Category: Trade and Services

SMIDEX 2017

Event Date: 15-17 November 2017

The 20th SME Annual Showcase & Conference 2017 (SMIDEX) will be the largest established SME showcase in Malaysia bringing forth together SMEs, Large Companies and Multi National Corporations to showcase the latest products, services, and technologies for the global market.

The event will also showcase programmes such as WhaddaHack (crazy ideas and big changes solution), SME Conference, Pocket Talk, Big Match, opening ceremony and SMIDEX exhibition.

The Small Medium Enterprise Annual Showcase (SMIDEX) 2017 is expected to raise a combined sales of RM555 million this year, as compared to RM529 million sales last year, with an expected 10,000 visitors throughout its three-day event.

SME Corp Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Dr Hafsah Hashim said the sales target would be driven by 400 exhibitors, mainly from ministries and agencies, financial institutions and SMEs participations.

“The local SME segment is expected to contribute about 37 per cent to the country’s growth by this year’s end in anticipation of between 5.6 per cent and 5.7 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) this year,” she said at a media briefing on SMIDEX & SME Conference 2017, in Kuala Lumpur, today.

SME Corp corporate management division director Czarif Chai Abdullah said SMIDEX 2017 is focused on digitalisation of SMEs, themed ‘Embracing Change, Enhancing Gain’.

She added the event is aimed to encourage entrepreneurship and spur the growth of local SMEs, in line with the government efforts to create more activities or programmes for the SME promotions.

Meanwhile, the SME Conference 2017, from November 15-16, will comprise five sessions with five moderators, 11 panelists and two luncheon talks, with only 500 available.

“The conference will deliberate on opportunities for SMEs especially on how those in the traditional sectors and least prepared take up the challenges and reap the benefit of digital transformation,” he said.

Czarif Chai said the conference would also create a platform for discussion, exchange of information and best practices for SMEs who want to embrace digitalisation.

“Discussion topics include digitalisation – a boost or disruption to traditional business, ten strategies to market business through social media, Women 4.0: The Beautiful Mix of Business – business models for women entrepreneurs, and young & in-demand – inspirational journey of young entrepreneurs into digital entrepreneurship as well as the future of talent – connecting youth to the megatrend and digital as well as youth,” he added.

Event Date: 15-17 November 2017

Venue: Malaysia Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur

 

Malaysia eCommerce Expo 2017

Event Date: 22-24 November 2017

The renowned Malaysia eCommerce Expo (ME EXPO) 2017 will returning on this coming 22th-24th to offer local and international trade buyers an opportunity to implement offline to online (O2O) strategy and changing the traditional business culture. E-commerce industry player and public are welcome to visit and attend this inspiring trade show and conference, with an exhibition hall featuring 3190 square meters. Discover web-hosting, payment gateway, fulfilment, digital marketing, E-market place and P.0.S system only at Malaysia eCommerce Expo 2017.

E-commerce is evolving faster than ever. Malaysia E-Commerce expo (me expo) provides you with a conference full of industry experts, an exhibit hall filled with the latest and greatest solution providers, and a community made for networking with thousands of like mind industry peers. ME expo 2017 will take place at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), at 22-24 Nov 2017.

The exhibit hall at Malaysia E-commerce expo features more than 100 vendors and cover over 250,000 square feet of spaces – making it the Asean largest ecommerce trade show in the industry. Filled with the latest ecommerce technologies and top solution providers, at me expo you will discover vendors that will benefit your company and drive your online strategy forward. With vendors in nearly every category available – including marketing, fulfillment, ecommerce platforms and new retail technology and more – you are sure to find the solutions you need at me expo.

Event Date: 22-24 November 2017

Venue: Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre

Organiser: Elite Tech Expo Sdn. Bhd (03-5891-1157)

MIRF 2017

Themed “Breaking Boundaries”, Malaysia International Retail and Franchise Fair 2017 (MIRF 2017) aims to complement the needs of every retail professional with various educational features and business networking opportunities.

It is endorsed by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and also supported by Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and many more. The Fair is expected to draw more than 250 exhibitors from across Asia – Singapore, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and many more with over 30,000 visitors.

