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25 – 26 July 2024

Hall 5, Ground Floor, KLCC

The 8th Selangor ASEAN Business Conference (SABC) 2024 positions Selangor as a crucial player in driving ASEAN’s economic prosperity through strategic connectivity and resilience. While Southeast Asia boasts promising trade agreements and regional expansion, low intra-regional trade and investment remain hurdles to sustained growth. Selangor’s commitment to becoming a smart, livable, and prosperous state by 2025, as outlined in its RS-1 plan, positions it as a gateway for ASEAN’s economic advancement. SABC 2024 aims to unlock market access, enhance intra-regional trade and investment, and solidify Selangor’s role as a key driver in achieving these goals. Aligned with the theme of the ASEAN Chair, Lao PDR, SABC 2024 emphasizes the crucial role of connectivity and resilience in shaping the region’s prosperous future. Ultimately, Selangor aspires not only to advance its own economy but also to significantly contribute to the collective growth and strength of ASEAN.

Featuring alongside the 4th Selangor Investment and Industrial Park Expo, the region’s only dedicated expo for investment and industrial parks, this event will provide in-depth insights into investment opportunities, infrastructure, available land, and business support services in Selangor, Malaysia, and across ASEAN.

Why You Should Be Part of SABC 2024?

Network: Meet key players and potential partners to expand or collaborate in ASEAN.

Stay informed: Learn about the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in ASEAN's economy, especially regarding market access, trade, and connectivity.

Gain knowledge: Attend talks and workshops from experts to navigate the ASEAN business landscape.

Discover opportunities: Find new business options and emerging markets in ASEAN, fueled by Selangor's ambitions and the RS-1 plan.

Contribute: Participate in discussions and efforts to shape ASEAN's economic future.

SABC Themes (2024 - 2017)

2024

Selangor, the Key of ASEAN: Accelerating Prosperity through Strategic Connectivity and Resilience

The 8th Selangor ASEAN Business Conference (SABC) 2024, themed “Selangor, the Key of ASEAN: Accelerating Prosperity through Strategic Connectivity and Resilience”, underscores Selangor’s strategic importance in ASEAN’s economic landscape. Southeast Asia, as it moves towards becoming the world’s 4th largest economy by 2030, is witnessing the benefits of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Additionally, East Timor’s accession to ASEAN and the progress of the U.S.’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) are set to further invigorate the region’s trade dynamics.

2023

Selangor, Epicentre of ASEAN: Leveraging Diversity, Catalysing Opportunity, Creating Prosperity

The 7th Selangor ASEAN Business Conference (SABC) 2023 reimagines Selangor as the ASEAN epicentre – capitalising on previous successes to drive diversity, seize opportunities, and promote regional prosperity. As Southeast Asia stands to become the 4th largest global economy by 2030, Selangor’s strategic location, economic strength, and thriving investment landscape make it the ASEAN gateway. Under the “Selangor, Epicentre of ASEAN” theme, SABC 2023 serves as a platform for discussions on market access, regional integration, and entrepreneurial potential – bringing together key players and thought leaders at the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS).

2022

Selangor, Gateway to ASEAN and Beyond: From the Heart of Malaysia’s Economy To the Heart of Southeast Asia’s Economy

Initiated discussion on a myriad of topics concerning the region such as market access, regional economic integration and entrepreneurship.

2021

Sustaining Growth Within ASEAN Through Innovation

The global pandemic has restricted movement on a personal and an economical scale, resulting in a unique opportunity where “Survival of the Fittest” became a New Norm for the global economy. According to the World Bank, Malaysia is set to fare better than other ASEAN countries, with timely decisions on the economy, an effective public health response and a robust macroeconomic policy support all helping to weaken the pandemic’s effect. Malaysia became the main beneficiary to date in which foreign investors relocated their manufacturing bases, with Selangor as the epicentre of these new growing and expansion opportunities, leading the charge in Malaysia towards the 4th Industrial Revolution.

2020

ASEAN: A Beacon Of Light In A Pandemic-hit World Economy

Initiated discussions on opinions and expert advice regarding key issues affecting ASEAN member countries in the light of a pandemic-hit world economic scenario and ASEAN’s response to it.

