|[POSTPONED] AmChams of Asia Pacific Business Summit 2020, March 11-12|
The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to cast a nervous pall on much of our activities but, with the right precautions, it is still "Business As Usual" at AMCHAM. We do, however, ask you to wash your hands on arrival to keep us all safer.
We are sorry to see the postponement of the 2020 AmChams of Asia Pacific Business Summit in March due to the heightened health risk alert from the Singapore government. Not unlike the Summit AMCHAM hosted in 2018, this would have been an excellent platform to discuss key aspects of trade in Asia. We had been watching the reverberations of trade tensions and their partial resolution, but we are now also looking to see how far-reaching the disruption to supply chains will be as a result of 2019-nCoV and how much resilience is built into global value chains.
AMCHAM has launched an all-year campaign to highlight and raise the awareness of the 17 UNSDGs. With 2030 as the target to achieving these Goals, we only have 10 years to make sure we are aligned and putting words into action. Many member companies self-identified their Goals in our last Membership Directory. We will reach out to you to ask for stories or actions that YOU are already contributing to achieving these targets.
Please keep an eye out for these requests in the MY AMCHAM Cares newsletter and on social media - let us showcase your work. If you want to get more involved drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be partnering with UN Global Compact to help us with this program.
AMCHAM released the results of an Economic Impact Survey which highlights the major contributions that American insurance companies are making to the Malaysian economy. AMCHAM’s American member companies in the insurance sector have total investments of RM 31 billion in Malaysia, including invested premiums and reinvested profits. 36% of these investments are in bonds issued by the Malaysian government, while 19% are in Malaysian infrastructure investments and 7% in the local stock market.
On 5 February, AMCHAM welcomed senior representatives of the World Bank and Bank Negara Malaysia as part of their joint mission led by the World Bank's Global Investment and Competition Unit. This well-attended roundtable discussion was focused on how Malaysia's tax incentives system can support new investments, particularly in emerging technology industries and R&D-related activities.
|FTI Consulting Malaysia Sdn Bhd|
An independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. FTI Consulting professionals, located in all major business centers throughout the world, work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and opportunities.
|Consider iProspect Sdn Bhd|
Consider iProspect is a World Brand Congress and A+M award-winning full-service digital marketing agency, a part of the Dentsu Aegis Network in Malaysia. A passionate, multicultural, and digitally-savvy team builds robust business strategies and takes companies to the next level of growth online regardless of which industry or stage an organization is in.
Crane Ventures is the investment / venture arm of YAM Tengku Arif Temenggong's holding company Hawthorne Capital Sdn Bhd. Crane Ventures is primarily engaged in evaluating US technology companies that can add value to Tengku Fahad's existing companies, and also manages Tengku Fahad's investment portfolio.
KPJ Healthcare Berhad is Malaysia's leading provider of private healthcare services. Since its introduction of one of the first among private specialist hospitals in Johor in 1981, the Group has been at the forefront of the healthcare industry.
|Advanced Micro Devices Global Services (M) Sdn Bhd|
The principal activities of the Company are the provision of services in connection with business process outsourcing (BPO), knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO) and related functions to the mentioned services.
|Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur|
Located adjacent to the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the city’s leading luxury 5-star hotel. Home to 632 tastefully appointed guest rooms, including 21 suites and 51 executive apartments, the hotel is known for its legendary hospitality that is synonymous with the brand. Dining and lounging experiences are made more memorable with the hotel’s 10 restaurants, bars and lounges.
AMCHAM members will be able to enjoy special benefits offered by our partners, simply produce your valid AMCHAM Membership Card to enjoy these benefits. Our partners are listed below.
Beginning January 14, 2020, The Olive Tree Group will be offering all AMCHAM Members special discounts and prices for food and beverage as well as rental spaces.
The BMW Group Corporate Programme is specially designed for members of AMCHAM who are interested to purchase a new BMW or new MINI cars from a BMW/ MINI Authorized Dealer within a period of 24 months, starting from the invoice date of the first new BMW or MINI car purchased in 2020.
Sunway Medical Centre offers AMCHAM Members 20% off Health Screening Packages. In order to receive this discount, AMCHAM members must contact Ms. Brigitte Jong at +016 253 9622.
On 20 January 2020, AMCHAM held its first Corporate Citizenship Committee (CCC) meeting of the new year. The Committee on Corporate Citizenship is a committee, under the umbrella of MY AMCHAM CARES, one of AMCHAM’s core programs. The CCC meetings allow for AMCHAM members part of the committee to regularly share their best practices, identify areas for further development of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
AMCHAM is in the midst of organizing a healthcare forum on the subject of mental health possibly taking place in April. More information on this forum to come soon.
One in four people worldwide will suffer from a mental disorder at least once in their life. In the European Union alone, estimates suggest that some 50 million people are affected.
Below are events and programs that are not organized by AMCHAM but think that they may be of interest to you.
|Malaysian Associations Leadership Forum - Feb 26|
The world is changing faster – breakthroughs in technology and social methods for interactions have heightened members’ expectations more than ever before. Significant emphasis is placed on the continual identification of opportunities for participation within the associations and professional development outside of it. Enhancing skill sets, sparking creative and innovative thinking, and inspiring ongoing learning pays big dividends as to members’ satisfaction, engagement, and delivering value.
|MDBC Outlook 2020 with MITI Minister - Feb 20|
|Business Leaders Lecture Series with Arsalaan Ahmed, CEO of HSBC: Sustainable Finance: The New Capital Frontier - Feb 18|
Globally, the amount spent on digital marketing in 2020 is expected to reach $1.3 trillion. Should you use the same marketing strategy as you have in previous years? A new year brings new marketing trends, and it's essential you follow them to appeal to consumers and keep up with the competition. This article takes a look at some of these trends at the start of 2020.
The banking and finance industry has seen a proliferation of new digital technologies, programs, and platforms. The fintech revolution and trends within it, such as digital banking are fostering significant transformations across the industry. On 12 February 2020, AMCHAM had the first entry of its Digital Transformation Series for the year focusing on these trends fintech in the banking and finance industry.
AMCHAM organized its first Members' Briefing for the year on February 5th with an overwhelming response from members with many new faces. Siobhan Das, Executive Director of AMCHAM began the evening briefing by providing an update of what's coming up in 2020 at AMCHAM. AMCHAM is happy to announce that we have got an exciting year coming up with some great programs lined up!
The development of the Young Professionals Program continues. On 22 January 2020, AMCHAM had the second meet-up with the group of young professionals, nominated by their respective companies. A follow-up from last year’s meeting, this discussion was on program content that would be of interest to the young professionals of AMCHAM member companies.
It’s time to take the right steps to get closer to achieving the targets in each of our selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the afternoon of Wednesday, 22 January 2020, AMCHAM was delighted to host Ms. Neha Das, Senior Manager of Global Operations (Asia & Oceania) of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for a luncheon at the Equatorial Hotel Penang.