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OBNI Industry Report in Malaysia:
Information & Communications Technology Sector 2017

This report serves as a preliminary introduction that highlights key features and factors relevant to the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Malaysia.

Stay tuned for more Sector Reports by the OBNI in the coming weeks. 


Save The Date! The BMCC Annual Charity Rugby Dinner Returns

The hallmark BMCC Annual Charity Rugby Dinner is back for the 13th year running!

Building on the great success of last year’s dinner featuring rugby legends David “Campo” Campese, Craig Chalmers and Kyran Bracken; in the process raising up to MYR40,000 in charity towards the National Cancer Society Malaysia, we are excited to host three more legendary players for this year’s instalment. 

Justin Marshall, the New Zealand All Black’s 54th Test Captain, making 81 appearances between 1995 and 2005 (61 wins, 1 draw, 19 defeats) and scoring a record 24 test tries, a tally that more than doubles the next best for an All Backs scrum half. 

Peter Winterbottom, England’s openside flanker from 1982 to 1993, held the country’s most-capped openside (with 58 caps) till 2003. Known for his work rate, durability, hard tackling and courage, he was the second England player to reach 50 caps, after Rory Underwood, and was inducted onto the Twickenham "Wall of Fame" in November 2005.

Fergus Slattery, the former Irish rugby union player earning 61 caps, 18 as captain, and scored 3 tries. He was captain of the most successful Irish touring side ever in 1979 which won 7 of the 8 matches in Australia. Slattery was also a member of the Irish Triple Crown-winning team in 1982 and was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007.

See these rugby giants in the flesh as they’ll grace the stage of our 13th Charity Rugby Dinner. More ticketing information to follow in the coming weeks. For now, Save The Date; 24th May 2017. Its a once in a lifetime event not to be missed. 


BMCC Breakfast Talk Series

In a brand new line of events, the BMCC together with sponsors TMF Group will hosts the first of its Breakfast Talk Series on the topic of “Wellness - The Strategy from Good to Great.”

Due to take place on Thursday the 2nd of March 2017, this first installment will feature Dr Greg Jakubowski, the Regional Medical Director, Corporate Solutions, Asia of International SOS as well as Ho Mun Kiat, Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader of the Employee Health & Benefits Malaysia from Marsh & Brokers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

The speakers will touch on the matters concerning the benefits of wellness programmes to employee and employers, the importance of wellness programmes to business continuity, trends of wellness in the workplace, managing healthcare cost through proactive measures and the pragmatic approaches in promoting workplace wellness.

Admission to this event is free of charge to all BMCC members, and is limited to 30 pax on a first-come-first-serve basis. Breakfast and morning beverages will be served. More information can be found below. 

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BBCiM - Open Days

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit us during the Open Days of the British Business Centre in Malaysia (BBCiM).

The Open Days will be held from the 27th Feb – 2nd March 2017 (Monday – Thursday) and will give BMCC members an opportunity to catch up with our staff, take a tour around the business centre, and learn about some of the great events and initiatives we have planned to organise in 2017.

Refreshments will be provided and you can come by our office at any time of your convenience from 10am to 5pm.

If you are keen to attend, kindly email your interest to Afiq at to book your day and time slots.

BMCC Breakfast Talk Series #1

In this first installment, the BMCC together with sponsors TMF Group will hosts its inaugural Breakfast Talk Series on the topic of “Wellness - The Strategy from Good to Great” featuring Dr Greg Jakubowski (Regional Medical Director, Corporate Solutions, Asia of International SOS) and Ho Mun Kiat (Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader, Employee Health & Benefits Malaysia of Marsh Insurance Brokers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd).
The speakers will touch on the matters concerning the benefits of wellness programmes to employee and employers, the importance of wellness programmes to business continuity, trends of wellness in the workplace, managing healthcare cost through proactive measures and the pragmatic approaches in promoting workplace wellness.

Date: Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Time: 9.00am (Registration) - 11.15am
Venue: Boardroom, International SOS office, Menara NU

 (Directions here)

Admission to this event is free of charge for all BMCC members, and is limited to 30 pax on a first-come-first-serve basis. Breakfast and beverages will be served.

All interested members can RSVP to Ramesh Hasry at

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Invitation to the Malaysia Belgium Luxembourg Business Council (MBLBC) Oval Debate

Featuring Speaker Mr Jagdev Singh,
Senior Executive Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers 
Date: Thursday 23 Feb 17
Time: 7.00pm - 10,00pm
Venue: Pullman KL City Centre Hotel & Residence, Pullman One
RM50 for BMCC Members
RSVP to Ramesh
by 20th February 

The Alice Smith School Chamber Brunch 2017 - “Our Journey Through Time”

Join two renowned Alice Smith alumni, Martin Gilbert (Co-founder & CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC) and Mark Lankester (CEO, Real Estate & Partnerships of Tune Hotels Group), who will share their memories and experiences of their journey to success.

The forum will be moderated by Andrew Sill, Managing Director, Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and Head of Alice Smith School, Roger Schultz. Both Andrew and Roger bring with them vast years of experience in their respective fields.

Monday, 13th March 2017 (9.30am - 1.00pm)
Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
For more information, click here
For reservations, click here

Malaysia Trade & Export Finance Conference 2017
Global Trade Review (GTR) welcomes you to join us for the Malaysia Trade & Export Finance Conference 2017, taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur on March 14.

Decision makers within the market will convene to hear timely updates on topical issues such as government initiatives to increase international trade & investment, the primary business challenges facing the commodity sector and the knock-on effect of the Chinese economic slowdown on Malaysian growth.

