9:00 – 9:30 DIY Mindset for Creative Entrepreneurship

Keynote Speaker: Samira Suffian (Program Director of MaGIC)

9:30 – 10:00 Innovation & Impact Through Music
Keynote Speaker: Hairul Sofian (COO of Digital Durian)
10:00 – 11:00 Is Content Really the King?


The saying ‘Content is King’ is ever-present in today’s hyper-connected world. However, the profusion of content being published every second from all over the world, perhaps proclaiming ‘Great Content is King’ is more appropriate. Join our panellists as they discuss what makes great content.


Speakers: Ahmad Faris (Tapau TV), Bront Palarae (Pixel Play, The Daily Seni), Edwin Raj (Go ASEAN)

11:00 – 12:00 My Journey in Making a Difference: How to Make Money from Your Passion?

Keynote Speaker: Ahmad Izham Omar (CEO of Primeworks Studios, Chairman of Content Forum of Malaysia and Former CEO of Positive Tone)

12:00 – 13:00 Reminiscing the Seattle Sound that had Awaken the Music World

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Pavitt (Founder of Sub Pop Records, 8STEM) via Live Telecast from Seattle, USA

13.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 14:00 Win Big, Even When You Are Small
Keynote Speaker: Nik Shazwan Nik Azam (Managing Director, Ceriatone Amplification)
14:00 – 14:45 DIY in Internet and Media


Today, anyone with internet access has the ability become a content producer. This has given rise to the emergence of independent producers in the areas such as film, games, journalism, radio and knowledge sharing. In this session, our panellists examine the correlation between DIY culture, the Internet and media.


Speakers: Irman Hilmi (Malaysia.my), Adly Syairi Ramly (Thinker Studios & Former Programme Manager of XFresh FM), Fikri Fadzil (The Wknd)

14:45 – 15:15 Community Empowerment & Do-It-Yourself Subculture

The idea of that anyone is capable is at the heart of both DIY subculture and community empowerment. Change will not come if we wait for another person, or if we wait for another time, we are the ones we have been waiting for. Join our DIY champions as they exchange ideas on how DIY subculture could stimulate the larger goal of community empowerment by creative initiatives.

Speakers: Mak Wai Ho (Soundscape Records), Mohd Jayzuan (Projek Rabak, Bodysurf Music), Abdul Hafidz Adam (CORM, Khottal)

15:15 – 15:45 Everyone is Involved: Independent Communities Surrounding Independent Music


In contrast to mainstream musicians, independent musicians do everything themselves or with independent collaborators. The popularity of music makes it a powerful creative outlet for independent writers, filmmakers, critics, producers, event organizers, graphic designers and event marketers. The independent community surrounding independent music is the focus of this session.

Speakers: Mutalib Uthman (Guerilla Segala), Jason Vandal (Vandigital Industries, Gajah Lama, The MoveMint), Fariz Hanapiah (Motiofixo Visuals)