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Venue Location
Venue Location

E&O Hotel Penang

10, Lebuh Farquhar
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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Organizer
Organizer
Organizer:
Contact Person: Wid Rahim
Event Details
Event Details

With unprecedented disruption and ever-evolving supply chains, how will Penang and the Northern region of Malaysia adapt and thrive in the emerging global ecosystem?


Join AMCHAM at our annual Penang Dialogue on October 3, 2019 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.) at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel.


The Penang Dialogue is the Chamber's signature program that brings together AMCHAM members with key stakeholders from local government, academia and civil society to discuss core themes related to doing business in Penang and Malaysia's Northern Region.


In the past 12 months, unprecedented shifts have taken place in and amongst trading nations. Malaysia has not been immune to these shifts and may even be benefitting from the movements. Competition is also rising. In the region, Vietnam, a country with double the population and a member of the CPTPP, is rising rapidly. And as technology disrupts logistics and other aspects of the value chain, will the resilience that Malaysia has demonstrated over the years, and specifically, Penang, allow it to rise and meet today's challenges?


AMCHAM is delighted to announce that Y.A.B. Chow Kon Yeow, the Chief Minister of Penang, will deliver a keynote address as well as H.E. Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia.


Due to overwhelming response each year, we would encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment as we are unable to accommodate last minute requests.


For Sponsorship or Corporate Table queries, please email us at events@amcham.com.my

Agenda
Agenda
  • 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

    Registration and Arrival of Guests

    Registration and Arrival of Guests

    9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

    Welcome Remarks by AMCHAM

    Welcome Remarks by AMCHAM

    9:35 AM - 9:50 AM

    Opening Address: A Redrawn Supply Chain - Why it matters

    Opening Address: A Redrawn Supply Chain - Why it matters

    9:50 AM - 11:05 AM

    PANEL #1: Penang: Rising to the Challenge

    PANEL #1: Penang: Rising to the Challenge

    It has been 18 months since the first major signals of trade tensions between the United States and China became apparent. The resulting shifts in global supply chain relationships were initially identified as a source of cautious optimism for Malaysia.Are the opportunities real, and if so, what more do we need to be doing in order to best position Penang as a preferred alternative for global MNCs? This panel takes stock of the impact of tariff and non-tariff barriers shaping the response of reg...
    It has been 18 months since the first major signals of trade tensions between the United States and China became apparent. The resulting shifts in global supply chain relationships were initially identified as a source of cautious optimism for Malaysia. Are the opportunities real, and if so, what more do we need to be doing in order to best position Penang as a preferred alternative for global MNCs? This panel takes stock of the impact of tariff and non-tariff barriers shaping the response of regional hubs. Is the initial optimism for Malaysia being matched by developments on the ground here in Penang?
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    11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

    Coffee and Networking Break

    Coffee and Networking Break

    11:25 AM - 12:45 PM

    PANEL #2: Business meets Technology

    PANEL #2: Business meets Technology

    When data sharing and technology become an imperative building trust as a strategic differentiator.The implementation and use of technologies like Blockchain require collaboration and the sharing/transmitting of large amounts of data. A lot of initiatives to harness big data for greater supply chain efficiency fall short, where concerns around security and trust hinder efforts to share data and synchronize systems with key partners, suppliers, and clients.This panel considers how companies can s...
    When data sharing and technology become an imperative building trust as a strategic differentiator. The implementation and use of technologies like Blockchain require collaboration and the sharing/transmitting of large amounts of data. A lot of initiatives to harness big data for greater supply chain efficiency fall short, where concerns around security and trust hinder efforts to share data and synchronize systems with key partners, suppliers, and clients. This panel considers how companies can share data without compromising security, and showcases some innovative applications of new tools that can help to build trust within multi-stakeholder operations.
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    1:05 PM - 3:05 PM

    Luncheon Program

    Luncheon Program

    Y.A.B. Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang and The Honorable Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia

    3:05 PM - 3:25 PM

    Presentation: Responsible Supply Chains, Implementation of New Technologies (TBC)

    Presentation: Responsible Supply Chains, Implementation of New Technologies (TBC)

    3:25 PM - 4:25 PM

    Panel #3 - Managing for a Digital Future

    Panel #3 - Managing for a Digital Future

    How large companies are adapting their organizations to be responsive to technology shifts as well as the demands on talent for new skills and greater agility.

    4:25 PM - 4:35 PM

    Closing Remarks and Program Ends

    Closing Remarks and Program Ends

    4:35 PM - 5:15 PM

    End of Program Networking

    End of Program Networking

VIP Guests
VIP Guests



H.E. Kamala Shirin Lakhdir

U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia



Y.A.B. Chow Kon Yeow

Chief Minister of Penang

Speakers
Speakers
  • Dato

    Dato' Seri Lee Kah Choon

    Special Advisor to the Rt. Hon Chief Minister of Penang, Malaysia/ Director of InvestPenang

  • Suresh Chandra (HR Director of Intel)

    Suresh Chandra

    HR Director of Intel

  • Seng Giap Lim (Senior Manager, Operations at FedEx Express)

    Seng Giap Lim

    Senior Manager, Operations at FedEx Express

  • Mohammad Iesa Morshidi (Associate Client Partner, Advisory at Korn Ferry)

    Mohammad Iesa Morshidi

    Associate Client Partner, Advisory at Korn Ferry

  • Hasnul Nadzrin Shah (Director - Government  and Regulatory Affairs of IBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.)

    Hasnul Nadzrin Shah

    Director - Government and Regulatory Affairs of IBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

  • Boon Chye Ooi (Senior Vice President, Global Operations at Avago Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd  (A Broadcom Inc Company))

    Boon Chye Ooi

    Senior Vice President, Global Operations at Avago Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd (A Broadcom Inc Company)

  • Loredana Padurean (Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning of Asia School of Business)

    Loredana Padurean

    Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning of Asia School of Business

  • Thillai Raj T. Ramanathan (Chief Technology Officer at MIMOS Berhad)

    Thillai Raj T. Ramanathan

    Chief Technology Officer at MIMOS Berhad

  • Dr. Vimaleswari Ramasamy (Managing Director - Malaysia Operations & Data Platform Lead For Global Technology of IHS Markit)

    Dr. Vimaleswari Ramasamy

    Managing Director - Malaysia Operations & Data Platform Lead For Global Technology of IHS Markit

  • Andrew Sill (Managing Director, Country Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad)

    Andrew Sill

    Managing Director, Country Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

  • PW

    Patrick Wong

    Country Director Malaysia of AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd.

  • Chee Keong Yeoh (Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Aemulus Corporation Sdn. Bhd.)

    Chee Keong Yeoh

    Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Aemulus Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners
Tickets
Tickets

Member

Staff of member company who is registered at AMCHAM as a representative of the organization.

RM 300

Member Company

Staff of member company who is not registered at AMCHAM as a representative of the organization.

RM 360

Non-Member

RM 500

Corporate Table - Member Company

Corporate Tables consist of 10 seats on an identified table with preferred table location; these are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Companies must supply their logos to AMCHAM for use at the table location.

RM 3,500

Corporate Table - Non-Member

Corporate Tables consist of 10 seats on an identified table with preferred table location; these are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Companies must supply their logos to AMCHAM for use at the table location.

RM 5,250