Third Party Event

27 Jul 2017

With a smartphone in almost every pocket, it is time more businesses joined the digital race or else risk being left behind.  

The new digital trends such as cloud computing, mobile web services, smart grids, and social media, are radically changing the business landscape, reshaping the nature of work, the boundaries of enterprises and the responsibilities of business leaders.

These trends spur innovation in business models, business networking and the transfer of knowledge and access to international markets. And it holds huge potential for entrepreneurs and SMEs.

As in other countries, trade is also being increasingly conducted in digital form in Malaysia. Data is the lifeblood of the 21st century enterprise across all sectors, including retail, media, manufacturing, finance, logistics and healthcare.

The conference will involve the participation of civil society players (industry, social dialogue partners, academics) with direct, hands-on experience and will therefore:

  • make a contribution to fostering dialogue between industry and policy makers;
  • explore how Malaysia can maximise the interconnected nature of Malaysia’s digital infrastructure in order to truly capitalise and supercharge its digital economy both now and in the future.

It will encourage debates centering on the following topics:

  • The digital economy at the heart of the country’s competitiveness: the role of public policies as a tool for fostering economic growth and new business models;
  • Creation of digital free zone (DFZ) in Malaysia – challenges and opportunities;
  • Boosting e-skills, facilitating job conversion and rethinking labour;
  • Succeeding the world of e-commerce – best practices and key success factors;
  • Looking ahead: new prospects for innovation.

Please click here for the event website.