The Chief Digital Officer Global Forum

When: Thu, September 4, 8:30am – Fri, September 5, 5:00pm, 2014
Where: The W Hotel, Sentosa Cove, Singapore
Admission: Free [C-Suite Only]
Info: Event | Agenda | Speakers | RequestForInvitation

The Chief Digital Officer Global Forum Asia Pacific (CDX Forum) is an exclusive, by-invitation-only digital leadership event featuring the most senior digital decision makers and influencers from across a variety of industries and verticals. The Forum offers a limited number of tickets for senior, qualified digital media, marketing and operating executives (Director-level and above only). Topics include:
  • Crafting Brands for Life in a Connected World - Rahul Welde, VP Media, Unilever
  • A Conversation with Philips - Damien Cummings, CMO, Philips
  • Introducing the WFA -  St├ęphanie Bouvard, World Federation of Advertisers
  • Programmatic Media: How Far Will/Should We Take It? - Panel
  • The Unified Customer Experience: So Many Channels, So Little Time - Panel
  • Are Robots Killing Creativity? Words and Pictures Still Make Us Smile - Google
  • Mastering Micro-Innovation: Leveraging Speed as a Competitive Advantage - Panel
  • Content Matters: The Power of Brand Storytelling - Panel

One World Summit Malaysia

When: Sat, September 6, 9am – Sun, September 7, 6pm, 2014
Where: TBC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [MYR 35 for non-attendance]
Info: Event | Registration

ONEWorld Summit is a world-wide experience uniting our global community in connection, creation and progress. The global series was founded in Melbourne, Australia, and in 2014 is held in 6 cities over the world. We strive to gather a generation of young Change Makers and purpose-driven Youth, and through the OWS Experience ignite collaboration and action in pursuit of solving our greatest problems and creating our greatest breakthroughs for the benefit of the world. The inaugural ONEWorld Summit Malaysia will be focused mainly on Social Entrepreneurship and how it can be used as an effective tool for impacting social change.

IFSEC 2014: Security, Fire & Safety

When: Wed, September 3, 10am – Fri, September 5, 6pm 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | BrochureSeminars | Registration

As part of the world's leading portfolio of security, fire and safety events, IFSEC Southeast Asia is the region's pre-eminent authority on the expertise and guidance for the industry. Seminars include:
  • Digital Video Evidence Readiness in Combating Crime - Mohd Zabri Adil Talib, CSM
  • Powering Trust in Digital Economy - Carrine Teoh, Cybersecurity Malaysia (CSM)
  • Nextiva Situation Management Centre - Joshua Philips, Verint Video Solutions 
  • Intelligent Solutions for a Smarter, Safer World - Nafis Jasmani, Axis
  • Instantly Stopping Theft With Fog Security - Nick Bigler, Fog Security
  • Employ Technology to make Us more Efficient - Eric Ho, Bosch

Alpha Startups Demo Day

When: Wed, September 3, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, 2014
Where: TM Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegistration | Venue

Alpha Startups | Pre-Accelerator is a 5-day intensive bootcamp where selected teams of entrepreneurs, developers and designers get to test and validate a scalable product/startup idea, resulting in validated startups with strong pitch decks, viable product propositions, refined marketing plans and practical development roadmaps. This event is their demo day.

HP Brand Innovation Summit

When: Wed, September 3, 12:00pm – 5:30pm, 2014
Where: Hewlett Packard Centre of Excellence, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event [via]

You are invited to an opportunity to create disruptive campaigns that stand out in the complex marketplace. This is a unique chance to hear about some of the most innovative consumer campaigns from leading brands that can help to increase your bottom line. Topics:
  • Standing Out in a Complex Marketplace - Puneet Chadha, Director, HP
  • Packaging as a Media - Emily Kousah, MD, JKR
  • Digital Printing for the Brand Owner - Christian Menegon, Manager, HP
  • Personalized Labels - Richard Novomesky, Procurement Director, Coca-Cola
  • Unique Packaging - Takehiro Kaneko, Packaging Design, Sony
  • HP Graphics Solutions Business (GSB) Applications Tour

[ Snapshot ] Pre-Accelerator, CordonBleu, Rise

Alpha Startups Pre-Accelerator, 25 Aug 2014 @ iTrain KL. Photo:

Lemon Zest @ PestaBelia, 24 Aug 2014 @ Sunway Le Cordon Bleu. Photo: 

