26 March 2021 – Our CEO, Mr Azman Zakaria attended the first iConnect: Halal Supply Chain Founding Members Meeting at Halal Development Corporation (HDC). The meeting was attended by various industry players, experts, academicians and agencies via physical and online platforms.
The Malaysian Collaborative Network Platform for Disruptive Innovation (iConnect) aims to facilitate Malaysian industries to leverage on science and technology to develop innovative home-grown products and solutions to pursue new economic opportunities in emerging global markets by nurturing the growth of conducive innovations ecosystems based on collaborative networks. This is a highly commendable effort taken by HDC and Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) towards making Malaysia a global halal hub.
As an ISO Certification Body, IPEC Bureau is very much interested to take part and contribute to the Human Capital aspects of the Halal industry, in line with the nation’s agenda to increase highly skilled and qualified Halal professionals in Malaysia.
In our continuous effort as an ISO/IEC 17024 accredited certification body, the Department of Standards Malaysia has conducted an online witnessing assessment on IPEC Bureau’s Beauty Therapist and Aesthetician (BTaA) certification. Candidates were assessed via a thorough iE-Based (Industry-Experience) methodology, including simulation demonstration. This assessment was also evaluated by a qualified Examiner to ensure candidates’ best practices, ethics and procedures.
We are fully committed in our assessments to ensure our candidates comply to International Standards. IPEC‘s BTaA certification scheme will add value to your professional career, provides recognition, credentials and most importantly, gain customer confidence.
Are you certified? Get certified with IPEC Bureau today.
12 November 2020 – Our MD Dr Juliana Lim, CEO En Azman Zakaria and Prof Dr Ng Wee Kiong (Founder & President of Association of International Certified Aesthetician – AICA) attended a meeting with YB Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. This was to discuss on the Beauty industry that is currently unregulated and how we can move forward in terms of enhancing the skills of the beauty practitioners and consumer protection. IPEC offers ISO/IEC 17024 Certification for Beauty Therapist and Aesthetician and AICA plays an important role as the lead body in our Beauty Science Scope and Industry Standards Committee. Our certification caters to seasoned and aspiring beauty practitioners with flexible application criteria. This is to create opportunities for those with qualifications and/or industry experience to be recognized in this field. We look forward to more discussions with the Ministry for the growth and benefit of the Beauty industry. #ipecbureau #areyoucertified #iso17024 #aica #kpdnhep
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.