The past seven days has proven to be a busy week for the chamber, with The RT Hon Liam Fox MP and Richard Graham MP's visit to Malaysia at the heart of our events. 

Mr. Graham, Theresa May's Trade Envoy to Malaysia began his visit in Johor, before returning to Kuala Lumpur for an exclusive networking evening with BMCC members. The Rt Hon Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade featured in what was perhaps the highlight of the week at the "Malaysia and Britain: Partners in a Post-Brexit World" convention. Joining him was the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato' Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed and Her Excellency Victoria Treadell, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia who spoke on the recent triggering of Article 50, as well as the approach and ambitions of Malaysia in strengthening the trade relations with a more independent United Kingdom. 


This week, we look forward to the second installment of BMCC's new Breakfast Talks Series, happening this Wednesday the 12th of April. There has been an overwhelming response for it and we look forward to seeing all who have registered on the day!

Below, a look back at events past with accompanying pictures. 
Visits to Johor

Beginning on the 30th of March, BMCC was present in the state of Johor to witness the official opening of Owen Mumford, one of UK's leading medical devices company and creators of the world's first automatic insulin pen. HE Vicki Treadell was there to officiate the launch together with Mr. Joerg Daehn, Regional MD of Owen Mumford and Tuan Haji Suhairi Hj Hashim, representative of the Chief Minister of Johor. 

The BMCC, represented by Executive Director Aurelia Silva, returned to Johor several days later to join Richard Graham MP on his visit around the state. Among the companies visited there were Dyson, Iskandar Malaysia and the Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) factory, the world's best bus company and recording over 1,650 buses manufactured across Asia. The visit ended with a business dinner with the MP and Johor based BMCC members. 
A BMCC Networking Reception with Richard Graham MP
 
Back in KL on the 4th of April, the BMCC held an exclusive networking reception with Richard Graham MP, the UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Malaysia at Intercontinental Hotel. He spoke reassuringly of UK's economic fundamentals and Malaysia's growing standing with the UK in light of the recent triggering of Article 50. He reaffirmed that the UK is more determined than ever to bolster trade relations in the ASEAN region, and the Malaysian market's dynamism is the perfect gateway to expanding business to the South-Asian Pacific region. Over 50 BMCC members attended the event. 
Malaysia & Britain: Partners in a Post-Brexit World

The BMCC supported the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) in hosting the event " held at MITI tower on the 5th. 

"UK Secretary of International Trade Dr Liam Fox said the UK affirmed its commitment to increase trade and investment as part of a determined effort to reach out to its trading partners and to reassure that the UK was open for business. He also acknowledged the massive investments by Malaysian companies in the UK including that of the Battersea Power Station, a project by SP Setia, Sime Darby and the Employees Provident Fund, as well as the presence of the likes of EcoWorld, Khazanah Nasional and many others.

Together at the event were International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, British High Commissioner to Malaysia HE Vicky Treadell and UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Malaysia, Richard Graham MP. “Malaysia is committed to deepening the already strong relationship with the UK. Malaysia-UK ties have never been so impactful and flourish due to the continued success of the two countries in many sectors,” Dato' Sri Mustapa said."

Read more from The Star here 
JPA Senior Officials visit the BMCC
 
As part of the 22nd JPA-BMCC Management Programme, 14 participating candidates consisting of high ranking government officials visited the BMCC Executive Office to share their views on the programme thus far and their experience of attachments at BMCC member companies. They were also given a tour of the Business Centre, with Aurelia Silva saying a few welcoming words.

The 3 month course is now nearing the end of its duration, with the closing ceremony due to be held this Friday at Putrajaya. The  candidates and participating member companies will be handed mementos of recognition, including special awards for Best Candidate, Best Company and Best Project Paper. 
BMCC Members Entitled to Members Rate of RM 215.
Download the Registration Form here & return to events@bmcc.org.my (Ramesh)
Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series
Asia IOT Business Platform
Understanding IOT Needs of Business in Malaysia
IERP: Global Conference 2017
(30% Off For BMCC Members)
Malaysia International Food and Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB) 2017
British Airways Invests To Boost Customer Experience

British Airways today launched its investment plans for customers, focusing on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO, said: “We will invest and innovate where our customers value it most, and differentiate ourselves with a unique on-board experience and service. We’re investing in Club World, focusing now on improved catering and sleep and in the future on a new seat.


Learn more about British Airways' 6 Investments
Watch therir promo video here
Did You Hear About The Study UK Alumni Awards 2017 Winners
The winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2017 Malaysia were announced at a gala award ceremony hosted on 16th March at British High Commissioners’ Residence by HE Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO.

Sarah Deverall, Director British Council Malaysia said, “I am delighted that this year by bringing our Alumni Awards to Malaysia for the first time, we are able to recognise the achievements of these talented individuals, who have used their UK studies to such outstanding effect in their professional lives and their communities.”

Find out who the winners are here
Garden International School receives Apple Distinguished School recognition
Garden International School (GIS) is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017–2018 for its work in developing a learning culture here at GIS.

“We are delighted that the school has been recognised for the outstanding work we do. We have an exceptionally talented and hardworking staff and student body, working together to create a unique learning culture; the Apple Distinguished School award is very much deserved,” said Mark Ford, Principal of GIS.

Niche skills in hot demand in Malaysia provide career signposts

A growing demand for niche skills this quarter reveals the areas both employers and candidates should consider investing in, according to recruiting experts Hays in Malaysia.

Customer experience experts, cloud implementation leads and social media gurus are among the niche skills in high demand but in low supply, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Report. “Hays analyses trends emerging in the Malaysian job market each quarter to produce insights that can also act as signposts to areas worthy of career development or even training investment,” says Tom Osborne, Regional Director of Hays in Malaysia.


Read the full report from Hays here

Going Dark For Mother Nature

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor and the Centre’s Director of Facilities, Chen Soo Yoong with close to 420 team members and their families during the venue’s seventh Earth Hour gathering.

During the event, the venue not only turned off all non-essential lights but held a variety of interactive activities to further educate team members and their families on nature, the environment and the Earth Hour initiative. Pre-event, the Centre also created a ‘green quiz’ which was circulated among team members with the top four submissions winning a prize.
Read more here
LOL Fest 2017 by LOLEvents

LOLFEST, the festival that celebrates the most contagious of human expression - laughter, is back! This year we're taking it to a whole new level; Bigger Shows, Bigger Comedians, and Bigger Laughs that leave you gasping for Big Gulps of air!

Don't miss this month long comedy festival kicking off on 24th March, featuring 11 specially curated shows that will blow your mind, with over 40 local and international comedy performers, happening in 3 amazing venues across KL!


Click here to watch the promo video
Click here for more info
One-Man Star Wars Trilogy Featuring Charlie Ross
 
This April, international show promoter, event and entertainment specialist Milestone Production will bring you on a ride of a lifetime into a galaxy far, far away. Organised to support United Nation’s International Day of Families, Milestone Production is bringing the critically acclaimed Broadway comedy parody “One Man Star Wars Trilogy” to Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The epic journey across the galaxy (officially endorsed by Lucasfilm) will be told through one man’s frenetic talents and energy at HGH Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur on 21 April 2017.


Tickets on Sale Here
(By the way, Milestone's giving away free pair of VVIP tickets each week. Visit BMCC's Facebook page to find out more)
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