Myanmar Manufacturing Summit,

26-27 May, 2014 - Yangon, MYANMAR


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Official Opening Address:

H.E U Maung Myint, Union Minister

Ministry of Industry, Myanmar



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"Transforming Myanmar into the next manufacturing powerhouse!"


Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has granted approval to more than 100 foreign investment businesses last year, including auto manufacturing, beer, cigarette, home appliance, medicine, bamboo fiber, decorated roof and consumer food productions. Also, 40 foreign manufacturers are keen to set up in the Thilawa economic zone and production could begin in 2015 with companies producing clothing, foodstuff, electronic appliances, toiletries and car parts.


“Hong Kong textile manufacturers move production to Myanmar. Hong Kong textile manufacturers have signed a deal to set up their first industrial park in Yangon, which they expect will slash production costs by at least half.”



“Henkel has become the first international laundry detergent company to have local manufacturing operations in Myanmar.”



The market is becoming more attractive, especially when you see foreign companies like  Henkel, Unilever, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Lafarge, Nissan Motors, Suzuki Motors, Century Plyboards, Heineken, Carlsberg and many more entering the market and started or planning manufacturing facilities in the country!


Myanmar sees an influx of FDI especially in manufacturing sectors due to its strategic location, growing consumer base & low cost workforce. However, what are the challenges facing manufacturers and what are the entry strategies in this frontier market?  How do you select the right partner or go it alone? Is the infrastructure ready to support your investment? What are the tax implications and how do you structure your investment? How will local manufacturers stay competitive with the entry of foreign producers post AEC 2015?


CMT’s Myanmar Manufacturing Summit brings together leading industry experts and practitioners to share industry insights and experiences in Myanmar!


Why Attend?

  • Gain first-hand insights from H.E U Maung Myint, Union Minister of Industry, Myanmar from his opening keynote address!
  • Learn from Coca Cola Pinya Beverages on conducting responsible manufacturing businesses and the key factors in ensuring a successful manufacturing investment in Myanmar
  • Heineken will share their entry strategy in Myanmar and provide a market comparison of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam
  • Henkel & Lafarge will discuss on the challenges of setting up a manufacturing plant in Myanmar
  • Famoso Clothing shares the opportunities and challenges of operating a garment factory in Myanmar and comparing manufacturing in Vietnam & China.
  • Loi Hein Co. & other local producers to provide local’s perspective on staying competitive post AEC 2015
  • Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) and DFDL Legal and Tax offers valuable legal and tax tips pertaining to your investment in Myanmar
  • Get the latest update and development on Thilawa SEZ and Mandalay Myotha Industrial Park & Semeikhon river port from Thilawa Special Economic Zone Management Committee and MMID – Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development Public Co.
  • Ministry of Transport, Myanmar shed lights on the national transport development master-plan and status
  • Ministry of Labour offers Health & safety legislation and workforce development in Myanmar including minimum wage policy.
  • Hear from Ministry of Electric Power the development of power supply to support industrialization
  • IFC to detail options and sources of finance to fund your manufacturing facilities
  • Get insights on reducing operational cost to gain a competitive edge including developing your logistics and SCM strategies
  • Network with local and foreign investors to leapfrog your learning curve in investing in frontier market!




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DAY 1 (17:10 hrs to 18:10 hrs)



*Limited slots available. Reservation required

and open to registered delegates only




Led by

Ms. Cho Cho Wynn, Deputy Director General

Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)


Meet & Network with Key Officials!

TOP delegation from various directorates within the Ministry of Industry will be accompanying the Union Minister at this inaugural Summit.They include:


  1. U Thwin Myint Maung, Director General
  2. U Myo Zarni Win, Assistant Director
  3. Daw Tin Tin Htoo, Director IRD Dept, Directorate of Industry
  4. U Kan Chun, Director, No(1) Heavy Industry Enterprises
  5. U Zaw Myint, Director, No(3) Heavy Industry Enterprises

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Why Attend CMT Invest Myanmar Series?


1. Proven Track Record

CMT has organized 22 summits in Yangon since March 2012 in key sectors attracting over 4000 delegates from over 50 countries. These include:


- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Telecoms Update

- 1st, 2nd & 3rd Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power

- 1st, 2nd & 3rd New Myanmar Investment

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Mining

- 14th & 15th Asia CemenTrade

- 2nd Commercial Farm Asia

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Real Estate

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar POWER Summit

- 3rd RubberPlant Summit

- 9th SugarWorld Asia

- Myanmar Consumer Summit

- Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summit

- Myanmar Construction Summit


2. Meet Key Officials & Decision-makers

CMT works closely with various ministries. The Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Electric Power, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry & Ministry of Construction act as official host and supporter at many of our summits


3. Connect with genuine local or foreign partners

Network with the right persons or companies. We attract the best possible candidates you can pick as business associate or partner.


4. Covers All Strategic Sectors

CMT covers all the key sectors - Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Finance, Power, Telecoms and many more.


5. 1 to 1 Meetings with Government Officials

CMT facilitates dedicated private consultation sessions with government officials at our events.


CMT Invest Myanmar series provide not mere "information" but "insights on growth strategies


Optional Site Visit to
Thilawa Economic Zone

(27 May 2014, 1.30pm – 5.00pm)


1:30pmGather at hotel lobby
1:45pmDepart for Thilawa SEZ
2:45 pmSite tour & presentation  
3:45 pmDepart to Parkroyal Hotel
5:00 pmArrive at hotel


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Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Coca-Cola to Suzuki Myanmar Factory Rush Spurs Shipping: Freight


Manufacturers Investing in Myanmar's Thilawa Economic Zone


Norway's Jotun paints to set up shop in Myanmar


MIC allows over 100 foreign investment businesses this year


Coca Cola to build more factories in Myanmar


Myanmar allows more Asian firms to produce wood products and foodstuff



More updates soon!


