Event Details

Join us on February 15, 2017 from 11:45a.m.- 2:00p.m. for an exclusive insight on the Economic Outlook 2017 featuring Sin Beng Ong, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Asia - Economic & Policy Research of J.P. Morgan and our panel of industry experts. Mr Ong will be providing an overview of the Malaysian economy followed by a snapshot of the global economic outlook in 2017.

Key areas that will be discussed:
  • What can business expect in 2017?
  • How will the Malaysian economy perform in 2017?
  • Global trends and emerging markets

This session will also evaluate the Malaysian economic outlook and enable corporate leaders and key decision makers to review the key watch-list to better prepare for their strategic planning.

We would like to encourage you to register today due to limited seats. Corporate tables are also available for those who are interested to have representatives from various department to attend the session.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms Nadeeka Sarah at nadeeka@amcham.com.my


11 AM - 11:45 AM
Registration & Arrival of Guests
11:45 AM - 11:55 AM
Opening Remarks
11:55 AM - 12:40 PM
12:40 PM - 12:50 PM
Welcome Remarks
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM
Presentation on Malaysian Outlook
1:05 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Closing Remarks


  • Freda Liu (Producer / Presenter at BFM)

    Freda Liu

    Producer / Presenter at BFM

    Freda Liu is a Producer/Presenter for the Enterprise show which airs on BFM (www.bfm.my), Mondays to Fridays.  It caters to SMEs and managers covering the tools for organizations to build their business.  Having conducted over 5000 interviews, some prominent names include Martin Cooper (inventor of the mobile phone), Stephen Covey, Nick Vijucic, Jack Welch and Julian Assange.

    She has been with BFM since its inception in 2009.  She was previously working at Edelman PR and IBM in the Communications Department.  Her other interests include moderating/emceeing corporate events, writing and she has authored two books called "PR Yourself" and @Shake & Spear Your Business: The Romeo & Juliet Way,” and doing voiceovers. 

    Freda is a member of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs Malaysia (NAWEM) and the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers. She also trains and talks about PR for SMEs, the Power of the Voice and women empowerment. She was also a part-time TV and radio news presenter for RTM. She enjoys running and trail walking. Find out more at www.fredaliu.com

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  • Sin Beng Ong (Executive Director, Emerging Markets Asia, Economics & Policy Research of J.P. Morgan)

    Sin Beng Ong

    Executive Director, Emerging Markets Asia, Economics & Policy Research of J.P. Morgan

    Sin Beng joined J.P. Morgan in October 2003. He is the Chief Economist for ASEAN and also covers regional macro themes for Emerging Asia. He has also worked as a rates strategist and sovereign strategist within Emerging Asia for J.P. Morgan. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he worked in Hong Kong with the Boston Consulting Group. Sin Beng holds a BA and MBA from Cornell University

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  • Ramzi Toubassy (CEO of AmMetLife Insurance)

    Ramzi Toubassy

    CEO of AmMetLife Insurance

    Ramzi Toubassy was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for AmMetLife Insurance Berhad on 19 September 2014.

    Toubassy previously served as Head of Face-to-Face Distribution for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for MetLife. 

    Prior to joining MetLife, he was with AIA, where over a period of eight years, he held several key management roles including Deputy Chief Agency Officer for Southeast Asia based in Hong Kong, Chief Distribution Officer in Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam. 

    In addition to serving as AmMetLife CEO, Ramzi is also a member of the Management Committee of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM).

    Having started his career in 1996, Toubassy has accumulated over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations.

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  • Dato' Wong Siew Hai (MAEI Chairman at AMCHAM)

    Dato' Wong Siew Hai

    MAEI Chairman at AMCHAM

    Dato’ Siew Hai (SH) Wong has had 29 years of working experience in the electronics industry. He retired from Intel after 27 years of service. His last position with Intel was Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG) and General Manager of Assembly and Test Manufacturing (ATM), responsible for all assembly test factories worldwide. He also served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Dell’s Asia Pacific Customer Center for approximately 2 years.

    Currently, he is involved in the electronics industry as the Chairman of MAEI and as a Governor of AMCHAM. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and a council member of the National Information Technology Council (NITC) since 2010. In June 2012, he was appointed to PEMUDAH, a special task force to address public-private delivery services. 
    As for his contributions to education, he sits on the Faculty Industrial Panel of the Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University and is a member of the Advisory Peer Group for the School of Science and Technology of Wawasan Open University, Malaysia. He is a member of the Penang Science Council and is leading the Nurturing Pillar. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn from 2001 to 2006

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