Representatives of three Malaysian companies seeking to meet Georgia counterparts already have signed up to join the delegation coming to Atlanta from Malaysia on Friday, Feb. 25, that will be led by Rafidah Aziz, minister of international trade and industry.

A seminar on “Business Opportunities in Malaysia,” which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center downtown beginning at 9 a.m.

Matthew Daley, president of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council in New York, is to provide opening remarks and R. Michael Gadbaw, vice president and senior counsel, international law and policy for General Electric Co., also is scheduled to speak at the seminar.

Ms. Aziz will update and discuss the latest political and economic situations in Malaysia, trade and investment opportunities in the manufacturing and manufacturing-related services sectors, trade opportunities between the United States and Malaysia as well as the latest developments affecting the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA).

She is to outline the opportunities for foreign investors in her country’s diversified manufacturing, agricultural and services sectors and describe how Malaysia is adjusting to the competition and opportunities provided by China’s growing economic presence in the region.

The participating Malaysian companies are Supermax Corp., a manufacturer of examination gloves that seeks new distributors and a warehouse and distribution facility in the Atlanta area;

Syarikat Lan-Ric, a manufacturer of cable support systems, that seeks importers and distributors and the Media Shoppe, a developer and integrator of Enterprise Portal technologies and solutions, that seeks to partner with other technology providers, operating system vendors, complementary software developers and resellers and system integrators.

According to the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp. in New York, more Malaysian companies are expected to participate in the visit.

To learn more about the companies already participating, go to, and

To set up a one-on-one meeting, call the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority at (212) 687-2491 or send an email to

For more information, call Phang Ah Tong, consul-investment/director, Consulate General of Malaysia in New York at (212) 687-2491 or send an email to