Look East Policy Summit 2018

Date Time Location
27 August 2018 9.00am – 1.00pm Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor, Malaysia


The LEP Summit 2018 is the first forum to be held dedicated to the newly announced Look East Policy by the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammed.

The summit brings together influential thought leaders, corporate leaders, policy leaders and academicians to share insights and opportunities in Look East Policy as well as strategies to stay competitive in global market.

Organised by the Alumni of Look East Policy (ALEPS) and i2M Ventures, a wholly-own subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional dedicated to Global Business Services, the summit will take place at Jen Hotel Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri on 27th August 2018.

The inaugural LEP summit 2018 is set to welcome a large audience of Japanese attendees as well as corporate executives from both Malaysia and Singapore who will hear from a distinguished panel of industry experts and leaders. Themed ' Reignite.Transform.Thrive', the summit will cover topic such as impact of LEP, technology transformation, upskilling for the new revolution, social impact entrepreneurship and responsible business.


Time Sessions
9.00am-9.30am Registration & Breakfast Networking
9.30am-10.30am Opening Address by President of ALEPS & MD of i2M Ventures, Zulfiqar Zainuddin
Welcome Address by Japan Ambassador- H.E. Makio Miyagawa
Special Address by Guest of Honour- Y.A.B. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia [invited]
10.30am- 11.00am Keynote : Look East Policy- Embracing the new Wave
What have we learned from LEP in the past? And what can we expect from the the new LEP? In this session, we will find out more about the lesson learnt, and how can we embrace the new changes ahead to stay competitive.
By : Dato’ Zulkifli Abdul Malek, The 3rd President of ALEPS, Recipient of ”The Order of Rising Sun” Award from Japan and Founder of Katana Circle
10.30am-10.45am Press Conference- VVIP to adjourned to Press Conference
10.30am– 10.45am Coffee Break
10.45am -11.45am Panel 1 : Moving up the Value Chain - Embracing Change
In what way can work together? Are we adopting new business model? New Technology? New Industry? Hear from the panel on the opportunities, strategies and business models that businesses can learn & explore with Japanese companies.
Moderator :
Nik Anira, Executive Director of Business Transformation, KPMG
Panel Speakers :
  • Gen Matsuda, CEO of Blockchain Centre
  • Mai ONOZAWA, Managing Director, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)
  • Anthony Raja, Managing Director & Regional Head, PERSOLKELLY Consulting;
  • Nurazam Malim, CEO/Founder Twistcode Technologies
11.45 am -12.45am Panel 2: Culture & Values : Blending Business and Social Goal - How do we achieve the balance?
Learn how people, business and culture will be impacted as a result of LEP, how do we build a meaningful work culture that will be felt by all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. How do we cultivate and instill the right values into our talent pool.
Moderator :
Keith Wong Wai Kit, CEO of Acrosx Japan Inc.
Panel Speakers :
  • Dr. Hanafiah Yussof, CEO of Robopreneur Sdn. Bhd., Assoc. Prof, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Prof. Dato’ Ir Dr. Mohd Rizon Johari, Rektor, ASWARA
  • Kensuke Fukawa, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Ryo Agarie, Director Okakichi Sdn Bhd & Art Director Deluxe Games
12.45am -1.00pm Closing Remarks by President of Alumni of Look East Policy Soceity (ALEPS)
1.00pm -2.00pm Lunch & Networking