SME BUSINESS PAVILION

ASEAN SME LANDSCAPE
SME PROGRAMME

SME BUSINESS PAVILION
PROGRAMME
4th NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY
BALLROOM 2, LEVEL 3 | KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE
9.00am – 9.30am

Opening Session

WELCOMING REMARKS
  • The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam Speaker 6901 Chairman, WIEF Foundation Malaysia
OPENING ADDRESS
  • The Hon. Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Speaker 7448 Deputy Prime Minister Malaysia
9.30am – 11.00am

Ministerial Dialogue: Building Resilient SMEs for Sustainable Growth

SPEAKERS
  • H.E. Sun Chanthol Speaker 7459 Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce Kingdom of Cambodia
  • H.E. François Kanimba Speaker 7757 Minister of Trade & Industry Republic of Rwanda
  • H.E. Ernesto Max Elias Tonela Speaker 7770 Special Representative of President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and Minister of Trade & Industry Mozambique
  • H.E. Axel Jesson Denis Ayenoue Speaker 7765 Special Representative and Adviser of President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon Gabonese Republic
MODERATOR
  • Sophie Kamaruddin Speaker 7752 Anchor & Editor, Bloomberg TV Malaysia Malaysia
11.00am – 12.00am

Masterclass: Building an SME Regional Ecosystem

A sustainable SME regional ecosystem necessitates a cohesive structure where government policies and multinationals work in tandem to support the growth of SMEs. How can multinationals include SMEs in their value chains? What policy changes are needed in building a sustainable system?

SPEAKERS
  • Dr Abdulhasan Al Dairi Speaker 6739 Chairman, Bahrain SMEs Society Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba Speaker 6742 Chairman, Crewstone International Sdn Bhd Malaysia
12.00pm – 1.00pm

Panel Discussion: When Ideas Meet Funds (A Dialogue between Entrepreneurs and the Funding Community)

The transaction between people with ideas and people with money holds crucial details that need to be understood to increase the chances of businesses getting funded. Which businesses are right for SMEs? What are the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur? What are the skills and knowledge necessary to secure funding?

SPEAKERS
  • Jamaludin Bujang Speaker 6757 Chief Executive, MAVCAP Malaysia
  • Martin Nygate Speaker 6764 Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Gentay Communications Pte Ltd Republic of Singapore
  • Eddy Lee Speaker 6767 Founder, Deft Intelligence United States of America
  • Ariff Sultan Speaker 6773 Regional Director, Asia, IdealRatings Inc. Republic of Singapore
MODERATOR
  • Dato’ Dr Hafsah Hashim Speaker 6770 Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation Malaysia
2.00pm - 3:00pm

Masterclass: E-Commerce in SME Development

E-commerce is taking monetary transactions to a new exponential level. What are the benefits of E-commerce to SMEs and what are its barriers to entry?

SPEAKERS

  • Sungkyu Chang Speaker 6794 Partner, EY Advisory Practice (ASEAN), Ernst & Young Malaysia
  • Jagjit Kaur Speaker 6797 Head, Digital Innovation & Transactional Banking (Wholesale Banking), Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad Malaysia
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Masterclass: SMEs' and Internalisation

In order for SMEs to grow and benefit from economies of scale, they need to think beyond the domestic market. But what are the barriers for SMEs to enter the international market? What roles can the Governments play in developing SMEs’ competitive advantage?

SPEAKERS
  • David Wittenberg Speaker 6458 Chief Executive Officer, The Innovation Workgroup Republic of India
  • Datuk Ismail Ibrahim Speaker 6818 Chief Executive, Iskandar Regional Development Authority Malaysia
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Panel Discussion: SMEs’ Gateway to Localisation

Penetrating the existing domestic supply chain is crucial to SMEs’ survival. How can governments build SME capacity through the localisation of the supply chain? What initiatives can be taken to create a sustainable localisation process for SMEs? What synergies can be achieved between MNCs and SMEs with regard to the domestic supply chain?

SPEAKERS
  • Datuk Mohd Radzif bin Mohd Yunus Speaker 6843 Group Managing Director, SME Development Bank Malaysia
  • Linar Yakupov Speaker 6846 President, Association of Regional Investment Agencies Russian Federation
  • Roshika Singh Speaker 6849 IFC SME Consultant, FIG Advisory Services, South Asia and Advisory Board Member, Fifth Estate India Republic of India
MODERATOR
  • Roberto C. Amores Speaker 6840 Director-in-Charge for Agriculture, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Republic of the Philippines
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