British High Commissioner to Malaysia Issues Statement Following Theresa May's 'Global Britain’ Brexit Speech
In what is arguably Theresa May's biggest speech on Brexit since assuming office, the UK Prime Minister has declared her intentions for a "Hard-Brexit," outlining 12 key objectives in a plan for a 'Global Britain.'
In response, British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Vicki Treadell, has issued a media statement demonstrating firm support for the Prime Minister's plans, as she believes the historic ties between UK and Malaysia are a strong bedrock for the building of a 'Global Britain.'
“The UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech today reinforced our government’s commitment to emerge from this period of change stronger and more outward-looking than ever before. She set out a vision where the UK will remain a reliable partner, ally and close friend of the European Union. We are therefore determined to pursue a new, positive and constructive partnership with the European Union. We will do so with purpose and clarity" H.E. Vicki Treadell said.
“The UK is an outward-looking country but we will be yet more engaged globally given the opportunities that will open once we leave the EU. For our friends and partners in Malaysia, I can assure you that a Global Britain will seek to build on our historic ties as well as deepen and broaden our bilateral relationship across a range of fronts. [Source NST]
BMCC New Year's Drink 2017
A certain feel good factor imbued the minds and hearts of all present at our BMCC New Years Drink last week. And rightly so. It was the Chamber's first event of 2017, held at the jazzy LiveHouse @ TREC, and we can but hope that this energy is symbolic of a running start towards better things to come for our members.
With over 70 attendees, the turnout far exceeded our expectations, comprising of BMCC members, a good number of non-members along with several walk-ins intermingling amidst an endless stream of drinks and canapés. H.E Vicki Treadell was present, taking to the stage to say few words in toasting the new year with BMCC Chairman Andrew Sill.
EUMCCI "In Conversation Series" - Implications of Foreign Exchange Administration Rules
The EUMCCI is diving into the year with a guide on Bank Negara Malaysia's new ruling on the Foreign Exchange Administration Rules which requires exporters to convert 75% of their proceeds into Malaysian Ringgit.
Join the conversation tomorrow to have a clear insight on how this move will impact your business and the foreign business community in Malaysia.
Date: 24th January 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm
Venue: Forum, Level 1, Sasana Kijang, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur
Visit their Website to register of for more information.
The Alice Smith School Chamber Brunch 2017
Join two renowned Alice Smith alumni, Martin Gilbert (Co-founder & CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC) and Mark Lankester (CEO, Real Estate & Partnerships of Tune Hotels Group), who will share their memories and experiences of their journey to success.
The forum will be moderated by Andrew Sill, Managing Director, Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and Head of Alice Smith School, Roger Schultz. Both Andrew and Roger bring with them vast years of experience in their respective fields.
Monday, 13th March 2017
Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
9.30am - 1.00pm
IPSEF is a well-established business conference addressing the ever changing and growing international and private schools markets. Taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 22-24 March 2017 this regional event draws school owners (individual schools and school groups) and the stakeholder community involved in supporting their expansion plans, whether in new or existing markets.
IPSEF features Case Studies from new schools ranging from early years to secondary schools from across Asia, and after two days of conference IPSEF offers optional school visits on the third day. Participants are typically school owners and Heads, regulators, the investment community, architects and project managers, training and CPD providers, awarding bodies and recruiters, to mention a few.
The Forum has emerged as one of the best solutions to energy shortages, energy demand, and a response to global warming. Focusing on “Alternative Cooling Technologies In Tropical Climates”, the event will bring together key industry players to discuss and benchmark crucial issues on how to seize new opportunities and make it effective for the ASEAN Region. The Forum is rich in interactive panel discussions, in-depth real life case studies, keynote presentations, networking opportunities and awards ceremony.
Date: 27th-28th March 2017
Venue: Manila, Phillippines
Members of BMCC are eligible for exclusive 10% discount.
Safety & Track Engineering Courses - delivered by Neway Training Solutions
Neway Training Solutions is an experienced and professional training company, established in 2002, which offers a comprehensive portfolio of training programmes primarily to the rail industry. Programmes include Permanent Way, Track Safety, Plant, Competence Management and Health & Safety.
Neway offers comprehensive track engineer training course that spans some 40 modules of training. The course is designed to ensure that the attendees understand and practice the fundamentals of track engineering.
Book your Sao Kung Zhao at Yezi at The Roof (First Avenue, Bandar Utama) before 27th January, and receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine or wine valued at up to RM180.
Call 03-8605 3388 to book your set meal. Simply mention you are a BMCC Member to receive a complimentary bottle.
Visit @yezi.TheRoof to view the set menus eligible with this special promotion.
Eddie Izzard - The Force Majeure Tour Comes to KL!
After touring around five continents, Eddie Izzard is finally bringing his massive Force Majeure world tour to Malaysia! One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard’s unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement.
His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet’s Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlow’s Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor. Don’t miss your chance to see the great Eddie Izzard live!