MAJECA hosted a Farewell Luncheon for Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia on 24 October 2019

MAJECA President, Tan Sri Azman Hashim and Vice-Presidents, Dato’ Md Taib Abdul Hamid and Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal hosted a farewell lunch for H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia on 24 October 2019.

(left to right) Ms Ng Su Fun, Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA and Dato’ Md Taib Abdul Hamid

 

H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa had an illustrious five and-a-half year term as Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia. During his term, there were many high-level exchanges and visits that have kept Malaysia-Japan relationships on a firm footing. Japan remains no. 1 foreign investor in Malaysia. Inspite of the global economic slowdown and geopolitical tensions, Malaysia-Japan business relations continued to grow as new sectors and industries open-up possibilities arising from Industry 4.0. This was especially given a boost when Tun Dr. Mahathir returned as Prime Minister in 2018. The rejuvenation of the Look East Policy brought Malaysia-Japan ties to new heights, as evidenced through the establishment of a Japanese University branch campus in Kuala Lumpur, Japanese assistance through the issuance of yen – demoninated bonds, collaboration in the areas of transportation modes and in the defence fields, amongst others.

MAJECA extends its warmest greetings and best wishes to H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa on his successful tour of duty in Malaysia.

(2nd from right) Tan Sri Azman Hashim presenting a souvenir to H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa with (left) Dato’ Md Taib Abdul Hamid and (right) Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal

 

37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference on 1 July 2019 at EQ Kuala Lumpur

The 37th Conference of the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA) and Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA) was held on 1 July 2019 at EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.

YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, graced this conference with a Keynote Address for the participants.  The theme of the conference focussed on“Expanding Trade & Investments between Malaysia and Japan in the Innovative Technologies Sectors”.   The Prime Minister also had a Q & A dialogue with delegates at the conference.

Since 1977, over four decades, MAJECA and its Japanese counterpart, Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA), have played a dynamic role to help Malaysia achieve its economic industrialisation goals, as evident by more than 1,500 Japanese companies in many industrial sectors locating their businesses in Malaysia.   With the fast-changing business landscape, MAJECA takes cognizance that businesses need to adopt market-driven technological innovations to be able to compete effectively in the global marketplace.  

MAJECA is led by its President, Tan Sri Azman Hashim while JAMECA’s President is Mr Mikio Sasaki.

In his keynote speech at the 37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference, the Prime Minister presented the broad economic climate in Malaysia and the Government’s efforts to develop and restructure the industrial eco-system to meet the needs of the future with the adoption and application of digital and innovative technologies.  Prime Minister encouraged MAJECA-JAMECA to be instrumental to open new frontiers for investments and economic collaborations and partnership between our two countries.

 

CONTENTS PAGE

  1. Report of the 37th  MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference on 1 July 2019 at EQ Kuala Lumpur

  2. Programme of the 37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference

  3. Newspaper Articles


Speeches and Presentations

  1. Ministry of International Trade & Industry Malaysia (MITI)
  2. SIRIM Berhad
  3. Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)
  4. Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte. Ltd.
  5. KDDI Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  6. Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
  7. JACTIM / Marubeni Corporation, Kuala Lumpur Branch
  8. Invest Selangor Berhad
  9. NanoMalaysia Berhad
  10. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd
  11. The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM)
  12. Nippon Platform Co. Ltd.
  13. Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd
  14. Summary Speech by Tan Sri Azman Hashim at Special Session with PM
  15. Keynote Address by YAB PM at the 37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference

Meeting with Kansai Economonic Federation (KANKEIREN) on 20 September 2019

KANKEIREN officials from the International Affairs Dept. visited MAJECA on 20 September 2019.  They were Mr Toru Nagatsu, General Manager and Mr Yasumasa Nakanishi, Senior Officer, Asia Business Creation Platform Office.

Their visit to Malaysia was to meet with economic organisations to inform and promote KANKEIREN’s new platform, i.e. Asia Business Creation Platform (ABC Platform).

This platform enables KANKEIREN to work together with economic organisations in Asian countries and Kansai region to provide opportunities for business creation.

