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[Press Statement] FMT’s Article “Emulate Kedah’s speedy approval process” dated 20 February 2024

With reference to the above article quoting NCIA’s Chief Executive Encik Harris Sultan’s comments that “businesses in other northern states, including Penang – would have to wait for up to two years for necessary approval”, the state would like to clarify that industrial projects in Penang are allowed to commence construction work once the Building […]

Penang On Track to Take the Lead in Manufacturing Sector, Says CM

February 19, 2024 — Penang is set to cement its status as the leading state for manufacturing in the country following the groundbreaking ceremony of its Batu Kawan Industrial Park III. Scheduled to be completed within the next few years, the park will complement the existing industrial parks around the state, especially the Bayan Lepas […]

BCVC Looks to Elevate Semiconductor Industry

February 13, 2024  –  The Economy Ministry acknowledges the necessity of a collaborative effort involving both the government and the private sector to leverage the potential “tsunami” of investment opportunities, particularly within the semiconductor industry. Towards this end, its minister Rafizi Ramli invites venture capital (VC) firms and fund managers to contribute to Malaysia’s economic growth […]

Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Poised For 2024 Recovery, Semi Reports

February 14, 2024 – The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and more growth projected for 2024, SEMI announced today in its fourth quarter 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights. In Q4 2023, electronics sales […]

[Press Release] Penang AgriTech & FoodTech Industry Council Spearheading Innovations Within Agriculture And Food Manufacturing Sectors To Cultivate A Sustainable Food System

February 1, 2024  –  As part of the key initiatives to strengthen Penang’s position as an investment location for AgriTech, FoodTech, and other related sectors in Penang, InvestPenang has initiated the establishment of the Penang AgriTech & FoodTech Industry Council. The main objective of this council is to serve as a platform for collaboration and […]

MITI Sees Semiconductors as ‘New Oil’, Eyes Further E&E Development in Northern Peninsular Malaysia

January 25, 2024 – Given that semiconductors are now as central to world economies as oil has long been, it is time for Malaysia to build a world-class electrical and electronics (E&E) cluster in northern Malaysia, said Deputy Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Liew Chin Tong. “Going forward, we are seeing Kedah, Penang, Perak […]

[Press Release] Advantech Officially Launched ASEAN Shared Service Center

Forming a Talent Development Ecosystem, Strengthening Regional Core Competencies and Localized Services, Achieving In-depth Industry Development and Implementation January 24, 2024  –  Advantech (TWSE: 2395), a global leader in Industrial IoT, has officially established the ASEAN Shared Service Center (ASSC) in Penang, Malaysia, to enhance customer service in the Asia-Pacific region. The company initiated the […]

QES Group Invests RM40 Million In New Plant, Doubling Manufacturing Capacity

 January 18, 2024  – QES Mechatronic Sdn Bhd, a prominent subsidiary of QES Group Berhad, has announced a groundbreaking new venture in Batu Kawan Industrial Park. The state-of-the-art facility, known as “QES 2@BKIP,” signifies a significant leap forward for the global semiconductor equipment manufacturer, showcasing an impressive RM40 million investment. The plant will be used […]

[Press Release] Nihon Handa Expands Operation in Penang to Cater for Growing Demand

January 16, 2024 – Nihon Handa Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of soldering and sintering materials, today announced the opening of a new factory and office location for its local subsidiary, Nihon Handa Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., in Batu Maung, Penang, Malaysia. This new factory is aiming to expand Nihon Handa’s solder supply capacity […]

25 February

Penang Engineering, Tech & Semicon Career Fair 2024

Talentbank, an enabler in the employability ecosystem, focused on producing career-ready candidates and helping them achieve better careers by connecting them with industry leaders who welcome world-class talent, is hosting an inaugural Penang Engineering, Tech & Semicon Career Fair 2024.

