Wednesday, April 9, 2014


TM continues to accelerate the adoption of ICT solutions via its annual showcase

Kuala Lumpur. 9 April 2014. Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today officially launched its third edition of SME BizFest 2014 at Pietro Restaurant, Damansara Height, Kuala Lumpur. This one (1) day event is targeted at the mass SME customers consisting of Micro and Small businesses including those who are operating their business from home.

SME BizFest 2014 will feature business conference, knowledge sharing, exhibition as well as networking sessions. It will provide the right platform for SMEs to acquire business tips shared by great speakers and they have the opportunity 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 empower participant’s knowledge.

Azizi A Hadi, Executive Vice President, SME, TM (back row, 6th from left) and Suzana Mohd Salleh, General Manager, SME, TM (back row, right) pose with the event endorsers as well as participating partners for SME BizFest 2014 at the launching ceremony of the event held earlier today.

Commenting on the event, Azizi A Hadi Executive Vice President, SME, TM shared, “We indeed very happy to once again organise this annual event, specifically tailored to the business requirements of Malaysian SMEs. Based on the encouraging feedback and responses received from the previous editions, this year, we are bringing new ideas and exciting activities with an extended four (4) locations, as compared to only three (3) locations last year. In line with this year’s theme of “Innovate To Dominate”, our focus is to continue accelerating the ICT adoption amongst the SMEs.”

With this year theme “Innovate To Dominate”, TM is enthusiastic to benefit SMEs with beyond connectivity services and aims to deliver the best ICT and online solutions that are convenient to them for more effective and impactful business operation, in line with TM’s role in driving the economic growth of SMEs and as the leading broadband provider in Malaysia. TM is committed to empowering local SMEs to move up the value chain, as we become their preferred one-stop business solutions provider with a comprehensive and innovative range of tools to help their businesses grow.

Azizi continued, “Understanding the needs and challenges faced by the SMEs, TM puts forth four (4) focus themes for this year’s event, designed to help the SMEs, in getting more business and customers. SMEs will also be able to differentiate themselves locally and internationally, utilising the ICT solutions that TM has to offer. Trust us, Business is made easier with TM!”

The 4 focus themes are:

a) Market Reach essentially helps the SMEs to reach out and acquire thousands of potential customers more efficiently.
b) Communication Reach enables the SMEs to connect with business partners while at the same time enjoying great savings on both local and international calls and also fax services.
c) Office Solutions are designed to provide SMEs with good platform to do business anywhere and anytime via cloud applications and services.
d) Customer Experience is where SMEs can provide an excellent experience to their customers by entertaining them with HyppTV content, music streaming, HyppMe and WiFi connection.

“To top it off, we are also offering “SME BizFest Savings Bonanza” promotion which enables SMEs to enjoy great saving up to RM1,680 when they subscribe to our broadband packages, coupled with Value-added Services (VAS). The promotion begins today, even before the actual SME BizFest starts and it will end on 30 June 2014. This is definitely an offer you don’t want to miss,” added Azizi.

“I am confident with the great support received from SME Corp and MDEC as our event endorsers, Malaysia SME and HyppTV as our media partners and other participating partners like VADS, Microsoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Orient Sun Motors Sdn Bhd, Milan Utama Sdn Bhd. Interbase Resources Sdn Bhd and Eminent Display Sdn Bhd, TM SME BizFest 2014 can become the best platform for SMEs to increase their knowledge and acquire relevant information and solutions for their ICT needs. Thus, helping them to grow and expand their business in a cost effective manner. I am also proud to have SMI Association of Malaysia on board with us this year, which gives the sign that this event has started gaining support from the industry associations,” Azizi ended.

TM has also lined up exciting programmes and activities for the event such as contests, lucky draws, business consultations, ICT tutorials specially tailored for the SMEs interest in the areas of ICT, Financial, HR and Accounting, Marketing and many more.

Venues of SME BizFest 2014 are as follows:
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
24 April 2014

Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru
7 May 2014

Equatorial Hotel, Penang
22 May 2014

Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak
19 June 2914

This year’s event is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants nationwide. Interested participants can register online at and they can stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

For more info on SME BizFest 2014, visit For more information on TM and its product offerings for the SME segment, log on to

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