CEO Conference

Understanding of Issues and  Challenges

11 May 2018
Yangon, Myanmar

CEO Conference

Novotel Max Yangon
11 May 2018 (Friday)
9 am - 6pm

CEO Conference is the premiere gathering of the most senior government officials, titans of the industry, top CEOs and decision makers of business sector in Myanmar. The CEO Conference aims to cover issues and challenges facing Myanmar’s economy and promoting investments in different parts of Myanmar. The expected outcome of the CEO Conference is for a clear understanding of issues and challenges, concrete outline of the next steps, proposed solutions for moving forward, clear and concise information from the Union Government as well as state/regional governments on investment potential and clarification of the government’s economic policies.


  • Keynote Speech by V.VIP

  • Union Ministers and Chief Ministers

  • CEO Talk

  • Panel Discussions with Industry Leaders

  • Regional Investment Seminars

  • DICA Legal Workshop










We have invited honourable government representatives, senior representatives from private sector, the top CEOs, and leading thinkers / influencers. Stay tuned for further announcement on confirmed list of speakers.



Regional Investment Seminar


Speeches by Chief Ministers

Investment opportunities of state and regional

CEO Talk

Learning from top CEOs in Myanmar who have lessons from their purpose, values, career history, the highest impact success, outcomes and achievements.

DICA Legal Workshop

Discussing  on the procedures and compliance related to investment issues and the Myanmar investment rules.

Economic Policies and Regulatory Reforms

Myanmar continues to change from a centrally-planned economy dominated by state-owned enterprises to a competitive market-economy that supports the democratic transition.  We will examine the current state of these reforms and discuss what else needs to be done to unlock Myanmar’s economic potential.


  • What are the key focus areas of economic reforms for the government? E.g. export promotion, job creation, tax reform, domestic trade liberalization policies

  • From the private sector perspective, where are reforms needed?  Which key private sector areas need to develop to support economic growth?

  • How will the deregulation resulting from the new Myanmar Companies Act (2017) affect the business environment?

  • How is the external environment? E.g. impact of sanctions lifting, ASEAN Economic Community, OBOR

  • How do Myanmar businesses benefit from the involvement of foreign investors?  Should there be open competition for all sectors?

Myanmar’s Industrial Transformation

To achieve strong and inclusive economic growth, Myanmar’s industries need to change. We examine what is needed for successful transformation and structural changes in industry.


  • The nature of learning processes underlying technological and organizational change

        Industrial dynamics

  • Decision making, capabilities and strategies of organizations

  • The role of institutions in innovation processes and in industrial and corporate change

  • Developing next generation leaders and successfully navigating leadership transitions


International Investment Promotion

Myanmar is poised to be an attractive destination for foreign investment that delivers growth as its economy opens up.  We discuss the international foreign investment environment and what Myanmar is doing to attract and retain a growing share of FDI.


  • How is the global investment climate?  Are risk appetites improving and in particular what is the sentiment for emerging and frontier markets?

  • How is the current FDI levels in terms of committed investments and the translation of these commitments into actual investments?  Who are our biggest investors?

  • How is Myanmar positioned in comparison to regional and international peers in our ability to attract FDI?  Are there any further reforms to increase Myanmar’s attractiveness?

  • From an investor perspective, what does a country need to demonstrate to be an attractive destination for investment?  What are the current issues facing foreign investors?

  • Where are the priority sectors for foreign investment?  For investors, what do you see as Myanmar’s competing advantage as an investee country?

Financial Innovation

In recent years, there has been a major transformation driven by technological innovation in the global financial services industry. At the same time, Myanmar’s Financial Sector has undergone a historic transition. However, innovation and policy reforms in the Financial Sector are still much needed. The distinguished panel will seek to discuss:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities in introducing financial innovation in Myanmar?

  • How can we have inclusive financial services while improving financial stability and reliability of their services?

  • How can the regulators encourage financial innovation while strengthening the regulatory framework? E.g. digital financial services (mobile banking, payment innovations)

  • Establishing financial stability mechanisms.

  • How can we build trust and raise awareness in public sector?

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Lead Sponsor:

Amara Communications Co., Ltd. (ACS) is a leading provider of services to the telecommunications industry in Myanmar. 

ACS owns and operates ananda, a 4G+ data operator that enables a liberating digital experience for consumers and enterprise users. ananda is proud to be  wholly Myanmar-owned with international service standards.

Established in 2011 to tap into the country’s rapidly developing telecommunications market, ACS has been providing network rollout services which includes tower foundation civil works, installation of power and radio communications equipment as well as operation and maintenance of towers.

ACS has also established a distribution network to distribute top-up cards. In 2016, ACS won the license to operate a high-speed 4G+ network on the 2600 MHz spectrum. 

