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Issue #295 - 21 March 2022

Dear Badtrieshah,
Reminder Call for Business Excellence Awards Nominations!

The BMCC’s grandest and prestigious flagship series of the year, the Business Excellence Awards returns to recognise commerce and commemorate the very best of UK and Malaysian companies across seven (7) range of Award categories. Through the Awards, it has come to epitomise an illustrious standard offered to organisations with significant excellence and progress of the business landscape between both countries. To keep up to date with the Awards, click here.

Save the date for the Awards Gala Night
on 26th May 2022 at Sunway Resort!

The deadline for the Awards nomination is two weeks away on 4th April 2022, and the BMCC is inviting suitable organisations to submit their nominations. Each Award has a unique set of eligibility criteria and guidelines – with all offering the opportunity to honour distinguished achievements. The full list of Award categories is as below, click on the respective following Awards to learn more.

7.     Outstanding ESG

As a side note, the BMCC is also offering sponsorship opportunities to members that will provide exclusive branding recognition through a variety of platforms and added privileges. Aside from the event’s high-profiling, prominent guest list – sponsoring the Awards offers valuable networking opportunities and poignant visibility amongst the business elite and industry players. Other added privileges include VIP seating, premier tables, trophy engraving, exhibition space, advertising exposure, event branding and plenty more.

To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager for Membership & Strategic Partnerships at roufizah@bmcc.org.my

An eventful week for the BMCC at the end of March!
As we approach the end of Q1 for 2022, the BMCC is organising three (3) distinguished events to close the month of March:

BMCC Climate Action Series will be held on 23rd March at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. The event is another progressive step from the Malaysia Climate Action Week (MCAW), organised by the Chamber in October 2021, to raise awareness and support Malaysian businesses in achieving their respective climate commitments.

BMCC Government Dialogue Series will be held on 30th March via a webinar entitled "Covid-19: Two Years On". The webinar will feature Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health Malaysia to share on the lessons learnt in dealing with the virus and the upcoming outlook for the country in the endemic phase.

Empowering Women in STEM will be held on 31st March at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The event will be in a fireside chat theme, where esteemed speakers of inspiring women leaders look to share their respective success stories, overcoming the barriers, contribution as well as perception of women in STEM and the way forward.

We look forward to your participation and support to the events. For any inquiries, email to info@bmcc.org.my 
Stay up to date with the Chamber’s latest news and activities through this newsletter or follow us on our social media platforms.
Member Engagement | Memorandum of Agreement between BAE Systems and University of Nottingham Malaysia
The BMCC was proud to witness the partnership signing between two of our Sterling Members, BAE Systems Digital Intelligence and the University of Nottingham Malaysia to examine how unsupervised machine learning can be used in the discovery of previously undefined risk, known as "missed risk" in the context of financial crime.

"By partnering with the University of Nottingham Malaysia, academia and analysts will work side by side to push the boundaries of machine learning for enhanced AML solutions." said Martin Barber, VP, People & Capabilities for BAE Systems Digital Intelligence.

“This agreement will allow us to expand our understanding and insight on unsupervised machine learning and apply it to realistic financial crime dataset to form an initial assessment.” said Dr. Chen Zhi Yuan, Associate Professor, Head of School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham Malaysia.

We would like to congratulate the teams at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence and The University of Nottingham Malaysia for this momentous achievement!
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Member Engagement | Attending MST Golf Arena Event
The BMCC would like to congratulate MST Golf with the opening of MST Golf Arena, the 40,000 sqft of entertainment, food and retail which in turn making it Southeast Asian's largest indoor golf facility. Officially launched in February and located at The Gardens Mall in Mid Valley City, the BMCC team were invited to personally experience the fanfare first hand.

The Chamber was represented by Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer & Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager, Membership & Strategic Partnerships and were hosted by Paul Gibbons, Managing Director of Frasers Group Asia.
Member Engagement | Beyond Expatriate Advisory (MM2H) Sdn Bhd
As part of the BMCC's continuous efforts to constantly engage with our members - Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of BMCC held an engagement sit down with representatives of Beyond Expatriate Advisory (MM2H) Sdn Bhd - Amnah Shaari, Chief Executive Officer alongside Harvinder Kaur, Head of International Partnership.

The engagement revolved around discussing of future collaboration opportunities as well as sharing of the Chamber's upcoming events and added-value services.

Thank you to Beyond Expatriate Advisory for hosting the lunch.
BMCC Climate Action Series | Supporting Business in their Climate Action Agenda
The BMCC is proud to host Climate Action Series, as a follow up and progressive step from our inaugural Malaysia Climate Action Week (MCAW) in October last year.

