Kindly be informed that InvestPenang team continues to work from home and is reachable via emails. Please refer to our respective emails at https://investpenang.gov.my/about-invest-penang/.
Should you need to meet up , we are conducting our meetings virtually. You may connect with us for further arrangements.

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My Penang, My Workplace – Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers in Penang #4

The fourth webinar series of the Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers in Penang, organized by InvestPenang via Penang CAT Centre took place on November 13th, 2021, 10:30am-12:00pm via ZOOM. The webinar is aimed at attracting […]

[Press Release] Penang welcomes JHM and QES for the establishment their new manufacturing presence with combined investment of RM190m

PRESS RELEASE Embargo until 4 Dec 2021, 9:00 MYT Penang welcomes JHM and QES for the establishment their new manufacturing presence with combined investment of RM190m Penang, Dec 4, 2021 – Batu Kawan Industrial Park […]

Penang Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Industrialization Journey in 2022

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE Making quantum leaps forward since 1972 with its robust industrial ecosystem, imbued with advanced technology and future-proof offerings. Penang, November 20, 2021 – The Right Honourable Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, […]

Cover Story: Why Companies are Flocking to Batu Kawan Industrial Park

Nov 18 – In 2011, Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd became the first company to set up operations at Batu Kawan Industrial Park (BKIP) in Penang. The company, a joint venture (JV) between Japanese automotive giant […]

Cover Story: Creating the Silicon Valley of the East 2.0

Nov 18 – Penang is often dubbed the Silicon Valley of the East, owing to its strong and vibrant electrical and electronics (E&E) ecosystem, which has evolved from being labour-intensive and low value-added to capital-intensive, […]

Construction of NI’s New Supply Chain Distribution Hub to be Completed by Q2 2022

Nov 13 – Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow officially launched the commencement ceremony of the construction of NI Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s new supply chain distribution hub next to its existing factory in Bayan Lepas today, after […]

ASEAN BAC Malaysia Consultation Meeting: Penang Eyes ASEAN Partnerships to Become a Green and Smart State by 2030

Nov 8 – The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Malaysia held a consultation meeting with the Penang state government and state agencies on 8 November 2021 to discuss the state’s efforts in attracting foreign direct […]

Inari Amertron Hedging its Bets in China

Nov 8 – It is an open secret that Inari Amertron Bhd, the country’s largest outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) player, has been heavily reliant on US chip giant Broadcom as its major customer. Research […]

Penang’s Vibrant Machinery & Equipment Segment Garners RM520 Million Investment Boosts from Homegrown Companies

Penang, Nov 5, 2021 – Three large local companies (LLCs), namely, Greatech Technology Berhad (Greatech), Pentamaster Corporation Berhad (Pentamaster) and UWC Berhad (UWC) are expanding their respective footprints in Penang. The three renowned companies in […]

8 December

[Webinar] SMART Capability Building Workshop: Achieving Growth and Profitability after the Pandemic

Title: Achieving Growth and Profitability after the Pandemic

Featured Speaker: Elev8 Asia

Date : Nov 26, 2021 @ 1000-1130

Background

As the pandemic comes to an end, Speed and Agility are needed to jump start your operations into a higher level of performance to cope with the challenges of the new normal. Many are yet to go deep and beyond the common practice of Lean Manufacturing to use it as a key driving force for growth and progress.

This webinar exposes the little-touched-portions of Lean Manufacturing and how to effectively use them to grow beyond the pandemic. 

Key takeaways 

  • Able to perform self-assessment of your company on its level of productivity
  • Able to design basic strategies for growth using Toyota’s model of Hoshin Kanri (Strategic Planning)
  • Able to do operational diagnostics through a method called value stream mapping

 

Featured Speakers

Ramesh Victor

Mr. Ramesh Victor is Lean Master & Certified Lean Practitioner. He is certified in the US & trained directly by Former Toyota VPs in Japan. He has more than 20 years of practical Lean experience & helped clients saving exceed USD500,000,000 through Operational Improvement and Innovation in ASEAN. Mr Ramesh Victor also has trained more than 10,000 people in 10 countries & certified more than 500 people as Lean Masters.

