While ICMS already had Malaysian network members in 2012, the Malaysian Chapter was officially established in 2014, when ICMS expanded our influence to Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the United States of America.
ICMS-PwC: EnGendering Diversity 2.0
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 8.30am – 2.00pm
Venue: PwC Malaysia
This year’s ICMS-PwC Roundtable, ‘EnGendering Diversity’, aims to shed light on gender diversity in today’s modern working environment. Together with Lean In Youth, we want to educate youths about the importance of gender diversity, its barriers and how it can be attained. Participants will have plenty of opportunities to listen to the perspectives of various parties and stakeholders. Through this event, we aim to provide a platform for youths and encourage discourse that could result in impactful changes.
ICMS - EY 2019: Future Work Now
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Menara Millennium
In collaboration with EY, we bring you the long-awaited Future Work Now – Preparing the Malaysian Workforce for the Future case challenge!
The business environment in Malaysia today is changing rapidly, with the increasing pace of disruption becoming the norm across many sectors. This means organizations need a flexible, digitally literate and innovative workforce more than ever before. So it’s no surprise that the workforce of today looks very different to that of yesteryear. There is a pressing need to upskill and reskill the Malaysian workforce, and this would require industry, government, and educators to come together to solve for the progress of the nation.
Industry Insights 2019: Society 5.0
Date: Saturday July 27 2019, Sunday July 28 2019
Venue: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Industry Insights 2019 aims to bring in a fresh perspective to the ever increasing demands of employers while maintaining the same intensity that we are known to have for the past years.
Axiata Roundtable: Decoding Data with Axiata
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Venue: Axiata Tower
‘Decoding Data with Axiata’ is this year’s exciting take on ICMS’s annual Axiata Roundtable. Expect an enlightening teaser into the world of Data Analytics as the day blends case studies and interactive activities to show you how to harness and improve products based on their strengths. That’s not all, there’s also a lot to learn to learn in our interactive activity – think on your feet as we thrust you into the fast-paced world of public relations and marketing, putting you on the spot to set your brand apart from the others. It still doesn’t end there! As usual in our Roundtables, you’ll have plenty of time to network with Axiata leaders and learn more about the best telecommunications company in Malaysia.
PwC Roundtable: EnGendering Diversity
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8.30am – 2.30pm
Venue: PwC Malaysia
PwC and ICMS would like to raise awareness and provide a platform for discussion on this pressing issue regarding gender diversity through a half-day event, EnGendering Diversity. This event aims to educate youths about the importance of gender diversity, barriers of achieving it and how it can be attained. Join us and discuss on how different parties consisting of prominent individuals work together to harness societal diversity.
Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2019
Date: Saturday August 17 2019, Sunday August 18 2019
Venue: Sunway University
MPPC 2019 is back! This year’s theme is Shared Prosperity: Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide!
The historic 2018 elections left Malaysians with a new government. A government that champions a shared Malaysia; for Malaysians around the world to share a high quality of life, regardless of their location.
Ways in which we could achieve this include closing the digital gap, minimising education inequality and levelling occupational opportunities – the 3 subthemes for MPPC 2019!
Public Policy 101 Workshop
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Sasana Kijang BNM
Hosted by the World Bank Malaysia and led by the team’s economists and specialists, we present you the Public Policy 101 Workshop! This workshop aims to provide a strong grasp of policymaking including:
– How to create policies that are impactful
– What to consider in the world of public policy
– How to write and conduct research for policymaking
ICAEW Malaysia Business Challenge 2019
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO RISE ABOVE THE BEST IN MALAYSIA!
Supported by the International Council of Malaysian Scholars & Associates (ICMS), the ICAEW Malaysia Business Challenge is coming at you this April 2019!
Join this business challenge to showcase your talent to influential employers. Each of the two winning teams will win RM3000 and a fully-paid trip to Singapore to represent Malaysia in the finals at the ICAEW South-East Asia Business Challenge.
ICMS x Maybank 2019: Banking on Millenials
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Menara Maybank
The International Council of Malaysian Scholars & Associates (ICMS) together with Maybank proudly presents ‘ICMS x Maybank 2019: Banking on Millennials’
Millennials beginning their quest to forge a path in the job market have tons of questions about finance – but very few avenues to find answers. Banking on Millennials is a one-day workshop that provides insights on how Maybank builds engagement with millennials and allows participants to gain valuable knowledge in making prudent financial decisions.
Unilever Roundtable 2018: Beyond the Shelf
Saturday, November 17, 2018, Venue: Unilever (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd
The International Council of Malaysian Scholars & Associates (ICMS) together with Unilever Malaysia brought to you this year’s ‘Unilever Roundtable 2018’. The theme for this year was ‘Beyond the Shelf’ where we dive in the inner workings of Unilever and how they get their products up on the shelves of our stores today. Click here for more information.
Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2018
Aug 25, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018, Venue: Sunway University
The International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS) once again presents the Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2018!
Since 2011, MPPC has been the premier annual case-based competition that engages Malaysian students in a comprehensive public policy making process. This competition is a unique opportunity for participants to understand the importance of conception and implementation of public policies, as well as to tackle common dilemmas in striking the right balance between populist policies and realistic policies.
