TWENTY three speakers from six different countries and 300 participants from across South East Asia attended the Malaysian Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) which was recently held at INTI International College Subang.
The two-day event was designed to equip young Malaysian business people and students with insights into trends and developments in the global business arena.
JWEF Malaysia host and Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan said: “It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic young people from all around the world mingling at the JWEF forum.”
“It’s critical that we support Malaysian business leaders of the future; events like this which allow Malaysian youth and students to meet successful local and international entrepreneurs and peers, can provide the knowledge and tools to help them compete internationally, creating wealth and economic empowerment for all Malaysians,” he said.
JWEF Malaysia 2015 featured 23 guest speakers from a variety of sectors who shared many insights with the audience. They included Netccentric co-founder and chief operating officer Timothy Tiah; Enplug co-founder and chief executive officer Nanxi Lu; Boat Noodle co-founder Tony Lim; The Group director Roen Cian; GoGet.my co-founder Francesca Chia and Tune Talk chief executive officer Jason Lo.
In the run up to the main JWEF event a series of workshops were organised and from this, two students were selected to represent JWEF Malaysia at the World Entrepreneurship Forum (WEF) in Hangzhou which took place last October.
The selected representatives were Isaac Liew from INTI International University and Duncan Tsen from Taylor’s University. They had the opportunity to present case studies at WEF. In addition, Ting Shi Jin from Taylor’s University, was selected to represent Malaysia in the WEF Lion’s Den Competition.
INTI International University & Colleges chief executive officer and JWEF Malaysia main sponsor Rohit Sharma said: “Being part of the Malaysian chapter of JWEF since its inception in 2013 was a great starting point for INTI to develop and enhance our entrepreneurial efforts. We believe our students are able to gain tremendously outside the classroom through such events.”