InnoDesignTech Expo 2015

When: Thu, Dec 3, 9:30am – Sat, Dec 5, 6:30pm
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Admission: Free
Venue: Map | Waze | Streetview | Inside

Info: Event | Seminars | Forums | Talks | Exhibitors | ProductsRegister
HKTDC InnoDesignTech Expo is a world-class exposition of innovations, presenting the latest practical technologies and design solutions to help trading, manufacturing and service sector to enhance their capacity to supply world markets. Seminars include:
  • Link Hong Kong-Barcelona: Best Innovation Practices
  • Link Smart Manufacturing
  • Link We Should Stop Working and Start Making
  • Link Smart Retailing and Hospitality
  • Link Smart Business Data for Marketing
  • Link New Designs and Inventions

Major Events Symposium 2015

When: Mon, November 30, 9am – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: Zouk, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 75
Info: Event | ProgrammeRegister | Venue

Be in the current and submerse yourself in what's happening within the major events industry. Through international and local speakers of diverse topics and entertaining activities in an engaging atmosphere, it's a great start to the week ahead. Topics:
Who should attend? Promoters, event organizers, corporate organizations, venue owners, hotels, airlines, government ministries, national associations, convention bureaus, regional tourism offices as well as product owners and suppliers.

Product Positioning and Monetisation

When: Fri, December 4, 1:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: @CAT, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 5
Info: Ticket | Venue

In conjunction with MDec's IoT Accelerator Lite pitching day, we will be hosting the Penang Entrepreneur Startup Conference (PESCon). In this conference, we will focus on the topics Product Positioning and Monetisation, which are vital for a startup to scale and grow. Speakers:

This Week [After a hectic November, December is looking a bit more sedate.]
Link Tue  19:00 Supahands & Nexel @ Sentul
Link Wed 17:30  Chill or Grill Signature @ Cyberjaya
Link Wed 19:00  Fintech Meetup @ QuillCityMall
Link Thu  10:30  Adobe Photoshop Masterclass @ APIIT
Link Thu  14:30  Coffee Talk: Foodpanda & AP Digital @ Publika 
Link Thu  19:00  SocialCampKL: Paranormal & SemuanyaBola @ KL
Link Fri    11:00  SME CEO Forum 2015 @ MidValley
Link Sat   08:30  Raspberry Jam 2015 @ APIIT
Link Sat   08:30  Lean In Summit @ BerjayaHotel

The Human Library

When: Sat, November 28, 12pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: Dataran Medan Pasar, Jalan Lebuh Pasar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Map | Waze | Streetview | Outside

Challenge your perception, read a ‘human book’! The Human Library functions like any local library, except that the books are people and the reading part consists of conversations. It is an innovative, evidence-based social movement to encourage dialogue, reduce prejudice and promote tolerance.

Buy Nothing Day 2015
The Human Library is an activity of Buy Nothing Day 2015...spend your day by spending nothing. Buy Nothing Day is a global campaign that promotes a break from buying, to address the status quo of consumer culture and to consider how to participate in a more sustainable economy. Other activities:

Link Buy Nothing Day 2015 (Fair)
  • Bicycle repairs
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Standup commedy
Link Upcycling (Workshops)
  • Screen printing
  • Zine making
  • Woodcut printing
Link The Sharing Economy (Talks)
  • Francesca Chia, CEO, GoGet
  • Jaygan Fu, GM, MyTeksi
  • Arzumy MD, CTO, KFit

This Weekend
Link Fri    10:30  Georgetown Literary Festival @ Penang
Link Fri    18:30  Machicon: Meet New Friends @ Publika
Link Fri    19:30  Incitement: Help People @ Sentul
Link Sat   08:00  South East Asia E-commerce Conference @ Mines Updated
Link Sat   09:00  Smart Cities: The Next Frontier @ Intercontinental  Updated
Link Sat   11:00  The BMW Shorties Festival 2015 @ Curve
Link Sat   11:00  Home Coffee Brewing Workshop @ BatteryAcidClub
Link Sat   11:00  Sustainable Fashion: Green is the New Black @ Singapore
Link Sat   14:00  Coffee Spill: Panel of All 2015 Speakers @ Penang
Link Sat   14:00  Kolektif: Travel Log Forum@ ShahAlam New

Machicon: Meet New Friends

When: Fri, November 27, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 79 Girls, MYR 99 Guys [1]
Info: Event | RSVP | Venue

Join the first large scale edgy event concept from Japan, meeting new friends and enjoy dining at 3 out of 9 participating restaurants in a night at Publika. For the first time in Malaysia, Grabit [ iOS | Droid ] presents Machicon, a fun and interesting event offering a great opportunity for people to widen their circle of friends over dining at different restaurants!

