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 email@example.com or simple just drop your message here.
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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.