Issue #133 - 21st January 2019

Last Thursday, the BMCC held a Networking Dinner Reception for the British Malaysian Society (BMS) business delegation from the UK. The evening took place at the Urban Restaurant of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, our venue sponsor, where BMCC members mingled and dined with over 20 BMS delegates led by Chairman Ms. Mei Sim Lai OBE DL. The dinner was joined by newly appointed Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Datuk Mohamad Sadik Kethergany and his wife Datin Jakkiah. 

The British Malaysia Society was founded in the early 1980’s as a bilateral friendship organisation. Based in London, it seeks to maintain and nurture valuable relationships forged between Britons and Malaysians who have lived and done business in both countries.

Ms. Mei Sim along with BMCC Chairman Andrew Sill and Executive Director Jennifer Lopez gave their welcoming remarks, hailing the enduring robustness of UK-Malaysia relations and the continuous contributions of companies and individuals alike for not only preserving our trade ties but advancing it. Ms. Mei Sim who carries a long accomplished record of service in various private, governmental and welfare sectors is also Her Majesty The Queen’s Department Lieutenant for Greater London since 2006.

Former BMS Chairman, Dato’ Anthony Cooper with whom the BMCC signed an MOU with in July 2017 joined as an honorary delegate. Under this agreement, BMCC members would be extended BMS member privileges for events hosted in the UK, and likewise for BMS members visiting Malaysia. Several other BMS Executive Committee Members included Martin Barrow CBE, David Stringer-Lamarre and Robin Stevens. 

The BMS Delegation to Kuala Lumpur from 14 - 18 January included a meeting with the BMCC at the start of their programme, a session on current economic development and investment opportunities in Malaysia and a lunch hosted by MIDA. They also had a programme on Trade and Investment Issues between the UK and Malaysia chaired by BMCC Board Director and Delta Gate Solutions Managing Director, Tony Collingridge OBE, a private reception by BMCC Board Director and Standard Chartered CEO Abrar Anwar and a half day visit to the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Semenyih. The Delegation also met with Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-Abidin ibni Tunku Muhriz who hosted their tour of the Jalan Merdeka Exhibition, apart from a meeting at the Tourism Malaysia Office and a visit to the Shaftesbury Shopping Mall in Putrajaya.

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BMCC New Year's Drink  (Tomorrow, 22 Jan)

We''re eagerly looking forward to welcoming you back from the holidays and toast to the new year. Our customary New Year's Drink will this time be held on the 22th January at the brand new bar, JW Firehouse @ JW Marriott KL. Toast to the new year with new and returning members, our Board of Directors and the British High Commissioner to Malaysia!
Digital Innovation Conference  (12 Mar)

Join us for this lively and fast-paced conference expounding how the technologies of tomorrow are revolutionising the way we live, play and do business today. Featured speakers include YB Gobind Singh Deo, YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Dato' Ng Wan Peng and more! The BMCC Digital Innovation Conference is sponsored by HSBC Malaysia and Supported by the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur. 

HSBC Malaysia Launches HSBCnet Trade Transaction Tracker

On 10th January 2019, HSBC Malaysia launched the HSBCnet Trade Transaction Tracker, a pre-logon service in the HSBCnet Mobile app for customers to track the real-time status of trade transactions more quickly and easily. This innovative new mobile banking app that puts exporters and importers in Malaysia at the leading edge of the digital capabilities in tracking international trade transactions, is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
The Selangor St. Andrew's Society: Traditional Burns Supper (26 Jan)
The event is a four-course dinner including haggis. Red and White wine and a bottle of whisky will be provided for each table. Beer and wine will be supplied while stocks allow. There will also be the music of Rabbie Burns, The Alice Smith Poetry Awards and after dinner Ceilidh / Dancing. 
The renowned Sri KDU Scholarship 2019 is now open! 
It is a full scholarship for students to join our international secondary school (Years 7-10) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Year 12). 
To find out more, click the following links:

• Sri KDU International Secondary School (Year 7-Year 10)
• International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Year 12)

Knight Frank: Why Birmingham is a Hotspot for UK Investment?
Knight Frank, the independent global property consultancy held an exclusive launch of stylish new apartments in the heart of Birmingham. The Colmore and The Fazeley offer canal-side living at Snow Hill Wharf – the latest project by renowned developer Berkeley Group (St Joseph). The launch event was held at The Westin Kuala Lumpur on 19th & 20th of January alongside Savills Malaysia as joint sole agent. Prices start from just GBP200,000. 

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