services sector and increased business opportunities bet w een European and Malaysian companies especially in view of the ongoing FTA negotiations. This is a positive area of growth as YBhg Datuk Rebecca Sta Maria highlighted in her keynote address; Malaysia recorded a record FDI performance in 2011 with a figure of RM32.9 billion, as well as a GDP growth of 5.1% overall. A full day event, in conjunction with EU project partners the EU Delegation, MGCC and FMM, strategic partners AIF and sup porting organisations, MIDA and Matrade, the Trade & Investment Forum 2012 featured panelists from top companies such as Logica Malaysia, KMPG, BNP Paribas and EUMCCI Europa 2012 winners DiGi Telecommunications.
H.E. Mr Vincent Piket, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria and Mr. David Jones
those currently in business or considering business in Malaysia. The ten key recommendations in the book are: • Ensure policy consistency and provide clear direction in development of policies • Develop IPR protection and enforcement
logistics, construction and building materials, ICT, air transport, oil and gas, financial services and education. These committees function as platforms for the EU and Malaysian companies to interact and to engage with the authorities in highlighting issues and recommendations and in organising informative events. EUMCCI’s prime focus remains on the services sector through the ‘Enhancing
“EUMCCI’s prime focus remains on the services sector through the ‘Enhancing Business Dialogue and Cooperation in the Services Sector’ project” • Review the equity conditions • Develop a competitive taxation and tax incentive climate • Develop human capital • Improve security level in Malaysia • Liberalization of services • Enhance transparency and minimize the level of corruption • Create a more conducive environment for innovation and creativity • Foster awareness of climate change and incentivize and speed up implementation of green technology
Business Dialogue and Cooperation in the Services Sector’ project, co-financed by the European Commission and the EUMCCI Trade and Investment Forum is part of this project. EUMCCI expects this project to translate into the enhanced competitiveness of Malaysia as a destination for FDIs in the
The Plenary speaker was Mr. Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum, who gave an overview of the joint achievements between the EU and Malaysia in the EU Services Sector and presented a scenario for future of the trade and investment relations in in the services sector in the Asean Economic Community (AEC). A series of panel discussions through the day, touched on topics such as the services sector, financial intelligence for global trade, digital lifestyle initiatives and of course, trade and investment. All panels were supported by discussion leaders from government stakeholders.
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EUMCCI has established committees and working groups in many sectors such as
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Coverage of the EUMCCI Quarterly Financial Panel Discussion and a main feature from IFBIM.