Issue #178 - 2 Dec 2019
BMCC Annual Corporate Christmas Luncheon (This Friday, 6 Dec)
It's this Friday! If you have yet to RSVP, you have just a few days left to book your seat. For all who already have, we look forward to seeing you at our Annual Corporate Christmas Luncheon this 6th December at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur.
Stroll down our exciting Christmas Fair, savour an exquisite 4 course meal, and turn up the snazziest to be crowned Best Dressed! There are also 2 Return Business Class tickets to London courtesy of British Airways and 2 Return Business Class tickets to any country in ASEAN with Malaysia Airlines with other incredible lucky draw prizes to be won including designer handbags from TheSelina
, hand-crafted tote bags by Budaya Craft, Karrimor rucksacks by Sports Direct and much, much more!!!
So come one, come all as we give a grand glimmering send off to 2019 and toast to an electrifying 2020 ahead.
BMCC - Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia
SME Conference 2019: Supporting Business To Greater Success (This Wednesday, 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. Happening this Wednesday, 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.
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.
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
Executive Director Jennifer Lopez caught up with Managing Director of Sports Direct MST Sdn Bhd, Paul Gibbons, who have upgraded to become a Sterling member. Sports Direct was recognised as the UK-Malaysia Business of the Year at the BMCC's 2nd Annual Business Excellence Awards this year. Founded as a single store in 1982, Sports Direct International plc is today the UK's largest sporting goods retailer by revenue, operating a diversified portfolio of sports, fashion and luxury fascias, with 26,500 people across 20 countries.
The BMCC paid a visit to long-time Sterling member InvestKL last week to explore future collaborations for 2020. Greeting Jennifer Lopez, Mohd Rohazwan and Cliff Bebb, (Deputy Director of Trade and Investment, DIT) were Pauline Goh (Director, Alliances) and Gyatri Jaydas (Manager, Alliances). InvestKL is a government Investment Promotion Agency mandated to attract Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 type multinational companies to establish their regional hubs and undertake regional activities in Greater Kuala Lumpur.
We also paid a visit to Dhayalan Visuvanathan, General Manager of Johnson Matthey, a Large Corporate member of the BMCC. Johnson Matthey is a global leader in sustainable technologies, applying cutting-edge science to create solutions to enable cleaner air, improved heath and more efficient use of our planets natural resources. In the automotive market, one in every three new cars carries an emission control catalyst from JM. Toxic carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons go in to the catalyst, producing clean air instead. JM's catalysts stop around 20 million tonnes of pollutants in their tracks every year. With a 200 year legacy, JM was founded in Nilai, Malaysia in 1994 and remain a leading supplier for their product market.
Ross Hunter, Executive Director of the UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) visited the BMCC to discuss opportunities for UK businesses in Malaysia and plans to strengthen collaborations between the UKABC and BMCC towards providing enhance market entry support for UK companies into Malaysia. The UKABC is the leading UK-based organisation promoting trade and investment between the UK and ASEAN's dynamic markets. Recently in November, UKABC organised a business briefing on Malaysia with Tony Pua MP, Political Secretary to the Malaysian Finance Minister where he provided a macroeconomic overview with insight into the recently announced budget 2020 and the future direction of the Malaysian economy. Read more about it here
Exclusive Spa & Gym Membership Rates at Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Exclusive for BMCC Members:
For only RM180 nett per month (on a 1 year-basis), gain access to various membership perks and benefits including complimentary personal training sessions*, in-body composition analysis, daily fitness classes full access to pool and thermal facilitieS, 25% off food bills and spa treatments AND MORE!
HSBC Everyday Global Account
The ALL-NEW HSBC Everyday Global Account & Visa Debit Card lets you save in 8 major currencies for your current and future needs - from your investments abroad to your child's future education and even retirement overseas.
CAS 21 compliance: impacting key growth sectors
CAS 21 affects foreign invested enterprises in China and their subsidiaries who are required to follow CAS. The changes will have a significant impact particularly on businesses involved in retail, property, shipping and aviation. The stakes are especially high considering that China is seen to be the world’s premier shipping nation and its retail sector is expected to become the world’s largest as early as this year. Meanwhile its aviation sector is set to overtake the US to become the world’s largest by 2022. Continue reading
ACCA: Business & Economic Outlook 2020
You are invited to take part in a survey done in collaboration between MIA and ACCA to ascertain the collective views of their members on the business and economic outlook for Malaysia in 2020. Participate in their online survey by 3rd December and obtain an early release of the Business and Economic Outlook 2020 report and 1-year access to the survey findings dashboard.
Sri KDU International School Shortlisted for International School Awards 2020 – Community Initiative
We are delighted to announce that Sri KDU International School is shortlisted for the Community Initiative Award in the International School Awards hosted by the ISC Research with the support of International School Leader Magazine. There were “a remarkable number of very high-quality entries”, yet we are the only international school in Malaysia to be shortlisted under this category! The winners will be announced on the 20th January 2020 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London. Stay tuned! To check out other shortlisted schools, click here
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Invitation As Participant For IUMW Executive Programmes
IUMW is pleased to invite our members to their Executive Programmes to develop the capacity and skills of employees. Courses are as follow:
- Project Management, 9-10 Dec
- Executive Financial Intelligence, 16-17 Dec
- Business Risk Management for Operational Managers, 18-19 Dec
Madagascar The Musical: Direct from the UK! (This Week, 5-8 Dec)
See the smash hit movie, Madagascar comes to life on stage! Featuring all your favourite friends, escaping the zoo has never been more exciting! Let’s MOVE into the musical and join their amazing journey now!
Special BMCC Member Promotion: Enjoy 15% off Premium, VIP, Cat A and Cat B when you purchase Family Of 4 tickets.
Heriot-Watt University Open Day (14-15 Dec)
Come to our Open Day from 14 to 15 December 2019 at our Putrajaya lakeside campus. Take a tour of our stunning, purpose-built, lakeside campus, meet our lecturers and talk to our Education Consultants - and students - about why you should study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. We also have 50% scholarships open to any of our undergraduate programmes. Find out more by speaking with our Education Consultants at this event. Applicants enjoy a RM5,000 tuition fee waiver if they apply and pay their first semester fees during the Open Day.
Puttin' on a Ritzy Christmas
All throughout December, there will be an array of events themed around Christmas right up to the New Year at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. From The Ritzy Classic Afternoon Tea, Teddy Bear Teatime, to A Festive Christmas with Chef Wai and their 2020 Bubbly Brunch, there is always a festive occasion to celebrate.
Contact +6018 929 2174 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and reservations
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Festive Brochure 2019
Celebrate this holiday season with Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur with a variety of festive promotions available at their signature outlets, including Lobby Lounge, Lemon Garden 2Go, Lafite, Arthur's Bar & Grill, Zipangu, and The Spa. Great festive rewards and hampers are available too.
Traders Hotel KL: Festive Celebrations 2019 | 2020
Its that time of year again! Get into the Christmas and New Year Spirit at GOBO Chit Chat and GOBO Upstairs Lounge & Grill @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Running all December long will be their Festive Dinners. There will also be Buffet Dinners and Brunches on Christmas and New Year's along with their respective eves. Carollers will perform on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For further information, reservations and more promotions, click here
NCSM December Wellness Promotion
The way to a healthier you begins with a visit to the NCSM clinic. Treat yourself to a wellness screening today and usher in the new year with renewed zest.
Call us at 03-2698 7351 to make an appointment.
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.