SAVOUR 2015

When: Thu, Mar 26, 5pm – Sun, Mar 29, 10pm
Where: F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Admission: SGD 65
Info: Event | Tickets | Masterclasses | Venue

SAVOUR is Singapore’s premier gourmet festival - four days featuring the finest food and drink, expert master classes, live demonstrations, fun workshops and culinary shopping, all in one special purpose-built location

Egg Poaching Masterclass by SAVOUR 2015 chef Chris Millar of Stellar@1-Altitude

Reach Out 2015 Kuala Lumpur

When: Sat, March 14, 8am – 11am, 2015
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

iM4U’s mission is to help and nurture volunteerism and social activism amongst Malaysian youth, Reach Out 2015 is back with your favourite speakers and performers! This time we will be touring around Malaysia to bring you the best inspirational people!  Presenters:

Strangers, Again | Wong Fu Productions | 16 mins | Romance | 15 million views

Gorgeous Geeks' Women Netpreneur: E-Marketplace

When: Fri, March 13, 1:30pm – 5:30pm, 2015
Where: Dewan Mahkota, 5th Floor, SMECorp, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Gorgeous Geeks is bringing the big brothers of e-marketplaces to you this March. Lelong.my, EasyMall, 11Street will be here to welcome you to sell at their platforms. That's not all, logistics companies such as Aramex and EasyParcel, along with reputable payment gateway players such as iPay88, MOLPay & MPay will be there to provide end-to-end support to bring your offline business to online. [top image: easymall, bottom: mpay ]

ASEAN Business Forum 2015

When: Thu, March 12, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Matrade Hall, Menara Matrade, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Flyer | Venue

The forum, hosted by Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, the Minister of International Trade and Industry, will proviode insights on business and investment opportunities in ASEAN, and updates on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Topics include:

Successful Malaysian Companies based in ASEAN:
  • Part 1: Malaysian companies in Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore
  • Part 2: Malaysian companies in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos
ASEAN Economic Community New
  • Capitalizing on the AEC - MITI
  • ASEAN at the Crossroads - McKinsey
  • ASEAN Business Outlook - ASEAN Retail Chains & Franchise Federation
  • GST Impact on Exporters - Royal Malaysian Customs
  • Electronic Certificate of Origin - DagangNet
  • ASEAN Implications on Regional Integration - Business Monitor International
MATRADE ASEAN New
  • Doing Business in ASEAN
  • Business Opportunities in ASEAN
  • Alliances for Business Grown in Myanmar 
  • Vietnam Market Access
  • Market Expansion in Philippines
  • Growing Your Business in Indonesia
MATRADE Malaysia New
  • Trade Promotion Programme 2015
  • MyExport: Business Opportunities at your Fingertips
  • eTRADE: Accelerating Exports via E-Marketplaces
  • Business Information Centre: Source for Business Enrichment
  • GoEX: Creating Globally Competitive SMEs
  • Mid-Tier Development Programme
RSVP with name, designation, organization, contact number and email address to knazri@matrade.gov.my (Khairul Nazri Md Shakari).

Coffee Spill with Eric Leong

When: Fri, March 27, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 2015
Where: Areca Books, The Star Pitt Street, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free | Venue

Coffee Spill's March personality is the multi-talented, bold and stylish Dr. Eric Leong who will be sharing his artistic journey towards success. Eric is Founder & Group Design Director for Designcity and Head of Interior Design School at The One Academy.

