27 September 2020 – IPEC Bureau and Sabah Occupational Safety, Health & Environment Association (SOSHEA) signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement to collaborate on BIZVALID Program – Business Self-Validation & Certification Against Covid-19) Safety & Health Web Solution to gain public confidence and in support of business recovery.
SOSHEA was established on 4 May 2016 with the vision to promote awareness and raise the standard of Safety, Health & Environment in Sabah. Among their objectives are to collaborate with the Government, NGOs and organizations to develop better Occupational Safety, Health and Health (OSHE) standards, to promote and enhance cooperation/collaboration between employers and employees on OSHE, and to enhance the competencies of OSHE practitioners. They organize training and awareness programs pertaining to OSHE as well.
The signing of the agreement is timely as this will be the first time BIZVALID to be introduced in Sabah. This is a great start to create a synergy and cooperation for both parties to explore opportunities in other areas, moving forward.
19 August 2020 – Our CEO En Azman Zakaria attended the official launching of National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) at MaGIC Cyberjaya. The event was officiated by YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister, accompanied by YB Khairy Jamaluddin (Minister of MOSTI) and other Ministers.
As a national solution coordination and facilitation centre, NTIS provides relaxations from all selected processes and/or regulatory requirements to accelerate the development of innovative solutions from R&D stage to being commercially ready. This is part of PENJANA stimulus package valued at RM100 million to drive Malaysia as a high technology and innovation-driven country.
18 August 2020 – Our CEO En Azman Zakaria attended “Tinjauan Mesra & Libat Urus Wakil Sektor Peruncitan Bersama Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Ekonomi) dan Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP)” at Sunway Pyramid.
The VIPs for the event were YB Dato’ Seri Mustapa Mohamed (Minister in the Prime Ministers Deparment – Economy) and YB Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi (Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs). We did a walk about to a few outlets and to find out on the feedbacks on the current business situation during RMCO and how the Ministries can assist further. There were also Press Conference and dialog session with Captains of the Industry. En Azman gave a brief overview on IPEC and mentioned that we will launch BIZVALID program to assist the industry towards business recovery and gain customer confidence during RMCO/Covid-19.
We successfully completed a 3-day capacity building seminar – Leaders As A Performance Coach with the Ministry of Rural Development.
The program includes the hands-on use of emotional intelligence (EI) by leaders in the workplace and analyzing big data psychometrics to develop a high-performance and high-engagement culture. It will benefit organizations in developing leaders into effective coaches towards cultivating a positive learning culture and enhance employee engagement.
We received very positive feedback from the participants. Thank you for the opportunity! 😊
A year ago today, the 1st IPEC Global Legacy Recognition Gala was held at Pavilion Hotel, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the 3 days APEC Capacity Building on ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons to Support People-To-People Connectivity & Talent Mobility.
Attended by participants from 21 APEC countries, this auspicious event honoured and celebrated individuals from various professions, with legacies that have benchmarked the pride for generations to come. It seemed impossible, but we did it!
It was an evening to remember where Iconic Legacy, Visionary Legacy and Prime Legacy Honours were awarded to the deserving recipients. The Gala also witnessed the presentation of accreditation for Lean Six Sigma Certification Scheme from Standards Malaysia.
Although 2020 has been an unprecedented year, the pandemic has profoundly impacted human capital, productivity and socio-economic landscape. The global challenges have unwittingly driven innovation and creativity forward in every layer of our society.
We wish to continue celebrating and recognising individuals who have made significant impacts and created legacies to the society.
Stay tuned for more updates on IPEC Global Legacy 2020!
An exclusive media interview was held with Dr Leon Chuah, IPEC’s Head of Spa & Wellness Industry Scheme Committee, who is also the Founder/Managing Director of Thai Odyssey Group, and led by En Azman Zakaria, Chief Executive Officer of IPEC Bureau.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a big impact to the Spa and Wellness industry. Since the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the government on 18 March 2020, this industry has not been allowed to operate until today. As one of the pioneers in Thai Spa in Malaysia, Dr Leon expressed his concerns on the business recovery strategy of the industry. Thai Odyssey Group, as the largest Thai Spa operator in Malaysia is committed to take proactive measures to develop a customized SOP to cater to the Spa and Wellness industry. As the Head of the Industry Scheme Committee, Dr Leon is working closely with IPEC Bureau to ensure an Enhanced SOP is developed in accordance to the international standard procedures and to tackle specific technical validation criteria for the Spa and Wellness sector.
As Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO) enters a “recovery phase” beginning 10 June 2020 (RMCO), IPEC Bureau will launch an innovation sandbox – Business Self-Validation (BIZVALID) Against Covid-19 Safety and Health Web Solution to Enhance Public Confidence in support of business recovery. This industry-driven initiative aims to provide public confidence towards business owners that apply for their business validation through ISO/IEC 17050 (Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity). This will create transparency on their implementation of SOP references with relevant SOPs that are set by the authorities or by validated Enhanced SOP.
En Azman mentioned that this is a cross-collaboration with various Ministries, State Governments, government agencies, NGOs and industry stakeholders.
This web-based solution allows business premises to declare their preventive measurements through a detailed self-validation process. Once the process is completed, they can print out the validation certificate and display at their premise. The public or consumers can provide ratings and feedback of the premises via the QR code displayed in the validated premises. This web solution complements and adds value to the existing SOPs and health measurement tools set by the Ministries and State Governments. It can also be integrated with “MySejahtera”, an application developed by the government to assist in monitoring Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
This initiative is designed to jumpstart the businesses, regain its momentum and contribute to Malaysia’s economic recovery.
Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2019: IPEC Global Legacy 2019 Recognition Gala press conference took place at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree which was organised by IPEC Bureau and My Events International. This event was supported by Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia (MITI), Standards Malaysia and Ministry of Youth & Sports.
IPEC Global Legacy 2019 Recognition Gala is expected to be held on 23rd July 2019. IPEC Global Legacy 2019 honours and celebrates inspirational individuals from various professions and communities with legacies that would become the benchmark and source of pride for generations to come.
The Gala is held in conjunction with the APEC Capacity Building on ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons to Support People-To-People Connectivity & Talent Mobility workshop from 23 – 25 July 2019.
Government officials from 21 APEC economies would be officially participating in the Gala. Thus, between 300 to 350 attendees from ASEAN countries and other major nations such as South Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong were expected to come.
Nominees for IPEC Global Legacy 2019 were selected on the merits and strengths of their professional achievements and social contributions, demonstrating outstanding dedication to the community and exceptional leadership qualities.
Gracing the press conference as the Guests of Honour were YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah & State Minister of Trade and Industry, YBhg and Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau, Chairman of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.
The Gala is receiving full support from Delux Stainless Steel Sdn Bhd, Quest International University Perak, Carbi Deco Sdn Bhd, Association of International Certified Aesthetician and Diamond Lucky Asia Co. Ltd (Cambodia) as sponsors alongside My Events International as official event partner.
Talent mobility starts with open communication, learning another language will give us greater opportunity to work across borders. Hence, we are excited to be part of this Korean Speech Contest 2018 to promote Korean and Korean culture to foreigners as well as the Malaysian who studying Korean and Korean cultures.
Let’s get to know more Korean skills and talk about Korean culture together. Feel free to join!
Recently, we conducted an assessment for Professional Aesthetician certification through a comprehensive analysis report presentation and skill demonstration by the candidates. All these candidates are IE-Based (Industry Experienced Based), where most of them are beauty practitioners with more than 5 years industry experience but lack proper qualification. Want to know whether you are eligible to be certified?
Malaysia’s very own IPEC Bureau, recently conducted an inclusive 2 days capacity building workshop on IPEC’S Mechanism of ISO/IEC 17024 for its stakeholder. With a strong vision in unleashing our human potential within the workforce, this workshop was held to cultivate business continues improvement, integrity as well as to redesign thinking shifts beyond competing current megatrend market.
The capacity building which was held from 30th to 31st July 2018, witnessed ISO experts share their insights on the quality management internal audit skills and IPEC Training and Examination Provider procedures with cross reference to ISO/IEC 17024. All participants were invited to present their Blue Ocean Canvas Strategy base on their realistic work-based environment. Interested to be IPEC-ed? Ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simple just drop your message here.