Malaysia: Market Outlook & Business Blueprint

October 03, 2018sccs

Event Details

Part 1: Market Outlook and Election Outcome

The Malaysian spring has indeed been eventful; a historic win in the general election by the opposition alliance led by the country’s former leader, Mahathir Mohamad, ended the ruling parties 60 year old grip on power. The political turbulence can contribute to some short-term uncertainty but most indicators suggest that Malaysia will grow stronger and continue its progress towards a high-income country.

The Malaysian economy has shown remarkable strength throughout the last decade, growing by an average of 5% per year since 2008. The country has the third highest GDP / Capita in ASEAN, after Singapore and Brunei, with the difference that Malaysia holds a population of over 30 million, compared to 6 million and 400 thousand. By 2020, Malaysia aims to achieve the status of a high income country. 

Looking at the aggregated market characteristics and feedback from the Swedish companies present in the market, we conclude that the business opportunities are vast and the optimism for the future is big. Many argue that the general election, although it will create some short-term uncertainty, gives Malaysia the possibility to finally start to tackle some of the institutional problems that are holding back the country’s long-run prospects.

Going forward, we believe that the key success factors in the Malaysian market are having an unique value offering, good contact with partners and local presence. At this seminar, recent trends and business opportunities in Malaysia will be presented by the Swedish Ambassador in Malaysia, Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt and Kacper Pierzynowski from Business Sweden in Malaysia. 


Market Outlook

Date: 3 October 2018
Time: 8.30 – 9:30 AM, breakfast will be served from 8:15 AM
Venue: SEB, 50 Collyer Quay, #12-05, OUE Bayfront, 049321 Singapore 
Cost: S$25 for SwedCham Members, S$40 for non-members

Part 2: Business Blueprint Malaysia 

The SwedCham Entrepreneur Committee invites members of the Nordic organisations: DABS, FBC, NBAS and SwedCham to join the second knowledge sharing session in a series focusing on best practises for doing business in the Southeast Asian markets. This time focusing on Malaysia.
The Business Blueprint concept provides opportunity to participate in informal roundtable discussions addressing challenges and opportunities in the different Southeast Asian markets. The ambition is to identify key drivers of success for Nordic companies doing business in this region.
All participating members will receive a copy of the Business Blueprint for that particular market, and we sincerely hope that members will like to join what should prove to be a fun, insightful, and valuable meeting.

Business Blueprint

Date: October 3, 2018
Time: 10.00 – 11.30 AM
Venue: SEB, 50 Collyer Quay, #12-05, OUE Bayfront, 049321 Singapore
Cost: Free, but Only open for SwedCham, DABS, FBC and NBAS members, fika will be served


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