The Asian member organisations are currently the following:-

•  Indonesia –  Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
•  Malaysia   –  National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM)
•  Myanmar  –  The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry
•  Philippine –  Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
•  Singapore –  Singapore Manufacturing Federation
•  Thailand   –  The Federation of Thai Industries
•  Vietnam   –  Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
•  Japan       –  Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN)

ABC Platform country leaders will gather once a year to determine action plans, sharing of achievement and challenges.

5 working groups have been created , each with a Japanese organisation as Project Manager.  These include:-

•  HR Development/Utiilization – Ehle Institute
•  Medical / Nursing Care – SOMPO Holdings
•  SME – Resona Bank
•  Agriculture – Kubota
•  Tourism – Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)

NCCIM has proposed to ABC Platform to organise a seminar in Kansai region to promote the Concept of Halal to Japanese SME enterprises involved in the Food & Food processing sector.  This is planned for October 2019.

 

(left) Mr Toru Nagatsu, General Manager and (right) Mr Yasumasa Nakanishi, Senior Officer, Asia Business Creation Platform Office, both from the International Affairs Department of Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN), Japan with (center) Ms Ng Su Fun, Executive Secretary of MAJECA

 

Report on the 37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference held on 1 July 2019 at the EQ Kuala Lumpur

The 37th Conference of the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA) and Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA) was held on 1 July 2019 at EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 250 participants representing MAJECA and JAMECA members, industry leaders and entrepreneurs attended the Conference.

YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, graced the Conference with his attendance in the afternoon session, giving a Keynote Address and engaged the audience in a Q & A dialogue.

Since 1977, over four decades, MAJECA and its Japanese counterpart, Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA), have played a dynamic role to help Malaysia achieve its economic industrialisation goals. Today, more than 1,500 Japanese companies in many industrial sectors have located their businesses in Malaysia. With the fast-changing business landscape impacted by changes resulting from Industry 4.0. MAJECA takes cognizance that businesses need to adopt market-driven digital and technological innovations to be able to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

In line with these current trends, the theme of the conference focused on “Expanding Trade & Investments between Malaysia and Japan in the Innovative Technologies Sectors”.

MAJECA and JAMECA were led by their respective Presidents, namely, Tan Sri Azman Hashim and Mr Mikio Sasaki. H.E. Dr Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, read the Congratulatory Message from H.E. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.

Tan Sri Azman Hashim

Mr Mikio Sasaki

H.E. Dr Makio Miyagawa

Opening Ceremony L to R: Mr Kazuto Sasaki, Mr Kuniharu Nakamura, Mr Mikio Sasaki, H.E. Dr Makio Miyagawa, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Dato’ Md Taib Abdul Hamid, Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal

 

Plenary Session 1
The title of this session was “Malaysia-Japan Collaboration on Smart Manufacturing (Industry 4.0) in conjunction with the Second Seminar on “Malaysia-Japan Collaboration Platform on Smart Manufacturing” organized by MITI, MIDA, SIRIM, Embassy of Japan, JETRO & JACTIM”. The topics and presenters for Session 1 were as follows:

  1. Industry4WRD and Its Adoption in MNCs and SMEs
    Dato’ Syed Mohamed Koyakutty, Senior Director, Sectoral Policy, Ministry of International Trade & Industry Malaysia (MITI)

    Dato’ Syed Mohamed Koyakutty, MITI

    Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani SIRIM

  2. Malaysia-Japan Collaboration on Smart Manufacturing
    Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, President & Group Chief Executive, SIRIM Berhad
  3. Smart Manufacturing Adoption in Industries
    Mr Jacob Lee Chor Kok, Council Member and Chairman, FMM Industry 4.0 Committee, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)

    Mr Jacob Lee Chor Kok, FMM I4.0 Committee

    Mr. Soichiro Kuninobu, Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd

  4. Realizing Industry4WRD with e-F@ctory
    Mr. Soichiro Kuninobu, General Manager, ASEAN Strategic Marketing Group Factory Automation & Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
  5. Smart Factory over IoT /RPA Application
    Mr. Naoki Wakabayashi, Managing Director, KDDI Malaysia SDN BHD

    Plenary Session 1 presenters with the Chairman, Tan Sri Azman Hashim & Co-Chairman. Mr Kazuto Sasaki.

