The WIEF Entrepreneurial Retreat is a platform that provides an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to find out how you can meet the many challenges of today’s highly competitive business environment and take your business to greater heights. You will also learn from practicing professionals and industry experts, what they have to do to achieve their goals.

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Past Events
2nd WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat, Malacca
Malacca, Malaysia
20 Aug 2015 - 22 Aug 2015
1st WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat, Port Dickson
Port Dickson, Malaysia
9.30 AM - 10.30 AM
08 May 2014 - 11 May 2014
2nd WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat, Malacca
Malacca, Malaysia
20 Aug 2015 - 22 Aug 2015

The Retreat is open to all women entrepreneurs who are:

  • In business for a minimum of 3 years
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Committed to attend the entire 3-day programme

Consideration will only be given to applicants who have never attended the WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat.

Things you will learn at the Retreat

• How to effectively reach your market
• Identifying and accessing new and niche markets
• Forming strategic partnerships to increase chances for success
• How to diversify your business and finance your business growth
Core Skills: Financing Your Business | Marketing & Branding | The Halal Market | Franchising Opportunities | Business Pitching

1st WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat, Port Dickson
Port Dickson, Malaysia
9.30 AM - 10.30 AM
08 May 2014 - 11 May 2014

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 strategy

Day 1 : 8 May 2014

9.30am – 10.00 amOpening Ceremony
10.30am – 12.00pmTaking Stock

Ms. Goh Ai Yat

12.00pm – 1.30pmAccelerating the Growth of Your Business and SME Mentoring Programme

Mrs. Hilyati Muhammad Nasir, Deputy Director, Business Advisory & Support Division, SME Corp

1.30pm-3.00pmLunch and Networking
3.00pm-5.00pmCreativity & Innovation – The Key to Growth

Ms. Goh Ai Yat

7.30pm – 10.00pmDinner

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 amExpanding Your Business – What is Involved?

Ms.Goh Ai Yat

11.00 am – 12.30 pmHR Strategies for SMEs

Mr. Noor Iskandar Hashim

12.30 pm – 2.00 pmLunch & Networking
2.00 pm – 3.30 pmBrand & Pack it Right!

Datuk Eric Chong, President, Branding Association of Malaysia

4.00 pm – 5.30 pmShelf Savvy Marketing: Converting Shoppers to Buyers

Ms. Jean Ong, Shopper Marketing & Merchandising Manager, Coca-Cola Far East Ltd

7.30 pmDinner & Networking
8.00 pm – 10.30 pmPitch it Right!

Innovasia Vista

Day 3 : 10 May

9.00 am – 10.30 amFinancial Planning For Business Expansion

Ms. Goh Ai Yat

10.30 am – 12.00 pmE-Commerce: Get Your Business Online

Mr. Farid Mohamad, Innovasia Vista

12.00 pm – 1.30 pmInternationalizing Your Business

Mr. Nik Najib Husain, Director, EXIM Bank of Malaysia

1.30 pm – 2.30 pmLunch & Networking
2.30 pm – 4.00 pmFunding Challenge: Getting it Right!

Mr. Chairil Mohd Tamil, Chief Business Officer, EXIM Bank of Malaysia

4.00 pm – 5.30 pmAlternative Sources of Finance – The Malaysian Way

Mr. Bestari Abrar Nasiruddin, Director, Economic Corridor & Special Projects Programme, TERAJU

5.30 pm-7.00 pmWrap-up Session and Closing
7.30 pmDinner & Networking