“Excellence is what we are aiming at. We have to see to it that the people coming out of our system are endowed with the right knowledge, skills and competencies as well as attitudes that will enhance their employability.”
“We have a democratic tradition, rule of law and political stability in Mauritius. It’s a peaceful and pleasant place to live and it ranks quite high when it comes to quality of life and happiness. It’s also one of the safest and most secure places to visit, with a multicultural society where we respect each other. You don’t see our kind of social harmony elsewhere in the world.”
Poor education policies and practices leave many countries in what amounts to a permanent state of economic recession. While there is room for improvement in the Malaysian education system, the country is making headway in establishing itself and its sectors as world-class entities. including Dato ‘Seri Idris Bin Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, talks about role of the Ministry in fostering public education and what is at the heart of the philosophy of Malaysian education.
Poor education policies and practices leave many countries in what amounts to a permanent state of economic recession. While there is room for improvement in the Malaysian education system, the country is making headway in establishing itself and its sectors as world-class entities. Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Amin Jalaludin, Vice Chancellor of University Malaya, talks about R&D and innovation, the creation of the AEC and the educational philosophy of the University of Malaya.
Key Accounts Director of Dovetail, Ralf Rolle, shares his opinion on logistics, the logistics sector in South Africa, and how the country can be the trade gateway and the gateway into Africa.
Transportation and logistics infrastructure in Africa is growing and investment potential is increasing. However, there is still a way to go in order to meet current needs and rising demand on the continent. CEO and Co-Founder of major logistics company, OneLogix, talks about the importance of the logistics sector in a country, the important role OneLogix plays, and how South Africa can be the go to destination for African investment.
Time and time again over the years our family and group of companies have shattered the stigma that Thailand is a nation resigned to importing technology from developed nations due to the lack of competency and belief domestically.
A country’s manufacturing and industrial sector is an important industry to nurture and develop, as it supports many of the other industries. Mr. Supant Mongkolsuthree, Honorary Chairman of The Federation of Thai industries, talk about Thailand’s manufacturing and industrial sector, it’s impact, an the importance of education.
Thailand is transitioning from a resource-intensive to innovation-based economy, mainly through innovation within the science and technology industry. Dr.Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, discusses the innovation climate in Thailand, the formation of the AEC, and intellectual property.
The introduction of 4G in Thailand is changing the telecom market quite rapidly. E-commerce is believed to become a main driver of internet development. Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of ICT, discusses the investment climate in the ICT sector, the formation of the AEC, and public/private partnerships.
The internet and technology has gone past connecting us and has become a positive tool for individuals, as well as countries. Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce, speaks about building one market between the ASEAN, rebuilding Thailand’s export sector and assisting to build and grow new enterprises.
With the world’s eyes on Thailand, watching their growth, decisions, victories and mistakes closely, all sectors are under scrutiny. Mike Plaxton, CEO of FWD Life, discusses ASEAN, corporate social responsibility, and education.
Thailand is seen by many as the “Blueprint and Gateway for ASEAN”. Mr. Chaiwat Kovavisarach, President of Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited, discusses Bangchak’s history, the energy climate in Thailand, and the relationship between education and the private sector.
Thailand’s energy sector is one of the biggest contributors to the growth of their economy. Sukrit Surabotsopon, President of IRPC Public Company Limited, discusses energy sustainability, energy security, and Thailand’s integration into ASEAN.
Thailand can grow even more with cross-border supply chain linkages among ASEAN nations. Mr. Surapong Laoha-Unya, Chairman and Executive Officer of BTS Group, discusses joint venture plans, Thailand’s entry into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and future expansion plans.
Thailand’s energy sector continues to grow and meet the demands of the country, fueling Thailand’s economic growth. H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Energy, talk about Thailand’s energy security, innovation, and new developments.
70% of of all Thai economy comes from the export industry, with a very high percentage of this being obtained from local products. Apisak Tantivorawong, Minister of Finance, discusses 2016 as the year for investment, Thai economic zones and future plans for the country’s financial industry.
As one of the largest economy in Southeast Asia, Thailand plays a key role in the (ASEAN Economic Community) AEC. Mr Chainid Adhyanasakul, CEO of Property Perfect, comments on opportunities for development in the AEC and why investors should look to the Thai people for confidence.
The purposes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN )are to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors equality and partnership. Mr Prachai Leophairatana, CEO of TPI Polene Public Company Limited, shares his views on the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community and Thailand’s target of 25% of supply from renewable sources.
Thailand is at the forefront of innovation and action when it comes to climate change. Lieutenant Dr. Wichai Thavornwattanayong, CEO of Inter Far East Energy, discusses future expansions, innovation and the AEC.