     

Plenary Session 2 : Investment Collaboration in Innovative Technologies
Topics and presenters:

  1. Malaysia’s Current Status of Industry 4.0 and Business Opportunities
    Mr Ahmad Khairuddin Abdul Rahim, Sr. Executive Director, Strategic Planning & Development, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
  2. Current Japanese Enterprises Investment Trend in Malaysia
    Mr Masakuni Nakayama, JACTIM / Marubeni Corporation, Kuala Lumpur Branch

    Mr Ahmad Khairuddin Abdul Rahim, MIDA

    Mr Masakuni Nakayama, JACTIM

  3. Selangor – Skills Development, What can Selangor offer, Business Opportunities – Core Clusters
    Dato’ Hasan Azhari Bin Hj. Idris, CEO, Invest Selangor
  4. Malaysia’s Nanotechnology Ecosystem Supporting Smart Cities, Manufacturing and Green Agenda
    Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer, NanoMalaysia Berhad

    Dato’ Hasan Azhari Bin Hj. Idris, Invest Selangor

    Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad, NanoMalaysia Berhad

     

    Session 2 Group picture with Chairman, Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal and Co-Chairman, Mr Kazuto Sasaki

     

Plenary Session 3 : The Digital Economy
Topics and presenters:

  1. Digital Economy : Malaysia’s New Era of Business Growth
    Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd

    Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, MDEC

    Mr Ganesh Bangah, PIKOM

  2. The Development of E-Commerce in Malaysia
    Mr Ganesh Bangah, Chairman, The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM)
  3. Cashless Solutions
    Mr. Jun TAKAGI, Chief Executive Officer (Overseas) Nippon Platform Co. Ltd.

    Mr. Jun TAKAGI, Nippon Platform Co Ltd

    Mr Cheah Kok Hoong

  4. Transforming Businesses through Digitalisation
    Mr Cheah Kok Hoong, Group Chief Executive Officer / Director – Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd

 

Session 3 presenters with Chairman and Co-Chairman

YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, graced this conference with a Keynote Address for the participants.  The Prime Minister also had a Q & A dialogue with delegates at the conference.

 

In his keynote speech at the 37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference, the Prime Minister presented the broad economic climate in Malaysia and the Government’s efforts to develop and restructure the industrial eco-system to meet the needs of the future with the adoption and application of digital and innovative technologies.  The Prime Minister encouraged MAJECA and JAMECA to be instrumental to open new frontiers for investments and economic collaborations and partnership between Malaysia and Japan.

Questions & Answers Session with the Prime Minister

 

The Prime Minister took time to visit the Resource Booths.

Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd

 

Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd

 

KDDI Malaysia Sdn Bhd

KDDI Malaysia Sdn Bhd

KDDI Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Nippon Platform Co. Ltd

Nippon Platform Co. Ltd

Public Bank Berhad

Invest Selangor

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd

 

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd

AmBank Group

Private Session with the Prime Minister

Closing remarks at Dinner

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA

Mr Kuniharu Nakamura, Vice-President of JAMECA

Exchange of souvenirs

Dinner Reception hosted by MAJECA. Entertained by Tan Sri Azman Hashim and University Malaya’s Big Band

 

Visit Level Up Inc and Orbit on 2 July 2019 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Venue:
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) @ Level up Inc & Orbit, Vertical Corporate Tower B, Avenue 10, The Vertical, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kg. Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MAJECA thanks MDEC for arranging the Post-Conference visit to Level Up Inc and Orbit on 2 July 2019.  45 Conference delegates participated in the visit which included MAJECA President, YBhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim as well as YBhg  Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Haji Ahmad (MAJECA EXCO Member) and YBhg Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay from Genting Group.