2019

Towards Enriching The ASEAN Economic Community

Initiated discussions on the ASEAN Economic Community Vision 2025, with strong emphasis on creating a cohesive and competitive environment that is innovatively dynamic through an economic strategic alliance. Also included a panel session on REP and how the agreement may bring threats and opportunities tone business communities.

2018

Driving Sustainable Economic Growth Within The ASEAN Economic Community

Took on current issues and opportunities that impact the business landscape in ASEAN. Featured panel discussions that analysed market insights as well as trends, with the primary aim of driving sustainable economic growth within the ASEAN Economic Community (AC). Key topics themed; Food for Thought, Deciphering ASEAN, ASEAN Economic Integration, Entrepreneurship (Youth & Women), Halal and Belt & Road Initiative (Mandarin session)

2017

Gateway To Trade & Investment Opportunities In ASEAN

Encompassing key industries such as Food & Beverages, Life Sciences and Bio-technology. During that year, SABC also included a 1-day industrial site visit to Pulau Indah (Selangor’s Halal Hub and Selangor Bio Bay)

A Few Words from Our Notable Speakers

In progressing towards the planned target of high-income country status by 2024, Malaysia might want to focus on productivity growth with structural reforms to move up the value chain and improve skills as the leader of Digital ASEAN.

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura

President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

To succeed, we need to draw on foreign investment and what is required is to strengthen ourselves, especially in terms of stability, quality workforce and incentives we can provide.

Tan Sri Datuk Kamal Salih

Former Chairman of Malaysia Institute of Economic Research (MIER)

ASEAN also had “multiple gears”, with Singapore on the one side, countries like Myanmar on the other side of the spectrum and of course, not forgetting Malaysia.

Dr. Nungsari Ahmad Radhi

Economist

When we think about the future of business, we must really think into account the hopes and the dreams of the young people. So we must do business in a manner that is sustainable.

Dato’ Sri Idris Jala

President and Chairman PEMANDU Associates, Malaysia 

What COVID-19 has done is, I think, accelerated that belief or strengthened and cemented that belief that digital is indeed the way forward.

Dr Mohammad Fahmi Ngah

Managing Director, SSDU Innovations Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

In all three divisions, Malaysia is one of the very few countries in the world where we are very well represented with footprints.

Raymond Lim

Head of Country, Airbus Malaysia

ASEAN has many strengths, one of which is the extensive Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with many countries in the region. Whether it be ASEAN FTAs, bilateral FTAs or the RCEP agreement, they help connect ASEAN with their major trading partners and should be capitalised upon.

Ms. Pimchanok Vonkorpon

Director General Trade Policy and Strategy Office, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

Prospects for ASEAN are relatively positive in spite of the unpredictable virus evolution, and if governments do not retreat behind borders but remain open and outward-looking.

Dr. Jayant Menon

Visiting Senior Fellow ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

The systematic role of the Government should be not only as the backbone, the bearing of the success of partnership between enterprises, private sector, SMEs, and financial partners but also as the identifier of the overall growth.

Heru Dewanto

President of Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PIl), Indonesia

Malaysia or Selangor’s role as a gateway to ASEAN is attributed to its geographical location, and its educated workforce makes Malaysia a desirable destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

Mr. Alex Feldman

President & CEO of US-ASEAN Business Council

In progressing towards the planned target of high-income country status by 2024, Malaysia might want to focus on productivity growth with structural reforms to move up the value chain and improve skills as the leader of Digital ASEAN.

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura

President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

To succeed, we need to draw on foreign investment and what is required is to strengthen ourselves, especially in terms of stability, quality workforce and incentives we can provide.

Tan Sri Datuk Kamal Salih

Former Chairman of Malaysia Institute of Economic Research (MIER)

ASEAN also had “multiple gears”, with Singapore on the one side, countries like Myanmar on the other side of the spectrum and of course, not forgetting Malaysia.

Dr. Nungsari Ahmad Radhi

Economist

When we think about the future of business, we must really think into account the hopes and the dreams of the young people. So we must do business in a manner that is sustainable.

