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.
Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President) and Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) attended Empowering SMEs Education Programme organized by CIMB Bank on 5 November 2019 at Lot 10 Boutique Hotel, Kuching. Topics include: (1) The Future of eCommerce for SMEs; (2) Secrets to a Successful SME Loan Application by CIMB Bank; (3) IR 4.0 Cloud Accounting & Benefits for SME.
Madam Rebecca Sim (Council Member) and some members attended Digi My Digital SME Workshop organized by Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd on 5 October 2019 at UCSI Hotel, Kuching. The objective of the workshop was to offer great opportunities for SME to Digitalise Business in Sarawak. The workshop was conducted by the industry speakers like Google, Facebook, Shopee and Digi.
15.10.19 - 16.10.19
Madam Mariana Ung Siew Chin (Vice-President) and some members attended “Sarawak eCommerce Forum” organized by Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak from 15-16 October 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel, Kuching. The Forum was committed to creating a sustainable e-commerce ecosystem in Sarawak. The organiser engaged leading brands and players in digital commerce in collaborative efforts to connect Sarawak’s digital entrepreneurs with regional and global markets to solve the challenges and future-oriented solutions to build Sarawak as the preferred global trading partner by 2030.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (President) attended HRDF CEO Engagement Dinner: Sarawak Chapter on 17 October 2019 at Hilton Hotel, Kuching.
Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS) in collaboration with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Enterprise Singapore held its first Business Matchmaking & Mini Expo on 25 October 2019 at Hilton Hotel, Kuching. Sundrop Fruit Juices Berhad, a member manufacturer of SMA was invited and participated in this event.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (President) was invited and attended KPMG’s Tax and Business Seminar on 5 November 2019 at Hilton Hotel, Kuching. The Seminar focused on 2020 National Budget Proposals.
Ms Tinah Anak Jerome (Honorary Advisor); Mr. Joseph Lau (President) and Mr. Victor Hii (Council Member) called on YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Abang Haji Openg, the Chief Minister on 7 November 2019 at Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sarawak, aim to improve our outreach to the State Ministries and promote the products made in Sarawak.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 284th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting on 8 November 2019 at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Regal Group develops small and medium industrial park in Samariang, Kuching. Mr. Joseph Lau (President) and other guests were invited to officiate the Launching Ceremony of the SMI industrial park on 12 November 2019 at Regal Galleria.
19.11.19 - 21.11.19
Some members attended IIoT Plugfest 2019 Accelerating Industry 4.0 Implementation and Improving Productivity using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) from 19-21 November 2019 at Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) Sarawak, Kuching. The IIoT Plugfest is a unique hands-on program that aims to build internal talent pool by applying the principles of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) via the integration of equipment/systems and visualisation of data using IIoT to improve productivity.
Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) attended the 47th Anniversary Celebration Dinner of SEDC on 25 November 2019 at Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching.
8th Meeting for 36th SMA Council was held on 26 November 2019 at SMA Meeting Room.
Mr. Tie Tung Wei, the Treasurer attended Industrial Estate (Demak Laut Industrial Park) Maintenance Committee Meeting on 16 December 2019 at Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development (MINTRED), Sarawak.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 285th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting on 18 December 2019 at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President) attended Regional Meeting of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Sarawak on 18 December 2019 at Level 9, Wisma Perkeso, Kuching.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research Sarawak (MESTR) has commissioned a study into the "Manpower Requirement for Logistic Industry, Sarawak". The study is to ensure adequate supply of workforce with the right skills and competencies, for the sustainable development of the logistic sector of our industry in the State. Some members attended a workshop and forum as part of the study on18 December 2019 at Chemsain Building, Kuching.
Mr. Stephen Hii, the Secretary-General was sharing on Entrepreneur in Sarawak Industry with 2019 master students of Unimas Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology (FCSIT) on 21 December 2019.
25.12.19 - 29.12.19
Sundrop Fruit Juices Sdn Bhd and its agent in Hong Kong, Win Luck (HK) Worldwide Ltd Trading Co participated in Hong Kong Food Festival from 25- 29 December 2019 at Hong Kong Convention Centre. Sundrop Fruit Juices Sdn Bhd is a member manufacturer of SMA.