Mr. Chai Foh Chin (Honorary Advisor), Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) and some members attended Briefing and Dialogue Session on Minimum Wages Order (Revised 2018) conducted by National Wages Consultative Council on 1 July2019 at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, Kuching. They raised their feedback and suggestion on the minimum wage at the Dialogue Session.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 282nd Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting on 2 July 2019 at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Lee Chee Fan (Kayusar Sdn Bhd) and Ms Linsay Anak Bade (Raya Khas Sdn Bhd) attended a Workshop on Employment of Foreign Workers in SMEs on 17 July 2019 at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites. The workshop was organized by Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO), aimed at identifying the current issues and challenges faced by SMEs.
Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Mr. Stephen Ang (Deputy Secretary-General) and some members attended a talk on Digitalization for Industries: Transforming Industry Together, organized by Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd on 19 July 2019 at Hilton Kuching.
Some members attended a Seminar on "Packaging & Labelling for Export Markets: Why You Must Get It Right" in objective to assist and value added services on technology adoption to boost productivity for export. The Seminar was organized by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) on 1 August 2019 at Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching.
Mr. Stephen Hii, Secretary-General led a delegation to attend “Sarawak- Singapore Business Forum & Expo 2019” in conjunction with the Grand Opening of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office in Singapore on 16 August 2019. The ceremony was officiated by YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Abang Haji Openg, the Chief Minister of Sarawak.
6th Meeting for 37th SMA Council was held on 21 August 2019 at SMA Meeting Room.
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President) and Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General)
attended Industry 4.0 Forum on 28 August 2019 at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak. The Forum was jointly organised by SingEx Exhibitions and international partner Deutsche Messe in collaboration with Swinburne Sarawak, SMA etc.
Industry 4.0 Forum was officiated by YB Datuk Haji Mohd Naroden Bin Haji Majais, Assistant Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industry Terminal & Entrepreneur Development. Mr Joseph Lau (President of SMA) was invited as a Panelist of Panel Discussion on Calibrating Industry 4.0 to Sarawak’s Industry Sectors’ Needs – How & Why It Matters as well as Future-Ready Workforce.
05.09.19 – 06.09.19
Mr. Stephen Hii Hium Ung (Secretary-General) and some members attended Sarawak Export Day Forum 2019 organised by Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak on 5-6 September 2019 at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.
The Forum aims to build a community of Sarawak exporters to support one another, share thought leadership and best practices as well as to provide an update on the various Government assistances to promote international trade. The Forum was officiated by YAB Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak.
Some members attended Sarawak Workforce Information System (SWIS) Briefing and Data Entry Session organised by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research (MESTR) Sarawak on 18 September 2019 at RH Hotel, Sibu.
SWIS is an online system developed by the State Government, which aims to ensure effective and efficient data collection for workforce development planning as well as to assist educational institutions and industries in terms of providing data on workforce supply and demand.
Some members attended Maybank SME Forum on 19 September 2019 at Citadines Uplands Hotel Kuching. Topics presented at the forum were: (1) Take Your Business to the Next Level, (2) Economy Outlook & Business Strategies for Sustainable Growth, (3) Risk & Protection Awareness for SMEs, (4) Sharing Session by Bank Negara Malaysia.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 283rd Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting on 24 September 2019 at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching
Some members attended IR 4.0 Sarawak Roadshow organized by TM One in collaboration with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on 24 September 2019 at Waterfront Hotel, Kuching. TM ONEis the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM).
Through TM ONE, TM enables its customers and partners' digital journey with seamless vertical and horizontal solutions toward their digital transformation. TM ONE positioned as the only enabler for businesses to realise their full potential of their digital opportunities. For further information, please logon to: www.tmone.com.my.
Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President) and some members attended Outreach Session on the Upgrading Protocol of ASEAN China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) and implementation of ASEAN Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKCFTA) enforced on 13 October 2019. The Outreach Session was organized by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on 25 September 2019 at Waterfront Hotel, Kuching.
30.09.19 - 04.10.19
Mr. Garett Sim, Marketing Manager of Pico Food Industry Sdn Bhd, a Member Manufacturer of SMA participated in an Executive Program on Industry 4.0, Innovation and SME Entrepreneurship organized by ESMT Berlin International business school from 30 September - 4 October 2019 in Berlin, Germany. This programme is specially designed for SMEs in manufacturing and retail services to understand and implement Industry 4.0 and embrace a culture of innovation.