With an attractive business climate and a strategic location in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is an important trade partner to Sweden, the manufacturing industry and automotive sector being the traditional main drivers. Investments in digitalization, logistics and sustainable development are expected to create more opportunities.
Malaysia has historically been an attractive manufacturing hub and has, since the launch of Industry4WRD in 2018, invested in technology and innovation to transform the industry towards high value-add. This, in combination with a growing middle-class, fuels a rapid digitalization and initiatives within smart transportation, logistics and 5G Connectivity. The healthcare expenditures are expected to almost double in the coming years, and the strive to become carbon neutral by 2050 forces a sustainability shift.
In this Market Outlook, Ambassador Dr Joachim Bergström and Trade Commissioner Emma Broms will give us an overview of the current situation in Malaysia and discuss what opportunities and challenges are emerging for Swedish businesses in 2022.
8.15 - 8.30 Registration and light breakfast
9.30 - 10.00 Q & A.