Youth Empowerment Conference 2015


When: Sat, March 28, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Dewan San Choon, Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

With the theme Moderation: Youth Empowerment and Education Towards 2020, the conference aims to empower the youths by giving them the opportunity to interact and exchange thoughts and ideas with influential leaders of the nation:
  • Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Gov
  • Panchanathan Kamalanathan, Deputy Education Minister II
  • Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Social Activist 
  • Dato Saifuddin Abdullah, CEO, Global Movement of Moderates
  • Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, Founder, Limkokwing University 
  • Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway University
  • Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin, Social Activist
  • Aireen Omar, CEO, AirAsia
  • Maverick Foo, Co-Founder, Kickstart.my
Related Events
Link International Conference for Youth Leaders ICYL 2015, 19 Mar @ PWTC (MYR 100)
Link Aspiring Youth Leadership Conference AYLC 2015, 21 Mar @ NottinghamU (MYR 20)
Link ASEAN University Student Assembly AUSA 2015, 5 Apr @ Bangkok  (USD 100)

CEOxcel International Women's Day 2015


When: Wed, March 4, 5pm – 7pm, 2015
Where: iTrain, E-9-1 Megan Avenue 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [Map]
Admission: MYR 30 | RSVP: +6019.333.3273

CEOxcel Foundation celebrates women entrepreneurs in conjunction with International Women's Day with an exclusive panel discussion on the trails, tribulations and triumphs of women's entrepreneurship journey:

Related Events
Link Reachout Girl Power Convention, 3pm Sun 8 March @ Publika with:
  • Tiara Jacquelina
  • Kartini Ariffin
  • Hunny Madu
  • Ann Osman
Link  RISE: New Age Women Entrepreneurs, 7:30pm Tue 10 March @ Sentral with:


[ Snapshot ] The Chopping Board: F&B Business

RISE: Starting Your F&B Business Right. 3 March 2015 @ SMECorp. Photo: www.smecorp.gov.my

Global Economy: What Should Worry Us?

When: Sat, March 21, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, 2015
Where: Level 1 (New Building), Sunway University, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Flyer |  Register | Venue

[Global Economic Prospects: What Should Keep Us Up at Night?] Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California. He is listed in Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2011. In this lecture, Professor Eichengreen will discuss why the consensus that 2015 will see a strong US dollar may be wrong. He will also cover prospects and problems in the US, Europe, Japan and China, and will focus on downside risks to the world economy.

Related Events
Link The New World Order: War or Peace? 9 Mar @ Putrajaya  (Free)
Link The Age of Sustainable Development, 24 Mar @ Sunway (Free)

The Rise of the Dollar. Image: xe.com

The Sir John Monash Lecture: Human Evolution

When: Thu, March 12, 6pm – 8pm, 2015
Where: Plenary Theatre, Monash University, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

[The Sir John Monash Lecture - Archaic Genomes and Insights into Human Evolution] Fossil, archaeological, and genetic evidence are united in supporting a recent African origin of modern humans and dispersal out of Africa within the past 60,000 to 80,000 years.

However, given that archaic humans (such as Neanderthals and Denisovans) preceded the exodus of modern humans out of Africa by several hundred thousand years, the question then arises as to the nature of the interactions between modern and archaic humans. In particular, did archaic humans contribute any genes to modern humans, or is all of our ancestry derived from the recent origin in Africa?

This question proved remarkably difficult to answer, until genome sequences from archaic humans recently became available. These archaic genome sequences have provided a number of important insights into the history of our own species, and Professor Stoneking will present the latest findings in the field, including the potential adaptive value of genes that the present human beings might have received from interbreeding with archaic humans outside of Africa.

Speaker Professor Mark Stoneking is Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Honorary Professor of Biological Anthropology,University of Leipzig, Germany. Professor Stoneking is one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of human evolution, especially on genetic evolution, origin and dispersal of modern humans. He came to prominence for his work on mitochondrial DNA variation among different human populations. He and his doctoral advisor Allan Wilson and fellow researcher Rebecca L. Cann made a monumental contribution to the Out of Africa Theory in 1987 by introducing the groundbreaking concept called the Mitochondrial Eve, a hypothetical common mother of all living humans based on mitochondrial DNA.

