About 200 entrepreneurs and senior managers gathered to learn about ways to raise funds, manage money and sustain businesses for small and medium enterprises in the first Focus Exchange for 2018, Fund Venture 2018.
It was organized by business weekly, Focus Malaysia, a publication under the HCK Group and supported by Matrade. Property developer Platinum Victory is the official sponsor. Held in the Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre, the event saw Matrade CEO Ir Dr Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros officiating and delivering a keynote address.
The event, which also drew sizable participation from the public sector, also explored partnership opportunities with Matrade and other agencies; how and where to source for funding; and sharing sessions by successful entrepreneurs. Participants also had the opportunity to network with senior government officials and like-minded individuals.
Among those who spoke were PricewaterhouseCoopers Executive Director and Working Capital Management Leader, Ganesh Gunaratnam; YYC Group CEO Datin Yap Shin Shiang and ROMSTAR CEO Baharom Hamzah.
Focus Exchange is a series of talks organized by Focus Malaysia on topics related to entrepreneurship such as financial technology, leadership and Facebook marketing.
Some of the speakers in a group photo. They are (from left) Ganesh Gunaratnam (Executive Director and Working Capital Management Leader of PwC), Andrew Tan (CEO of CrowdPlus), Dr. Baharom Hamzah (CEO of ROMSTAR Group), Dan Loh (COO of HCK Media), Naliza Fahro Rozi (General Manager, Corporate Communications at Advance Pact), Mary-Ann Ooi (Founder of Builders Biomass), Datin Yap Shin Siang (CEO of YYC Group)
Some of the participants in Fund Venture 2018
Matrade CEO Ir Dr Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros delivering his keynote address
From left: Vincent Seow (Senior Manager of Platinum Victory), Ir Dr Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros (CEO of Matrade) and Dan Loh (COO of HCK Media)