MSIA SME CONFERENCE 2024

INNOVATION : THE PATHWAY TO GROWTH

Tuesday, 5 march 2024, 8:30 am

EQ Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association

Supported by The Government of Malaysia

Supported by Malaysia Productivity Corporation

Supported by Electrical & Electronics Productivity Nexus

Supported by The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia

MSIA SME CONFERENCE 2024

INNOVATION : THE PATHWAY TO GROWTH

This conference aims to provide a platform for SME players in Malaysia to connect, learn, and grow. Given the importance of SMEs to Malaysia’s economy, 
 
SMEs need to innovate to navigate the evolving business landscape, capitalize on emerging opportunities, address market challenges, meet customer expectations, and achieve sustainable growth.
 
The E&E industry has been a cornerstone of Malaysia’s economic development, significantly contributing to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, investments, export earnings, and employment. Over the past 51 years, Malaysia has positioned itself as an important global E&E hub, attracting multinational companies (MNCs) and fostering the participation of Malaysian firms including SMEs in the global value chain.
 
MSIA is the collective voice of the semiconductor and electronics industry in Malaysia and we have more than 250 member companies across Malaysia including multinationals from US, Europe and North Asia.
 
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To the inaugural MSIA SME Conference 2024. 

EQ Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, 5 March 2024

8:30am - 6:30pm

WHAT TO EXPECT

Strategies For SMEs To Compete Globally

Innovation is the pathway to growth for SMEs. Learn the strategies to move forward and be a global player.

How To Access Resources For Innovation

For SME to thrive in a competitive industry like E&E, SMEs need to keep apace with business and technology developments.  Learn and discover the necessary and critical resources every SME needs. 

Strategies To Be A Successful MNC Supplier

Learn what the strategies are for becoming a successful supplier to the MNCs from the MNCs themselves.

Unlocking Financial Stretegies for Business Growth

Access to funding is critical for business success especially in the E&E industry. Learn the financial strategies for business growth. 

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MSIA INNOVATION NETWORKING SESSION

Network with Captains of Industry & C-Suite Executives

GUEST SPEAKERS

Who Should attend

Semiconductor companies including

  • MSIA Members
  • SME Companies
  • Startup Companies
  • Existing players in Malaysia (Multi-Nationals, Malaysian)
  • Hi-Tech Firms & Innovation Players
  • Potential investors into Malaysia
  • Service Providers (including Investment Analysts, Consultants, Banks)
  • Foreign Chambers of Commerce
  • Investment promotion Agencies
  • Other relevant industry associations
 
Members of the public are also welcome to join this forum.

Program

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8:30am

Registration Starts

Ms. Nurul Nadia Zainal Adnan,
Assistant Manager, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

9:30am

Event Kick-off

Ms. Nurul Nadia Zainal Adnan,
Assistant Manager, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

9:35am

Welcoming Speech

Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee 
MSIA SME Conference Committee

9:45am

Opening Speech

Dato Seri Wong Siew Hai 
President, Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA)

9:55am

Keynote Speech

YB Tuan Chang Lih Kang (confirmed)
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

10:10am

Tea Break

10:30am

Panel Discussion 1

Rising to the Innovation Challenge: Strategies for SMEs to compete globally

Malaysia’s SMEs are faced with the challenge to be competitive at the global level. Innovation should be the pathway to growth for SMEs. How innovative and competitive are Malaysia’s SMEs relative to other countries? How can SME move forward and what are the innovation strategies

Moderator:
Solomon Lorthu
Vice President, Motorola Solutions

Panelists:
Johnson Chiang
Industrialization Director, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Ang Wee Seng
Executive Director, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA)

Inv. Ts. Cheah Bok Eng
Organizing Chair of 2024 Malaysia Inventor and Innovator Convention (MyIIC), Exco Member of the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS)

Tatiana Didlier
Senior Economist Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, World Bank

11:40am

Panel Discussion 2

The Success Equation: Access to Resources for Innovation

For SME to thrive in a competitive industry like E&E, SMEs need to keep apace with business and technology developments. SME needs to be supported with access to various resources. What are the critical and necessary resources that SMEs need? What and where are these resources?

