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The 19th Malaysia Strategic Outlook 2017

Malaysia at 60: Forging Ahead

This Strategic Outlook conference is held at the beginning of each year to access the key trends, strategic challenges and critical issues facing the nation in 2017, politically and economically.


ASLI Conference Description

Malaysia will celebrate its 60th Anniversary of independence on 31st August 2017. The country has come a long way since independence 60 years ago. What have we achieved? What are our success strategies? What will the future hold for Malaysia as it marches forward towards its centenary? What are the strategic challenges to be overcome? At the same time, the world is going through unprecedented changes and uncertainty with the surprise election of President-elect Donald Trump, President Duterte and the Brexit outcome in Britain. Likewise, there is a feeling of uncertainty in Malaysia lately, both in the economic and political front. The global economic headwinds, particularly the slowdown in China and the global economy created an uncertain economic outlook although domestically the Malaysian economy remains robust with a 5% GDP growth though cost of living and cost of doing business have gone up. Recent acts of terrorism in Europe and other parts of the world also created a sense of uncertainty. Politically, there are also some uncertainties. The 14th General Election is expected to be held in 2017 and will be a hard fought election. Politics in Malaysia has not been the same anymore. How will these challenges and trends impact on the business environment?

The Annual Malaysia Strategic Outlook Conference, in its 19th edition is held at the beginning of each year to assess the key trends, strategic challenges and critical issues facing the nation in the coming year. The Conference will evaluate the key economic outlook for the nation and enable participants to feel the pulse of the economy and to take stock of current developments and trends that will have an impact on the business environment and investment climate. It is a highly acclaimed and well attended Conference focusing on key questions to ask. What does 2017 portend for Malaysia? Will the economy remain resilient and will growth be sustainable? How will the global and regional economic scenario impact on Malaysian business? What are the key political trends going forward? What are the big issues that will dominate the headlines in 2017? What is the future direction of the Malaysian nation? What can business expect in 2017?

The Annual Malaysia Strategic Outlook Conference will address the key issues at stake and provide answers and amplifications to your questions, better understand the factors and drivers that will shape the future of Malaysia and Malaysian business.

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Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


  • Dato' Seri Mah Siew Keong
    • Minister of Plantation Industries & Commodities
      • Malaysia

        Wolfgang Hruschka †

        170112 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur