THE organisers of the SMI Recognition Award Series 2003 will hold a series of On The Road Briefings this week to give a talk to trade associations, professional bodies and various chambers of commerce on the nominations of candidates from small and medium-sized industries (SMIs) for the various award categories.
To be held in 4 locations, the briefings will explain the selection and nomination criteria.
The first briefing would be held in Kuala Lumpur on June 19, followed by Penang and Ipoh (June 21 and 23) and Johor Baru (June 27).
Chairman of the Awards Working Committee Michael Kang said that the briefings would provide detailed information and create greater awareness of the awards.
We hope representatives of the various trade associations and professional bodies will attend these briefings to brief their members.
A total of seven award categories carrying 48 awards, inclusive of six awards for women entrepreneurs, are opened for nominations to SMIs and SMEs with turnover of less than RM50mil (there is no limit to the number of workers) and those with less than RM25mil and employing less than 150 workers.
The six special awards for women entrepreneurs are named under a new category called SMI-Women Entrepreneur Award.
This category is open to SMIs whose operations are headed by a woman. The joint organisers of this years awards are SMI Association of Malaysia and Sin Chew Daily. Astro is the co-organiser while the media partners are The Star and 988 Rediffusion. The main sponsor is Digi Telecommunications.