Our of Africa Theory. Image: pixgood.com

Access to Preferential Financing


When: Sat, March 7, 8am – 5pm
Where: Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 1

From Startu-up to existing SMEs, from young entrepreneurs to seasoned business people, there are opportunities for accessing funds.The Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC)  is dedicated to promoting the growth and development of competitive and dynamic SMEs. CGC enhances the viability of SMEs, especially those without or with inadequate collateral and track record, by enabling them to obtain financing from the financial institutions through its credit guarantee schemes. CGC also provides direct financing to certain groups of SMEs as well as assist them to build a credit history and track record to enhance their credibility and bankability

The 1-day training series will be highlighting on the main role by GCG especially in empowering entrepreneurs via:
  • Bizmula-i
  • Enhancer Excel
  • Small Biz Express
  • Franchise Financing
  • Flexi Guarantee Schemes
  • Green Technology Financing Schemes
  • Enhancer
  • GGC Rebate Mechanism
Banks:
  • Maybank, Maybank Islamic
  • CIMB, Ambank
  • OCBC, OCBC Al-Amin
  • Standard Chartered Saadiq
  • SME Bank, Bank Muamalat
Hurry and book your seats now! Get your places confirmed booked by sending SMS to
+6019.283.9009 or +6013.352.2466 or +6013.397.9009 with:
  • Your full name & ic no
  • Email address & mobile no
  • Vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal
Or call our office line @ +603.2775.6214 / +603.2775.6205  / +603.2775.6180. All successful registration will be replied within 7 working days with an SMS/e-mail notification Organised by Secretariat for empowerment of Indian Entrepreneurs (SEED), Prime Minister's Department with collaboration of Credit Guarantee Corporation of Malaysia. [This event is targeted at Indian SMEs]

Braintree Is Coming!

When: Wed, March 4, 6pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: OverEasy, One Fullerton, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Braintree is excited to announce that Braintree's payment platform will soon be available to businesses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Our CEO, Bill Ready, alongside some of our brightest global heads, will be hosting a discussion of what our presence might mean for you. We'll also be on hand to chat about scaling your business globally, the future of mobile payments, and the tech world in which we all live. Come join us for appetizers, cocktails, and great conversation. We look forward to meeting you! [via thelist.sg]

Braintree processes online payments by providing a merchant account, payment gateway, recurring billing and credit card storage. With Braintree, you can start accepting PayPal, Bitcoin, Venmo, Apple Pay, Cards, and whatever's next -- all with a single integration. Braintree's commission is 2.9% + USD 0.3 per transaction with no monthly fees or minimum sums.

New Media: Facebook YouTube WeChat

When: Tue, March 3, 9am – 12:30pm, 2015
Where: ACA Pacific, Kelana Parkview, PJ Admission: Free
Info: RSVP [requires FB account] | Venue

[The What, Why and How of New Media and Its Potential to Grow Your Business] Combining 3 of the most powerful new media, an event you would not want to miss. No beating around the bush, hardcore tips which you can implement when you go home:
  • Facebook for Business - Johan Ooi, Founder, HeppiFace
  • YouTube: Broadcast Yourself - Aaron Lim, Director, Thinker 
  • WeChat Marketing - Millan Lee, CEO, MApp
RSVP with name, contact & no of pax to: 1800 88 8722 | +603.5191.6662 | PM

Other Events This Week
Link Technology Transfer Showcase, Tue 8:30am @ KL
Link Interchamber Networking Evening, Tue 6pm @ KL
Link Starting Your F&B Business, Tue 7:30pm @ Sentral
Link Webcamp KK Tango Edition, Tue 7:30pm @ KotaKinabalu
Link BFM Minds and Machines, Wed 9am @ Nexus Sold Out
Link DSLR Photography for Beginners, Wed 8pm @ DamansaraJaya (MYR 50)
Link Commercial Photography Workshop, Thu 1pm @ Penang (MYR 10)
Link DrinkEntrepreneurs Penang, Thu 8pm @ Penang (MYR 10)
Link How to Get the Best Out of GST, Sat 10am @ DamansaraUptown
Link MaGIC: Python 101, Sat 10am @ KLCC (MYR 20)
Link MaGIC: The Law and Startups, Sat 10am @ KDC, Cyberjaya
Link MaGIC: How to Get a Standing Ovation, Sat 2pm @ KDC, Cyberjaya

