About the World Capital Markets Symposium 2018

The Securities Commission Malaysia is host to the biennial World Capital Markets Symposium or WCMS; a platform that promotes informed debate by global opinion leaders, policy makers, influencers, domain experts and market leaders on the big questions confronting us today – creating value, promoting sustainable, inclusive growth, jobs and societies in transition.

Since its debut in 2009, the Symposium has attracted over 1,000 delegates from more than 30 countries. It is a flagship event in the region. WCMS has hosted some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders including Dr Raghuram Rajanand Haruhiko Kuroda; Nobel Laureates Paul Krugman and Nouriel Roubini; prominent economists Dr Laura Tyson, Dr Mark Mobius and Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia; entrepreneurs Jimmy Wales and Timothy Draper.

In 2013 Fareed Zakaria, Lord Adair Turner, and The Honourable Sheila C Bair were speakers. The fourth instalment of WCMS held in 2015 had Lord Paddy Ashdown, Narayana Murthy and Dr Marc Faber.

The upcoming WCMS to be held 6-7 February 2018 will feature global thought leaders and market experts including Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece; Jin Liqun President and Chairman of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council; Douglas Flint, former Group Chairman, HSBC; and Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s Global Public Square.

Conference Schedule

  • Day 1 - Tuesday 6 February 2018


  • 07:30 - 09:00

  • 09:00 - 09:10

  • 09:10 - 09:20

  • 09:20 - 09:50

  • 09:50 - 10:50

  • 10:50 - 11:10

  • 11:10 - 11:50

  • 11:50 - 12:50
    How is global finance evolving to fit the needs of tomorrow’s markets?

  • 12:50 - 14:00

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    With increasing climate change, what will it take to bridge the infrastructure gap?

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    How do we balance meeting short term imperatives while operating with a long-term vision and strategy?

  • 16:00 - 16:15

  • 16:15 - 17:45

  • 17.45

  • Day 2 – Wednesday 7 February 2018


  • 07:30 - 09:00

  • 09:00 - 10:15

  • 10:15 - 11:15
    What are the challenges impacting responsible investment decisions and capital allocation?

  • 11:15 - 11:35

  • 11:35 - 12:45
    What is the future of digital finance, its opportunities and risks?

  • 12:45 - 14:00

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    What are the challenges impacting the progress of women in leadership roles?

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    The role of youth in shaping social, economic and environmental development.

  • 16:00 - 17:00

  • 17:00

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Location

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia