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Malaysian E&E Players Tread Carefully amid Tech Cold War

Oct 15 – As its name implies, a semiconductor chip is made of a material that conducts current, but not completely. The conductivity of a semiconductor lies somewhere between that of an insulator, which has […]

Four Strategies to Empower Penang’s Economic Recovery

Oct 12 – The Penang government has underlined four strategies to empower the state’s economic recovery under its Penang 2021 Budget. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the four strategies were to encourage investment and […]

Comet Group: Manufacturing in Malaysia

The decision was made in November 2019: In summer 2020, on an ambitious schedule, Comet is to start manufacturing at its new site in Penang. The project team responsible is racing to make it happen. […]

[Press Release] Penang’s Manufacturing Investment Inflows Remains Sturdy with RM9.12 Billion Achieved in Jan–Jun 20

  Penang’s approved manufacturing investments performed steadily in the first half of 2020, recorded an inflow of RM9.12 billion. For 2Q20, the State captured RM2.02 billion inflows, up 452% year-on-year, marked a resilient industrial ecosystem […]

Penang Government advocates talents to explore various high-quality job opportunities in the State

For Immediate Release Press Release Penang Government advocates talents to explore various high-quality job opportunities in the State The employment initiative from InvestPenang and JobStreet provides a platform for professionals and graduates to understand Penang’s […]

Iconic Worldwide Acquires 5.53-acre Penang Land for PPE Venture

Sept 21 – Iconic Worldwide Bhd will be acquiring a 5.53-acre plot of land in Penang for RM12.53 million as part of its expansion into the personal protective equipment (PPE) business. In a bourse filing, […]

MMS Ventures to Go into Wafers

Sept 14 – MMS Ventures Bhd will diversify to produce semiconductor wafer inspection equipment in 2021. Group managing director TK Sia told StarBiz that MMS was currently talking to a China-based customer to produce semiconductor […]

Guidelines on Entry and Quarantine SOPs

In regards to guidelines on entry, we have further sought clarifications from NADMA and Immigration Department. According to NADMA, their guidelines will apply only for Malaysian residents Permanent residents. Reciprocal Green Lane (Singapore Malaysia) They […]

DIGITAL GBS IS HIRING (PENANG EDITIION) MY PENANG MY WORKPLACE!

InvestPenang, in collaboration with MDEC will be organizing DIGITAL GBS IS HIRING (PENANG EDITIION) MY PENANG MY WORKPLACE! Join us on Thursday 27 Aug 2020 at 2.00 – 3.30pm to get the information on the […]

22 October

MPIA Solar Roadshow 2020-2021

The third leg of MPIA Solar Roadshow 2020-2021 (Conference & Exhibition) will be held as follows:

Date:   11 November 2020
Time:   9.00 am
Venue: The Light Hotel, Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya

Admission is free (limited to 100 pax), please visit https://mpia.org.my/events/ to register or email tisha@mpia.org.my for enquiry.

The MPIA Solar Roadshow 2020-2021 is the congregation of the authorities and industry players to impart comprehensive information about solar PV system investment. Details on tax incentives, licensing procedure, insurance coverage, Net Energy Metering (NEM), etc. will be elaborated during the event.

Generating electricity from solar system on your roof?

Selling electricity to TNB from solar system on your roof?

What is the tax incentive for a company spending on a solar system?

How to enjoy cheaper electricity from solar system with zero spending?

Having support from industry as well as the authorities – Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and Energy Commission (ST) – the MPIA Solar Roadshow has become a one-stop platform to channel accurate information on schemes, incentives, risk, return of investment, as well as the technical and financial aspects related to solar PV system deployment.

This is the most focused effort of its kind to date with the government, solar industry and industrial consumers all coming together for the common benefit and good for the environment and Malaysia.

Please refer HERE for more information.

