Invest Malaysia Kuala Lumpur will run from July 25 to 26

PETALING JAYA: The annual Invest Malaysia Kuala Lumpur (IMKL) conference returns for its 13th edition this year, co-organised by Bursa Malaysia and CIMB Investment Bank, from July 25 to 26 2017.

Themed Malaysia at 60: Maximising Potential, IMKL 2017 coincides with Malaysia's 60th independence anniversary celebrations.

"Invest Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 2017 couldn't have come at a better time. The economy remains resilient in the face of external economic challenges. Our fundamentals are strong, the Ringgit is stabilising and our economy is on track for a higher GDP growth this year. We have also seen the return of capital flow to the market," Bursa Malaysia CEO Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan said in a statement.

"For investors looking for growth opportunities in an advanced emerging capital market, I'd say now is the most opportune time for them to look at Malaysia. Malaysia is more than just a country that is conducive for investments with its strong legal and investment framework, and investor-friendly policies and incentives. Malaysia is also the gateway to access the growing ASEAN market with its combined GDP of US$2.4 trillion. Many of the companies showcased at IMKL 2017 have businesses both within and beyond Malaysia, which is a testament to its importance as a regional hub, particularly for Southeast Asia," CIMB Group CEO Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz added.

The conference will be officiated by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, who will also launch Bursa Malaysia's latest initiative to make it easier for underserved small and medium-sized enterprises to raise funds from the capital market.

IMKL 2017 will present five plenary sessions that will see top foreign fund managers and captains of industry having a discourse with regulators and policy makers on topics ranging from the strength of Malaysia's fundamentals and their ability to navigate economic uncertainties, to plans by Malaysia's pension and investment funds to increase returns to shareholders.

And with digital economy being the buzzword globally, participants will also hear from the likes of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Google Malaysia and Lazada Malaysia on being digital disruptors or risk being left behind.

Besides the plenary sessions, participating companies will also be holding separate meetings with fund managers.

The full list of speakers and programme details are available on