MDEC Strengthen Ties With JETRO Through Malaysian-Japan Digital Exchange Pitch

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) joined hands in supporting tech companies from both nations in identifying challenges and problem solving in the digital space through its inauguration of the Malaysian-Japan Digital Exchange Pitch (MJDEP) programme.

The MJDEP programme is a platform for tech companies and industry leaders from
Malaysia and Japan to address their pressing challenges in the digital realm to the
Challenge Owners.

The challenges encompassed areas such as Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Industry 4.0. Challenge Owners, who are the subject matter experts from different areas of the corporate industry, would support these tech companies by providing challenge solving or statement, and indirectly path the way for proactive collaboration between both countries.

Some 18 community partners from Malaysia and Japan participated in the programme and selected tech companies had the opportunity to unveil their proposals to the Challenge Owners. Challenge Owners from Malaysia were Sime Darby Mobility, and Cyberview, while Japan was represented by Ajinomoto, EBARA, and JR-EAST. By uniting tech companies and corporations from both countries, MJDEP also stands as a pivotal catalyst for bilateral trade and technology exchange.

The programme is in full support by the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI); Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD), and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

Present at the programme were Yoshikawa Tetsushi, Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI); Faizal Yusof, Senior Deirector for Industry Development Division, Ministry Investment, Trade and Industry of Malaysia (MITI); Yang Berusaha Ma. Sivanesan, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD); Gopi Ganesalingam, Senior Vice President/Head of Digital Export, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC); Najihah Abas, Executive Director of Investment, Malaysia Investment Development Authorithy (MIDA) and; along with government representatives, tech industry players, and regional investors.

Meanwhile, MDEC is hosting the Malaysia Digital Expo 2023 (MDX 2023) from now until 8 November 2023, a six-week-long event that celebrates Malaysia’s digital economy and amplifies all tech events with participations of international and local speakers, and panelists from reputable organisations which will take place across Malaysia.

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