SAMENTA Launches Series of International Business Matching Programmes to Boost Trade and Business Recovery
SAMENTA Launches Series of International Business Matching Programmes
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA) Malaysia today kicked off a series of international business matching programmes to widen the scope of business opportunities for Malaysian SMEs.
The first virtual trade mission, the 2021 Anyang Online Export Business Meeting, is being held over two days, 7th and 8th July, with the Anyang City of South Korea.
The virtual trade mission is a follow-through after the Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali’s, visited Seoul in April this year and announced that South Korea and Malaysia had agreed to expand economic ties.
In his welcome remarks during the launch of the 2021 Anyang Online Export Business Meeting, SAMENTA Malaysia National President, Mr Well Kam Lian Hooi, expressed hope that Malaysian SMEs would leverage this opportunity to expand their business offerings within and beyond Malaysia.
“We know that the world is, and forever will be, changed. It is no longer just about business. In the new normal, we as SMEs need to look after the safety and security of our people, the sustainability of our trade and the survival of our business, all at the same time. We need to reset the balance, optimise results, integrate resources and collaborate with good partners for win-win outcomes,” said Kam.
The Signing Of MoU
During the virtual launch event, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between the sixth Director of Anyang Creative Industry Promotion Institute Korea, Mr Kim Hung-Kyoo, and SAMENTA Malaysia. Witnessed by the 26th Mayor of Anyang City, Mr Choi Dae-ho, the MoU marks a collaborative partnership between the two organisations to broaden and strengthen business relationships between SMEs in the two nations towards post-pandemic recovery.
Mayor Choi and the Special Chairman of the Democratic Party of Korea for Human Resource Competency Improvement expressed hope that the virtual trade mission would be successful for both Malaysia and Korea.
“Anyang City has focussed on maintaining a stable local economy even during the pandemic. We support small to medium-sized businesses and increase their competitiveness by strengthening their entry to global markets. We hope this virtual trade mission will be a good start,” he said.
Kam added that SAMENTA Malaysia continues to push for business opportunities in the international arena to help local SMEs expand opportunities in international trade.
“The 2021 Anyang Online Export Business Meeting is the first in a series of international business initiatives to encourage business owners, entrepreneurs and even investors to explore international business opportunities. We hope these virtual business matching programmes will help speed up business recovery for Malaysian SMEs,” he explained.
Formed in 1986, SAMENTA is Malaysia’s oldest association for small and medium enterprises. With the rise of globalization and digitalization, our association continues to play an important role in supporting and promoting small and medium enterprises (SME) across Malaysia such as in trade facilitation and market access.
Since its establishment 35 years ago, SAMENTA continuously maintains strategic industry engagement with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia as well as its relevant departments and institutions.
SAMENTA strives to contribute to developing entrepreneurs and providing support with a win-win situation in mind.
Enquiries and membership
In the meantime, SAMENTA is having a membership drive currently until Sept 2021.
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