Seminar on Trade and Investment Opportunities

Seminar on Trade and Investment Opportunities in Malaysia as the Gateway to ASEAN and Individual Business Meeting (B2B Session)

We are pleased to inform you that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia (MITI) together with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) are organising the Seminar on Trade and Investment Opportunities in Malaysia as the Gateway to ASEAN on 22nd  August 2019 (Thursday) at The Langham Melbourne. This event is in-conjunction with the trade and investment mission to Australia led by The Honourable Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry together with federal, state government officials and members representing the business community.

The forum intends to highlight Malaysia's economic advances and to introduce trade & investment opportunities and potential business cooperation between Australia and Malaysia. Indeed, the event will provide a platform to discuss Trade and Investment Opportunities in Malaysia as the Gateway to ASEAN, followed by a Business Matching Session with the Malaysian Business Delegation.

Australia, one of the world’s strongest economies is a nation of boundless opportunity in a country of endless potential – a nation that is open for business - this bodes well with Malaysia’s friendly approach in building strategic partnerships to facilitate its business community in trade and investment.  This is further illustrated by Malaysia’s position as Australia's 8th largest trading partner, and Australia’s ranking in Malaysia's top ten approved investments in the manufacturing sector for over a decade.

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 a GDP size of USD2.55 trillion and a strong 634 million population. As Malaysia undertakes strategic diversification to increase its global competitiveness, particularly in high-value products and high-end services, there is much scope for expansion for Australian businesses and investments in Malaysia.

We welcome Australian investors and businesses to leverage on our country’s competitive and comparative advantages, especially in industries such as Halal, Manufacturing services, Chemicals, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Biotechnology, Machinery & Equipment, Food Technology and Resource-based, Agribusiness and Digital Technology.

In this regard, we would like to extend a warm invitation to you, or your representative(s), to take this opportunity to attend this seminar. Please find attached the tentative programme for your reference.

We would appreciate it if you could confirm your participation by completing the online registration at

As places are limited, complete registrations must be received not later than Friday, 2nd August 2019.

We look forward to your participation at the seminar.

Should you require further information or clarification on the seminar, please do not hesitate to contact any of the following personnel:

Contact person for Seminar:

Ms.  Fatmah Ahmad / Ms. Flora Belino /
Tel: (02) 9251 1933

Contact person for Individual Business Meeting (B2B Session):

Ms.  Jamilah Ibrahim / Mr. Julius Lau /
Tel: (03) 9832 8600