F8: Facebook Developer Conference 2015

When: Thu, Mar 26, 2am – Fri, Mar 27, 10am
Where: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California, United States [Live Stream]
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Schedule | Register | Stream

Join us at the intersection of creativity and technology. Product experts from Facebook, Instagram, Parse, Oculus, LiveRail and other apps will share what we've learned and built for developers. You'll get access to our latest tools, new product demos and thought-provoking discussions to help you plan for your next build and beyond. Selected topics [MY/SG/GMT+8 time shown, please double check with the official schedule]:

Thu, 26 March 2015
  • Keynote 2am 
  • Building for the Next Billion 4am
    Hear about how Facebook is working with developers to bring their services to billions of people coming online for the first time.
  • News Publishing on Facebook 5am
    Learn about the latest offerings Facebook is building to help you grow and engage your audience.
  • How News Feed Works 6am
    Hear about News Feed from the experts and learn the best ways to make sure your posts are seen by the people who will care about them most.
  • How Facebook Grows 6am
    We'll share tips and strategies you can apply from Facebook’s growth team to your business.
  • Conversation With WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger 8:30am
    Join leaders from WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger as they discuss the future of communications and messaging.

Fri, 27 March 2015
  • Growing Your Business With Facebook Ads 4am
    Get an introduction to all our ads products and a good understanding of when to use what, and what is most relevant for apps.
  • Best Practices for Monetizing with Ads 7:30am
    Explore effective strategies for growing revenue with ads in your app.
  • Designing for Keeps: How to Build a Loyal Customer Base 8:30am 
    Hear from a panel of experts from innovative companies as they discuss how to attract and retain their audiences.
  • Building for Commerce 8:30am
    Learn how to use all of Facebook's tools to help build and grow your commerce business.
  • Designing Social Experiences That Work 8:30am 
    Have you ever been told, "Just Make It Social?" Everyone has had social experiences that didn't feel right. This session will help you create amazing social experiences with people in mind.

Google Developers Summit 2015

When: Thu, March 19, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur,
Admission: Free
Info: Event Register [for an invitation]

Google Developers Summit is Malaysia's premier technical event focused on Google technology. We invite your technical team to join Googlers from around the world for talks and hands-on codelabs. This is a technical event for CTOs, lead Android developers, and lead designers. Topics: Updated
  • Android: Building for the next Billion Users - Adam Koch
  • Introduction to Material Design - Michael Yeung
  • The importance of Interaction Feedback in UI Design- Taylor Ling
  • Google Play Policy and Developer Support - Boram Kim
  • Material Design Workshop - Michael Yeung 
  • Design and build a best-in-class app on Google Cloud Platform - Melina Lee
  • Developing for Android TV & Chromecast - Anirudh Dewani
  • Best practices for Google Play Games - Chris Cartland
Other Developer's Events
Link MaGIC: Python 101: Sat 10am 7 Mar 2015 @ K LCC (Free)
Link MaGIC: Introduction to AngularJS, Sat 10am 14 Mar 2015 @ KLCC (Free) New
Link Test Driven Development, Wed 7pm 11 Mar 2015 @ Sentral (Free)

[ Snapshot ] CoffeeSpill, StoryToTell, JoshLim

Coffee Spill with Aaron Gill, 16 Jan 2015 @ TheStar, Penang. Photo: fb/coffeespillpenang 

Everyone has a Story to Tell, 25 Jan 2015 @ TheRefinery. Photo: fb/d7refinery 

Get Seen on Facebook, 24 Jan 2015 @ MaGIC. Photo: fb/thejoshlim

Alpha Startups Campus Edition

When: Sat, April 11, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, 2015
Where: Knowledge Workers Development Centre, Tech Mahindra, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

This alpha startup bootcamp is for new undergraduate startups with the objective to build entrepreneurial capabilities in undergraduates and their university communities. It will consist of ideation, team formation, customer discovery and pitching workshops.

