By NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / Graphic By ANIS SHAMSUL
MENTRI Besar Selangor Inc (MBI Selangor) will be organising the ‘Selangor: Regional Powerhouse’ forum on July 23 to showcase the opportunities, potentials and promises in the state.
The state-owned investment vehicle said the event would also highlight how Selangor has the ideal ecosystem and infrastructure to be the nucleus of the Asean Economic Community vision.
A high-level plenary session for policymakers and industry leaders would be held to discuss investment opportunities and ways for state government and industries can collaborate, it said in a statement recently.
MBI Selangor added that there will also be three breakaway sessions by policymakers and industry leaders on how Selangor can become the hub for smart cities, aviation and aerospace, as well as future technology.
Under the Smart Cities For Sustainable Living session, government and business leaders will give insights on their perspective of what makes a smart city, what has been done before, what needs to be done and how to accelerate Selangor towards its mission.
As for aviation and aerospace session, senior government officials and experts in aviation will share their perspectives including on how the Federal and Selangor state government are setting the infrastructure and ecosystem for aerospace companies to thrive in Selangor.
MBI Selangor said the participants would also be exposed to the state’s vision of becoming a hub for aerospace engineering and business aviation in South-East Asia, as stipulated in the Selangor Aerospace Action Plan.
In addition, policymakers, as well as captains of international and Malaysian companies, will discuss intrinsic details on how the public and private sectors can encourage the growth of future technology through the seamless integration of collective experiences.
The speakers include Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari, Invest Selangor Bhd CEO Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris, Westports Holdings Bhd chairman Tan Sri G Ganalingam and Netherlands ambassador to Malaysia Karin Mossenlechner.
Selangor contributes to nearly a quarter of the nation’s gross development value, 20% of the population, 22% of employment, and collecting over RM191 million worth of investments over the past 10 years, making it the most advanced state in the nation.