From The Desk Of The Executive Director - Welcome Back

2017!  If the end of last year was a run to the finish, then the start of the new year is sprint off the starter’s block. We would like to thank our 2017 sponsors:

 

Strategic Partner 

J.P. Morgan

 

Corporate Partners
AmMetLife Insurance Berhad

Coca-Cola Far East Ltd

Pfizer Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Procter & Gamble (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Intel Technology

Integrated Device Technology (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation

 

Closing out 2016 had AMCHAM firing on all cylinders. The December 2 announcement of new Foreign Exchange Administration rules along with the encroaching Withholding Tax regulations, that would be in effect in January 2017, saw AMCHAM and Members working all the way up to and through the Christmas break, collaborating to express how these issues were impacting our members, the business environment and the undue burden they are causing.  AMCHAM held a series of productive and effective meetings with both Bank Negara and the Ministry of Finance, respectively and the effort continues. Almost immediately, AMCHAM will be meeting with MITI and Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed to press the urgency of these issues. We at AMCHAM need your input and help to ensure we speak as one voice.
 

And yes, this is exactly where the Voice of U.S. Business come into force. Being able to collectively express and bring matters that impact our Member companies front and center to the right stakeholders is crucial. I would like to thank all the companies and their staff for all the input and collective assistance in enabling the AMCHAM’s ‘voice’ was heard.  We appreciate all efforts and look forward to engaging with others who can also be an effective part of this process of ensuring U.S. businesses can be heard.
 

A couple of ways you can ensure the Chamber is ready to respond is to be engaged.  I encourage you to have your staff participate in their respective roles to be more active at the Chamber by attending and designing programs of interest. This way we are always on top of current issues.

The other, is to provide fiscal support by ways of sponsorship, either through our newly launched and on-going Corporate Partners Program which provides a much needed revenue channel for the Chamber and also give your Company visibility across 12 months at all AMCHAM’s programs, and through the traditional Event Sponsorship options throughout the year.  We ask you to consider all of these options for in 2017.  I invite you to become a Gold, Silver or Bronze Corporate Partner.  Please contact Kamaljeet Kaur (Kay) at kay@amcham.com.my

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