Other Startup Intakes and Events
Link Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp, 2 Mar 2015 @ Cradle (Free)
Link Founder Institute Startup Ideation Bootcamp, 8 Mar 2015 @ Cradle (Free)
Link Founder Institute Startup Founder Party, 9 Mar 2015 @ Bukit Bintang (Free)
Link FinTech Startup Bootcamp, 3 Mar 2015 @ Megan Avenue (Free)
Link Tech In Asia Tour, 24 Mar 2015 @  Kuala Lumpur (Free)
Link Echelon Top 100 Malaysia Qualifier, 29 Apr 2015 @ Kuala Lumpur (Free)
Link Global Shapers Community (Social Enterprise). Closing: 14 Mar 2015 (Free)
Link MyCreative Fashion Pitch III, Closing: 27 Mar 2015 (Free)
Link MyCreative Book Publisher Funding Pitch. Closing: 31 May 2015 (Free) Template
Link MTDC Symbiosis Technopreneurship Programme. Open Ended (Free)
Link MyNEF Rapid Asia Ventures Accelerator. Open Ended (Launching Soon)
Link MDeC-GameFounders Games Accelerator. (Launching Soon) New

Singapore
Link TAG.PASS Platform Accelerated Startups, 6 Mar 2015 @ BASH (Free) New
Link Emirates Travel Hackathon, 14 Mar 2015 @ Padang&Co (Free)
Link Alpha Startups Pre-Accelerator, 16 Mar 2015 @ BASH (Free)
Link Braintree & Paypal Hackathon, 28 Mar 2015 @ Cliftons (Free)
Link MasterCard Masters of Code, 28 Mar 2015 @ 237.io (USD 10)

Hong Kong
Link Cocoon STEP Bootcamp, 7 Mar 2015 @ Cocoon (Free) Sold Out
Link MasterCard Masters of Code, 21 Mar 2015 @ Cocoon (USD 10)
Link Cocoon Pitch Semifinals Spring 2015, 26 Mar 2015 @ Cocoon (HKD 80)

International Women's Day Celebration 2015


When: Sun, March 8, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: WCC Penang, 241 Jalan Burma, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

International Women’s Day which falls on 8 March is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women, while calling for greater social, political and economic equality. As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, the Women's Centre for Change (WCC) in partnership with 13 other women’s organizations and PG-IWD-2015 Organising Group, invites you to celebrate IWD with a full-day event with a series of interesting activites and programs at Occupy Beach Street and The Whiteaways Arcade.

Among performances which include Capoeira, we will have on board talented 11-year old Joey Lim. Joey has been practicing Wushu since she was 6 years old, and in the past few years, she has won numerous medals in competitions.

Other Women's Day Events
Link Google Women Techmakers. Fri 9am 6 Mar 2015 @ Singapore
Link Global Mentoring Walk,  Sun 8:30am, 8 Mar 2015 @ Bukit Kiara
Link On My Gender, Mon 8:30om, 9 Mar 2015 @ Universiti Malaya
Link New Age Women Entrepreneurs, Tue 7:30pm, 10 March 2015 @ Sentral

Game for Change 2015

When: Mon, March 9, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: University of Nottingham, Semenyih, Malaysia
Admission: Unspecified
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Game for Change is a student led initiative by members of University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Gaming Society with the goal of raising money for charity. Our initiative continues this year with a whole month worth of events with games including FIFA15, StreetFighter, DOTA2, LeagueOfLegends and Hearthstone.

