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November 30, 2004 - The Broward Alliance features Opportunity Malaysia

Why Malaysia?

-U.S. companies exported $10.9 billion to Malaysia in 2003
-Florida companies exported $171.8 million in goods and services in 2003

President/CEO of The Broward Alliance, Jim Tarlton (JT) said, “South Florida is a global destination for businesses and Malaysia and Southeast Asia are important ingredients to the diversification of our global economy”.

Three years ago, Bernhard Schutte, president of Digital Media Network, Inc. (DMNI), and long-time, active investor in The Broward Alliance, made his first trip to the Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia. He found a wealthy pro-American, multi-ethnic society, with a monorail in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and railways and highways linking to other cities. He learned that English is widely spoken in the former British colony and British-style education is free to university level students. “The Malaysians speak English and have all the contacts in the region. This saves the frustration of building a network into this multicultural, multilingual area.

They already have the relationships we need. It is easy to team up with the Malaysians to tackle this market,” he said.

From February 25 - March 6, 2005, the Florida Export Council will lead one of the largest business delegations to Malaysia. Participants are expected from throughout Florida, hoping to increase sales of U.S. goods and services; find new suppliers of goods and services, and explore joint venture opportunities. Schutte referred to Malaysia as “the secret back door to enter the South East Asian markets”.

This mission is certified by Enterprise Florida and has the support of The Broward Alliance, the World Trade Center Palm Beach, the U.S. Commercial Service and the District Export Council. Commercial briefings are being held in Boca Raton, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.

Some prospect industries for the Malaysian market include: Healthcare, franchising, waste & wastewater treatment, oil & gas equipment, municipal and solid waste, biotechnology, information & communication technologies, plastics materials & resins.

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