MNBC Membership

Background of the MNBC

The Malaysia Norway Business Council (MNBC) is an independent organization incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (company no. 193788-K). It was formed in February/ March 1990. The main aim of the Council is to provide a forum for discussion and exchanging views on business conditions, both domestic and international, affecting Malaysian and Norwegian firms.

The Council is a non-profit making body; it is financed entirely from members' subscription, entrance fees and surpluses arising from specific activities.

The MNBC constitution is quoted in the documents Memorandum of the Association and Articles of the Association.


Broadly, the objectives of the MNBC are to:

  • Promote trade, commerce, industry and investment between Malaysian and Norwegian public and private sectors, fostering for this purpose friendly relations, mutual understanding and closer economic co-operation between the two countries to contribute towards the advancement of both the Malaysian and Norwegian economy.
  • Provide information and assistance to Malaysian firms seeking to do business in Norway and Norwegian firms interested in doing business in Malaysia.
  • Promote with other organizations in Malaysia having objects altogether or in part similar to those of the Council with respect to the various and several constructive views of the members on the Malaysian Government's policies, regulations implemented or proposed and programs which in their opinion would directly or indirectly affect business interests.

MNBC Benefits

  • 4 Waterhole networking sessions annually, hosted at the Norwegian Ambassador's residence.
  • Admission and voting rights at the AGM with dinner following.
  • First notice and access to Breakfast seminars.
  • Invitations to official Norwegian events.

Sponsored Benefits

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Business Networking

Interacting with Norwegian and Malaysian groups of business interests and trade missions visiting both Malaysia and Norway.

Exchange Ideas

Providing a contact point where members meet and interact to exchange ideas and discuss matters of mutual interest

Trade & Investment

Ad-hoc talks and discussions with important business leaders both from Norway and Malaysia, on maters relating to trade commerce and investment.

Wealth of Contacts

Provision of services to Malaysian members visiting Norway for purposes of business through the use of the company's contacts.