For many months now, the portmanteau 'Brexit'  has served as sustainable news fodder for the wheels of global scrutiny to remain affixed on the ramifications of the referendum. Despite all that has been said, a verity is echoed this week by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in the UK, cautioning that it is still "far too early to draw firm conclusions."

This comes following the report that the UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months leading up to the vote. The newly appointed Chancellor Phillip Hammond posited that the country had entered "negotiations with the EU from a position of economic strength," however likewise expressed caution from making undue judgements. A positive discernment is that the British economy seems to be more open and UK businesses start to show "modest" signs of post-Brexit recovery.

In like manner, the BMCC is showing its support for UK and local businesses by keeping busy the past week. The highlight was our Speed Networking event last Wednesday where a large number of non-members turned up for the event and had the opportunity to run their business pitches with existing members in a face-to-face 60 seconds thrilling sessions. A mingling and networking reception ensued with servings of wines and canapés, leaving our participants home-bound with more than just an hard-earned stack of business cards.

On that same day, representatives from Dubai-based magazine The Business Year conducted an interview with three BMCC Board of Directors, arguably industry leaders in their right from the respective sectors of banking & finance, oil & gas and defence & security. In this initiative to materialise our MOU signed with the publication last week, The Business Year will feature these insights in their upcoming 2017 issue, covering the role of foreign businesses in capacity building and developing the Malaysian economy.

The BMCC also participated in last week's 17th Malaysian International Food & Beverage (MIFB) trade fair at KLCC, with a booth set up to reach out and engage with visitors of the exhibition. As the Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNI) looks to strengthen its specialisation on the F&B sector to draw more UK companies to Malaysia, involvement in this prestigious annual event is vital to establishing greater knowledge and understanding of key players in the Food & Beverage industry.

We also attended the 2nd Customer Experience Management organised by Fleming where the BMCC, as the event's supporting chamber, was given privy to learn about customer relational-engagements from spokesmen of renowned brands such as AIA, DHL Express, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Twitter and Zalora.

This week is poised to be another eventful week with the BMCC taking part in the prodigious 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) held in Jakarta, Indonesia. We also look forward to this Thursday, as the BMCC partners up with TeAM to host TechGen, a new-age talk and networking event where we seek to debunk the myths surrounding millennials and technology with agents from Uber Malaysia and ServisHero.
Moments from our BMCC Speed Networking Event. Click the pictures above the view the full album
[Pictured above: BMCC Board of Directors Mahendra Gursahani, Muhammad Hanif Hashim and John Stocker meeting with Ligia Oliveira Kleber and Peter Bannink from The Business Year]
BMCC's booth at the MIFB 2017 Exhibition at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre last week
BMCC's 12th Annual Charity Rugby Dinner
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!
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Money Talks & Money Matters
BMCC members are invited to this no-charge presentation and lunch on the intricacies of Managing Transfer Pricing, from a Legal Perspective.
This special event co-organised by BMCC and Lee Hishammuddin Allen and Gledhill aims to provide a legal point of view to the aspects of BEPS Action Plan No. 13, TP laws in Malaysia and other ASEAN jurisdictions and many other areas of interest. The talk will be delivered by S. Saravana Kumar, Partner in Tax, GST & Customs Practice of LHAG.

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TechGen - Where will you be?
What are you up to this Thursday? 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 Divan Vasudevan, Stakeholder Engagement Lead 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.

The Great British Ball Returns
With an average of over 800 expatriates and business leaders attending annually, The Great British Ball is undoubtedly amongst the major social events in Kuala Lumpur happening this 22nd October, from 7.30pm at Shangri-La Hotel KL. This event is jointly organised by the:

• British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
• Association of British Women Malaysia
• The Royal Society of St. George
• Selangor St. Andrew's Society
• St. David's Society of Kuala Lumpur
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Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum by Fleming.

The Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum is a way of building a platform where overseas and local companies converge to explore new business opportunities and take the lead in the smart cities movement.

Happening on the 27-28th September 2016 at Intercontinental Hotel KL, the two day programme will feature distinguished speakers both local and international as they explore the topics of: Wireless Networks & Infrastructure, Green Buildings Framework, Smart Buildings, Smart Education and Data Security.

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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
La Bodega Tapas & Paella Promotion

Hankering for a taste of Spanish delicacy and spices? Look no further than La Bodega!

With 18 types of tapas to choose from, your paella's can be perfectly paired for your palate's pleasure. Promos begin from RM98 for two pax.

La Bodega is also excited to shake up your Saturday evenings with its Saturday Seasta promo. Only available on Saturdays from 4pm-10pm at La Bodega Bangsar Shopping Centre.

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Discover your sea legs aboard 'Sometimes'
In conjunction with the annual Merdeka boat show to be held at the Admiral Cove Marina in Port Dickson (Saturday, 27th August), BMCC members and their families are cordially invited on board 'Sometimes'.

'Sometimes' is a 46 foot Sunseeker power boat from the UK, owned and maintained by a BMCC member and you're invited for one hour sea trips with departures at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Spaces will be allocated on a first to secure basis. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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