Dato’ Sri Idris Jala

President and Chairman PEMANDU Associates, Malaysia 

What COVID-19 has done is, I think, accelerated that belief or strengthened and cemented that belief that digital is indeed the way forward.

Dr Mohammad Fahmi Ngah

Managing Director, SSDU Innovations Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

In all three divisions, Malaysia is one of the very few countries in the world where we are very well represented with footprints.

Raymond Lim

Head of Country, Airbus Malaysia

ASEAN has many strengths, one of which is the extensive Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with many countries in the region. Whether it be ASEAN FTAs, bilateral FTAs or the RCEP agreement, they help connect ASEAN with their major trading partners and should be capitalised upon.

Ms. Pimchanok Vonkorpon

Director General Trade Policy and Strategy Office, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

Prospects for ASEAN are relatively positive in spite of the unpredictable virus evolution, and if governments do not retreat behind borders but remain open and outward-looking.

Dr. Jayant Menon

Visiting Senior Fellow ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

The systematic role of the Government should be not only as the backbone, the bearing of the success of partnership between enterprises, private sector, SMEs, and financial partners but also as the identifier of the overall growth.

Heru Dewanto

President of Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PIl), Indonesia

Malaysia or Selangor’s role as a gateway to ASEAN is attributed to its geographical location, and its educated workforce makes Malaysia a desirable destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

Mr. Alex Feldman

President & CEO of US-ASEAN Business Council

All quotes are taken from our past speakers during the previous conference.

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Day 1

19 Oct, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plenary Hall, Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Registration & Welcome Coffee

19 Oct, 2023
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Plenary Hall, Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Speech
YB Tuan Ng Sze Han
Selangor State Executive Councillor for Investment, Trade & Mobility (Malaysia)

Officiating Speech
YAB Dato’ Seri Amirudin bin Shari
The Honourable Chief Minister of Selangor (Malaysia)

19 Oct, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Plenary Hall, Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Special Dialogue on “ASEAN Matters: Leveraging Diversity, Catalysing Opportunity, Creating Prosperity”

  • Exploring how the diverse economies and industries within ASEAN can be harnessed to drive inclusive growth, innovation, and prosperity for the region.
  • Examining key investment trends, sectors, and strategies that can stimulate economic development, attract domestic and foreign investments, and foster entrepreneurship in ASEAN.
  • Addressing the importance of inclusive policies, social empowerment, and sustainable practices to ensure that economic progress benefits all segments of society, promotes social equity, and safeguards the environment in ASEAN.
Moderator
Dr. Juita Mohamad

Director, Economics and Business Unit, IDEAS Malaysia

Speakers
Tan Sri Nazir Razak

Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Malaysia

Dr. Kunihiko Hirabayashi

Secretary General, ASEAN-Japan Centre

Prof. Suthiphand Chirathivat

Executive Director, Central Group (Thailand)

19 Oct, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Atrium Hall 6, Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

SIBS 2023 Networking Reception

Day 2

20 Oct, 2023
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Plenary Hall, Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Registration & Welcome Refreshments

20 Oct, 2023
9:45 am - 11:00 am
Plenary Hall Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Panel 1 on “ASEAN Matters – Paving The Way Forward”

  • Economic trajectory overview: Gain insights into ASEAN’s economic development and growth drivers, including trade agreements, regional integration, and emerging industries.
  • Political landscape exploration: Understand the political dynamics within ASEAN and its impact on regional integration, cooperation, and decision-making processes.
  • Security challenges assessment: Examine the security issues affecting ASEAN and discuss regional responses to traditional and non-traditional threats.
Moderator
Mr. Ravindra Ngo

Founder & CEO, The Asian Network (Singapore)

Speakers
Dr. Yose Rizal Damuri

Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia)

Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr

Director, TDRI Economic Intelligence Service (EIS), Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)

Dr. Anthony Dass

Economic Adviser, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, Malaysia

20 Oct, 2023
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Plenary Hall Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Panel 2 on “Unleashing the Digital Potential of ASEAN: Opportunities for Investment”