Impact Jam KL 2015

When: Fri, Feb 27, 7pm – Sun, Mar 1, 6pm
Where: Impact Hub, G2-G6, D7 @ Sentul East Design Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 30
Info: Register | Venue

Be part of the world’s largest design thinking event! (80+ cities and 48 hours). In the spirit of experimentation, innovation and co-operation, teams will have less than 48 hours to develop, design and prototype completely new services inspired by a shared theme. Link to over 80 cities and join a global phenomenon in service design.

Imagine a Jam session in music. You bringing your instruments, skills, and an open mind. Someone sets up a theme, and you start to Jam around it. Together, you build something which none of you could have built alone. The Global Service Jam works in just the same way. But it's not music you are Jamming - it's change. You'll be working with people you might never have met before, bouncing ideas off one another and building on what bounces back.

Other Weekend Events
Link Fashion Retail: Expand Into Asia Pacific, 7pm Fri @ Singapore
Link Malaysia Open Source Community Meetup, 8pm Fri @ Ampang
Link Design Summit 2015, 8am Sat @ The Royale Chulan
Link Next Generation Changemakers, 8am Sat @ University of Malaya
Link MasterCard Hackathon, 9am Sat @ Singapore
Link Genovasi Pitch Clinic, 10am Sat @ Petaling Jaya
Link Young Writers Media Festival 2015, 10am Sat @ Singapore
Link MaGIC: How Apple Stopped Samsung, 10am Sat @ Cyberjaya
Link Malaysia Legal Expo 2015, 10am Sat @ Dataran Merdeka New
Link MaGIC: Business Model Canvas, 2pm Sat @ Cyberjaya
Link Teach Something: Tech Topics, 3:30pm Sat @ HELP University
Link Pikom PC Fair 2015, 11am Fri-Sun @ KLCC

RISE: Starting Your F&B Business Right


When: Tue, March 3, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: Dewan Mahkota, Level 5, Block B, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Have a burning passion to kickstart your F&B business? Hang on to that thought! You know the drill, only a handful of new F&B business makes the cut and most others end up on the chopping board. Find out::
  • The first step you need to start an F&B business 
  • The basic fundamentals of F&B business
  • 3 ways to start your own F&B outlet 
  • Examples of local success stories
  • The ingredients behind their successes 
Speaker Heng Zee Soon started his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers before joining Tai Thong Group. He has served as the head of the HR department and as F&B Operation Manager. He was one of the key members that assisted in the listing of TT Resources. He was Country General Manager of the China Division and has led a team of 10 Malaysians together with 160 staffs in the China F&B operations. [Image: taithong.com.my]

Genovasi: The Pitch! Clinic

When: Sat, February 28, 10am – 12pm, 2015
Where: Genovasi, Jalan 13/2, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

You have your idea for Singularity University Global Impact Competition 2015 (SUGIC 2015) but are unsure of how to tell your story? This session is be for you! Genovasi x Global Impact Competition 2015 Clinic Sessions brings you the second clinic session organised to help you get to Silicon Valley. Led by the Design Thinking coaches at Genovasi, you will be taught how to tell a story, the Genovasi way. Open to: Malaysians 21 and above, with an idea for SUGIC 2015.

[Competition: What new product or service can your create, through leveraging technology that could improve the lives of at least 1 million Malaysians within the next 3 to 5 years. Prize: One full sponsorship of tuition fees worth over RM90,000 to the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, California from June to August 2015.]