The concept is simple, participants get to move around the participating restaurants and mingle with over 200 people while enjoy dining. How does it work?
  1. Pre-register and make payment online
  2. On-site register before the event
  3. Collect wristband, dining tickets and map
  4. Participants are assigned their first restaurant 
  5. 10-20 seats per restaurant, 1 hour per restaurant
  6. Dine and meet new friends
  7. Proceed to the second and then the third restaurant
[1: Try promocode GRABITNOW. Ticket price is inclusive of food and drinks for 3 restaurants. For non-muslims, aged 21 and above.]

DrinkEntrepreneurs KL 2nd Anniversary

When: Thu, November 26, 8pm – 11pm, 2015
Where: Signature at The Roof, 1 Bandar Utama, Malaysia
Admission: Free [with pre-registration]
Info: Event | Venue

An evening of cheer as we celebrate DEKL's 2nd Anniversary with the movers and shakers of the startup industry. Looking to collaborate with other like-minded individuals to generate the next big idea? Look no further. You now have it all in one place! Come join us this Thursday as we co-host this event with our community partners: Bespoke, Incitement, InfiniteVentures, OpenCoffeeClub, OverLunch, SickBubble, TheCo, VulcanPost.

On The Same Evening
Link 19:00  Tingling Thursdays @ TTDI
Link 19:00  Expats Club Party @ Zouk

How To Build The Perfect Pitch

When: Wed, December 16, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Maybank Innovation Centre, Level 4, Tower 1, Etiqa Twins, Kuala Lumpur ['MaGIC's new campus']
Admission: MYR 15
Info: Register | Venue

[MaGIC Academy: Business Modelling: How To Build The Perfect Pitch] Join serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Brett Martin as he offers hands on advice for how to incorporate the core elements of the perfect business into your own pitch. Brett has raised millions of dollars in venture capital and reviewed hundreds of pitches. In this workshop, Brett will share his 10 step process for architecting and describing business value

Brett Martin is Brooklyn-based entrepreneur and investor. He most recently co-founded, an early stage angel fund, and GetSwitch [Tinder for jobs, iOS | Android] the easiest way for passive job seekers to find their next job on their mobile phones. Previously, Brett co-founded Sonar [defunct], a popular mobile app that leveraged social networks to connect people in the real world. Before that, Brett built K2 Media Labs, a New York-based seed stage mobile incubator, launched Vice Magazine's web presence,, and worked on Wall Street as a senior equity research associate at Thomas Weisel Partners. He graduated from Dartmouth College.

Same Speaker and Venue
Link Dec 16 Wed 18:00  Post Mortem of a Venture Backed Startup
Link Dec 17 Thu  09:00  Product Management 101
Link Dec 17 Thu  18:00  Virtual Reality: No Longer Virtual

Other MaGIC Events @ Cyberjaya
Link Dec 09 Wed 18:00  Strategic Business Models in Healthcare IT
Link Dec 15 Tue  18:00  Product Management 101

Lean In Summit Malaysia 2015

When: Sat, December 5, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2015
Where: Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Lean In Summit Malaysia 2015 offers a unique platform for women and men from all walks of life to understand some of the challenges & opportunities presented to the modern day woman and how addressing this can create a more inclusive and participative society. [Book cover of Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg is for illustration only.] Topics (abbreviated) include:

  • Leaning In Together - Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth & Sports
  • Overcoming Your Limiting Beliefs - Jan Bartscht, Founder, Leadapreneur
  • PR Yourself! - Sophie Kamaruddin, Editor & Anchor, Bloomberg TV
  • Your Career: Don’t Leave Before You Have to Leave - Cecilia Ma, McKinsey
  • Easy Meals Under 15 Minutes - Abang Brian, Celebrity Chef
  • The Emerging Asian Woman - Dato’ Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Advisor, PMO
  • Pushing Boundaries: Women Shaping Society
    • Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, UNDP Representative, United Nations
    • Raja Teh Maimunah, CEO, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
    • Dato’ Zurainah Musa, Executive Director, Berjaya Corporation
    • Sajith Sivanandan, MD, New Emerging Markets, Google
  • Relationship Matters: How do you make your partner a real partner?
    • Tan Sri Effendi Norwawi, Chairman, Bloomberg TV Malaysia &
      Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, President, Enfiniti Media
    • Fred Choo & Michele Kwok, Co-Founders, Souled Out

Open Source Community Meetup

When: Thu, November 26, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Malaysian Petroleum Club  Level 42, Petronas Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event |  Reg | Sched | Venue | Inside

[Malaysia Open Source Community Meetup Quarter 4 2015] Malaysia Open Source Community Club or is a community based club open for all enthusiastic Open Source developers and users across Malaysia. Topics:
  • Life As A 100% Remote Engineer - Najmi Zabidi, Linux SysAdmin, End Point
  • What’s New in Azure? - Dinesh Nair, Director, Developer, Microsoft
  • MDeC on ISVs - Izzat Salihuddin, Cloud Services Executive, MDeC
  • How to Contribute to Inkscape - Prima Yogi Loviniltra, Co-Founder, Figurative
  • Hosting Your Mindcraft Server In Azure - Lee Daqing, Evangelist, Microsoft
  • OSS in Research Computing - Suhaimi Napis, CIO, UPM
  • Microsoft IoT - Chia Shaw Chyn, Microsoft MVP
  • TIME_WAIT in Linux TCP Stack - EA Faisal, Consultant
  • Analytics in Azure Web App - Aswin C, Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Dockerizing IoT Services - Mohd Syukor Bin Abdul, IT Officer, SEARCCT
  • Call Centre In The Cloud - Sanjay WS, Microsoft MVP
Morning session (first three topics + lunch) is at the Petroleum Club (fully booked) at Tower 2, afternoon session is at Microsoft's offices at Tower 3. Bring along your business card, identity card or passport, and a soft copy of your ticket for registration. Dress code is formal (collared shirt, no jeans, tie optional).