The programme was as follows:

  • Welcoming Remarks by Hew Wee Choong, Vice President, Investment & Industry Development, MDEC
  • Level Up Presentation: Title: Interactive Media. Presented by  Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Vice-President, MDEC Creative Content & Technologies
  • Sharing Session by Level Up members
  • Orbit Presentation by Title: Orbit – Fintech Hub by Mr Tang, MDEC
  • i2M presentation on “World’s Best Nearshore – GBS ISKANDAR” by Zulfiqar Zainuddin, Managing Director i2M
  • Sharing Session by Orbit members
  • Presentation by United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Level Up Inc @ Game Hub
Level 7, Vertical Corporate Tower B, Avenue 10,
The Vertical, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi,
Bangsar South, Kg. Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

 

  • An incubator for top small and medium game startups to collaborate, support and accelerate their businesses as part of the government support to make Malaysia the regional game hub.
  • Comprising 5,000 sqft space within one of KL’s largest 36,000 sqft co-working space ‘Komune’ at Vertical Corporate Tower in Bangsar South which started operations in September 2017.
  • Community Activities
    • Monthly game development hangout
    • Publisher pitching
    • Investment pitching
    • Project business matching
    • Workshop & training

ORBIT
Level 3, Vertical Corporate Tower B, Avenue 10,
The Vertical, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi,
Bangsar South, Kg. Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

  • 20k sqft co working space and a Fintech Hub aims to be a lightning rod to attract and catalyse the fintech ecosystem in Malaysia; in collaboration with Bank Negara and Securities Commissions.

 

List of tenants in ORBIT;
VISA, Merchantrade, Chaintope, MPAY, UNCDF

UNCDF Financial Innovation Hub launch
Accelerate innovation in digital financial services with new or improved solutions that empower the daily lives of low and moderate income people. The Hub runs on three pillars; incubating and accelerating innovation, creating a culture of innovation, and facilitating learning and sharing.

The Financial Innovation Lab – a platform created under the hub is currently running 2 challenges – B40 Persona Challenge & the Pacific-ASEAN Financial Innovation Challenge

Accelerators partnered and presence in ORBIT
SuperCharger
and Alpha Start-ups to get the right pool of start-ups for ideation and established redomicile and flourish in Malaysia.

Mr Hew Wee Choong, Vice President, Investment & Industry Development, MDEC welcoming delegates to Level Up Inc

Interactive Media by Mr Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Vice-President, MDEC Creative Content & Technologies

 

Three Level Up presenters shared their experiences

 

Co-working space at Level Up Inc.

 

Visit to Orbit

 

Orbit – Fintech Hub presentation by Mr Tang,
MDEC

World’s Best Nearshore – GBS ISKANDAR by Zulfiqar Zainuddin, Managing Director i2M

Junya Yoshizaki presented Chaintope’s Blockchain protocol development

Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd presentation – development of cross border, multi-currency payment solutions

 

1337 Ventures -technology accelerator and early stage venture capital focused on doing pre-seed and seed stage investments by Bikesh Lakhmichand, Founding Partner

Jaspreet Singh presenting the UN Capital Development Fund
– unlocking public and private finance for the poor

 

Tour of Obit

JAMECA Secretary-General, Mr Kazuto Sasaki, presenting a souvenir to Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, COO of MDEC

 

Picture Gallery

Sharp Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd showcased their LED touch-screen Interactive White Board for the registration of participants.

 

 

 

MAJECA meeting with Mr Katsuhiko Ushiba of Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN), Japan on 15 November 2018


Mr Katsuhiko Ushiba, Director, Business Platform Office for Asia, International Affairs Department, Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren), Japan visited Kuala Lumpur.  The purpose of his visit was to introduce Kankeiren’s new initiative called the “Business Platform for Asia” with the aim to stimulate business interchange, create business opportunities and to promote technical collaborations between the participating countries.

NCCIM hosted a dinner for Mr Ushiba to meet alumni members who had  attended the previous Kankeiren ASEAN Management Seminars.