MIRF 2017 is indeed a must-attend event for retailers and consumers to interact, transact and forge new partnerships and cross-border collaboration. This four-day event will provide in-depth focus on the next wave of retail, franchising, licensing, technology, future role of in-store, and the ever important engagement between the retailers and consumers.

Event Date: 13-16 July 2017

Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC)

Organiser: Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) – 03 5882 4333

FIM 2017

Event Date: 12-14 May 2017

FIM2017 (Franchise International Malaysia) is the largest annual franchising exhibition and conference in Southeast Asia and the only franchise event officially sanctioned by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives & Consumerism (MDTCC) and Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA).

Attaining its 24th year pinnacle with proven organizing track records, the FIM is a melting pot of local and international franchise players into a world full of opportunities.

It will assemble main players in the franchise sector from all around the world to discuss current franchise issues and focusing franchise as a key strategy in developing entrepreneurship in Malaysia especially in retail and service sectors.

This is the perfect venue to launch new franchise system, appoint master franchisees, and identify potential local franchisees, matchmaking and networking functions. Malaysia is one of the regional fastest growing franchise markets. With invaluable support from Malaysian government, top franchisors and key financial institution, FIM2017 promises to be the premier event for continuing successful development of the franchise industry in Malaysia as well as Southeast Asia region. Therefore, take this advantage to expand your business opportunities at FIM2017.

Event Date: 12-14 May 2017

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre

Organiser: The Malaysian Franchise Association

 

SSON 2017

Event Date: 16-17 May 2017

Malaysia’s premier Shared Services & Outsourcing Conference will be held on 16-17 May 2017 at Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and Residences.

Malaysia’s shared services and outsourcing (SSO) industry has been consistently ranked as the third preferred location in the world for shared services operations since 2004 by global consulting firm AT Kearney. But…

How can Malaysian-based shared services centres continue to preserve their competitiveness in an increasingly dynamic business environment?

What are the best practices used by shared services leaders to overcome unique local market challenges such as attracting and retaining a multi-skilled talent pool?

How can shared services leaders drive value-added operations and continuous process excellence through digitisation and technology?

From developing effective talent development programmes to leveraging data analytics and RPA technologies, the 5th Annual Shared Services & Outsourcing Malaysia will feature successful case studies showcasing how you can take your shared services centres to greater heights in 2017!

Visit the official site for more details – https://ssomalaysia.iqpc.sg/

Organization: IQPC
Venue: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and Residences
Name of Organizer: Laurann deVerteuil
email address:  enquiry@ssonetwork.com
Contact number: 65 6722 9459

Penang International Halal Expo 2017

Event Date: 24-26 February 2017

Hosted and organized by Penang State Government of Malaysia under its halal facilitation agency, Halal Penang, Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (PIHEC) 2017 is an ideal platform and converging point for exhibitors and trade clients across regions of Southeast Asia, West Asia & Europe to promote and market wide array of halal consumable and non-consumable products.

Inaugurated in 2010 with the sole aim of facilitating the sourcing and selling of quality local and international halal consumables, products and services, this annual trade fair serves as a convenient and effective one-stop centre for Halal exporters and importers sourcing out domestic and international products from Northern Malaysia and the IMTT-GT region.

A one-day international Halal conference will be held in conjunction with the exhibition; will see internationally renowned speakers discussing issues and solutions, latest research findings, emerging technologies and trends in tandem with the advancements in the halal industry.

An unrivalled opportunity to source and select from an incredible global halal products showcase, PIHEC will be buzzing with various activities such as culinary competitions; appearance by local chefs and artistes, interactive seminars and entrepreneur workshops, halal conference, product demonstration and B2B networking sessions that will give you the opportunity network with thousands of industry peers and people passionate about driving the halal market forward.

Take time to review the latest trends and innovations in the halal industry particularly in the food & drink sectors, foodservices, as well as the restaurant and other halal non-food sectors such as logistics, Islamic finance, tourism and hospitality.

Event Date: 24-26 February 2017

Venue: Setia sPICE (Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre)

Organiser:

PIHH Development Sdn. Bhd.
Level 44, KOMTAR,
10503 Penang,
MALAYSIA.
+604 262 5444