Young Filmmakers & Digital Content Forum 2015

When: Tue, November 24, 9am – 3pm, 2015
Where: FINAS, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Map | Waze | Outside | Inside

The Young Filmmakers and Digital Content Forum is a biennial event that provide a space for critical discussions on films, filmmaking and digital creative content. This year's event features three panel discussions, featuring award-winning filmmakers, academics and film activists from Malaysia and beyond. Join us as we trace the development of short films in Malaysia, discuss how local stories can be made and travel well beyond borders, as well as talk about the impact of digital technology on Malaysian films and audiences.

  • Bigging Smalls: Shorts Cinema of Malaysia
  • Inside Out: Globalising Local Stories
  • New Directions: Digital Impact on the Mainstream
  • Malaysian Digital Film Awards (MDfA) 2015
  • Screening of Best Film + 2 Shorts

Entrance is free and all are welcome. For more information, email This event is organised by Institute of Arts and Media Studies, Malaysia (SEMESTA), in association with National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) and Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG).

Related Events
Link Thu 22:00  Star Wars Movie Marathon @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat  11:00  The BMW Shorties Festival 2015 @ Curve
Link Fri   19:30  Next New Wave Express @ Sentral [Dec 4, 2015]

TMEF SME Tech Carnival 2015

When: Wed, November 25, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2015
Where: Vivatel, Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Brochure | RSVP | Map | Waze | Outside | Inside

We are pleased to bring you TMEF SME Tech Carnival 2015, a premier platform for you to know and understand about the importance of utilizing digital technology to overcome the constraints of growing in business.Topics include:
  • How To Grow Your Business Online With Google - Justin Keh, Google [image]
  • Driving Online Sales Through Online Marketing - Denise Gamo, Google
  • Personal Branding On Steriods - Oliver Woods, Leo Burnett
  • Export To 240 Countries - Alex Chung, Alibaba
  • Connecting Business with Technologies - DiGi
  • Future-Ready IT For SME - Dell
  • Transitioning From Brick And Mortar To E-retailing

This Week
Link Mon 20:00  Agile Product Ownership @ MidValley
Link Tue  09:00  Associations Conference @ KLCC
Link Tue  19:30  I want to be a CEO in the GST Era @ Cheras
Link Tue  18:30  Managing Global IT Infrastructure @ BukitKiara
Link Wed 08:00  Durian Security Conference @ PetalingJaya
Link Wed 08;30  Malaysian Media Conference @ BukitKiara
Link Wed 08:30  Discover Adobe Workflow @ TTDI
Link Thu  08:30  Echelon Thailand @ Bangkok
Link Thu  08:00  Agile Tour 2015 @ Singapore
Link Thu  09:00  Google: Trends, Search, Yotube @ Sentral New
Link Thu  09:30  Taipei Startup Carnival @ Taiwan
Link Thu  10:00  Selangor International Expo @ Mines [needs website]
Link Thu  10:30  Asean Investment Conference @ Mines
Link Thu  18:00  Meet the Makers @ HongKong
Link Thu  19:00  Webcamp: Simplea, Softspace, PaperThree @ Penang
Link Fri    19:30  Incitement: Help People @ Sentul
Link Sat   08:00  South East Asia E-commerce Conference @ Mines
Link Sat   09:00  Smart Cities: The Next Frontier @ Intercontinental

#DMM360 2015 Finale: Digital Marketing

When: Wed, November 25, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: iConnect360, Vista Tower, The Intermark, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Gain valuable insights for the digital marketing scene in 2016. Speakers:

Stanley Chee, is Technical Director at Gapture, He trained and worked as a software engineer in the US and was CTO for OffGamers before joining Gapture. Stanley is a member of Mensa. On his free time, he trains for his triathlon races. Stanley likes to travel with his wife and he is an amateur photographer. He is a public speaker on topics like cloud computing, SaaS, AdWords and digital marketing. He is a certified Google Adwords Trainer.

Alan Cheah is Marketing Director at MaGIC. His job is to create awareness and increase participation to MaGIC's programs, workshops, and accelerators while leading a team trying to conquer the social media world. His arsenal includes lead generators, newsletter marketing, social media platforms, and content marketing. He spends his time devouring marketing books, learning Analytics from renowned GrowthHackers, and trying hard to be an awesome Customer Acquisition Expert or die in the attempt.