About Elev8 Asia

Elev8 Asia Sdn Bhd was established in the year 2016 with its principal office in Selangor. Starting out as a Sales Channel Development Project for one of the leading Telco Companies in Malaysia, Elev8 has since expanded its range of training services including Lean Manufacturing, Digital Marketing, Sales Development Program, HR Programs, Microsoft Series, Team Building and etc.

For RSVP, please click HERE

Register Now
  • Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration).
  • The registration shall close on Nov 25, 2021, 5pm.
  • For further inquiry or support, please contact Mr. Chen William at william@investpenang.gov.my

Post-event materials:

Webinar Recording (click here)

8 December

[Webinar] “Beyond Covid-19: Growing the Future of Agri-tech, Food and Halal Industries” – 19 November 2021 at 10.00 am

Dear all industry members,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Nov 19, 2021 10:00 AM
Topic: Beyond Covid-19: Growing the Future of Agri-tech, Food and Halal Industries
Register in advance for this webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WNjsjEhyRlyAMRjiTLF2Kw or scan the following QR code

With an ambition to further drive Penang’s Agriculture, Food and Halal  Industries and in ensuring Penang remains as a preferred economic and investment destination, InvestPenang in collaboration with Penang State EXCO Office for Trade, Industry & Entrepreneur Development,  Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will be organizing a webinar –  “Beyond Covid-19: Growing the Future of Agri-tech, Food and Halal Industries” on 19 November 2021 at 10.00 am.

In this virtual session, we have invited speakers from the government agencies and industry leaders to share their views on the challenges & opportunities post COVID-19 and how innovation and technology have revolutionized Agriculture, Food and Halal industries as well as helping businesses to source for the relevant incentives available in Malaysia.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay updated with the current happening, trends and latest government assistance schemes for the businesses!

Join us to find out more!

Should you require further info pertaining to this webinar, please email to shazanah@investpenang.gov.my / ain@investpenang.gov.my

8 December

[Webinar] Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers in Penang #4

Our “Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers in Penang” webinar session is back! In this series #4, together with PERSOLKELLY Malaysia as our collaborative partner, we have invited industry leaders from Western Digital, B. Braun Medical Industries and Zebra Technologies to share the insights on their esteemed companies, on new job opportunities and career advancements that you could explore!

Get up close and personal with the industry leaders. Discover new job opportunities and learn how you can advance your career in Penang. 
Don’t miss out on this exclusive session!
Details of the webinar session as follows:👇
👩‍🏫 Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers in Penang #4
🗓 13 November 2021
⏰ 10.30 am – 12.00pm
🎯Mark your calendars and ‘see’ 👀you there!😄

8 December

[Webinar] SMART Capability Building Workshop: Achieving Sustained Business Success with Effective Quality Management System

Title: Achieving Sustained Business Success with Effective Quality Management System

Featured Speaker: British Standards Institution (BSI)

Date : Nov 10, 2021 @ 1400-1530

Background

This webinar focuses on providing an understanding and awareness for organizations to achieve sustained success in a complex, demanding and ever-changing environment, with reference to the quality management principles (QMP) described in ISO 9000:2015. Where QMP are applied collectively, it can provide a unifying basis for an organization’s values and strategies as well as providing confidence in the organization’s ability to achieve sustained success. Factors affecting an organization’s success continually emerge, evolve, increase or diminish over the years, and adapting to these changes is important for sustained success. The ability to achieve sustained success is enhanced by managers at all levels learning about and understanding the organization’s evolving context. Improvement and innovation also support sustained success.

Objectives

Create understanding and awareness on achieving sustained success through:

      • understanding and satisfying the needs and expectations of interested parties;
      • monitoring changes in the context of the organization;
      • identifying possible areas for improvement, learning and innovation;
      • defining and deploying policies, strategy and objectives;
      • managing organization’s processes and resources;
      • demonstrating confidence in organization’s people, leading to increased engagement;
      • establishing beneficial relationships with interested parties, such as external providers and other partners.

