World’s Best Nearshore - The opportunities in the new digital world

Date Time Location
15 October 2018 3.30pm – 5.30pm Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

The Best Nearshore Model – Opportunities

GBS ISKANDAR & Partners would like to invite you to a Special Briefing Session on : World’s Best Nearshore - The opportunities in the new digital world.

The Special Session will feature an address from Johor-State Committee Chairman for International Trade, Investment & Utilities, YB Jimmy Puah, as well as speakers from Investment Agencies and sharing from Japanese companies on the best practices, industry trends and opportunities.

Best Location Factor for Johor, Malaysia

  • One of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur.
  • Sharing a border and located strategically next to Singapore, the global economic powerhouse.
  • Boasts the country’s busiest transhipment hub and benefits from its position at the crossroads of some of the world’s most important trading routes.
  • Abundance of skilled & multilingual workforce.
  • Home to many of the world’s largest MNCs.

Supporting Partners

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Johor State Investment Centre (JSIC)


Time Agenda
3.30pm – 3.45 pm Registration
3.45 pm – 3.55 pm Welcome Address by YB Jimmy Puah – Johor State International Trade, Investment & Utilities Committee Chairman
3.55pm – 4.10 pm Session 1 : World’s Best Nearshore to Singapore

Expanding internationally can be a significant challenge in foreign markets, hence, crafting the right strategy to maximize profit in Asia, a region comprises of 48 diversified economies is imperative to effectively maximize business opportunities and growth.
  • The nearshore strategy : Leveraging on Singapore’s thriving economy and near shore’s cost efficiency
  • Customizing Global Business Model to enhance service delivery, increase scalability and supporting global growth.
  • Facilitation and Incentives available for GBS Companies
4.10 pm – 4.25 pm Session 2 : Malaysia, Strategic Shoring and Benefits
By Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Digital economy is reshaping global business services and companies are undergoing digital transformation. New technology has now enable service delivery from new locations, to another location.
  MDEC shall share the updates on the GBS Industry in Malaysia, the agency’s initiatives as well as how global companies in Malaysia has embraced the digital economy to successfully positioned their organizations in creating a new business model to support their business growth globally.
4.25 pm – 5.10 pm Presentation & Sharing by Companies
OK Wave
OK BLOCKCHAIN CENTRE SDN BHD (OBC) is the subsidiary of a leading Japanese IT company OKWAVE. Established in 2018, OBC plays the core of the financial technologies area such as interbank remittance settlement, encryption currency (virtual currency) wallet, cryptographic currency exchange system, with block chains technology supporting the crypto-currency market.

Ranked in the top four corporate service providers globally, Vistra is a versatile group of professionals, providing a uniquely broad range of services and solutions. Their capabilities span across company formations to trust, fiduciary, private client services, and fund administration. Vistra employs over 3,300 employees across over 40 jurisdictions.

MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, formerly known as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (M) Berhad celebrated its 60th Anniversary in Malaysia in 2017. The journey of the Bank in Malaysia has been long and continuously successful. MUFG played a crucial role in the economic development of Malaysia by encouraging large number of Japanese foreign direct investment into this new emerging economy.
5.10 pm – 5.30 pm Q&A