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Issue #231 - 14 Dec 2020

Dear Suleiman,

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change, or COP26 for short, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 1-12 November 2021. The UK will host in partnership with Italy. 
As we build up to this landmark event, the BMCC is working with the British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur to encourage our members to commit to reaching Net Zero by 2050 by joining the RACE TO ZERO CAMPAIGN.
Launched by the High Level Champions for COP25 and COP26 back in June 2020, this initiative will be backed by the largest ever alliance of businesses and non-state actors committed to reaching Net Zero by 2050. Thousands of businesses have already signed up along with cities, regions and universities. It already represents over half of global GDP and covers nearly a quarter of CO2 emissions. For more information please visit this website.
Please contact Hafiz@bmcc.org.my by Friday, January 15, 2020, if
  1. Your organisation has already joined this global initiative OR
  2. Your organisation is interested to know more about this campaign and keen to join.

It would be fantastic to hear from you!
We would be forming an interest group on sustainability in 2021, as we would like to work together with our members to multiply the impact of our work to mitigate climate change, as COP 26 draws close. If your organisation is keen to join this interest group, please contact Hafiz too.
We look forward to your participation.
BMCC In Conversation With His Excellency Charles Hay MVO, British High Commissioner To Malaysia

Join us for an exclusive digital conversation with HE Charles Hay MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia. Topics of conversation will include:
  • EU Exit update
  • Bilateral relations with Malaysia
  • Update on UK Government priorities for 2021

The webinar will include a Q&A session. Participants are encouraged to forward questions to events@bmcc.org.my prior to the webinar.

Date: 25 January 2021
Time: 4pm - 5pm (MYT)

Register here.
BMCC visits the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre 

The BMCC had the pleasure of visiting the newly renovated Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre last Thursday, 10 December 2020. Representatives from the Chamber included Executive Director, Jennifer Lopez, Senior Manager of Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Roufizah Razali, and Senior Manager of Events, Karen Dass.

Chamber representatives were pleased to be taken on a tour around the recently refurbished facilities, and held a courtesy catch up meeting with Centre representatives. Among topics discussed was how the Chamber can continuously strive to offer strong business support to all their members, including the Centre.

BMCC Representatives: Jennifer Lopez (Executive Director), Roufizah Razali (Senior Manager of Membership & Strategic Partnerships) and Karen Dass (Senior Manager of Events).
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Representatives: Alan Mark Pryor (General Manager) and Ravindran Sathiamoorthy (Director of Sales).

With immediate effect, please be informed that all matters related to Inspectorate Unit of Expatriate Services Division (ESD), Immigration Department of Malaysia, Putrajaya must be made through MYHelp Appointment via ESD Online.

More info here.
Calling all Malaysian manufacturers!

Compliance with international labour laws is key to ensure the ease of market access for Malaysian exporters. 

Join Ministry of International Trade and Industry's (MITI) webinar titled "Forced Labour: The UK, US and Australian Perspective" on 17th December, 10-12am

This webinar intends to guide Malaysian SMEs, who are exporting, through the labour framework in these key Malaysia's export markets and equip them with what they need to know to prevent restrictions / bans against their merchandise as well as building their capabilities in dealing with a restriction order / ban of merchandise.

Secure your attendance by registering here.
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Annual Charity Project - "Embrace The Gift of Life"

"Embrace The Gift of Life" is an annual charity project initiated by Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur since 1985 to support children with severe heart ailments and other serious medical conditions. To date, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has raised over RM4 million and helped hundreds of critically ill children through this charity project. 

We would like to invite you and your organisation to support this annual fund-raising charity project by sponsoring one or more ornaments with a minimum donation of RM1000 per set. The donor's name or company logo will be displayed below each set of ornaments. 

