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MDBC / EUMCCI: EU-Malaysia Trade & Investment Forum 2019

April 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Dear MDBC members,

The EU – Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EUMCCI) is organizing its annual Trade & Investment Forum 2019 on Tuesday, 16 April at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur.

Economic indicators show that the world economy will slow down in 2019.  At the moment, the world is still experiencing an upswing economic cycle but many believe we are hitting the growth peak.  Apart from cyclical predictive modeling, other factors may contribute to worsening the slowdown, such as the enduring of the US-China trade war, the stagnation of the EU, and the slower growth of the Chinese economy.

In a heavily interconnected world, global trends have implications on regional ones.  Even if ASEAN is enjoying the highest growth rates in the world, this region will not be immune to the consequences of this predicted “slowbalisation”.  The region may be affected indirectly due to the interdependence of supply chains with China and the flows of trade between the latter and ASEAN.  Nevertheless, there may be opportunities for short term wins, like factories moving out from China and setting up in Southeast Asia.

The Trade & Investment Forum 2019 aims to contribute to this discussion by providing a high level dialogue opportunity for the business community to meet Malaysian policymakers and government representatives.  Like every year, this important occasion will see EUMCCI’s Sector Committees launching their joint Position Paper “Trade Issues and Recommendations” and formally presenting it to our guest of honor, YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking (Minister of International Trade & Industry).

Date:    Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Time:    09:00 – 14:30 hrs
Venue:  Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Price:    Trade Forum only  –
Members: RM 270   /   Non – Members: RM 380*
              VIP Luncheon only – Members: RM 270   /   Non – Members: RM 380*
Invited Guest of Honour for VIP Luncheon: Rafizi Ramli (CEO & Founder, Invoke Malaysia)
Trade Forum & VIP Luncheon – Members: RM 400   /   Non – Members: RM 600*
* Please note: MDBC members pay non – members price.  Members price only applies to EUMCCI Direct and Top – Up members.
** These prices are inclusive of 6% SST;
 Payment needs to be received before the event date.

VIP Luncheon with Rafizi Ramli



Expectations were high after the watershed 14th General Elections.  As Malaysia embarked on 2019, it was increasingly clear that moving the country forward and keeping it together while carrying out promised reforms may be more challenging than expected.  Join the VIP Luncheon with Rafizi Ramli to find out more on what the government is doing to address the challenges involved in injecting new dynamism into the private sector and take a close to RM 1 trillion debt to a manageable level.  Find out what they need from other parties, particularly in the business community, to ensure that reforms are done well and the country prospers.

09:00 – 09:30 hrs: Registration
09:30 – 09:35 hrs: Welcome Address by Daniel Bernbeck
(Director of the Board, EUMCCI & Executive Director, MGCC)
09:35 – 09:45 hrs: Welcome Address by H.E. Frederic Laplance
(Ambassador, Embassy of France)
09:45 – 10:00 hrs: Keynote Address by Y.B. Datuk Ignatius Darrell Leiking
(Malaysian Minister of International Trade & Industry)
10:00 – 10:45 hrs: Highlight Presentation & Booklet Launch
10:45 – 11:00 hrs: Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 hrs: In Conversation With
– Indranil Lahiri (President & CEO, Siemens Malaysia)
– YBhg Datuk Zainal Amanshah (CEO, InvestKL)
– Abrar Anwar (CEO, Standard Chartered Malaysia)
– Moderator: Lau Zheng Zhou (Director – Head of Centre for Policy Studies, ASLI)
12:00 – 12:30 hrs: Presentation of tokens of appreciation to panelists / End of Trade Forum
12:30 – 12:35 hrs: Welcome Address by Roberto Benetello (CEO, EUMCCI)
12:35 – 12:55 hrs: VIP Luncheon Talk – Dialogue with Rafizi Ramli
Moderator: Dr. Mark Lovatt (Head of EUMCCI Transparency & Integrity Committee)
12:55 – 13:05 hrs: Q&A Session
13:05 – 14:30 hrs: Luncheon Commences
14:30 hrs: End of Program

Please note: Registration will be closed on Monday, 15 April (15:00 hrs), and is required to confirm your attendance.  Walk – ins will only be accepted on a space availability basis and will be accompanied by an additional RM 50.00 charge (on top of the entry price).  There will be NO refund if cancellation is made after Monday, 15 April (15:00 hrs), but substitutions are allowed.  Late cancellations and no shows are still chargeable, no refunds can be extended.

With our best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
+603 – 2722 8335

To register, you may reply with the registration form which was sent to all members and return it to the MDBC Secretariat by e mail at events@mdbc.com.my no later than Monday, 15 April (15;00 hrs).  Alternatively, you may use the form below.  By clicking and registering online, you acknowledge the event guidelines and agree to forward us the transfer slip as soon as possible.  Please note: Your registration will NOT be confirmed until we receive proof of payment.  

All registered guests will receive our re – confirmation e – mail latest by Monday, 15 April with further details; Please contact us if you do not receive this confirmation.

All payments must be made in advance of the event.  There will be NO refund if cancellation is made after Monday, 15 April (15:00 hrs) but substitutions are allowed.  Late cancellations and no shows are still chargeable, no refunds can be extended.

We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
Tel: +603 – 2722 8335

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April 16, 2019
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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