Calling all Malaysians entrepreneurs to “Innovate To Dominate”
Kuala Lumpur, 24 April 2014. Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today officially kicked off its SME-specific event series – TM SME BizFest 2014, for the third year running at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. With this year’s theme, “Innovate To Dominate”, the one (1) day event is held specially for Malaysian entrepreneurs consisting of Micro and Small businesses including those who are operating their business from home.
The opening of the event was graced by Azizi A Hadi, Executive Vice President, SME, TM.
Apart from providing more synergistic showcase for Malaysian SMEs to increase their knowledge on how ICT will greatly benefit and empower their businesses, TM SME BizFest 2014 also features a great line-up of speakers as well as networking opportunities that enable SMEs to acquire relevant information for their business’ ICT needs.
With its core components of business conference, knowledge sharing, exhibition as well as networking sessions, SME BizFest 2014 provides a breakthrough opportunity for entrepreneurs and small businesses to acquire business tips shared by renowned speakers and to experience the latest ICT solutions exhibit by the participating partners during the event. There will be four (4) essential business topics covered in the business conference which include Motivational, ICT & Your Business, Financial Aids and E-commerce Success Stories to enhance participant’s knowledge.
Commenting on the event, Azizi A Hadi, Executive Vice President, SME, TM shared, “SME BizFest 2014 is indeed a unique platform for SMEs as we are providing comprehensive and innovative range of business tools to help SMEs’ businesses grow and operate more effectively. In line with TM’s vision of being Malaysia’s leading new generation communication provider, embracing customer needs through innovation and execution excellence, this platform also encourages the continuous transfer of knowledge amongst the SME fraternities and reflects TM’s commitment in pushing Malaysian SMEs up the value chain.”
Azizi A. Hadi, Executive Vice President, SME, TM (centre) together with Khaidhir Elias, Vice President, SME, TM, (left) and Sharliza Mohd Haris, State General Manager, Kuala Lumpur, (right), visiting the booths set up by TM and its subsidiaries offering special promos for SMEs.
Among the speakers who will be sharing their thoughts and experience at the Sunway leg of the SME BizFest 2014 are: a dynamic entrepreneur and an avid motivational speaker who is also known as ‘Iron Lady Malaysia’, Datuk Dr. Maznah Hamid, Executive Chairman, Securiforce Group of Companies; Marco Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, The NAKED Group of Companies who is an award-winning entrepreneur, a World Record sales holder, an incredibly accomplished property investor and a Financial Freedom Life-stylist; and Fadzarudin Anuar, founder of Fashionvalet.com, one of Malaysia's largest online fashion and beauty retailer for home-grown designer products. Understanding the SMEs need and concern on current issues, SME BizFest 2014 is also bringing S.M. Thaneermalai, President of Chartered tax Institute of Malaysia to speak on the topic of GST, which is very important and relevant to them. The speaking sessions will be facilitated by Teh See Kin, President of the SMI Association of Malaysia.
“Business is getting more challenging day by day. In order to keep businesses growing, SMEs need to be more creative to think outside the box to tackle the market. As per our tagline, ‘Business Made Easier with TM’, we have put together four (4) focus themes for SME BizFest 2014; Market Reach, Communication Reach, Office Solutions and Customer Experience as an effort in helping SMEs to further enhance their business. We believe that SMEs should grab this incredible opportunity to connect the unconnected and be ahead of the game,” added Azizi.
Azizi A. Hadi, Executive Vice President, SME, TM (centre) together with Datuk Zaini Maatan, State Vice President, TM Selangor (left) and Khaidhir Elias, Vice President SME, TM (right) visiting the booths set up by TM and its subsidiaries offering special promos for SMEs.
The various products and solutions which further enhance business processes and in turn, increase productivity and business revenue are available at a very special rate throughout the SME BizFest 2014. Among the offering is “SME BizFest Savings Bonanza” – a promotion which enables SMEs to enjoy great saving up to RM1,680 when they subscribe to TM broadband packages, coupled with Value-added Services (VAS). The promotion is available from 9 April 2014 until 30 June 2014. As for TM Rewards members, you can redeem and enjoy points rebates from as low as 750 points.
That’s not all, TM with its partner Microsoft Malaysia, also offers ‘Good Bye XP, Good Buy Windows 8’ trade-in programme, specifically designed to help make business easier for SMEs. Under this programme, SMEs stand to save up to RM600 when they trade in their old, worn-out company desktops or notebooks, to purchase the latest Windows 8.1 devices at a promotional price, for a limited time only. SMEs just need to present their latest UniFi or Streamyx bill at the event venue to be deemed eligible.
TM SME BizFest 2014 will be held at four (4) different locations throughout the country and is expected to attract more than 5,000 participants nationwide. For this year, the event is endorsed by SMECorp and MDeC, with Malaysia SME and HyppTV as media partners while VADS Berhad, Microsoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Orient Sun Motors Sdn Bhd, Milan Utama Sdn Bhd. Interbase Resources Sdn Bhd and Eminent Display Sdn Bhd as its partners.
Guests and attendees of the event will stand a chance to win various rewards and prizes when they participate in various exciting games lined up throughout the event. The grand prizes up for grab are as follows:
10 Contest Grand Prizes
ZX AUTO GRANDTIGER 2.9 D
4D3N tickets to watch Manchester United game for 2 pax worth RM30,000
Gintell Massage Chair
Smart TV 46”
Samsung ATIV Laptop
LED TV 39”
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8”
Panasonic Smart Printer
There is also a special contest – ‘Guess the value of the Office Lounge’ which is open to all delegates at the 4 venues. An office lounge is set up at the exhibition area and delegates only need to guess the correct value of the entire office set up. One (1) lucky winner for each venue with the correct value of the office lounge will be announced at the end of event day and will walk away with an 32” LED TV.
Details of TM SME BizFest 2014 upcoming venues are as follows:
Sunway Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru
7 May 2014
Equatorial Hotel, Penang
22 May 2014
Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak
19 June 2014
For more info on SME BizFest 2014, visit www.tm.com.my/smebizfest2014. For more information on TM and its product offerings for the SME segment, log on to www.tm.com.my.