Industry Update on the Rail Projects in Malaysia and Opportunities for Multinationals

Dato’ Sri Azmi Abdul Aziz, President & Group Chief Executive Officer, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Dato' Mohd Nur Ismal bin Mohamed Kamal, Chief Executive Officer, MYHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd, and Moderator Datuk Zainal Amanshah, Chief Executive Officer, InvestKL Corporation

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : October 26, 2017

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

2017-10-26 11:45:00 2017-10-26 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore Industry Update on the Rail Projects in Malaysia and Opportunities for Multinationals Hosted by the Supply Chain, Transportation & Logistics, Property, and Travel & Leisure Committees The rail projects in Malaysia sets the tone for an economic spin-off effect and positive social impact for the country, while it stimulates investments, spur commercial activities, create jobs, facilitate quality education and boost tourism. As Malaysia experiences healthy levels of economic growth with its Gross National Income up by 51.8 per cent and 2.26 million new jobs created, its economic strength is on a positive growth which leads to international confidence and recognition among Multinationals. There are significant investments being made that are gaining repute to the country to be the “rail project capital of the world”. Major rail projects by 2026 with an estimated investment of RM130 billion for upcoming projects include MRT 2, MRT 3, LRT3, High Speed Rail connecting Singapore-Malaysia and the recently launched East Coast Rail link (ECRL) connecting the East Coast Economic Region states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan to one another and to Peninsular Malaysia's west coast and Central Region. Kuala Lumpur, as Malaysia’s capital city, epitomizes the quality and connectivity of the transportation infrastructure, with its well-connected suburban roads/highways, rail and air transport network which connect intra-city and intercity to regional and international cities. Multinationals are attracted to set up their regional operations due to its world-class infrastructures and the highly diversified economy. The city has evolved to become a dynamic hub for domestic, regional and international businesses. The panel session will focus on updates and roadmap of the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail projects. It will also highlight how multinationals could play a role and the opportunities to partner with local players. Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore

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Hosted by the Supply Chain, Transportation & Logistics, Property, and Travel & Leisure Committees

The rail projects in Malaysia sets the tone for an economic spin-off effect and positive social impact for the country, while it stimulates investments, spur commercial activities, create jobs, facilitate quality education and boost tourism.

As Malaysia experiences healthy levels of economic growth with its Gross National Income up by 51.8 per cent and 2.26 million new jobs created, its economic strength is on a positive growth which leads to international confidence and recognition among Multinationals.

There are significant investments being made that are gaining repute to the country to be the “rail project capital of the world”.
   Major rail projects by 2026 with an estimated investment of RM130 billion for upcoming projects include MRT 2, MRT 3, LRT3, High Speed Rail connecting Singapore-Malaysia and the recently launched East Coast Rail link (ECRL) connecting the East Coast Economic Region states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan to one another and to Peninsular Malaysia's west coast and Central Region.

Kuala Lumpur, as Malaysia’s capital city, epitomizes the quality and connectivity of the transportation infrastructure, with its well-connected suburban roads/highways, rail and air transport network which connect intra-city and intercity to regional and international cities.
  Multinationals are attracted to set up their regional operations due to its world-class infrastructures and the highly diversified economy.  The city has evolved to become a dynamic hub for domestic, regional and international businesses.

The panel session will focus on updates and roadmap of the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail projects. It will also highlight how multinationals could play a role and the opportunities to partner with local players.

About the Panelists

Dato’ Sri Azmi Abdul Aziz
President & Group Chief Executive Officer
Prasarana Malaysia Berhad

Dato' Sri Azmi Abdul Aziz comes into Prasarana Group as Group Managing Director on January 1, 2015 after serving as Chief Development Officer at the Land Public Transport Commission or Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (S.P.A.D.) for more than 3 and a half years.

Dato' Sri Azmi Abdul Aziz brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors in the public transport industry and has immense and outstanding intellect in public transport with his contribution to the public transportation sector that encompasses policies and operations of public transport systems and services.

He was among the pioneers at PUTRA LRT and served as Chief Operating Officer of KLRT Consultancy and Engineering Services (which is now under the purview of Prasarana Integrated Management & Engineering Services Sdn. Bhd. (PRIME) as well as General Manager of Rail Operations at Rapid KL Sdn. Bhd.

He played a pivotal role in planning and supervising the KVMRT Line 1 (Sungai Buloh-Kajang) and KVMRT Line 2 (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya) and was deeply involved in the G-to-G collaboration and formulation for the High Speed Rail project from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.

Dato' Sri Azmi Abdul Aziz is also a great advocate of the Malaysian public transport sector at the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), travelling internationally to tirelessly promote Malaysia’s efforts in the transformation and modernization of public transport.

Dato' Mohd Nur Ismal bin Mohamed Kamal
Chief Executive Officer
MYHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd

Dato’ Mohd Nur has been involved in the Malaysian public transportation industry since 2008 and some of his many achievements during his time as CEO of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) include successfully launching four Go-KL City Bus routes in Kuala Lumpur, building Malaysia’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and developing the National Land Public Transport (LPT) Masterplan which helped set the vision of direction for the public transportation industry in Malaysia. He also led the initial efforts in developing the concept for the MRT project up to its successful launch. Dato’ Mohd Nur holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Strategy, Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in Illinois. He also has a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Decision Sciences from the University of Denver in Colorado.

About the Moderator

Datuk Zainal Amanshah
Chief Executive Officer
InvestKL Corporation

Zainal Amanshah was appointed Chief Executive Officer of InvestKL in 2011.
  InvestKL is tasked by the Malaysian Government to attract 100 of the world’s largest multinationals to invest in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area by 2020.

With more than 22 years of experience in the private sector, Zainal has held senior positions in multinationals, Malaysian companies and start-ups. Prior to joining InvestKL, he was the Group CEO of REDtone, a Malaysian public listed telecommunications provider. He was also one of the company's founders.

In the course of his career, Zainal has familiarised himself with many industries such as banking, insurance, oil & gas, automotive and manufacturing. He is also well versed with the public sector especially with regards to foreign investment.

Zainal graduated with Bachelor of Science (Electronic Engineering) from the University of Kent, United Kingdom in 1989. He has attended several Executive Programs, namely the Harvard Premier Business Management Program in 2007 and the Wharton School of Finance Program.

He is a member of Vistage Malaysia, a premier CEO development organisation, the KLBC (Kuala Lumpur Business Club), ASLI (Asia Strategic Leadership Institute) and the Harvard Club of Malaysia.

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