9 August 2022, Pullman Bangsar, KL



8.00 am

Registration & Networking


9.00 am

Welcome Remarks
Datuk William Ng, Group Publisher, Business Media International


9.10 am

Officiating Keynote by Guest of Honour
The Great Reset: Opportunities and Challenges for SMEs
Rizal Nainy, Chief Executive Officer, SME Corp. Malaysia


9.25 am

Presentation of Mementoes


9.35 am

Session I: Conversation
Going ESG in an Endemic World
Datuk Ir. Megat Jalaluddin bin Megat Hassan, Chairman, GSPARX & Chief Retail Officer, TNB
Chan Weng Hong, General Manager, Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd
Ganesh Kumar Nadarajah, Country Director & Principal, Eden Strategy Institute
Shanta Helena, Director of Programs, UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) (Moderator)


10.20 am

Networking Break / Expo


10.45 am

Session II: Conversation
SME Financing Ecosystem
Datuk Dr. Hafsah Hashim, SME Advisor, Bank Islam & former CEO, SME Corp Malaysia
Firdaus Azharuddin, Chief Executive Officer, INSKEN
Bikesh Lakhmichand, Chief Executive Officer, 1337 Ventures
Dr. Yee Hun Leek, Approved Auditor & Tax Agent and Adjunct Associate Professor, HELP University (Moderator)


11.25 am

Session III: Speaking Slot
Malaysia Digital and what This Means to the SMEs
Gopi Ganesalingam, Senior Vice President, Ecosystem Development, MDEC


11.50 am

Session IV: Updates
Market Development Grant (MDG)
Md Shaiful Md Sharif, Exporters Development Unit, MATRADE


12.15 pm

Transforming the Future of Workplace with Intel vPro
Poh Boon Hau, CCG Field Application Engineer, Intel Asia Pacific Japan Inside Sales


12.30 pm

Networking Lunch / Expo


1.45 pm

YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP Bangi
YB Tuan Wong Chen, MP Subang
Datuk William Ng, Chairman, SAMENTA (Moderator)


2.45 pm

Session V: Updates
Driving Productivity of the Nation Through Productivity Initiatives
Sarimah Misman, Director, Strategic Planning Department, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)


3.10 pm

Networking Break / Expo


3.35 pm

Session VII: Conversation
SME Digital Reboot
Yong Kai Ping, Chief Executive Officer, Sidec Sdn Bhd
Eric Foo, Executive VP & Head of Enterprise Business, Exabytes Group
Boon Kim San, Head, Digital Business & Innovation, Enterprise Banking, AFFIN BANK
Maresa Ng, Chief Executive Officer, TSG Asia, Chair for Engagement & Development, SAMENTA Central (Moderator)


4.15 pm

Session VIII: Conversation
The Road to IPO
Azhar Mohd Zabidi, Director, Origination & Listing, Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Dato' Sim Choo Kheng, Chairman, Sim Leisure Group
Dato' David Khoo Yik Chou, Managing Director, Total Group Berhad
Paul Tan, Partner, Transaction Reporting, Baker Tilly Malaysia
Annette Soh, Co-Head of Capital Markets, Christopher & Lee Ong (Moderator)


4.55 pm



5.00 pm

SME CEO Forum concludes