AmBank held its 2023 SME BizCONFERENCE themed “Building Engines for Growth” on 12 September 2023 in Sheraton Petaling Jaya under its continuous SMEs empowerment agenda.
The BizCONFERENCE is a key initiative under the AmBank BizCLUB proposition which is a platform offering knowledge, networking opportunities, and media coverage to every business looking to reach new heights and transform their business.
The SME BizCONFERENCE featured key trends such as Beyond Financing, ESG, Smart Automation and 5G presented by keynote speakers. The event which was attended by 300 SME leaders ended with three engaging panel discussions involving subject matter experts, business owners, practitioners and thought leaders who shared valuable insights, strategies, and best practices.
Through such events, AmBank aims to provide Malaysian SMEs with an understanding of key trends to help them future proof their businesses and stay ahead. The conference also provided a networking platform for the SME community, allowing business owners to connect with subject matter experts and leaders of homegrown brands who have made it regionally and globally.
Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group CEO, AmBank Group said, “We recognise the need for a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in providing for the needs of SMEs and highlighting these businesses to encourage diversification and promotion of business and investment opportunities. We are very pleased to provide a platform through this SME BizCONFERENCE where SMEs can seize the opportunity to gain knowledge, build networks, access resources and get inspiration, all of which can contribute to the growth and success of their businesses.”
“The SME BizCONFERENCE is one of the main events under our Beyond Financing initiative we call the AmBank BizCLUB. Through this platform we aim to provide additional value by allowing businesses to access expert advice, networking opportunities and development programs. Our AmBank BizCLUB platform has provided support to more than 12,000 SMEs through our events as well as the AmBank BizRACE – an annual business competition,” said Christopher Yap, Managing Director of Business Banking, AmBank Group.