Partnering with InvestPenang, this career fair aims to attract talent not only from Penang but also across the nation to enhance the talent ecosystem in Penang. Talentbank is extending invitations to candidates from over 50 public and private universities throughout Malaysia.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Saturday, 4 May 2024
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: JEN Penang, Georgetown

Here’s why you should participate:

  1. Visibility: Position your brand in front of hundreds of talented individuals looking to forge a career in the tech industry, enhancing your brand reputation and reach.
  2. Talent Acquisition: This event presents a prime opportunity to attract and recruit skilled tech talent in a concentrated setting, thus expediting your hiring process.
  3. Networking: Interact with fellow industry leaders, fostering collaborative relationships and facilitating mutual learning.
  4. Promotion: Your participation will be advertised across our diverse marketing channels, providing exposure to a wider audience beyond the event itself.
  5. Talent Pool Access: Unlock an exclusive selection of attendees’ profiles to streamline your recruitment process – limited access.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network, and elevate your company’s visibility. Join us at the Penang Engineering, Tech & Semiconductor Career Fair 2024.

Learn more about the event at

For further enquiries on registration, kindly fill up this interest form or contact Amanda Yong at +6012 494 3212 /

25 February

The 45th IAA World Congress 2024

The International Advertising Association World Congress (IAAWC), held every 2-3 years in major cities, focuses on sustainability, diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG). It brings together professionals from various industries and celebrates the 85th Anniversary of IAA Global, the 30th Anniversary of IAA Malaysia, and International Women’s Day. The congress will take place in Penang, Malaysia, known for its rich heritage, arts, and culture, providing participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves and gain knowledge, inspiration, and energy.

This congress is co-hosted by IAA Malaysia, Petace and the Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) and InvestPenang. The 45th IAAWC 2024 theme is “Brand: RE-CODE, for a Better World, Better Life”.

Here are the details:
Date: 6 – 8 March 2024
Venue: Setia SPICE Convention Centre
Course fee: RM3,850* (HRD Corp Claimable)

*This 3-Day Congress Fee includes meals & refreshments, dinners and access to all Congress events.

Why join us?
• Connect with peers from the industry worldwide.
• Learn from experts on how Sustainability, ESG, DE&I and AI can be a force for good during the sessions, talks and interviews.
• Gain first-hand knowledge and insights on how integrating technologies into creativity can create greater value of brands & businesses.
• Be inspired by leaders who are Re_Coding and shaping the future

Who should attend?
• Board Directors CEOs, CMOs, CSOs, CTOs and C-suite personnel.
• Marketing, Brand & Product Managers.
• Advertising, Digital & Media agencies.
• Management Consultants & Advisors.
• Government, Policymakers & NGOs.
• Academics & Students

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn, network, and inspire positive change. Join us at the 45th IAA World Congress 2024.

Visit for enquiries on registration, hotel bookings at IAAWC rates & sponsorship opportunities.

For further enquiries on HRDC Claimables, kindly contact Amy Chia, at +6012-236 2744 or email


25 February

Smart Agriculture & Food Manufacturing: Cultivating A Sustainable Future Conference


The “Smart Agriculture & Food Manufacturing: Cultivating a Sustainable Future” conference, aims to explore and discuss the latest advancements in agriculture and food technologies and their roles in cultivating a sustainable future within these industries.

This conference will feature experts and leaders in the field of AgriTech and FoodTech who will share their insights on various topics such as:
1. Global trends and policies in food manufacturing and agricultural industry
2. The future of human-machine collaborations
3. Smart farming in achieving food security
4. Financial support and risk management in agriculture and food production
5. Successful case studies by experts

Here are the details:
Date : Thursday, February 1, 2024
Time : 9.00 am
Venue : The Light Hotel, Seberang Jaya, Penang

Who should attend ?
• Business Leaders
• Industry Players
• Entrepreneurs
• Policymakers
• Academia & Professionals
• Consultants
(Above related to the Agritech and Foodtech industries)

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and network with industry professionals. Here, you will gain up-to-date insights into the latest trends and innovations shaping the agritech and foodtech industries. Join us at the Smart Agriculture & Food Manufacturing Conference.

Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP your seat by Friday, January 26, 2024.

For further enquiries or support, kindly contact Ms. Shazanah, at +60 16 489 9780 or email or Mr. Badrul, at +60 19 276 0402 or email


25 February

Penang ESG Conference and Exhibition in 2023

The Penang ESG Conference and Exhibition 2023 is organised to raise awareness among participants about the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in business operations and decision-making. We also aim to facilitate knowledge sharing and best practices among industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders, promoting sustainable business strategies and responsible corporate behaviour. It is also a platform for networking and collaboration, fostering partnerships between organisations committed to ESG initiatives and promoting collective action for positive social and environmental impacts.

Here are the details:

Date: 21st and 22nd November
Venue: Olive Tree Hotel, Penang

Why join us?

  1. Be at the Forefront of Change: In a world where sustainability is no longer an option but a necessity, this event places you at the forefront of the movement. Learn from thought leaders, experts, and pioneers in sustainability and position yourself as a driver of positive change.
  2. Expand Your Network: Connect with a diverse community of like-minded individuals, industry leaders, and potential collaborators. Share ideas, forge partnerships, and build relationships that can be instrumental in your sustainability journey.
  3. Unlock Valuable Insights: Gain valuable insights on leveraging ESG principles for broader prospects from our masterclass. Discover how ESG guidelines can benefit your business and gain a competitive edge by integrating sustainability practices into your business model.
  4. Comprehensive Exhibition:
    • Leading Companies: Showcase case studies and practical insights into implementing ESG practices in various industries.
    • Green Tech Innovations: Discover innovative solutions and technologies contributing to environmental sustainability.
    • Financial Institutions: Learn about their role in supporting and promoting ESG practices for industry. Explore sustainable investment products and green financing options available in the market.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn, network, and inspire positive change. Join us at the Penang ESG Conference and Exhibition 2023 to be part of the sustainability revolution that shapes the future of business and communities.

For detailed information, event updates, and registration, please visit PGC website at:

25 February

International Semiconductor Executive Summit SEA (ISES SEA) 2023

The International Semiconductor Executive Summit SEA (ISES SEA), taking place on November 7th and 8th, 2023. This event brings together thought leaders, industry experts, and innovators in the field of SEA semiconductor technology.

Date: 7 – 8 November 2023
Venue: Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang

Why join us?

  • Engage with top-level executives and decision-makers in the semiconductor sectors.
  • Gain valuable insights into industry trends, innovations, and emerging technologies.
  • Network with peers and potential business partners.
  • Participate in interactive discussions and panel sessions.

The event features keynote presentations from industry pioneers and interactive panel discussions revolving around the topic of semiconductor industry.

For details and registration, please visit ISES SEA website at


25 February

National E-Invoicing Initiative 2023 Webinar

The National E-Invoicing Initiative aims to revolutionize the way businesses handle invoices, enabling seamless communication between different accounting software and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. This digital transformation will streamline your invoicing processes, leading to increased efficiency and effectiveness. This webinar promises valuable insights into the National E-Invoicing Initiative, a crucial step towards enhancing business efficiency and productivity in our nation.

Webinar Details:
Date: 24th October 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mode: Online

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the world of digital business.

Please RSVP by 13th October 2023:

For any inquiries or assistance, feel free to contact Badrul at or Shazanah at

25 February

InvestPenang x myStarjob Fair 2023

Are you looking for a reliable solution to source the right talent for your company? You are in good hands as InvestPenang are now supporting myStarjob Fair 2023 to bring you Malaysia’s Most Premier Career fair happening in Penang on 10 & 11 June 2023.

