8:15 am

start time

5:15 pm

end time


The Global Business Forum aims to promote Malaysia globally. It also aims to encourage Malaysian Business to venture overseas and to succeed in the international markets. Following the post pandemic economic recovery, many countries have built back better and are opening their borders to international travels and international trade. Many Malaysian companies have ventured and succeeded overseas. More Malaysian companies especially the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) should also embark on international business by moving into new markets as well as seeking new opportunities overseas. The Forum will showcase Malaysia as a global player and international competitor. The globalisation of business in the new post pandemic era will present both challenges and opportunities.



8.45 am

Arrival & Registration of Participants and Morning Refreshments

9.30 am

Welcome Remarks

10.00 am

Session 1: The Global Business & Economic Outlook – How Will the Global Economy Perform in 2023?

How will the global and regional economy perform in 2023? What are the headwinds expected? Will rising inflation and interest rates continue to impact on global recovery? How will the global economic trends impact on Malaysia?

12.00 pm

Luncheon Programme

KEYNOTE ADDRESS by YAB Dato' Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia on Enhancing Malaysia’s Commodity Exports and Globalizing the Plantation Industry. Presentation of Global Business Icon Leadership Awards.

1.15 pm


2.15 pm

Session 2: The Global Business Challenge – Key Trends, Strategic Issues, New Opportunities

With most countries returning to post COVID normalcy, global business is growing again with an upsurge in international travel. The opening of borders present new opportunities for Malaysian businesses. Technology and innovation will also continue to be game changer and drive business transformation. How can Malaysia excel in technology? How to prepare for global business challenges? What is the role of leaders in changing mindset and developing talents to compete globally? How can Malaysia be more hospitable to foreign businesses? What are the new global business challenges?

3.30 pm

Session 3: Successes in Global Markets – Lessons and Strategies for Malaysian Business and SMEs

What are the success stories of Malaysian Companies in international market? What are the key lessons and strategies to adopt? How to avoid risks and failures? How to choose good foreign partners? What are the lessons from successful MNCs for Malaysian SMEs? What are the key success factors to go global?

4.45 pm

Closing Address

Meeting Malaysia’s Export Challenge by YM Raja Badrulnizam Raja Kamalzaman Senior Director of Strategic Planning Division, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

5.00 pm

Afternoon refreshments/End of Forum


Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

1, Jln Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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