1/19/2011 — New Straits Times
Emirates Palace Hotel is the iconic landmark of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This unique property blends regal Arabian splendour with the latest technology to create a magical and memorable experience.
On January 30, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak 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.
The report targets the movers and shakers of the GCC market. It will incorporate the most renowned personalities of the country and will give a face to Malaysia through the voice of its key leaders and entrepreneurs.
Produced in cooperation with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida), the report hopes to help the country mobilise international investments by targeting key investors and partners from the most important foreign markets.
The first of its kind targeting the six GCC countries, Invest Malaysia is produced by Focus International, a media company head quartered in the UAE.
At the launch, a group comprising more than 100 high-level officials both from the Malaysian government and the private sector companies will hold discussions through panel debates, speeches and further networking in Abu Dhabi.
The discussions will centre on encouraging GCC markets to look at Malaysia for investments, partnerships as well as joint ventures.
It will be a platform for Malaysia and its agencies and companies such as Mida, Khazanah National Bhd, East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), Iskandar Investment Bhd, KPJ Healthcare Bhd, Malaysian External Trade Development Corp, SME Corp Bhd, Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd and others to present the various opportunities available in the domestic economy.
The event will have speeches and panel debates featuring some of the top speakers from Malaysia and the GCC business community.
Attendees will have an opportunity to network with their counterparts, to ensure that different types of investmentis not only encouraged but also facilitated, Focus International said in a statement.
It is a great opportunity for the Middle East to understand the opportunities in Malaysia for foreign investment, partnerships, and joint ventures, Focus International director for Middle East Kamran Saddique said in the statement.
“Focus International’s staff has worked almost a decade in the Middle East understanding the investment climate, developing long lasting relationships with captains of industry and linking them to countries in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and South East Asia.
“Our vision is to bridge the gap between countries and continents. At the moment, we have expanded operations into South East Asia and soon you will see Focus International in fast growing economies in Central and South America and Africa,” Saddique added.