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EUMCCI / MDBC: Business Sustainability – ICW Sustainability Leaders

April 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,

Sustainability has been one of the fundamental objectives of the European Union (EU) for nearly 20 years.  It has been mainstreamed into EU policies and legislation, and the EU’s 2030 Agenda has become the world’s blueprint for global sustainable development.  The EU has a set vision for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment.

Malaysia has also been focusing on sustainability recently and while maturing in their understanding of the matter, are still developing specific strategies and policies.  Luckily, Malaysia also has the enviable position of benefiting from those who have already gone through the difficulties of the learning process, being able to leapfrog over their mistakes.  Combining that with strong guidance and support from the Malaysian Government, local businesses have been able to make great strides in sustainability within a short time frame.

With the elite trailblazers from both the EU and Malaysia being highlighted, we are pleased, and proud, that both the EU Ambassador, H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez and KeTTHA Secretary General, YBhg. Dato Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang will participate in this event.  Also in attendance will be EUMCCI Chairperson Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria.

At this In Conversation With  event, featuring sustainability leaders from both the EU and Malaysia, you will be able to  learn from those with a proven track record in this area; the presenters are all winners of the 2017 Europa Awards on Sustainability and they will share how to avoid costly mistakes, what works, and what it takes to be leader in the field of sustainability! Find out how to write the Best Sustainability Report and maximize the awareness of your company’s sustainability efforts.  Learn from those who are the most Innovative and Sustainable, and from those who have created the biggest social, and environmental impact.

Invest 1 day to hear from more than a dozen experienced speakers and panelists, as well as important stakeholders, to gain a competitive advantage in the area of Business Sustainability!

Date:    Thursday, 5 April 2018
Time:   08:30 – 16:00 hrs
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Price:   Members RM 300; Non – Members RM 400

* These prices are inclusive of 6% GST; Payment needs to be received before the event date.
MDBC members pay non – member fees.

PANELISTS:    Raj Ridvan Singh (CEO, SOLS 24/7)
Gregers Reimann (Managing Director, IEN Consultants)
Brian Lariche (Founder, Lariche Community)
Matthias Gelber (Founder, Eco Warrior) *Afternoon session only
MODERATOR: Ms Sunita Devi (Sustainability Communication Consultant & Trainer, Devcom Trends)


Moderator – Sunita Devi
Sustainability Communication Consultant & Trainer, Devcom Trends
Sunita has a passion in enhancing communication skills to acquire knowledge.  Formerly with Citibank, she has also done work with a wide variety of corporations including the University of Phoenix (New Zealand), Smart Talk Alliance, the Philippines Consulate, Embassy of Kuwait, Korea, Indian High Commission, Outsourcing Magazine, HR Asia, and more.  Most of her recent papers resolve around her double PhD research on Sustainable Best Practices and Information Security.


Panelist – Raj Ridvan Singh
Founder & CEO, SOLS 24/7
One of the most successful social entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Raj has more than 20 years in the social service sector.  He started SOLS 24/7 Malaysia to blend the worlds of social service and entrepreneurship.  300,000+ individuals have benefited from SOLS 24/7’s programs and projects and it has grown into one of the leading and most innovative NGOs in Malaysia.  In 2010, he set up SOLS Social Enterprises, and took it from start up to a multi million Ringgit organization within nine months.


Panelist – Gregers Reimann
Managing Director, IEN Consultants
Gregers regularly contributes to green building articles and frequently guest lectures at universities internationally.  He specializes in building designs that have good daylight, are highly energy efficiency, and have excellent thermal and visual comfort.  Key project references during his 10 years of working in Asia include the Setia City Mall (Green certified mall), the ST Diamond Building (2012 ASEAN Energy Award winner), and the GEO Building designed to be a zero energy office building.  Gregers has also been a technical reviewer for the EU Energy – Efficiency Buildings project.