Thailand has committed to becoming the leader in many areas, one of which is environmental friendliness. Dr. Watson Ariyaphuttarat, Founder and CEO of Keeen Limited, shares his views on inspiration, innovation and ‘greenovation’.
Mauritius’ agriculture has diversified from a mono-crop industry based on sugar into one that benefits the economy in various ways. Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, Minister Agro-Industry and Food Security, shares his views on the country’s growing agriculture sector.
Mauritius is not only seen as the future global investment hub, it is seen as the springboard into Africa. Joël Rault, Ambassador of Mauritius, talks about the country’s African Strategy and why he believes investors should come to Mauritius.
Well-recognised international universities are opening campuses in Mauritius. Dr Sharmila Seetulsingh-Goorah, Director General, University of Technology, shares her view on the impact this has on the island’s educational system and Mauritius as a regional higher education hub.
An increasing amount of investors are looking at Mauritius as an investment opportunity and using the island as a platform to invest in Africa. Nitin Collappen, Managing Director and Nikhel Chung Sam Wan, Team Leader & MLRO, shares why they believe Mauritius’ niche market for doing business attracts investors.
Mauritius has a strengthening economy and financial services sector leading the world’s view of Mauritius as the next global investment hub. Ravin Dajee, CEO of Barclays Bank, talk shares his view on why the island is a world-class regional financial centre for Eastern and Southern Africa.
With the international community looking at Mauritius as a platform for global investments and the springboard into Africa, Mr Ramesh Basant Roi, Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, discusses its strong and selective banking sector and what the island can do to strengthen its economy and stay competitive in the global market.
Mauritius’ financial services sector is becoming the island’s leader in the world view that Mauritius is the next world investment hub. Sridhar Nagarajan, CEO of MauBank, shares his views on the financial services sector’s role in this.
As investors look towards Mauritius as the next global investment hub, Craig McKenzie, CEO of Investec Bank (Mauritius) Ltd, shares his views on the island as the hub for African investment.
The island of Mauritius is one of few considered as the springboard for investment into Africa. Christian Li Kwet Liit, Managing Director & Group CEO of CKLB Financial Services Group, talks about why he believes the island is the perfect location for this.
A key aspect to raising a country’s investment profile is its education, and Mauritius – with its connection to British universities – has a strong case for this. Dr David Poyton. Dean of Aberystwyth University, Mauritius Branch Campus, talks about why Aberystwyth chose Mauritius and how this influences the island to become an educational hub for Eastern and Southern Africa?
“In a world of increasing competition, it is not easy to stand out from the crowd, but in this business it is ultimately about relationship, trust, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Some of our basic fundamentals are rather what we do not do: no time wasting, no nonsense and no ‘departments’. We supply independent thought and Directors of substance for the job, and we strive to actually add value to every client.”
Many see South Africa as the continent’s next financial services hub, but it has a strong competitor: the island of Mauritius. Tej Kumar Gujadhur, founder, CEO and Board Director of GFin Corporate Services Ltd shares his views on the opportunities and challenges the financial services sector in Mauritius faces and why the island is an international financial centre.
Nuclear energy has been part of an ongoing discussion on how to move South Africa forward. Phumzile Tshelane, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO, gives his opinion on renewable energy and the safety of nuclear power.
Eustace Mashimbye, CEO of Proudly SA, talks about the importance of local manufacturing and the overarching impact the sector has on the health of the country and investor confidence.
South Africa has a world class financial sector that leads other sectors in good and bad times. Nicky Newton-King, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, talks about why the sector is such an asset to South Africa and the country’s loud democracy.
The tourism industry in South Africa is growing domestically and internationally, and solidifying a positive image of the country. Sisa Ntshona, CEO of SA Tourism, talks about the importance of South Africa’s tourism industry and South Africa’s role on the African continent.
As the world looks at Africa as the next investment and innovation hub, South Africa’s financial services sector is at the forefront of growth on the continent. Nedbank CEO Mike Brown shares his views on the African market space and what he calls a “world class financial services hub”.
South Africa faced a number of financial challenges in 2016. Sim Tshbalala, CEO of Standard Bank South Africa, shares why he believes we can be positive about the country and the African continent.
South Africa’s financial services sector is considered as one of the best in the world. Maria Ramos, CEO of the Barclays Africa Group, shares her views on the role of the financial services sector in the country and what inspires confidence in investors.
The landscape of South African universities is changing and education is being placed at the forefront with the rise if technology. Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Max Price, shares his views on education integration and the role of universities in Africa.
With the international community focusing more on Africa as an investment destination, Eric Vemer, Group Five CEO, shares his views on why the continent is the next big investment destination.
African mining has faced up to a series of challenges over recent years. Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter outlines his belief in a private sector driven turnaround for South Africa’s mining sector.