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Conference on The Digital Economy & Ecommerce 2017

Unleashing the Power of Innovation, Reinventing Our Economy


With a smartphone in almost every pocket, it’s time more businesses joined the digital race or else risk being left behind. The digital economy is developing rapidly worldwide. It is the single most important driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth, and it holds huge potential for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Unfortunately, less than 10 per cent of local enterprises are currently taking full advantage of new digital opportunities.

How businesses adopt digital technologies will be a key determinant of their future growth. It’s an economy of limitless opportunities for some and disruption and displacement for others. Many firms — such as Kodak, Blockbuster, Sears, and Blackberry —
were unable to adapt, while others are thriving. According to a MIT Sloan research, the companies that are adapting to a digital world are 26 per cent more profitable than their industry peers.

New digital trends such as cloud computing, mobile web services, smart grids, and social media, are radically changing the business landscape, reshaping the nature of work, the boundaries of enterprises and the responsibilities of business leaders.
These trends enable more than just technological innovation. They spur innovation in business models, business networking and the transfer of knowledge and access to international markets.



Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Razak had in early August 2016 shared that digital economy contributes to 16.3 per cent of the GDP. Malaysia aspires to have a digital economy that contributes 20 per cent to the GDP by 2020.

As in other countries, trade is also being increasingly conducted in digital form in Malaysia. Products and services are transmitted digitally across borders.

Moreover, data is the lifeblood of the 21st century enterprise across all sectors, including retail, media, manufacturing, finance, logistics and healthcare.

Malaysia has to take advantage of the growth opportunities presented by the Digital Transformation to the fullest of its potential, which is powered by new ways of collaborative networking where productivity and competitiveness are enhanced.

The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) will organise an event to explore how Malaysia can maximise the interconnected nature of the Malaysia’s digital infrastructure in order to truly capitalise and supercharge its digital economy both now and in the future.



The conference will involve the participation of civil society players (industry, social dialogue partners, academics) with direct, hands-on experience and will therefore make a contribution to fostering dialogue between industry and policy-makers. It will encourage debates and address issues across local, national and global contexts, and will be centred on the following topics:

  1. The Digital Economy at the Heart of the Country’s Competitiveness: The Role of Public Policies as a Tool for Fostering Economic Growth and New Business Models
  2. Creation of Digital Free Zone (DFZ) in Malaysia – Challenges and Opportunities
  3. Boosting E-Skills, Facilitating Job Conversion and Rethinking Labour
  4. Succeeding the World of Ecommerce – Best Practices & Key Success Factors
  5. Looking Ahead: New Prospects for Innovation


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The fees shown below exclude 6% GST. The fees must be paid in advance of the event. Walk-in delegates will be admitted on ‘space available’ basis.
Event Location
  • Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Selangor Selangor 46150 Selangor Malaysia

Registration Terms & Conditions
Cheque should be crossed and made payable to Asian Strategy & Leadership Incorporated Sdn. Bhd.
Contact Person

Ms Edora Rhazali
Mr Mohd. Radhi
Ms Nurul Rashidah Rashid

Tel: +603-20935393
Fax: +603-20933078