SMA Activities Report (October 2016)
A meeting between Mr. Andy Kho (second left), Chairman of AHE Group cum Council Member of SMA and Ms. Jamie Kho (left) with the owners of the largest granite quarry in Tarn, Mr. Plo Philippe (second right) and Ms. Karine Mas (right) at Marmomacc. Marmomacc Italy 2016 is the leading global event for the natural stone industry from 28 September till 1 October 2016 at Verona, Italy.
The delegates attend a briefing on the mission conducted by Mr. Nobel Pang, Managing Director of Tebedu SM Inland Port Sdn Bhd on 4 October 2016 at SMA Office.
SMA organised a short term Trade Mission Trip to Indonesia. A Briefing on the travelling from Kuching to Pontianak, accommodation and activities in West Kalimantan, conducted by Mr. Nobel Pang , Managing Director of Tebedu SM Inland Port Sdn Bhd, was held at SMA Office.
3rd Meeting for 36th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.
Mr. Peter Chai, Madam Rita Ting (Council Members) and some members attended SIRIM Industry Engagement Programme jointly organised by SIRIM Berhad and Ministry of Industrial & Entrepreneur Development, Trade & Investment (MIETI) Sarawak in collaboration with SMA, SMECorp and FMM at Hotel Grand Margherita, Kuching. During the Programme, the team from SIRIM will share first-hand information on SIRIM’s latest solutions and support available for local industries.
Four Papers were presented by SIRIM Berhad as follows:
- SIRIM Product and Services Package for SMEs
- SIRIM Industrial Innovation Model – Technology Audit
- Strengthening Industries Performance Through Standards, Quality & Technology Training
- The importance of Measurement and Calibration
SIRIM Industry Engagement Programme jointly organised by SIRIM Berhad and MIETI Sarawak in collaboration with SMA and other organisations on 6 October 2016 at Hotel Grand Margherita, Kuching.
YB Datuk Haji Julaihi Bin Haji Narawi, the Assistant Minister of Industrial Development (Investment & Promotion) Sarawak visited a booth before declared the opening of the SIRIM Industry Engagement Programme.
More than 20 members attended the briefing & dialogue session with YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, the Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) at Imperial Hotel, Kuching.
Before the dialogue session, a briefing on SME development with the following topics presented by the Minister of MITI:
- Profit and Performance of SME (Questionnaire Survey 1Q 2016);
- Development Policies for SME and SME Master plan;
- Opportunity and Challenge from TPPA;
- Development Programmes and Future Prospects for SME;
- Draft on the National SME Bill.
The briefing and dialogue session was organised by Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment (Mieti) Sarawak.
Briefing & dialogue session with YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed (first row, centre), the Minister of International Trade and Industry held on 7 October 2016 at Imperial Hotel, Kuching.
Hundreds of participants (more than 20 SMA members) attended the briefing & dialogue session.
Affin Hwang Market Outlook Session was presented by Mr. Teng Chee Wai, the managing director of Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd on 13 October 2016.
SMA organised a short term Trade Mission Trip to Indonesia. The delegation departed at 6.00 am on 10 October from Kuching by land transport via Serian, Tebedu, Entikong to Pontianak.
The delegates visited the Department of Industry, Trade, Cooperation and Small and Medium Enterprise (Dinas Perindustrian, Perdagangan, Koperasi dan Usaha Kecil Menengah) in Pontianak and called on Mr. Mohiuddin Ghazali, the Consul of Malaysia in Pontianak. Welcome dinner hosted by West Kalimantan Chamber of Commerce on 10 October.
The delegation arrived in Jakarta at the evening on 11 October. They visited the 31st Trade Expo Indonesia 2016 with the delegation of Sarawak led by Deputy Chief Minister YB Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
Mr. Peter Chai, Council Member and some members attended Affin Hwang Market Outlook Session at Hilton Hotel, Kuching. The session was presented by Mr. Teng Chee Wai, the managing director of Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd.
Madam Josephine Li Fang Ying (Council Member) attended meeting of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) East Malaysia Region at Pejabat Pusat Khidmat Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak.
Mr. Lee Choon Kheng (Executive Director of Sea Horse Corporation Sdn Bhd, a member of SMA) attended a dinner hosted by the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Business Council (BEBC) at Pullman Hotel, Kuching. Other guests included YB Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (Deputy Chief Minister 1 & Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and Rural Economy Sarawak), Mr. Jose Alvarez (Governor of Palawan Province, Philippines ), Datuk Haji Roselan (Chairman of BIMP EAGA Business Council) . Mr. Jose Alvarez welcomed investors to invest fisheries and aquaculture in Palawan Province.
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Some members attended Program on Design Thinking and Innovation Strategies for Business Leader by ESMT International Business School, Berlin Germany at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President and some members attended the Signing Ceremony of Declaration of Friendship Agreement between the Fujian Provincial of The People's Republic of China and Sarawak& Networking with Sarawak Business Community at Hilton Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President and Mr. Chai Foh Chin, Honorary Advisor attended KPMG Tax Seminar on National Budget 2017 at Imperial Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Lee Choon Kheng (right), Executive Director of Sea Horse Corporation Sdn Bhd attended a dinner hosted by BIMP-EAGA Business Council on 24 October 2016. Other guests included YB Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (7th left), Deputy Chief Minister 1 & Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and Rural Economy Sarawak.
Signing of the Agreement between Sarawak and Fujian Government by YB Datuk Awang Tengah Ali Hasan (2nd left), Second Minister of Resource Planning cum Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Sarawak and HE Mr Hong Jiexu (3rd left), Vice Governor of Fujian Province on 25 October 2016.
From 2nd row 3rd right Mr. Sim Maw Chyan and Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (President of SMA) attended the Signing Ceremony on 25 October 2016.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President and Mr. Chai Foh Chin, Honorary Advisor attended KPMG Tax Seminar on National Budget 2017 on 31 October 2016. Photo shows: the participants exchanging their views on the budget.
Posted Date: 28 Aug 2017