Key takeaways

Attendees will be able to attain the awareness and understanding in the following aspects to enhance business performance:-

    • understanding and satisfying the needs and expectations of interested parties;
    • monitoring changes in the context of the organization;
    • identifying possible areas for improvement, learning and innovation;
    • defining and deploying policies, strategy and objectives;
    • managing organization’s processes and resources;
    • demonstrating confidence in organization’s people, leading to increased engagement;
    • establishing beneficial relationships with interested parties, such as external providers and other partners.

Featured Speakers

Joanne Yip, Lead Auditor (Quality Management System)

Joanne Yip is the Lead Auditor and Trainer at British Standards Institution (BSI) for Quality Management System.  She is responsible in management systems assessments, capacity building program and delivering training.  She had more than 10 years experiences on management system implementation and industry best practices.

For RSVP, please click HERE

Register Now
  • Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration).
  • The registration shall close on Nov 9, 2021, 5pm.
  • For further inquiry or support, please contact Mr. Chen William at william@investpenang.gov.my

Post-Event Material

Presentation Slides (click here)

Webinar Recording (click here) – Expire on Nov 17, 2021, 11.59PM)

Access Passcode: IPBSI@1011

 

8 December

[CEO Speaks 2021] Western Digital’s Recognition as WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network: A Journey towards Intelligent Factory

Global Lighthouse Network is awarded to companies that showcase leadership in adopting fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies transformation to generate compelling financial, operational and environmental returns. Being the first company in Malaysia to receive such recognition, Western Digital (WD) will share its lights-out manufacturing journey based on 4IR technologies.

Join this session to hear from WD on how they managed to deliver 32% factory cost improvement, reducing product inventory and order lead time by 50% as well as a 360% increase in labour productivity by automating production & logistics on site.

Topic: Western Digital’s Recognition as WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network: A Journey towards Intelligent Factory

Speaker: Mr. KL Bock, Senior Vice President of Global Flash Back-End Operations at Western Digital

Date: 2 November 2021

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Platform: Zoom

Agenda:
2.00pm Opening Remarks by Dato’ Loo Lee Lian, CEO of InvestPenang
2.05pm Presentation by Mr. KL Bock
2.40pm Q&A Session
3.00pm End of program

Click HERE for registration.

For further information, kindly reach out to pheiwen@investpenang.gov.my

8 December

GBS 1.5 webinar series #4: PENANG GBS DAY – “ACCELERATING DIGITISATION AND BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION – TO STRENGTHEN SSCs & GBS IN PENANG”

Join us for the GBS 1.5 webinar series #4: PENANG GBS DAY – “ACCELERATING DIGITISATION AND BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION – TO STRENGTHEN SSCs & GBS IN PENANG” on Thursday 28th October 2021 from 10.00 – 11.45 am.

This is the 4th webinar series that InvestPenang and GBS Focus Group are hosting. In partnership with Outsourcing Malaysia and PIKOM, the Penang GBS Day is set to reunite leaders and professionals in the Global Business Services (GBS) and shared services centre (SSC) to exchange views on forward-looking strategies in light of the palpable transformations buoyed by accelerated digitalization.

Going virtual this year, shout out to all Northern Region and Penang GBS and SSC leaders to reconnect, review, and recalibrate your operations, regardless of where you are on your GBS/SSC journey, whether you are still evaluating your options around GBS/SSC or considering a radical overhaul of an existing GBS/SSC.

Surrounding digital transformation, talent and evolution in the GBS and SSC industry, join us to ride on the new wave together on this Penang GBS Day!

JOIN US AT PENANG GBS DAY TO:

  1. Explore the current happenings in the SSC/GBS Market
  2. Understand the best practices in strategizing, developing and operating shared services/GBS in the post-COVID era
  3. Stay updated on government’s latest initiatives, Penang GBS Focus Group’s activities as well as members’ experience sharing on the benefits of SSC/GBS and functions available.

