The visit was arranged as a follow-up to the courtesy call made on the Governor of Malacca earlier this year, during which he encouraged IMBA members to visit Malacca to explore business opportunities. The programme of the visit included a meeting with H.E. Dato Sulaiman Mohd Ali, Deputy EXCO in charge of Economic, Investment and Industries. The representatives from the State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) also attended the meeting. The group also was given the opportunity to visit the Malacca Gateway Development Project – a premier development project which is in the process of development, now comprised of reclaimed and natural island areas totalling 1,366 acres which will signify a world class integrated development for commercial, tourism and other economic development in Malacca. It is also recognised as a national project and part of the Economic Transformation /ETP by the Federal Government. The group was briefed on the development in the area and also the possibilities for businesses there. In the afternoon, the IMBA members also visited AOU SunPower, a manufacturing facility making a world class high-efficiency solar cells and panels. The plant is a US investment and has the capability to produce approximately 1400 megawatts of solar cells with up to 24 percent conversion efficiency. It has more than 2,000 employees.