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Doing Business in Malaysia & Indonesia: ASME’s First Seminar in 2024 

February 29, 2024: ASME’s seminar successfully took off at Woods Square, Singapore. The seminar boasted a distinguished lineup of speakers, including Mr. Jun Goh from Maybank Banking, Mr. Vinothan Tulisinathzan from Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Mr. Paddy Tan from BlackStorm Consulting, and Mr. Victor Teo from the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) Singapore. 

Each speaker brought unique insights and expertise to the table, enriching the discourse on venturing into the Malaysian and Indonesian markets. 

Figure: Mr. Vinothan Tulisinathzan presents insights on doing business in Malaysia 

Attendees were treated to a wealth of practical tips and strategic approaches drawn from the local business insights, financial policies, and infrastructural landscape.  

Figure: Mr. Victor Teo explores support for local SMEs 

Our very own Paddy Tan presented a comprehensive overview of Indonesia’s dynamic market landscape. Drawing from his extensive experience, Paddy unraveled the intricacies of navigating Indonesia’s business environment, offering invaluable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to establish their presence in the archipelago. 

Figure: Mr Paddy Tan provides an overview of Indonesia’s dynamic market 

The event concluded with ASME showcasing the Career Conversion Programmes (CCP) that offer opportunities to upskill Singaporean talents and labor. 

 About BlackStorm Consulting 

BlackStorm Consulting (https://blackstormco.asia/) is a Singapore-based business consultancy firm that specialises in corporate strategy and market entry in Southeast Asia. We scale businesses by closing strategic gaps that hinder companies from reaching their potential. Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium-sized businesses, and MNCs to government agencies. 

About ASME 

ASME (https://asme.org.sg/), founded in 1986, supports SMEs in Singapore by offering services and programs for business growth. It bridges public-private sectors, promotes a conducive business environment, and recognizes SME achievements through awards. 

About Maybank 

Maybank (https://www.maybank.com/) offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, including investment banking, advisory services, retail and institutional securities broking, equity financing, derivatives, and prime brokerage, tailored to meet diverse client needs. 

 About MIDA 

MIDA (https://www.mida.gov.my/) operates as a statutory body with a mandate to coordinate government promotion efforts and optimize resources. As Malaysia’s premier investment promotion agency, MIDA attracts investments, driving economic growth and aligning with national objectives. 

About Far East Organization 

Far East Organization (https://www.fareast.com) is dedicated to delivering innovative, high-quality real estate solutions to customers. With each project, they strive for excellence, setting industry standards and achieving numerous awards, solidifying their reputation in the international and national real estate sectors.