Chang Li Ren is Managing Director at JOBi and Social Scientist at myBurgerLab. He is passionate about all things social media, especially on how it can be used as a tool to influence and connect people with growing communities and businesses. Starting his career as a co-founder of SocialGrooves, Ren is currently running his own startup JOBi while also still being semi-active in myBurgerLab.  Ren is an online marketing consultant to a few businesses and communities in the KL tech scene, including AngelHackKL and TEDxKL.

[Image: Ren, Stanley & Alan @ dmm360. To register for the event, simply click 'Going' at Facebook event page.]

[ Snapshot ] Finding the Right Partner

Finding the Right Partner with Goh Ai Ching, 17 Nov 2015 @ Penang. Photo: ChanKeeSiak

TEDxHongKongSalon: Edible Ideas, 21 Nov 2015 @ Hong Kong. Photo: TEDxHongKong

Product Hunt: Under The Radar Startups, 17 Nov 2015 @ Singapore. Photo: TheWorkingCapitol

YSEALI Town Hall with Barrack Obama, 20 Nov 2015 @ Taylor's. Photo: US Embassy KL

Predictive Analytics, 17 Nov 2015 @ The Co, Bangsar. Photo: IkhsanAdha

Startup Friday: Health Technology Incubator, 20 Nov 2015 @ Start Co-Working. Photo: Start

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, 17 Nov 2015 @ MaGIC, Cyberjaya. Photo: WarrenLeow

Makers: Education, Incubation, Innovation

When: Sun, November 22, 3pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

[Making More Makers: Education, Incubation, Innovation] Popular Malaysian art and crafts market Art For Grabs teams up with Singapore Makers to present a grand fair of over 70 stalls where you can pick up your favourite knick-knacks as well as learn a new DIY skill. Come browse and support artisans, makers and inventors, who show that the spirit of ingenuity, innovation, invention and entrepreneurship thrive among ordinary Singaporeans and Malaysians! Talks:
  • Creating the Innovators & Creators of Tomorrow - Daya Reddy, Imagin8ors
  • Students & Youths: Making an Impact - Melissa Law, SUTD Energy Club
  • My Maker Journey - Saad Chinoy, Tusitala
  • Incubating Artistic Makers - Johnson Lam, KakiDIY
  • Maker Mmovement and Selangor - Shee Tze Jin, SDCC
This is an event of Titian Budaya celebrating 50 years of Singapore-Malaysia friendship, presented by MCCY, produced by CultureLink, in celebration of SG50 [Singapore's 50th anniversary].

One Picture A Thousand Sales

When: Sat, November 21, 8:30am – 1:00pm, 2015
Where: TM Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free | Dress code: Smart Casual
Info: Event | Register | Venue

[Business Made Easier Tips & Tricks] Learn ways to run your business smartly. Hear fellow SMEs (small and medium enterprises) share experiences and challenges in business and how they sustain profitability. Get ideas from the best practices to help you manage your business smartly. Topics:
  • Basic Product Photography Techniques - Faiz Naquiddin, Photographer
  • One Picture, a Thousand Sales - Aisha Wong, Aisha Wong Accessories
Bring your iPad, DSLR, iPhone etc. An event by TM SME. [Image: Aisha Wong @ FB]

This Weekend
Link Fri   17:30  +SocialGood: Impact Challenge @ KLCC
Link Sat  08:00  Gamification Hackathon @ CapSquare
Link Sat  11:00  Legal Hackers Meetup @ Bangsar
Link Sat  15:30  Readings: Live Literature @ Bangsar
Link Sat  20:00  The Catalyst Party @ G-Tower
Link Sun 15:00  The Master and Margarita @ KualaLumpur

Bringing Social Good Through Technology

When: Sat, Nov 21, 10am – Sun, Nov 22, 6pm
Where: 1AES, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Directions | Travel

As a supporting event of the 27th ASEAN Summit, the 1ASEAN Enterpreneurship Summit (1AES) is a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship, packed with satellite events, inspiring speakers, skill-building programmes, masterclasses and a plethora of exciting opportunities for ASEAN entrepreneurs. The climax of the Summit happens this weeekend with a packed, 2-day, center stage programme which includes:

