SELANGOR: REGIONAL POWERHOUSE. Bringing Businesses and Governments together

As the most advanced state in Malaysia, contributing to nearly a quarter of our nation’s GDP, 20% of our population, 22% of our employment, and bringing in over RM191m worth of investments over the past 10 years, Selangor leads the way in realising Malaysia’s vision of becoming a fully developed nation.

As part of the journey in achieving the Smart State vision for 2025, the Selangor State Government through Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated (MBI Selangor) is creating a roadmap of regional cooperation and dissemination of information. Selangor: Regional Powerhouse – held on the 23rd of July 2019 in KL Hilton – will showcase the opportunities, potentials and promises for businesses in Selangor, and how Selangor has the ideal ecosystem and infrastructure to be the nucleus of the AEC vision.

Selangor: Regional Powerhouse will comprise a number of sessions:

The welcome address to 500 regional C-suite corporate and government dignitaries, given by the Menteri Besar of Selangor.

A high level plenary session, comprising policy makers and industry leaders to discuss investment opportunities in Selangor and how state government and industries can work together for mutual benefit.

Three further breakaway sessions by policy makers and industry leaders on how Selangor can become the hub for:

  1. Smart Cities For Sustainable Living
    Government and Business Leaders will give insights on their perspective of what makes a smart city; what has been done before, what needs to be done and how to accelerate Selangor towards its mission.
  2. Aviation and Aerospace
    Senior government officials and experts in aviation will share their perspective on how the Federal and Selangor State Government are setting the infrastructure and ecosystem for aerospace companies to thrive in Selangor, and in realising the state’s vision of becoming a hub for aerospace engineering and business/private aviation in Southeast Asia, as per the Selangor Aerospace Action Plan.
  3. Future Technology
    Policy makers as well as captains of foreign and Malaysian companies will discuss intrinsic details on how the public and private sectors can encourage the growth of future technology through the seamless integration of collective experiences, to make Selangor the central Future Technology station for ASEAN in the near future.

The event is expected to see prominent dignitaries and speakers, which among others include YAB Tuan Amiruddin Shari, Chief Minister of Selangor, Tan Sri Gnanalingam, Chairman of Westports Holdings Bhd, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsuddin, Chief Executive Officer of Sapura Energy, Jerry Raatikainen, CEO of Uros Ltd, Rostin Javadi, COO of the Zalora Group Malaysia, Stuart Milne, CEO of HSBC Malaysia, HE Karin Mossenlechner, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Malaysia, Datuk Mark Rozario, CEO of General Electric Malaysia, Dato Hasan Azhari, CEO Invest Selangor, Naguib Nor, Managing Director of Strand Aerospace, Prof Richard Jackman, Principal Investigator from London Centre of Nanotechnology and Randhill Singh, GM of Land Development, Malaysia Airports, Catherine Lian, Managing Director IBM Malaysia, Dr Zulkufli Zakaria, Economic Adviser to the Menteri Besar of Selangor, Dato’ Sivanathan Shanmugam, Nokia Regional Managing Director, Dr Fahmi Ngah, Managing Director SSDU Innovations Sdn Bhd, Mohamad Suhaimi Mohamad Tahir, Managing Director, SMARTSEL Sdn Bhd.

The event is organised in collaboration with the IBR Asia Group. For more information visit

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