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AMERICAN MALAYSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Level 10, Bangunan Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Contact Person: Yvonne Miranda
Event Details
Event Details

AMCHAM in collaboration with PayPal will be hosting the Launch of PayPal's latest report on "Accelerating SME Digitalization in Malaysia" on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (registration starts at 2:00 pm onwards) at the AMCHAM Executive Office. Join us for the inaugural launch of the report and a panel discussion featuring Mr. Fabian Bigar, CEO, MyDIGITAL Corporation, Mr. Gopi Ganesalingam, Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development, MDEC, Ms. Raeesa Sya, Founder & CEO, Orkid Cosmetics (Halal Cosmetics) & Account Director, Elixus Agency and Mr. Steven Chan, International Head, Government Relations and Public Policy, APAC & LATAM. This session will be moderated by Siobhan Das, CEO, of AMCHAM.


The panel discussion is targeted at business executives, IT professionals, and government officials interested in SME digitalization in Malaysia, the challenges posed by it, and how the public and private sectors could work together to overcome them.


In particular, the discussion will focus on the following topics:

  • Overview of Malaysian SME's State of Digitalization
  • Overview of Malaysian SME's Adoption of Digital Payments
  • Key challenges Malaysian SMEs face
  • Key recommendations on accelerating SME Digitalization


Summary of Report

Malaysian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Malaysian economy, constituting around 97% of all business establishments in the country and employing nearly half of all workers in Malaysia in 2020.


However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid shift of economic activities to digital channels and e-commerce was a major challenge for many SMEs. This, coupled with the consequent lockdowns across Malaysia, led the Malaysian Government to place digital transformation at the forefront of policy efforts to sustain and develop the Malaysian SME sector, not least because Malaysian businesses also have been lagging behind their international counterparts in digital adoption.


PayPal has conducted a survey of 1,000 SME owners across Malaysia, to examine the digital readiness of Malaysian SMEs, analyse the progress of their digitalization, assess the impact that digitalization has had on their ability to sell cross-border, and identify solutions to address challenges as well as to capture new opportunities.


For more information, please contact us at events@amcham.com.my

Agenda
Agenda
  • 2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

    Opening remarks by Siobhan Das, CEO, AMCHAM

    Opening remarks by Siobhan Das, CEO, AMCHAM

    2:35 PM - 2:45 PM

    Presentation by Steven Xavier Chan, Senior Director and International Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Asia- Pacific and Latin American, Paypal

    Presentation by Steven Xavier Chan, Senior Director and International Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Asia- Pacific and Latin American, Paypal

    2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Panel Discussion

    Speakers:

    Moderator:
    Siobhan Das, CEO, AMCHAM

    Panelists:
    Fabian Bigar, CEO, MyDIGITAL
    Gopi Ganesalingam, Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development, MDEC
    Raeesa Sya, Founder & CEO, Orkid Cosmetics (Halal Cosmetics) & Account Director, Elixus Agency
    Steven Xavier Chan, International Head of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific & Latin America at Paypal Pte Ltd

    3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    FAQ Session with Audience

    FAQ Session with Audience

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Networking Session

    Networking Session

Speakers
Speakers
  • Fabian Bigar (CEO of MyDIGITAL Corporation)

    Fabian Bigar

    CEO of MyDIGITAL Corporation

  • Gopi Ganesalingam (Senior Vice-President of Ecosystem Development at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC))

    Gopi Ganesalingam

    Senior Vice-President of Ecosystem Development at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

  • Raeesa Sya (Founder & CEO of Orkid Cosmetics (Halal Cosmetics))

    Raeesa Sya

    Founder & CEO of Orkid Cosmetics (Halal Cosmetics)

  • Steven Xavier Chan (International Head of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific & Latin America at Paypal Pte Ltd)

    Steven Xavier Chan

    International Head of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific & Latin America at Paypal Pte Ltd

  • Siobhan Das (Chief Executive Officer at American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM))

    Siobhan Das

    Chief Executive Officer at American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)

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