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Issue #135 - 4th February 2019

Courtesy Visit to Deloitte

BMCC paid a courtesy visit to 2019 Sterling Member, Deloitte Tax Malaysia. Pictured above from left to right, Ms. Theresa Goh (Tax Partner, Deloitte) Ms. Jennifer Lopez (Executive Director, BMCC) and Ms. Sim Kwang Gek (Managing Director, Tax, Deloitte) met to discuss collaborative opportunities and Chamber membership benefits. 

Deloitte Tax Malaysia has 17 tax partners and more than 495 tax professionals across 8 locations, with the largest office in Kuala Lumpur. Deloitte Tax Malaysia is also part of the Deloitte Southeast Asia network, which comprises of approximately 330 partners and 8,000 professionals spread across 25 office locations in the region. They are recognised as one of the market leaders in professional services and for tax service offerings, including business tax advisory, international tax, tax audit and investigation, Global Employer Services  and  tax services for specialised industries such as financial services, energy & resources and real estate.

PwC Hosts Talent Development Programme for Petrofac

Last week, the BMCC organised an off-site training programme for Petrofac staff at PwC's office. The session, led by Ms. Salika Suksuwan (Director of Human Capital, PwC) and her team conducted a series of best-practice presentations on attracting & retaining talents, making learning an everyday habit, corporate responsibilities and expectation management in new workplace environments. The session concluded with an office tour and lunch for the Petrofac staff. As part of their Annual Sponsorship with the BMCC, Petrofac has engaged the BMCC in organising a number of training programmes for its staff since 2018. Petrofac Malaysia and PwC Malaysia are 2019 Sterling Members of the BMCC. 
BMCC Focus Talk: Road to Raising Business Confidence  (21 Feb)

Join us for this BMCC Focus Talk with Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, Economic Advisor to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as he sheds light on our economic roadmap, deconstructing our outlook through national fiscal priorities and reformations towards revitalising our Business Confidence. 

 
BMCC Focus Talk: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace - Raising The Bar  (26 Feb)

Come along as we host YB Hannah Yeoh and an ensemble of industry leaders to speak on the best practices of D&I today. Discover how stakeholders can measure success by leveraging on the diversities already embedded within the DNA of their organisations. Our panelists will share their insights and solutions to overcoming the fragility and sensitivities often intertwined in the implementation of D&I policies.
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. 
 
City Week 2019: The International Financial Services Forum  (London, 20-21 May)
BMCC Supported Event

Now in its 9th year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community, bringing industry leaders and policy makers worldwide to discuss the future of global financial markets. It consists of two days of cutting-edge conferences, workshops, social events and networking opportunities including a gala dinner.
 
BMCC members (UK based) are entitled to exclusive 20% discount.  Email to comms@bmcc.org.my for promo code. 
 
Bett Asia (12-13 Mar)    BMCC Partnered Event

Registrations are open for Bett Asia 2019! Get your early bird tickets now as well as an additional 10%. Email to comms@bmcc.org.my for your BMCC promo code. 
Sunway Medical Centre: When Surgery is Not Just About Knives  (23 Feb)

Come along to a Public Forum by Sunway Medical Centre themed "When Surgery is Not Just About Knives: How today's technology can provide you with effective treatment options." Veteran doctors will speak on topics such as Neurological Management, Robotic Surgery and how Waze can perform Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Happening 23rd Feb at SunMed Convention Centre, registrations and parking is free. 
 
Register at sunmedpr@sunway.com.my
Hays: Asia's Talent Market  (7 Mar)

As employers continue to grapple with tightening labour regulations in most markets, Hays understands the challenges employers are facing when it comes to recruitment. Join Hays for the launch of their 12th Annual Hays Asia Salary Guide. They'll present key findings from the guide including topics such as salary, flexible staffing and work practices, diversity in the workplace and skills shortages. Happening 7th March at The Westin Kuala Lumpur. 
RSVP to PhuiMun.Wong@hays.com.my
CIMA & AICPA Create New Hub in Kuala Lumpur to Strengthen Accounting Profession in Southeast Asia and Around The World

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which brought together The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), has announced a new global hub in Kuala Lumpur to support members and students. The move demonstrates a significant commitment to the accounting profession in Malaysia and Southeast Asia that will also benefit professionals globally.
 
Marlborough College Malaysia Celebrates the launch of 'Barton Farm'

Approximately six months ago, visitors to Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM) may have been non-plussed by lots of fresh digging in an area of the expansive 90 acre site close to its Pre- Preparatory School buildings. However at a coffee morning for parents on 15th January, the College was delighted to invite visiting parents to tour what has been transformed into a highly productive and yet tranquil space, as part of a focus on health and well-being. This week also saw the important milestone of the farm being given its name – Barton Farm. 
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