Issue #116- 10th September 2018

A Journey to The Future of Finance
Last Thursday, the BMCC held a special talk & networking luncheon with CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to cast a prescient light on how technology will inevitable alter the financial and economic fabric as we know it today. In two exciting talks by Mr. Venkkat Ramanan (Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants) and Mr. Ainol Yaacob (Head of Country and Global Tax Director, GBS Tax Operations, BP Malaysia), they illustrated how careers worldwide are heading for a seismic shift in the near future. 
The Internet of Things, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, virtual & artificial intelligence, robotics and automation have already begun to impact the way we live and work. The economy will adapt, and so will its finance functions in what is considered as a dramatic move away from assigning value on the tangible towards the intangible. While this digital transformation brings significant opportunities, implementing these new technologies will also present challenges; not just for the systems, but for the people using them. A global process of re-skilling people will occur, with humans having to acquire multiple levels of competencies to work alongside machines. By the year 2020, Data Analysts are thought to be one of the most in-demand jobs. 

Held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, this luncheon was sponsored by CIMA, a 2018 Silver Sponsor of the BMCC. Over 50 attendees turned up, enjoying the presentations, a 4-course meal and light networking thereafter. 
BMCC and ICAEW sign Letter of Understanding

The BMCC and ICAEW have signed a Letter of Understanding on the 5th September 2018 with the aim of forging closer collaborations for the mutual benefit of members of both organisations. This newly formed alliance seeks to build upon the good partnership established since the inaugural BMCC Business Excellence Awards in July recently, where ICAEW was a Supporting Partner as a Nomination Review Panel. Founded in 1880, ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that connects over 150,000 chartered accountants worldwide. ICAEW trains, develops and supports committed professionals with the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.
Wales Trade Delegation Business Reception 
(24 Sept)

The BMCC will be hosting a Business & Networking Reception for a delegation of top 16 top-performing Welsh companies. This delegation is part of the Welsh trade mission: 'Export Market Visit to Malaysia.' Attendees will meet with Senior Officials from the Government of Wales and business delegates from the sectors of ICT, F&B, Energy, Oil & Gas, Construction & Infrastructure and Arts & Theatre. 
BMCC & MABC: Marketing to Asian Millennials (27 Sept)
Asia’s next most powerful bloc of consumers will come from the 1 billion millennials under the age of 35. How do CMOs and marketers stay on top of the game in attracting this influential group to their brands? Join a panel consisting of leading voices in the media & marketing industry in a thought-provoking session for the most discerning audience. Brought to you by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and the Malaysia Australia Business Council.
Cyber Security Malaysia - Award (24-28 Sep)

BAE Systems is proud to sponsor the Cyber Security Malaysia - Awards, Conference & Exhibition (CSM-ACE), a public-private-partnership driven event and a knowledge sharing platform that recognises contribution of individuals and organisations in the field of cyber security that takes place from 24 – 28 September in Kuala Lumpur. CSM-ACE 2018 gathers cyber security industry experts and community to exchange ideas on security management, policy and technology. 
90 North acquires two prime UK student housing assets with KWAP

In partnership with Kumpulan Wang Persaraan ("KWAP"), Malaysia's largest public service pension fund, we are delighted to announce the acquisition of two prime Purpose-Built Student Accommodation assets, providing a total of 360 bedrooms in Birmingham and Edinburgh.
UK Companies are invited to participate at IGEM 2018 Kuala Lumpur (17-20 Oct)

The British High Commission Kuala Lumpur (BHC KL), in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT), has secured exhibition space at the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2018) to showcase UK expertise in the clean energy sector. BHC KL are inviting up to six (6) UK SMEs to exhibit at the British High Commission stand.  

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Agriculture Trade Mission to Cambodia 
(22-23 Oct)

The British Chamber of Commerce Cambodia, in partnership with the Department for International Trade and the UK ASEAN Business Council will lead a UK trade mission to Cambodia focusing on Agri-business opportunities. The event will bring together key industry players, including farm owners, processing manufacturers, distributors, consultants, project developers, investors, associations and Royal Government of Cambodia officials.

NCSM: Pink Brunch (2 Oct)
The National Cancer of Society Malaysia (NCSM) will be hosting their first ever ‘Pink Brunch’ on 2nd October in support of breast cancer awareness month. Held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the brunch will be attended by royalty worldwide to highlight the importance of breast cancer prevention and education. To also celebrate survivorship, the Pink Brunch will feature our survivors and models on the catwalk, showcasing some of Malaysia’s top designers. Table bookings are now open. To find out more, call 03-2698 7300 or email

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