AGENDA: Day 1 (27 August 2020, Thu)

10:00 am – 11:00am MERDEKA SME EFAIR 2020 Launching Ceremony

Arrival of guests and participants
Welcoming Speech/Grand Launching/Photography Session
Welcoming Guests and VVIP
Video Presentation from Money Compass and MCM
Welcoming Speech by Adj. Prof. Maxshangkar, Organizing Chairman of SME E-FAIR
VVIP Speech
Photography Session & Ending

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Forum Session 1: PENJANA

TOPIC: PENJANA Short-term Economic Recovery Plan – Implication to Businesses

Mr. CS Chin, National Vice President of SME Association Malaysia (Moderator)

Mr. Rizal Nainy, CEO, SME Corp

YBhg. Dato’ Mohd Sahar bin Darusman, Head of Employment Insurance System Office, Pertubuhan  Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO)

Business Enterprises and SME businesses have been confronting tremendous challenges in business recovery post MCO Covid-19 Pandemic. Malaysian government had announced 4 stimulus plans to provide financial aids to them, and the 4th plan which is the currently implemented Pelan Jana in helping SMEs in the efforts to sustain their business with PENJANA.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Forum Session 2: PENJANA

TOPIC: How will PENJANA Help in SMEs Business Recovery?

Ms. Amy Seok, CEO, Money Compass (Moderator)
Mr. Lawrence Tan, Senior Accountant and Auditor, Director, Lawrence Tan & Co.

Tuan Haji Rosmi Abdullah, Director Central Region Office, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

It can be said that PENJANA offers various benefits towards assisting SMEs’ cash flow for the year of 2020. This kind of great initiative taken by the Government can help to strengthen SMEs involvement and to ensure the sustainability of their businesses and our country economic growth.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Forum Session 3: Business Recovery and Continuity

TOPIC: Business Recovery and Transformation

Mr. KC See, Director, Quest S&H Consulting
Dato. Sri Dr. How Kok Choong J.P., Executive Chairman, Quest S&H Consulting

In the present scenario it is critical that all business should review the strategic directions. The logic is simple; if the environment change; the organization must make changes. Part of the transformation process includes ensuring business continuity and recovery. The Quest S & H Business Transformation Model is a practical and proven process for preparing organizations to go through tough times and to capitalize on the New Norm for potential opportunities.

Quest S & H is a combined expertise of two very experienced business personalities; Dato’ Sri Dr. How a serial entrepreneur with more than 38 successful multinational companies, one of which will be the first ever Malaysian Company to be listed in the U.S. New York Stock Exchange and KC See with over 36 years of corporate consulting experience with over 300 companies in Asia.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Forum Session 4: Business Funding

TOPIC: Important Notes to Raise Fund through P2P and ECF

Adj. Prof. Maxshangkar, CEO, Max Capital Management (Moderator)
Mr. Calvin Foo, Acting CEO, Fundaztic
Mr. Max Teh, Founder and CEO,
Ms. Elain Lockman, Co-Founder & Director, Ata Plus

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), most of which are facing a hitch in their cash flow following the Movement Control Order (MCO), should look at peer-to-peer funding as one of the possible solutions.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Forum Session 5: Business Connections

TOPIC: How to Thrive in a Challenging Economy With Powerful Connections

Ms. Syireen Rose, Executive Director, BNI (Moderator)
Mr. Marcus Hwang, National Director, BNI Malaysia
Mr. Mac Srinivasan, Global Market President, BNI Global
Mr. Bijay Shah, National Director, BNI UAE
Ms. Diana Ninsiima, National Director, BNI Uganda

The relationship economy uses connections, trust, and human interaction as its currency. Emotional intelligence is all about being connected. Connection is the key as it creates feelings and feelings are at the core of all successful businesses and everything in the operations. Build a stronger business through a genuine connection to a more meaningful business relationship.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Forum Session 6: Business Funding

TOPIC: What SMEs Should Know for Types of Business Funding.

Adj. Prof. Maxshangkar, CEO, Max Capital Management (Moderator)
Ms. Hanita Othman, Senior Vice President Primary Market, Listing Development, Bursa Malaysia.
Mr. Chris Daniel Wong, Secretary of the Board, Koperasi Usahawan Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur.

More local investors have moved into the private markets in recent years. These investors not only providing the much needed fund for the business to grow, but they also empower entrepreneurs and guide them to build much bigger businesses.

6:00 pm Webinar ends

AGENDA: Day 2 (28 August 2020, Fri)

10:00 am – 11:00 am Forum Session 7: Risk Management

TOPIC: Common SME Risks That SME Owners Can Transfer Out Efficiently

Ms. Ivy Yee, Founder and CEO, I-MAX Financial Sdn. Bhd. (Moderator)
Mr. Horst Habbig, Chief Sales Officer, Allianz General Insurance Company (M) Bhd.
Mr. Simon Chin, Assistant General Manager Marketing, MPI-Generali Insurance Bhd.
Mr. Eu Gene Weng, Regional Manager, AXA Affin General Insurance Bhd.

