ASEAN Entrepreneurs Set To Widen Network At Joint Conference, Roundtable

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) — Experienced and budding entrepreneurs are set to capitalise on the Rise of ASEAN Conference and the 8th Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable here from April 17-19 to widen their network and market access in the region and further afield.

The first ever joint entrepreneurial and investment events on business outlook and opportunities in ASEAN and around the globe will enable the entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services.

Organised by MOC Capital Bhd in collaboration with Wealth Mastery Academy and MICE Preferred, the events will provide opportunities for Malaysian and foreign delegates to address cross-border investments and local policies, MOC Capital Bhd managing director Datuk Terry Ong said.

“The conferences will delve on opportunities and potentials in ASEAN as well as explore strategies in making forays into the regional market of over 600 million people.

“The events are aimed at providing not only updates on the investment arena, but also to serve as a main networking-opportunity platform for all veteran and upcoming entrepreneurs, investors, irrespective of whether that are small, medium or giant, and investment bankers,” he told Bernama.

Ong said while Malaysians were accustomed to investment and global economic climate, many lacked in-depth knowledge of the investment arena, particularly in ASEAN.

He said the conferences would also provide an opportunity for Malaysian firms to participate in a one-to-one business-matching session with international companies with a few companies expected to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding.

About 700 delegates representing 20 companies from 30 countries are expected to take part in the events, apart from EU-ASEAN Business Council representatives and US-ASEAN business council minister.

Besides Malaysia, other participating countries include Singapore, Middle East countries, Belarus, Portugal, Columbia, Cambodia, the UK, and Australia.

Ong said cultural nights had also been lined up on the second and third days of the events to enable foreign delegates to familiarise with the Malaysian culture as well as to enhance business interaction.

Among notable speakers are SME Corp Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Hafsah Hashim, SME Association of Malaysia president Teh Kee Sin, EU-ASEAN Business Council executive director Chris Humphrey, and Chris Daniel Wong of the ASEAN Retail Chains and Franchise Federation.

Organised in conjunction with Malaysia’s chairmanship of ASEAN this year, the event will be officiated by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Wee Ka Siong.

— BERNAMA, By Joan Santani Santanasamy

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