  • Uber: Bringing Social Good Thru Technology - Eric Alexander, President, Uber
  • Building Products People Can't Resist - Tommy Palm, CEO, Candy Crush
  • ASEAN Entrepreneurs, Futurised-Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, MOF
  • Moving with Current - Dato' Sri Syed Zainal, Chairman, COMOS Electric Car
  • The $100,000 Advice on Branding - Sasha Strauss, MD, Innovation Protocol
  • The Ingredients of Brands that Scale - Nilam Sari Setiono, Owner, Baba Rafi
  • The Frugal Innovator - Charles Leadbeater,  ex Bureau Chief, Financial Times
  • The Mantra for a New Generation - Aisa Mijeno, CEO, SALt
  • Winning Startup Pitches - Victor Hwang, CEO, T2 Venture Creation
  • Coming Together: The ASEAN Startup Community - Cheryl Yeoh, CEO, MaGIC
  • Make The Next Big Thing - William Hooi, Founder, SG Makers Association
  • Apps Changing How We Behave - Zuhri Yuhyi, Co-Founder, Halal Speed Dating
  • The Entrepreneur who Hacked His Way to The Olympics - Paul Bragiel, I/O
  • Print your Own Clothes - Dirk Luebbert, Group CEO, MelindaLooi
  • Brick & Mortar will Never Die - Dang Tai Luk, Founder, MyNews
  • The Next Gen Entrepreneurs - Mark C Thompson, CEO, Virgin Unite
  • Opportunities in Indonesia - Dedi Mulyadi, Mayor, Purwakarta Province
  • Opportunities in Thailand - Azmi Potohsi, Managing Director, Aqaarat
  • Opportunities in Vietnam - Nguyen Thai Dong Huong, Founder, Vietyouth
  • Opportunitie in Philippines - Anna Karina Jardin, Artistikong Kaabatan

ASEAN Startup Campus Accelerator Lite

When: Fri, November 20, 3pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: Maybank Innovation Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue [1]

The ASEAN Startup Campus Accelerator Lite (SCALe) program is a 5-day bootcamp program for 10 startups that have been chosen from local campuses in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, organised in conjunction with the ASEAN Entrepreneurial Summit. The first cohort spent 5-days working together on their startups at the Maybank Innovation Centre managed by WTF Accelerator and the Maybank Innovation Centre.  You're invited to witness their demos and pitches, including from:
[1: Check out the Waze map for traffic restrictions around KLCC till Sunday.]

Google for EduTech

When: Wed, December 2, 10:00am – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: Google, Level 11, One Sentrum, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Apply | Map | Waze | Streetview | Inside

The MY EduTech Developers Workshop is Google's first foray into the SEA region -- primarily focusing on the education vertical with the leverage of Google's technologies. At Google, we understand the importance of education. We aim to bring the best of cloud and mobile technology to the market and grow a sustainable ecosystem with local developers, schools, and users. 

We invite your technical team to join our program, learn and share experience about Edutech challenges & opportunity, and hands-on codelabs covering Firebase technology. Registration is free, by invitation only, and limited to 40 participants.

  • MY Education Landscape
  • Upcoming EduTech Solutions 
  • Think User: Perspectives from Teachers & Users
  • Building Scalable Applications Quickly with Google AppEngine
  • Firebase Codelab
  • How Google Products Can Help You Grow
  • Rahayu Ramli, Program Manager, Google for Education, Malaysia
  • Albert Padin. Developer Advocate, Google Philippines
  • Adam Lim-Goh, CEO, Zap Zap Math  
  • Ng Wei Chong, CTO, Zap Zap Math     
  • Shin Yee, ICT, Library and Media Teacher 
  • Normie Azura Abdul Jamil, ICT Teacher, Malaysia
  • Amit Chopra, Developer Relations Program Manager, Google US

On The Same Day
Link 17:30  Chill or Grill Signature: MyEG @ Cyberjaya
Link 18:30  Fintech & RHB: Taking It To The Next Level @ QuillCityMall

AIESEC Youth Action Summit 2015

When: Wed, December 9, 9am – Fri, December 11, 5pm, 2015
Where: United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA
Admission: EUR 50 [Indicative]
Info: Event | Register | Map | Waze | Streetview | Inside

AIESEC [Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales or International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences] was founded after the Second World War with the vision of achieving peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential. AIESEC places its confidence in young people to unlock a better future for the world and prevent similar conflicts.

AIESEC Youth Action Summit is a three day conference bringing together top young leaders with experts, government, business and thought leaders for a new global agenda. It is a call to action from youth globally to focus on the impact beyond 2015. Topics include:
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Quality Education
  • Civic Engagement and Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Looking at 2020 and 2030
Who can register? NGOs, companies, youth organisations, media, start-ups, small and medium-sized companies.

SITEC Ecommerce: Logistics

When: Tue, November 17, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: SITEC, E-28-1,Jalan Multimedia 7/AG, i-City, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

The Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (SITEC) is an initiative of InvestSelangor with the objective of promoting the growth of e-commerce industry in Selangor. Speakers:

MDeC Ecommerce: Content Writing and Photography
When: Thu, November 19, 12pm – 6pm, 2015
Where: Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

#MYGlobalExport is a programme by MDeC to reach out to merchants to sell their products on international marketplaces. Topics:
  • Prepare and Write Good Content for Your Products
  • Product Photography Tips and Tricks

How to Find the Right Partner

When: Tue, November 17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, 2015
Where: @CAT, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Do you have an idea for a technology company, but don't have all of the skills necessary to bring the company into reality? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder 101 Event, produced in partnership with CoFoundersLab, with Goh Ai Ching, Co-Founder of Piktochart as workshop leader.

