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Shaping the Future of Penang - Penang Future Forward Summit 2021

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The first panel of the Penang Future Forward Summit examined ways of improving business opportunities in Penang with experts examining the fundamentals.

What are the major challenges facing Penang in the new normal? What global and regional trends should Penang look out for? What are Penang’s Future growth drivers? What new investments should Penang’s enterprises be targeting? How would Penang view entrepreneurship in the new decade? What are the challenges and expectations? The panel will also discuss issues of innovation, social, technological, and green entrepreneurship.

• Tan Sri Andrew Sheng, Chairman, George Town Institute of Open & Advanced Studies, Wawasan Open University; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong
• Dato’ Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, Executive Director, Penang Institute
• Dato’ Seri Wong Siew Hai, President, Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA)
• Michel Van Crombrugge, Chairman, MICCI Penang
• Stephen Lai, Chief Executive Officer, Social Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development (SEED)

The session was moderated by Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff, Chairman of SME Development Bank Malaysia Berhad.
*Disclaimer: The views expressed are wholly those of the speaker.

Wawasan Open University
George Town Institute of Open and Advanced
Studies (GIOAS)

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