22 October

(ウェビナー) 次のサプライチェーン多様化の目的地としてのマレーシア・ペナン州先:-東のシリコンバレー (WEBINAR – JAPAN Chapter) Your Next Supply Chain Diversification Destination:- Penang, Malaysia. The Silicon Valley of The East

For full information, please click

Webinar flyer – English version

Webinar flyer – Japanese version 

<背景>

  • 米中貿易戦争とCovid-19のパンデミックは、世界中のサプライチェーンに大きな混乱を引き起こし、多くの製造会社やビジネスに影響を与えています。これらの企業は、事業継続戦略の一環として事業の一部を東南アジアに移転することにより、グローバルサプライチェーンモデルを再考し、変革を始めています。
  • このウェビナーは、サプライチェーンの多様化や、サプライチェーンの崩壊による将来的なリスクを軽減するため、新しい拠点を模索する日本企業様の役に立ちます。

参加対象者

  • 事業の移転、拡大、多様化のために別の場所を模索・検討している日系企業の皆様。

<本ウェビナーのポイント>

  • ペナンでの事業・サプライチェーンをすでに多様化している日本企業のサクセスストーリー。
  • マレーシア政府機関が提供するインセンティブや投資チャンスの情報共有。

ウェビナー スケジュール (2020年10月14日(水曜日) –  参加費:無料)

  • 09:45 参加者様のログイン開始
  • 10:00 司会からのご挨拶
  • 10:05 開会の辞(JETRO KL)
  • 10:10 MIDA最新の投資インセンティブの説明(MIDA東京事務所)
  • 10:25 ペナン州の投資機会の説明(InvestPenang)
  • 10:40 在ペナン州日系企業様によるご経験の共有
  • 11:25 質疑応答
  • 11:30 終了

と登録については、下記の

https://rb.gy/yjucxj

Background 

  • The Trade War and Covid-19 pandemic have caused major disruption in supply chain which have affected many manufacturing companies and businesses worldwide. These companies have started to rethink and transform their global supply chain model by shifting some of their operations to Southeast Asia as part of business continuity strategy.
  • This webinar will facilitate Japanese companies who intend to explore new locations to diversify their supply chain and reduce future risks of supply chain disruption

Who should attend? 

  • Companies who is exploring for alternative location for relocation, expansion, and diversification their operation

Highlights

  • Learn real life investment and operating experience from Japanese companies who had already diversified their operation/supply chain in Penang.
  • Understand the investment opportunities and incentives available from the Malaysia Government Agencies

Tentative Program (in Japan time and communicated in Japanese language)

  • 1000 – 1005 Opening Remark by Webinar Emcee
  • 1005 – 1010 Welcome Remark by JETRO KL
  • 1010 – 1025 Update on Investment Incentives by MIDA Tokyo
  • 1025 – 1040 Investment Opportunities in Penang by InvestPenang
  • 1040 – 1055 Experience Sharing by TOWAM Sdn Bhd
  • 1055 – 1110 Experience Sharing by JLL Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • 1110 – 1125 Experience Sharing by Panac Advanced Film Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • 1125 – 1130 Q&A Session
  • 1130             End of Program

For RSVP, please click here

  • Participation to the event is FREE.
  • All interested participants shall register online by completing the information required. The Zoom invitation link will be sent to participants 1 – 2 days prior the event date.
  • The registration shall close on Oct 13, 2020 (Tuesday) at 12pm.
  • For further inquiry and should you face any problem in online registration, please contact William Email: william@investpenang.gov.my or Line/Whatsapp/iMessage at +6016-440 5589

 

Click here to download the presentation material

  1. マレーシアハンドブック2020特別価格でのご提供のご案内 (Special Price – Malaysia Handbook 2020 by Jetro KL), till Oct 21, 2020 only
  2. Investment Opportunity Investment in Malaysia by MIDA Tokyo
  3. Investment Opportunity Investment in Penang by InvestPenang and Cost of Doing Business in Penang e-booklet
  4. Investment Experience Sharing by TOWAM Sdn Bhd
  5. Investment Experience Sharing by Panac Advanced Film Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  6. Recorded Webinar (expire on Oct 19, 2020)

22 October

CEO Speaks 2020: Empowering a Post-Covid Economy through Artificial Intelligence (A.I)

