KUALA LUMPUR – Money Compass Media, Max Capital Management Holding Ltd, uLearnMONEY, and Celik Wang have virtually launched their highly anticipated event, the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021, today (August 26) via Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live.
With the theme ‘Thriving SME Recovery and Resilience in The New Norm’, the virtual event will provide a one-stop SMEs solution cloud platform and also an effective digital channel in helping SMEs to connect with various funding solutions and business solution providers via an easy, efficient, and engaging experience.
The features and activities of the 10-day event will include a virtual e-Fair, multilingual SME webinars, gamification, a commercial video contest, regional networking sessions, business matching, career interviews, talent recruitment, a job matching platform, and also the SME awards presentation, among many others.
“Due to the current scenario of the local economy slowing down and the many lockdown restrictions that have been placed, SME businesses are confronting the most stringent challenges. The Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021 aims to connect SMEs with solution providers and highlight to SMEs on the many aids that are being offered to them especially in terms of financial solutions,” said Amy Seok, Organising Director of the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021.
“For SMEs to survive and recover post-MCO and post-COVID-19, they need to acquire the necessary skills on how to create funding and cash flow solutions for sustainability, digitally transform their businesses and create new business models,” she added.
“As an insurance industry, we can help the SME business owners to provide them the confidence to bring up their business and support their recovery and rebuilding plans in this challenging pandemic time. We understand the risks that SMEs are facing right now.
“We hope the event will be able to generate positive energy to the society and encourage business owners to support and leverage on each other’s resources, while sharing their success and experience to help others to thrive and grow during this pandemic,” said Linda Lor, Head of Sales Management for Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad.
Kolonel Bersekutu (Pa) Datuk Abdul Malik Abdullah Adjunct Professor, Chairman of Federation of Malaysia Business Associations (FMBA) said, “From today until September 4th, you can virtually browse the exhibition and visit many companies as well as associations that can help SMEs with financial planning through investment and saving facilities. There are also career and business opportunities for you to explore in this virtual fair. Furthermore, with the series of webinars that have been lined up, the SMEs will be able to learn from the masters and experts in this industry.”
The Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021 is segmented into three major parts: virtual exhibition, cloud conference, and SME marketplace. SMEs can promote their products and services at the virtual exhibition, acquire trends, information, and knowledge at the cloud conference, and market their products at the SME Marketplace.
Visitors will get a virtual experience as they have never experienced before once they visit the Exhibition Hall at the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021 platform. Each e-booth that will be showcased at the virtual exhibition is digitally crafted to meet the needs of the exhibitors while still attaining a customer-friendly and interactive experience.
The cloud conference in the Webinar Hall will feature webinars and talks by experienced and credible local as well as international speakers from government bodies, various business associations, and corporations. The speakers will be discussing on many interesting topics such as the PEMULIH package, SME financial solutions, SME HR training and solutions, uplifting SMEs mindset and skillsets, e-commerce, digitalisation, and business funding.
The third major part of the Merdeka SME e-Fair is the Marketplace Hall, a virtual space for SMEs, organisations, and associations to promote their products and services to the masses. The Marketplace Hall will feature SMEs from various industries such as finance, education, food and beverages, health, digital media, and many more.
The organisers will be presenting the ‘Merdeka SME Excellence Award’ to the most voted e-booth from the virtual exhibition. All visitors of the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021 will be able to vote for their favourite e-booth once they have registered on the platform.
In conjunction with the Merdeka Day Celebration of the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021, Quest SME Online Learning is offering a special Merdeka promotion where they are giving a 50% off for Quest SME online courses with terms and conditions applied. Mr. KC See, the Founder and CEO of Quest MasteryAsia Group Sdn. Bhd. and Ms Amy Seok, CEO of uLearnMONEY, had signed an MOU to launch the SME e-Learning platform by uLearnMONEY and Quest MasteryAsia Group Sdn. Bhd. during the grand launching of the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021.
The virtual event is sponsored by Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad and SQL Account & SQL Payroll HQ. The Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021 is also supported by various associations and exhibitors, namely SME Corporation Malaysia, Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK), Business Network International Malaysia (BNI), Federation of Malaysian Business Associations (FMBA), Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCI), SME Association of Malaysia, ASEAN Retail-Chains & Franchise Federation (ARFF), Muslim Business Network Association of Malaysia (MUBIN), International Business Alliance, Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA), National Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia (NAWEM), NCB group, Malaysia Literacy in Financial Education (MyLIFE), and One Belt One Road Certified Institute.
The grand launching of the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021 can be rewatched on the official SME e-Fair Facebook page here.
For SMEs or SME solution providers interested in participating and would like to know more about the Merdeka SME e-Fair 2021, please visit the official SME e-Fair portal at http://smeefair.com.my/. The organisers are also inviting SMEs to claim a 5-day complimentary webinar pass worth RM100 by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/3sdHln8.
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