Malaysian government recognizes that digital adoption is, at its heart, about economic development. As such, the current Malaysian government is greatly committed to accelerate the country’s digital economy to new heights by announcing several initiatives that include making Malaysia a global test bed for emerging technologies and innovation as well as developing Malaysian tech talents.
Driving economic growth in the new economy and digital era and investing in Malaysians are two of the key highlights in Malaysian government’s budget and top agenda this year.
The country’s Finance Minister has recently announced various initiatives and incentives for the development of ‘digital applications, digital company and digital Malaysians’ that include grants and tax deductions to incentivise businesses to automate and digitalize their business. Additionally, the Malaysian government aims to level up the human capital in Malaysia by creating better employment opportunities for youth and women, reducing our over-dependence on low skilled foreign workers and increasing the minimum wage rates effective 2020.
Amidst the current national developments, growing Middle-East geopolitical tensions, US-China Trade Deal fiasco and constantly evolving technologies, how should CFOs, who also act as their company’s strategic business partner and catalyst successfully adapt to the changes, mitigate risks and challenges in 2020?
Also, with the cost of doing business likely to rise in Malaysia, what are the strategies to ensure corporate growth in 2020 and onward? How can CFOs in Malaysia tap into the current government’s initiatives and incentives to successfully drive the company’s digital transformation? How can CFOs reimagine finance functions and their organizations to survive and thrive in today’s fast-paced and digitally driven landscape?
Set to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 22 April 2020, the FutureCFO Conference will address many of the latest macroeconomic and policy updates in Malaysia. The by invitation only conference will also cover cutting-edge technologies that CFOs need to keep abreast and practical strategies in creating value and driving successful finance transformation in Malaysia.
This event will gather over 120 senior finance professionals from multiple industries in Malaysia for a day of insightful presentations, real business case studies, best practices and incisive panel discussions to answer some of the most pertinent questions and challenges facing the finance function in the country this year.
We look forward to having you at this exciting event!
The FutureCFO Conference aims to give CFOs, who also act as their company’s strategic business partner and catalyst, insights on ensuring corporate growth and successfully mitigating risks and challenges amidst the current economic and political uncertainties in their countries. The conference will also address strategies and best practices on how CFOs can reimagine finance functions and their organizations to survive and thrive in today’s fast-paced and digitally driven landscape.
This by-invitation only one-day event will gather over 120 senior finance leaders from multiple industries and offers the best opportunity to hear from the industry’s leading professionals, contribute questions from the floor, engage in incisive panel discussions that discuss real-life business cases, updates and strategies to meet the most pertinent challenges facing the finance function in 2020.
In view of the worsening Middle-East geopolitical tensions, US-China trade deal as well as weaker private investments and export growth in Q3 2019, the World Bank predicts Malaysia’s GDP growth to be at 4.5% in 2020. On top of this outlook, recent events and new policies in the Malaysia may affect businesses in Malaysia.
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