Past Events

26 Sep’17 – Malaysia Economic Monitor : The Quest for Productivity Growth

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Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government together with World Bank Group is proud to host a conference entitled “Malaysia Economic Monitor : The Quest for Productivity Growth” which is scheduled as follow:

        Date        : 26 Sept 2017 (Tuesday)
        Time       : 7:30pm – 10:00pm (Registration starts at 7:00pm)
        Venue     : Conference Hall 1, Penang Institute, No. 10, Jalan Brown, George Town, Penang

Economic growth in Malaysia has been resilient in recent years showing a well-diversified economy and solid macroeconomic fundamentals. The Malaysian government is putting emphasis on moving into a higher value added growth model to become a high income economy. Yet, there will be emerging structural constraints as capital accumulation faces headwinds. The 15th MEM focuses on the need to increase total factor productivity and labor productivity through skills, innovation, infrastructure and efficiency, to increase productivity growth in Malaysia.

Panelists :

Dr Ulrich Zachau, Director of Regional Partnerships World Bank

Assoc Prof Dr Teo Wing Leong, Head of School of Economics, University of Nottingham Malaysia

En Rauzah Zainal Abidin, Director, Productivity Development, Malaysian Productivity Corporation

Dato’ Heng Huck Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Globetronics Technology Bhd. (will be representing the local business community)

Please register your interest here. Please feel free to circulate this invitation to your family and friends.