[Download the full agenda here]

10 Free Corporate Pass Giveaways and 15% Discounts for BMCC Members. Click here for more info

IPSEF is a well-established business conference addressing the ever changing and growing international and private schools markets. Taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 22-24 March 2017 this regional event draws school owners (individual schools and school groups) and the stakeholder community involved in supporting their expansion plans, whether in new or existing markets.

Click here for more info

[Download the IPSEF 2017 Brochure here]
Epsom College - Open Day

Epsom College Malaysia is eager to invite all parents and students to their Open Day on the 4th of March from 9.30am to 3pm where teachers and pupils alike will be happy to show you more about the Epsom way of life. 

Date: 4th March 2017
Time: 9.30am to 3pm
Healthcare Forum 2017: Optimising Healthcare Delivery in Malaysia

The purpose of the Healthcare Forum 2017 is to serve as a stakeholders’ discussion platform, bringing together hospital operators, healthcare practitioners, consultants, financiers, insurers, suppliers, researchers, industry leaders and policy makers as well as other related professionals to deliberate on the best way forward in continually improving healthcare standards while containing costs to cater to perpetually increasing demand that strains existing healthcare infrastructure.

Date : 16th March 2017, Thursday
Venue : Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur

[Click here for Brochure & Registration Form]

5th Annual Asia Pacific District Cooling Forum 

The Forum has emerged as one of the best solutions to energy shortages, energy demand, and a response to global warming. Focusing on “Alternative Cooling Technologies In Tropical Climates”, the event will bring together key industry players to discuss and benchmark crucial issues on how to seize new opportunities and make it effective for the ASEAN Region. The Forum is rich in interactive panel discussions, in-depth real life case studies, keynote presentations, networking opportunities and awards ceremony.

Date: 27th-28th March 2017
Venue: Manila, Phillippines
Members of BMCC are eligible for exclusive 10% discount.
Download the Agenda Here

3rd Digital Customer Experience Management Summit (DCEM)

Learn About World of Digitization and Welcome a New Age for Customer Experience! At the Summit, seize an opportunity to network with global leading experts: the prominent figures from Facebook, DBS Bank, Google, Telekom Malaysia, Coca-Cola, Citi FinTech and many more.

Dates: 4-5 April 2017
Venue: Singapore
Members of BMCC are eligible for exclusive 10% discount.
Download the Agenda Here

Selangor St Andrews Society Upcoming Events

The Selangor St Andrews Society is pleased to inform of their two upcoming events:

The first is the Big Vern 'N' The Shootahs Dinner & Concert - an evening of dinner, drinks and entertainment - taking place at the Hilton KL Sentral on Friday 5th May.  

Followed closely by the 4th KL Highland Games on Sunday 7th May, at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre.

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AirAsia Signs Contract with to track and optimise their Fixed Assests, a mobile and Software-as- a-Service (SaaS) fixed asset management platform announced today that it has been appointed by AirAsia Berhad to optimise the management and life cycle of their fixed assets across all its operations.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said was chosen due to its commitment to delivering a solution that will maximize value and cost savings, as well as provide transparency through real-time tracking. “As an innovative company AirAsia is always looking at new ways to create efficiency and maximize value. Once fully implemented, will provide a solution designed to work for an enterprise that covers multiple countries, many locations and is always on-the-go.,” he said.

Andrew Diamond, CEO of said, “Having been through a thorough Proof-of- Concept, we are excited to have been awarded this contract. As a company focused on bringing together value and innovation, working with AirAsia is an affirmation of the value-add that our platform and services brings to the enterprise customer.”

Read more here

Designing resilience into your organisation – a joint seminar by International SOS & Control Risks

On 18 Jan 2017, a security awareness seminar jointly organised by International SOS Malaysia and Control Risks shared the current terrorism environment in Malaysia and how businesses can integrate building security strategies and design solutions to mitigate security risks.

This half-day event brought together experts from Royal Malaysian Police, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and other prominent speakers who shared experiences and practical advice in managing security-related risks.  We gained further insights into the effectiveness of security practices in recent criminal and terrorist situations in Malaysia through an interactive panel discussion before closing of the event.

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Top Choice for Banquets!

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) registered a 40% rise in revenue from its banquet and function events during 2016, under the Corporate Sales segment, as compared to the previous year (2015). The banquets and functions revenue was the highest-ever recorded in a calendar year since opening in 2005. The Centre hosted 102 banquets and functions last year compared to 75 in 2015, a 26% increase year-on-year.

Elaborating on the achievement, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, said, “We are fortunate to have a strong base of loyal clients across the board. The Corporate Sales segment includes many long-standing recurrent clients who have helped shape our culinary distinction and their interest in creative, unique and multi-cultural culinary offerings have enhanced our team’s passion to deliver truly distinctive experiences that have culminated in the Centre’s exemplary reputation.”

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Kidia Wine Dinner at The Press Room Bistro
“The Press Room Bistro invites you to wine & dine with us on 21st February 2017.

Bringing you the finest Chilean Wine paired beautifully with an exquisite menu.
[Click here to view the menu]

To make reservations please call: 03 214 83889 or book via TableApp.
Limited seats available”

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BMCC New Member Introduction! 
Wimbledon School of English
Wimbledon School of English (established 1964) is currently ranked as the top English language school in the UK out of 535 British Council accredited schools.  Courses include Business & Professional English, Soft Skills training, specialised courses such as English for Law, for Medicine and for Oil & Gas, Teacher Training, Academic English with IELTS Preparation, Cambridge Examination Preparation, and a Junior Summer Camp. We are also a test centre for the IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity and Pearson examinations.

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