Abdullah for Roundtable with Investors, Businessmen


21 June 2007


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will lead key cabinet members at a dialogue with international investors and business leaders at the Economist Conferences' Business Roundtable here next month.


The organiser said in a statement Thursday that business leaders will have the opportunity to engage policymakers on the ongoing reform process and discuss key economic issues.


"The rise of China is causing Malaysia to reassess its competitive strengths. How the country moves up the value chain will depend on the economic reforms of the next few years.


"At the roundtable, the audience will hear in person the Prime Minister's plans for change, and have the opportunity to raise their questions and concerns directly with policymakers," Economist Intelligence Unit Asia Pacific editorial director Charles Goddard said.


The business roundtable will be held here on July 9-10, the organiser said.


The speakers include Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) managing director/chief executive officer Salman Younis and Lafarge Malayan Cement president and chief executive officer Alain Crouy.