A series of seminars and workshops were held during the second Economy Week of the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022) yesterday.
Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) Dr Hajah May Fa’ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin attended the morning session which saw a keynote speech delivered by Chief Economist of ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office Dr Hoe Ee Khor on ‘Economic Prospects for ASEAN: What Lies Ahead’.
A seminar on ‘GDP: What Are the Drivers of Growth?’, moderated by Researcher from Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies Dr Koh Wee Chian, followed featuring panellists from various agencies discussing topics on development and economic growth.
The panel members comprised Acting Deputy Director General from the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics Hairol Nizam bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Assistant Director of Policy and Planning Division at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) Kartini binti Haji Kabri, Assistant Managing Director (Monetary Operations, Development and International) of Brunei Darussalam Central Bank Mardini bin Haji Eddie, and Director of Transport Policy Division at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Hajah Lailatul Zuraidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain.
The second seminar, moderated by Lead of Facilitation office, FDI Action and Support Centre at the Brunei Economic Development Board Muhammad Firdaus bin Haji Abdul Kadir, discussed ‘Building Blocks for Catalysing Growth’.
The panellists included Acting Chief Executive Officer of Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) Daniel Leong Nyuk Ming, Vice President of Digital Innovation at Unified National Networks (UNN) Woo Chang Huei and Acting Assistant Director, Industry and Business Ecosystem Division at the MoFE Haji Mohammad Hadilah bin Haji Abdul Manaf.
The second day of the Economy Week runs concurrently with several workshops that serve as medium to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to interact with agencies and the public on topics including ‘How to Become an Entrepreneur: Be Your Own Boss’, ‘Green Thumbs – Becoming an Agripreneur’, ‘Becoming a Technopreneur: Exporting Out and Bridging the Gap: Financing Growth’.