Download the donation form here.
Shaping The Future: Broadening Economic Networks and Opportunities

Export Excellence Awards 2021 (EEA) is back for its second year to recognise Malaysia's top exporters. It is a platform for exporters to showcase their capabilities and inspire businesses to promote Malaysian products and services to the world.
In conjunction with EEA 2021, a series of webinars led by various experts will share insights, skills and mindsets from an international perspective to capture global opportunities. 
The very first webinar "Shaping The Future: Broadening Economic Networks and Opportunities" will have speakers sharing on:
  • How will Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) impact Malaysia and how can Malaysian exporters take advantage of this
  • Managing trade risks and benefits of trade financing
  • Outlook and strategies to tap into new markets  

Gain an understanding from the sessions to give your business a head start to compete globally. 
Register here.
2020 World Chinese Economic Summit

The Organising Committee of the World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES) has the honour to invite you to the 2020 World Chinese Economic Summit on 21st December 2020 with the theme, Connecting Business, Promoting Shared Prosperity and Sustainability in the Post COVID New Economy. This is the first virtual World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES) to be held. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Hon. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will deliver the Opening Keynote Address.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in this WCES by using this Zoom link. Kindly register no later than 19th December 2020.

All relevant information to facilitate the participation of the delegations will be made available here.

If you require further information, kindly email registration@kasi.asia.
Cyberview and MIDA Signed MoU for Collaboration to Attract Investments in High Value and Technology-based Services

Cyberview Sdn. Bhd. (Cyberview) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) to leverage each other’s capabilities and strength in capitalising domestic direct investment (DDI) and foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities in Malaysia as their choice location for high and deep technology projects.

Read the full media release here.
Serba Dinamik wins international and domestic contracts worth upwards of $100 million

The BMCC would like to congratulate Serba Dinamik on winning new contracts worth upwards of $100 million for domestic and international projects from Shell, PTTEP, Pertamina and more. 

Read the full article here.
UKCA marking with BSI - The new product marking for Great Britain
From 1/1/21, the UK will update its laws that regulate product safety and performance. The same standards as now will enable conformity with these laws, from PPE to machinery, electrical equipment to construction products. This new regime will bring some changes to the way in which regulations reference standards.

More details here.
Download the brochure here.
BSI Training Academy: ISO training and business improvement courses

Because we help shape international standards, there’s no one better to help train you and your staff on how to implement management systems to make your business more secure, more successful and more resilient. We don’t just train you to meet standards – we help you to understand how to embed them into your organisation.

View 2021 training courses here.
NOCN Level 4 International Certificate in Digital Skills for Teaching Online

learndirect are delighted to offer BMCC members a 30% discount to school staff for the recently developed NOCN Level 4 International Certificate in Digital Skills for Teaching Online – click here for full course description.

Accredited and certificated at Level 4 by the awarding organisation NOCN; this is a CPD qualification for qualified teachers to help them use technology in ways which inspire their learners; and to enable them to exploit available technology effectively when teaching online.

For further details regarding individual sales and volume pricing please contact either:

Rob Kindness
Mobile: UK +44 7570 353206 (WhatsApp)

Tim Dawkins
Mobile: Malaysia +60 (0)17 444 5045
Nexus IB Scholarships are back!

Nexus IB Scholarships are back! We have consistently outperformed the world average for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme with learners being accepted into top universities worldwide. 

Be part of our success story. Apply for our IB Scholarships. Full, partial, and boarding scholarships available.

Applications close on 6th January 2021. 

Click here to find out more!
JLL's Occupancy Benchmarking Guide

Pre pandemic, flexible work and mobility program trends were upending everything we knew about occupancy planning and space design, transforming traditional workplaces into agile and collaborative spaces. Then, COVID-19 hit and launched the world’s largest “work-from-home pilot” ever imagined and forced a reversal of trends.

JLL's annual benchmarking reports uncover trends based on data from more than 100 organisations across the world . View and compare global and regional data on a wide range of workplace planning topics.

Read the guide here.
International Schools Partnership (ISP) National Schools' Group Webinar

Tenby Schools’ and Asia Pacific School’s Malaysian National Curriculum aims to equip students with 21st Century Learning Skills within a Safe and Supportive Multilingual Environment. Find out more from their National Heads of School!

Join their National Schools’ Group Webinar and gain access to 5 National Schools in Malaysia all on one platform!

Date: Saturday 19 December 2020
Time: 10am
Via Microsoft Teams

Sign up now to Register Your Interest*!
*Limited online slots available.

Register here.
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