The 37th Conference of the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA) and Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA) was held on 1 July 2019 at EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.
YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, graced this conference with a Keynote Address for the participants. The theme of the conference focussed on “Expanding Trade & Investments between Malaysia and Japan in the Innovative Technologies Sectors”. The Prime Minister also had a Q & A dialogue with delegates at the conference.
Since 1977, over four decades, MAJECA and its Japanese counterpart, Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA), have played a dynamic role to help Malaysia achieve its economic industrialisation goals, as evident by more than 1,500 Japanese companies in many industrial sectors locating their businesses in Malaysia. With the fast-changing business landscape, MAJECA takes cognizance that businesses need to adopt market-driven technological innovations to be able to compete effectively in the global marketplace.
MAJECA is led by its President, Tan Sri Azman Hashim while JAMECA’s President is Mr Mikio Sasaki.
In his keynote speech at the 37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference, the Prime Minister presented the broad economic climate in Malaysia and the Government’s efforts to develop and restructure the industrial eco-system to meet the needs of the future with the adoption and application of digital and innovative technologies. Prime Minister encouraged MAJECA-JAMECA to be instrumental to open new frontiers for investments and economic collaborations and partnership between our 2 countries.