Rise: Making Something People Love, 26 Aug 2014 @ SME Corp Sentral. Photo:

KL Converge! Digital Media & Communications

When: Wed, September 17, 10am – Fri, September 19, 10pm, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [No fees stated]
Info: Event | Speakers | Schedule | Registration

Meet some of the brightest icons in the field of digital entertainment, the gurus behind films such as Star Wars, and more. You can also experience workshops and talks from established industry veterans from around Asia, find opportunities with venture capitalists, get insights from various TV and film network executives, and have open discussions with the regulatory bodies, universities and other corporate figures. Everyone who’s anyone in the creative content industry, including investors, entrepreneurs and anyone who’s passionate about the exciting world should attend!  Topics include:
  • Life's a Pitch - Annabelle Waller, ex Producer and Director, BBC
  • Writing for short films - Jonathan Rinzler, Emmy Award Writer
  • The Road to the Oscars -  Roger Christian, Academy Award Winner
  • Hollywood Film Production - Robert Lundberg, Producer
  • Showcasing Moulin Rouge, Finding Nemo and SEAL! -Steve Sidwell, Composer
  • Digital Photography in the age of Instagram - Paul Alexander, Photographer
  • All it took was a laptop: building a billion dollar business - Reebonz
  • Live Audition - Media Prima Digital
  • Documentary Pitch - History Channel
  • The ASEAN Digital Content Exchange - Show
  • Digital Content Workshop - Google

Digital Learning in the 21st Century

When: Tue, September 2, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2014
Where: E-Theatre, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, MMU, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Join us in a one-day exclusive workshop as distinguished speakers share the in’s and out’s of learning and teaching. Educators, students and even anyone with the passion for learning are most welcome to join. Use this opportunity to network with like-minded individuals. Topics include:
  • Brain Energizing Activity - Zaid Ali Alsagoff, MMU
  • Accelerated Learning: Impact by Design - Tze Yasmin, Neo One Associates 
  • Journey of Knowledtge Management in Petronas - Murni Shariff, Petronas 
  • Learning with Knowledge Sharing - Dr Fadzil Hassan, UiTM 

Malaysian Education vs US Education

When: Fri, September 5, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 2014
Where: LT4, Taylors College, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue [Old Campus]

Why is the admission rate for Malaysians into top US universities very low? What are the tips to adapt to the education culture in US? Art the same time, receive college entrance interview tips. Learn more about the difference in education culture between the nations, the characteristics that US universities look for, and how to face university life in the US. Speaker Yeoh Chen Chow is Groupon's Regional Operators Director and a graduate from Cornell. [Cornell logo for illustration only]

Peace Chat: Zero to Hero

When: Fri, August 29, 8pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Global Peace Foundation Malaysia, 3A08, Kelana Centre Point, Jalan SS7/19, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Peace Chat is a cozy and easy-going chat session with young changemakers of Malaysia. It is a platform for audiences to discover why these changemakers do the good things they're doing, what are the challenges and obstacles they faced, and how these relate back to unity and peace-building. Speakers for this inaugural event:
The Peace Chat Series is a monthly activity hosted by Global Peace Foundation Malaysia and is specially-designed to inspire youth of our time. Info:  Reg:

GREAT 2014: Gathering of Entrepreneurs

When: Wed, Sep 17, 9am – Sat, Sep 20, 5pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia Map
Admission: Free
Info: Event | ScheduleSpeakersRegistration