ACS is part of the IGE Group of Companies, a Myanmar group of company with a diverse portfolio of businesses, including power, energy, infrastructure, hospitality, financial services and telecommunications.


Heading Shwe Taung is one of Myanmar’s leading corporations with a diversified portfolio of business interests focusing on six core sectors – building materials, distribution, engineering and construction, infrastructure investment, lifestyle, and real estate. We currently have a workforce of more than 7,200 employees, creating employment opportunities for people across the country. We have an established track record of delivering quality real estate projects in Myanmar, having developed more than 50 projects over 800 acres of land in Myanmar, including notable projects such as the Crystal Tower, Crystal Residences, Junction Square, Union Business Centre, Union Financial Centre, and Junction City. We adhere strongly to the belief in contributing to society and the environment through our wide-ranging corporate social responsibility (CRS) programmes in Myanmar. We actively participate in programmes dedicated to enhancing human capital, protecting the environment, building communities, and promoting greater transparency in corporate governance and accountability to stakeholders. We regularly invest in sustainable initiatives to enhance the environment, education and social community programmes for the future of Myanmar. We have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2013, a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

AYA Bank is the no.1 fastest growing bank in Myanmar. It was licensed by the Central Bank of Myanmar on 2 July 2010 and relicensed under the Financial Institutions Law 2016 as a full service universal bank. The bank has grown rapidly over the past seven years to become the second largest in the country, with [234] branches, [1.4m customer], Kyat [4.7] trillion customer deposits and [150 billion] Shareholders’ Equity as at the end of September 2017. Top 100 depositors represent about 6% of total deposits, underlining the general public’s confidence in the bank. As a member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), AYA Bank is committed to implement global standards in Corporate Governance and compliance best practices in its management and operations. Consequently, since 2014-15, AYA Bank is the only bank in Myanmar to be IFRS compliant and the only one audited under International Standards of Auditing (ISA) by a big-four international firm. The bank has also attracted and retained talented staff with both domestic and international exposure and has invested significantly in Learning & Development as a way to ensure long-term sustainable growth for the communities it serve. For the years ahead, the bank will continue to extend its branch network throughout Myanmar while concurrently investing in state-of-the-art Core Banking, Digital Banking and Fintech platforms.

UAB is a leading universal financial services group in Myanmar. Established in 2010, we are now serving our customers from a growing network of over 76 locations in 45 townships across Myanmar. Licensed to conduct foreign currency operations, and through its foreign correspondents, UAB offers International Fund Transfers and Trade Finance facilities. In September 2017, the Asia Development Bank, through its Trade Finance Program, awarded UAB with a “Leading Partner Bank in Myanmar” award.

Participation Sponsors:

Broadcasting Partner 

UMG is an immerse group of companies which was firstly founded in 1998 in Myanmar. Initially, we penetrated the local market in 1998 by trading generators and spare parts of heavy equipment. As consequences of hard work and our benevolence, UMG gained trust of customers and 50%market share of the whole country within a few years and got market opportunities to expand our business into nine business sectors and over fourty subsidiaries. UMG is majorly recognized as the largest distributor of Agricultural Tractors & Trucks, Power Generators & Industrial System, Logistics, Motorcycles, Trucks and Buses, Remanufacturing, Construction, Concrete Equipment and Consumers’ Goods. With over 50 branches throughout Myanmar and 8 offices in seven South East Asian countries, UMG continuously grows into one of the leading businesses in Myanmar with over 3000 supportive UMGians

Marga Group is an international business syndicate with a Myanmar focus. Our primary activities are real estate development and telecommunications. Our group derived its name from the Sanskrit word Marga, which means “path” in English, the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Our group seeks to be the pathway for investors to discover the wonderful opportunities in the famous Golden Land, Myanmar. Our international team has extensive real estate development, corporate finance, telecommunications and fund management experience in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Middle East, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States of America. We aim to become the most trusted and reputable foreign corporation in Myanmar with focus on real estate development and telecommunications

Myanmar Electronic City is the first one stop shopping Electronics mall in Myanmar, established in October 2016 at Waizayandar road , Yangon.

Myanmar Electronic City has become the biggest retail modern trade in Myanmar, that keep to strengthen the business with a goal to capture the growing Myanmar customer with a modern shopping environment and consistent shopping experience at every store through all Myanmar.

Today Myanmar Electronic City has become an iconic modern retail in electronics products with extensive product selection covering IT and Mobile products also Consumer Electronic to audio products. To carter to wide demand from discerning shoppers, Myanmar Electronic City is able to provide its assortment to meet the need of customer across the Myanmar.

This competitive advantage result from our capabilities in intensive retail and customers studies, detail sales and profitability information from SKU as well as strong distribution network to move the products from distribution centre and suppliers to store.

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