National E&E Forum 2022: Integrating sustainability in business and innovations


THE Malaysia National E&E Forum returns for its 2022 edition tomorrow, Dec 6.

It will be held in a hybrid format - physically at MIDA Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and virtually over Zoom - from 8.30am to 1pm (GMT+8).

The theme for this year is ‘Powering Semiconductor Growth During These Challenging Times’ and will feature an esteemed line-up of panelists.

They will touch on the success of the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry in Malaysia, whose exports for the first nine months of the year (Jan to Sept 2022) was up 35% from a year ago. Meanwhile, investments in 2021 were a record RM148bil.

However, the industry is facing headwinds - with slowing global demand, rising costs and geo-political developments with the CHIPS Act and the Russia-Ukraine conflict posing challenges.

Indeed, sustainability from economic, environmental and social standpoints is something that not only affects the E&E sector, but also the world as a whole.

So how do people integrate sustainability in business and innovations? How does one address areas of concern such as climate change, developing green practices and reducing carbon emissions in the E&E industry? Join the forum to find out.

The keynote speaker for this year is STMicroelectronics Asia-Pacific executive vice-president for Asia public affairs and Singapore managing director Bertrand Stoltz.

Panelists who will speak on the CHIPS Act and US Restrictions are Semiconductor Industry Association vice president for global policy Jimmy Goodrich, managing director and head of Taiwan research Credit Suisse and Asia semiconductors Randy Abraham, as well as Deloitte Consulting (SEA) Sdn Bhd executive director for consulting Jan Thomas Nicholas.

For the segment on ‘sustainability’ in the E&E industry, panelists include Western Digital senior vice president for global flash backend operations K.L. Bock, Ernst and Young climate change and sustainability services partner Arina Kok, SEMI sustainability programmes vice president Dr Mousumi Bhat and Dell Technologies Delivery Centre of Excellence, global sales learning and development senior advisor K.B. Chan.

MIDA deputy chief executive officer S. Sivasuriyamoorthy will present the opening speech. The event is free for both in-person and virtual attendees. However, in-person seats are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

All professionals in the semiconductor industry as well as members of the public are welcome to join.

For more information or to register, log on to forum.msia.org.my.

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