BMCC Newsletter #181 (23 Dec 2019)

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Issue #181 - 23 Dec 2019

Please note the BMCC Executive Office will be closed on the following dates:
From afternoon (Christmas Eve, 24 Dec) & Public Holiday (Christmas Day, 25 Dec)
From afternoon (New Year's Eve, 31 Dec) & Public Holiday (New Year's Day, 1 Jan)

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2019: A Year in Review

As we draw the curtains on another eventful and accomplished year, the BMCC looks back at some of this year's highlights. Having organised nearly 40 events both social and corporate, we were delighted to have had the support and privilege to work with various Ministries and countless numbers of renowned organisations. 

Back in March, we organised the highly successful Digital Innovation Conference with HSBC Malaysia, our first large scale and half-day initiative. Attended by YB Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia and YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, the Conference brought together the likes of MDEC, AirAsia, IBM Malaysia and TM Research & Development amongst numerous others to speak on how the technologies of today and tomorrow will influence our personal and professional lives. We were then pleased to conclude the year with a second successful conference this December, namely the SME Conference 2019 with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Delivering the keynote was YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, who then paved the way for an extensive and reputable list of speakers from Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad, MaGIC, SME Corporation Malaysia, MyCar and PurelyB, just to name a few. 

The highly anticipated sequel to our inaugural Business Excellence Awards last year was greatly received by all attendees, nominees and winners. We share the pride and joy of our winners this year with PwC Malaysia, Capital DK, Teach for Malaysia, Sunway Medical Centre and honorary awardee Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO for all their tremendous contributions to the industry. YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Finance Malaysia, attended as the guest of honour to deliver a speech and present the night's most coveted Award, the UK-Malaysia Business of the Year to Sports Direct MST Sdn Bhd. The 3rd Annual Business Excellence Awards will return in June 2020 with nominations opening in early Q1, so be ready to submit!

In August, the BMCC launched the Women in Leadership Network, created to develop and deliver programmes that empower and advocate women in leadership. Some truly remarkable visionaries and champions of gender parity have enlisted since the Network's formation, and the BMCC will look to continually expand and grow this initiative in the years to come. We have also seen the relaunch of the BMCC Higher Education Committee, including the emergence of a new one in the BMCC Education Committee (3 to 18 Years) to serve as platforms for dialogue and advocacy in this ever growing and robust education sector. 

Another highlight of the year was our recent Trade Mission to Myanmar, our first delegation to an ASEAN country in recent history. With valuable connections made between our travelling members and the local industry there, the BMCC will look to expand our trade services by hosting more Trade Missions. Plans for a UK Trade Mission next year is already underway, and we have already received a number of positive responses. If you have yet to share with us your interest to participate, do let us know below. 

When we return in 2020, the BMCC has set its sights on strengthening our existing committees and networks, as well as increasing our engagement with long-standing SME members. There will be a driven focus on Trade Missions and projects that cater to the exporting needs of our members here, as well as our members abroad.

Kicking off in January, we look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at our customary BMCC New Year's Drink on the 15th January, welcoming our members back from the holidays and toasting to the new year. Exciting events are lined up for what promises to be a thrilling year ahead, so stay tuned for our announcements. To all our sponsors, partners, patrons and loyal members, we thank you and look forward to seeing you again in 2020!

 
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Watch the video highlights of our Annual Corporate Christmas Luncheon 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 in 2020, and what your agenda preferences are. We have already received a number of positive responses but it isn't too late to let us know you're interested!
Register your interest here
 
BMCC Survey: Employability for Internship Students and Graduates

The BMCC Higher Education Committee is conducting a survey with the aim of gathering information and identifying challenges faced by the employers on undertaking students for internships and in hiring graduates in Malaysia. Your feedback is important in providing a view from the employers’ perspective and will be beneficial for the Committee to drive advocacy role to the relevant Government ministries Click here to take survey
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BMCC New Year's Drink 2020 (15 Jan)

We’re already looking forward to welcoming our members back from the holidays and toast to the new year. Our customary New Year’s Drink will be held this time at Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur! Toast too 2020 with our Board of Directors and fellow members!

Complimentary passes available for members!
Sterling: 2 passes
SME / Large: 1 pass

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New Year Breakfast with EIC Asia Pacific and PETRONAS GTS 
(7 Jan)

We would like to welcome the new year 2020 with you at our annual breakfast get together! Guest Speakers from PETRONAS Group Technical Solution (GTS), The Energy Institute Asia Pacific and our EIC market intelligence analysts will offer insights on current and future market conditions whilst providing an excellent opportunity for networking with key contacts in the region. Limited places available so bookings will be on a first come first serve basis.
 
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Nexus International School Malaysia: IBDP Scholarships 2020 Open for Applications

Nexus has consistently outperformed the world average for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) with learners being accepted into top universities worldwide. Be part of our success story. Full & Partial Scholarships are now open for applications. Click here to apply.

For enquiries, contact our Admissions team at admissions@nexus.edu.my or call 03-8889 3868.
 
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St. John's International School Open Day (28 Dec)

You are invited to St. John's International School's Open Day on 28th December 2019 (Saturday) from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Do join us to discover what we have to offer - Preschool, Primary, Secondary and A-Level. Feel free to join our student-led campus tours. Attractive rebates will be given upon enrolment on the Open Day. Call us at 03-2022 4881 for more info
 
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University of Reading: What's Next After SPM?

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) provides SPM, IGCSE and equivalent holders, with a pathway to a world-leading UK degree from the University of Reading. The campus offers the same premium British education experience and degree as on the UK campus, delivered to the same quality standards, but at a more affordable fee. We are now accepting applicants for the April 2020 International Foundation Programme intake.
 
For more information, kindly contact us at:
Call +607 2686 205 | Whatsapp +6016 7725 400
 
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New Year's Eve Party @ Skybar, Traders Hotel KL (31 Dec)

Join DJ's Da Candy, Richard, KC, Yoyo Sanchez and DJ sisters Du Daa in counting down to the new year. For one night only, special packages galore are happening at Skybar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur this New Year's eve, a countdown party not to be missed!


 
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