Related Event
Link Next Generation Changemakers, 8am 28 Feb 2015 @ University of Malaya

Technology Transfer Showcase 2015

When: Tue, March 3, 8:30am – 4:30pm, 2015 Corrected
Where: Bilik Ilmuan 1, Menara Razak, UTM, Kuala Lumpur
Admissioon: Free
Info: Venue

The Innovation & Commercialisation Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is is organizing a Technology Transfer Showcase themed ICT for Global Community Excellence. We will be showcasing our ICT products and are seeking collaborators/ technology takers and industry feedback, Closing date for registration is on 28 Feb 2015. To sign up email muammar@icc.utm.my or hazirah@icc.utm.my We look forward to seeing you.
  • TAJMA Psychometric Plus Online System - Datuk Prof Dr Mohd Tajudin Ninggal
  • MyPKS Mobile Business Finder - Dr. Shahrizal Sunar
  • KiHECT Hand-Eye Coordination Trainer - Dr. Shahrizal Sunar
  • SLSMS Smart Life of a Single Mother  System- Dr. Faizah Abd Ghani
  • IMBAS Identity Management Business Application Suite - Dr Zaly Shah Hussain
  • MOISAIMS Metal Oxide Surge Arrestor Monitor - Prof Dr Zulkarnain Abdul Malek
  • Smart Home & Ambient Assisted Living - Prof Dr Norsheila Fisal
  • Firefighter Wireless Body Area Network - Dr Sharifah Hafizah Syed Ariffin
  • Personalized Medication Platform - Dr. Afnizan Faizal Abdullah
  • Water Pipeline Monitoring and Leakage Detection - Dr Rudzldetul Akmam

Final GST Sprint


When: Thu, February 26, 9am – 1pm, 2015
Where: Kristal 2, TM Convention Centre, Jalan Pantai Baharu, Kuala Lumpur
Info: Event | Venue

Don't miss this opportunity to attend Seminar Final GST Sprint (Special Edition) and find out how OfficeCentral can help SMEs in managing and administering GST and also improve the capabilities of your company. Topics:
  • Intro to GST & Growing Your Business with ICT - Ir Aziz Ismail, Authentic Venture
  • Office Central Mobile App Launch - Ashran Dato' Ghazi, MyNEF
  • OfficeCentral and GST e-Voucher - Mohd Haslan, Authentic Venture
To register, email events@ventures.com.my with your company name, attendee name, email address and mobile phone number. This seminar is for selected SME entrepreneurs only. For enquiries, contact Azura at +6013.457.6618 or events@ventures.com.my.

Other Events [see also this]
Link Startup Grind with Hakim Karim, Thu 7pm 26 Feb @ Bangsar (MYR 10)
Link 16th Drink Entrepreneurs, 8pm, Thu 26 Feb @ AvenueK (MYR 20)
Link Fashion Retail: Expand Into Asia Pacific, Fri 7pm, 27 Feb @ Singapore (Free)

Multichamber Business Speed Dating

When: Wed, March 11, 6pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: Punch Bar, Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 120
Info: Flyer | Venue

Join the Malaysia Canada Business Council (MCBC), American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Malaysian Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MITCCI), British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC), Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCCI), and Malaysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (MNZCC) for a unique night of Business Speed Dating and Networking.

Interchamber Networking Evening

When: Tue, March 3, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: VIP Skybox @ The Royal Selangor Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Map
Admission: MYR 150

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity for members of participating Business Councils and Chamber of Commerce to network while watching world class tennis live from the cozy vantage point offered by the VIP Skybox at the BMW Malaysia Open 2015. Privileges for attendees include complimentary season passes for general admission to the event from 5 - 8 March. RSVP to events@bmcc.org.my by 23 February 2015.

Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with Sarah Chang


When: Sat, February 28, 8:30pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 120-200
Info: Event | Venue

Virtuosic violinist Sarah Chang returns to Kuala Lumpur to play Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, music full of lyricism and Bohemian dance spirit. Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is a tremendously powerful and persuasive musical statement, one that sweeps the listener through a vast landscape of emotions from deep sorrow to immense joy. With the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff.