  • Digital revolution in ASEAN: Explore the immense potential of ASEAN’s digital economy, discussing investment opportunities in areas such as e-commerce, fintech, and digital infrastructure.
  • Emerging digital trends: Discover the latest trends and technologies driving digital transformation in ASEAN, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cybersecurity, and their impact on investment prospects.
  • Unlocking digital opportunities: Delve into strategies to capitalise on the digital potential of ASEAN, fostering collaboration, innovation, and investment in the region’s digital ecosystem.
Moderator
Mr. Mohd Atasha Alias

Regional Director, Alphaus Inc & Adviser, eFounders Fellowship (Malaysia)

Speakers
Dato’ Henry Goh

Co-Founder and Group Chief Operating Officer, MACROKIOSK (Malaysia)

Dato’ Ng Wan Peng

Board Member, IRIS Corporation Berhad, Nano Malaysia & Autocount Dotcom Berhad (Malaysia)

Mr. Taufiq Iskandar

CEO, Penjana Kapital (Malaysia)

Mr. Ganesh Kumar Bangah

Founder & Executive Chairman, Commerce.Asia Group (Malaysia)

20 Oct, 2023
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Plenary Hall, Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Lunch & Friday Prayer Break

20 Oct, 2023
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Plenary Hall Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Panel 3 on “Overview of the Investment Landscape in ASEAN – Outlook and Challenges”

  • Comprehensive country-specific insights: Gain in-depth knowledge about ASEAN as investment destinations. Understand the unique advantages, potential sectors for investment, and current investment trends in each country.
  • Outlook for investment in ASEAN: Understand the growth potential and emerging trends shaping the investment landscape in ASEAN countries, highlighting key sectors and regions of interest.
  • Addressing investment challenges: Discuss the challenges and potential barriers faced by investors in ASEAN, and explore strategies to mitigate risks and maximise investment opportunities in the region.
Moderator
Dr. Ong Kian Ming

Former Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Malaysia / Director – Philosophy Politics & Economics (PPE) Program, Taylor’s University

Speakers
Mr. Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Investment Promotion and Facilitation, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia

Mr. Yohanes Lukiman

Chair of the Permanent Committee for Asia Pacific, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) / Head of CEO Office and Business Development, Blibli Tiket Group

Mr. Alan Tan

Chief Economist, Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad, Malaysia

20 Oct, 2023
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Plenary Hall Level 1,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Panel 4 on “Capitalising on Synergies: Maximising Malaysia - ASEAN Investment Potential”

  • Identify and discuss the untapped investment potential within ASEAN, with a focus on key sectors and emerging opportunities.
  • Share the state investment promotion agencies’ experiences, success stories, and perspectives on harnessing ASEAN’s investment potential, creating a dynamic exchange of ideas that can inspire new strategies and collaborations.
  • Generate actionable insights and collaborative strategies that leverage the collective strengths of Malaysia’s state investment promotion agencies to unlock the full potential of ASEAN, fostering regional economic integration and prosperity.
Moderator
Mr. Pradeeban Letsumanasingam (Ben)

Director, The Tech Connectors

Speakers
Hon. Mr. Teo Kok Seong

Negeri Sembilan State Executive Councillor for Industry and Non-Muslim Affairs (Malaysia)

Dato’ Dr. Badrul Hisham bin Kassim

Chief Executive, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Malaysia

Datuk Madiyem Layapan

Chief Executive Officer, Invest Sabah Berhad, Malaysia

Mrs. Haslina Binti Bahasan, SMP

Chief Executive Officer, Pahang State Secretary Incorporated (Malaysia)

20 Oct, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hall 5, Ground Floor,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Networking Reception at Selangor Industrial Park Expo (SPARK)

Video Presentation by WorldKlang Group Development Sdn Bhd

In Conversation with

Moderator
YBhg. Dato' Hasan Azhari Hj Idris

Chief Executive Officer Invest Selangor Berhad, Malaysia

Guest of Honour
YB Tuan Rafizi Ramli

Minister of Economy, Ministry of Economy, Malaysia

Disclaimer:

  • The Organisers reserve the right to alter the content and timing of the programme in the best interest of the Forum and are not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • The Organisers accept no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any speaker at the Summit. In addition, the Organisers are not responsible for any copying, republication, or redistributions of such statements.

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