SINGAPORE, Aug 23 (Bernama) — The upcoming 11th Annual Forbes Global CEO Conference from Sept 12-14 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur will raise Malaysia’s profile as an attractive investment destination, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad.
“This event is very important to us, we have been doing this for the second time. We are doing this to raise our profile and bring the high network individuals from throughout the world to Malaysia.
“Through this event too, they will know what we have got to offer as it gives us the opportunity to communicate with the world’s richest people that Malaysia is a great place for investment,” he told Bernama here after chairing the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council (MSBC) pre-council Meeting here today.
Mustapa is on a one-day visit here to gauge the important outcome of the joint effort of MSBC in particular on the involvement of the small-and- medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, which are keen to invest in Malaysia.
The conference is organised in collaboration with host sponsor, the Malaysian Government, Julius Baer, EMC Corporation, TATA Consultancy Services, Corporate Executive Board, ADS Securities, Steinway Lyngdorf, Royal Falcon Fleet, Research In Motion, FICOFI and Weber Shandwick.
Themed “At the Crossroads”, the Forbes Global CEO Conference will be attended by Malaysia’s top political leaders. Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media.
They will engage in “A Meeting of Minds” dialogue session with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Steve Forbes will also conduct an indepth conversation with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a special session.
Mustapa said Malaysia was proud to once again welcome some of the world’s top policymakers, heads of business empires and global investors to our promising nation.
“As a crossroads of global trade, Malaysia is an ideal destination for identifying opportunities for investment and economic cooperation that will help put the global recovery back on track,” he said.
Over 50 speakers from around the world have confirmed their attendance to share their insights at the three-day conference.
Among them are chairmen and CEOs who are members of various Forbes lists on the world’s richest people, best companies, powerful women and “Heroes of Philanthropy”.
Notable panelists include: Kumar Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; Liang Xinjun, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Fosun International; Herbert V. Kohler Jr., Chairman and CEO Kohler Co., Mario Moretti Polegato, Chairman, GEOX Group; Zong Qinghou, Chairman, Wangzhou Wahaha Group; Malvinder Singh, Group Chairman, Fortis Healthcare; Richard Elman, Chairman, Noble Group; Olivia Lum, Group President, Hyflux; Lindsay Fox, Founder, Linfox; S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services; Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman, Alliance Boots; Sam Goi, Executive Chairman, Tee Yih Jia Food Group; Roger Wang, Chairman and CEO, Golden Eagle International Group; Kiran Mazumda-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon; Chao Teng Hsiung, Chairman, Farglory Group; Michael Hintze, CEO, CQS; Stephen Felice, President, Consumer, Small and Medium Business, Dell; and Henri Loyrette, President and Director, The Louvre Museum.
Source : Bernama