Date: 08 May 2014 - 11 May 2014
Venue: Avillion Admiral Cove, Port Dickson

The WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat will provide an opportunity for women entrepreneurs in the SMEs to take stock of their business progress and develop appropriate strategy for growth.

All businesses must develop and adapt if they are to survive.   Entrepreneurs must constantly review their business environment and have a strategy for growth that allows them to manage change for maximum benefit to themselves and their business.

The WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat will provide an opportunity for women entrepreneurs in the SMEs to take stock of their business progress and develop appropriate strategy for growth.  The programme would help women entrepreneurs to address issues such as:

  • How does their current position compare with their business plan?
  • What is the profitability of the business?
  • Do all their activities yield a satisfactory return?
  • Should they rationalize their activities or diversify?
  • What direction should their business grow?
  • What steps should they take?
  • Are they and their business ready for growth? If not, what additional support do they need?

The 4-day Retreat will help Women Entrepreneurs to successfully maneuver the many hurdles, pitfalls and challenges that they faced that include finance, training and time management. After an initial in-depth examination of your business situation, external industry experts will offer objective advice or help.

Come and join us to discover the strategies for success in business!

Through this entrepreneurial retreat, you will learn:

  • How to grow your business in more strategic way
  • How to utilize innovative strategies to finance and diversify your business
  • How to overcome common barriers such as inaccessible markets, lack of information, and limited resources
  • How to establish strategic partnership to increase chances for success and the magnitude of opportunities
  • How mentoring could help in your business development strateg

 

Programme

Day 1 : 8 May 2014  
9.30am – 10.00 am Opening Ceremony
10.30am – 12.00pm Taking Stock by Ms. Goh Ai Yat
12.00pm – 1.30pm Accelerating the Growth of Your Business and SME Mentoring Programme by Mrs. Hilyati Muhammad Nasir, Deputy Director, Business Advisory & Support Division, SME Corp
1.30pm-3.00pm Lunch and Networking
3.00pm-5.00pm Creativity & Innovation – The Key to Growth by Ms. Goh Ai Yat
7.30pm – 10.00pm Dinner Hosted by YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Bin Haji Hasan, Chief Minister of Negeri SembilanVenue: Homestay Pachitan, Port Dickson
Day 2 :  9 May 2014
9.00 am – 11.00 am Expanding Your Business – What is Involved? by Ms.Goh Ai Yat
11.00 am – 12.30 pm HR Strategies for SMEs by Mr. Noor Iskandar Hashim
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch & Networking
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Brand & Pack it Right! by Datuk Eric Chong, President, Branding Association of Malaysia
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Shelf Savvy Marketing: Converting Shoppers to Buyers by Ms. Jean Ong, Shopper Marketing & Merchandising Manager, Coca-Cola Far East Ltd
7.30 pm Dinner & Networking
8.00 pm – 10.30 pm Pitch it Right! By Innovasia Vista
Day 3 : 10 May
9.00 am – 10.30 am Financial Planning For Business Expansion by Ms. Goh Ai Yat
10.30 am – 12.00 pm E-Commerce: Get Your Business Online by Mr. Farid Mohamad, Innovasia Vista
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm Internationalizing Your Business by Mr. Nik Najib Husain, Director, EXIM Bank of Malaysia
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch & Networking
2.30 pm – 4.00 pm Funding Challenge: Getting it Right! by Mr. Chairil Mohd Tamil, Chief Business Officer, EXIM Bank of Malaysia
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Alternative Sources of Finance – The Malaysian Way by Mr. Bestari Abrar Nasiruddin, Director, Economic Corridor & Special Projects Programme, TERAJU
5.30pm-7.00pm Wrap-up Session and Closing
7.30 pm Dinner& Networking

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"Business and entrepreneurship must be crowned as important gateways and
platform for women to achieve economic self-sufficiency and independence"

Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Mohamad
Chairman of WIEF Businesswomen Network