The theme for MPPC 2018, Urban Regeneration, resonates with the projected increase of Malaysia’s population to 41.5 million by the year 2050. As more Malaysians move to live in urban areas, policies which govern these issues will be crucial the determine the liveability and productivity of our cities. MPPC 2018 focused on three main areas, namely Sustainability, Mobility and Community. Click here for more information.
A Day in EY
Friday, August 10, 2018, Venue: Menara Milenium
Event Description:A Day In EY is a case study event that attempts to simulate the working experience in EY and most importantly, to explore the multitude of professional services that EY provides. And, we provided this opportunity to the participants to gain precious insights into the operations of different services and ultimately the cooperation between them.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services that they deliver help build trust and confidence in capital markets and economies all over the world as well as develop outstanding leaders who cohesively work as a team to deliver on their promises to their stakeholders. EY is constantly looking for smarter and better ways to do things. They believe that by asking these two small but impactful words, “What if?”, the world would see the biggest breakthroughs occur.Click here for more information.
ICAEW Malaysia Regional Business Challenge 2018
Apr 21, 2018 at 8 AM – Apr 26, 2018, Venue: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang/ Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru/ MMU Cyberjaya
Event Description: The purpose of this events is to look for business leaders of the future! ICAEW Malaysia Regional Business Challenge 2018 – Qualifying Heats is a unique platform for students to unveil their talent. An event open only to penultimate and final year university students as well as A-Level and STPM students, we looked for 60 teams to participate in this exhilarating challenge, a chance for students to showcase their skills and aptitude. This was also an excellent way to be talent spotted by participating employers and sponsors of the event to gain career or internship opportunities.
Forming a team of 6 members, students get to compete with the best in Malaysia. A total of RM15,000 is up for grabs in the ICAEW Regional Business Challenge, Malaysia Heats. The top 2 winning teams will go on to compete at the South-East Asia Business Challenge in Jakarta in May, to pit their skills with teams from six countries in the region. Click here for more information.
Connect with ICMS: Teh Tarik Session
Date: 5th October 2018, Venue: NU Sentral
Event Description: Teh Tarik Session is organised by the International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS). This is a platform for students to be able to have a face-to-face meeting with our ICMS Associates and be able to enquire about the nature of ICMS, job descriptions as well as the perks that comes with joining ICMS.Click here for more information.
Industry Insights - ICMS 2018
Date: 28th – 29th July 2018
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel
Theme: Thriving in an Evolving World
Event Description: On the 28th and 29th July 2018, the International Council of Malaysian Scholars & Associates (ICMS) officially organized their annual flagship event: Industry Insights 2018. With over 100 participants coming from a diverse range of disciplines, this 2-day workshop was designed to offer a meaningful exposure to the various industries in our time today. Our theme this year, ‘Thriving in an Evolving World’, illustrated the need to acquire new skills and different strategies in order to thrive in our ever-evolving world, where such change is vital for us to succeed in our career choices.
On the first day of Industry Insights 2018, we started off with a speech delivered by our Chief Executive Director, Darrell Lee, that called for the participants to develop their intellectual curiosity and to take this opportunity to learn from the different participating industries. Following that, we had a heartfelt speech by the Project Director of Industry Insights, Marcus Ong Jea Tiong, thanking the committee for their hard work, and applauding the participants for their bravery in taking one step closer to thrive our evolving world today. The day was then filled with sessions delivered by our some of our Participating Firms such as Sunway, EY Malaysia, and Maybank. The second day continued with the Axiata, Unilever, and Shopee challenging the participants to several thought-provoking case studies which involved making tough decisions, drawing parallels with the frequent challenges faced in their respective industries every day. . Click here for more information.
MPPC Workshop Series 1: Public Policy 101
Event Details: Saturday, July 14, 2018, Venue: Sunway University
Event Description:Over the years, the MPPC team has received feedback that there has been a lack of awareness among Malaysian students on what Public Policy actually is. Hence, in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), the MPPC team proudly presents the Public Policy 101 workshop. This workshop provided attendees with an opportunity to understand the processes of public policy making and learn how to put together strong public policy proposals that will lead to positive impacts in society. This workshop was open to all Malaysian students studying at any local and foreign institutions, and any courses of study. Click here for more information.
Maybank - ICMS: Decode Disrupt Define
Date: 20 January 2018, Venue: Maybank Tower, 100 Jalan Tun Perak; Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Event Description: Through Maybank-ICMS 2018: Decode. Disrupt. Define, Maybank and ICMS hope to impart invaluable knowledge regarding the disruption in the banking industry that exists in our world today. Maybank provides a platform for participants to develop their career in the banking industry by setting up a stage for them to do personality tests and having and exclusive career session with the senior management of Maybank.
This event also offers the opportunity to understand the nature and challenges of the banking industry better through mind-bending case simulation where they had the chance to decode, disrupt and define the future of banking. The case study revolves around how a Bank or a Fintech company could gain competitive advantage over the other despite the various disruption happening in the banking industry. The groups then had to pitch to the Maybank Apprentices on why their group should have the licensing rights to operate – whether it be Bank or Fintech Company. Click here for more information.
