEDxKL: INNOVATION WITHOUT BORDERS 4.0
6:15pm End of Day One
7:15pm Dinner
8:00pm - 10:00pm SPECIAL EVENT
Ronnie del Carmen Animation director, writer, story artist, story supervisor and production designer
Ahmad Izham Omar CEO, Primeworks Studio
Programme is correct as of 25th August 2019

Tuesday, 8th October 2019

Grand Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

9:05am - 9:50am SPECIAL ADDRESS
Dr Carl Benedikt Frey Co-Director and Oxford Martin Citi Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, University of Oxford
Introducer: Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn Deputy Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
9:55am - 10:40am SPECIAL ADDRESS
10:40am - 10:55am Break
11:05am - 12:20pm CORE SESSION 3: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Prof Jayati Ghosh Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram Senior Research Advisor, Khazanah Research Institute
12:25pm - 1:10pm SPECIAL ADDRESS
Prof Nathan Nunn Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Harvard University
1:10pm - 2:10pm Networking Lunch
2:25pm - 3:40pm SPECIAL SESSION: BUILDING A NATION'S COLLECTIVE BRAIN
Ahmad Izham Omar CEO, Primeworks Studio
Alina Amir Co-Founder, Arus Academy
3:45pm - 4:30pm SPECIAL ADDRESS
Prof Harvey Whitehouse Chair of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA), University of Oxford   
4:30pm - 4:45pm Break
4:55pm - 6:10pm CORE SESSION 4: PEOPLE AND LEADERSHIP
Dr Joseph Henrich Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Prof Nathan Nunn Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Prof Harvey Whitehouse Chair of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA), University of Oxford   
Hisham Hamdan Executive Director, Investments and Head of Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
6:15pm - 6:35pm CLOSING ADDRESS
6:35pm End of Day Two
Programme is correct as of 25th August 2019

Ahmad Izham Omar

CEO, Primeworks Studio

Alina Amir

Co-Founder, Arus Academy

Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias

CEO, Employees Provident Fund Malaysia (EPF)

Dr Carl Benedikt Frey

Co-Director and Oxford Martin Citi Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, University of Oxford

Prof Harvey Whitehouse

Chair of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA), University of Oxford   

Jalil Rasheed

Investment Director and Head of Singapore Office, Invesco

Prof Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Senior Research Advisor, Khazanah Research Institute

Dr Joseph Henrich

Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Ronnie del Carmen

Animation director, writer, story artist, story supervisor and production designer

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  • 7th & 8th October 2019
  • Grand Ballroom,
    Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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