Dear MDBC members,
As we near the end of the year, we are happy to invite you to the Q4 edition of the MDBC Connects Fair (MCF). Scheduled for Thursday, 9 December, MCF will take place in the MDBC Village.
Existing booths continue to be available in the Village, where access is free and open to all. The MDBC Village provides an online, professional environment allowing visitors to drop in, contact new service providers, suppliers, and partners; We are ecstatic that our members’ participation is growing steadily.
And as always, there will be an informative talk during MCF, this time a special Members – for – Members (M4M) talk.
At the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is an urgent call to action by all countries to tackle climate change and preserve our oceans and forests, while improving lives. As leading companies commit to and adopt practices that focus on SDGs, it becomes increasingly important for us all to learn HOW to join this journey.
We are excited to invite you to an M4M on Environmental Business. Join our speakers from Signify, Arcadis, Ominent, Kloth Malaysia, and WWF Malaysia as they share how their organization’s products and / or programs contribute towards the practice of preserving and protecting mother nature, and identify what steps your organization can take as well!
M4M: Environmental Business
Date: Thursday, 9 December
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 hrs
Venue: The MDBC Village
|Gaurav Yadav (Senior Product Marketing Manager, Signify Malaysia)
Gaurav Yadav worked as Product Manager in Signify Malaysia. He has 10+ years of experience in leading end-to-end strategy & cross – functional market execution. Gaurav managed a $55 million portfolio of Office, Retail & Hospitality, and Industry LED lighting products for the Indian market. He has Master of Business Administration Degree from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management with field of Marketing and Strategy in 2018. And He also graduated from Mechanical Engineering/industrial management in 2005 from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University).
|Boon Pei Ya (Asia Sustainability Manager, Arcadis Asia)
Pei Ya is the regional corporate sustainability lead for Arcadis Asia. She is responsible for translating Arcadis’ global sustainability strategy into regional programs and goals. She drives Arcadis Asia’s carbon reduction plan as part of Arcadis’ global net zero by 2035 goal and supports Arcadis’ key business lines and client development team in integrating sustainability into client solutions in Asia.
|Keong Chun Chieh (Chief Executive Officer, Ominent)
Keong spearheads the international IGL Coatings business operations. He is the creator and executor for the current IGL Coatings business model, focusing on the long – term sustainable business model encompassing the entire eco – system of the coating industry.
IGL Coatings is a Malaysian corporation focused on sustainable innovative nanotechnology solutions. Its products are currently exported and sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Keong and his growing team have won numerous international awards for innovation, sustainability, and its green initiative. A Member of the Unreasonable Group since 2019, Keong is determined to create lasting solutions that will benefit the community for generations to come.
|Sarahah Kedah (Co – Founder, Kloth Malaysia Sdn Bhd)
Sarah is a Fellow of Certified Chartered Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). After living in Dublin, Ireland for almost 8 years, she returned to Malaysia where she worked for four years at a government – linked company in KL.
Following that, she and her best friend, Suzy, co – founded Kloth Malaysia, an accredited social enterprise awarded by the Ministry of Entrepreneurial Development and Cooperatives, and a tax – exempt company under subsection 44(11C) Akta Cukai Pendapatan 1967. Kloth has since expanded to include brands such as Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement, Woman Up by Kloth Cares, and Kloth Circular Plastic Recycling Movement, all with the goal of accelerating the textile and plastic circular economy in Malaysia.
|Jazlyn Lee (SEA EPR Regional Coordinator – Sustainable Markets Program, WWF – Malaysia)
Jazlyn drives WWF’s initiative on ‘No Plastic in Nature by 2030’ and responsible for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) engagement with businesses and governments in six countries in SEA to build a collective action and systemic approach to address plastic pollution. She expanded her role to develop the guiding document to integrate plastic impact assessment into the ESG reporting by working with financial institutions in Malaysia.
Prior to this, she worked on market transformation in sustainable sourcing and production to shift the supply chain towards sustainability in relation to sectors that buy, trade, process and produce Malaysian focal commodities. She supported industry to embark on their sustainability journey through the development company policies, guidelines and roadmaps. Jazlyn holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Malaya.
MDBC Members and Visitors are encouraged to participate in our Scavenger Hunt; Answer all questions correctly and you will be entered into a lucky draw to win some really cool prizes! The Scavenger Hunt Entry Form can be found at the Info Counter in the Main Lobby with further instructions (the form will be made available during the event day itself). Just look for the icon labelled “Scavenger Hunt” when you scroll over the icon. Terms and conditions apply.
Date: Thursday, 9th December 2021
Time: 10:00 – 19:00 hrs (MY) / 03:00 – 12:00 hrs (NL Time)
Venue: MDBC Village
Answers can be found by exploring all corners of the Village. Get to know our Villagers, have a chat, and walk away with something fun. For those who would like to get some hints to assist you with the Scavenger Hunt, please do join our live Info Center session taking place from 15:00 – 16:00 hrs (MY Time) / 08:00 – 09:00 hrs (NL Time). Our Scavenger Hunt Rangers (the MDBC Team) will be on standby to help you on your quest to complete the Scavenger Hunt. Answer all of the questions correctly and you will be entered into the Lucky Draw.
Our Info center session will close out with a “Spin the Wheel Lucky Draw” to determine the first few lucky winners. So get into your game mood and participate!
In the meantime, click on the banner below to visit the Village.
The MDBC Connects Fair Q4 is free for all and also accessible to the public so do share this with your friends and family, colleagues, (potential) clients, vendors, business partners, or other stakeholders.
With best regards,