CEO, MD, GM, Production Director/ Manager, Technical Advisor/Director from manufacturing sectors (FMCG, Automotive, Garment, Industrial, Packaging, Pharmaceuticals & etc), raw materials suppliers, Equipment/ machineries suppliers & service providers, EPC companies, Financiers, Consultants, Legal firms, Logistics & Shipping companies, Manufacturing Process providers, IPPs.

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact or (65) 6346 9130 


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Official invitation to visit Thilawa SEZ project area for Myanmar Manufacturing Summit 2014 participants

Posted on : 15 May, 2014


Invitation letter


Loi Hein to partner with Japan based Asahi for a soft-drinks deal in Myanmar

Posted on : 07 May, 2014


Myanmar's Loi Hein - the beverage manufacturer, plans to partner with the Asahi group of Japan to start a major new soft-drinks company in Myanmar. The partnership has to be approved by the Myanmar Investment Commission, before the plans proceed.

Loi Hein is expected to hold 49 percent of the joint venture, and Asahi is said to invest about ¥2.3 billion (US$22 million) to acquire a controlling 51 percent share.

Loi Hein that produces carbonated soft drinks brand - Blue Mountain, wants to diversify into Asahi's brand Calpis as well as tea and coffee brands in the next 5 years.

Loi Hein is looking at other joint ventures with other foreign companies as well to further strengthen its drinks portfolio that includes brands like Shark, Alpine water and Tip Top natural juice line.

Loi Hein is trying to compete in Myanmar's juice market, which is currently dominated by the imported drinks from Thailand. It's newest brand - Tip Top is introduced to capture the market.

Although Loi Hein is concerned with the entry of beverages majors such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi in Myanmar, the strong growth of 40 per cent from Blue Mountain in 2013 has given the right confidence to the local beverage company.

More on local manufacturers' perspective on their strategy to stay competitive post AEC 2015 as well as meeting the influx of foreign brands in the country will be discussed at Myanmar Manufacturing Summit 2014, coming to Yangon on 26-27 May 2014. For enquiries, contact Ms. Grace OH at or call +65 6346 9147.


12 Hong Kong garment manufacturers plan factory relocation to Thilawa SEZ in Myanmar

Posted on : 03 Apr, 2014


Myanmar's SEZ in Thilawa, in the outskirts of Yangon, is slated to be a major industrial hub.


In early March, The Financial Times reported that in a bid to tackle the challenges of rapidly rising wages, problems of hiring workers in China and a strong Chinese currency, a group of Hong Kong based garment manufacturers are in the process of relocating some portions of their operations from China to the Myanmar's Thilawa SEZ.


The report further states that as many as 12 such companies have already signed a letter of intent confirming their willingness to open factories in the SEZ.


The factories in question are medium-sized and are estimated to recruit approximately 2,000 workers each in Myanmar.


The final terms of the deal are yet to be completed. The 12 companies are in the process of getting a land lease in the SEZ at USD 300,000 per acre for a period of 50 years.


Given the lack of infrastructure development, the Thilawa SEZ has not progressed as expected.


But financial assistance from Japan is expected to boost the development process. Tokyo has already confirmed to lend USD 500 million in infrastructure loans, with investment focusing on building power networks, water supplies and logistics.


More on the 'DEVELOPMENT & PROGRESS OF THILAWA SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE' will be shared by Mr. Winston Set Aung, Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Myanmar and Chairman of Thilawa Special Economic Zone Management Committee at CMT's flagship event - Myanmar Manufacturing Summit in Yangon on 26-27 May 2014. Mr. Kazuto Yamazaki, Deputy Managing Director of Famoso Clothing Co., Ltd will also share insights on the CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES OF OPERATING A GARMENT FACTORY IN MYANMAR.


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Grace at or call + 65 6346 9147.


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Over 100 foreign manufacturing firms enter Myanmar in 2013, including – cigarette, beer, auto, medicine and more

Posted on : 14 Feb, 2014


Foreign investments in Myanmar has crossed over USD 44 billion by the end of November 2013, according to official statistics from Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). Among the largest investors are countries like China, Thailand and Hong Kong.


The steep rise in foreign investment has been possible with MIC granting over 100 foreign firms to enter the Myanmar market, which includes manufacturers of beer, cigarettes, medicines, auto, appliances, bamboo fiber, auto servicing, consumer foods, IT services and decorated roof. MIC confirms that in the January to December 19, 2013 period, it allowed 118 foreign investment businesses and joint ventures to invest and operate in Myanmar.


Among some of the global brand names entering the economy are British American Tobacco that will manufacture and distribute cigarettes and Myanmar Carlsberg that will produce and distribute beer. Apart from this two, there are other beverage manufacturing and distribution companies such as APB Alliance Brewery Company and Beer Chang International Limited investing in the booming Myanmar economy.


Investments have flowed into the manufacturing sector in the country post the appointment of finance minister Win Shein as MIC's chairman.


CMT's maiden Myanmar Manufacturing conference coming to Yangon on 27-28 May, 2014 is a key event for latest updates on FDIs in the manufacturing sector, regulatory clarification, challenges & opportunities and more.


For enquiries about Myanmar Manufacturing, contact Ms. Grace at or call + 65 6346 9147.