GREAT (Gathering of Rising Entrepreneurs Act Together) is the ultimate gathering of Malaysian entrepreneurs, startups and funders. Get access to a great network of like-minded talents, great knowledge and insight and of course, super great funding for your innovative ideas!  It aims to facilitate the 6 main industry clusters such as food, agriculture, technology, lifestyle, creative arts and women, so there’s a slice of pie for everyone. Updated
  • AIM: Design Thinking Teaser [Agency Innovasi Malaysia]
  • AIM: Ureka Challenge & Technology Commercialisation [Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia]
  • Brand Geeks: Turbocharge ReGEN Retail Regeneration
  • BSN: Wealth Management & Debts and Credit Cards
  • CEDAR: Beyond Financing
  • Edymall: Catalyst Internet Entrepreneur Program
  • GBG: Entrepreneurs Nuturers
  • Gorgeous Geeks: Netpreneur Conference & Digital Mastery & Hackathon
  • Hijab2Go: Halal Tech Power Challenge
  • KakiSeni & pitchIN: Pitch Hack & Crowd Funding
  • KPDNKK: 3 Young Successful Franchise Entrepreneurs
  • MaGIC-HUB: Social Entrpreneurship Bootcamp
  • MOA: Agrobazar, Fertigasi, Organik, Herba & Ternakan Ruminan
  • MTEM: Agena Lokalism Conference & Know Your Scene
  • MyIPO: Success Stories Forum & IP Workshop 
  • MyPAA: Artivate: Activating Artpreneurs [top image]
  • PNS: Franchise Education & Job Attachement
  • SCOPE: Pecha Kucha, Networking & Other Activities
  • SSM: Corporate and Business Information Data & Business vs Company vs LLP
  • Startup Malaysia: Startup Teens
  • TeratoTech: Rapid Prototyping with PlaTCOM
  • UMK: Prospek Entrepreneurs & Lifelong Learning & Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • WENA: Women Tech Trep Catalyst Conference & ER360
Showcase Exihibitons by:
So whether you’ve long started up or are just starting out; come one and come all. Unleash greatness or just come for a GREAT time!

MSC Malaysia Talent Conference 2014

When: Wed, September 17, 9:00am – Fri, September 19, 5:30pm, 2014
Where: Hilton Hotel, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [MSC Companies only]
Info: Registration

The MSC Malaysia Talent Conference 2014 will feature plenary talks, dialogue sessions and workshops. Internationally recognized and renowned presenters will be brought in as the main speakers while several key HR practitioners from our MSC Malaysia companies will provide insight of their companies’ best HR practices during the breakout sessions. Topics include:
  • Globalizing Talents - Johan Merican, CEO, Talent Corporation
  • What’s in store for the future Job Market? - Chook Yuh Yng, JobStreet
  • MSC Malaysia Supply & Demand Study Sharing - Ganesan Periakarrupan, IPSOS
  • Leading the Socially Intelligent Organization - Anthony Raja, VP, KellyOCG
  • The Hunt for Tech Talent: You're Doing IT Wrong - Dhillon Kannabhiran, HTB
  • Building a Credible Talent Pipeline - Geet Singh, ORACLE Academy

Seminar Usahawan Anak Merdeka 2014

When: Thu, August 28, 9am – 2pm, 2014
Where: Grand Ballroom, Premiera Hotel, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 120
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Looking to start an online busienss but don't know where to start? Don't miss this exclusive event by MYINIC - you may be the next top online business owner! Topics include:
  • Menjual Dalam Talian - Talib Sabri Sulaiman, Chief Strategy Officer, MYNIC
  • Mudahkan Pelanggan Membayar - Azizul Othman, Biz Dev Manager, MOLPay
  • PosLaju: Pilihan Penghantaran Terkini - Ahmad Najmi Mahfodz, COO, PosLaju
  • Rahsia Pemasaran Berkesan - Muhammad Ammar Zaharudin, CEO, Jootawan 
  • Petua Pemasaran Dalam Talian - Belle Al Yahya, Founder, Bella Ammara
  • Teknik Fotografi Berkesan - Zamri Din, Professional Photographer, LensaGraphix
This seminar is part of Fiesta Blogshop happening over the Merdeka Day weekend.

CoCoon Pitch Finals: Summer 2014

When: Thu, August 28, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: CoCoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD 100
Info: Event | Registration

CoCoon Pitch Night enables entrepreneurs to present their products or services to a variety of audiences and seek potential funders, co-founders, team members, customers, partners or publicity. Pitching:
  • Augmented reality solution for real estate showrooms - Tom Tong
  • Custom cosmetic trips to South Korea - Ryan Lee, Antonie Javault  [ ! ]
  • Freelance platform for employers and entrepreneurs - Andy Ng, Melanie Chan
  • Doctor listing website & mobile app ( - Ben Chien  
  • Link corporate sponsorship to creative projects ( - Kelly Yim 
  • The best of the blogosphere ( - Kevin Lepso

#MYCyberSALE Networking Session 2

When: Tue, August 26, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, 2014
Where: SMECorp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

#MYCyberSALE MDeC's online sales carnival is set to run from Monday, September 28th to Wednesday, October 1st 2014. To provide updates on this event, this networking session will see a welcome address by Wee Huay Neo, Director, Digital Malaysia SME Cluster and Initiative, MDeC, and updates on #MYCyberSALE by Prasad Babu, Manager, SME-Planning & Community Outreach, Small Medium Enterprise, MDeC. This will be followed by presentations by:

