A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Women-led Business Access Global Markets was recently organised by MATRADE on 14 November 2016. The Roundtable was officiated by YBhg. Dato’ Susila Devi, Deputy CEO I MATRADE and Puan Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi, Deputy Secretary General (Strategy and Monitoring), MITI. The Roundtable was part of MITI and agencies’ efforts to equip women in business with information on available assistance provided by the Government. During the event, officials from SME Corp, MDEC, MIDA, HDC and the Department of Standards Malaysia updated on their programmes and assistance that could be optimised by women in business. Forty representatives including high-level representatives from PERDASAMA, Perniagawati, Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), SME International Trade Association of Malaysia (SMITA) and the International Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship (ICSMEE) Malaysia participated in the Roundtable.
July 6, 2015 , by admin2
The National Green Technology Policy was announced by YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia on 24 July 2009 encompasing economic, environment and social policies. Among the goals of the National Green Technology Policy are to increase the production of local Green Technology products and the expansion of SMEs and SMIs businesses exports of Green Technology to the global market. Developed countries are now keen to engage with companies/organisations which are more environmentally responsible to its stakeholders. Malaysian industries are encouraged to adapt a green environment approach in their businesses, by moving towards low carbon technology. Potential benefits for businesses from adoption of the green policy include: • enhanced local industry’s competitiveness in the global market; and • increased ability to attract foreign investors and growth of exports through enhanced consumer confidence. Consumers have become increasingly conscious not...Read More
July 3, 2015 , by admin2
Beginning 2 October 2009, the Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC) will be officially known as SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia). SME Corp. Malaysia will coordinate SME development programmes involving 60 agencies under the jurisdiction of 14 different ministries. It will function as “one-referral” centre and provide Malaysian SMEs with effective and integrated SME development programmes, as well as financial assistance schemes. SME Corp Malaysia will undertake to ensure that SMEs not only continue to succeed in the current challenging economic scenario but their long-term competitiveness are further strengthened. At the launching ceremony of SME Corp. Malaysia’s logo on 21 August 2009, Deputy Prime Minister Y.A.B. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the appointments of Y.Bhg. Datuk Ir. Mohamed Al Amin Hj. Abdul Majid as its Chairman and Y.Bhg. Dato’ Hafsah Hashim as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Read More