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Unlocking the Potential of the Digital Economy: a Malaysian Hub Event

April 12, 2019

World Bank MC Buidling C2-125



    The World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia will host a session on the digital economy the 2019 Spring Meetings with keynote speakers and panelists from Malaysia, Georgia and Estonia. In this panel, Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will address his country’s own achievements in this area and the Government’s efforts to fully unlock the potential of the digital economy. Other distinguished panelists include the Finance Minister of Georgia Ivane Matchavariani and the State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in Estonia Mr. Marten Ross who will also weigh in with their own thoughts and experiences.


  • Time


    3:30 pm

    Welcome Remarks: 
    Mara Warwick,
     Country Director, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, The World Bank    

    3:35-3:45 pm

    Unlocking the Potential of Malaysia’s Digital Economy

    Keynote Speaker: Lim Guan Eng, The Honorable Minister of Finance, Government of Malaysia


    3:45-4:30 pm

    Panel #2 - Digital Economy: Lessons from an Early Adopters in Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks


    • Lim Guan Eng, The Honorable Minister of Finance, Government of Malaysia
    • Ivane Matchavariani, The Honorable Minister of Finance, Government of Georgia
    • Märten Ross, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of Estonia
    • Boutheina Guermazi, Director, Digital Development Department, World Bank Group

    Moderator: Ndiame Diop, Practice Manager for East Asia and Pacific, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank Group