The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in collaboration with National Visual Arts Gallery Malaysia organized for the first time ‘Art Talk @ MATRADE’ with the theme Malaysian Art Going Global. The Art Talk is aimed to increase the awareness on the development of art sector in Malaysia as well as the potentials to elevate the sector to global market. It also serves as an excellent platform for participants to listen to the experiences by prominent galleries and artists which have been promoting Malaysian arts in the international market. MATRADE CEO Dato Dzukifli Mahmud gave the welcoming speech and Chairman of NVAG Dato Mahadzir Lokman officiated the event. Among the three invited speakers were Professor Jailani Abu Hassan, Mohammad Nazli and Ch’ng Huck Theng. About 150 guests from the art related industries attended and there was a showcase of artworks from Galeri Segaris, Galeri Chandan and sculptor Ch’ng Huck Theng.