Platform for budding entrepreneurs

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  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Sharif (centre) and Low (right) trying out one of the products at a stall during a tour of the Mardi Agropreneurs Products Showcase 2016 at Riverwalk Village in Kuala Lumpur. — RAYMOND OOI/ The Star

IN a collaboration between two experts in business and research, the Low Yat Group and Mardi are looking to help budding entrepreneurs pick up the necessary skills and make connections while giving them a platform to showcase their products and grow their businesses.

Mardi Agropreneurs Products Showcase 2016 is an effort with Low Yat Group to enable 30 budding agropreneurs to showcase Malaysian agro-based products from June 2 to 4 from 10am to 6pm at Riverwalk Village, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur.

The showcase was launched by Mardi director-general Datuk Dr Sharif Haron and Low Yat Group executive director Low Su Ming.

Low Yat Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts support Mardi’s ongoing initiatives to research, develop and promote the agriculture sector.

Low Yat Group property and business development general manager Jennifer Chow said the collaboration would help develop youth entrepreneurs and they would gain technical and marketing know-how to process and commercialise fresh food produce, crops and farms.

“Our collaboration with Mardi helps the government with job creation. It enables startups and improves livelihoods through business opportunities and marketing platforms supported by Mardi,” she said.

Chow added that the partnership aimed to further spin-off of new ideas and other joint initiatives or cross-selling opportunities in local or foreign markets.

Sharif was pleased that the agro-preneurs platform was gaining momentum as the opportunity to discuss business ideas and provide hands-on-assistance was available for the young.

“Our collaboration is a significant private-governmental initiative that can benefit small and medium entrepreneurs that could lead to business tie-ups with Mardi’s Youth Entrepreneurs,” he said.

Dr Sharif said the possibilities were endless in this collaboration.

Also present at the event was Mardi promotions and business development centre director Hassan Said.

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