We might be in the midst of our expansion plans but it’s business as usual at IPEC Bureau and our latest issue of Bulletz features highlights of the V Convention extravaganza in Penang and the crucial meeting with DBKK in Sabah which will pave the way for regulatory efficiency of the beauty industry at local authority level. There’s a reminder for grant applications that you will need to take note of, as we are fast approaching deadline. Enjoy the read and Happy Labour Day.
The much-awaited V-Convention MALAYSIA 2018 or V-Con, as it’s popularly known, kicked off at the Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (SPICE). The theme for V-Con Malaysia 2018 – organised by Q Net, a prominent direct selling company – is One People, One Planet, One Purpose in conjunction with 20th Anniversary of Qnet. The Founder of V-Convention Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran officially welcomed 15,000 participants from 70 countries such as Malaysia, India, UAE, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, Australia,Philippines and more.
IPEC Bureau’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Juliana Lim together with Standards Malaysia Director of General Datuk Fadilah Baharin were invited to the convention which staged a grand celebration for thousands of attendees, mainly entrepreneurs, with passion for building a better life for themselves and empowering others around the world. The Quatum Energy Scientist Prof Dr Konstantin Korotkov was invited to speak on the launch of a new energy product at the Qnet carnival. V-Con is a five-day convention featuring world-class motivational speeches, training sessions and impressive exhibitions, with nine countries having hosted this event.
IPEC Bureau is invited every year to participate in the international collaboration fund offered by ASEAN and APEC. This year, the International Collaboration Funds Workshop was held on 17 April 2018, organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).
The objective of this workshop is to provide a brief on the funds and encourage application submissions. This presents an invaluable opportunity to embark on joint Research & Development (R&D) collaboration projects between government related organisations in Malaysia and their ASEAN and APEC counterparts.
To secure international funds, the workshop encouraged submissions of quality project proposals from government related organisations. Malaysia is among the participating member states in ASEAN, Science and Technology and APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation, which opens doors for international funding for capacity building and R & D projects such as ASEAN STI Fund, ASEAN Dialogue Partners’ Funds and APEC Fund.
Overall the workshop was a big success in enlightening everyone on grant and funding opportunities available, primarily the ASEAN and APEC grants – which will be handled by MOSTI’s International Collaboration Funds – as well as application procedures.
With APEC firmly focusing on advancing free trade for Asia-Pacific prosperity to achieve free and open trade and investment by 2020, a world of opportunities awaits Malaysians, especially SMEs involved in STI.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is firmly focused on advancing free trade for Asia-Pacific prosperity to achieve free and open trade and investment by 2020. APEC is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the region. Back in 2014, IPEC Bureau represented Malaysia in APEC, participating in the Multilateral Recognition Arrangement Readiness Project in Person Certification (CTI 04 13T) sponsored by the APEC Sub Committee on Standards Conformance (SCSC) in Jakarta, Indonesia.
IPEC is continuously involved in promoting the core values of APEC in talent mobility, social innovations and personnel quality through the ISO/IEC 17024. This will enable the public to stay competitive and relevant as APEC moves towards strengthening its human assets, especially empowering women in economic and inclusive growth.
The following video helps you Imagine The Possibilities with APEC. Please contact us if you are interested to involve with us at APEC level.
Site visits are crucial to ensure standards are maintained and compliance are in order. One was recently conducted as part of the new Industry Assessment Centre (IAC) by our CEO, Dr. Juliana Lim, which was developed to accommodate the advancement of current facilities on specific sector standards development and assessment practice.
The visit was to Faire La Belle Aesthetic Boutique in Kuala Lumpur, owned by Ms Aileen Yap, who is also the premier investor for the Amplewest Tower. The importance of the IAC cannot be stressed enough. It provides and convenience for candidates to complete their assessment in an industrial base.
IAC is the new initiative implemented by IPEC to tackle the none-typical industry competencies upskilling, reskilling and cross-skilling through outbound on real job-assessment concept. This intervention concept introduce by IPEC is in tandem with Malaysia TN50 initiative on The Future of Jobs, Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy.
The latest edition of Bulletz highlights a new dimension to human capital development in ASEAN with our recent bilateral meeting in Cambodia. And grants! grants! grant!. Don’t forget to grab yours now. Read on to find out more.
“I am very proud to appoint Nadiah Wafa as IPEC Bureau’s Inspired / Goodwill Ambassador, and am excited about the prospect of Nadiah promoting IPEC’s core values not just domestically but throughout Asia Pacific.
As IPEC drives people to embrace personal transformation, Nadiah — one of the top in her sport in Malaysia, and the best woman paragliding pilot in country — exemplifies what unlocking the superpower within you can do for your stature, career progress and become your own masterpiece.
Please take a moment to watch this brief video of Nadiah, produced by one our young university graduates which, again, goes to show how IPEC Bureau can inspire young talent to make impossible, I’m possible.”
IPEC BUREAU CEO, Dr Juliana Alut Lim