The World Islamic Economic Forum started off from a modest beginning as the OIC Business Forum which was held on 15th October 2003, in conjunction with the Tenth OIC Summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The inaugural OIC Business Forum sought to create a business 'face' of the OIC. The Forum also aims to realise the hopes of millions of Muslims in the OIC member States through economic cooperation and business partnerships. The Forum brought together government leaders, captains of industries, academic scholars, regional experts, professionals and corporate managers to discuss opportunities for business partnerships in the Muslim world.
Held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia 4th WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse would focus on nanotechnology’s interdisciplinary nature, highlighting cutting-edge R&D in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and nanomaterials. The discussions will explore the current factors fueling nanotechnology’s growth, start-up opportunities and potential bottlenecks to viable commercialization. It will also examine predictions for future societal, environmental, ethical, and privacy issues as well as the impact of nanotechnology on the future warfare.