(left to right) Ms Florence Khoo, Asst. Executive Secretary MAJECA, Ms Ng Su Fun, Executive Secretary MAJECA, Ms Syidah Harun, NCCIM, Mr Katsuhiko Ushiba, KANKEIREN, Dato’ Sri Syed Hussien Al Habshee, Secretary-General NCCIM and Ms Ooi Suan Kim, Executive Chairman, Builders Biomass Sdn Bhd at the dinner

 

43rd ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM) on 22nd to 24th November 2017 at Bangkok, Thailand

1.0 The 43rd ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM)  was held on 22nd to 24th November 2017 at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.  The theme for this meeting was “Deepening ASEAN-Japan Economic Partnership Through Promotion of Tourism and Related Industries”.

AJBM Malaysia was represented by YBhg Dato’ Che Mohd Annuar Che Mohd Senawi, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Idaman Unggul Berhad and EXCO Member and Treasurer MAJECA.  YBhg Dato’ moderated  Plenary Session 2: Healthcare and Other Potential Opportunities of Tourism Strategy as well as  Roundtable 2: Tourism + MICE + Other Industries and Rapporteur for the Wrap Up and Summary Session.

The other Panelist from Malaysia was Ms Premala Danapakiam, Senior Manager – Business Events of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB) at the  Roundtable 2: Tourism + MICE + Other Industries.

Steering Committee Meeting

(Seated, 2nd from right) Dato’ Che Mohd Annuar Che Mohd Senawi , Executive Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, Idaman Unggul Berhad and EXCO Member MAJECA
at the Pre-Meeting for Session Chairs & Panelists

2.0 AJBM Thai hosted a Welcome Dinner on 22nd November 2017 to welcome all the Speakers, Panelists and participants to the meeting.  Chairman of the 43rd AJBM, Dr. Thanong Bidaya delivered the Welcome Remarks at the dinner.

3.0 Dr. Thanong Bidaya, Chairman of the 43rd AJBM delivered the Opening Remarks and Message from Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister Thailand at the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM) on 23rd November 2017.

4.0 Dr. Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, Chairman of Keizai Doyukai delivered the Welcome Remarks at the Opening Ceremony.

5.0 Special Remarks by Mr. Shinya Katanozaka, Co-Chairman of the 43rd AJBM.

6.0 Speakers, Panelists and participants at the 43rd AJBM meeting.

 Speakers, Panelists and participants at the meeting

Participants at the meeting

7.0 H.E. Ms Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports delivered the Keynote Speech at the Plenary Session 1 on “Tourism as a Driver of Service Industry Promotion”.

8.0 Panelists for “Plenary Session 1: Tourism as a Driver of Service Industry Promotion” were from the following countries:-

Panelist 1 from Cambodia:   Mr Ho Vandy, General Secretary of Cambodia National Tourism Alliance (CNTA) and Advisor to  Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CC)

Panelist 2 from Indonesia:  Mr Iman H. Kusumo, CEO, P.T. Pangestu Buwana

Panelist 3 from Thailand:  Dr Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand

Panelist 4 from Philippines:  Associate Prof. Dr. Ramon A. Amampay, University of The Philippines,

Asian Institute of Tourism

Mr Shinya Katanozaka, 43rd AJBM Co-Chairman moderated the Plenary Session 1.

9.0 Panelists for “Plenary Session 2: Healthcare and Other Potential Opportunities of Tourism + Strategy” were:-

Panelist 1: Tourism + Healthcare from Singapore
Mr Royston Lek, Managing Director, Fullerton Health, Regional Healthcare Management

Panellist 2: Tourism + Healthcare from Thailand
Dr. Som-Arch Wongkhomthong, M.D., CEO Group 4, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, PLC

Panelist 3: Tourism + Food & Cuisine from Japan
Mr Akihiko Sugawara, President, Kesennuma Chamber of Commerce and

Industry/President, Otokoyama Honten, Co., Ltd.

Panelist 4: Tourism + Local Industry from Japan
Mr Kenzo Nitta, General Manager, Sales Department, NOUSAKU Corporation

(Tourism + Food & Cuisine)

Dato’ Che Mohd Anuar Che Mohd Senawi, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Idaman Unggul Berhad moderated the Plenary Session 2.

