BMCC and Standard Chartered inaugurate business series with signing of partnership BMCC-Standard Chartered Business Series: Managing external uncertainties in emerging economies Kuala Lumpur, 18 June 2013 - British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia have signed a partnership to run a series of events designed to drive and facilitate business dialogue amongst the business community in the country. The latest move is part of the Bank's commitment to assist growing and thriving businesses in Malaysia.

The first installment of BMCC-Standard Chartered Bank Business Series Luncheon saw participation from the country's top business leaders including the SMEs, various corporations, BMCC members as well as the Bank's clients. The highlight of the session was a keynote address by Mario Maratheftis, Global Head of Macro Research, Standard Chartered Bank who offered guests insightful outlook of the global economy and managing external uncertainties in emerging economies.

We are delighted to partner with BMCC to bring a series of events designed especially for the business community," said Osman Morad, Managing Director and CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad. "This business series provides a unique platform for business leaders to gain perspective which may inspire new thinking and drive business forward. As both Standard Chartered and BMCC have aligned objectives of supporting the business community, we hope the business series will make a material contribution to the longterm competitiveness of these organisations."

"The partnership with Standard Chartered Bank is our way of giving tangible support to our members and their businesses. There are many game-changer visionaries in our SME pool and they are hungry for opportunities," said Molly Jagpal in her speech

The BMCC-Standard Chartered Business Series is Malaysia's pre-eminent business luncheons which gives members and clients the opportunity to hear prominent speakers talk about today's leadership challenges and opportunities. The Forum provides insights, engage and empower leaders on business excellence, sustainability and related macro-economic policies.

75 per cent of BMCC members are made up of SMEs and to celebrate the Chamber's 50th Anniversary this year, it is giving special focus and attention to support this sector.


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