This event will serve to raise awareness of sustainability and climate action within businesses alongside serving as a platform to offer support to the BMCC Climate Action Pledge signatories.

Date: 23rd March 2022, Wednesday
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm (GMT+8)
Venue: Opal & Pearl Room, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Register Now
BMCC Government Dialogue Series | Covid-19: Two Years On
With Malaysia set to reopen borders on 1st April, hear directly from Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the Director General of Health Malaysia on the lessons learnt in battling the virus for the past two years and the upcoming outlook for the country in the endemic phase.

Date: 30th March 2022, Wednesday
Time: 10:00am - 11:00pm (GMT+8)
Platform: Webinar
Register Now
BMCC & British Council IWD Event | Empowering Women in STEM #BreakTheBias
In conjunction with International Women's Day, the BMCC is proud to host a fireside chat and networking session involving inspiring women leaders entitled "Empowering Women in STEM".

Join us as we look to acknowledge the success stories, barriers, challenges and the future of women in STEM.

Speakers for Fireside Chat:
Ts. Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha,
President, Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC)

Professor Dr Woo Yin Ling,
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist,
Faculty of Medicine University Malaysa

Date: 31st March 2022, Thursday
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (GMT+8)
Venue: Johor Room 5 & 6, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Register Now
MITI | Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has come into force for Malaysia on 18th March, paving the way for the country to integrate into the world’s largest free trade agreement (FTA). It will immensely open a new window of opportunities for trade and investments, fortifying connectivity and deepening regional economic integration, which will further accelerate the region’s economic recovery.

Read up on information about RCEP here.
MIDA | Malaysia’s Approved Investment Continues to Soar to Greater Heights in 2021
Despite the challenges faced by the Malaysian economy due to the prolonged pandemic, Malaysia remained an attractive investment destination. This was reflected in the Malaysia Investment Performance 2021 Report released by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) during their recent Annual Media Conference (AMC) event.

MIDA attracted RM306.5 billion of approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors, which is an astounding increase of 83.1 per cent in 2021 compared to performance in 2020. More information on the Malaysia Investment Performance 2021 report can be found at www.mida.gov.my
Skrine | Rights & Liabilities under the Malaysian Carriage of Goods by Sea Regime – A Sea Change?
The changes to the Malaysian Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1950 (COGSA) came into effect on 15 July 2021. The new legal regime applies the Hague-Visby Rules while adapting provisions which are similar to the Australian Carriage of Goods by Sea Act. How will these changes affect the rights and liabilities of shippers and carriers in shipment of goods from Malaysia?

This joint webinar will discuss the key changes and also the practical implications based on the UK and Australian experience, which will have a bearing on businesses involved in export and import of goods by sea from Malaysia.

Date: 28th March 2022, Monday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm (GMT+8)
Register Now
Mandarin Oriental | Ramadan Celebrations
Host your Ramadan Iftar at Mandarin Oriental. As you show your appreciation to business partners and associates, let their master chefs prepare a feast for your company’s Ramadan Iftar with specially curated menu ranging from MYR180nett per person.

For enquiries, please contact their Sales Department at mokul-sales@mohg.com
JLL Malaysia | Reset Your Residential Investment Strategy
JLL Malaysia is hosting a physical event alongside their property experts to dive into the latest insights on current residential market trends, developments in London and to assist like-minded individuals or organisations on their next residential move.

This is an extended invitation exclusively for the BMCC members.
*Limited to 5 seats and strictly by appointment only.

Date: 25th March 2022, Friday
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm (GMT+8)
Venue: Level 7, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

For more details, please contact Christine Wong at wong.christine@ap.jll.com.
Register Now
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital | Maternity Services
Pregnancy is one of the most significant times in life and preparing for the birth of your child is an important step to parenthood. Specially designed to suit your needs, their exclusive Maternity Package 2022 offers a delightful moment in welcoming your little one into the world.

You will also be entitled to vaccination packages which are 25% off for 6-in-1 vaccines and 15% off for optional vaccines.

Complimentary gifts are valid until 31st December 2022, while stocks last. This promotion is only valid at KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital.

For more information, contact Ms. Tri Meta Liaztiza Puteri at trimeta@kpjhealth.com.my or +603 2681 6222.
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- BBC News
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- Free Malaysia Today
 Detailed mechanism, implementation of minimum wage to be announced soon
New Straits Times
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