Issue #69 - 16th October 2017

BiSEA Roadshow to the UK Week 1 Roundup:

Last week, Aurelia Silva, BMCC Executive Director completed the first three legs of the BiSEA (Britain in South East Asia) UK Roadshow in London, Birmingham and Hatfield. Her travels include a visit to the Battersea Power Station, meetings with the Malaysian High Commissioner, MIDA, MATRADE, and Boyd McCleary (former British High Commissioner to Malaysia and BMCC UK Representative). Thus far in her 1-2-1 meetings with numerous British companies keen to do business in Malaysia, the healthcare, lifestyle and F&B markets represent the largest potential in expanding to Malaysia. This week, Aurelia will be completing visits to Chesterfield, Leeds, Manchester and Durham. 

"UK's FDI into Malaysia in tech sector to grow stronger" - NST
 
The UK Megatech Mission to Malaysia which took place in Kuala Lumpur in Johor last week saw up to 1,000 B2B scheduled meetings between Malaysian organisations and the 42 visiting British companies. The BMCC was a supporting partner to the Trade Mission and was happy to be a part of its success. (Pictured above: Sridaran Sabapathy receiving a memento of appreciation on behalf of the BMCC from H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO and UK National Technology Adviser Liam Maxwell.) According to the NST, "Malaysia has the potential to receive more than RM270 million in investments in the technology sector from the United Kingdom (UK) over the next 15 months."
Have you renewed your membership with us?

As we draw ever closer to the end of a memorable 2017, the BMCC has been hard at work revamping and enhancing our membership benefits for the new year with you in mind. In earnest anticipation and excitement for a promising new year, we look forward to your membership renewals with us, and to welcoming aboard new members!

Renewal Deadline: 31st December 2017

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A Celebration of British & Malaysian Jazz
 
Roll up your sleeves and kick back this Deepavali (this Wednesday) as Gower & Mae, your fellow Sterling member, has arranged with us to bring you a mesmerising evening of music, food and wine in this Celebration of British & Malaysian Jazz. Featuring Sean C, Jimmy Boyle and The Ragged Tigers, we can think of no better nominee to take you on this musical journey. If you're ready to jive into this unique event, RSVP away and we'll be seeing you at No Black Tie, Bukit Bintang on October 18th!
The British High Commission - Remembrance Day Service 2017 

Date: Sunday 12th November 2017
Place: Tugu Negara, Jalan Parlimen
Time: 8.00am - 9.00am

Followed by The High Commissioner's Breakfast at the Residence. Invitations to breakfast are limited. 
To RSVP or for more info, click here
TMI Consultancy's Best Practice Forum & International Expert Speaker Event: Organisational Change in a Disrupted World
Most transformation efforts fail. How do we deliver change that is both successful and sustainable? How do we achieve change for good? Get up close and personal with Paul Stewart - renowned thought leader, author, and global expert on successful organisational transformation at Istana Hotel KL on 27th November 2017
Experience how Google builds leadership & performance through Emotional Intelligence

AGILE proudly brings the world’s premier mindfulness leadership program that was born and tested at Google, called Search Inside Yourself (SIY) to Kuala Lumpur on 10 – 11 November 2017. SIY is a unique 2-day program that teaches the emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, resilience, focus, strong collaboration and effective leadership.
 

Click here for registration and more info 

10th Private International School Fair Kuala Lumpur

The Private & International School Fair (PISF) returns for its 10th instalment in KL this November! The fair will take place on 4 and 5 November 2017 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from 11am to 7pm. Speak to some of the leading international institutions exhibiting such as GEMS International School, HELP International School, Kingsgate International School and many more. Admission is free!

Click here for more info or here to register

Upcoming performances by British Association of Performing Arts (BAPA)

29th October: "Birmingham Belles" 

Original works for piano duet performance, including music by Dvorak, Debussy, Schubert & Ravel. 

5th November: "A Musical Voyage ft. Maja Pavlovska"
An enchanted evening of arias & songs that will fly you to Europe and the Americas.
Shangri-La Hotel KL Named Best CIty Hotel for Third Consecutive Year

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has been votedBest City Hotel in Kuala Lumpur” at the 28th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2017 in Bangkok on 28 September 2017. This is the third consecutive year that Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is being conferred this prestigious accolade, first clinching the title back in 2015 and then again in 2016. 

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Chartering Gold Standards of Security with Atlas Solutions

Atlas Security Training announced today that it has launched Malaysia’s first UK-accredited security training academy in the country. The academy will bring together the world-class standards of British education with Malaysian local knowledge, to offer high-quality instruction in close protection services, security, health & safety and first aid. 

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St. John's International School's Knowledgeable Draw

Engaging the community of students in a way that specifically defies predictable polarising debates about the improvements in grades. Instead, St. John’s International School aspires to craft students who  will achieve scholastic distinction.
 

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The RES Forum Expands Footprint in Asia Pacific

The RES Forum today announced that it has concluded an agreement with Mr John Preston, of DSP Relocations Asia, long term Asia expatriate based in Malaysia and expert HR & Relocation industry figure, for the establishment of local RES Forum branches in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
 
BMS Annual Dinner with Lord Charles Powell KCMG
 
The British Malaysian Society is inviting BMCC members to attend their Annual Dinner this 31st October at the Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple, London. Lord Powell, former key foreign policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher will be attending as a guest speaker. 
Email to comms@bmcc.org.my to avail your 10% Discount for BMCC Members
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