Hello Iskandar business owners, or those looking to setup in Iskandar!  Members of the Iskandar International SME Group have been working with IRDA, and other agencies, to put together a roundtable discussion based upon the topics that are of most interest to you.  This discussion is meant for business owners only, and the agenda is to be driven by you.  Now is your opportunity to request expert speakers to present on relevant topics, and for you to provide feedback to contribute to the overall success of Iskandar as a place to do business now and in the future.

Please have a look at the DRAFT agenda below, and suggest other business topics that are of interest.  Topics are based on member feedback so far, and we still have a few days to modify the schedule and bring in different speakers.  Attendance is open to all foreign business owners.  You do not need to be a member of the Iskandar SME group to attend, although I encourage you to join us at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iskandar-Malaysia-SME-Group-6705024/about.  

Please leave a comment for content suggestions and contact david@exhalegroup.com to secure your spot.

Thank you,

David Bochsler


Iskandar International Small Medium Enterprise Roundtable Talk 2014

Date: 4th December 2014

Venue: Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbor (if total audience size is 50 or above. Anything lesser, it will be at IMIC)

Time: 8:30am – 2.00pm (half-day)

Program (DRAFT)

8.30 – 9.00 am                       Registration

9.00 – 9.10 am                        Welcome/ briefing by the MC

9.10 – 9.30 am                        Opening address by IRDA’s Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim

9.30 – 10.30am                       Session 1: 60 minutes  

20 minutes: Presentation by MIDA “Malaysia your profit center – incentives and business opportunities for SMEs”

20 minutes: Presentation by IRDA “Investment opportunities in Iskandar Malaysia”

20 minutes: Roundtable discussion and Q&A

10.30 – 11.00am                     Tea break and networking

11.00 – 12.00pm                     Session 2: 60 minutes  

20 minutes: Presentation by MOHR “Innovative talent management strategies for success”

20 minutes: Presentation by I2M “Setting up and running your business profitably in Iskandar Malaysia”

20 minutes: Roundtable discussion and Q&A

12.00 – 12.45pm                     Session 3: 45 minutes  

20 minutes: Presentation by Customs Department on “GST Implementation and its impact to SMEs”

15 minutes: Presentation by a selected bank on “SME Financing”

10 minutes: Roundtable discussion and Q&A

12.45 – 2.00pm                       Closing and lunch