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MDBC / MABC: Interchamber Networking & Talk

July 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dear MDBC members,

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Thank you to those who attended this event.


Join us at the Interchamber Networking evening with our colleagues from MABC on Thursday, 26 July at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.  Research has shown that in the last 14 years, the growth of e commerce companies has skyrocketed across the board.  Some merchandise lines (like clothing and beauty products in particular) have achieved a remarkable 25% average CGR.  Growth projections estimate that by 2022, e commerce retail revenues may exceed $4 trillion.  Learn about the opportunities and challenges involved, and determine how to best participate.  We are also happy to announce the panelists from 6 companies (Booking.com; AUSTRADE; SNT Global; GoBear; IT Comp; and Axle & Olio Solutions) active in e Commerce who will share their experiences and debate the issues currently found in the sector.  Please see the list below for more details.

The e – commerce industry in Malaysia has slowly begun to take shape, with over US $1.4 billion worth of transaction value, and an average Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.9% YOY (among the better ones in the region, yet slightly lower than Vietnam at 28%).  Advent of the digital free trade zone has provided an interesting boost, while also raising pertinent questions.

A large marketplace of consumers awaits, while a complex ecosystem hasn’t necessarily delivered on the promise of rigorous adoption.  Join us at this Interchamber Networking with our colleagues from the Malaysian Australian Business Chamber (MABC) to listen to the experts in the industry, learn about the intricacies involved, explore opportunities, understand challenges, and determine how to best participate.

Date:  Thursday, 26 July 2018
Time:  17:00 – 20:30 hrs
Venue: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Registration is free of charge for MDBC members as per the maximum allocation under your membership level. Additional company representatives can be registered at RM 100 nett.  However, please note that late cancellations (after Monday,  23 July (12 noon)) and no shows will be charged RM 100.00  Guests may be registered at RM 130 each.

17:00 hrs – Registration
17:30 hrs – Panelists Discussion
18:30 hrs – Networking Session (with free flow of wine, beer, and canapes)
20:30 hrs – End of Program

Bobby Varanasi (MABC EXCO member & Chairman of Technology Commercialisation Subcommittee)

The Panelists:
Bina Tulsidas (PS Area Manager, Booking.com)
Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch start – up in 1996 to one of the largest travel
e Commerce companies in the world.

Daniel Havas (Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner to Malaysia & Brunei, Australian Trade &
Investment Commission (AUSTRADE))
Daniel Havas has a strong background in international business strategy, investment attraction,
international relations, cross border business development, and project management.
He assists Australian companies with their market entry and expansion strategies in both Malaysian
and Australian markets.

David Wong (Founder & Group CEO, SNT Global Sdn Bhd)
David Wong has a proven track record of more than 30 years experience in the Information Technology
& Logistics Industry.  David is also the co – founder of Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), the current
Chairman of ASOCIO, and the Adviser and Past Chairman of PIKOM.

PC Gan (Country Director Malaysia, GoBear)
GoBear is Asia’s first and only metasearch engine in insurance and financial products with a presence
in SEA & Hong Kong.  It offers consumers a free and transparent comparison process based on
their financial needs.

Sharon Goh (Founder & CEO, IT Comp)
Sharon Goh is an experienced and highly accomplished e Commerce expert who started her journey
with IT Comp a decade ago.  She ventured into the online business in 2014 after Lazada was launched
in Malaysia and is one of the Legend Sellers for Lazada in 2018.

Ibrahim Hamid (Chief Executive Officer, Axle & Olio Solutions)
Axle & Olio Solutions manages a shopping platform for Philips, Reebok, and others.
They can be found at www.blip.my.

Registration for this event is free of charge for MDBC members as per the maximum allocation under your membership level.  Additional company representatives can be registered at RM 100 nett.  All representatives from MDBC companies are invited to attend.  Guests / non – members may be registered at RM 130 nett per registration.  To register, please reply with the registration form that was sent to all members no later than Monday, 23 July (12 noon) to the MDBC Secretariat by e mail at events@mdbc.com.my.  All registered guests will receive our reconfirmation latest by Tuesday, 24 July with venue details; Please contact us if you do not receive this confirmation.

Alternatively, you may also register below.    Please note that registration closes on Monday, 23 July (12 noon), and is required to confirm your attendance.  By clicking and registering online, you acknowledge the event guidelines.

We look forward to your attendance!

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

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July 26, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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