Topics covered in this webinar series:

  1. Presentation on “GBS Global Industry Outlook: Understanding the Changing Landscape for GBS Post Covid” by Puneet Gupta, Director, Global Business, Services, Asia Pacific, Kimberly Clark
  2. Presentation on “Key Findings of the GBS Talent Market Report 2021” by Phil Captain, Advisor to OM and OM Research Chair
  3. Presentation on “GBS Focus Group – What is Next for Penang GBS Ecosystem?” by Kim Chin Kuang, Chairman of GBS Focus Group
  4. Panel discussion: “GBS: Where are we heading after 2021? Insights from industry leaders” 

We look forward for your good-self and your team to join us and benefit from this forum. Feel free to invite your network to join us virtually by extending this invitation, with no physical boundary and space limitation!

Join us to find out more! Please register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KZu0ZgpRTCyhy7QeS_Oxfg

8 December

[Webinar] EHS Control Plan and Procedure Best Practice Sharing

Title: EHS Control Plan and Procedure Best Practice Sharing

Date : Oct 14, 2021 @ 1430-1630

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Overview

The webinar provides sharing of best practices of the Covid-19 control plan and procedure adopted at MNC factories in Penang. General procedure and detail examples of control such as various controls, self-test mechanisms and incidence management etc. will be shared and discussed. There will be also a Q&A session along with a discussion of global trends on Covid-19 control practices in the ever-evolving environment of Covid-19 management in the world.

Tentative Agenda

For RSVP, please click HERE

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  • Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration).
  • The registration shall close on Oct 13, 2021, 5pm.
  • For further inquiry or support, please contact Mr. Chen William at william@investpenang.gov.my

For feedback or further inquiries about COVID19 Management Plan, please click here

Post-Event Materials

  1. Presentation Slides (ams-OSRAM, Motorola, NI Malaysia)
  2. Webinar Recording (click here)

8 December

[Webinar] SMART Capability Building Workshop: The Future of B2B eCommerce

 

Title: The Future of B2B eCommerce

Featured Speaker: DHL Express Asia Pacific

Date : Sep 17, 2021 @ 1400-1500

Background

Digitalization is considered as one of the critical transformations for businesses in order to stay relevant in today’s business world. This webinar aims to increase the organizations’ awareness on the importance of B2B e-commerce and enhance their understanding on buyers’ behaviours.

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Key takeaways 

  • Benefits of B2B E-commerce for your business
  • Meet the new B2B customers – Changing B2B buyers behavior.
  • Spinning the B2B E-commerce flywheel – What you need to know
  • Success stories
  • Customer B2B website health check

 

Featured Speakers

Andy Lim, Vice President, Sales Development and E-Commerce, DHL Express Asia Pacific

Andy Lim is the Vice President – Sales Development and ECommerce at DHL Express Asia Pacific. He is responsible for developing sales strategy, processes, programs, and tools and leads the regional e-commerce growth agenda for DHL in 23 markets in Asia.

In his 15+ years in DHL, Andy has managed several roles in different sales channels and functions. His wealth of experience helps develop a world-class salesforce and cutting-edge tools and processes to deliver superior customer experience and market leadership.

Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in finance from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Presentation Slides [Download]

Webinar Recording [Download]

For RSVP, please click HERE

Register Now
  • Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration).
  • The registration shall close on Sep 16, 2021, 5pm.
  • For further inquiry or support, please contact Mr. Chen William at william@investpenang.gov.my

 

8 December

Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers in Penang #3

“Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers” webinar session is back! In this series #3, we have invited industry leaders from LAM Research, DELL Technologies, Analog Devices and Greatech to share the insights on their esteemed companies, on new job opportunities and career advancements that you could explore! Grab this chance to interact closely with these industry leaders.

Get up close and personal with the industry leaders. Discover new job opportunities and learn how you can advance your career in Penang. 
Don’t miss out on this exclusive session!
Details of the webinar session as follows:👇
👩‍🏫 Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers in Penang #3
🗓 21 August 2021
⏰ 10.30 am – 12.00pm
🎯Mark your calendars and ‘see’ 👀you there!😄

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