The Economic Outlook 2017, one of AMCHAM’s signature event was held on February 15, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The event featured Ong Sin Beng, Head of ASEAN Economics from JP Morgan Chase Bank and our panel of industry experts - Ramzi Toubassy, CEO of AmMetLife Insurance, Dato’ Wong Siew Hai, MAEI Chairman of AMCHAM and our moderator for the day was Freda Liu, Producer / Presenter of BFM.
Ong Sin Beng provided members with an overview of the current economy around ASEAN reflecting it in context of the other economies like China, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. Many questions were raised to seek clarity on the current economic state with the new Trump Administration and also areas involving the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Dato’ Wong provided an update of the Electrical & Electronics (E&E) industry in Malaysia. He pointed out the ongoing challenge is getting the right talent that most companies are facing. He also highlighted that many Malaysians are at the helm of many leading U.S. multinationals.