BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE
Exploring Business Opportunities in Guangdong
Malaysia and China are closely-knitted neighbours. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1974, the government and people of both countries have established relations on all front and has seen continuous improvements in Government-to-Government policies and heightened interactions amongst the people.
The Belt and Road Initiative initiated by the Chinese government brings upon new synergies for the world economies and expanded the markets for countries enlisted along the Belt and Road Initiative. Malaysian companies, in echoing our government’s support towards the Belt and Road Initiative, will be able to ride along this fast moving opportunity and tap on the now-or-never opportunity the Belt and Road Initiative brings along.
Malaysian entrepreneurs are of no stranger to Guangdong. Guangdong is one of the earliest provinces in China to open up and trade with the outside world. Strategically located near to Hong Kong and Macau with seamless infrastructure connecting the whole of China, Guangdong is the hotspot of Foreign Investments. Many of Malaysian Chinese ancestors are from Guangdong and after generations, many are now doing business with Guangdong enterprises. Given the excellent prospects the Belt and Road Initiative brings along, now is the right time for Malaysian businesses to invest and trade with Guangdong.
The key features of the seminar:
1) The President of Malaysia-Guangdong Chamber of Investment Promotion will share： The information and thoughts for Malaysia after representing Malaysia as an Invited Foreign Non-Voting Delegate in the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and an observer in the Chinese People’s Congress.
2) An introduction of the Belt & Road Initiative
3) What the Belt & Road Initiative means for Malaysia and its entrepreneurs
4) The collected experience of LBS in its investments in Zhuhai, Guangdong over the past 20 years
Guangdong Economic & Trade Representative in Malaysia will share:
1) The update on Guangdong government’s policies and incentives for Foreign Investments
2) Guangdong’s unique position in the Greater Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao Bay Area and the Belt & Road Initiative
|9.00am – 10.00am||Registration & Breakfast|
|10.00am – 10.15am||Speech by Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai|
|10.15am – 10.35am||Exploring Business Opportunities in Guangdong by Mr. Eng Kim Huat|
|10.35am – 11.35am||One Belt One Road Initiative
by Tan Sri Lim Hock San
|11.35am – 12.00pm||Q&A Session and End of Forum|
Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai is the group managing director/chief executive officer of The Star Media Group, appointed acting group CEO on Aug 1, 2013 and was confirmed to the position following a board of directors meeting on Nov 20, 2013. His move to the corporate echelon comes after a long history in the editorial department where he started out as a reporter in the Penang office and rose from the ranks to become Group Chief Editor. Wong, a political science and history graduate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, also enhanced his career by attending financial and leadership courses at various American universities, including Stanford University and University of Southern California, organised by the International Centre for Leadership in Finance. In 2012, Wong became the first Malaysian to be elected into the board of the Paris-based World Editors Forum. He also sits on the board of the Bangkok-based Asia News Network, a regional grouping of 22 media companies. He is a member of the Council of Governance of the National Innovation Agency in the Prime Minister’s Department and a trustee of the Global Movement of Moderates. Wong, a Penangite, had his primary and secondary education at St Xavier’s Institution. Wong continues to write his popular “On The Beat”, column each Sunday.
Mr. Eng is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow member of the ACCA. Mr. Eng has vast experience in assisting foreign investors in bridging their investments into Guangdong, in which he has served foreign investors from the major economies of the world. His consulting services covers the area of feasibility studies, incorporation, company secretarial, accounting and tax, due diligence and project management. Mr. Eng facilitated the annual China ( Guangdong ) - Malaysia Bilateral Entrepreneur meeting hosted by the CCPIT Guangdong and MGCIP since 2009. Mr. Eng is currently serving on the board of numerous business chambers and associations focusing on improving the bilateral trade and commerce ties between Malaysia and Guangdong.
Tan Sri Lim Hock San graduated with a First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom in 1982. Upon graduation, he returned and took over the family business which comprised of lorry transportation services and construction work. Two decades later, the modest business has expanded its’ portfolio to include property development, retail and hotel in Malaysia as well as motorsports in China. Tan Sri Lim Hock San was appointed Managing Director of LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBGB) in 2001 and became a key leader who spearheaded LBGB and its subsidiaries to become one of the leading players in the property development scene. Tan Sri Lim Hock San is very passionate about the promotion of culture and diplomatic business. He is the President of The Federation of Malaysia Lim Associations and also the Founder and President of the Malaysia-Guangdong Chamber of Investment Promotion (MGCIP). Earlier this year, Tan Sri Lim was selected as the sole representative from Malaysia to attend China’s annual parliamentary and consultative sessions, known as “Lianghui” or “Two Meetings” in Mandarin, organised by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and National People’s Congress (NPC).