Meeting with Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

A meeting between ACEM and MATRADE was held at MATRADE’s office. YBhg. Datin Rusiah Mohamed, Director of Construction & Business Services, chaired the meeting. Also present were Encik Haikal Hanib and Cik Nur Fatihah Anis. ACEM was represented by Datuk Ir. Adnan, Ir. Chong Chew Fan and Ir. Sharifah Azlina.

At the meeting, ACEM has requested for MATRADE’s support for the following upcoming events:

  • FIDIC ASPAC Conference 2020, Bangkok (new date to be announced).
  • FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference, Geneva (postponed to 12 September 2021).

MATRADE explained the mechanisms to support the event, namely

  • Joint Collaboration on Seminar Program.
  • Export Acceleration Mission (EAM).

The potential support from MATRADE can be used towards conference registration fees, air passage, accommodation, and logistics. Paperwork must be prepared and submitted to MATRADE three(3) months prior to the event. MATRADE has requested to be given a slot for briefings on MATRADE’s functions and export financial assistance through their Market Development Grant (MDG) and Services Export Funds (SEF). The briefing is for ACEM members, and best coincides with any of ACEM’s scheduled activities. MATRADE has also indicated its participation in Construction Indonesia (rescheduled to 15-18 September 2021), which could interest ACEM members.

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