AEI-HUAWEI Roundtable Discussion: Post COVID-19 National Economic Recovery

AEI-HUAWEI Roundtable Discussion: Post COVID-19 National Economic Recovery

Date: 29th November 2021 (Monday)
Time: 10:00 am MYT
Platform: Zoom
Registration link: https://bit.ly/aeihuaweirt or https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a8huIPLKSv2diFeJGnZe9w

While it is still unclear if the COVID19 Pandemic will relent by early 2022, (which casts concerns over whether full efforts can be taken to resume the financing of open economic activities), governments are increasingly aware that unless the depleted resources they are facing now are replenished through a resumption of some form of recovery, the very fundamentals of development can be undermined beyond repair. Consequently, governments are increasingly focusing on stimulating their economies but taken steps to contain the pandemic. Malaysia is no exception as demonstrated by the 2021 and 2022 budgets that not only focus on managing the national economy, but also on reviving affected segments of the economy, as well as injecting funds into promoting a transition to a developed economy through, inter alia, investing in digitalization and industry 4.0 technologies, greening and other technologies, such as biotechnology and renewable energy. This forum seeks to examine critically these developments with a focus on strengthening the path towards recovery and transition to a sustainable economy.

Contact Person:
Alexander Lourdes (alexander.lourdes@um.edu.my | +603 7967 6921)

Programme Schedule

Time Agenda Speaker
10.00am – 10.10am Opening Remarks Mr Oliver Liu
Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Low Wah Yun
Deputy Executive Director (Research & Internationalisation)
Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya
Introduction to the panel session and panellists. Distinguished Professor Dato Dr. Rajah Rasiah
Distinguished Professor of Economics
Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya
10.10am – 10.25am Keynote Address Panelist 1 Datuk Michael Kang Hua Keong
National Recovery Council and National Employment Council
10.25am – 10.40am Keynote Address Panelist 2 Dato’ Abdul Latif Bin Hj. Abu Seman
Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)
10.40am – 10.55am Keynote Address Panelist 3 Dr. Sumitra Nair
Chief Digital Skills & Jobs Officer
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
10.55am – 11.10am Keynote Address Panelist 4 Dr. Nungsari Ahmad Radhi
11.10am – 11.40am Panel discussion, concluding remark, Q&A and closing Moderator: Distinguished Professor Dato Dr. Rajah Rasiah

Panellists' Profiles

Last Update: 23/11/2021