It has been yet another busy week for the chamber, consumed by events and affairs both foreign and domestic. The BMCC is undoubtedly keeping a keen eye on the on-goings and cabinet reshuffling of the British Parliament, precipitated by Brexit.

Newly appointed UK Prime Minister, Theresa May held her first Cabinet meeting last Tuesday, with the new ensemble of ministers making up the Cabinet itself. There, Mrs May reaffirmed her stand on Britain's exit from the EU, saying "We have the challenge of Brexit; and Brexit does mean Brexit. We are going to make a success of it, and we will do that by forging a new work role for the United Kingdom in the World."

As we observe the foundations of UK's future being laid, the BMCC has been involved in several activities the past week. Most notably was BMCC's support and participation in EUMCCI's VIP Luncheon with the Governor of Bank Negara, Yg Bhg Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim. 

The event was an overall success, with 230 attendees, largely from the banking sector. The first of three overarching topics covered was on financial technology (Fintech) where a new division was established, catering to the development of this sector. Secondly was the statement of our nation's financial outlook for the remainder of 2016 where inflation rates were adjusted from 1.5% to 2.3%. The third issue was an addressing of a long-term plan for Malaysia to monitor global recession and respond accordingly.

Rounding off and eventful week, the BMCC also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with renowned magazine The Business Year, setting the tone for a new partnership. An evening with Jo Malone was another highlight. Hosted by Director of Global Lifestyle Debbie Wild and Malaysia Brand Manager Goh Hooi Leng, BMCC Board of Directors, Sponsors and Sterling Members who attended were treated to a sumptuous delight of food by Nobu and aromas by Jo Malone.

Happening this week, the BMCC will host our Speed Networking event on Wednesday, 27th July, which will aim to connect members with non-members in what promises to be an exciting 60-minute rush of adrenaline. There are still some seats available so RSVP now to avoid missing out.
EUMCCI's VIP Luncheon with the Governor of Bank Negara Yg Bhg Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim
An Evening with Jo Malone: Hosted by Global Lifestyle featuring food by Nobu and scents by Jo Malone; attended by BMCC Board of Directors, Sponsors and Sterling Members
[Pictured above: Ligia Oliviera of The Business Year and BMCC Exec Director Nik Tasha signing an MOU]
Rugby veterans, auctions, food and beer are compelling ingredients for yet another memorable evening hosted by the BMCC. As our Annual Charity Rugby Dinner returns for the 12th time, we are aspiring to up the ante for the latest edition of this long running series, the likes of which have never been experienced in prior years. Watch the video below for a taste of what's in store for you this September; and book your tickets before the final whistle blows!
RSVP now to restaurantreservations.slkl@shangri-la.com
TechGen - Where will you be?
What are you up to this 4th August? For some, they'll be mingling under the concrete marquee of The Co, a unique tenant of The Row as it plays hosts to an equally unique event brought to you by the BMCC and TeAM.
Introducing the first of an exciting new 'TechGen' series, be one of the few who get to listen to Leon Foong, GM of Uber Malaysia and Head of Biz Dev, Suresh Tan of ServisHero as they share their journeys to becoming model entrepreneurs of Start-up businesss.

RSVP to events@bmcc.org.my
The BMCC Speed Networking is back!
And it's happening this week! The BMCC's well-known mandate of connecting businesses is made manifest in events such as our Speed Networking.
You'll have 60 minutes to make or break your business! Sounds daunting, we know. But take it with a pinch of salt for that's what makes it exhilarating. Meet a range of new faces with fresh sales pitches as we aim to foster new ties and relationships.

 
RSVP to events@bmcc.org.my
VIP Luncheon with Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir

The Malaysia Australia Business Council is inviting anyone and everyone to attend a VIP Luncheon with Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, a long-time activist for Islamic women's rights who'll speak on the subject "When women complain, are we just whining?"

She will shed light and share her insights on the reality of discrimination women face in the working world, including equal pay rights, gender balance, choice of attire, harassment and violence.


Download the Booking Form
Selangor International Expo 2016 Returns

Malaysia's perfect avenue for business returns to Selangor, the economic heart of Malaysia. Held right next to the nation's capital, Selangor International Expo 2016 creates an ideal environment for local and foreign ventures to connect, collaborate and take their businesses to the next level.

With 400 local and international booths, attracting over 4000 visitors annually, the SIE 2016 certainly lives up to its aim of driving business growth across and beyond the region.


Download the Official SIE 2016 Brochure
The International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2016
IGEM 2016 provides a strategic platform for international and regional green business to tap into the fast expanding ASEAN market. Through IGEM, industry experts and businesses are able to showcase their latest innovations to governments, investors, trade and mass markets across the region. With over 350 international and regional exhibitors each year, IGEM has successfully attracted over 300,00 visitors and delegates, generating an estimated RM8.8 billion since its inception in 2010.

Download the IGEM 2016 Brochure
Inside Prime Minister Theresa May's First Cabinet Meeting
"We won't be a government defined just by Brexit."We will also be a government defined by the social reform that we undertake," says Theresa May at her inaugural Cabinet meeting.

The Cabinet now include the likes of Philip Hammond as the Chancellor of Exchequer, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Justice Secretary Liz Truss and Priti Patel in International Development.


Click here for the full Cabinet listing and the full article: The Telegraph
Brexit: EU Considers Migration 'Emergency Brake' for UK for up to Seven Years
If such an agreement were struck, and a strict time limit imposed, diplomats believe it could go a long way towards addressing concerns of the British people over immigration from EU states, while allowing the UK full trade access to the European market.

While the plan will prove highly controversial in France, Poland and other European nations, the attraction is that it would limit the economic shock to the EU economy from Brexit by keeping the UK in  the single market, and lessen the political damage to the European project that would result from complete divorce.
Call to Lead in Southeast Asia
At the launch of Perodua's first in-house designed and developed model, Bezza, Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has called for Malaysia's automotive industry players to be more aggressive and productive to remain competitive and resilient as well as seeking new market opportunities.

"The Bezza should be a symbol of what we are capable of, and a reminder that we can be even better." he said.


Read the full article from The NST






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