2018 | Quarter 3

Northport Participates in Selangor International Business Summit 2018


Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport), a member of MMC Group, participated in the Selangor-ASEAN Business Conference 2018 and the Selangor International Expo 2018 which was held from 6 to 9 September 2018.

Both events, held concurrently at the Malaysia Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) Kuala Lumpur, were part of the Selangor International Business Summit 2018 (SIBS 2018) organised by the State’s promotion agency, Invest Selangor Berhad.

Northport was named the Official Port Partner of SIBS 2018. The annual event, which entered its second year, was intended to act as a platform to create and connect local and foreign multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services especially in the Food & Beverages and Halal industries.

SIBS 2018 was launched by the Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Raja Muda of Selangor. Also present during the launch event was Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Amirudin Shari, Menteri Besar of Selangor; Yang Berhormat Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry; and Yang Berhormat Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, Senior Executive Councillor of the State Government of Selangor.

During the summit, Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport, participated as a panel speaker and moderator at the Selangor-ASEAN Business Conference 2018. He was a speaker at a panel session titled “Regional vs. Global: Tackling Trade in ASEAN” and moderated a session titled “Emerging Trends- Selangor as a Global Halal Hub”.

The Selangor International Expo 2018 drew an overwhelming participation from local and international organisations, among others include Maskargo, Nestle, QSR Brands, Nippon Express, Felda, F&N Beverages, Berjaya Food, Menteri Besar Incorporated, Invest Selangor, Central Spectrum,    Chambers of Commerce, Selangor local authorities and several other local SME companies.

Throughout the 4-day expo, Northport actively promoted its “Halal Silk Route” (HSR) initiative. HSR was initiated through a strategic collaboration between Northport, Kontena Nasional and Weifang Sime Darby Port (Weifang Port) to create a Halal trade value chain. In May last year, Northport signed an MoU with Weifang Port during the One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing, China.

The agreement paved the way for Northport and Weifang Port to cooperate in port management and facilitate Halal trade shipment between Malaysia and China which culminated in the Halal Showcase held in Weifang, China on 14 May 2018. Earlier this year, Northport signed a similar MoU with Liege Port in Belgium and negotiations are under way for similar agreements with ports in the Middle East and East Asia countries.

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