The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) together with its agencies (MIDA, MATRADE, SME CORP, MPC, MIDF, SME BANK, HDC, MAI & MSI) held “MITI Day 2016” on October 17, 2016 (Monday) from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm at the MITI Tower, Kuala Lumpur.
The programme was officiated by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, MITI Minister. MITI Day 2016 was held mainly to promote the roles and functions of MITI and its agencies to the general public.
The MITI Day Job Fair was organised by MIDA to match employers with potential employees from final year undergraduates and other jobseekers. This programme brought together a pool of talent with various skills and education background for employment consideration by enterprises and GLCs across the sectors of industry.
60 companies and agencies, exhibitors comprising companies from the manufacturing and services sector and GLCs took part and offered close to 5,000 job vacancies. A panel discussion jointly organised by MATRADE and MIDF titled, MITI Tea Talks, was held at the event focusing on two topics mainly Enhancing Malaysian Entrepreneur Businesses in ASEAN and eCommerce Potential for Exports in ASEAN.
The aim was to expose visitors to the potential business expansion that the ASEAN region holds, export opportunities available through e-commerce in the ASEAN region, the role that MITI and agencies assume in empowering local entrepreneurs to go ASEAN, to go global and the benefits of globalisation to Malaysia.
MITI Day 2016 was open to all customers of MITI and the public. These included businessmen, government officials, officers of foreign embassies, university students who will complete their studies, new graduates, members of the Association / Chamber of commerce, Members of Parliament and Members of State Assembly, Bumiputera investors, former MITI (alumni MITI), friends of MITI and other stakeholders.
Free shuttle service was provided from KL Sentral to MITI for visitors wishing to use public transportation. Parking was also available at both MITI Tower and MATRADE (next to MITI Tower) for other visitors.
MITI Day 2016 is expected to nurture better understanding on the roles and functions of MITI and Agencies by the general public and to closer the gap between Government agencies and the people in line with the Government’s people-centric theme.
MITI (Ministry of International Trade & Industry) is the key driver in making Malaysia the preferred destination for quality investments and enhancing the nation’s rising status as a globally competitive trading nation. Its objectives and roles are oriented towards ensuring Malaysia’s rapid economic development and help achieve the country’s stated goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020.