Last week from the 14th to 18th May, the CommonwealthFirst conducted its 2nd Export Champion Trade Mission, visiting Malaysia and Singapore. The BMCC played a key role in the delegates' overall itinerary with MITI, MIDA, MDEC and the British High Commission leading up to an evening Networking Reception with BMCC members. 

The CommonwealthFirst was established by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) with a mission to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to trade and invest across the Commonwealth.

The Reception was held at Intercontinental Hotel KL, where up to 30 BMCC members guests were exclusively invited to network with the delegation candidates led by Richard Burge, Chief Executive of the CWEIC. The delegation companies included Avon Barrier, BOXARR, Clarks Legal, iGene Global, i-genius, Gaist, Oxley Developments, Asec Asia Industries, and Kestrel Liner Agencies. 

Over the next three years 100 leading UK SMEs will be selected to become Commonwealth Export Champions, and this recent Export Champion Trade Mission to Malaysia was the 2nd of many more to come. 

The BMCC Gentlemen's Style Talk & Networking Event with Wardrobe was held last week at their flagship store at Wardrobe Bangsar. A comfortable number of BMCC members turned up to listen to a special talk by Mr Lim Fang Heng, CEO of Wardrobe as he gave a keynote presentation on fine-styled dressing and bespoke tailoring. The evening concluded with light refreshments and networking. 

Wardrobe stands among the world-class brands in tailoring. They have years of expertise in crafting suits for elite clients; including royals, politicians, celebrities, and influential figures as well as for Savile Row, London.
Rounding up a event-packed week for the Chamber, the BMCC continued its Breakfast Talk Series with the 3rd edition on the 18th of May, this time featuring Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. Mr Wan Suhaimie, Head Economic Unit Research Department represented the Bank and provided an insightful talk and presentation on the Malaysian Economic Outlook.

Around 20 BMCC members attended the event hosted at the cosy and trendy office space of The Co @ The Row along Jalan Doraisamy. Aurelia Silva, BMCC Executive Director opened the morning session with a welcoming speech, followed by a brief introduction by Celine Chan, Managing Director of TMG-Group. TMF is the proud sponsor of the BMCC's Breakfast Talk Series throughout 2017, and the Chamber is delighted and grateful for their firm support.

Mr. Wan Suhaimie then commenced his talk with the support of a detailed and comprehensive slide presentation covering the historic and forecasted projections of Malaysia's economy on the areas agriculture and oil, synchronous global upturn & risks, the growing asset bubble risk amidst the Trump's economic policies, the gaining strength of Eurozone as well as the stability of the Ringgit.

2 Days To Go -
BMCC 13th Annual Charity Rugby Dinner

If you've attended in years past, you'd know well of all the elements that makes the Rugby Charity Dinner a hallmark event of the BMCC. If you're yet to, what better occasion to delve into this once-a-year spectacular this Wednesday the 24th May. 

Together with our partners and supporting organisations led by Title Sponsors HSBC, the BMCC is setting the stage once more for a dazzling evening of class dining and entertainment.

[ Last chance to book your seats ]

To RSVP, Download the Booking Form here and return to Ramesh Hasry at
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Introducing BMCC's New Sterling Member!
Gower & Mae
"Gower & Mae is a global property consultancy that works with property investors, property developers and fellow industry professionals.

We have an international network of offices and associates offering a consultative approach to identify and match carefully selected UK property assets with clients all over the world. Our people combine entrepreneurial spirit and a deep understanding of specialist property sectors and consult with the highest standards of client care."

Contact: Marek Gorniak (Country Head)


Drama teacher Gains Apple Distinguished Educator Recognition

Garden International School (GIS) is pleased to announce its drama teacher, Andrew Rankin, has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE).

The ADE Program began in 1994, when Apple recognised K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,500 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of classroom.

Read more here

10 International Association Meetings Choose The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

10 high-profile international association clients have selected the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Asia’s only AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue, to host their events between 2017 and 2020.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events (IMEX) Frankfurt 2017, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, shared, “We are delighted to be attending our 11th consecutive IMEX Frankfurt. This trade show is an excellent platform to engage with our long-standing association clients many of which are Europe-based.”

The BMCC is supporting the EUMCCI's efforts in the commencement of their International Internship Programme (IIP).

The main aim of IIP is to connect Malaysian fresh graduates from private and public Malaysian universities to international companies and institutions. This programme will act as the linkage between educational institutions and the various industries.

For more info about the IIP, [Download the e-brochure here]
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