ICMS MY Christmas Party
Unilever-ICMS Roundtable: Unilever Food Solutions
MSGA Summit: A Parallel Session
Unilever-ICMS : Journey into Digital Hiring 2017
PwC-ICMS Roundtable: Taxploration
Date: 9th December 2017 Venue: PwC, Malaysia Event Description The annual PwC – ICMS Roundtable happened on the 9th of December, organised by the Junior Associates of the 8th Council. The day started off with an interesting icebreaker where participants were given a sticky note to write down three adjectives describing themselves on one side, and asked a partner to put down an adjective on the other side after the delivery of an elevator pitch. Soon after, the Executive Director of HR at PwC Malaysia, Ms. Sherriza started by first defining what ‘personal branding’ is and what is expected of an effective elevator pitch. 6 participants were selected to apply the learnings where she commented that it is important to keep the pitch short, concise and to include adjectives that articulate our personality. Next, Mr. Kent, the Assistant Manager of HR and Ms. Adeline also shared tips on submitting applications and preparing for interviews. Participants were active in asking questions with the recruiters. Following that, an interactive mock interview section was hosted by Ms. Sherriza for participants to apply STAR techniques in competencies-based interviews scenarios. Let’s Get Personal with PwC ended off with a photo-taking and lunch networking section. To end with, we would like to express our appreciation to the organizing committee and PwC Malaysia for the success. Click here for more information.
Axiata-ICMS Roundtable 2017
Event Details Date: 14.10.2017 Venue: Axiata Tower, Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, Kuala Lumpur Event Description On October 14th, ICMS was honoured to collaborate with Axiata on ‘Axiata: A Roundtable On Advancing Asia’. Held at Axiata Tower in Kuala Lumpur, 66 participants from various academic backgrounds attended the much-anticipated event to gain invaluable insights from one of Asia’s largest telecommunications group. Participants were also given the opportunity to network with Axiata’s top leaders. This year, the roundtable session focused on how Axiata is playing its role in advancing Malaysia further into the digital era through the Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP). Throughout the day, three workshops were conducted which centred on the AYTP, communication skills and business models. The final session required the participants to work on a case study and present their solutions in the form of a business model using the methods taught by the facilitators earlier in the day, The winning team who represented ‘GrabCar’ went home with exclusive prizes from Axiata. Click here for more information.
ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2017
Maybank Career Cracker
Head Start with EY 2016
Event Details Date: 31.10.2016 Venue: EY Malaysia Event Description Professional etiquette is of great importance in today’s business world as it enables the exhibit of a polished image and establishes confidence. As such, ICMS’ partners EY extended exclusive invitations to 36 7th Council Junior Associates from the MY Chapter to attend a professional etiquette workshop at Menara Millenium. The workshop was conducted by Ms Lee Soo Fern (Talent Leader of EY Malaysia), who shared some golden rules to dressing professionally in various settings as well as proper networking etiquette. She highlighted the 3 keys to manage branding and impressions, including authenticity, professionalism, and awareness. Participants also learned about etiquette in the workplace as well, which meant the proper conduct when using communication platforms such as e-mails and other messaging applications at work. Apart from greatly benefitting from the workshop, participants were also briefly introduced to the operations and career opportunities in EY, who is also a global leader in professional services. Click here for more information.
PwC-ICMS Preview Workshop 2016
ICMS-Axiata Roundtable 2016
Sunway Start-It Challenge
ICAEW Regional Business Challenge
Shell-ICMS Ideas360 Mini Competition 2015
Date: 10.12.2016 Venue: Menara Shell, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Shell Ideas360 is a global competition designed to inspire innovation and nurture participants’ ideas in tackling the pressures on Food, Water, and Energy resources. In collaboration with Shell, ICMS introduced the Shell-ICMS Ideas360 Mini-Competition, which was an abridged version of the main Shell Ideas360 global competition and to groom more young creative talents. This mini-competition was opened exclusively to ICMS Associates from different chapters. Apart from the competition, Shell also organised a critical thinking workshop which was aimed to test and develop the participants’ critical thinking skills which would be extremely beneficial in their future. Click here for more information.
The ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2015
ICMS-Unilever Roundtable 2015
The Link : Beyond the Distance
Date: 14.12.2016 Venue: TalentCorp Malaysia, Surian Tower
To facilitate Malaysian scholars in fortifying their basics and hone their skills in professional networking, PDI of ICMS MY introduced The Link to ICMS MY associates and students from other Malaysian institutes as well. The Link sets the stage for intellectuals of various backgrounds to share their challenges and successes in becoming who they are today through the power of networking, and to provide an opportunity for participants to network with them in a professional setting. Participants took turns to leverage on the speakers’ insights during a Q&A session held at the end of each speech conducted. The day concluded with refreshments and a toned down environment where participants and speakers chatted amongst each other, exchanging ideas and practising the art of networking. Click here for more information.