Market updates and opportunities for Malaysia

The NSW Government with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) invite you to participate in a webinar briefing on market updates and business and investment opportunities in Malaysia on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 from 4.00pm to 5.00pm (AEST).

The briefing will highlight on the opportunities between NSW and Malaysia as well as to better understand Malaysia’s capability as a new alternative supply based for Asia.

Hear from the NSW Government, MIDA, AmBank Research, ECA, and a NSW business with experience in the Malaysia market (case study).

Why Malaysia?

For the foreseeable future, Malaysians will continue to have growing disposable incomes and good access to credit, supported by a mature financial sector. These more affluent and sophisticated consumers will demand greater product choice, better quality brands and higher standards of service. In 2018 Malaysia was Australia’s 10th largest trading partner and recorded the second fastest growth in two-way trade among major ASEAN economies. Malaysia is Australia’s sixth largest energy export market, and total bilateral trade (goods and services) increased from $16 billion in 2008 to over $24 billion in 2018.

Malaysia is Australia’s second largest source of foreign investment from ASEAN. Malaysia is an advanced middle-income nation with the fastest urbanisation growth rate in ASEAN. The country is expected to reach high-income status by 2024. Malaysia’s growth presents numerous commercial opportunities, particularly in sectors such as food and agribusiness, digital economy (e-commerce and fintech), health care, smart cities, energy and defence.

The webinar will cover:
  • Opening Speech from NSW Trade and Investment.
  • Malaysian Economic Updates by Dr. Anthony Dass, Group Chief Economist, AmBank Research.
  • Business and Investment Opportunities, in Malaysia by Ms. Fatmah Ahmad, Director, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Australia.
  • Insights on Doing Business in Malaysia by Mr. Grahame Aston, Managing Director, PPC Moulding Services Pty. Ltd.
  • Comments from Ms. Dianne Tipping, Chair of Board of Directors, Export Council of Australia.
  • A moderated online Q&A session.
How to register?
Cost: Free – places are limited – and registration is required (go to
When: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM AEST
Platform: Online – Microsoft Teams – log-on details will be sent 1 day prior to event.