About The Event
In 2010, total trade between Malaysia and the Gulf Coorporation Council countries was valued at about US$11 billion. After the highly successful of Inside Investor Forum Malaysia 2011 in Abu Dhabi on January 30, this gure is expected to rise signicantly. A high-powered, 100-strong delegation of political and business leaders from Malaysia, led by none other than Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak, met with GCC representatives to promote Malaysia as an investment-friendly destination for Middle Eastern interests seeking opportunities in the Southeast Asia country. They were welcomed by H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Among the Malaysia guests were Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Malaysia’s largest state Sarawak, the Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato Sri Mustapa Mohamed in addition to the heads of leading government agencies and top executives from the corporate world. The GCC was also well represented at the one-day forum. Apart from the Crown Prince, the forum was attended by in influential captains of industry and business leaders who were eager to engage their Malaysian counterparts on investment opportunities. A full list of speakers, with their brief bios, can be found on the agenda section of this report.
From the corporate world, the GCC deployed Mubadala Develoment Company (MDC), the investment arm of UAE’s Abu Dhabi, which has already invested heavily in Malaysia and is in the process of building an aluminium smelter plant at Sarawak’s Samalaju Industrial Park. MDC Chief Executuive Ofcer Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak held a private meeting with Dato Seri Najib to explore business opportunities.
Event’s report can be downloaded here.