BMCC Newsletter #177 (25 Nov 2019)

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Issue #177 - 25 Nov 2019
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International Students Employability

The BMCC recently organised a Higher Education Forum to promote dialogues on higher education and the the barriers and opportunities of employability for international students in Malaysia during and after their studies. Hosted at Sunway University, Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO made a special appearance and presented his keynote address on "Making our Graduates Work Ready for the Future" to more than 200 attendees comprising senior business leaders, talent and HR managers, lecturers and students. His Excellency Charles Hay MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia was also present at the forum. 

Professor Dr. Graham Kendall, BMCC Board Member and Higher Education Committee Chairman, Provost/CEO/Pro-Vice Chancellor to the University of Nottingham Malaysia presented the welcome remarks with Khairul Nizam Jamalus, Principal Assistant Director of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Prof. Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University and Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group joining him later on for a panel discussion. 

The forum concluded with a special 'Student Voice' platform with Sarah Deverall, Director, British Council Malaysia moderating the session with two student leaders from the University of Nottingham Malaysia who shared their views of employability from a students's perspective.

The international education sector in Malaysia has seen tremendous growth in the last two decades. Malaysia is also fast becoming the preferred destination in Southeast Asia among international students, where a number of educational institutions are ranked among the top 200 in the world.

 
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BMCC Annual Corporate Christmas Luncheon (6 Dec)

That time of year will soon be upon us! Let us revel in Christmas cheer this 6th December as our annual BMCC Christmas Luncheon returns to JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur. Come one, come all, members, colleagues, friends and families as we give a grand glimmering send off to 2019 and toast to an exciting 2020 ahead. We'll have a Christmas Fair, a 4 course meal, fantastic Lucky Draw prizes to be won and a Best Dressed contest, so come along in your Christmas best for it'll be merriment all round!
More Info | Register Here
 
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BMCC - Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia
SME Conference 2019: Supporting Business To Greater Success (4 Dec)

SMEs play a critical role in the economy, contributing significantly to the gross domestic product and providing millions of job opportunities. With the challenging economic landscape, support for SMEs is vital to boost their readiness and competitiveness to weather through the unpredictable economic environment. Join us and discover critical knowledge and strategies to accelerate your business to the next level.
SME Members of the BMCC are entitled to 1 (one) complimentary pass per company. There will be a networking cocktail after the conference. 
Register Here
 
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Calling For Interest - BMCC Trade Mission to the UK

We're calling on members to let us know if you would be interested for the BMCC to host a Trade Mission to the United Kingdom, and what your agenda preferences are. With sufficient interest, we will be able to organise one in 2020. 
Register your interest here
 
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The BMCC met up with Prof Dato' Dr Ansary Ahmed, President of Asia e-University and fellow Sterling member of the BMCC. Asia e University is a multinational university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that offers on-campus, blended and online learning mode programmes. Click here for more

Asia e-University is currently looking for UK Education partnerships and services. For inquiries please contact phoebe@bmcc.org.my
 
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Making the rounds, we also caught up with Amarjit Chhina, Chief Corporate Officer of the Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) last week. MRCB, a fellow Large corporate member is a leading urban property developer, with a large portfolio of successful integrated commercial and residential developments anchored around transportation hubs. Click here for more
 
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BMCC Energy Committee wraps up year and plans for 2020

The BMCC Energy Committee held its 3rd official committee meeting for 2019 chaired by Mr Hanif Hashim, BMCC Board Member and General Manager of Petrofac. The committee reviewed its programs this past year, which notably included the Oil & Gas Professionals Networking Reception for the UK delegates in conjunction with OGA 2019 as well as organising an event for the relaunch in Malaysia of iconic oil brand Duckhams.

The committee began laying down plans its activities and initiatives for 2020. Moving on to its 4th year since its inception in 2017, the BMCC Energy Committee was created to serve as a principal platform upon which collaborations are formed between Malaysia and the UK in the oil, gas and energy industry. 
 
