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[Press Release] 50 Years of Excellence and Beyond

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE 50 Years of Excellence and Beyond Steering Penang towards high income economy, driven by digitalization, manufacturing excellence and innovation.  Penang, Jan 17, 2022 – The year-long celebration on the 50th […]

Local Company NSW Automation Sets Up R&D Centre in United States

Jan 15 – Malaysian-based NSW Automation Sdn Bhd, which is headquartered in Penang, held a soft launching ceremony of its research and development centre in San Jose, America last night. That important milestone in NSW’s […]

[Press Release] Penang Industrialisation: High Income Economy Driven by Digitalization, Manufacturing Excellence & Innovation

Penang’s multi-faceted industrial environment is placing the State on the right trajectory to seize the opportunities ahead.  Penang, Jan 13, 2022 – 2022 marks the Golden Jubilee of industrialisation in Penang. Immersed in 50 years […]

InvestPenang: Investors Remain Confident of Penang’s Ability to Navigate Past the Pandemic

Jan 9 – Penang’s approved manufacturing investment for 2021 was expected to exceed the state’s all-time high of RM17 billion recorded in 2019, despite being clouded by the repercussions of the pandemic as investors remain […]

Micron Invests RM1mil for Local Universities to Embark on R&D

Jan 7 – MICRON Malaysia has announced a RM1 million funding for Malaysian universities to embark on their R&D projects today, with Universiti Sains Malaysia identified as the first university for the said purpose. Following […]

Penang to Host SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022

Dec 15 – SEMI’s annual semiconductor trade show and conference—SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022—will take place in Setia SPICE Arena & Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia from June 21 to 23. Themed Forward as One—Building A Resilient […]

[Press Statement] 2022: The year of cautious recovery for Penang

PRESS STATEMENT BY DATO’ SERI LEE KAH CHOON 24 DECEMBER 2021 GEORGE TOWN, PENANG 2022: The year of cautious recovery for Penang If one’s business is still intact, 2022 will be the year of cautious […]

[VAT Media Release] Expanding Production Capacity in Penang, Malaysia

Dec 17 – VAT, the global leader in high-vacuum technology for the semiconductor, digital display and other high-precision industries, today announced its biggest-ever capital investment program to strengthen the foundation for sustainable future growth. As […]

[Press Release] Intel Starts Construction of New Production Facility at Bayan Lepas FTZ 3, Penang, as Part of its US$7 Billion Expansion Project

PRESS RELEASE Embargo until 17 Dec 2021, 10:05 MYT Penang, Dec 17, 2021 – Intel Corporation’s (Intel) groundbreaking ceremony today marks the construction of its new production facility at Free Trade Zone Phase 3, Bayan […]

25 January

50 Years of Excellence and Beyond: Evolution of Penang’s Industries (Series 1)

In conjunction with the year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Penang’s Industrialisation, the organizing committee has outlined a series of webinars under “50 Years of Excellence and Beyond: Evolution of Penang’s Industries”. There are 12 themes altogether, each with a theme leader who is also the industry expert, sharing about Penang’s transformation, its current position as well as the opportunities ahead in the respective themes.

Kick-starting with Series 1, we have invited industry leaders on board with the focused themes on:

  1. Global Innovation Hub
  2. Digital Economy & Global Business Service (GBS)
  3. Space Technology
  4. Startup

Join us on 26 Jan 2022 (Wed), 3.00pm – 4.00pm to understand the evolution of different industries and the immense potential going forward.

Registration is available at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bwIViN61RNC3GVTX4t8aUA.

For further inquiry, please contact Phei Wen at pheiwen@investpenang.gov.my.

25 January

[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)

25 January

[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

25 January

[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!😄

25 January

[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

 

25 January

[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

25 January

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

25 January

[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

Register Now
  • 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)

25 January

[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

 

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