This year, the International Social Security Conference (ISSC) continues to gather thought leaders, experts, academicians, policymakers and like-minded individuals to connect, collaborate and exchange best practices to create opportunities in near future, for everyone to have a happier and more meaningful life.


Initiated by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) in collaboration with Nomura and Citi Malaysia, the two-day conference aspires to spark conversations and empower communities with thought-provoking ideas and solutions to catalyze change across the communities globally. Impactful keynote sessions and panel discussions will be led by influential speakers elaborating on diverse pressing issues within the context of social security. Aligned with EPF’s vision to help members achieve a better future, the theme “A Better Tomorrow” will bring forward two main focuses:


  1. Setting the Scene : Re-Conceptualizing Our Tomorrow
  2. Solutions : Crafting the Right Policies


Against the backdrop of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the emphasis on creating a sustainable and better future is fitting. By 2050, there will be about 9 billion people to feed, clothe, transport, employ and educate. While we are living in a fast-changing landscape thanks to the advancement of technology and globalisation, how would our future would look like? We aspire to live in a better world and create a better tomorrow for the younger generations, but how do we go about this? With new set of challenges that are facing the humanity today, it is timely that we dissect and bring forth what it means by a better tomorrow.



Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia (EPF)
Established in 1951, EPF is one of the oldest and largest retirement funds in the world. We have transformed significantly from our early days, driven by our Vision to help members achieve a better future. In line with our Mission to safeguard members’ savings and deliver excellent services, we oversee a mandatory retirement savings scheme for all private and non-pensionable employees in the country. Among our milestones include:
  • One of the oldest Provident Fund schemes in the world, established in 1951.
  • Guardian of the retirement savings of Malaysia’s 14 million employees.
  • Largest institutional fund in Malaysia with over RM730 billion total investment assets.
  • 5th largest national pension fund in Asia and 7th largest in the world.
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  • Citi Malaysia
  • Citi Malaysia is a resilient franchise with steady growth in both the
    Institutional Clients Group and Consumer Banking Business. The Bank has been rated AAA for the past 18 consecutive years by RAM Rating Services Berhad.
    Citi was awarded Best International Bank in Malaysia by Finance Asia in 2017 and 2018. Citi established its presence in Malaysia in 1959 and has today a dominant share of the country’s credit card industry and wealth management business, banking with 95% of target market top tier companies and multinationals. The Citi Service Centre in Penang is one of the largest Trade and Cash processing hubs globally serving Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A total of 69 million transactions with value of USD29 trillion are processed annually. Citi’s banking services include Corporate Banking, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Securities Services, Global Markets, Global Consumer Banking and Islamic Banking Division. Citi Malaysia has approximately 5,100 employees across the franchise.
  • Nomura
  • Nomura, Asia’s Global Investment Bank, has an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries and is represented in 13 markets across Asia-Pacific. By Connecting Markets East & West, Nomura’s four business divisions–Retail, Asset Management (managing over $450 billion in net assets globally), Wholesale and Merchant Banking –service the requirements of institutions, corporates, governments and individuals, including their retirement needs. Founded in 1925, the firm promises Delivering a Better Tomorrow through disciplined entrepreneurship, creative solutions and considered thought leadership