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Rescheduled from August 8


AmCham is honored to host Mr Yap Wei Sin, Malaysia's Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau, who will provide a briefing on his country's economic and trade prospects.


Malaysia received a record 21.7 billion ringgit (US$5.3 billion) of foreign direct investment in the first quarter of this year, almost double the amount from a year earlier, as a slew of positive economic indicators shone through the gloom of US-China trade tensions to highlight the continued growth and opportunity the country and wider region offer. Tourist arrivals hit a two-year high, the current account surplus jumped 51 percent from the previous quarter, and GDP rose 4.5 percent. On top of all this, Malaysia will take over as host of APEC next year, with a focus on delivering more inclusive and sustainable growth, driving the digital economy and greater regional economic integration.


But even with this positive backdrop, the Malaysian stock market is still negative year to date as investors take a wait and see approach on whether the new government can implement structural reforms and turn around the economy.


As for Hong Kong: the city's importance as a financial and commercial hub not just for China but for the entire region is well-illustrated by Malaysia. Hong Kong accounted for almost a fifth of last year's net FDI flows, and remained the biggest source of funds from Asia as investors focused on the country's services sector. At year's end, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong were the top sources for FDI position.


First 15-20 minutes is for networking

Sandwiches and beverages included


Hosted by the Trade & Investment Committee

Speakers

  • Wei Sin Yap (Consul General of Malaysia in Hong Kong and Macau)

    Wei Sin Yap

    Consul General of Malaysia in Hong Kong and Macau

    Mr Yap Wei Sin arrived in Hong Kong on March 21, 2019, to take up his assignment as Consul General of Malaysia to Hong Kong and Macau.

    The career diplomat joined the Malaysian Foreign Service in 2005. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was a political officer in the Americas Division and the Middle East & North Africa Division, as well as a director at the ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat. His foreign assignments have included stints as the First Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Manila and Counselor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Kuwait. Prior to his posting to Hong Kong, he served as the special officer to the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary-General.

    The Consul General holds an MScEcon in International Politics from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Hull, UK.

    Yap is married to Mrs Azlin Ariffin Shah and they are blessed with two children.

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Tickets

Non-member
Standard Price HKD 480
Member
Member Price HKD 300
AmCham Complimentary Event Voucher
Standard Price Free

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  • Registrations for events held outside the AmCham HK office are non-cancellable and non-refundable. No-shows will be charged.
  • In the event of Typhoon Signal 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled

Venue

The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road
Central, Hong Kong

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