Asian outsourcing businesses look to Australia for growth


KUALA LUMPUR: Outsourcing Malaysia (OM) is leading a business delegation to Australia to promote partnerships between Malaysian and Australian services and solutions providers.

Partnership and collaboration through a “smart partnership model” between corporations of both countries will help Malaysian service providers to be globally competitive and to reach out to wider markets, said OM.

OM is a chapter of the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom).

The business delegation will also serve as a platform for both Malaysian and Australian service providers to formulate strategies to achieve mutual benefits and collectively target markets beyond the two countries.

With support from the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), the delegation will cover two seminars, with one scheduled in Sydney on Aug 3 and the other in Melbourne on Aug 5.

MDeC is caretaker of the MSC Malaysia initiative to leapfrog the nation in information and communications technology.

OM chairman David Wong said the seminars will provide opportunities for Malaysian and Australian service and solutions providers to explore ways of working together to achieve a common goal.

“It’s the smart partnership model in action; this tapping into each other’s strengths and expertise to get more business. It will help Malaysian service providers to achieve their goal to become the global hub for high-value services,” he said.

Wong also cited Australia’s strong economy as another reason for the business mission.

“We must look beyond the country if we want to expand and go global, and Australia is a logical choice because both countries have strong diplomatic ties.

“And over the years, numerous agreements such as Asean-ANZFTA (Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Agreement) and government-to-government trade agreements that facilitate trade between Malaysia and Australia,” he said.

The programme for the seminars will also feature roundtable discussions and business-to-business meetings to enable both countries’ participants to raise and address each other’s concerns.

The business mission is endorsed by MDeC, the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation and the Australian Information Industry Association. — Bernama

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