BMCC Survey: The Impact of Black Economy on the Business Community in Malaysia

The BMCC is conducting a survey with the aim of identifying challenges that are affecting businesses in Malaysia, particularly on the impact of "black economy". Your feedback is important in providing a clearer view from a business community perspective, the challenges arising from black economy whilst operating in Malaysia. Click here to take survey
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Business Innovation Conference 2019 
(This Wednesday, 27 Nov)  BMCC Supported Event

Join the Business Innovation Congress (BIC) on 27 of November 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The main objective of BIC is to provide disruptive ideas and perspectives outside of usual business processes, as well as explore new market trends, products, services, and technological innovation. More info here

10% Discount for BMCC Members
Email to rohazwan@bmcc.org.my for promo code
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Sunway Medical Centre 20% Off Health Screening Packages

Exclusive for BMCC Members: At SunMed’s Wellness Centre, teams of Medical Officers and Consultants across various specialities are here to help you to manage potential health risks by providing specific screening programmes and personalised consultation. Services include History & Clinical Examinations, Body Mass Index (BMI), Blood Pressure Screening, Thyroid Screening, Full Blood Count and many more, to help you manage symptoms such as ischemic heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia and other diseases.

View the privileges here
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Nexus International School Malaysia is an internationally minded community which focuses on nurturing learners to become globally responsible and educated citizens. Our method is the Nexus Way where we provide a learning environment that is innovative, progressive, and grounded in trust, compassion, and respect. Nexus is internationally accredited for our effective approach towards learning. Our innovative methods have garnered recognitions such as ‘Mastering’ status for the delivery of the IPC, and many more. View prospectus here

Principal Representative: Maalinee Ramu (Senior Marketing & Communications Executive)
Tel:03-8889 3868 |  Email: enquiry@nexus.edu.my |  Web: https://www.nexus.edu.my
 
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Nexus International School Malaysia: Open Week (25 - 30 Nov)

Everybody is unique. We have different aspirations, skills, and strengths. At Nexus, we recognise these differences and enrich every child with a wealth of knowledge and experiences so that they can craft their own success stories. Visit our campus during our Open Day on 25th - 30th November and speak to our leadership team and student ambassadors to find out more about the Nexus Way.

Call 03-8889 3868 or click here to RSVP
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University of Reading Malaysia: Get ready to embark on your higher education journey
 
Our Foundation, Study, and Language Institute offers University English courses to develop your academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking proficiency as well as study skills. This is to prepare you for a pathway of success when you begin a Foundation or Degree programme in any local or international institution. SPM, IGCSE, UEC and equivalent holders can enrol into the University English for the January 2020 intake. Contact us for more details: 

Call +607 2686 205 | Whatsapp +6016 7725 400
 
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British High Commissioner visits Alice Smith School

The Alice Smith School were recently honoured to host HE Charles Hay, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia. On hand to welcome the High Commissioner was Head of School, Roger Schultz who expressed his appreciation to him for taking the time to visit and tour the Secondary Campus. HE Charles began his visit by spending some time engaging with the school's four Head Students. Continue reading
 
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Scholarship & Sponsorship Hub (SSHub), changing lives for the better

Scholarship & Sponsorship Hub (SSHub) is empowering youth/students to change their future. It is a collaborative platform of SEGi University and Colleges and participating higher education institutions where individuals and companies can be sponsors and effectively perform their corporate social responsibility or fulfil their philanthropic aspirations that positively impact the future of young Malaysians in need to gain a better future through education. Continue reading here
 
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Don’t miss out on Sri KDU International School’s IBDP Scholarship for the September 2020 intake!

