On 20 October 2022, the Penang Economic Summit 2022 was held at Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Penang. Penang Institute, in collaboration with Enterprise Asia, organised this conference with strategic support from InvestPenang and Digital Penang. As Penang is highly connected with the world, this conference discusses the critical global political and economic headwinds, which may have positive and negative impacts on various economic sectors in Penang and its region.
Five panel discussions represented by academics, policymakers and industry leaders shared their insights on the challenges faced by the world due to global headwinds; how the global supply chain is shaping the future of manufacturing in Penang; growth avenues in tourism, healthcare and logistics in the advent of technology; how the pandemic has laid a fundamental growth for a digital future; and last but not least, the strategies for talent retention and attraction in tackling the great resignation and brain drain post-pandemic.
Dato’ Dr Ooi Kee Beng, Executive Director of Penang Institute, moderated a high-level and notable panel with the participation of the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Chow Kon Yeow; Professor Danny Quah, Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics and Dean, LKYSPP – one of the Top 100 Most Influential Academics in Government in the world, and Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi, Economist, Member Board of Trustees Yayasan Rahimah bt Yusof. This session discussed the opportunities and challenges of the global economic outlook post-pandemic, with geopolitical events, deglobalisation and techno-nationalism needing to be addressed for future economic growth.
Other speakers of the event include Dr. Allinnettes Adigue, Head of the ASEAN Regional Hub, Global Reporting Initiative; Dato’ Loo Lee Lian, CEO of Invest Penang; AK Chong, Managing Director of Intel Malaysia; Dato’ Shidah Ahmad, Vice President & General Manager of Keysight Technologies Malaysia; Soon Kuek, General Manager and Senior Director of Lam Manufacturing Malaysia; Ooi Lay Pheng, CEO of Berjayapak; Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, Advisor to Enterprise Asia; Former Chairman of Tourism Malaysia; Philip Whittaker, Group CEO of Sim Leisure Group; Dr. David Khoo, Executive Chairman of iHeal Medical Center; Chan Kee Siak, CEO and Founder of Exabytes Group; Tony Yeoh, CEO of Digital Penang; Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations Officer (Technology) of Celcom Axiata Berhad; Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon, Special Investment Advisor to Chief Minister of Penang and Distinguished Adjunct Researcher of Penang Institute; Moorthy Murugaiah, Senior Director Global People Services of Micron Memory Malaysia; Amar Chhajer, Country Head of UST Malaysia; Vic Sithasanan, Managing Director of JobStreet Malaysia.
The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2022 Regional Edition Gala Dinner
Penang Institute’s organising committee was invited to attend the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2022 Regional Edition Gala Dinner held after the Penang Economic Summit 2022 on 20 October 2022. The awards honoured business leaders and enterprises across Asia who managed to excel despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The Awards were classified into four categories: Master Entrepreneur, Inspirational Brand, Fast Enterprise and Corporate Excellence. They were presented by His Excellency Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak, The Head of State of Penang.
We extend our gratitude to members of the press who covered the event. Links below are the articles published by the media.
PR Newswire Asia: Spreading the Post-Pandemic Reset with the Penang Economic Summit 2022
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