SOBA LAB (Hybrid): Topics on Boosting Economic Resilience & Retail Industry Outlook.

How will Budget 2023 impact your business? Is our economy ready to face the threat of increasing inflation? Are we heading towards a recession?

Also, dive into how trends are transforming the retail industry outlook in 2023. Is e-commerce the way to go to reach a wider customer base?

Find out more at our upcoming SOBA LAB, Petaling Jaya on 4 November 2022.  Engage with our expert panelists from various industries as they share their knowledge and experience.

Panel session 1 : Moving Forward 2023: Boosting Economic Resilience

This session will address:

  • What would businesses like to see in Budget 2023 re-tabling?
  • Is our economy sustainable amidst the threat of increasing inflation?
  • Recession Predictions: Are we headed towards a recession and how can businesses weather it?

Moderator : David Lai, Head of Tax Advisory & Executive Director, Tax of BDO Tax Services Sdn Bhd


  • Yip How Nang, Head of SME Banking, RHB Bank Berhad
  • Kuan Eu Jin, Chief Marketing Officer of PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd
  • Bernard Yap, Malaysia EY Private Tax Leader; Partner, Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd

Panel session 2 :Trends Transforming the Retail Industry Outlook in 2023

This session will address:

  • Direct to Consumer: Learn more about this global trend
  • The Retail Apocalypse: From brick and mortar stores to online marketplaces – are they sustainable?
  • Is E-Commerce the way to go to reach a wider customer base?

Moderator : Dato Mike Loh, President of ASEAN Retail-Chain & Franchise Federation


  • Liew Kok Weng, Head of Business Innovation & Operations of Digi
  • Datin Katherine Leong Hong Yin, Managing Director of SENZ Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Nelson Liew, CEO & Co-Founder of Vanilla Mille Crepe Sdn Bhd