Event report

Séminaire De Réflexion 2022

An annual event focused on providing an update on economic, politic, and financial stakes for French companies in Malaysia,

After a one year hiatus, CCIFM organized the 2 day annual French speaking event, Séminaire De Réflexion on the 7th to 8th of April 2022 at Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

This annual event is organised with the support of the French Embassy and CCE Malaisie ( Les conseillers du Commerce extérieur de la France). It focuses on providing an update on economic, politic, and financial stakes for French companies in Malaysia, as well as information on the investment opportunities and support given by local authorities to foreign investor.

The state in focus this year was Selangor and we were honoured to have the active presence of Invest Selangor, especially YB Dato' Teng Chang Khim, Dato' Hasan Azhari, CEO of Invest Selangor and the testimonial from two French companies in Selangor given by Ivan Tay Senior Manager, Marketing at  Saint Gobain Group  and Eric Vavasauer, Managing Director at Petzl

The event was attended by key decision makers and senior executives from French companies based in Malaysia along with the presence of the French Ambassador, H.E Roland Galharague.

We had speakers from diverse backgrounds sharing their expertise and knowledge with participants. Topics that were spoken about and discussed during the event are:

  • COVID-19: Perspectives and Evolution of Security and Health Constraint by Dr. Mohd Khairi bin Abd Latif, Chief Medical Advisor, International SOS
  • Shaping 2025: Uncovering Malaysia and Malaysians by Kiranjit Singh, Regional Head of Strategy 3, Ipsos
  • Update on the Malaysian Economic and the respective roles of the public and private sector by Prof. Dr. Edmund Terence Gomez
  • An overview of the political landscape of Malaysia and the challenge at hand prior to General Election 15 by Eddin Khoo from PUSAKA 
  • Update on recent developments in corporate governance and taxation by Tamas Adorjan, Associate Director, Senthuran Elalingam, Executive Director, Indirect Tax and Wong Yu Sann, Tax Director from Deloitte
  • Introduction to TalentCorp and its initiatives for CCIFM members and updates on the evolution of mobility and immigration by Thomas Mathew, Group Chief Executive OfficerNazrul Aziz, Vice President, Graduate, Diaspora and Industry Partnership from TalentCorp and Sabihah Ahmad, Vice President, MYXpats Centre. 
  • Labour market trends and salaries of Malaysian talent by Elisabeth Laubel, Human Resource Consultant, CCIFM and Thomas Le Goff, Managing Director, HR20 Asia.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners and sponsors for the event Invest Selangor, MIDA and Intermovers for their continuous support 

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