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MDBC: Outlook 2021

February 4, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dear MDBC members,

Following MDBC’s 25th Anniversary Kick Off event yesterday, we are immediately looking further into 2021.  It is, therefore, now time for our annual Outlook.

Outlook 2021 will be on online event in which we bring you two country outlooks and several topic / sector outlooks.

The country outlooks will of course be on the Netherlands and on Malaysia, in which the economic and political scenarios will be presented, respectively by Netherlands Ambassador to Malaysia, H.E. Aart Jacobi, and by the Vriens & Partners Country Manager of Malaysia, Nazhif Yusoff.

We have also invited several industry experts to provide us with a closer look at the current situation and developments in the following topics and sectors: Property (both commercial / residential, as well as a focused view on office space), Economics, Exhibitions, and Digitalization.

Date:  Thursday, 4 February
Time:  15:30 – 17:30 hrs
Platform: Zoom

Do register now by clicking on the button below to reserve a seat to listen to, and have a discussion with, the speakers at this insightful session to get us ready for 2021.

15:15 – 15:45 hrs : Session with MIDA
                              – Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja (Executive Director – Investment Promotion)
on “Malaysia Remains Steadfast to Accelerate Quality Investments in 2021”
– Masni Muhammad (Director – Strategic Planning Division (Manufacturing))
on “Government’s support for SME’s in Manufacturing sector during COVID-19”
15:45 – 16:00 hrs : Short break with networking and opening slides
16:00 – 16:05 hrs : Program resumes and Welcome by MDBC
16:05 – 17:15 hrs : Presentation by Speakers (sequence as below)
– H.E. Aart Jacobi (Ambassador, Netherlands Embassy)
on “2021 Outlook the Netherlands: From Crisis to Elections”
– Nazhif Yusoff (Country Director, Vriens & Partners)
on “2021 Outlook Malaysia: Politics and Policy”
– Jonathan Koh (Asia Economist, Standard Chartered Bank Berhad)
on “Global and Malaysia Outlook”
– Gerard Leeuwenburgh (Country General Manager, Informa Markets)
on “Future of (Trade) Exhibitions in Malaysia”
– Shan Saeed (Chief Economist, Juwai IQI Holdings)
on “Macro Economic and Property Sector”
– Vijayakumar Tangarasan (Country Head of Malaysia, Indonesia & Brunei, Regus)
on “Flexible Workspace and the Post – COVID Workforce”
– Matt van Leeuwen (Chief Innovation Officer, Sunway Group)
on “Is Technology Eating the World?”
17:15 – 17:30 hrs : Breakout Rooms with Speakers
17:30 hrs             : End of program


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We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
+603 – 2722 8335


February 4, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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