THE final SOBA LAB will take place on Wednesday at Menara Star, Petaling Jaya.
The half-day workshop will give entrepreneurs and business managers an opportunity to network and learn from one another. It will also feature speakers from specialised fields, and entrepreneurs and senior executives who have inspirational stories to tell.
Among the entrepreneurs who will take the stage are Vitality Boost Sdn Bhd (owner of Boost Juice) managing director and founder Dr Soraya Ismail, Sirius International (M) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer and founder Anne Tham as well as Hernan Corp group chief executive officer Anna Teo.
There will also be a panel discussion titled “Technology: The Engine of Change”, where panellists will discuss the use of technology to ease business operations and help companies go digital.
The panellists are Digi Business Division chief business officer Eugene Teh Yee, PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd chief executive officer and managing director Datuk Michael Tio and RHB Bank Bhd Group Transaction Banking head Chung Chee Kai.
Participants will also be able to pick up pointers on obtaining financing and going global from speakers from Credit Guarantee Corp and Matrade, respectively.
Entry for SOBA LAB is free of charge but seats are limited. Interested participants are encouraged to register at bit.ly/SOBALAB2018 to secure a seat on a first-come-first-served basis.
The workshop is organised in conjunction with The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2018.
There will also be a SOBA Helpdesk at each location to cater to those interested to know more about SOBA awards.
SOBA is open to all local enterprises that are not part of a multinational group or listed group incorporated in Malaysia with foreign equity not exceeding 50%.
Those who wish to participate may obtain the awards submission pack from The Star or download the forms via the SOBA website.
Deadline for entries is Oct 19.
SOBA 2018 is organised by Star Media Group with DiGi, PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd and RHB Banking Group as main sponsors, Credit Guarantee Corporation as co-sponsor, Matrade as official trade promotion partner and New World Petaling Jaya Hotel as official venue.
It is endorsed by the International Trade and Industry Ministry, supported by Bursa Malaysia and audited by BDO with 988, SuriaFM and dimsum as official media partners.
For details, call The Star Events Business Unit at 03-7967 1388 ext 1432 (Jasmine) / 1857 (Pei Wen), or visit www.soba.com.my