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Issue #299 - 18 April 2022

Dear Badtrieshah,
The BMCC Business Excellence Awards 2022 Gala Night
The BMCC Business Excellence Awards (BEA) Gala Night is around the corner. If you’re interested in attending, the time to act is now! Our past Awards Gala Nights have proven to be incredibly momentous and prestigious.

After a 2-year hiatus, this BMCC flagship initiative returns to honour British and Malaysian businesses that have made strides to progress the business and trade landscape, across different industries and scales. 

This year, we will have a high-profile guest list with a spot saved just for you. The BEA Gala Night will be a black-tie event featuring business leaders, professionals as well as senior government officials. It'll be the perfect networking ground alongside exciting performances throughout the night! – it’s bound to be an unforgettable night with an abundance of opportunities to meet top executives that can help expand your business network and opportunities.
Come with your stakeholders, clients, and colleagues to our BMCC Business Excellence Awards Gala Night at the luxurious Sunway Resort in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. A splendid three-course will be served by the Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Sunway Resort – the first in Asia, outside of the UK’s Mayfair, St. Paul, Park Lane and Chelsea. Come and experience an amazing opportunity to savour the Classic Beef Wellington, Chef Gordon Ramsay's greatest dish, with the finest fillet steak, coated in a layer of duxelles and finally wrapped in a delicate puff pastry before being baked. 

In addition, stand to win a Business Class return ticket to London, sponsored by Malaysia Airlines.

It will be a high-profile evening to remember, filled with entertainment, exquisite dining, and wholesome networking. All in the spirit of celebrating the best of business and commerce!

Tickets vary in price and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Member Corporate Table (RM 8,000)
Non-Members Corporate Table (RM 15,000)
Member Seat (RM 550)
Non-Members Seat (RM 1,000)
The Awards offer a heightened standard of recognition, excellence and progress to acknowledge the bilateral achievements and success. Some of our past winners include renowned brands, such as Sports Direct, YTL Corp, Sunway Medical Center, PwC, and Dyson Manufacturing.
There will be seven awards presented at the BEA 2022 Gala Night (Nominations are now closed)
  • UK-Malaysia Business of the Year
  • UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Technology and Innovation
  • UK-Malaysia Education Institutional Partnership
  • Outstanding ESG
  • UK-Malaysia Export Excellence 
There are still some great opportunities for businesses to gain some additional exposure through supporting the Awards. Not only would you enjoy some outstanding networking but your organisation will have the opportunity to get your business showcased in front of our distinguished guests by being a sponsor or exhibitor at the Gala Night.

We are just a month away from the awards, and seats are running out as we speak! So if you are ready to celebrate the grandest Business Excellence Award 2022 and rub shoulders with the industry elite, don’t hesitate – visit to our website and book your tickets now.

BMCC Member Engagement | Campus Tour around EPSOM International College
The BMCC was invited to tour around the campus of EPSOM College in Bandar Baru Enstek Negeri Sembilan.

The Chamber was represented by Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer, Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships and Daniel Lee, Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager were kindly hosted by EPSOM’s headmaster, Matthew Brown and Mark Lankaster, Chief Executive Officer.

The scenic tour also included a site visit to the ongoing construction of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, as we were informed on the progress of the upcoming building named after Patrick Mouratoglou, one of the world's leading tennis coaches.

Epsom is a K12 boarding & day school, equipping students with a holistic future ready education where learning never stops. Epsom proudly possess excellent tennis facilities that complement excellent coaching twice weekly during the school’s co-curricular activities.
BMCC Member Engagement | BMCC Executives Meet the New Director of InvestKL Corporation
The BMCC visited InvestKL Corporation (InvestKL)’s office to formally meet-up with Kelvin Boey, their new Director of Strategic Communications & Partnerships.
The BMCC was represented by Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer, Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships and Daniel Lee, Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager. In addition to Kelvin, the BMCC Team also met InvestKL’s Senior Manager Investor Relations, Europe Aidil Azman, and Gyatri Jaydas, Manager Strategic Communications & Partnerships.
In addition to the official introduction to Kelvin, both organisations also exchanged notes on the business plans for the year and avenues of collaborations.

