MIDA i-Incentives Portal Features 126 Federal Government Incentives
MIDA successfully organised the i-Incentive Seminar at MIDA headquarters on 2 October 2019. The event was held to encourage more participants to embark on technology adoption by familiarising themselves with technology-related incentives that are available in the i-Incentive portal. This portal, launched last year, aims to simplify the interactions among the relevant incentives provider towards better management of information.
Briefing and Sharing Session on Financing Opportunities
Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of MIDA visited the career fair at MITI Day. The event, organised by MIDA, featured 20 companies and three organisations with over 4,000 job vacancies offered.
MIDA at MITI Day 2019, held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 19 October 2019
On 29 October 2019, YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry, launched the establishment of the Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles & Apparels (FMFTA) in MIDA headquarters, themed ‘Fashion and Technology Shaping the Future’. The launching was attended by over 200 participants, including industry experts, designers as well as representatives of associations. The event included a talk on ‘Fashion-Tech Shaping the Future’, followed by a Fashion-Tech Showcase. Dato' Sri Tan Thian Poh has been elected as the Chairman of FMFTA Pro-tem Committee.
Briefing and Sharing Session on Financing Opportunities
MIDA in collaboration with local financial institutions organised a Briefing and Sharing Session on Financing Opportunities to facilitate companies, particularly SMEs to gain greater access to financing that will help them scale up their businesses and enhance their productivity. The session was attended by over 140 participants representing related agencies and companies from the manufacturing and services sectors including advisory firms.
MIDA Invest Series: Unfolding Selangor’s Business Potential
MIDA organised its ninth briefing of MIDA Invest Series: Unfolding States’ Business Potential at its headquarters on 7 August 2019.
Innovation Pitch and Business Matching 2019 - Companies to Intensify Innovation through Strategic Collaborations in R&D Activities to Remain Competitive and Sustainable
Themed ‘Innovation for the Future of Malaysia’, MIDA in collaboration with the Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) organised the Innovation Pitch and Business Matching (IPBM) 2019 event at MIDA Sentral on 5 August 2019. The event was a platform for technologists, scientists and researchers from universities to promote their inventions, innovations and research outputs to potential investors and industry players.
Seminar on Investment Opportunities in the e-Commerce Fulfilment Industry 2019
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) organised the “Investment Opportunities in the e-Commerce Fulfilment Industry Seminar 2019” on 10 July 2019 in MITI.
Penang, Among Top Investment Destinations in Malaysia: Approved Investments in the Manufacturing Sector Reached RM137.9 billion, 1980 - March 2019
MIDA organised the Penang Domestic Investment Seminar on 16 July 2019 in Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang to update the industry players, especially in the Northern Region on the latest policies and facilities available. The Seminar was officiated by Mr. Zabidi Mahbar, Deputy Chief Executive Officer II of MIDA.
The Conference on Tourism Potential in Sabah and Sarawak
The Conference on Tourism Potential in Sabah and Sarawak organised by MIDA was held on 18 June 2019 at its headquarters. The event was attended by over 80 participants, who were mainly members of the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO), Malaysian Association of Amusement Theme park and Family Attractions (MAATFA),as well as hoteliers, tourist attraction operators, business chambers. This inaugural event was a collaborative effort between MIDA and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah (KePKAS), Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak (MTACYS), Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Malaysian Association Hotel Owners (MAHO) and Malaysian Association of Amusment Themepark & Family Attractions (MAATFA).
Domestic Investment Seminar in Sarawak : Industry Players to Take Full Advantage of Government's Facilities and Incentives
MIDA organised the Sarawak Domestic Investment Seminar 2019 on 26 June 2019 in collaboration with the Ministry for Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak (MIED) as a platform to update the industry players especially in East Malaysia region on the latest policies and facilities by the government. YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak who graced the seminar said that the state has been conducting many outreach programmes, especially towards building the capabilities of the local industry players which consists mainly small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Malaysia offers new strategic locations for foreign and domestic investors along the ECRL corridor
Malaysia's earliest railway system was established during the British colonial era when the Federated Malay States Railway and the Malaysian Railway Administration operated in 1885. The first railway line connected Taiping to Port Weld (Kuala Sepetang) to transport tin cargo from the mines in the vicinity of Taiping, Larut and Matang.
Smart Manufacturing takes Centre Stage at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019
On 7 May 2019, Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), officiated the opening of SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019, an annual gathering of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain at MITEC. Held for the second year in Kuala Lumpur, and fifth time in Malaysia, the showcase with the theme 'Fostering a Resilient and Growing Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain in South East Asia' brings together industry experts from around the world for critical insights into the semiconductor ecosystem, new business opportunities and collaboration.
Dato' Abdul Majid Bin Ahmad Khan, New Chairman of MIDA
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dato' Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, the President of Malaysia-China Friendship Association who is also the Honorary Chairman of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce, as the new Chairman of MIDA, effective 22 April 2019.
MIDA Collaborates with Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) to Boost Localisation Activities in the Automotive Industry
On 2 April 2019, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) organised the Localisation Programme for Automotive Industry 2019, themed "Local2Global" at MIDA headquarters. The event received an encouraging response from the automotive industry players and attended by over 100 participants ranging from MAA members, including the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and local vendors. The event aimed to increase localisation activities and benefit all stakeholders as well as to encourage more investments in the industry.