InvestPenang is organizing “CEO Speaks 2020” on 15 October 2020 (2.30pm – 3.30pm).
The following are the details of the event:
Topic: Empowering a Post-Covid Economy through Artificial Intelligence (A.I)
Speaker: Mr. Danny Goh, Founder and CEO of Nexus FrontierTech
Topic Outline:
The Covid-19 has brought the most significant changes to the society and economy since the last World War. We will discuss the main differences and how leaders are facing the challenges by accelerating technology adoption such as AI.
We will dive into the big picture of how the situation is forcing leaders to adopt the changes and embrace the future society. The fundamental introduction of AI technology will be shared with some of the most significant examples of use cases in various industries.
Profile of Speaker:
Danny is a serial entrepreneur and an early-stage investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Nexus FrontierTech; an AI research firm that easily integrates AI into organisations’ processes by using NLP to transform idle information into structured data, enabling them to run better, leaner, and faster. He is also the co-author of the Amazon bestseller – The AI Republic: Building the nexus between humans and intelligent automation.
He founded G&H Ventures fund together with Hajime Hotta, which invests in early-stage start-ups primarily in Southeast Asia. G&H Ventures has invested in more than 20 portfolios in deep tech and is building its third fund to help start-ups into the growth stage.
Danny currently serves as an Entrepreneurship Expert at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, a visiting lecturer at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and is also an appointed Fellow at the Center for Policy and Competitiveness at the École des Ponts Business School. He is an advisor and judge to several technology start-ups and accelerators including Microsoft Accelerator, Startupbootcamp IoT, and Pitch@Palace. Danny speaks at various conferences including TEDx and World Economic Forum
Registration
This webinar will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Please register your interest via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/124047574635
Kindly contact Yann at yianling@investpenang.gov.my or 04-646 8833 for more information.

22 October

马来西亚槟城招商局 – 槟城研讨会2020 (网络研讨会)

马来西亚槟城招商局

<<槟城研讨会2020>>

2020923日,星期三 | 上午10

马来西亚槟城招商局 槟城研讨会2020

此研讨会最主要的目的是推广马来西亚槟城成为工业投资地点。网络研讨会将深入探讨马来西亚槟城的竞争优势,投资奖掖,营商机会等议题。我们欢迎所有有兴趣了解在槟城投资设厂的各界人士参加这场网络研讨会,此网络研讨会入场免费。

槟城招商局简介

槟城州政府的招商引资局,主要目的是促进槟城州内的投资活动与扶持现有企业的成长。槟城州所积极推广的工业包括电子电器,半导体,信息和通信技术,医疗器材,航空业、航空电子,LED等。

槟城州政府将与深圳市国际贸易商会(CCOIC Shenzhen)合作于2020年9月23日(星期三)上午10时举办《投资槟城网络研讨会》。 研讨会的主要目的是推广槟城成为厂商投资者的投资目的地,吸引外资在槟城设立生产设施等。目标听众是所有正在探索在马来西亚设厂的商家及有兴趣进一步了解槟城的人士, 预计大概100-150位听众参与。此研讨会的主要发言人是槟城首席部长特别投资顾问兼槟城招商局董事拿督斯里李家全先生。 我们诚意邀请您参与此研讨会。我们也希望您能够将此研讨会的信息传播给予有意将马来西亚槟城作为投资目的地之一的商业联系和公司客户等。 以下是研讨会议程供您参考,

节目流程表
0945am 参会者登入网络研讨会平台 – 微信平台
1000am 槟城招商局开场致辞
1005am 深圳国际商会致辞
1010am 网络研讨会开始 – 马来西亚槟城州首席部长投资特别顾问拿督斯里李家全先生简报
1040am 马来西亚投资发展局简报
1100am 中资企业经验分享

1. 晶科能源控股有限公司

2. 金宝通电子有限公司

1140am 问答环节
1200pm 网络研讨会结束

 

此研讨会将以中文进行且入场免费,随电邮附上研讨会传单供您参考。我们也希望您可以将此网络研讨会信息转发给所有有兴趣在马来西亚槟城投资设厂的各界人士,并邀请他们参与。

以下是研讨会二维码,请使用微信应用程序并扫此二维码以注册与进入直播间。

如果有任何询问,请电邮至洪先生 (kitsin@investpenang.gov.my) 或致电 +604-646 8833

点击下载

  1. 槟城简介
  2. 槟城营商成本手册

 

22 October

My Penang, My Workplace – Career Exploration Week

We bring you this virtual career event Career Exploration Week: My Penang, My Workplace, a collaboration between InvestPenang & Jobstreet.com Malaysia and Penang State Government. Penang aims to remain as a conducive, desirable and sustainable destination for “Work, Live, Play and Invest” and we want YOU to be part of this journey!

