MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT AND KAZENERGY ESTABLISH PARTNERSHIP FOR MALAYSIA-KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY BUSINESS FORUM

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31 AUGUST 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan - The Malaysian Government and KAZENERGY today announced a partnership for the Malaysia-Kazakhstan Energy Business Forum that will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Astana on 6 September 2017. The event aims to provide a platform for vibrant discussions between Malaysian and Kazakh government bodies and private companies centered on how both countries can balance their energy needs to meet a growing economy.

The Malaysia-Kazakhstan Energy Business Forum, which carries the theme “Realising Future Energy,” is organised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Malaysia and Malaysia Green Technology Corporation, and supported by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE).

The Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia, Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, hailed the involvement of KAZENERGY in the Forum.

“We have a great opportunity and responsibility to realise the course for Future Energy chartered at EXPO 2017. The Malaysia-Kazakhstan Energy Business Forum provides us the perfect platform to join hands with our friends in Kazakhstan to steer our respective nations towards a sustainable future. Our warm gratitude goes to KAZENERGY for the joint-partnership for this Forum. We look forward to documenting that path forward to a greener future and the beginning of a new journey in Powering Green Growth together,” he said.

During the Forum, there will be four panel sessions to spark discussions on a myriad of topics that will drive Future Energy solutions. The four panel sessions are:
1. Investment Opportunities and Collaborations Between Malaysia and Kazakhstan
2. Future of Energy: Greening the Power Sector
3. Developments in the Oil & Gas Industry: Capacity Building in the Services and Equipment Sector
4. Mobilisation of Innovative Green Financing

The panel speakers will include experts and leaders from the energy, investment, finance, and oil & gas industries, such as Gani Sadibekov, Vice Minister of Energy, Kazakhstan; Erlan Khairov, Vice Minister of Investment, Kazakhstan; Bolat Akchulakov, Director General of KAZENERGY; Assel Nurakhmetova, Director of Green Finance Department for Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC); Abdul Razak Abdul Majid, Chairman of Energy Commission Malaysia; and Zuaida Abdullah, Director Strategic Planning & Policy Advocacy (Services) Division of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

“The Malaysia-Kazakhstan Energy Business Forum is a culmination of Malaysia’s participation at EXPO 2017, which has been an energy-filled event for us through our weekly programmes and activities including the Malaysia Energy Forum and the Malaysia-Kazakhstan Business Forum. I am confident that Malaysia and Kazakhstan can further enhance and strengthen our bilateral ties after the EXPO ends. This Forum will surely widen the opportunity for us to achieve these strong ties through sharing of knowledge, expertise and business collaborations,” Minister Ongkili added.

Malaysia at EXPO 2017 is spearheaded by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia and implemented by the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia), supported by its Title Sponsor Tenaga Nasional Berhad. For more information about Malaysia at EXPO 2017, visit http://www.greenfuturemalaysia.com or www.facebook.com/EXPO17Malaysia

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