Professional Services

Sector Introduction: 2016

Since Malaysia is on its way from a manufacturing to a service and productivity-driven economy, this sector plays an important role in the government's plan to accelerate economic growth. In 2014, the Service sector contributed 55% to the Malaysian GDP and it grew about 7% annually the recent years. By 2020, the government expects to bring up the share of Services in the GDP to 61%.

Focusing on Construction and Engineering, providing Legal, Financial and Accountancy Services as well as Healthcare and Medical related Services, this metasector requires the provision of those services where real expertise is critical and reliability as well as a customer-oriented approach is mandatory.

A constant rising demand within this field offers outstanding business opportunities for European companies, not at least due to their long-term experience in their own core market and their innovative products developed through a competitive business environment in Europe.

Providing a valuable chance for European companies to gain market insights as well as finding a reliable local partner on the ground, SEBSEAM-M is organizing a full day Business Matchmaking Event in the third quarter of 2016 in order to bring together European corporates and local players.

1 | Construction and Virtual Design Seminars

The Construction and Virtual Design Seminars is held in conjunction with the International Construction Week 2016 and also ecobuild Southeast Asia. It is organized by the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC), British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) and also AICEP Portugal Global. Register now to learn the practices from some of the best experts of EU-based companies in the construction and engineering industry.

Also, get a chance to learn about the latest trends and developments in

  • Quality, safety & professionalism
  • Internationalization
  • Productivity
  • Environmental Sustainability

Interested to be one of the sponsors for this exciting event? Please click here for the list of benefits for you.

For the programme of the event, please click here.


Seminar Presentation Materials:

Tony Gee | From British Norms to Eurocodes

by Evan Ho & Tony Gee


PERI Malaysia | Formwork Scaffolding Engineering & Training

by Rainer Klima

INTELIBUILD | Building Information Modeling - Lessons Learned

by Ronan Collins

Bayer MaterialScience - Covestro | Affordable & Sustainable Housing Solution

by Veeralakshmanan



2 | Webinar: IPR Protection Strategies for EU SMEs from the Manufacturing Sector in Malaysia


Click here to visit the organiser's  website.


Event Description:

The webinar will discuss how IP can be registered, protected and enforced for the EU SMEs from Manufacturing sector in Malaysia. It will explore case studies concerning IP challenges and how to overcome these by providing practical tips and Dos & Don'ts for SMEs. The Helpdesk expert Mr. Muhammad Hamid Azrul will provide advice how to develop your business while facing the IPR challenges in Malaysia.


3 | Business Matching for European Security, Fire and Safety Solution Provider

In Conjunction with 2016's IFSEC Southeast Asia (Security, Fire, and Safety Engineering). Clickhere for IFSEC Southeast Asia Brochure.

Event Details:

Event Description:

•    A full-day business matching with European companies (Security, Fire and Safety Professionals or M&E Engineers) who are keen and very interested in the Malaysian market or ASEAN market as a whole.
•    A Business-Matching for European companies (approx.. 3-5 meetings per company).

Click here for Business Matching Registration Form & List of European Business Matching Partners

1 | Market Report on Professional Services in Malaysia 2015

Market Report on Professional Services in Malaysia

(Click image for a preview of the report)

This study provides European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with practical insight into the Malaysian construction industry, and helps to identify opportunities and risks of the market. The report includes the latest market data, legal framework conditions, future directions and a detailed examination of the focal areas architectural,engineering and quantity surveying services. As the Malaysian construction market will be liberalized to a certain extent this year, foreign companies and experts will be able to enter the Malaysian market more easily than before and therefore should deal with this opportunity in a timely and informed manner.

In addition to secondary research, extensive primary research has been carried out for this study. Several companies out of the different fields of the construction industry as well as relevant governmental institution and associations have been interviewed to provide relevant practical data of the industry and to get a further inside view. The study includes an overview of the regulatory agencies and related associations of the Malaysian construction industry, complemented by quantitative and qualitative information for EU SME's to enter the Malaysian construction market.

2 | Q & A Webinar on Engineering and Architectural Services (12th and 26th May 2015).

  • Learn about the Opportunities for European SME Professional Service Providers in Malaysia
  • Click here for the E-flyer on Architecture and Engineering Services.

3 | 1-day Symposia Day + 1-day Business Matching (B2B – Business Partner Search)  on 10th and 11th of September



4 | A detailed Market Study on the Service Providers in the Construction Industry in Malaysia and its potential for creating a marketplace for European and Malaysian Engineers, Architects and other Service Providers

5 | Run Advocacy Activities in Malaysia with all relevant stakeholders

1 | Market research reports on the sector in Malaysia and in Europe

2 | Organizing meetings to engage with stakeholders

3 | Webinar for Engineering to connect EU-Engineers with Malaysian Engineers.

On 17th of September 2014 the Project Web Portal will be available, which will serve as a one-stop source of information for the project.

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Business Malaysia Business Maysia provide a trusted platform for EU SMEs to ask qualified experts about expanding your business into the Malaysia and ASEAN markets.

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