Issue #119- 1st October 2018

BMCC Hosts Reception for Trade Mission from Wales with Baroness Fairhead
The BMCC hosted a Business Networking Reception for a delegation of companies from Wales on the Trade Mission "Export Market Visit to Malaysia." Leading the delegation were Eleanor Harris and Leigh Jacka, Head of Trade and Manager of Trade Missions & Exhibitions respectively from the Welsh Government. More than 70 attendees showed up to meet with the Welsh delegates representing some of their country's top companies from the sectors of ICT, F&B, Energy, Construction & Infrastructure, Arts & Theatre and Smart Cities.

Among the guests of honour present were H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia and The Rt Hon Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE, the UK Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade (DIT). The Baroness who was on a visit here in Malaysia said a few words addressing the foreign delegates and the local representatives. Rona was a former Business Ambassador for UK Trade and Investment, with prior roles as Chairman of the BBC Trust (2014-2017) and the Financial Times Group (2006-2013). On 28 September, she assumed office as Minister and was later created Baroness Fairhead of Yarm in the County of North Yorkshire.

Earlier that day, the BMCC accompanied the Welsh Delegation to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for a meeting with its Minister YB Darrell Leiking. The meeting resulted in a reaffirmation of intentions and trade relations between Malaysia and Wales in years to come. Earlier in September, Wales Secretary of State Alun Cairns spoke on his vision for a "Western Powerhouse" concept at the Policy Forum Wales seminar in Newport, stating that the time has come for Wales to maximise its many strengths as a natural economic region. 

Marketing to Millennials
Joining forces with the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC), the BMCC hosted a Talk & Networking Evening on "Marketing to Asian Millennials: How do corporate brands win the battle of minds & hearts." The forum featured a panel with Mark O'Dea, Celebrity and British TV Host, Joanna Soh, Asia's No. 1 Fitness Youtuber, Winnie Chua, Co-Founder of Policystreet Insurtech and a spokesperson from Google Malaysia. Moderating the discussion was Desmond Ngai, Senior VP of WebTVAsia. It is forecasted that Asia's most powerful bloc of consumers will come from the 1 billion millennials below the age of 35. This event was arranged to discuss marketing trends and strategies towards the current generation of tech savvy youths in a digital age where the traditional models of media and branding are evolving. Over 60 attendees from both Chambers attended the event, with a lucky draw contest concluding the evening. 
An Interview with Pharma Boardroom

Jennifer Lopez, BMCC Executive Director discusses foreign investment trends in Malaysia and how the chamber is serving its members, especially UK companies operating in the healthcare sector. Pharma Boardroom provides industry trends, news and reports from all over the world. 
2018 CIMB Classic Golf Tournament: Inter-Chamber Networking Event (10 Oct)
The BMCC is delighted to be 1 of 15 participating Chambers at this year's Inter-Chamber networking event taking place in conjunction with the 2018 CIMB Classic golf tournament. SPECIAL OFFER: Each paying guest is entitled to two (2) complimentary season passes for general grounds admission to the event from Thursday - Sunday (11-14 October 2018.) Total value of the season passes is RM520!
Halloween Interchamber Ladies Sundowner (31 Oct)

The highly successful Interchamber Ladies Sundowner returns once more. This networking event is for female participants only and is jointly organised with the German, French, EU, Australian, American, New Zealand, and Italian Chambers. Join this Interchamber Ladies Sundowner and create valuable connections with interesting business professionals while you enjoy a glass of wine or beer (or two) taking in the wondrous KL skyline from U-Bar on the 33rd floor of Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur. *Ladies only. 

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Up to 10% Fare Discounts From Emirates
BMCC members are entitled to exclusive flight discounts from Emirates. Save up to 10% on Business and Economy flights for Return Tickets from Kuala Lumpur. Sales period runs from now till 31 August 2019, valid for travel periods ending 29 February 2020. Valid for BMCC Members only. Email to to avail promotion. Terms & Conditions apply.
Private & International School Fair (PISF) Returns to Johor & Penang (6 & 14 Oct)

The Private & International School Fair (PISF) returns to Johor and Penang for the 7th time! The fair in Johor will take place on 6 October 2018 at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri whereas the fair in Penang will take place on 14 October 2018 at Olive Tree Hotel, Bayan Lepas. Both fairs will begin at 12pm and end at 5pm. In addition to visiting booths and speaking to school representatives, parents will be able to purchase the 2018/2019 edition of Education Destination Malaysia at both fairs.

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British Academy of Performing Arts: HEROES
(23-28 Oct)

Starring Patrick Teoh, Thor Kah Hoong and Paul M Baker, HEROES is set in a retirement home for First World War veterans. Gustav, Philippe and Henri pass their time grumbling about the staff, dreaming about young women and arguing over whether a statue of a dog is alive. They also hatch a plan to make a break for freedom - taking the dog with them. HEROES was the winner of London's prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2006 and runs from 23rd to Sunday 28th October.
Hernancres: Corporate Tax and SST Impact on Inter-Company and Cross Border Transactions (29 Oct)
Inter-Company is not something new and has been first introduced in Malaysia effective from the year of legislation in 2009 and better known as "Transfer Pricing." Unfortunately many Malaysian businesses have the wrong impression that Transfer Pricing does not relate to them and may not even be aware of the Inter-Company compliance requirement in Malaysia. Join this half-day programme to understand more. BMCC Members entitled to exclusive rates. HRDF claimable.
Calling British Retirees in Malaysia: Invitation to Join the Consular Team for Afternoon Tea (31 Oct)

Calling all British Retirees in Malaysia! The British High Commission Consular team will be hosting an event with a presentation by Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) and Sam Choong, Advocate and Solicitor on Estate Planning Estate on Wednesday, 31 October 2 pm - 5 pm High Commissioner's Residence. Spaces are limited! To RSVP, email to
EIC Connect: Energy Malaysia Conference (31 Oct)
EIC Connect Energy Malaysia is the Energy Industries Council’s (EIC) not-for-profit event designed to bring the leading operators, developers and OEMs from across the region to talk about the various opportunities for the supply chain in their current and upcoming projects in the energy sector. Discover where operators and contractors need new products and services across Malaysian energy projects. 
Mahathir arrives in London for second leg of UK visit
The New Media Barons
Malaysia to gain significantly from RM6.5b UK economic reform fund
The Power of Doing Nothing At All
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