The Rapid Growth of Digital Marketing & e-Commerce

When: Wed, August 27, 10am – 1pm, 2014
Where: Startup Hub, Menara PjH, Putrajaya
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegistration | Venue

[Entrepreneur Live! Session: Digital Lifestyle: The Rapid Growth of Digital Marketing & e-Commerce in Malaysia] This event is a knowledge sharing session where entrepreneurs are invited to share their experiences of their entrepreneurial journeys. Speakers:
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LVL.UP KL: e-Commerce

When: Wed, August 27, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley A-29-12 Menara UOA Bangsar, 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

No pitching, no Q&A, just talks. This month we're arm-twisting for e-commerce experts to share with you their e-commerce stories, and adventures. What works, what doesn't, and what to expect from platform providers in the near future. Topics include:
  • 10 Lessons from Doing Payments for The Last 10 Years - Arzumy, CTO, Rev Asia
  • 3 Stories of E-commerce - Ija Mohan, CEO, Threes And Tees
  • E-commerce: What Makes You Different - Eric Ng, CTO, OIOI
  • Halal Tech and E-commerce - Jesper Villalobos. MD, Think Halal Digital

Know Your Economy: A Quiz Night with Idris Jala

When: Fri, September 5, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: The Bee, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

GDP, GST, OMG…so you think you know your economics? Then dust up on your knowledge and join us in the spirit of friendly competition. We invite you to a special quiz night with our very own Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala:
  • Showcase your flair for economics. No books or gadgets allowed and no cheating!
  • Satisfy your curiosity with an up-close and personal Q&A with Dato’ Sri Idris Jala.
  • Stuff yourselves silly with food and drinks. We won’t judge. 
  • Stay back for a hush-hush secret gig. Sing along and dance like no one’s watching!

Get your food fix and your facts straight in an evening of fun. Only if you register early because seats are limited to 100 pax! RSVP by Friday, 29 August 2014. For any enquiries, you may contact Ching Yee by dropping an e-mail to

Know Your Economy is an event by Kopitiam Ekonomi, a platform by the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) which seeks to disseminate and facilitate understanding of issues related to the national economy to the Malaysian masses.

Startup Grind: Cheryl Yeoh

When: Tue, August 26, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Kristal Hall 2, TM Convention Centre, Jalan Pantai Baharu Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Sold Out
Info: Registration | Venue

Cheryl Yeoh is the newly appointed CEO of the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC). Prior to this, she co-founded CityPockets, a digital wallet and secondary marketplace for daily deals; and later Reclip.It, an application that matches personal shopping with digital coupons and weekly specials.  Reclip.It, selected as Best of the Web 2012 by Instyle Magazine and received funding from 500Startups, Great Oaks VC and angel investors in Silicon Valley & New York, was  acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013.

Cheryl was named the Top 44 Female Founders Every Entrepreneur Should Know by Mashable, Top 10 Women in Digital by L'Oreal, and was selected as one of 10 Global Women Ambassadors to hike Mt Kilimanjaro on a charity fundraiser. Passionate about helping other entrepreneurs, she mentors and shares her knowledge at the Founder Institute, the Lean Startup Machine Weekend, as well as various speaking platforms.

CityPockets and Reclip.It founders Cheryl Yeoh & Jhony Fung. Photo: Xconomy

MaGIC-HUB Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

When: Wed, September 17, 6pm – Fri, September 19, 7pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC Campus,: Block 3730 Persiaran APEC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free [INSEAD's normal price is EUR 350 or approx MYR 1500]
Info: Event | RegistrationVenue

Theme: From idea to social impact venture in just 48 hours. Get ready for the first ever Social Enterprise Bootcamp in Malaysia! MaGIC and The Hub are coming together to help set the stage for the country's rising class of social entrepreneurs. Join us in Cyberjaya for a great week and brought to you by Malaysia's Ministry of Finance and NSU which culminates in an energy-packed three days to hammer out businesses that meet one of any of the social needs we encounter every day.