10.0  3 Roundtables were concurrently held:

10.1 Roundtable 1: Tourism + Healthcare Services

Panelist 1: Indonesia – Mr Irwan Sumarlin, Director, PT Sinar Mega Sakti Ltd

Panelist 2: Thailand – Dr. Wilairat Chaivipas, Senior World Business Intelligence Specialist: World

Business Group, Kasikorn Bank

Panelist 3: Thailand – Prof. Sinn Anuras, M.D., Advisor to The Private Hospital Associate Thailand

Mr Keiichiro Nishi, Managing Director, GLOBIS CORPORATION moderated this Roundtable 1 session.

 

10.2 Roundtable 2: Tourism + MICE + Other Industries

Panelist 1: MICE from Brunei – Mr Shazali Sulaiman, Partner, KPMG The Brunei Darussalamand

Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Panelist 2: MICE from Malaysia – Ms Premala Danapakiam, Senior Manager – Business Events of

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB)

Panelist 3: MICE from Thailand – Ms Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice  President – Business of Thailand

Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

Panelist 4: Local Food and Products from Japan-Mr Ryoichi Fujisaki, Vice President, Tourism

Development Marketing & Sales Planning, ANA Sales

Co, Ltd.

Dato Che Mohd Anuar Che Mohd Senawi, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Idaman Unggul Berhad moderated this Roundtable 2 session.

10.3 Roundtable 3:Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism Industry

Panelist 1:  Human Resource from Philippines
– Associate Prof. Dr. Ramon A. Alampay, University of the Philippines, Asian Institute of

Tourism

Panelist 2:  Cross Sectoral Collaboration and Human Resources from Japan
– Mr Akihiro Sugawara, President, Kesennuma Chamber of Commerce and Industry &

President, Otokoyama Honten, Co., Ltd.

Panelist 3:  Digitalization and Technology from Japan
– Mr Yoshikazu Tanaka, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Gree, Inc.

Panelist 4: Microfinance from Myanmar
– Mr Htay Aung, Former Minister of Hotel and Tourism

Attorney Carrie Bee C. Hao (PHILJEC) from Philippines moderated the Roundtable 3 session.

11.0 At the Wrap Up and Summary sessions, Moderators presented reports from the Breakout Sessions:-

Rapporteur 1: Tourism + Healthcare – Mr Keiichiro Nishi (Japan), Managing  Director, GLOBIS

CORPORATION

Rapporteur 2: Tourism + MICE, Other Industries – Dato’ Che Mohd Annuar Che Mohd Senawi

(Malaysia), Executive Chairman and Chief Executive

Officer, Idaman Unggul Berhad

Rapporteur 3: Challenges and Opportunities – Attorney Carrie Bee C. Hao (Phillippines)

Mr Keiichiro Hashimoto (Japan), Executive Vice Chairman and COO, SHIOYATOCHI CO., Ltd moderated at this session.

 

12.0 Dr. Thanong Bidaya, 43rd AJBM Chairman and Mr Shinya Katanozaka, 43rd Co-Chairman delivered the Closing Remarks at the Closing Ceremony.

13.0 The Thai AJBM National (Committee) hosted the Closing Dinner on the Wonderful Pearl Cruise.

Participants at the dinner cruise

14.0 A JETRO International Symposium on Service Industry was held on 24th  November 2017.  AJBM participants were invited to attend.

15.0  The AJBM Thai Committee organised site visitations to:-

  • – Bangkok Hospital (Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PLC)
    – Let Relax Onsen and Spa
    – Subway Station (Sanam Chai Station and Isaraphap Station)

16.0 The next 44th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM) will be held in Indonesia.

 

35th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference on 23 November 2017

1.0 The 35th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference cum 40th Anniversary Celebration of MAJECA and JAMECA was successfully convened on 23 November 2017 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The theme was “MAJECA and JAMECA – Beyond 40 Years and into the Next Decade”.