Panelist – Brian Lariche
Founder & Chief Community Strategist, Lariche Community
Brian has vast experience in community development both in Malaysia and internationally.  He was Project Adviser for the UNDP in HIV, focusing on leadership and capacity identification and development in Malaysia and West Africa.  He is also a trainer facilitator for numerous local and international youth and community leadership engagement programs.  He has also run programs on CSR (including the issue of sustainability) at the Abu Dhabi Centre of Excellence for the Mumbai Chamber of Commerce, and several programs in other countries as well.


Panelist – Matthias Gelber
Founder & Chief Environmental Officer, NEWERA Energy
Matthias Gelber is an avid environmentalist, green entrepreneur, professional green speaker, moderator, trainer, and judge for eco events.  Dubbed the Green Man for his commitment to sustainable practices, Matthias aspires to be a model of green living for the sake of future generations.  Founder of Eco Warriors Malaysia, he also serves as a board member of Solexel Malaysia and has played a key role in developing and delivering the 1st ADB Green Business Forum.


08:30 – 09:00 hrs:  Registration
09:05 – 09:10 hrs:  Welcome Address by Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria (Chairperson, EUMCCI)
09:10 – 09:15 hrs:  Message from H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez
(Ambassador & Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia)
09:15 – 09:25 hrs:  Keynote address by YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang (Secretary General, KeTTHA)
09:25 – 09:30 hrs:  2018 Europa Awards Soft Launch ceremony (Press Conference to follow)
09:30 – 10:00 hrs:  Coffee Break / Press Conference
10:00 – 10:45 hrs:  Intro by MDBC
Presentation by KPJ Healthcare (Large)
Presentation by The Lost Food Project (SME)
10:45 – 11:05 hrs:  Panel Discussion on “Best Social Impact”
Panelists: i. KPJ Healthcare
ii.  The Lost Food Project
iii.  3 invited panelists
Moderator: Ms Sunita Devi
11:05 – 11:25 hrs:  Presentation by Invest Energy
11:25 – 11:45 hrs:  Panel Discussion on “Best Innovation in Sustainability”
Panelists: i. Invest Energy
ii. 3 invited panelists
Moderator: Ms Sunita Devi
12:00 – 13:00 hrs: Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 hrs:  Presentation by Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd (Large)
Presentation by Biotech International Asia Sdn Bhd (SME)
13:45 – 14:05 hrs:  Panel Discussion on “Best Environmental Impact”
Panelists: i. Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd
ii. Biotec International Asia Sdn Bhd
iii. Invited panelists
Moderator: Ms Sunita Devi
14:05 – 14:25 hrs:  Presentation by Sime Darby Property
14:25 – 14:45 hrs:  Panel Discussion on “Best Sustainability Reporting”
Panelists: i. Sime Darby Property
ii. Invited panelists
Moderator: Ms Sunita Devi
14:45 – 15:00 hrs:  Short Break
15:00 – 15:25 hrs:  Presentation by Dr. Stellios Plainiotis
15:25 – 15:45 hrs:  Panel Discussion on “Best Sustainability Leader”
Panelist: i. Dr. Stelios Plainiotis
ii. Invited panelists
Moderator: Ms Sunita Devi
15:45 – 16:00 hrs: Conclusion by Moderator

We look forward to welcoming MDBC members to this ‘In Conversation With’ event on Thursday, 5 April at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur from 08:30 – 16:00 hrs.

Please note: Registration will be closed on Monday, 2 April 2018 (12 noon), and is required to confirm your attendance.  Walk ins will only be accepted on a space availability basis and will be accompanied by an additional RM 50.00 charge (on top of the entry price).

There will be NO refund if cancellation is made after Monday, 2 April (12 noon), but substitutions are allowed.  Late cancellations and no shows are still chargeable, no refunds can be extended.

To register, please reply with the registration form which was sent to all members no later than Monday, 2 April (12 noon) to the MDBC Secretariat by e mail at info@mdbc.com.my.  All registered guests will receive our re-confirmation latest by Wednesday, 4 April with venue details; Please contact us if you do not receive this confirmation.

Alternatively, you may use the registration form below.  Please note that registration closes on Monday, 2 April (12 noon) and is required to confirm your attendance.  By registering online, you acknowledge the event guidelines.

We look forward to your attendance!

With our best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
+603 – 2722 8335


April 5
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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