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BMCC Newsletter Issue #335 - 9 January 2023
Dear Aiena Nuriena,
BMCC Roundtable Session with
Yang Berhormat (YB) Rafizi Ramli, Malaysia's Economic Minister.
The BMCC had a great start to 2023 as we had the opportunity to meet with the new Minister of Economy, Malaysia, YB Rafizi Ramli, at his office in Putrajaya on 5th January. Our Chair, Mark Arthun, led the BMCC delegation, which included BMCC Board Members and key British Investors. Joining the Minister at the roundtable discussion were senior officers from the Economic Planning Unit.

The meeting provided an excellent platform to share the Chamber’s roles and objectives, especially in supporting our members with the ease of doing business in Malaysia and strengthening UK-Malaysia businesses and partnerships. Key areas of discussion included the talent demands of the industry and how the private and public sectors can collaborate to accelerate talent availability and upskilling; the role of the private education sector in supporting talent development; Sustainability, and energy transition.

Our sincere appreciation to YB Rafizi Ramli and the officers for taking the time to meet us, and we look forward to future collaboration between the Chamber and the Ministry of Economy.
BMCC New Year's Drinks 2023.
Join us as we toast to a successful 2023, together with H.E. Charles Hay MVO, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia; our Chair, Mark Arthun as well as fellow members and friends of the BMCC.

Date: 17 January 2023
Time: 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: Setia International Centre at KL Eco City.

Wait no more, and RSVP now!
For more information, please contact karendass@bmcc.org.my.
It’s that time of the year again, to renew your BMCC membership subscription. To all our members who have paid, thank you so much and we look forward to a great 2023 together!

For those who have not had the chance to do so yet, we hope you will renew at the soonest as we would like to welcome you back as a member to an exciting 2023 with many initiatives in the plans!

If you have any enquires regarding membership renewals or have not received your membership renewal notice, kindly contact membership@bmcc.org.my.
Meet Our New Sterling Member, University of Strathclyde.
Welcome to our new Sterling member, the University of Strathclyde!

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university, inspired by its founding mission, that is socially progressive and makes a positive difference in the lives of its students, society and the world. From their foundation as the place of useful learning, they take it as their responsibility to research, teach and be of benefit to society – to reach outside the University to make the world better-educated, sustainable, prosperous, healthy, fair and secure.
Meet Our New Sterling Member, XCL Education Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
BMCC welcomes our new Sterling member, XCL Education Malaysia Sdn Bhd!

At XCL Education, they equip students with the academic and lifelong learning skills to be agents of their own success – helping them find their path and shape their future whether in further education, careers or navigating the opportunities and challenges they will encounter in their lives.
Meet Our New Member, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council.
Welcome Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council to the BMCC!

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council is an agency under the Ministry of Health tasked to raise Malaysia’s profile as a leading global healthcare destination. Established in 2009, MHTC facilitates collaboration between key public and private sector stakeholders to drive industry growth and sustainability.
Meet Our New Member, Pavilion Hotel KL (Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd).
BMCC welcomes our new member, Pavilion KL (Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd)!

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur, managed by Banyan Tree, is an urban oasis in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. With 25 exquisitely furnished rooms and suites nestled above the award-winning Pavilion Kuala Lumpur mall, discerning travellers are provided with a sophisticated respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Meet Our New Member, Select Service Partner Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Welcome to our newest member, Select Service Partner Malaysia Sdn Bhd!

SSP are the food travel experts in creating and running food outlets in locations where people are on the move.

SSP Group has expanded its airport lounge portfolio at two airports in Malaysia after signing a contract with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). The new business will be operated by SSP Malaysia, a joint venture between SSP Group and Travel Food Services (TFS), which also partners with SSP in India where it operates 20 lounges in major travel hubs throughout India, including the award-winning GVK lounge in Mumbai.
Meet Our New Member, ion Ventures Energy Transition Sdn Bhd.
Welcome to our new member, ion Ventures Energy Transition Sdn Bhd!

ion Ventures is an international developer, expert adviser and partner for the growth of renewable generation, clean electrification schemes and flexible power infrastructure. ion Ventures has a core focus on clean energy and flexibility technology and its integration into energy systems. As power networks and energy markets globally evolve to accommodate changing supply and demand profiles, decarbonisation, the increase of intermittent generation and the emergence of EVs, it is imperative to harness technologies delivering flexibility as a means of meeting these challenges, supporting electrification and underpinning energy security.

