Malaysia-Singapore business forum

  • Business
  • Friday, 03 Nov 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: The London Business School Alumni Club Malaysia (LBS Alumni) will organise a regional conference themed Malaysia-Singapore Businesses, Expanding in Asia: New Challenges and Opportunities on Nov 27. 

President Datuk Mohamed Saufi Abdullah said the conference was aimed at, among other things, enhancing the relationship between opinion and business leaders in both countries as well as offering business leaders an insight to current global management issues. 

Datuk Mohamed Saufi Abdullah (right) and Stuart Dean at the briefing.

“This is a good time for such a conference as relations between both countries are good,” he said at a pre-event press conference yesterday.  

He said the countries and their citizens had a lot in common. “We share the same sentiment and a work culture that is second to none,” he said. 

Saufi also said this was the first time the alumni was organising a regional-level conference. 

“However, it will not be held annually as we will think of other events to organise,” he said.  

The conference, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, will be jointly officiated by the deputy prime ministers of both countries.  

Official sponsors and partners include Star Publications (M) Bhd, General Electric International (GE), DBS Bank Ltd and OCBC Bank (M) Bhd.  

Separately, DBS Bank Ltd, Labuan branch, managing director Kevin Wong said the bank’s operations in Malaysia was doing well.  

“Our assets in the country are worth around US$1bil and we want to have a good mix of products and services, going forward,” he told StarBiz

GE South-East Asia president Stuart Dean was also positive on the company's prospects in the region, citing China as one of the main drivers for regional economic performance.  

“We have been growing at 20% annually in revenue,” he added. 

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