|AMCHAM Update #202 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.
Malaysia finds the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine more attractive as recipients need to take only one dose, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. "The Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses a one-dose method and thus makes it very attractive to use," he told reporters after receiving a donation of 2.7 million low dead-volume syringes worth RM891,000 from Etiqa Family Takaful Bhd.
The National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme which is scheduled to begin next week can strengthen the confidence of the business and investment sectors in the country, says the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). MITI secretary-general Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali said the comprehensive vaccination programme would impact positively on the operations of the business community and industries in Malaysia.
2020 was a year filled with unprecedented disruptions and constant uncertainty. At the same time, the digital landscape became an essential tool for the continuity of business processes and livelihoods. With so much dependency on digital mediums, the subject of cyber security also became a rising concern, more so than ever.
|Launch Ceremony of MyDIGITAL & Malaysian Digital Economy Blueprint|
|19 February, 2021, 9.00am|
Follow the Launching Ceremony of MyDIGITAL & Malaysian Digital Economy Blueprint on Friday, February 19, 2021 by YAB Tan Sri Dato ' Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Prime Minister.
|UPCOMING WEBINAR (AMCHAM-MEMBER)|
|Halal Export Opportunities: Unlocking business potential in the halal segment|
|23 February, 2021, 3.00pm|
The Halal segment is a lucrative market with huge economic opportunities. Check out the Export Excellence Awards’ webinar to learn how to embrace Halal as your business value proposition and gain an understanding of the support & programmes available in this growing market. Panelists will also be sharing on the role of technology to facilitate innovation while complying to the demands of this halal consumer segment.
US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) and Singapore-based KPMG commissioned a study in 2020 which envisions an integrated ASEAN market for electronic commerce (e-commerce). The full report of the study was presented to the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) in August 2020, to be further followed up for implementation in coordination with the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Electronic Commerce (ACCEC).
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organisations to adopt remote working arrangements as an emergency measure to continue operating. However, many organisations may look to make remote working arrangements a permanent option given the potential cost, productivity and talent attraction benefits.
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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.
Over the past several years, while most government organizations have started projects or programs to improve their technology, few have had success with a comprehensive technology
transformation. Public-sector organizations are often saddled with mistrust from their business partners, difficulty accessing top talent, and complicated legacy ecosystems that prevent them from quickly making transformative changes.
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