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The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council, DFW is pleased to host a Briefing Session entitled "MALAYSIA FOR GROWTH AND EXPANSION INTO THE ASEAN REGION" 

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. The wide ranges of services provided by MIDA include providing information on the opportunities for investments, as well as facilitating companies which are looking for joint venture partners

Program for April 12 /13, 2016

·         9:00 am                Registration and networking

·         9:15 am                Welcome remarks by WAC/FWCC

·         9:20 am                Briefing by Shams Rusli

·         9:40 am                Video presentation

·         9:50 am                Q&A

·         10:15 am              End

Why you should attend?

·         Trade between the U.S. and ASEAN had increased 55 percent since 2008. The region is now the U.S.'s fourth-largest goods trade partner. U.S. companies are also the largest source of foreign investment in its member nation.

·         Malaysia maintained its 2nd position in ASEAN after Singapore and 8th in Asia Pacific ahead of other ASEAN, China and India, (World Economic Forum: Global Competitive Report)

Who should attend

  • Global Entrepreneur, C-Level Executives, Directors, Government Liaison officers, Business Development Professionals, Marketing professionals, Consultants, Economic Development Professionals, Business Advisors.

Unable to Attend

To schedule a meeting at your office for April 12 or April 13, 2016 with Mr. Shams Rusli please email your request to or call 713 979-5170


Malaysian Investment Development Authority

3050 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 630

Houston, TX 77056

Tel: 713 979 5170 (Main Line) / 1 877 391 8114 (Toll Free)

Fax: 713 979 5177



US-CHINA Business Leaders Summit

Growth and Enhancement

Friday, April 15, 2016

Intercontinental Hotel

15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, Texas 75001


Over 40 representatives from the Shanghai Top 100 Business Association, the Shanghai Rural/Small Business Association, the Shanghai/Sichuan Chamber of Commerce and a group of investors and entrepreneurs from the Guizhou Province will be in attendance.  Speakers and panelists include the Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas; the Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth; Ron Natinsky, Former Chairman of the Regional Transportation Council; Mike Skelton, Director, Richardson Economic Development Partnership and Bud Winstein, Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute & Professor of Business Economics at SMU Cox School of business.

Sponsored by the US China Chamber of Commerce Dallas

Prices and registration: click HERE 

Cybersecurity and Economic Espionage Threats In The Global Marketplace


Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Time)

• ​Jonathan ​Steenland, ​Chief ​Information ​Security ​Officer, ​Fujitsu ​Network ​Communications, ​Inc. 
• ​Mike ​Marshall, ​Chief ​Security ​Officer ​for ​British ​Telecom ​Americas 
• ​Ann ​Margaret ​Hinkle, ​Special ​Agent, ​FBI 
• ​Kevin ​Mellott-Founder ​and ​President ​of ​Erase ​Enterprises 
• ​Jeff ​Crilley, ​Founder ​of ​Real ​News ​Public ​Relations 
12720 Merit Drive
Texas 75251
United States

Sponsored by:  

Conference Contact:
David Royce
For prices and to register, click HERE
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