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12th Issue - February 2019

IMBA Annual General Meeting 2019 and Italian Networking Dinner to take place on March 19th

On March 19th, the 2019 IMBA Annual General Meeting will take place at The RuMa Hotel & Residences in Kuala Lumpur.

All IMBA Members are cordially invited to attend this year AGM to bring their contrbution to the planning of the future activities of the Association.

In line with the integrated promotional activities that IMBA organizes with the Italian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Italian Trade Agency, the AGM will be followed by the Italian Networking Dinner 2019, which will take place at level six of The RuMa Hotel and will be open to non-members as well.

The programme of the day is:
- 5.00 pm: IMBA AGM at Mezzanine Level, The RuMa Hotel
- 7.00 pm: Networking Aperitivo at Santai Pool Bar & Lounge, level six, The RuMa Hotel
- 8.30 pm: Italian Networking Dinner at Santai Pool Bar & Lounge, level six, The RuMa Hotel

Price for IMBA Members: RM 248
Price for Non Members: RM 298

To RSVP, please email or call 03 2164 9931

IMBA to collaborate with MITI to increase business opportunities between Malaysia and Italy

On  February 12th, 2019, a delegation from IMBA met the Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), YB Datuk Darell Leiking, to discuss about business and investment opportunities between Italy and Malaysia.

The Minister highlighted several opportunities for collaboration, including product design and industrial and agriculture automation, and he expressed his interest to meet our community for a networking event soon.

We would like to thank the Honourable Minister for this opportunity and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration in the near future.

IMBA to kick start collaboration with UniKL MIDI, Malaysia Italy Design Institute

On February 11th, 2019, a delegation from IMBA was invited to visit UniKL MIDI, Malaysia Italy Design Institute, formerly known as UniKL IPROM, Institute of Product Design and Manufacturing.

On the occasion, the IMBA delegation discussed with Prof. Darulihsan Abdul Hamid, Dean of UniKL MIDI, and his staff on potential collaboration opportunities between our Association and the university to further develop their programmes.

Unikl MIDI combines theoretical and hands-on learning approach to produce graduates with exemplary aesthetic, analytical and manufacturing skills. Equipped with advanced manufacturing machines and up-to-date design and manufacturing software, UniKL MIDI develops students to seamlessly adapt to the industrial environment.

Post press release of the Italian Cosmetic Exhibition 2019

On January 23-24 2019, the Italian Trade Agency organized the first Italian Cosmetic Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, at Mandarin Oriental.

During this 2-day event, 15 Italian beauty and cosmetic manufacturers showcased their products in front of potential buyers from Malaysia and all Asean.

More than 22 local companies attended the event and overall a total of 198 B2B meetings were recorded.

To know more, you can download the press release here.
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