The FMM CEO Luncheon Talk 2020, officiated by YB Sr Tan Kok Yew, Kedah State Exco for Industry, Investment and housing held at Park Avenue Hotel, Sg Petani was attended by over 80 participants among industry players and key government agencies.
This featured event aimed at updating the stake holders on the Malaysian Economic Outlook 2020. A corporate briefing was delivered by our keynote speaker Prof Madya Dr Irwan Shah Zainal Abidin, Associate Professor of Economics and Deputy Director, Economic and Financial Policy Insitute (ECoFI), Universiti Utara Malaysia
A panel discussion on How Manufacturing companies cope with the Current Economic Challenges was moderated by Encik Tahiruddin Hamdan, Chairman of FMM Kedah/Perlis (Director of Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd) with Dato Peter Halm, Vice President & CFO Infineon Technologies Kulim Sdn Bhd and Mr Zafir Annuar bin Ghazali, Senior General Manager of Invest Kedah Berhad as a panel members.
In his welcome address, Encik Tahiruddin Hamdan called for industries impacted by COVID-19 outbreak to take precautionary steps to ensure that there would not be any shortage of goods for production. Local manufacturing companies who are depending on importation of intermediate goods from China might need to find other alternative sources, i.e. from other Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, India or even ASEAN countries.
YB Tan Kok Yew highlighted in his special keynote address on the state government mega economic projects that include:
• Kedah Aerotropolis or KXP
• Sidam Logistics, Aerospace and Manufacturing Hub,
• Widening the connectivity and road network specifically to reach the existing industrial parks and the high impact projects,
• And development of Northern Corridor Highway Phase 1A