Related Event
Link Lindsey Stirling Shatter Me, 8:30pm 4 Mar 2015 @ Bentley Auditorium (MYR 288)

[ Snapshot ] RedHat, Architecture, Valentine

Red Hat Forum, 4 Feb 2015 @ Eastin, Bangkok. Photo: sg.redhat.com

Architecture: Aric Chen (Hong Kong) & Wan Azhar (Malaysia), 21 Jan 2015 @ Publika. Photo: pam.org.my

MMO Valentine. 13 Feb 2014 @ Three Little Birds Cafe. Photo: themalaymailonline.com

Young Writers Media Festival 2015

When: Sat, Feb 28, 10:00am – Sun, Mar 1, 6:30pm, 2015
Where: Library@Orchard, 3rd Floor Orchard Gateway Mall,  277 Orchard Road , Singapore
Admission: SGD 40 Seminars + SGD 30 Per Workshop
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue

All In! Young Writers Media Festival is an annual festival for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25. The gathering showcases an array of writing mentors and industry players in publishing, broadcasting, blogging, creative writing, screenwriting and journalism, among others, to meet, mingle and share their expertise with today’s young writers.

Talks include:
  • The Rise of Graphic Novels in Asia
    Lim Cheng Tju, Country Editor, International Journal of Comic Art
  • Welcome, the Author-Editor
    Felix Cheong, LaSalle CoA | Samantha de Silva, Firebird Communications
  • Monetising Writing
    Patrick Balo, Creative Director, Havas Bangkok
  • Self-Publishing: Threats and Opportunities
    Wendy Wong, Creative Director, Tusitala, | Sarah Mounsey, Author
  • Blogging as a Career of Choice
    Liyana Othman, Liyana Land | Melissa Koh, melicacy.com
  • Speaking from Experience: Being the Full-Time Author
    Dave Seow, Otto Fong and Zed Yeo, Full-Time Authors
  • Hard and Soft: Journalism at Its Core
    Gregory Loo, The New Paper | Stacey Anne Rodrigues, ELLE Singapore
Workshops:
  • Short Film Writing: Formats, Structures, Critiquing and Presentation
    Ray Pang, Filmmaker, Catharsis Films
  • Speed-pitching to Publishers: Basics and Preparation
    Catherine Carvell, Author/Editor
  • Improving Copyediting and Proofreading Skills
    Samantha de Silva, Director, Firebird Communications 
  • Crafting Effective Characters, Plots and Settings
    Verena Tay, Author/Storyteller | Storytellers Association of Singapore

Urban Art 2015

When: Sat, February 21, 10am – Sun, February 22, 6pm, 2015
Where: Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, 8 Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

The exhibition is a continuation of Pelita Hati's previous open show that we named Urban Art and it is about varieties of art style that relates to cities and city life. The exhibition will showcase artworks done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life and it is about visual art forms arising in urban areas-inspired by urban architecture or life style.

LVL.UP KL: Virtual Reality

When: Wed, February 25, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: Mindvalley, A-29-12 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: By Donation [Image: SellingPix]
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Virtual Reality stands today on the edge of a new frontier. We're inching ever closer to the world of Matrix and Star Trek Holodecks. We're partnering with VR Malaysia to bring you the pioneering enthusiasts and travellers who have one foot into this future, to escape that world and take a moment to share their thoughts and challenges in this bleeding edge digital realm. Topics (abbreviated):
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Link Grill or Chill with Mark Chang and KS Chan, 6pm 25 Feb @ Penang

Red Bull Paper Wings 2015

When: Sun, March 22, 10am – 4pm, 2015
Where: Taylor's University, Jalan Taylor's, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Free
Info: Event | InstructionsRegister | Venue

For the first time Red Bull Paper Wings is coming to town and two lucky students of any public or private institution will be picked to represent Malaysia at the Red Bull Paper Wings Global Finals in Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria. Fold your best paper plane and compete in these two disciplines to qualify for the National Finals in the cateogories of Longest Distance, Longest Airtime and Aerobatics.

Redbull Hangar7, Salzburg. Photo: waagner-biro.com