Shaping destinyBetween hope and extinction

21 - 22 November 2019


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Between Hope and Extinction

Today, megatrends have transcended us into a new era. With these rapid changes, humanity now finds itself at an inflection point, as we face unprecedented demographic pressure exacerbated by income disparity between the haves and have-nots. Essentially, in a world that is leaping forward like never before, there are many that are being left behind.

In the same vein, this era is also one of great possibilities, where we have the capacity to evolve our thoughts and actions to shape our destinies in a completely new way. All it would take is for us to leverage on the paradigm shifting ideas, wealth and capabilities available to us to begin changing the world for the better. However, while these may equip us to take action, it’s our humanity that will help navigate us towards a brighter, more inclusive, more sustainable future.

This brings us to the central theme of this year’s International Social Well-Being Conference (ISWC); Shaping Destiny: Between Hope & Extinction. It’s a clarion call for us – as individuals, businesses, civil society, policymakers and governments – to take the future into our hands by emphasising the importance of inspiring and empowering people to fundamentally review, rethink and reshape their perspective towards well-being and human values, thus identifying new ways on how to live a quality life.

Initiated by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) in collaboration with Amundi Asset Management and Aberdeen Standard Investments, this powerful one and a half day event brings together thought leaders, game changers and renowned luminaries to inspire, ignite and illuminate a path towards a grander, brighter version of tomorrow.

It’s a thin line between Hope and Extinction; which will YOU choose?

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  • Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia (EPF)

    Established in 1951 the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is one of the world’s oldest provident funds, dedicated to helping the Malaysian workforce save for their retirement in accordance with Employees Provident Fund Act 1991.

    To stay relevant in these ever-evolving times, we at the EPF continue to refine our vision to create both a better retirement for our members as well as spearhead initiatives to bring about sustainable social well-being. This focus on the future has led us to reassess our mandate, which now includes aiding national infrastructural development on top of safeguarding and growing the retirement savings of our members.

    Find out more here.

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  • Aberdeen Standard Investments

    Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager dedicated to helping investors around the world reach their desired investment goals and broaden their financial horizons. We provide expertise across a breadth of markets, asset classes and investment approaches. Approximately 1,000 dedicated investment professionals are located globally, close to our clients and the markets where we invest. Additionally, 500 client specialists work closely with investors and advisors to understand our clients’ needs and deliver world class investment solutions. As at 30 June 2019, we manage US$669.6 billion on behalf of governments, pension funds, insurers, companies, charities, foundations and individuals in 80 countries.

    Aberdeen Standard Investments is a brand of the investment businesses of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments.

    Find out more here.

  • Amundi Asset Management

    Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 10 globally. It manages €1,475 billion of assets across six main investment hubs. Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Headquartered in Paris, and listed since November 2015, Amundi is the 1st asset management Group in Europe by market capitalisation.

    Find out more here.


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07:00 - 08:45 REGISTRATION
09:10 - 09:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
09:30 - 10:00 DR JANE GOODALL, DBE
10:30 - 11.10 Erica Orange
11:10 - 11:50 Surina Shukri
11:50 - 12:30 FREAKY CLOWN
12:30 - 13:00 Panel Session 1
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 14:35 Dr. Muhammed Abdul Khalid
14:35 - 15:10 Doc Hendley
15:10 - 15:45 Dzameer Dzulkifli
15:55 - 16:30 Gillian Tee
16:30 - 17:10 Panel Session 2
17:10 - 17:20 CLOSING REMARKS



07:30 - 08:45 REGISTRATION
09:00 - 09:15 OPENING REMARKS
09:15 - 09:55 Malene Rydahl
10:10 - 10:50 Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
10:50 - 11:30 Chandran Nair
11:30 - 12:10 Panel Session 3
12:10 - 12:30 Closing by Alizakri Alias
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Should you need further information on ISWC 2019, please feel free to contact the ISWC Secretariat at
03-26162237 / 03-26166258 / 03-26162136 or email [email protected]


How To Get There. From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)


Purchase Taxi service vouchers from licensed companies at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Total travel time is approximately 60 minutes.

**Grab Car offers a fixed price for all transfers to and from airports.


KLIA Ekspres high-speed trains (airport to the city centre) − KL Sentral Station** − KL Sentral LRT Kelana Jaya Line (KJ 15) − KLCC Station (KJ 10).

Walk 10 minutes via Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) underground passage and the entrance will be right next to the main entrance of KLCC.

**Train runtime varies by time and day.


  • In-House Guest

    Complimentary parking
    for In-house guest

  • Non In-House Guest

    Standard hotel parking rate applies

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