Past Events

Alice Smith-Chamber Brunch

Partnership with the wider community has always been one of the priorities of the Alice Smith School. Following on from the success of last year’s business lunch, the Alice Smith-Chamber Brunch jointly organised in collaboration with the business chambers in Malaysia was a great success.

Themed as Our Journey Through Time, our guest alumni, Martin Gilbert, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Mark Lankester, Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate and Partnerships, Tune Hotels Group were dynamic and entertaining speakers!

The forum was moderated by BMCC Chairman, Andrew Sill​, who is also the Managing Director, Country Head of Commercial Banking HSBC and Alice Smith Head of School, Roger Schultz.

Shared Mark Lankester, who was at the Alice Smith School in the 1970s, “A British education is fantastically disciplined and concentrates on the right subjects. The level of communication that is infused to students is quite unique. Their understanding of current affairs allows them to be fairly globally conversant and have that awareness which is not offered by many other education systems around the world. Great attitude is also vital to move mountains and take on the world.”

Added Martin Gilbert, “Don’t fear failure. How you deal with adversity is more important than how you deal with success. Better to try and fail, than never to try at all.”

Alice Smith was also pleased to have the support of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and welcomed the Second Minister, YB Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan to deliver the opening remarks.

After the forum, our exclusive partner Crown Relocations announced the winner of the “Guess the Story of Crown” competition. Funds raised from this competition were donated to UNICEF’s ‘school-in-a-box’ scheme that supports children in emergency situations.


The success of this event would not have been possible without the support of the following business chambers – British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia Australia Business Council, Malaysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, MITI, the British High Commission, the New Zealand High Commission and Crown Relocations.