The event by myStarjob Fair 2023, has been providing a top-notch career fair to customers like you for many years now. We understand the challenges that come with sourcing the right fit for many companies, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible solution. That’s why we are excited to introduce myStarjob Fair 2023.

MyStarjob Fair 2023 is designed to offer one-stop hiring solutions, enhanced employer branding, and expanding your talent pool. With myStarjob fair, you can also at the same time create brand awareness for the visitors during the fair. And to take advantage of Star Media Group’s 50 years of media outreach & integrated media entitlements as part of your presence, bringing your business values and brand exposure to the next level whilst showcasing your products or services at our myStarjob Fair 2023.

We believe that myStarjob Fair 2023 will be a valuable addition to your business, and we are offering a special discount to customers who are getting four booths at two locations of our fairs.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your business and simplify your life. Refer to our sales kit+booking form to learn more about myStarjob Fair 2023 and to place your order today.

REGISTER NOW or WhatsApp/Call Star Media Group at +6012-639 3994.

25 February

[SEMICON SOUTHEAST ASIA 2023] InvestPenang Seminar: “Riding the Industry 4.0 Bandwagon: From Automation Equipment Manufacturing to Industrial IOT Solution Provider”

Penang’s capacity and capability to support the industrial needs and long-term growth strategies have well-translated into its unique and competitive edges that constantly attract top-tier multinationals. Fuelled by the increasing availability of new technologies made possible by Industry 4.0, companies in Penang have captured the transformation opportunity, making palpable progress in creating, adopting and implementing solutions at scale. Ranging from equipment manufacturer to automation and industrial IoT solution provider, Penang offers state-of-the-art products and services that focus on the present and ready for the future.

Join the seminar organised by InvestPenang, held in conjunction with SEMICON SEA 2023, with the theme “Riding the Industry 4.0 Bandwagon: From Automation Equipment Manufacturing to Industrial IOT Solution Provider”. Featuring industry captains from Penang’s homegrown automation and equipment companies, this session will shed light on the local players’ automation excellence, with their advance offerings that place Malaysia at the frontier of technology.

Date: 24 May 2023
Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Main Stage @ Setia SPICE Convention Centre


3.30pm Presentation by Mr. Eugene Khoo, CEO, Experior Technology Sdn Bhd
“Upleveling Malaysia’s semiconductor ecosystem with front-end test design”
3.40pm Presentation by Ms. Teh Wuan Yee, General Manager, Eng Teknologi Sdn Bhd
“Pushing the boundaries of precision engineering”
3.50pm Presentation by Mr. Hawke Tan, CEO, UBCT Industrial Solution Sdn Bhd
“Untangled the complexities of IR4.0 adoption”
4.00pm Presentation by Mr. Edmund Yuen, Managing Director, Ideal Vision Integration Sdn Bhd
“Excelling in advanced machine vision solutions”
4.10pm Presentation by Mr. Chuah Choon Bin, Executive Chairman, Pentamaster Corporation Bhd
“Harnessing innovative technology in smart automation solutions”
4.20pm Panel Discussion
Moderated by Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon
5.00pm End

Click here to register: (Complimentary Admission)

For more information, please visit:

For further enquiry on the seminar, please contact +604-646-8833, or Bit Kun at or Phei Wen at


25 February

Talent Dialogue Series: Strategizing TVET & STEM Talents

InvestPenang, in partnership with PSDC and Penang STEM, would like to invite you to join our upcoming Talent Dialogue Series titled “Strategizing TVET & STEM Talents”. This session will be held on 13 April 2023 at 10am to 4pm @ PSDC Auditorium.

This dialogue session will provide you information on:-

  • various TVET offerings available;
  • financial assistance to support companies’ talent development programs; and
  • collaborative opportunities with Penang STEM in their school outreach programs.

Who should attend?
C-suite, HR Management, HRBP

SAVE YOUR SPOT NOW! (RSVP by 06 April 2023)

Scan or Click HERE to register.

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