Moderator: 
Philip Vincent
Group Director, GSH Precision Technology

Panelists:
Datuk Ts. Dr. Mohd Nor Azman Bin Hassan

Deputy Secretary General (Technology Development), Ministry Of Science, Technology and Innovation

Mohamad Rizatuddin Noor Bin Mohamed Ramli
Director of Investment, Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA)

Noor Suziyanti Saad
Director of E&E Division, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Azizi Mustafa
CEO, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF)

12:50pm

Lunch

Ms. Nurul Nadia Zainal Adnan,
Assistant Manager, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Economic Outlook of Malaysia/Asia/Global

Lee Heng Guei
Executive Director, Socio-Economic Research Centre (SERC)

2:00pm

Panel Discussion 3

The Winning Edge: Keys to Success as an MNC Supplier

SMEs play a crucial role in the global semiconductor supply chain ecosystem, offering specialized products, services, and expertise to MNCs and LLCs. What are the strategies to be a successful supplier to MNCs? What criteria are MNCs and LLCs looking for?

Moderator: 
CS Tan
Group Vice-President & General Manager, STMicroelectronics

Panelists:
Ng Suek Sern
Director, SIG Procurement, Micron Malaysia

Kok Tiong Ng
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Infineon Kulim

Noorazidi Che Azib
Deputy Vice President, Inari Amertron Berhad

TT Tang
Sourcing Director, Plexus

3:15pm

Panel Discussion 4

Growth Catalysts: Unlocking Financing Strategies for Business Growth

Access to funding is critical for business success especially in the E&E industry. Whether as a startup or a SME that is seeking initial capital or an established SME aiming to scale operations, understanding and leveraging various financing strategies can serve as a catalyst for achieving business growth objectives. This panel discussion explores the financing strategies that SMEs can utilise to unlock opportunities, drive expansion, and maximize shareholder value from various different perspectives.

Moderator:
Aina Zahari
Director Corporate Strategy, Bursa Malaysia

Panelists:
Ts. Hj. Mohammad Hazani Hj. Hassan
Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)

Chunghee Woo (CH Woo)
Managing Director Partner, Intervest Korea

Tan Cheow Han
Hanaura Partners

Janet Lee
Head of Trade Sales, Transaction Banking, UOB Malaysia

4:30pm

Panel Discussion 5

Beyond Borders : Nurturing SMEs into Global Champions

Malaysia aspires to have its home-grown Malaysian E&E global champions. How can Malaysia develop its own global E&E champions? Which areas does Malaysian companies excel in? What are the key strategies and best practices for Malaysian companies aiming to transcend borders, seize global opportunities, and achieve sustainable success on the international stage?

Moderator: 
Dato Seri Wong Siew Hai
President, Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA)

Panelists:
Chu Jenn Weng
CEO, ViTrox

Zalela Jaafar
Director of Electrical & Electronics, Information & Communication Technology and Machinery & Equipment Section

Alex Yeow
Group CEO, The Star Group

Datuk Phang Ah Tong
Independent Non-Executive Director, Media Prima,

5:45pm

MSIA SME INNOVATION NETWORKING SESSION

Ms. Nurul Nadia Zainal Adnan,
Assistant Manager, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

Event Brochure

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Speakers, panelists and moderators

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Dato' Seri Wong Siew Hai

President
Malaysian Semiconductor Industry Association

Bertrand Stolz


Executive Vice-President
Asia Public Affairs & Managing Director Singapore

STMicroelectronics Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd

Solomon Lorthu

Vice President & Managing Director
Penang Operations & Interim Country Manager of Motorola Solutions Malaysia

