German businesses to gain further insights into investment opportunities in Malaysia

German businesses can look forward to gain further insights into investment opportunities in Malaysia at two seminars to be held on October 13 and 15 in Munich and Dusseldorf.

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed will be leading a trade and investment mission comprising Malaysian corporate leaders and government officials to Germany from 12 to 16 October. The Minister will be giving a keynote address at both seminars.

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Director in Frankfurt, S. Siva expects bilateral business ties to be further enhanced following the visit.

Datuk Helmut Baur, Consul General of Malaysia is scheduled to open the seminar in Munich while Peter Driesen, Chief Executive of the Munich and Upper Bavaria Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), will give the welcome remarks.

Birgit Bauer-Groitl Managing Director of Deutsche Technoplast GmbH, which has a plant in Malacca making precision plastic parts for the electronics industry, is the guest speaker at the Munich seminar.

Meanwhile Timo Prekop, President and Managing Director of the German Asia Pacific Business Association (OAV) will open the Dusseldorf seminar while Gerhard Eschenbaum, Deputy Managing Director and Head of International Business Division of the Dusseldorf CCI will give his welcome address.

Muhlbauer AG Head of the Corporate Development and Managing Director of Muhlbauer Technologies Malaysia, Christian Wachtmeister, will be the guest speaker at the seminar. The German company has a base in Malacca, manufacturing machinery and equipment for the semiconductor industry, smart cards and identification documents, among others.

Business meetings have also been arranged for potential German businesses to meet members of the Malaysian delegation at both seminars. The seminars are supported by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), CCI in Bavaria and Dusseldorf, OAV, Deutsche Bank and the German Malaysian Association in Bonn.

MIDA Frankfurt is also scheduled to receive a number of high-level delegations from Malaysia targeting to attract German investments in specific industries including electronics and electrical, textile and building materials and food. MIDA's frontier technology division is also making a follow-up visit to meet with a Belgian additive producer.

Source: MIDA and NST Business Times 6 Sept 2014

Posted on : 06 September 2014
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