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RCEP: Business Community Must Adopt Company-Centric Strategy

March 5 – While joining mega trading blocs may be the solution for companies hit by the repercussion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the business community must always adopt a company-centric strategy. Special investment advisor to […]

[Press Release] 2020 Approved Manufacturing Investments Reached RM14.1 Billion; Second Highest in the History Amidst Challenging Times

Penang garnered approved manufacturing investments of RM3.5 billion in 4Q20, bringing cumulative inflows to RM14.1 billion for 2020. Despite the many uncertainties in place, 2020’s investment achievement was the second highest in the history, reflecting […]

[Press Release] Official Launch of Penang i4.0 Seed Fund Stream #3

The third stream of a series of financial support initiated by the Penang State Government since 2018 to empower high potential technology start-ups and enhance the growth of Penang’s tech ecosystem. PENANG, Feb 26, 2021 […]

Malaysia Critical Hub for Intel’s Global Operations

Feb 12 – Malaysia has become a critical hub for Intel Corp’s global operations in delivering industry-leading products worldwide, corporate vice-president Robin Martin said. Martin, who is also managing director of Intel Malaysia, said Intel’s […]

Tech Mania amid Global Chip Shortage

Feb 1 – THE tech stock rally this month, which was particularly strong last week, should not come as a surprise to investors as many of the counters have hit all-time highs since last year’s […]

Hire Retrenched Workers and Nurture New Talents to Maintain Economic Recovery

Jan 25 – MICRON Technology Inc, a US-headquartered provider of memory and storage solutions, is committed to offering employment opportunities to Malaysian workers who have been retrenched amid the COVID-19 pandemic as well as nurturing […]

USM, Western Digital Collaborate to Establish Centre of Innovation and Automation (CiA)

Jan 15 – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Western Digital (WD) today announced a long-term collaboration to establish the Centre of Innovation and Automation (CiA), an exclusive technology hub that is focused on driving Industry […]

2020 Announcements of High Value Investments in Malaysia

MIDA has published a list of high value investments in Malaysia for 2020. There are a total of 11 projects featured, and amongst them, 7 are in Penang. Click on link below to check out […]

Greatech Plans New Factory in Batu Kawan

Jan 13 – Greatech Technology Bhd has acquired a piece of land in Batu Kawan, Penang for RM13.36mil cash, as the company seeks to relocate its plant in Lunas, Kedah to a new site closer to […]

8 March

Digital Investment Summit for a GBS themed panel session discussing on Digitalization of GBS: Futureproofing Malaysia’s Attractiveness as a Global Digital Services Hub

Join us at the Digital Investment Summit for a GBS themed panel session discussing on Digitalization of GBS: Futureproofing Malaysia’s Attractiveness as a Global Digital Services Hub.
Date: 26 Nov 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 10 am
See you there!

8 March

(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


  • 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。


  • 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。


  • 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




  • 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


  • 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


For full information, please click

Webinar flyer – English version

Webinar flyer – Japanese version 

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

8 March

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
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.

8 March

马来西亚槟城招商局 – 槟城研讨会2020 (网络研讨会)



2020923日,星期三 | 上午10

马来西亚槟城招商局 槟城研讨会2020




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,

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




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


  1. 槟城简介
  2. 槟城营商成本手册


8 March

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:


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.

8 March

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.

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

8 March

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

8 March

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.


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

8 March



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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