 

Backdrop of the 35th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

(right) Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA welcoming Mr Mikio Sasaki, President of JAMECA at the conference

 

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(left to right) Dato’ Md Taib Abdul Hamid and Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, both Vice-President of MAJECA arriving at the conference

(left to right) Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA, Mr Mikio Sasaki, President of JAMECA and H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia

(left to right) Dato’ Md Taib Abdul Hamid, Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Hamid Egoh, both Vice President of MAJECA and Mr Kazuo Ohmori, Vice President JAMECA

(center) Arrival of YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (Trade), Malaysia with (right) Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA and (left) Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Vice President of MAJECA

(left to right) Mr Mikio Sasaki, President of JAMECA, YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (Trade), Malaysia and (right) Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA

 

VIPs at the Opening Ceremony – (left to right) Mr Hidekazu Oshita, Secretary-General JAMECA, Mr Kazuo Ohmori, Vice President JAMECA, Mr Mikio Sasaki, President JAMECA, H.E. Dr Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of MITI (Trade), Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President MAJECA, Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Vice President MAJECA and Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Hamid Egoh, Vice President MAJECA

 

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA delivered the Opening Remarks at the 35th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference

 

Mr Mikio Sasaki, President of JAMECA delivered the Opening Remarks

 

Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Egoh, Vice President of MAJECA delivered the Congratulatory Message from YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia

 

H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia reading the Congratulatory Message from H.E. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

Participants at the conference

Participants at the conference

3.0 Malaysia hopes to achieve high income nation status and Vision 2020 by year 2020.  Beyond 2020, Malaysia is also looking into a National Transformation Plan 2020 to 2050 known as TN50.  Malaysia is also a vibrant part of ASEAN and the ASEAN Economic community.  The next step is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which includes Japan in the ASEAN+3+3 framework.

Japan is aiming for “Regional Revitalization” in order to overcome population decline and to revitalise the local economy in Japan.

The 35th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference discussed trends and opportunities  for the next decade whilst reviewing its achievements in the last 40 years.

4.0 Keynote Address by YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (Trade), Malaysia

YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (Trade), Malaysia delivered the Keynote Address and officiated the Opening of the 35th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference

The Honorary Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (Trade), Malaysia acknowledged that MAJECA had been pivotal in promoting closer economic relations between the private sectors of Malaysia and Japan, and greatly instrumental for the substantial flow of investments from Japan into Malaysia.  Malaysian Government is committed to build deeper economic ties with Japan through collaborations with JETRO-MIDA-MATRADE via seminars, roundtable meetings with SME Industries, business matching  programmes and business missions.  Projects implemented under the LEP 2.0 have yielded commendable outcomes across multiple sectors.

4.1 Special Address by H.E. Dr Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia – “Japan-Malaysia Partnerships for the Future”

 

H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia

H.E. Dr Miyagawa in his Special Address recognized that there were many opportunities  for Malaysia and Japan to collaborate.  This included the robust infrastructure development in Malaysia, Islamic Market Development, opportunities for collatorations and interactions between Japan and Malaysia in the digital economy, development of SMEs as supporting industries to the Japanese MNC, amongst others.

4.2

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Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Vice President of MAJECA gave a presentation on “MAJECA-JAMECA – Beyond 40 years and into the next decade” at the joint conference

4.3YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (Trade) and YBhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim launched the MAJECA 40th Anniversary Special Edition Book entitled “Enabling Economic Empowerment”.

(left to right) YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Tan Sri Azman Hashim and Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal at the launching of the MAJECA 40th Anniversary Special Edition Book

 

VIPs holding a copy of the newly launched MAJECA 40th Anniversary Special Edition Book

 

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Speakers at the Plenary Session 1 on “Japan-Malaysia Economic & Business Relations – 40 Years & Moving Forward”

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Mr Kazuo Ohmori, Vice President of JAMECA presented a paper on “For the New Frontier of JAPAN-MALAYSIA Economic Relationship”

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Mr Kenji Ohta, Vice Chairman of The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry Malaysia (JACTIM) on “Japanese Companies in Malaysia – A Reflection of the past 40 years”

 

Participants posing questions during the Q & A session

 

 

Speakers at the Plenary Session 2 on “Building a strong digital innovation ecosystem with technology changing the business norms”

 

