Business and Investment Opportunities in Malaysia as Gateway to ASEAN

07 Nov 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Le Méridien Stuttgart, Willy-Brandt-Straße, Stuttgart, Germany



Business and Investment Opportunities in Malaysia as the Gateway to ASEAN

We are pleased to inform that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia together with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is organising the seminar on Business and Investment Opportunities in Malaysia as Gateway to ASEAN on 7th November 2019 (Thursday) at Le Meridian, Stuttgart. This is in conjunction with the trade and investment mission to Europe led by Dato' Azman Mahmud, CEO of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) together with federal, state government officials and members representing the business community.

Malaysia, strategically located in the heart of South East Asia, offers a cost-competitive location for investors intending to set up offshore operations for the manufacture of advanced technological products for regional and international markets. Malaysia has been built on a foundation of orderly systems and institutions that promote a business friendly environment, resulting in strongly anchored economic fundamentals. It is one of the most diversified economies in the world providing the right balance to the economy as the gateway to ASEAN with GDP size of USD2.55 trillion and 634 million population.

Germany is the strongest economy in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It is the birthplace of Industry 4.0 and well known for its innovative future technologies. As Malaysia is moving towards strategic diversification to increase competitiveness, particularly in high-value products and high-end services, there is much scope for expansion for German investments in Malaysia. We welcome more German investors to leverage on our country’s competitive and comparative advantages, especially in industries such as Electrical & Electronics, Machinery & Equipment, Chemicals, Life Sciences and Transport Equipment.

Highlights of the event:

The forum intends to update on the latest economic situation and highlight investment opportunities and potential business cooperation between Germany and Malaysia.

The event will provide a platform to discuss on:

  • Latest update on government policies, incentives, facilities and support services available to support Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Malaysia.
  • Business and Investment Opportunities in Malaysia as a gateway to ASEAN.
  • Business matching session with Malaysian business delegation.
  • Provide a forum for the German business community to network with Malaysian business community and Malaysian government agencies.













Seminar Programme

0900 hrs

Registration and Light Refreshment

0930 hrs


Opening  Remarks


Datuk Senator Dr. Helmut Baur

Honorary Consul General of Malaysia & Member of the board BVMW

0940 hrs

Opening Remarks


Mr. Michael Kleiner

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Housing

Baden - Württemberg

0950 hrs



Mr. Julio Neto

Deputy Managing Director – Foreign Trade and Services, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Stuttgart Region (IHK Stuttgart)

1000 hrs

Keynote Address


Dato' Azman Mahmud

Chief Executive Officer

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

1020 hrs

Panel discussion


“Business & Investment Opportunities In Malaysia As A Gateway To Asean”


Speakers / Panelist

  1. Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of Malaysian Investments Development Authority (MIDA)
  2. Dato' Wan Latiff Wan Musa, CEO of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)
  3. Mr. Daniel Bernbeck, Executive Director, Malaysia-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry  / AHK Malaysia
  4. Mr. Marc Betz, Managing Director, M+W Group (Exyte Malaysia
  5. Mr. Simon Song, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Malaysia



Ms. Cornelia Frank, Head of Department of Foreign Trade and Economy

Baden-Württemberg International



1145 hrs

Question & Answer

1230 hrs

Networking Cocktail Lunch

1400 hrs

Individual Business Meeting (IBM) between German & Malaysian business delegations

1700 hrs

End of event




The registration for this event has been closed.


Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
Contact Person:
Please do not hesitate to contact the following personnel for any enquiries:
Contact Person for Seminar:

Khaidir Hairuddin
MIDA Munich

Email :
Tel : +49 (0) 892030043 0
Contact Person for Individual Business Meeting (B2B):

Silviya Irgyanova
MIDA Munich

Email :
Tel : +49 (0) 89-2030043 0
    +49 17670594668


Contact Organizer

Venue : Le Méridien Stuttgart, Willy-Brandt-Straße, Stuttgart, Germany