This event begins with a workshop to help aspiring founders understand what to look for in a co-founder, and effectively pitch their startup idea to prospective co-founders. Then, attendees speed-pitch their idea to other attendees, based on the type of co-founder they are looking for and industries they are interested in. Join us for a fun night where you can build the team to make your business happen!

[1: The demo day is targeted at investors and bookings have closed. The programmers for hire event is fully booked. Tip: for last minute registration, investors and employers may contact Guoyi at +6012.391.1924 or Michelle at +6016.216.9606. Photo: Julia and Kevin Hartz, Co-Founders of EventBrite @ FRB]

This Week
Link Mon 09:00  MaGIC Accelerator Demo Day @ Cyberjaya [1]
Link Tue  13:00  Fresh Programmers for Hire @ Cyberjaya [1]
Link Tue  16:30  CTO of Amazon @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue  18:00  Art and Science of Predictive Analytics @ Bangsar
Link Tue  19:00  OpenCoffeeClub: MakanSharing & MiNDS @ KualaLumpur
Link Tue  19:00  Below the Radar Startups @ Singapore
Link Thu  08:00  Post 2016 Budget Forum @ Matrade New
Link Thu  19:30  Hardware Hackers Meetup @ PetalingJaya
Link Fri    18:00  Lean Startup Machine @ KLCC New
Link Fri    17:30  ASEAN Impact Challenge Finals @ KLCC
Link Sat   10:30  Facebook: A Horizontal Platform @ Singapore
Link Sat   20:00  Rice Bowl Awards ASEAN Networking @ G-Tower

Summits & Conferences: MY Nov 2015

Looks like this listing has gotten big enough to justify its own post instead of being tacked on as a footnote. These are some of major events that came to our notice and that we think are of beneficial interest to the general public, which are without too great a barrier to entry or being too technically niched. Sign-up, learn and network!

Link SUPER Ringgit Management Symposium, Nov 15 @ KualaLumpur (Free)
  • The Financial Dilemma of Gen-Y
  • Start Living Free without Debt
  • Gandakan Wang Anda!

Link FMM Logistics Conference 2015, Nov 17 @ Damansara (MYR 750)
  • Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan
  • Embracing the AEC: Learning from a Logistics Provider and an Exporter
  • A Pallet Travels the World

Link VMware vForum 2015, Nov 17 @ OneWorld (Free) [top image]
  • Micro Data Centers: The Perfect Choice for Edge Computing
  • Consolidating Mixed-Workloads with Agile All-Flash Private Clouds 
  • Managing Your Laptops in a Modern Mobile Framework 

Link 27th ASEAN Summit, Nov 18 @ KualaLumpur (Umbrella Event)
  • 1ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit
  • ASEAN+ Young Leaders’ Summit
  • Global Investors’ Dialogue

Link MOSTI Commercialisation Conference MCCE 2015, Nov 18 @ PWTC (Free)
  • A Genius Journey - Dr Detlef Reis, Thinkenergy (HK)
  • Social Innovation in Practice - Tri Mumpuni Iskandar, Ibeka (ID)
  • Inclusive Open Innovation - Prof Tan Sri Dr Omar Abdul Rahman, ASM (MY)

Link SPAD Public Transport Symposium, Nov 18 @ SunwayPutra (MYR 400)
  • People Centric Mobility
  • Connecting Beyond Greater Kuala Lumpur
  • High Speed Rail: The Economic Geography

Link ASEAN+ Youth Leadership Summit, Nov 18 @ PWTC (Invitation Only)
  • Leveraging on Global Networks - Ahmed Alhendawi, Youth Envoy, UN
  • Learning by Doing - Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia
  • Youth and Technology - Afzal Abdul Rahim, CEO, Time

Link ASEAN Brand Creative Licensing Conference, Nov 18 @ DDEC (Free)
  • ASEAN: Growth Catalyst for Licensing & Merchandising
  • Branding to License: Successfully Monetising Your Brand
  • Developing Winning Formulas of Brand Creation

Link Level Up KL 2015: Games Industry Nov 18 @ DoubleTree (MYR 150)
  • Reach Beyond a Million Downloads - Thomas Andreason, Playlab
  • Designing Great Game and Great Art - Mohd Khaliq, ElectronicArts
  • Freemium vs Premium - Allan Simmonsen, Boomzap

Link Malaysian Business Angel Network Summit 2015, Nov 19 @ DDEC (MYR 300)
  • Supercharging an Angel Ecosystem - Anthony Clarke, CEO, Angel Capital (UK)
  • Learning to Fly - Luke Roush, Advisor, Angel Investment Network (ID)
  • Best Angel Deals in ASEAN - Koichi Saito, Founder, KK Fund (SG)

Link ASEAN Crowdfunding Conference 2015, Nov 19 @ EtiqaTwins (Free)
  • Early stage investment opportunities
  • Crowdfunding for education, rewards and donations
  • What's next for crowdfunding: P2P, debt and more

Link ASEAN University Startups, Nov 19 @ DDEC (Free)
  • Role of Technology Transfer Offices and Incubators
  • Creating Avenues for Social Impact through USTartups 
  • Taking your Company Global 

