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I was staying in the 1st 5 stars hotel in Malaysia, Federal Kuala Lumpur, last week while Malaysia had some major changes in political leadership at the same time. However, the start-ups ecosystem there is still growing rapidly.

I have been bringing Hong Kong as well as #GreaterBayArea startups to the rapidly growing ASEAN through Malaysia. More enterprises are open up their doors for startups. In addition, investors from VC & CVC are heating up. The Central bank is preparing to grant a few VirtualBank licenses soon. And more FinTech FinancialInclusion.

Attractive hackathons are coming to KL. Here is a great one for you. All startups worldwide are welcome. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. The City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge CATCH is organised by Toyota Mobility Foundation and co-developed by Deloitte Future of Mobility Solution Centre, to drive intelligent data-driven, connected solutions towards more efficient, innovative, secure & sustainable cities.  BigData AI SmartCity.

Thanks for MDEC leadership & support. https://www.tmf-catch.org/ https://lnkd.in/fiEnv-z Let me know if you want to know more how to get into this attractive Tech market in SE Asia. There are good opportunities for startups, investors & enterprises. Cheers.

 

Macau gets into the next decade with great opportunities. It was not said for no reason.

The new government will start on 20 December 2019. It will be led by a great leader Ho Iat-seng who has extensive experience in various industries and a strong relationship with the mainland and Asia.  In addition, all casinos are required to renew their licenses by 2022. The policies of the Greater Bay Area from the Central Government will be provided more support to Macau. Portuguese-speaking countries, such as Portugal and Brazil, provide good access to their home markets plus countries in Europe and Latin America. More are being explored like RMB Clearing, Stock Exchange, Green Financing, Smart City, MICE, etc. Certainly, there are challenges to be resolved by the new administration together with the business and academic leaders in Macau.

In the past few years, I have been contributing to the government, business and academic communities in Macau especially on innovation and Technology (FinTech, AI, Big Data, Smart City ), Entrepreneurship, Talent Development, and Training areas.

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and contributing your expertise with Macau or if you have ideas or plans to leverage these opportunities in Macau, please feel free to contact me for potential collaboration.  Let’s nurture Macau to be another great and smart city in the Greater Bay Area and contribute to improving the quality of lives and economy in the region.

Here are some of the snapshot photos taken in my engagement with Macau societies. 

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Congrats to Hong Kong Startups Ecosystem. 3 flagship events are all in this week. InvestHK HKFinTechWeek, Cyberport Venture Caplital Forum (CVCF) and HKSTP ElevatorPitch (EPiC). We altogether organized a super successful startups week in Hong Kong and for HongKong even under the recent situation in Hong Kong. Thank you.

What we can do these days is not to give up or stop our innovation and technology aspirations. Rather we need to work together even harder and contribute even more to continue building on what we have established in the past few years and keep cultivating our startups. That is the way we can help HK in this stage and sustain our strength. Let’s keep on our momentum.

Glad to see many friends this week Peter Yan Albert Wong Hugh Chow King Leung Jessica Ng Curtis Chan Benjamin Wong Charles Lam Stella Kwan Teddy Lui Queenie Chang Peter Mok Alice So Anvil Ng Peter Yeung AC Andy Michael Sukui Xue Ivan Yip Pierre Wang Eddie RONG Ken Lo Samuel C.H. Wan and the list goes on and on. Glad to see you all there. Thanks for your effort and support.

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