Malaysia spends $6.2bn on Software, Services and Hardware each year (IDC), and that number is expected to grow to $8.1bn over the next 2 years. With a population of over 28 million (Economist),and the use of English in business, Malaysia is a country that Irish companies find to be very accessible and we feel that more Irish companies should be looking to Malaysia as a market in itself- and as a base for regional marketing activities.
Even with these opportunites, it can be intimidating for Irish companies to start out in the Malaysian market. Which is why the Malaysian Irish Business Network (MIBN), in cooperation with us Enterprise Ireland are leading a business delegation of key Malaysian buyers and decision makers to Ireland on June 6th to 11th.
The mission will cover a range of sectors including ICT, Software, Telecoms, Medical devices, Cleantech and Education. There are interesting participants joining the delegation and Enterprise Ireland will be involved in arranging individual schedules for the visitors during the week in Ireland to allow them to meet with Irish companies and explore opportunies.
More details on the people you could meet are below; If you’re interested get in touch via your EI Development Advisor.
Ron Anderson, Director, Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd
Serba Dinamik is a Malaysian company involved in the Oil & Gas Services sector, with a focus on Gas Turbines. The company is moving into other Greentech products and Ron is interested in meeting Irish companies that wish to explore the market opportunities in Malaysia. http://www.e-serbadk.com/
Datin Etty Zainab Ibrahim - CEO Amanita
Amanita is the Malaysian agent for Trulife, an Irish Orthopaedics, Breastcare, Prosthetics and Pressurecare manufacturer. Datin Etty is interested to meet Healthcare companies with products that would fit her current distribution channels (Hospitals and Community health clinics). http://www.amanita.com.my/
Mr Mark Timms – CEO, Televas
Televas is a Systems Integration company based in Kuala Lumpur. It is a subsidiary of FSBN, a major IT company in Malaysia. Televas specialises in Telecommunications and IT products for the corporate world. Mark is interested in meeting Irish ICT companies. http://www.televas.com.my/index.php
Mr SIM Quee Lai – SQL Associates.
SQL Associates is a consulting company founded by Mr Lee. He worked for many years with MAVCAP, the Malaysian Government Venture Capital company which has invested in many of the successful Malaysian ICT start-ups in recent years. Mr Lee is interested to meet with Irish ICT companies that wish to explore opportunities in the Malaysian market and particularly those that are seeking funds and partners for commercialisation. http://www.sql-associates.com/
Mr Zainal Abidin Laja – General Manager Pharmaserv Alliances Sdn Bhd
PharmaServ is a subsidiary of the KPJ Group which owns 22 hospitals in Malaysia (and currently opening two new hospitals every year). PharmaServ is the buying operation for the hospitals and they also act as an importer/distributor in the local general market. Mr Zainal’s interest in visiting Ireland is to meet Irish companies exporting medical devices, tests, assays and disposables. http://www.kpjhealth.com.my/pharmaserv-alliances.php
Dr Mubbashir Iftikha – Chief Information Officer, KPJ Healthcare Group
The KPJ Group owns 22 hospitals in Malaysia (and currently opening two new hospitals every year). Dr Mubbashir is in charge of purchasing the IT and systems both for the management of the Hospitals and also for the day-to-day operations of the chain. He is interested to meet companies producing ICT systems and equipment for Hospitals and clinics www.kpjhealth.com.my