KUALA LUMPUR – In regards to confronting the post-COVID-19 challenges, the lack of financial literacy cannot be ignored as one of the roots of continued poverty. In order to help resolve this critical issue, Malaysia Literacy in Financial Education Association (MyLIFE), Max Capital Management, Money Compass Media, uLearnMONEY, and Celik Wang will be organizing one of the most anticipated forums within the financial thought leaders and researchers in the ASEAN region, the MyLIFE ASEAN Financial Literacy Forum 2021 which is scheduled to be held on October 28 from 2pm to 6pm via Zoom.
With the theme of ‘Financial Literacy in the Time of Pandemic, What Lessons Have We Learnt’, the objective of this forum is to encourage a discussion among the thought leaders and researchers on the issue of financial literacy in order to attain the sustainability goals of UNESCO.
The target audience is inclusive of education institutions, financial institutions, regulators, social entrepreneurs, researchers, university lecturers, and students who are strongly concerned with the subject.
The event is the 3rd MyLIFE ASEAN Financial Literacy Forum and this year’s forum will be hosted by Mr. Adi Afendi, a motivational speaker, emcee skills trainer, and coach. The forum will be moderated by Mr. Brandon Ng, Honorary Secretary of MyLIFE and also Mr. Jason Koeh, Assistant Secretary General of MyLIFE.
The honorable speakers of the forum include Professor Ts Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah, Professor attached to Multimedia University Malaysia, Dr. Shaista Wasiuzzaman, Assistant Professor at the School of Business of Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Management of Multimedia University, Cyberjaya campus, Dr. Wan Rasyidah Wan Nawang, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Dr. Nur Shuhada Kamarudin, lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Muamalat and an Associate Member with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), Dr. Budi Santoso, Rector of Indonesia International Institute Of Life Sciences, Mr. Loh Siew Meng, professional coach at Manipal International University, Mr. Subramaniam Munusamy, Program coordinator of Foundation in Business Studies at Manipal International University, Adj. Prof. Ts. Maxshangkar, CEO of Max Capital Management, and Ms. Amy Seok, Founding Chairman of MyLIFE.
The topics of the MyLIFE ASEAN Financial Literacy Forum 2021 will be based on the impact and challenges to ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore) in various scenarios, e.g., retrench and unemployment, and business closure. The speakers will emphasize what action the countries and communities have taken and should take with respect to elevating financial literacy and sustainability of financial well-being amidst the ongoing economic inflation and depression.
The moderators will initiate discussions on the impact related to various aspects of communities and highlight why the public requires financial literacy education as a survival skill. They will also be touching on the suggested implementation of 5W1H actions on the unemployed and retrenched groups, fresh graduates, the youth, affected businesses, B40 (low-income) group, M40 (middle-income) group, and people living in rural and urban areas.
For those who are interested to participate and would like to know more about the MyLIFE ASEAN Financial Literacy Forum 2021, please visit the official website at https://mylifeassociation.org/.