Abu Dhabi Crown Prince gives patronage to Focus International

1/28/2011 — New Straits Times
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will be the patron of Sunday’s Invest Malaysia 2011 Forum, organised by Focus International which will see over 200 business leaders from both Malaysia and the GCC countries gather to exchange investment ideas.
The event will be opened by the UAE Minister of Economy, H.E. Minister Sultan Al Mansoori and feature a keynote speech by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
On January 30, Najib will launch a report entitled “Invest Malaysia 2011″ at Emirates Palace in a move to court the oil-rich countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to invest in Malaysia.
A group of more than 100 high-level officials both from the Malaysian government and the private sector will hold talks through panel debates, speeches and further networking in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Najib.
The discussions will be to encourage GCC markets to look at Malaysia for investments, partnerships as well as joint ventures.
This is a platform for Malaysian government agencies and companies like the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, East Coast Economic Region, Iskandar Malaysia, KPJ Healthcare Bhd, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp, SME Corp, Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd, The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Tanjung Manis, Sarawak Energy Bhd. SCORE and others to make their pitch on opportunities available in the Malaysian economy.
After many years of maintaining strong relationships with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) royal families and captains of industry, Focus International has once more bridged countries and continents to explore business opportunities,” Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development chief executive officer Masood Al Awar said.
Focus International has worked to understand the investment climate in the Middle East for almost a decade, developing long lasting relationships and linking them to countries in Africa, Europe, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.