You'll go through the intense and tailored 48-hour INSEAD Entrepreneurship Bootcamp methodology to design a novel solution that addresses a neglected societal problem. We will start on Wednesday at 6pm (Dinner) and by Friday 7pm you will be presenting your social innovation to a judging panel of social impact experts and investors. It promises to be a challenging and exciting weekend as we enable you to develop meaningful content, with a vibrant community in an inspiring space!

Who should participate?
  • Current or aspiring social entrepreneurs 
  • Non-profits (eg soup kitchens) managers or team members
  • Professionals seeking greater purpose

[ Snapshot ] MaGIC, Echelon, Remarketing

Kickstart with Cheryl Yeoh, 21 Aug 2014 @ Mindvalley. Photo:

Echelon Thailand 2014 Bangkok Satellite, 20 Aug 2014 @ Pocket Playlab. Photo: Raisha Shrestha

#DMM360 Leveraging the Power of Remarketing, 20 Aug 2014 @ Fluent Space. Photo: Ah Pam

Pitch It! Asia Workshop

When: Fri, August 29, 2:30pm – 7:00pm, 2014
Where: The One Academy, 33, Jalan Anson, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: USD 50
Info: Registration | Venue

Pitch It! workshops equips potential Pitch It! Asia participants with not only the right pitching skills but also attain insights from established creative Asia entrepreneurs during a creative forum. Additionally, participants will go through an idea generation networking platform which allows them to network while brainstorming on business collaboration ideas. Topics:
  • Video Introduction of Pitch It! Asia
  • Creative Mapping of Asia
  • The Sandbox Discovery Cafe - An Idea Generation Networking Workshop
  • Presentation by Pitch It! past winner (The Sharing Economy)
  • Advice from Venture Capitalists 
Creative Panel:
  • Prof Simon Robertshaw, Dean of Arts and Digital Industries, UEL
  • Denise Tjokrosaputro, CEO and Publisher, New Media Investment
  • Marco Santos, Co- Founder and Director, IPVG (Venture Capitalist)
  • Narelle McMurtrie, Hotelier/Lifestyle F&B Owner
  • Walter Lim, Director, Cooler Insights
  • Lyndon Yeo, Organizing Chairman, Pitch It! Asia 2014
Pitch It! offers a unique chance for entrepreneurs and practitioners from the creative industries in the region to vie for SGD 10K in 10 minutes. Pitch It! looks for refreshing ideas from around Asia, specifically from the design, culture and multimedia industries that have yet to be realized or are in the early development stage and have the potential for further development.

Software Expo Asia 2014

When: Thu, August 28, 10am – Sat, August 30, 7pm, 2014
Where: Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok
Admission: Free
Info: Event | ExhibitorsBrochure

Visit Software Expo Asia (SEA) 2014 and be intrigued by the latest innovations and technologies in the world of software and digital content. Thrill to fascinating animation, games, e-learning, applications and enterprise solutions. With software from all over Asia, SEA 2014 promises to be a great platform where partnerships are established and fostered between industry professionals, software developers and international buyers. [via]

Malaysian Student Leaders Summit MSLS 2014

When: Sat, August 23, 9:00am – Sun, August 24, 6:30pm, 2014
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Walk In Registrations Accepted
Info: Event | Application

[The 8th Malaysian Student Leaders Summit: Malaysia: Getting On or Getting By] The Malaysian Student Leaders Summit is an annual flagship event organised by the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) or Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar Malaysia di United Kingdom dan Eire (MPPM UK Eire).

The summit will see the participation of about 800 Malaysian student leaders from various universities around the world. The two-day summit, organised entirely free of charge for all participants, aims to foster development of our future leaders and provide them with an open, non-partisan platform for intellectual discourse. Agenda:

