Masterclass Panels

Dr Renard Siew

Active member of the ASEAN community concerned with environmental issues. Renard serves as an environmental advisor to CENT-GPS. First Community Champion for Southeast Asian Hubs and Youngest Co-Leader of the WEF Expert Network. He co-chaired the UNEP-Commitment FI working group on “Towards Climate Action” (representing developing nations). His current projects include work for the Global Basel Infrastructure Stakeholder Council and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board on low-carbon and sustainability frameworks. He was recognised by the Asia Society, the World Cities Summit, and the list of Malaysia’s Top 10 Most Inspiring Green Warriors.

Nur Azrin Abu Bakar

Nur Azrin is passionate about sustainability and social impact. She serves as a Director of School Living Skills previously known as YPVWM. Azrin works closely with the community, especially women , refugees and other organizations from public to private by promoting skills and knowledge in vocational and entrepreneurship. She also co-founded a social enterprise ROCKA Atelier, a socially conscious studio that empowers women and girls in the slow-fashion industry. Currently, she is supporting impact-driven enterprises to  provide business advisory by co-founding Impact Consulting Kuala Lumpur. She is an Alumni of YSEALI Professional Fellows 2017, Singapore Young Social Entrepreneur 2018, and MAGIC SE 2016.

Nur Afifi Mohamed Taib

Lecturer Nur Afifi Mohamed Taib College of Creative Arts, UiTM Puncak Perdana, is an expert on Malay traditional costume, theatrical crafts, traditional dance, and heritage preservation. Nur Afifi has devoted much time and energy to studying and writing about how traditional Malaysian dress is portrayed abroad and its identity. Over the years, he has served as a consultant for the Keretapi Sarong, An event promoting the usage of the  Sarong, an essential element of traditional Malaysian costumes for Malaysia Day. One of his achievements is a poster presentation titled “DIY COSTUME ACCESSORY KIT FOR MALAY PERFORMING ARTS COSTUMING” which won a silver medal At IIDEX 2017.

Shabri Saad

For nearly two decades, Shabri Saad has been an industry player in fashion and textile design (batik). He has coordinated numerous fashion shows, both nationally and internationally. He is now a Senior Lecturer at Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT). Shabri is not only a fashion designer but also a member of an art group whose previous project highlighted the significance of betel leaves in Malay culture through garment and textile design. He spent January 2019 participating in a lecturer exchange programme at Universitas Mercu Buana in Jakarta. With his passion and love of textiles recently, he was part of The Splendors of Malay World Textiles 2022 exhibition team. 

Dr Rose Dahlina Rusli

Surface Design for Fashion, Creative Embroidery, and Embellishment are the areas of expertise of Dr Rose Dahlina Rusli, Senior Lecturer in the Fashion Department at the College of Creative Arts, UiTM Shah Alam. She has participated in numerous design-related conferences, including the 3rd International Symposium of Art, Craft, and Design at Silpakorn University in Thailand and the Seminar Tekstil: Menelusuri Kilauan Kelingkan with the state museums of Terengganu and Selangor. Dr Rose has actively displayed her works of art for exhibitions at numerous prestigious art galleries locally and abroad. She also serves as a trainer for Malaysian contestants in the international embroidery competition ABILYMPIC in France and Russia.

Rashid Hamid

Rashid Hamid is a passionate about design, travel, culture and sustainable fashion. Upon graduating from UiTM Shah Alam in Fashion, he continued his studies at the London College of Fashion, University of Arts London, UK, and later his MA in Design from the University for the Creative Arts, UK. He is majoring in design technology and marketing communications. Rashid is a freelance fashion educator, creative consultant and stylist for tv, magazines, fashion campaigns and celebrities. In 2019 he was appointed as a research assistant with Changwon National University, South Korea, for a research project funded by the South Korean Government to study fashion consumer behaviour in Malaysia. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Nazliwati Mohamad

Nazliwati Mohamad has taught marketing students at the university level for over 15 years. She is now attached to the Marketing Department, Faculty of Business and Management, UCSI University, Malaysia’s largest private university. She has previously taught courses in integrated marketing communication, advertising, consumer behaviour, social media marketing, retail marketing and international marketing strategy. She is also one of the recipients of a university grant, in addition to mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate (MBA) students. Her previous experience includes customer service and sales in the banking industry before deciding to pursue a career in education. Despite her hectic schedule, she is pursuing her passion by enrolling in a PhD programme.

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