Business Owners like you focus most time on growing your business, though sometimes you may overlook certain risks that can easily be transferred out. Fire consequential loss is one common risk. Fire Insurance will cover loss/damage of your property, while fire consequential loss will cover the loss of profits due to business interruption and many more examples that our panellists will discuss in the upcoming forum, moderated by I-Max Financial Sdn Bhd.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Forum Session 8: eCommerce

TOPIC: How Going Online will ensure Your Business Continuity/How 5G thriving SME in the Digital Era

Mr. Roy Ong, CMO, Max Capital Management (Moderator)
Mr. Desmond Law, Founder, SQL
Mr. Dan Then, CEO, Bizporter

Bringing business online is incredibly relevant nowadays to many companies as it has a significant effect on the way people make decision on their buying choices via online. Modern technologies are proved to tackle COVID-19 pandemic more efficiently and contribute towards improving people’s lives.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Forum Session 9: eCommerce

TOPIC: How eCommerce Can Be an Effective Additional Sales Channel for Your Businesses

Mr. Roy Ong, CMO, Max Capital Management (Moderator)
Mr. Song Hock Koon, Director of Ecommerce,
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Mr. Vickson Tan, Senior VP of Marketing, Exabytes

It is actually important for SMEs to learn about eCommerce as soon as they can. There will be more advantages that await them to enhance their business in terms of products and services through eCommerce. Venturing into eCommerce at the same time can help SMEs to expand their business globally and allow them to explore into new facets of their business.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Forum Session 10: Digitalization

TOPIC: Business Recovery amid New Normal in Retailing, Service and F & B Industry.

Dato Mike Loh, CEO, ASEAN Retail-Chains & Franchise Federation (ARFF) (Moderator)
Mr. Raymond Woo, Deputy Secretary General, Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA)
Mr. Mohd Adam Mohd Said, Deputy President, Muslim Business Network Association of Malaysia (MUBIN)

Each enterprise, retailing, service and F & B industry, etc needs to find ways and strategies to recover and prepare for the post-pandemic outcomes. Most importantly, SME needs to be prepared for what may lie ahead in terms of the demands of myriad customers, where and how they make purchases via offline and online platforms. By digitalizing their own business, it can give them a competitive and a market-driven advantage by doing things better, faster, and effective.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Forum Session 11: Business Transformation post-COVID-19

TOPIC: Navigating the #New Normal in the Asia Pacific Region / Malaysia

Mr. Roy Ong, CMO, Max Capital Management (Moderator)
Mr. Greg Parry, Co-founder and CEO, Global Services in Education (GSE)
Mr. Rajen Dorairaj, Senior Manager – Partnership, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

It is about time for startups and education to embrace new normal through business transformation post Covid-19 in an effort to sustain their business continuity through these challenging times. Preparing for the new normal will increase the demand for the digital transformation, and with it, this will reignite the economy and help businesses to increase the productivity for the sustainability of economic and business growth.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Forum Session 12: Business transformation post-COVID-19

TOPIC: Security and Safety Preventive Measures In a Globalised World

Dato Patrick Ong, CEO, Code7 Tech Sdn. Bhd. (Moderator)
Ms. Saliza Abdullah, Vice President,
Persatuan Industri Keselamatan Malaysia (PIKM)
Tuan Shah Jahankhir Bin Hameed, Deputy President,
Asia Pacific Security Association (APSA)

Every SME should have the guts and responsibility in ensuring their business is secure and safe from intruders/ threats and even cybercriminals. Having the security system/processes and organizational safety will not only can help your employees to stay productive and healthy but at the same time can help any business owners to manage their business properly and to prevent theft, damage and injury incidents from happening in the workplace.

6:00 pm Webinar ends

AGENDA: Day 3 (29 August 2020, Sat)

10:00 am – 10:40 am Webinar Session 13: Legal Planning

TOPIC: 《留才有方,裁员有道: 情》 (Language: Mandarin)

林洁心律师, 创办人, Messrs. JS Ling, Diyana & Singh

11:00 am – 11:30 am Webinar Session 14: Cashflow Management

TOPIC: 《留才有方,裁员有道: 疫情期间,如何与团队同舟共济》 (Language: Mandarin)

朱仙蒂会计师 (Choo Cindy), 行政总裁, Perfect Biz Advisory Group

11:40 am – 12:00 am Webinar Session 15: Digitalisation

TOPIC: 《科技转型 逆境求变 上线实战》 (Language: Mandarin)

吴轩宇先生 (Mr. Goh Hen Yee), YYC柔佛州执行总监

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Webinar Session 16: eCommerce

TOPIC: 《科技转型 逆境求变 上线实战: 网店线上实战》 (Language: Mandarin)

Mr. Bryan Cheong, 创办人, Syntax Technologies

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Webinar Session 17: eCommerce

TOPIC: 《科技转型 逆境求变 上线实战: 利用数据发展您的线上商店》 (Language: Mandarin)

Ms. Christine Chan, Head of Sales, Boutir Malaysia

3:45 pm – 4:20 pm Webinar Session 18: Accounting

TOPIC: 《档存会计记录的重要性》 (Language: Mandarin)

陈宝玲会计师, Managing Partner, Total International Associates

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Webinar Session 19: Business Recovery

TOPIC: Covid-19 Outbreak Business Recovery Guide (Language: English)

Mr. Tan Wae Leng, Managing Partner, Cheng & Co. Group

5:10 pm – 6:10 pm Webinar Session 20: Retail and  Franchise

TOPIC: 《批发商、连锁与零售业的融资与转型方案》 (Language: Mandarin)

Datuk Seri Garry Chua, Ms. LH Tay, Mr. Bryan, Mr. Lucas Wong, Adj. Prof. Maxshangkar, Mr. Ryo Gim

6:10 pm – 6:20 pm MERDEKA SME EFAIR 2020 Closing Ceremony

  • MERDEKA SME EFAIR 2020 Awards Presentation
  • Closing Remark by Adj. Prof. Maxshangkar, Organizing Chairman of SME E-FAIR
  • Photography Session & End


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