InvestKL, an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, is an Investment Promotion Agency fixated at inviting Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 multinational companies, fast growing and hidden champion type companies to mark their regional hubs and take on regional activities in Greater Kuala Lumpur.
BMCC Member Engagement | BMCC Executives Meet the Chief Growth Officer of JLL Property Services (M) Sdn Bhd
The BMCC team paid a courtesy visit to JLL Property Services (M) Sdn Bhd and meet Christophe Vicic, Chief Growth Office of JLL.

The Chamber was represented by Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer and Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships. Also in attendance was Michael Lee, Senior Manager, Global Residential Agency and Joey Ng Marketing Communications.

JLL serves as a commercial real estate service provider, delivering high quality services to its clients in Malaysia to ensure that their patrons with interests in real estate receive exceptional service and support in their ventures.
BMCC Member Engagement | A Courtesy Visit to Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC)
The BMCC team visited the office of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC) to catch up and understand MDEC’s priorities and direction for 2022 and discuss collaborations.

The Chamber was represented by Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Lopez, and Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Roufizah Razali and were hosted by the MDEC team, Wan Murdani, Director of Digital Infrastructure & Services, Syed Yazrine Shahab, Strategic Alliances & Market Outreach and Stephanie Wong Head of Strategic Alliances & Market Outreach.

(MDEC) is the government agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia trusted to lead the nation's digital economy forward.
AstraZeneca Malaysia | Broadening Access To Genomic Testing For Cancer Patients
Congratulations to our BMCC Sterling member, AstraZeneca Malaysia for making a significant milestone in precision medicine, accessible and affordable treatment for cancer patients.

AstraZeneca Malaysia together with its partners, Prudential Malaysia and Pantai Premier Pathology recently held a media launch for the on-going Precision Medicine Collaboration to make genomic testing affordable and attainable to cancer patients in Malaysia.

This industry-first tripartite collaboration is significant as it illustrates the importance of partnerships in bridging the gaps in cancer care and more importantly, making healthcare more inclusive to all.
The launch was officiated by YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Malaysia's Minister of Health, alongside H.E. Charles Hay, British High Commissioner to Malaysia, and Dr Murallitharan, Managing Director of the National Cancer Society Malaysia.

We would like to congratulate AstraZeneca Malaysia for this momentous achievement!
British Council | Expression of interest to host international interns
The British Council is working with Durham University to identify potential organisations in Malaysia which may have openings to host international student interns beginning in July 2023, as part of the Turing Scheme.

The internships would be for duration of 2 to 3 months. The students would come from Year 1 or Year 2, and are open to work across a range of sectors in Malaysia including finance, legal, media, PR, marketing/sales, education, NGOs/charities, technology etc.

An initial indication of interest by 20 April 2022 would be greatly appreciated.

Interested organisations may reach out to:
to share a brief organisation profile (sector, location etc), number of interns they are willing to host and the proposed duration for the internship.

St. John's International Secondary School | Open Day (Looking for a Change?)
St. John's International School inspire their students to be capable of extraordinary accomplishments through their holistic academic programmes. Discover their Secondary School now as the 2023 intake is open for registration! They believe in nurturing the future leaders from a holistic approach.

Admissions are open for the 2022/2023 intake. We are thrilled to welcome everyone to discover our school! Registration is open for Lower Secondary and IGCSE. Call us now to book an appointment.

Book an appointment for a visit through openday@sjis.edu.my or +603 2022 4881.

Date: 23 April 2022, Saturday
Jersey Finance | APAC AIMA Webinar: Jersey Update
Jersey Finance Head of Funds, Elliot Refson, will join a panel of experts to provide a funds-focussed Jersey update to APAC AIMA Members.

The panel will also discuss the advantages of Jersey funds when fund raising from EU and US investors; the new Jersey Limited Partnership law, and, KYC requirements for set up and onboarding of investors.

Date: 26 April 2022, Tuesday
Time: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm (CST)
Register Here
Tay & Partners | Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 – A Summary
The Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 together with the Patents (Amendment) Regulations 2022 have come into force on 18 March 2022, with the exception of some provisions.

The amendments incorporated Malaysia’s commitments in various international agreements and treaties, including the Agreement of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS Agreement”) and the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (“Budapest Treaty).
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