Thursday May 9, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT
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Four Seasons Hotel Austin 
98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701

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Malaysian Investment Development Authority 


Amirsham A Aziz

Amirsham Abdul Aziz

Chairman of Malaysian Investment Development Authority

Mr. Amirsham was appointed as the new Chairman of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) effective May 29, 2012. Amirsham holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and is a Certified Public Accountant. He had served as Chairman and held Directorships in various leading and private organizations. He served as President and CEO of Maybank, Malaysia’s largest financial services group for a period of 14 years from 1994 to 2008. Following his retirement from Maybank in June 2008, Mr. Amirsham was appointed a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department on March 18, 2008 in charge of the Economic Planning Unit and Department of Statistics (DOS). He held the position of Minister until April 9, 2009. Mr. Amirsham was also the former Chairman of the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC).


H.E. Othman Hashim
Malaysian Ambassador to US

Amb. Othman Hashim, presented his credentials on May 2, 2012 to President Obama. Born September 27, 1954,  Amb. Othman received his degree in economics from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is a career member of Malaysia’s Foreign Service. Amb. Othman began his diplomatic service on November 26, 1979. His career in the Foreign Service has led him to Romania, Switzerland, Palestine and China before being named ambassador to the Czech Republic in January 2002. In June 2005,  Amb. Othman became deputy secretary for general management services in the foreign ministry and he was also named the foreign ministry’s deputy secretary of general bilateral affairs. Prior to the United States, Amb. Othman served as Malaysia’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from January 2009 until March 2012.  Amb. Othman is married with three children.



Marc Mealy

Marc Mealy
Vice President, US – ASEAN Business Council

Marc P. Mealy is an international economist with over 15 years of professional experience in trade policy and government relations. He currently works as Vice President-Policy at the US ASEAN Business Council where he manages the US-Malaysia Business Council and US-Malaysia FTA Business Coalition. The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premier organization of American fortune 500 and medium size companies doing business in the 10 Southeast Asian nations that makes up the ASEAN region. Prior to joining the US-ASEAN Business Council, Mr. Mealy spent four years on Capitol Hill. Mr. Mealy holds a B.A. in Economics and Third World Studies from Oberlin College and an M.S. degree in Economics from the University of Florida.






The “ Malaysia-US Business Opportunities” on May 9th 2013 will focus on the current economic environment in Malaysia, specifically on business opportunities and the advantages of Malaysia as a strategic regional hub for operations in the region.

You will also have a great chance to connect with prominent companies and state / regional organizations through the one-on-one meeting session which is scheduled after the seminar at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin.

Why Attend
  • Learn the business and market opportunities for your business in Malaysia and the region.
  • Update yourself on the latest policies, incentives and facilities available for doing business in Malaysia.
  • Hold a dialogue with the seminar panelists on matters related to doing business in Malaysia and the region.
  • Seek opportunities to position your company and expand your business in the fast growing markets in the ASEAN and Asia-Pacific regions.
  • Seek potential business collaborations or alliances in Malaysia and/or the Asia Pacific region with the Malaysian companies accompanying the delegation.
  • Meet and network with Malaysian officials, business leaders as well as fellow US participants attending the seminar.



10:30 A.M.    Registration of Participants & Networking

11:00 A.M.    Opening Remarks by Chairman of Seminar

11:10 A.M.    Welcoming Remarks by Ms. Adriana Cruz , from Austin of Chamber of Commerce

11:15 A.M.   Address by H.E. Othman Hisham, Malaysian Ambassador to the US

11:25 A.M.   Keynote Address by Mr. Amirsham Abdul Aziz, Chairman of MIDA

11:55 A.M.    Address by Guest Speaker- Advanve Micro Devices, Inc (AMD)

12:15 P.M.    Question & Answer Session

1:00 P.M.     Luncheon hosted by Mr. Amirsham Abdul Aziz

2:00 P.M.     One-On One Business Meeting between seminar participants and Malaysian delegates

3:30 P.M.      End of program

Why Malaysia

  • The 10th Most Attractive Destination for FDI- Malaysia was listed as the world's 10th most attractive FDI destination by global management consultant A.T. Kearney in its recent FDI Confidence Index study, which collated data from more than 200 executives from 27 countries and 17 industry sectors. Malaysia was ranked 20th in 2010. The jump is a testimony of growing investors' confidence in the government's various initiatives to transform the economy into that of a high-income nation by 2020. (more)
  • The 12th in the Ease of Doing Business- Malaysia is the 12th most competitive economy in the world for doing business, according to the Ease of Doing Business Report 2013 released by the World Bank. This ranking places Malaysia 4th in Asia after Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. (More)

About MIDA (More)

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia.

MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. The wide range of services provided by MIDA include providing information on the opportunities for investments, as well as facilitating companies which are looking for joint venture partners.

MIDA also evaluates the following applications for projects in the manufacturing and its related services sectors:

  • Manufacturing licenses
  • Tax incentives
  • Expatriate posts
  • Duty exemptions on raw materials, components, machinery and equipment