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The Malaysia Global Business Forum (MGBF) will host an exclusive roundtable titled ‘Food Security in the Breach: Industrialisation and Weaponisation’. The half-day roundtable will discuss food security issues and trends in the regional supply chain, and trade regulations and policies.

Details of the forum are as follows:

Date: 24 August 2024

Time: 09:30 am to 02:00 pm

Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tentative Programme:

09:30 am Registration and Pre-Roundtable Networking
10:00 am Welcome Remarks by MGBF Founding Chairman
10:05 am Presentation: Featured State / Country / Corporation
10:30 am

Panel Session: “Opportunities and Critical Gaps in Regional Supply Chains

The global economy of the future will be dominated by corporations that can provide innovative solutions to the lifestyle and subsistence requirements of large groups of people in a way that makes each feel unique and special. This has created a logistics problem, a data problem and a management problem that requires defining. How will an innovative approach to logistics and the movement of talent impact the way we look at supply chains in the region? How critical will regional logistics infrastructure projects be in driving efficiency in a region of over 660 million people?

11:15 am

Panel Session: “Counterstrategies to Weaponised Supply Chains

Success breeds success, but it also lends itself to a new geopolitical tool – the weaponisation of supply chains. Defined as the removal (or threat of removal) of supply of a critical component to a country or an economy, on the flip side, attacks on successful competitive supply chains can be played out in the local and international media at a considerable cost to reputation and shareholders. While these attacks may be geopolitically motivated, they are often perpetrated on individual organisations through the media and social media. In recent years, the idea of friendshoring has emerged as a knee-jerk reaction to this trend but the wheels of global supply chains take time to turn and a social media attack campaign can be rolled out in the blink of an eye.

12:00 pm Special Address: “ASEAN’s Centrality in the Indo-Pacific Region

ASEAN plays an integral role in the functions of the Indo-Pacific region’s economic framework. It sits geographically and historically at the centre of an area home to more than half of the world’s population. How will organisations foster trade and investment among the diverse nations? Bilateral and multilateral free-trade agreements should be seen as the first step in a process that will shape how businesses are executed now and in the future.

12:30 pm Lunch and Networking Session
12:35 pm MoU Signing, Award Presentation, Photo Opportunity, and Press Conference
02:00 pm Event Ends

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