Programme for UK Companies ONLY

Sunday 8th October
Arrival of all delegates
Monday 9th October @ The Vertical, Bangsar South
Room – Pinnacle 10
Itinerary below is for UK delegates ONLY
8.30am – 8.35am Welcome remarks by Deborah Clarke, Director of Trade & Investment, Department for International Trade - Malaysia
8.35am – 8.40am Keynote address by Dylan Thomas, Director of Technology and Smart Cities, Department for International Trade
8.40am - 8.55am Welcome briefing by Keith Grant and Shuba Karun - Technology Team Department for International Trade
• Brief delegates on programme and logistics, emergency contacts and pitching to Malaysian tech audience
8.55am - 9.00am Overview of Overseas Delivery Partner by Sridaran Sabapathy, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC)
9.00am – 9.30am Growth in Malaysia: Strategising for the Malaysia and Southeast Asia Market
John Brosnan, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, BAE Systems
Rishesingar Ramasamy, General Manager, Malaysian Engineering Centre
Matt Chandran, Chief Executive Officer, iGene Global
9.30am – 9.45am Malaysia Digital Economy: The Gateway to ASEAN by Hew Wee Choong, VP Investment and Industry Development, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Itinerary below is both for UK delegates & Malaysian companies
10.00am – 12.30pm Business Matching
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 5.00pm Business Matching
Reception is by invitation ONLY
5.30pm - 7.00pm VIP Networking Reception – Liam Maxwell, UK National Technology Adviser as Guest of Honour
Tuesday 10th October
Itinerary below is both for UK delegates & Malaysian companies
10.00am – 12.30pm Business Matching
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 5.00pm Business Matching
Itinerary below is for UK delegates ONLY
6.30pm Depart The Vertical by coach to Palace of the Sultan of Selangor
7.30pm Arrival of guests
8.00pm Arrival of The Right Hon. Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor
(Chief Minister of Selangor)
8.10pm Speech by The Hon. Dato’ Teng Chang Khim
Senior Executive Councillor Chairman of Investment, Industry & Commerce,
Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) and Transportation Standing Committee,
8:15pm Speech by H.E Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Malaysia
8.20pm Presentation by Liam Maxwell, UK’s National Technology Adviser
8:25pm Speech by The Right Hon. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali Dato’ Menteri
Besar Selangor (Chief Minister of Selangor)
8:35pm Networking dinner starts
10.00pm End
Wednesday 11th October
Depart from The Vertical Kuala Lumpur to Johor
Coach will depart from the VE Hotel at 6.30am heading to Capri Hotel (to pick up delegates who are staying at Capri)
Coach will depart from Capri Hotel at 6.45am
Suggested Airline AirAsia
Preferred time:  
9.50am Depart KLIA2
10: 45am Arrival Senai, Johor Bahru
There will be a coach to transfer the delegates from Johor Bahru airport to the Jen Hotel, Iskandar Puteri, Johor if delegates book the flight according to the preferred time. Coach will depart Johor Bahru Airport at 11.30am to Jen Hotel.
Otherwise delegates will need to travel independently to the Jen Hotel (30Mins drive)
11.30am – 12.30pm Site visit on the way to Jen Hotel
** There will be a commentator in the transfer coach to provide the background on Johor and Iskandar Puteri, with a drive through tour to selected site such as the Educity Hub, Medini City during the transfer from Senai Airport to Jen Hotel Puteri Harbour.
Introduction to Johor: The development in this region and the growth opportunities
12.30pm Lunch at Jen Hotel
(For UK companies ONLY)
1.45pm Registration of participants (For UK and Malaysian companies)
2.00pm Opening remarks YBhg. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, CEO IRDA
2.05pm UK offer and capabilities by Liam Maxwell, UK National Technology Adviser,
2.15pm Economic Development of Johor: The Pride of Malaysia by Economic Planning Unit
2.30pm Potential Areas for Collaboration based on Urban Challenges, Smart City Iskandar Malaysia by Maimunah Jaffar, Head, Planning & Compliance
2.45pm GBS ISKANDAR: Opportunities Amidst the Digital Wave by Zulfiqar Zainuddin, Managing Director, GBS ISKANDAR
3.00pm Intelligent Transportation Solutions (ITS) in Iskandar Malaysia - Challenges and Opportunities by Justina Chen, Future Cities Catapult
3.15pm Coffee break
3.30pm B2B Session with companies in Johor
Itinerary below is for UK companies ONLY
5.30pm Networking Drinks Sponsored by Vistra
7.30pm End of Programme
Option 1
Delegates who are planning to fly back on the same day. Take taxi from Jen Hotel to Johor Bahru airport and there is a flight at 10.40pm
Option 2
Delegates can choose to stay in Johor and fly out the following day.