|AMCHAM Update #197 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Movement Control Orders, AMCHAM will be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of the Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
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Most businesses in the retail sector are now allowed to operate starting tomorrow under strict compliance with existing standard operating procedures (SOP), Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on 9 Feb. Ismail Sabri said the decision was made during a special meeting held by the National Security Council (NSC) in order to ensure economic sustainability in the country, especially small-time traders who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
|U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors’ Executive Committee Appoints Suzanne Clark Next CEO|
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced Suzanne Clark will become the next chief executive officer of the world’s largest business organization, effective March 11, 2021, the date of the organization’s next Board of Directors meeting. Clark currently serves as the president of the U.S. Chamber, a director on two corporate boards, and she is a former business owner. She will add the CEO title and succeed Thomas J. Donohue, who revitalized the organization and effectively led it for 24 years. Chamber Board Chair Christopher Lofgren made the announcement today to the Board and in a letter to the organization’s members and employees across the country.
|Festive Advertisement Promotion - 15% Discount for AMCHAM Members|
AMCHAM is offering a 15% discount on all advertisements for member companies only starting 3 February till 11 February 2021. Do leverage on this opportunity and book your slot today!
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The Malaysian Digital Economic Council (MDEC) is on a mission to ‘recreate’ itself by implementing radical transparency and integrity measures in its administration to drive the agency forward and serve the people better. Its chairman Datuk Dr Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff said under the mission, MDEC was promoting governance processes and policies that prioritised efficiency and accountability.
2020 is the year that changed everything; from the way we live, to the way we work and play. As we grapple with the human and economic impact of COVID-19, this is also a time for us to reflect and plan the way forward in Malaysia. This is the first global pandemic of the digital age. As a technology company that connects billions of people across the world, Facebook has seen how this even compressed five years’ worth of digital transformation into a span of months.
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In collaboration with the EU-funded programme WeEmpowerAsia of UN Women, LeadWomen is inviting Malaysian and Malaysian-based corporates to expand on their gender diversity efforts by joining the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activators Malaysia Campaign. This will be the FINAL WEPs Awareness Training which will bring a wider consciousness of the WEPs and provide a toolkit to help identify your companies' strengths, gaps, and determine opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality, using the Gender Gap Analysis Tool.
|Asia Pacific (AAP) Business Summit 2021|
Join the region’s largest AmCham event of 2021 from 9-11 March for a rare opportunity to engage with industry leaders and government representatives from the U.S. and across the Asia Pacific region.
All morning plenary sessions will be taking place virtually, with afternoon in-person industry breakout discussions for each of the 14 AmCham Committees to be held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Purchase your virtual pass now. Tickets for the afternoon in-person events are pending government approval, and we will notify you once registration for the in-person tickets is live.
|Nominations for the 2021 AmChams of Asia Pacific Chair Election|
In accordance with Article 21 of the AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP) constitution, Chair Steven Chan appointed the following chambers to serve on the Nominating Committee for the 2021 AAP Chair election: AmCham India, AmCham Indonesia, AmCham Japan, AmCham Korea, AmCham Malaysia, AmCham Okinawa, and AmCham South China. The committee appointed Joseph Dowd from AmCham Okinawa to serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee.
The global pandemic has put resiliency on the agenda of every company in the world. As they cope with the seismic changes brought about by COVID-19, businesses of all sizes and types have needed to adapt to remote work, reconfigured physical workspaces, and revised logistics and supply networks. They’ve also changed operating procedures to cope with the pandemic’s risks and effects. The fallout has been enormous and has demonstrated in the clearest way the direct connection between operational efficiency and economic prosperity.
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