Your key takeaways from this virtual career event :

  • Get ahead in your career by connecting with the participating employers.  Click the respective company’s logo to find out more!
  • Get noticed by all participating employers.  Click Deposit Resume to share your CVs with all the participating employers!
  • Get inspired by the industry speakers!  – Click the Webinars series to hear the insights and advices to stay relevant in the job market.

Call for action:

NO pre-registration required. Come and join us on September 26 until October 02, 2020, by just clicking this microsite link:

https://www.jobstreet.com.my/event/penang/career-exploration.htm?utm_campaign=MY~c:~aws~~sitelink~PenangCareerExpo~202009&utm_content=~microsite~20200926&utm_term=&utm_source=adroll&utm_medium=display&pem=

Kindly contact us at 04-646 8833 or send your enquiry to pgcat@investpenang.gov.my for to know more about the virtual career event.

22 October

CEO Speaks 2020: Can FDI Drive ASEAN’s Post COVID Recovery?

InvestPenang is organising “CEO Speaks 2020” on 17 September 2020 (2.30pm – 3.30pm) on a virtual basis via Cisco Webex.

The following are the details of the event:
Topic: Can FDI drive ASEAN’s post COVID recovery?
Speaker: Mr. Edward Teather, UBS Executive Director and Senior Economist (ASEAN & Asia)

Topic Outline: Shifting supply chains was an important theme before the pandemic. How has COVID-19 changed the debate and on what factors does the outlook for ASEAN growth and FDI hinge?

Profile of Speaker:
Edward Teather is an Executive Director and senior economist in UBS’ Asian Economics Team, which has been a top-ranked team in several institutional investor surveys.
Ed specialises on the ASEAN economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines) while looking at the Asian economy more broadly. Ed joined UBS in 1998 and worked initially in UBS’ Global Economics Team. For eight years prior to his current role, Ed was a European Economist based in London, where his responsibilities included coverage of the Euro Area, and the German, Spanish, Italian and Scandinavian economies.
Ed is a UK national and has lived in Singapore since 2007. Ed studied economics at the University of Surrey in the UK and the University of North Texas in the US.

Registration
This webinar will be conducted virtually via Cisco Webex. Please register your interest via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/ceo-speaks-can-fdi-drive-aseans-post-covid-recovery-tickets-119375907553 before 14th September 2020. A confirmation email and login details shall be provided by 15th September 2020.

For more information, please contact pheiwen@investpenang.gov.my

22 October

The China Series: Creating A Golden Ticket In Semiconductors

Self-sustainability is on the rise in China and many businesses are trying to find their place in this big puzzle. Join us for this free webinar as our panel of experts share insights on the current business landscape in China and how to compete in the nation.

Date: 3 September 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 8.00pm

Join us for this FREE webinar at:  bit.ly/thechinaseries1

22 October

Smart Sourcing Summit Webinar Series 2020 themed Hyper- Collaboration the New Normal

The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused much disruption in the way we operate our business today. But that’s not stopping us to deliver our promises to our members as we continue to value add to the membership and the GBS industry. So here we are bringing to you the Smart Sourcing Summit Webinar Series themed Hyper- Collaboration the New Normal.

Apple and Google have teamed-up to create COVID-19 contact tracing technology.  Europe announced an alliance raising billions of dollars to help find a vaccine and treatments for the virus.  We are now seeing hotels and restaurants teaming up, rather than competing.  Looks like “hyper-collaboration” is becoming the new normal.

What does hyper-collaboration mean? … Hyper-collaboration means seeing ecosystems for what they are: not just candy stores full of opportunities, but fiercely competitive arenas in which companies fight for the best partners, technologies and networks to create, build and defend added value.

Join us at this Smart Sourcing Summit Webinar Series 2020 and be part of the scintillating conversations with industry leaders.

REGISTER NOW

Upon completing the RSVP registration form you will receive a subsequent email where you will be provided a link to the webinar by 31 August 2020

22 October

TECHFEST Live X ROAD-TO-WCIT Malaysia

 

TECHFEST Live X ROAD-TO-WCIT Malaysia  is now coming to you this 18-20 November, 2020 out of George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

A hybrid event, broadcasting out of George Town, join us live in person at The Setia Spice Convention Centre for exclusive events AND tune in live on your screens for in depth discussions about the latest innovations, trends and topics in the Tech world.

Join and connect with InvestPenang to explore opportunities to Southeast Asia market access.

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