Introduction

Africa is a land of opportunities that is dominated by very limited countries in the world and it will be one of the world’s fastest growing economy in the next quarter century. Malaysians are generally missing in action in this vast continent of 1.2 billion people.

Malaysian Export Academy will be organizing the Africa Business Information Day on 6 February 2024 at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur which will feature speakers and representatives from various African countries and Malaysians who are doing business in Africa. There will also be display of information desks by a number of African countries.

Join us in this exciting event and explore the business opportunities in the African continent.

You will learn

Topics Covered

Tentative Program

06

FEB

2024

06 FEBRUARY 2024

8.30 am

Registration of Participant

9.00 am

Welcome Address by Prof. Dr. Abdul Kabur Ibrahim, Chairman of Malaysia Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI)

9.10 am

Introduction to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) by Her Excellency Mrs. Florence Buerki Akonor, High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana

9.45 am

Exploring Export Opportunities in Africa by Mr. Muhd Hairi Zainal Abidin, Manager, Export Promotion & Market Access Division (MATRADE)

10.30 am

Tea Break and Visit to Information Desks

10.45 am

Challenges and Opportunities in Doing Business in Africa by Prof. Dr. Abdul Kabur Ibrahim, President of Malaysia Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI)

11.30 am

The Role of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by
Mr. Alexander Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Anderson Business Consulting Sdn. Bhd.

12.00 pm

The African Business Cultural Perspective by Ms. Elizabeth Pambuka, Managing Director of Thandinvest

12.30 pm

Go Export Financing Programme for Malaysian Companies Venturing into Africa by Mr. Azrin Azizuddin, Head, Business Development Unit of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank)

1.00 pm

Lunch Break and Visit to Information Desks

2.00 pm

Panelists:

1) H.E. Herman P. Diamonds, High Commissioner of the High Commission of the Republic of Namibia
2) H.E. David Malcomson, High Commissioner of the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa
3) Her Excellency Constance Chemwayi, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe
4) Representative from the High Commission of the Kingdom of Eswatini

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Abdul Kabur Ibrahim, Chairman of Malaysia African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI)

3.00 pm

Business Opportunities in Kenya and other East African countries by
Mr. Godfrey Mutinda Peter, Chief Executive Officer of Richfield Capital, Kenya

3.30 pm

Doing Business in Libya and Its Impact on Other Northern African Countries by Mr. Zaki Alghadi, Honorary Secretary of Libyan Malaysian Joint Business Chamber (LMBC)

4.00 pm

Special Talks on Selected African Countries.

Moderated by Dr. Sevaran Kaur, Vice President of Malaysian Exporters Association (MEXPA)

5.00 pm

Tea Break and End of Seminar

Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators

Speaker

H. E. Florence Buerki Akonor

High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana

Speaker

Manager, Export Promotion & Market Access Division MATRADE

Speaker/Moderator

Chairman of Malaysia Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI)

Speaker

Chief Executive Officer of Anderson Business Consulting Sdn. Bhd.

Speaker

Elizabeth Pambuka

Managing Director of Thandinvest

Speaker

Naser Jan

Head, SME & Commercial of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank)

Speaker

Chief Executive Officer of Richfield Capital, Kenya

Speaker

Honorary Secretary of the Libyan Malaysian Joint Business Chamber (LBMC)

Panelist

H.E. Herman P. Diamonds

High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia

Panelist

H.E. David Malcomson

High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa

Panelist

H.E. Constance Chemwayi

Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Panelist

Phesheya Norman Mmeleli Mncina, Charge d' Affaires a.i.

High Commission of the Kingdom of Eswatini

Panelist

Kasujja Moses Kalule

Minister Counsellor of the High Commission of the Republic of Uganda

Panelist

Hon. Khairul Nizar Ismail

Honorary Consul of The Republic of Liberia

Panelist

Olowoyeye Olawande Adeniyi

Vice Chairman of Malaysia Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI) (Representing Nigeria)

Panelist

Sandra Raoull

Founder and Manager of Cabinet Mad'Osteo in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Moderator

Vice President of Malaysian Exporters Association (MEXPA)

Organizer

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