As an experienced team with a demonstrable track record in Europe and Asia, ion Ventures is positioned to advise on and actively participate in the development of commercial solutions and operational assets optimised to the specific conditions now and anticipated in future.
Marlborough College Malaysia| Admissions Open Morning.
The Master of Marlborough College Malaysia extends a warm invitation to Admissions Open Morning on Saturday, 14th January 2023 from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm.

MCM is proud to be listed in the leading 100 schools globally (Spears Index 2022). Coupled with international award-winning pastoral care and boarding within a 90-acre campus, MCM provides opportunities for your child to flourish in the classroom and beyond.

  • Outstanding academic results.
  • Not for profit.
  • UK National Curriculum, IGCSE & IB Diploma.
  • Full co-curricular programme within the school day.
  • Lifelong membership of the worldwide Old Marlburian network.

For more information or to register for this event please click here.
Shell Malaysia & PETRONAS to Jointly Explore Development of Carbon Sequestration Hubs in Advances Collaboration.
Shell Malaysia and PETRONAS are enhancing their collaboration to explore the formation of carbon sequestration hubs in Malaysia. Both companies signed a collaboration agreement on 12 October 2022 to reinforce their commitment to cooperative geological formation, exploration and evaluation. The arrangement expands upon the joint research and partnership agreement struck with Petronas last year, according to a statement released by Shell.

It is an important milestone in maturing carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a commercially scalable decarbonisation solution for industries in Malaysia and beyond. Shell Malaysia looks forward to advancing its collaboration with PETRONAS to jointly develop reliable, technology-driven CCS solutions in Malaysia. Shell is aiming to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Shell’s CCS strategy is a key pillar of its climate target, which is to have access to at least 25 million tonnes a year of CCS capacity by 2035.

Read more .
DRB-HICOM EZ-Drive Sdn Bhd (Avis Malaysia) | Asian Experience Awards 2022.
Avis Malaysia was awarded the Malaysia Customer Experience Award of the Year for Car Rentals at the 2022 Asian Experience Awards. The award recognises the initiatives of companies that provide customers with meaningful brand experiences. This recognition reaffirms the company's commitment to providing the best automobile rental experience to its clients.

BMCC congratulates Avis Malaysia and team on their achievement!

Photo credit: ’s Linkedin page. 
Knight Frank Malaysia Appointed Keith Ooi as Group Managing Director.
Keith Ooi has been appointed group managing director of Knight Frank Malaysia, starting January 2023, as part of the real estate consultancy's succession plan and development strategy. Before returning to co-lead the valuation and advisory business in Malaysia. Keith, who joined the firm in 2007, was the country head of Knight Frank Cambodia.
Knight Frank Malaysia said his plan involves enabling employees to make a difference within the company, engaging stakeholders to enhance service, embracing change and digital adoption, and extending the company's footprint in other Malaysian states.
We offer our congratulations and best wishes to Keith Ooi on this appointment.
Brighton Management Limited | EPF's Excellent Employer Award 2022.
Congratulations to our member, Brighton Management Limited for receiving the Excellent Employer Award 2022!

The award was presented by the Labuan Branch of the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia (EPF) in honour of employers who demonstrated excellent compliance with EPF contributions for their employees in 2022.

Out of around 2,000 companies in Labuan, Brighton was one of the top five chosen to get this award.

BMCC congratulates Brighton's team and wishes them continued success.

Photo credit: ’s LinkedIn page. 
London Tea Exchange| CEO Awarded the New Year’s Honours List 2023.
Congratulations to London Tea Exchange’s CEO, Sheikh Aliur Rahman who was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)!

Aliur was named in the HM King Charles III, 2023 New Year’s Honours List, commending him for his service to the Tea Industry and to young people. Aliur founded the London Tea Exchange in 2003 and spent a substantial amount of time collecting some of the world's rarest teas. Today, London Tea Exchange boasts one of the largest collections of rare and premium teas in the world and is famous among tea aficionados and collectors worldwide.

BMCC congratulates Sheikh Aliur Rahman on this great accomplishment and wishes him continued success in growing the tea industry in the UK along with the London Tea Exchange team.
PM Unveils Plan to Create Innovative Econ.
-Mirage News
Bursa Malaysia amends business rules, listing requirements on surprise holidays.
-The Star
DNB says national 5G coverage reaches almost 50%, exceeds 2022 goal.
-The Edge Markets
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