Link Investment and Stock Exchange MISEE 2015, Nov 20 @ PWTC (Free)
  • Stop Complaining, Start Compounding
  • Value Investing the Warren Buffet's Way
  • Advantage of Interest Scheme Investing

Link ASEAN Business & Investment Summit 2015, Nov 20 @ Shangri-La (Free)
  • ASEAN Strategic Action Plan for SME Development
  • The ASEAN Digital Leap: What’s In It For The Youth?
  • ASEAN’s Dynamic Women Entrepreneurs

Link ASEAN Investment Conference, Nov 26 @ MINES (Free)
  • AEC Update - Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, MD, Axiata
  • Life Sciences - Razwin Sulairee Hasnan Termizi, CEO, Malaysian Bio-Xcell
  • Automotive & Aerospace - Naguib Mohd Nor, CEO, Strand Aerospace

Link SITEC South East Asia Ecommerce Conference, Nov 28 @ MINES (MYR 88)
  • Steven Scrive, Amazon Global (SG)
  • Jamie Lin, Appworks (TW)
  • Alvin Woon, Plurk (TW)

Link Smart Cities: The Next Frontier, Nov 28 @ Intercontinental (Free)
  • What is a Smart City?
  • Transformation of Greater Kuala Lumpur
  • Case Studies x 6

Link Lean In Summit, Dec 5 @ BerjayaHotel (Free)
  • Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth & Sports, Malaysia
  • Sajith Sivanandan, Managing Director, ­ Google Malaysia
  • Julie Meyer, Managing Partner, Ariadne Capital

Link ASEAN Youth Social Business Summit 2015, Dec 4 @ QuillCityMall (Free)
  • ASEAN Is Not Impact Investor Ready - Giorgio Catucci, Ambassador, DHL IT
  • Are Youths Rising To The Challenge? - Imran Harith, CEO, Discover Muaythai
  • Social Business 101 - Jeya Koilpitchai, Head, Youth Engagement, myHarapan

START Friday: Health Technology Incubator

When: Fri, November 13, 9am – 7pm, 2015
Where: START, Level 6, Bangunan Yayasan Syed Kechik, Jalan Kapas, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Map | Waze | Earthview | Streetview

START Co-Working Space is back with another edition of START Friday. Come experience our space for free and we have special guest speaker, Xelia Tong, VP of Investment at Cradle at 5pm to give a small and talk and answer your questions about Cradle and it's funding opportunities, followed by a pizza and a networking party. Come experience our co-working space for free and network with others from 9am to 7pm.

START Friday is a bi-monthly initiative by START Co-Working Space and STARTHealth: A Wellness and Health Technology Incubator to build a community of diverse entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. [Photo: START]

This Weekend
Link Fri   14:30  Law for Startups @ Damansara Sold Out
Link Fri   18:30  Global Startup Battle @ KualaLumpur
Link Fri   19:00  AT&T MCMC Developers Finale @ Bangsar
Link Sat  09:00  Barcamp @ JohorBahru + AfterParty
Link Sat  09:30  AWS Kinesis: Data Ingestion @ Bangsar Postponed
Link Sat  10:00  Make Your Own Printed Circuit Board @ Penang
Link Sat  10:00  wREGA: Designing Leadership @ Matrade
Link Sat  10:00  ASEAN Autoshow 2015 @ PWTC
Link Sat  15:00  Travel Bloggers Meetup @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat  17:00  In Conversation with Lat @ Bangsar
Link Sun 08:30  SEHATI Social Entrepreneurship @ ZebraSquare
Link Sun 14:30  Penang MakerFest 2015 @ SPICE

TEDxYouth@KL 2015: Made in the Future

When: Sat, December 12, 1pm – 7pm, 2015
Where: EX8 Auditorium, Jalan SS13/4, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 80
Info: Event | Tickets | Map | Waze | Streetview | Inside

Open your mind and take the chance to delve into even more Ideas Worth Spreading as we explore the 'Back to The Future' at TEDxYouth@KL 2015. Join us to sketch out your destiny and shape that masterpiece that is our future. Speakers include:
  • Faye Jong - Inventor & First Place Winner, Intel ISEF
  • Syed Azmi - Pharmacist & Social Advocate
  • Jaymee Tan- Cheerleader & Founder, Cheer Aspirations
  • Francis Ng - Botanist & ex Deputy Director General, FRIM
  • Melvyn Gnai - Guitarist & Musician
  • Dhesi Raja - Health Entrepreneur & Founder, Malaysian Medical Gazette
  • Andrew Lee - Illusionist & Mentalist
[Note: To purchase a ticket, you will need to provide details such as identity card number and mobile phone number. Photo: Faye, Syed Azmi, Jaymee]

Malaysian Media Conference MMC 2015

When: Wed, November 25, 8:30am – 6:00pm, 2015
Where: Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 1650 + GST RM 99
Info: Event | Brochure | Venue