Jimmy Goodrich


Vice President Global Policy

Semiconductor Industry Association

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Tickets & Registration

SME Members

MSIA SME Members
RM 550 per ticket
  • Registration Closes 1 March 2024

MNC Members

MSIA MNC / Large & Medium Members
RM 850 per ticket
  • Registration Closes 1 March 2024

Non-Members

Non MSIA Member & Public
RM 1,150 per ticket
  • Registration Closes 1 March 2024

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Venue

EQ Kuala Lumpur

EQ, Equatorial Plaza

Jalan Sultan Ismail

50250 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

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Yang Berbahagia
Dato Seri Wong Siew Hai

President, Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Seri Wong is involved in the electronics industry as the President of Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association(MSIA) and Champion of the E&E Productivity Nexus (EEPN). He is a member of Pemudah, a public – private sector special task force to facilitate business and improve Malaysia’s global competitiveness.
 
Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Seri Wong served Intel for 27 years. 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 Centre for approximately 2 years.

Bertrand Stolz​

Executive Vice-President Asia Public Affairs & Managing Director Singapore

Bertrand Stoltz is STMicroelectronics’ Executive Vice President in charge of Finance, Global Shared Services and Systems, as well as the Company’s Asia Public Affairs, and has held both roles since April 2022. He also sits on ST’s Corporate Ethics Committee.

Stoltz started his career in the Finance department of SGS-Thomson (now ST) in Tours, France, in 1994. From 1999 to 2002, he worked at the Company’s headquarters in Corporate Strategic Planning and Corporate Internal Audit. In 2002, Stoltz moved to Singapore to lead ST’s Asia Internal Audit team. He rose to Head of Finance at ST Singapore in 2005. Stoltz was subsequently promoted to Group Vice President, expanding his mandate to cover Asia, Americas, France, Italy, and most recently all local financial reporting and regional business control across ST entities worldwide.

Stoltz acts as Managing Director for ST’s Singapore entities and serves as a Board Member at several other ST affiliates.

Bertrand Stoltz was born in Moulins, France, in 1970. He holds an honour’s degree with a major in finance from the Institute of Political Studies in Lyon, France. He also graduated with a degree from the University Business School in Tours, and the International Executive Program of INSEAD.

Solomon Lorthu

Vice President & Managing Director, Penang Operations & Interim Country Manager of
Motorola Solutions Malaysia

Since 1st January, 2018, Solomon has been responsible for the overall company’s operations at its Penang site that includes Supply Chain, R&D and Centralized Managed & Support Operations. Solomon continues to lead the R&D organization in Malaysia, one of the largest R&D setup for Motorola Solutions globally.

Solomon has over 25 years of experience with Motorola Solutions and has held various key leadership positions within the company during his tenure.

Prior to his current appointment, Solomon was responsible for leading the Devices Engineering department within the Penang Design Center. Under his stewardship, Solomon has led various teams to deliver numerous innovative products under different portfolios for worldwide customers, from platform based to fast derivatives. These products have won numerous design excellence awards internationally.

Jimmy Goodrich

Vice President of Global Policy, Semiconductor Industry Association

Jimmy Goodrich joined SIA in 2015 and is vice president for global policy. In this role, Jimmy leads SIA’s global policy team and works to advance SIA’s international competitiveness, trade, supply chain, and China policy agenda. An expert in Chinese technology and innovation, Jimmy is a member of the Executive Committee for Beijing-based United States Information Technology Oce (USITO), representing SIA in his capacity.

Jimmy has a diverse background in Chinese technology policy issues. Previously he was director of China policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) in Washington D.C. Before moving to Washington D.C. in 2012, Jimmy spent a total of seven years working in the tech sector in China, including for Cisco Systems, APCO Worldwide, and USITO.

Jimmy has a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics and East Asian studies from Ohio University. He is professionally uent in Mandarin and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Mandarin Society, which promotes mandarin- language study for young Americans.