Sri KDU International School (SKIS) is offering competitive scholarships for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The selection system for the IBDP Scholarship is criterion-referenced, and candidates must demonstrate a high level of oral and written proficiency in English. Outstanding students who are completing the IGCSE (Year 11) are invited to apply. For more info on the application and the terms & conditions, please visit the school’s website at here
 
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IGB International School: Open Days (28-29 Nov)

Open Days at IGBIS is a great way to get an idea of how an education at our school might look. You can meet the administration team and teachers, visit the facilities on one of our school tours and find out more information about all four International Baccalaureate programmes offered at the school (PYP, MYP, DP and CP)

 
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Eaton International School: Open Day (30 Nov)
 
We are holding an Open Day event on 30th November to provide an opportunity to meet our Principal and teachers, go on a school tour with our student ambassadors, sign up for free trial classes and enjoy a 50% waiver on application and registration fees when you sign up at our Open Day.

You may find out more at https://eaton.edu.my or contact our Admissions team at enquiry@eaton.edu.my.
 
Be an Eatonian today!
 
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St. John's International School- Open Day (30 Nov)

Mark your calendar and visit St. John's International School's Open Day on 30th Nov 2019 (Saturday), from 9.30AM to 1.30PM and learn about what we have to offer (Preschool, Primary, Secondary & A-Level). Don't miss out on our student-led campus tours as well. Special rebates will be given upon enrolment during the event. Call us at 03-2034 1288 for more information.

 
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Demystifying Malaysian Affluent consumers: The facts behind the influencers of Malaysian consumers economy 

Global Market Research firm Ipsos released the 2019 Ipsos Affluent Asia survey results, Asia's most comprehensive survey of the upscale affluent consumer covering 11 countries across the APAC region. The 20.64 million-strong affluent population in the Asia Pacific, compared to their western counter part, are much younger, gender balanced and highly educated. 

 
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Calling for Support: The Lost Food Project's Festive Food Drive

Help support The Lost Food Project's Festive Food Drive to feed the needy across KL and the Klang Valley. Participants simply need to donate any essential products and deliver them to their warehouse (or for large quantities of goods, exceptional arrangements can be made for collections) by 11th December. people across KL and the Klang Valley.

These items include cooking basics such as rice, noodles, cooking oil, flour and sugar, and dried goods such as herbs and spices, UHT Milk, tea and coffee. 

 
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Thanksgiving Afternoon Tea & Dinner At The Ritz-Carlton (28 Nov)

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur welcomes guests to celebrate the start of the festive season with a fine dining Thanksgiving dinner at Chef Wai at The Library. Or take pleasure in a leisurely afternoon spent at The Lobby Lounge with friends and loved ones over a delightful Thanksgiving Afternoon Tea, featuring Turkey and Mushroom Puffs, Cranberry Scones, scotch Eggs and a collection of intricately designed Thanksgiving-inspired desserts. 

 
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Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet (28 Nov)

There is always something to be thankful for. Indulge in an exquisite Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet for the entire family at Curate (level 68) at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur this Thursday, November 28 from 6pm to 10.30pm. Enjoy all the savoury seasonal favourites at MYR 228 nett per person. 

For reservations call +603 2382 8888 or click here for more info
 
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Christmas Turkey Takeaway @ GOBO Traders Hotel KL

Traditional or Sensational Asian? Get the best of both worlds at GOBO Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Treat your family to a whole turkey this festive season with the Traders Super Loaded Truffle Flavoured whole turkey with giblet truffle and cranberry sauce OR the Traders Loaded Asian Style Satay Marinated Roasted Turkey with Percik Sauce, both served with a selection choice of 3 condiments.

For further information, reservations and more promotions, click here
 
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The Pol Roger Dinner @ ATAS, The Ruma KL

In its 160 year history, the house of Pol Roger has carved out one of the most flattering reputations in the select circle of the leading Champagne brands. ATAS is honoured to have the presence of Hubert De Billy, the fifth generation family member of Champagne Pol Roger and President of PRIMUM FAMILIAE VINI, for an exclusive Pol Roger dinner at ATAS. Hubert will lead guest through a selection of Pol Roger champagne, paired perfectly with a specially crafted menu by Executive Chef Tyson Gee 

Click here to view The Ruma's Home for Christmas brochure
 
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