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Mr Hew Wee Choong, Vice President, Investment & Industry Development, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) on “Championing Malaysia’s Digital Economy”

 

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Ms Elena Tan, General Manager, Commerce DotAsia Ventures Sdn Bhd shared about “Key factors and best practices to succeed in e-Commerce”

 

 

4.8

Mr Yuichi Ino, General Manager, Corporate Planning Office, GMOTECH Inc. presented the “History of Mobile Digital Marketing and its Potential in Malaysia, Japan and Asian countries”

 

4.9

Mr Yoshiharu Akahane, Senior Manager of NTT Data Corporation presented on the “NTT Data and the Blockchain Trade Consortium”

Speakers at the Plenary Session 3 on “Accessing the Global Market for Halal Goods and Services”

 

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Dato’ Seri Ibrahim bin Haji Ahmad, Executive Chairman of Brahim’s Holdings Berhad presented on the “Halal Certified Goods and Services fo the Muslim Market in Japan”

 

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Mr Laurence Chooi, Senior Vice President of Aladdin Group Sdn Bhd presented a paper on “e-Commerce – Selling Halal Products Online for the Global Market”

 

An overview of the market for Halal goods and services:

■ 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide (3 billion 2060).
■ HALAL market USD2.3 trillion (USD3.7 trillion 2019).
■ Increasing demands from non-Muslims countries.
■ HALAL  tourism spending – USD200 billion by 2020.
■ HALAL Cosmetics –USD73 billion by 2019.
■ HALAL Pharmaceuticals – USD370 billion by 2021.
■ HALAL – One of the fastest growing segment in e-commerce

 

 

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Mr Yushi Inoue, Deputy Managing Director of Kewpie Malaysia Sdn Bhd made a presentation on “Challenges for Halal Business”

 

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Mr Roslan Osman, Senior Manager of Nippon Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd presented on the “Global Logistics Service for the Halal Market”

 

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Mr Koji Takeda of Obihiro Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan presentation on “Obihiro, Hokkaido – Development of Halal Food with Kedah State SMEs through JICA Partnership Program”

 

 

5.0 YBhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim, in his closing speech, reiterated that there were many new areas of co-operation that can be explored and built upon between the members of MAJECA and JAMECA.  The digital era has enabled current businesses to have new channels and platforms to reach customers on a global scale.  Boldness was needed to embrace these changes.  The President welcomed mutually beneficial collaborations between Malaysian and Japanese businesses with new innovations and technology expertise in order to better compete in the global arena.  The Japanese companies were also encouraged to use Malaysia as their base.

The President also encouraged JAMECA to work alongside MAJECA to raise the profile of the Joint Conferences to be a key annual event for Industry leaders and players to meet and collaborate and to spur new business collaborations between our private sectors.

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA presented the Chairman’s Summary at the Closing Ceremony of the conference

Closing Remarks by Mr Mikio Sasaki, President of JAMECA

(left to right) Mr Hidekazu Oshita, Secretary-General JAMECA, Mr Kazuo Ohmori, Vice President JAMECA, Mr Mikio Sasaki, President JAMECA, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President MAJECA and Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Vice President MAJECA

 

6.0 MAJECA hosted a dinner for participants of the 35th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA delivered the Opening Speech at the dinner.  In his speech, Tan Sri Azman expressed MAJECA’s thanks and appreciation to Mr Mikio Sasaki, Co-Chairman and President of JAMECA, Mr Kazuo Ohmori, Vice President of JAMECA, Mr Hidekazu Oshita, Secretary-General of JAMECA, all distinguished Speakers from Japan and Malaysia, all sponsors for the Joint Conference, participants from Japan and Malaysia and MAJECA and JAMECA Secretariat staff who assisted to make the conference a success.

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA delivered the Opening Speech at the dinner

 

 

Speech by H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia

Closing Speech by Mr Kazuo Ohmori, Vice-President of JAMECA

 

(left) Tan Sri Azman Hashim presenting a souvenir to Mr Mikio Sasaki, President of JAMECA at the dinner

7.0 The 36th JAMECA-MAJECA Joint Conference will be held in Japan in 2018.