National Reconciliation: What’s Next for Malaysia?
  • Dato’ Seri Mohamad Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia
Assessing the Situation of Competitive Sports in Malaysia: How do we create a pipeline of world title challengers?
  • Azlan Iskandar, Former International Squash Player
  • Jazeman Jaafar, Formula 3.5 Race Driver
  • Abbas Saad, ESPN Football Pundit
Passion vs Practicality in Business
  • Benjamin Yong, CEO, BIG Group
  • Aaron Gill, Co Founder, MyTeksi
  • Adelaine Foo, CEO, The Automotive College
Malaysia’s Economic Prospects. What are our real economic challenges in the next decade?
  • Dato' Seri Nazir Razak, CEO CIMB Group
Creative Expression: Breaking Stereotypes of the Art Industry
  • Johan Ishak, CEO, My Creative Ventures
  • Altimet, Malaysian Rapper/Artist
  • Aznil Nawawi, TV Host/ Presenter
Financial Careers: A glamorous yet demanding job?
  • Tengku Zafrul Tengku Aziz, CEO, CIMB Investment Bank
  • Pauline Ho, Head of Assurance, PwC Malaysia
  • Dato' Rauf Rashid, Country Head & Partner, Ernst and Young
Getting into Politics: A fulfilling career choice?
  • Shahril Hamdan, Pemuda Exco, Young Professionals Bureau, UMNO Youth
  • Fahmi Fadzil, Communications Director, KEADILAN 
  • Ong Kian Ming, Political Analyst and Election Strategist, DAP
Hardtalk with Khairy Jamaluddin
  • Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports
Corporate Challenges: How to be a business gamechanger?
  • Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, Chairman, Battersea Project, ex-CEO, SP Setia
Closing Addresses
  • Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin, CEO, Sapura Kencana Petroleum (Sat)
  • Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin, Former CEO, Proton (Sun)

Make Something People Love

When: Tue, August 26, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: Dewan Mahkota, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Info: Event | Venue

What does it mean to make something people love? Sales and marketing skills are great assets, but what does it take to develop something that people actually want? How have successful entrepreneurs managed to develop a product and keep it timelessly attractive in the market, to sustain their enterprise? Speakers:
Want to read all the amazing books out there, but can’t seem to find the time? We are also holding a book review session on a featured book. This way you get to learn from all of the best parts without spending hours reading!

RISE by SME Corp is a platform that supports entrepreneurs to bring their venture to the next level. We provide support in the form of content, exclusive information, peer support and access to experts.

Girls Today, Engineers Tomorrow

When: Mon, August 25, 7pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: The Hub, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore
Admission: SGD 10
Info: Event | Registration

Come hear amazing women working in engineering discuss the challenges that women face in this career stream, the ways in which they have created opportunities for themselves and the work that needs to be done for future generations. Join us to discover the unimaginably cool things one can do with Engineering by travelling off the beaten path.

Electrical engineer Limor Fried. Photo:

Tech Fest 2014

When: Sat, September 6, 12pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: The TreeTop @ *SCAPE Level 5, Orchard Link, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration

Tech is thriving in Singapore! For one afternoon, we've gathered some of the best and most exciting names in our local tech community, all in one place. Come see what they do, hear their stories, and ask them all the questions you've been meaning to ask!

SME Expo & Infocomm Conference SMEICC 2014

When: Wed, Aug 20, 8:30am – Thu, Aug 21, 5pm
Where: Suntec Singapore, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Day1 | Day 2 | Registration

Faced with rising costs, manpower shortage, insufficient cashflow, quest to increase productivity and an ever challenging business environment, SMEs need to look out for new business opportunities and strategies for growth to stay competitive. It is a critical time for SMEs to remodel and restructure and be transformed from SME 1.0 to SME 2.0 - an SME which can keep up with the advancement of technology and be sustainable for the future.

#BetterCities Conversations: KRADS

When: Thu, August 21, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Seksan Gallery, 67 Jalan Tempinis 1, Lucky Garden,, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Join us for an evening with KRADS founders – Kristján Eggertsson and Kristján Örn Kjartansson. KRADS is an architectural studio based in Denmark and Iceland. Working as one team, our transnational setup generates a dynamic environment in which we mobilize and re-imagine the Scandinavian culture of architecture and design in an internationally aimed constellation. We will prepare food and drinks, as such we will need your RSVP to determine a headcount. Send us an email to by 18 August 2014 [try for spare tickets]. This event is brought to you by #BetterCities and ThinkCity, and host Seksan Gallery.

Founders Drinks: Akamai & EasyTaxi

When: Wed, August 20, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Hood Bar & Cafe, 201 Victoria Street, #05-07, Bugis+ Singapore
Admission: SGD 20
Info: Registration

This month we are Upsizing Founders Drinks! We have two industry experts, Guy Podjarny (CTO, Akamai) on making responsive websites fast and Dennis Wang (Co-CEO, Easy Taxi) on strategies for taking startups global, sharing their expertise over at Hood Bar & Cafe. Akamai is also sponsoring food for the night on top of the complimentary drink you receive when you purchase a ticket. . [via]

