Past Events

13 March’14 – Briefing by the Hon. Chief Minister of Penang on “Penang’s Promise of an International & Intelligent City”

13 March 2014 (Thursday), 13.30 hrs – 17.30 hrs, E & O Hotel, Penang


Dear business community in Penang/Northern Region and other interested parties,

The Malaysian Dutch Business Council is honoured to inform and invite you for our special event: Briefing by the Hon. Chief Minister of Penang on “Penang’s Promise of an International & Intelligent City”. The talk and panel discussion will be followed by networking.

Thursday 13th March 2014 from 13.30hrs – 17.30hrs
Venue: E&O Hotel Penang

Besides the keynote address of the Hon. Chief Minister, the Forum will include speakers of Penang Institute and investPenang, EU Ambassador HE Luc Vandebon and corporate speakers from the Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC), the Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce (MGCC) and the American Chamber (Amcham).

During the interactive panel discussion it is the intention that State and industry brainstorm together how Penang’s Promise could and should materialise.  Therefore, and as per the interest of the State Government, we would like to invite many representatives of the business community to attend.


13.30hrs   :   Arrival of guests

13.45hrs   :   Arrival of the Hon. Chief Minister

14.00hrs  :   Welcome and Introduction

14.10hrs   :   “Penang’s Promise of an International & Intelligent City” by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Hon. Chief Minister of Penang

14.30hrs   :   Forum moderated by MDBC Penang Chapter representative Mr. John Benoist, with:
                        Ambassador H.E. Luc Vandebon, Head of the European Union Delegation to
                        Dr. Lim Kim-Hwa, Fellow, Penang Institute
                        Ms Loo Lee Lian, General Manager investPenang
                        Representatives of MDBC, MGCC and AMCH

15.30hrs   :   Q&A and Panel Discussion with Chief Minister and Forum-speakers

16.30hrs   :   Closing by YB Zairil Khir Johari, CEO, Penang Institute

16.40hrs   :   Networking with refreshments & fingerfood

17.30hrs   :   End of program

Guests are invited to submit issues and questions to MDBC by 10 March 2014 so that appropriate responses may be delivered during the  panel discussion.

We are very excited that the strong presence and growth of the MDBC Penang Chapter has also been recognised by the Penang State Government, and for the Hon. Chief Minister to commit to deliver his talk to MDBC members and many invited guests, which will include several Penang Exco members, all related State agencies and trade/industry organisations and corporate representations in Penang.  So please make a date with us on Thursday 13 March!  We look forward to your RSVP.


To register, please reply with the below registration form not later than Friday, 7 March 2014 to MDBC Secretariat by email at  or by fax to 03-2141 8335.
All registered guests will receive our re-confirmation latest by Wednesday, 12 March 2014, please contact us if you do not receive this confirmation.

This event is free of charge for MDBC members (one complimentary registration per company).
Registration fee is at RM80 nett per person (inclusive of coffee/tea/fingerfood at the networking).
Registration commits to payment; late cancellations (after 10 March) and no-shows are chargeable at RM80 nett per person.
Cheques payable to Malaysian Dutch Business Council.  If applicable, bank details will be send to you upon registration.
Registration can only be confirmed on receipt of your payment.

Kindly complete this reply slip and return to us by fax (03-21418335) or e-mail ( latest by Friday, 7 March 2014.

I have taken note of the above stipulations and I/we would like to join the MDBC Penang event on Thursday, 13 March 2014.

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