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Event Origin and

The SME CEO Forum is a project initiated by the SME Magazine, published by Business Media International. We are an intelligence platform specifically targeting the SMEs of Malaysia, with preternatural understanding of the dynamics and challenges faced by enterprises of this category. With accumulated knowledge and updates from related sectors, we are driven to disseminate value with as much efficiency as possible.

THE SME CEO Forum, an annual program for 9 years running, has been a pinnacle for efforts involving entrepreneurial updates. With regular support from prominent figures from both public and private sectors, our panel of intelligence benchmarks the definition of ‘important people’. Similarly, for any entrepreneur in Malaysia, the SME CEO Forum falls nothing short of an important date. Visit our uploaded videos of our previous speakers to catch a glimpse of the experience you will receive at our event at our gallery.

The SME CEO Forum will permeate
many opportunities in Malaysia

SME Start-up and Promotion Year.

As announced during Budget 2016, the government is encouraging the SMEs of Malaysia to take a more active role in our economy.

The forum will focus on extensive information on how relevant parties may assist in optimising the privileges provided to SMEs in 2019, as well as structuring a business through many other incentives offered such as tax relieves, start-up incentives, trading licenses and capital massing. Exemplary businesses and case studies will also be shared by invited professionals with first-hand experience. Various authorities will also be present to share on how to involve the public sector in establishing a successful business.

This year’s theme sets its sight in bringing SMEs towards maturity, where one business can withstand economic fluctuation. More so than sustainability, a business should be able to withstand all external influence beyond economics. Hence, the panel for 2019 welcomes business owners with over 10 years of establishment and regional presence, ushering their presence to nurture upcoming peers to enrich the country’s economy.

Presented by

Business Media International (BMI) is one of Asia’s leading business-to-business publishers. As owners of some of the region’s largest B2B media and events properties, BMI is uniquely positioned to offer business owners and senior business executives up-to-date business intelligence from across the region.

AIC Media and Events Group is one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic media and events group. Since 1999, we’ve organised over 200 exhibitions and conferences, attracting over 3 million visitors, while our media brands reach over 1.2 million people annually.