HOW WILL MALAYSIA WITHSTAND A GLOBAL SLOWDOWN?


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 modelling, 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. Furthermore, Brexit, oil prices and commodity markets may play a role.


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 interdependence of supply chains with China and the flows of trade between the latter and ASEAN. Nevertheless, there may be opportunities for short terms wins, like factories moving out from China and setting up in South East Asia.

In this rapidly changing geopolitical scenario, it is important to look at the implications for Malaysia and, how the country may withstand risks and threats, or take advantage of opportunities and capitalise on its strengths.


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 policy makers 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 present it to our guest of honour, YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking.

Speakers

  • YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking (Minister at Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI))

    YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking

    Minister at Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

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  • Mr. Indranil Lahiri (President & CEO of Siemens Malaysia)

    Mr. Indranil Lahiri

    President & CEO of Siemens Malaysia

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  • Datuk Zainal Amanshah (Chief Executive Officer at Invest KL Corporation)

    Datuk Zainal Amanshah

    Chief Executive Officer at Invest KL Corporation

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  • Mr. Lau Zheng Zhou (Director (Head of Centre for Policy Studies) at ASLI)

    Mr. Lau Zheng Zhou

    Director (Head of Centre for Policy Studies) at ASLI

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  • Mr. Rafizi Ramli (CEO & Founder of Invoke Malaysia)

    Mr. Rafizi Ramli

    CEO & Founder of Invoke Malaysia

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  • Mr. Abrar Anwar (CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia)

    Mr. Abrar Anwar

    CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia

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  • Dr. Mark Lovatt (Head of Transparency & Integrity Committee at EUMCCI)

    Dr. Mark Lovatt

    Head of Transparency & Integrity Committee at EUMCCI

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Agenda

9

30AM

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9

35AM

Welcome Address

Welcome Address by Daniel Bernbeck, Board Director of EUMCCI & Executive Director of Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce (MGCC)

9

35AM

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9

45AM

Welcome Address by H.E. Frederic Laplance

Welcome Address by H.E. Frederic Laplance, Ambassador of France to Malaysia

9

45AM

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10

00AM

Keynote Address by Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Keynote Address by Y.B. Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking, MITI Minister

10

00AM

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10

45AM

Highlight Presentation & Booklet Launch

• Highlight presentation from EUMCCI's Sector Committees on Issues & Recommendations Booklet.
• Launch of 2019 EUMCCI Trade Issues & Recommendations Booklet

10

45AM

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11

00AM

11

00AM

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12

00PM

In Conversation With

• Mr. Indranil Lahiri, President & CEO, Siemens Malaysia
• YBhg Datuk Zainal Amanshah, CEO, Invest KL
• Mr. Abrar Anwar, CEO, Standard Chartered Malaysia
• Moderator: Mr. Lau Zheng Zhou, Director (Head of Centre for Policy Studies), ASLI

12

00PM

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12

30PM

Presentation of tokens of appreciation to panelists / End of trade forum

• Presentation of tokens of appreciation
• Group photo session
• End of programme
• Registration for VIP Luncheon

12

30PM

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12

35PM

Welcome Address by Roberto Benetello, Chief Executive Officer, EUMCCI

Welcome Address by Roberto Benetello, Chief Executive Officer, EUMCCI

12

35PM

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12

55PM

Luncheon Talk

Dialogue with Mr. Rafizi Ramli, CEO & Founder, Invoke Malaysia
Moderator: Dr. Mark Lovatt, Head of EUMCCI Transparency & Integrity Committee

12

55PM

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1

05PM

Tickets

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