Issue #86 - 12th February 2018

Roundup: BMCC Premier Luncheon with Minister of Finance II
Last Thursday, the BMCC held its first and much anticipated Premier Luncheon with Datuk Seri Johari Ghani, Minister of Finance II at The Ritz-Carlton KL. Over 70 attendees comprising some of Malaysia's largest foreign investors and business entities showed up for the opportunity to get up close and personal, hearing first hand from the Minister himself who spoke on a range of financial concerns regarding the Nation's Economic Outlook for 2018. 

The afternoon began with a roundtable discussion held before the lunch where representatives from a handful of selected organisations shared a closed-door session with the Minister to exchange views on matters that were pertinent to their sectors. The luncheon then commenced with Andrew Sill (BMCC Chairman) providing a welcoming speech before Datuk Seri Johari Ghani took centre stage. 

Speaking on the nation's resilience against global economic uncertainties, the Minister maintained that we are certainly not insulated from external headwinds, reassuring however, citing historic evidence, that Malaysia is capable of strong rebounds due to its diversified economic structure and robust financial system. Datuk Seri Johari shared several of the nation's key headings this coming year, which include strengthening SME's through digital platforms, promoting more robust taxation mechanisms for a level playing field, moving towards micro-targeting social assistance for reduced reliance on labour-intensive foreign workers and extending trade destinations and compositions.

Hailing the UK's strong presence and relationship with Malaysia, he said "The investment, training and technologies brought in by UK investors are key assets as Malaysia strives towards implementing our key national development programs - the National Transformation Program (NTP), the National Productivity Blueprint, and now the forward-thinking TN50 developmental framework. Many of you in this room are actively contributing to the realization of these goals. Malaysia has long recognized the importance of providing a welcoming and stable business environment, which are critical factors if the country is to continue attracting new high-quality investments."

A question & answer session followed the Minister's speech before a four-course lunch was served, signalling the conclusion of a highly successful afternoon. The positive responses gathered from participants and Datuk Seri Johari is a huge step towards building a stronger working relationship with the Ministry of Finance in our endeavour to continually provide more platforms like this in the times to come. 
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How is the UK celebrating Chinese New Year?
Booker boss Wilson to run Tesco's British business
EPF declares highest dividend payout since 1997
The BMCC will be organising a Webinar to provide an overview of Malaysia’s F&B industry with a focus on the Food Manufacturing sector. Industry experts from the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Halal Development Corporation (HDC) will share their knowledge and industry insights. Participation in this webinar is free of charge.  Click here for more info. 

Contact Farah Aida (BMCC Trade Executive) at for more info or register below
BMCC - AMCHAM Speed Networking 

Building upon the success of our first Speed Networking event together last year, ​the BMCC and AMCHAM Malaysia are joining forces once more to bring you an evening of serious fun at our first inter-chamber event of 2018. The 27th of February will be another be a great opportunity for you to meet AMCHAM’s members, and vice versa, so be sure to come primed with your business cards and polished business pitch.

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Introducing New Member:  JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

The preferred choice for luxury accommodation and ideal venue for meetings and social events in Kuala Lumpur, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur now guarantees your stay only in the comfort of newly refreshed rooms & suites. Experience the fusion of luxury and convenience today.Located in the heart of the exciting "Golden Triangle", the city's prime business and shopping district and adjoining to the prestigious Starhill Gallery, JW Marriott offers easy access to the lively and vibrant shopping strip which boasts upscale brands, a vast variety of restaurants and numerous entertainment outlets.

Contact: Ed Munter (General Manager)
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British Airways: Celebrate a Pros-Paw-Rous Chinese New Year with Famous Britons
In honour of the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, British Airways has put together stories about British celebrities born in the Year of the Dog, and amazing travel destinations inspired by them. According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the year of the Dog.
AVIS Chinese New Year Deal

BMCC members, enjoy up to 20% discounts when you rent a car from AVIS Malaysia this Chinese New Year. Just quote AWD No. C010200 to avail this promotion on published car rental rates in Malaysia. 

Booking period: 29th Jan - 14th Feb
Rental Period: 29th Jan - 28th Feb

HR Analytics Summit APAC 1st Edition
Bosco Training Institute presents the first and only high-level HR Analytics conference in Malaysia that provides delegates with all the information they need to understand why the investment of time and money is worthwhile, what’s involved in set up and implementation and take the initial steps to implement or progress to the next level. 21 & 22 March 2018  | Royale Chulan, Malaysia. HRDF Claimable & 10% Discount for BMCC Members! (email to for discount code)
For more info & registration click here
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