An executive roundtable is to be held with Mustapa Mohamed, Malaysia’s minister of international trade and industry, on Monday, Sept. 20, from 9-11 a.m., at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown.

Mr. Mustapa is to provide an update of the economic situation in Malaysia and to outline the business and investment opportunities in the country.

The minister also is to highlight how U.S. companies can use Malaysia as the gateway to markets in China, India and the ASEAN region.

Among the topics the minister is to address are Malaysian’s tax incentives for investment, workforce training and wage rates, the country’s infrastructure and logistical networks throughout the region and intellectual property protection.

Malaysia is among the top 20 largest trading partners of the U.S. with two-way trade reaching $33.68 billion in 2009.

As a member of the ASEAN bloc, Malaysia belongs to a free trade area comprising of more than 550 million consumers with a combined gross domestic product of $800 billion.

Representatives of the following manufacturers are encouraged to attend: electrical and electronics, medical devices, life sciences, renewable energy, food processing, machinery and equipment, metal working, transport equipment, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, information and communication technology.

Service industry representatives of distribution centers, international procurement centers, regional headquarters, research and development offices, business and professional services, education and training, health and tourism also are encouraged to attend.

The event is free to attend, but RSVPs are required. Please send an email to or contact Mazlan Mokhtar at 212-687-2491.