We are now in the age of media overload. As the media scene gets more cluttered, the task of managing marketing messages becomes even more confusing. Whilst digital technology automates buying, targeting and tracking, the challenge is still with the savvy media thinker to maintain Context as the central focus of every consumer touch-point. The Malaysian Media Conference 2015 will explore and discuss how media platform variables influence the effects of marketing campaigns:
  • How Facebook adds context to marketing - Neil Stewart, Facebook
  • Towards Contextual Marketing - Alfian Abu Talib, CEO, TM Info-Media
  • Viewability, Clickability, Readability - Adam Wee Abdullah, Group CMO, CIMB
  • E=MC2 Effectiveness = Media x Consumer&Context - Bala Pomaleh, CEO, Carat
  • How Contextual is Programmatic? - Michel de Rijk, CEO, Xaxis Asia Pacific
  • Are you ready for the TV Renaissance? - Henry Tan, COO, Astro
  • How Contextual Marketing really works! - Stuart La Brooy, Procter & Gamble
  • Presentations by winners of Malaysia Media Awards 2015

ASEAN Young Food Entrepreneurs AYFE 2015

When: Wed, Nov 18, 8:30am – Fri, Nov 20, 5pm
Where: 1AES, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Day1 Day2Venue

If you're a budding food entrepreneur, you would probably value the sound advice of people who have basically 'been there, done that'. So scoot on over the 1st ASEAN Young Food Entrepreneurs Conference (AYFE 2015). Some of the best & most successful food entrepreneurs and experts will sharing their experiences on what it takes to be in the game. This year's special focus are on Food Trucks. This is your chance to learn the ropes, tips and tricks of the business not only from Malaysia but also across the ASEAN region.  Topics include:
  • The Kebab That Took Over the World - Nilamsari Setiono, Owner, Baba Rafi
  • Financing your Food Truck Dreams - Dr Sheikh Ghazali Abod, CEO, CEDAR
  • Kaw-ing the Lion City - Nini Haznita, Founder, Kaw Kaw Burger 
  • Top 5 Challenges of Food Trucking - Najee Ramli, Operator, Thyme Out
  • Turning ‘Likes’ into Sales - Chin Ren Yi, Owner, myBurgerLab
Registration: Email with full name, IC/passport no, mobile number and company name (if applicable). If you are registering via the official 1AES registration page, our conference code is PR03C.

Donovan & Ho: Law for Start Ups

When: Fri, November 13, 2:30pm – 6:30pm, 2015
Where: The Canvas, G6C, Jalan PJU 8/3A. Damansara Perdana. Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Donovan & Ho is a boutique law firm in Kuala Lumpur practising employment law, dispute resolution, corporate, commercial and tax advisories. Join this free talk which will address basic legal issues which should be considered by start ups. Topics:

  • Starting Right - Choosing and Incorporating your Business Vehicle
    Tumi Khairina Khairuddin, Managing Director, KY Secretarial Services
  • Happily Ever After? The Importance of Shareholders' Agreements
    Shawn Ho, Partner, Donovan & Ho
  • Hiring Your First Employee - Basics of Employment Law
    Donovan Cheah, Partner, Donovan & Ho
  • Employee Troubles - Unfair Dismissal in Malaysia
    Joanne Ong, Associate, Donovan & Ho
  • Marketing Your Business & Personal Data Protection
    Jane Tan, Associate, Donovan & Ho
[Photo: Donovan Cheah @ DNH/MelissaToh]

AWS Kinesis: Data Ingestion

When: Sat, November 14, 9:30am – 12:30pm, 2015
Where: Mindvalley, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [Ladies event, gents welcomed]
Info: Register | Venue

With the proliferation of connected devices (Internet of Things), massive volumes of data will need to be collected at scale! This workshop will look at how AWS Kinesis can help with data ingestion for millions of connected devices, and how that data can be used for real time dashboards and analysis. Topics:
  • Welcome from #WWCKL: Women Who Code
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing & AWS
  • AWS Kinesis: Data Ingestion and Live Demo
  • Lightning Talks: 3-4 talks from AWS clients

This Week

An Atlas of Imagination

When: Wed, November 11, 7pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: Black Box, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

[PAM Public Lecture] Luca Galofaro is an architect and educator, and was one of the founding members of the internationally renowned Italian firm, IaN+.  He received several prizes including the Gold medal for the Italian architecture in 2006. His research around architecture is centred not just on architectural projects but also via various research tools and mediums: two blogs, a new physical space, the Gallery Campo in Rome and a new independent magazine, Divisare, to be published in January 2016.

Luca was the visiting professor in urban design at UCL-Bartlett school of Architecture in 2013 and at Ecole Sp├ęciale d’Architecture in Paris from 2007 to 2013, in addition to being an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Architecture of Roma TRE, and visiting professor at Cornell University. [Photo: DutchDesign/Vimeo]

Riabitare il Centro: Re-Inhabiting the Centre.
Proposal by IaN+ and Luca Galofaro to revitalize the centre of Rome. 
Photo: archilovers