#DMM360: Leveraging The Power Of Remarketing

When: Wed, August 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, 2014
Where: Fluent Space, A-10-03, Taragon Kelana, No 3, Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

It's the third #DMM360 meetup! Learn something new about online marketing, meet new people and have an awesome Wednesday evening Meet Emilian Vasi, Head of Advertising of Mindvalley as he shares about Leveraging the Power of Remarketing. [DMM = Digital Marketing Meetup]

3D Designs From Creative Industry

When: Wed, August 20, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Join us with speakers sharing their thoughts and knowledge about 3D designs and modelling related to the creative industry such as figurines and sculptures. This sharing session will be presented by speakers from Arte Academy and the event is hosted by 3D Printing Malaysia, Project Renaissance and Mindvalley.

Organizer: Makerzone is a trailblazer within the 3D printing industry - its fledgling site, is the world's leading crowd-sourced 3D design platform, a symbiotic arrangement where budding designers may nurture their skills and wallets with a ready market for their wares and consumers in turn may hire them at a pocket-friendly rate. [Photo: Athena 3D Printer. Via, who will be demonstrating at the event.]

Monash Industry Forum: Sun Tzu The Art of War

When: Wed, August 27, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Building 6, Level 2, Monash University, Bandar Sunway
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

The School of Business at Monash cordially invites you to the Industry Forum titled “Sun Tzu: the Art of War in Business", presented by Scott Graham, Managing Director of Tactical Media.

From West Point to Sandhurst, from Duntroon to Malaysia’s Royal Military College, The Art of War is mandatory study in military academies around the world. But we’ve also seen it applied to other competitive environments, including sport and business. Billionaire and Oracle owner Larry Ellison is famous for his admiration of The Art of War.

Speaker Scott Graham graduated from the University of Auckland with both an MBA and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business specialising in Marketing where he wrote a specialist paper on “The Art of War and the Parallels in Military and Business Strategic Thought". Scott’s background puts him in a rare position. He was a soldier in the New Zealand Army, an adult university student, has been a keen martial arts competitor for over 20 years and is an experienced media planner. Using his unique insights, Scott became a CAANZ award-winning media planner while working at Colenso BBDO.

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GST Workshop with MYOB

When: Sat, August 16, 9:30am – 12:30pm, 2014
Where: MYOB, KA3-2-13 Kuchai Avenue, 39 Jalan Kuchai Maju 13, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 199 [redeemable for MYOB]
Info: Registration | Venue

[Though GST will only come into effect on April 1st, 2015, contracts, annual billing which start from the January 2015 should already incorporate the tax. Thus the practical date for GST implementation is January 1st, 2015, taking into consideration the first three months of the year are busy months. This gives businesses only 4 months to get their documents and systems in order. Eligible businesses, annual revenue >= MYR 500K,  must register by October 1st, 2014. Note: not financial advice]

Learn how a GST-ready software will help you comply with GST Malaysia regulations. Attend our GST workshop on Planning for GST with MYOB Accounting software. Get an overall picture of what is GST and how GST would impact your business. Topics:
  • Overview of the GST model for Malaysia 
  • Scope of GST 
  • Impact of GST on company's cashflow position 
  • Preparing and accounting for GST
  • How MYOB tracks GST for Sales, Purchase, and Bad Debts
  • GST reporting in MYOB software.

Related Events
Link 16 Aug: SEED GST Seminar (MYR 1, targeted at Indian businesses) image below
Link 27 Aug: DPMM GST Seminar (Free, targeted at Bumiputra businesses)
Link 28 Aug: SAGE GST for Accountants (Free, targeted at SAGE users) New
Link 10 Sep: BDO Executive GST Briefing (Free, senior management only) New
Link SME Corp Nationwide GST Seminars (Free, various dates and locations) New
SEED = Special Secretariat For Empowerment Of Indian Entrepreneurs
DPMM = Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce

Software for Urban Mobility and Safety

When: Tue, August 19, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, 2014
Where: SE108, UTAR, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Poster | Venue

With the ever-growing population in major cities all over the world, urban mobility and safety is the utmost important element in determining the competitiveness of a city. The key component in providing better urban mobility and safety is none other than software systems.

In this talk, Tan Xian Yi, Software Manager, Recogine Technology, will introduce the software systems running behind the scene in city councils, highways, railways and public transportation operators.He will also share his experience in this industry, the challenges and the opportunities of applying the latest technologies to this industry.