Imagine The Possibilities with APEC

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.


Bulletz March 2018

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.

Dare to Dream

“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


IPEC Goodwill Ambassador – Nadiah Wafa

When one of the best Malaysian paragliding pilot – also the best woman paragliding pilot in the country – joint forces with IPEC Bureau, you have the right choice to be projected as our Inspired / Goodwill Ambassador for next two years.

This is the story of Nadia Wafa, who passionately engaged in personal transformation to overcome many challenges and, make impossible, I’m possible. Nadia will be drive forward, dynamism and innovation to promote best practice of IPEC’s values and inspire the WOW generation. This initiative is aimed at encouraging young minds to embrace the platforms for ISO/IEC 17024 certification of person and international recognition.
Nadia will also be competing in the upcoming 1st FAI Asian-Oceanic Paragliding Accuracy Championship (FAI CAT 1).

Personal transformation starts from the most atomic level of the an individual and the sky’s the limit. We would like to congratulate our New Goodwill Ambassador Nadiah Wafa.

The Transformer Behind Bulletz

Robots and robotics are the talk of the town at every nook and corner where technology is discussed. While there are genuine fears about robots taking over jobs, it’s no harm having fun with them as a past time. One such individual having fun with it is IPEC Bureau’s Graphic Designer Ahmad Faza Aizat or Faza. The Multimedia degree holder signifies an example of IPEC’s drive to boost the futuristic human capital development and best oft all, it’s happening right here in our office.

He began this hobby at the age of 12 and it became his favourite due to the challenges in assembling these robots, especially the patience required. He does have his eyes on bigger things, with the Gunpla Builder Word Cup challenge being of interest.

Faza’s exciting hobby is indeed a reflection of his personal value as a creative mind and it’s further empowered by IPEC’s constant encouragement for youngsters to realise their true potential, particularly in the area of Science, Technology & Innovation.

According to Faza, there are a number of robot interest communities which helps those keen on pursuing this hobby make the most of their passion. So, kids, what are ya’ll waiting for? “Try and build one and get addicted to robots. It will become your passion soon,” he said enthusiastically.


(Phnom Penh Monday, 26 March 2018) A bilateral meeting was held between His Excellency Dr CHAM Prasidh, Senior Minister, Minister of Industry & Handicrafts and IPEC Bureau Chief Executive Officer Dr Juliana Lim to enhance the Human Capital Development in line with rapid changes taking place in the global technology, business and economic landscape, towards the Futuristic Human Capital revolution.

The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Dr Cham Prasidh, in the presence of His Excellency Phork Sovanrith, Secretary of State, His Excellency Uch Bora, Under Secretary of State, His Excellency Seom Nara, Director General of General Department of Industry, Deputy Director General of GDI, Mr Seng Kong Chhrien, Director of DA, Mr. Mao Prohos and Mr. Khoy Khim, Deputy Director of DA, and Professor Dr Ng Wee Kiong, IPEC ISDC Chairperson.

The meeting primarily discussed mechanisms on achieving the ISO / IEC 17024 Certification of Persons for various industries in Cambodia. Moreover, this alliance is an evolving step to establish a regional and international benchmarking Centre of Excellence to move forwards dynamic, industry driven and innovative processes and promote values and best practices in various industries. Strong ties are also expected to be forged with reliable partners in certification issues to uphold standardisation of professional competency for industries and society.

The latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund suggests that Cambodia’s economy will grow by 7% this year on the back of higher public spending and steady growth in construction and tourism. The IPEC Bureau will facilitate greater knowledge transfer and training, and sharing of processes that will further boost businesses and industries in between Malaysia and Cambodia.

The overall spirit and intent of this bilateral meeting is to explore and work together to achieve long term growth opportunities which will benefit the economic prosperity of both countries.

Mission 918 Headlines AICA General Meeting

The Association of International Certified Aesthetician’s (AICA) efforts to enhance regulations and extensively develop the beauty and aesthetic science industry, primarily via certifying industry practitioners through IPEC Bureau, took another major step forward at the recent AICA General Meeting.

Held on 16 March 2018, the meeting mainly centred on Mission 918, the upcoming AICA 1st Anniversary slated for September this year where the who’s who of the regional beauty scene will congregate to celebrate the advancement and prestige of the industry.

Literally, this agenda was a progressive step of the collaboration between IPEC Bureau, Standards Malaysia and AICA. At the same time, there was a major discussion about the Beauty and Aesthetic Regulatory Forum opening with the statement of Evolution & Transformation of The Aesthetic & Beauty Medical Sciences Industry in Asia.

Book your Table NOW, To be a part of this event and for sponsorship enquiries contact AICA at 603 2026 7733 or email

IP at the Centre of ASM Meeting

Recently IPEC Bureau was invited by Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) for a meeting to discuss on the intellectual property policy and commercialisation challenges in Malaysia with ASM’s Chief Executive Officer Puan Hazami Habib. ASM is a statutory body established under the Academy of Sciences Malaysia Act 1994; is an agency under the ambit of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), tasked with promoting the development of science, engineering and technology in Malaysia.

Intellectual property policy is indeed a concern that impacts competitiveness. Knowledge and technology advancement are key drivers of economic growth today and into the future. In this regard, IP regimes have a key role to play as IP policies are an essential prerequisite for intellectual assets to emerge in markets.

In 2016, MOSTI launched the Malaysia Commercialisation Year (MCY) to boost innovation and commercialisation activities in all sectors and all walks of life. Reported on May 2017, a total of 150 products from the MCY 2016 initiative have been marketed at the value of RM155 million. In line with the initiative, a memorandum of understanding was signed between MOSTI and Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) to help identify more than 1,000 intellectual properties which have commercialisation and patenting potentials.

During the discussion, IPEC Bureau shared key pointers on national intangible value of futuristic human capital revolution asset in line with the challenges that will be brought by Industry 4.0.  This meeting with ASM is vital to provide consultative mechanics to re-draft the new IP policies and to build a comprehensive commercialisation ecosystem. The commercialisation of intellectual property can be a growth engine for Malaysia’s future.


It was a crucial day for Standards in Malaysia on 02 March 2018, as the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre hosted the dialogue between Malaysian national policy makers and the President of ISO Mr John Walter. The session focused on Charting The Future Through The Impact Of Standards Usage which is vital component to drive our national transformation initiative towards 2050 or TN50.

Alongside Mr Walter, the panellists at the dialogue are Datuk Fadilah Baharin – Director General of Standards Malaysia, Datuk Wira Dr Abu Bakar Mohammad Diah – Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation) and Puan Hazami Habib – Chief Executive Officer of Academy Sains Malaysia. The panel discussed, among others, the internet of things, industry 4.0 and talent of the future.

IPEC Bureau were invited to attend the dialogue and, just like the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in December 2017, the key takeaways from the session will immensely benefit our vision to enhance our certification schemes to future-proof employment opportunities and career. Industry 4.0 will transform the global business landscape entirely and we aim to help the local and regional human capital to prepare for these challenges.