Malaysia: Tech Rising Star in Southeast Asia
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 9:00 am
About the event
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to partner with the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) and invite Northern Powerhouse companies to join us for this webinar.
The webinar will focus on introducing Malaysia and providing information on the upcoming virtual trade mission, focusing on technology within this exciting market.
Strategically located in the heart of SE Asia, Malaysia is a preferred gateway for companies when it comes to accessing other markets in ASEAN. Government’s focus on digital infrastructure and transformation, favourable tax incentives, ease of doing business and continued efforts for a supportive ecosystem for market entry creates vast opportunities for global players in the tech sector.
According to a report by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia’s digital economy grew by 18.5% year-on-year from 2015 to 2019 (Malaysia Economic Outlook 2021, MOF). The recent launch of MYDigital Blueprint (MyDigital Blueprint, EPU 2021) further cements the government’s commitment to digitalise the public and private sectors through initiatives in smart cities, education, financial services, cybersecurity, e-commerce, data sharing, smart manufacturing , green tech and emerging technologies.
As a key part of UK trade negotiations, the UK Government continues to pursue accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP is a Free Trade Agreement ("FTA") between 11 countries including Malaysia.
Join this webinar at 09:00am on the 11th May 2021 to gain a sound understanding of the high growth technology sectors within Malaysia and wider ASEAN.
We have gathered together some of the most highly respected professionals in the industry to discuss the role in scaling companies in today's environment. Among our esteemed speakers and panelists are: