Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) officially launched its SME-specific event series – TM SME BizFest 2013, for second year running at its headquarters, Menara TM in Kuala Lumpur. With this year’s theme; “Expanding Further,” the event is targeted at the mass SME market comprising Micro and Small markets including those operating businesses from home.

SME BizFest provides a more synergistic showcase for Malaysian SMEs to increase their knowledge on how ICT will greatly benefit and empower their businesses. It is specially-tailored to bring together SMEs, enabling them to acquire relevant information for their business’ ICT needs.

Through this event, TM intends to further stamp its mark as the nation’s trusted and reliable end-to-end ICT solutions provider with the capacity to adapt to the customers’ growing businesses. SME community will not only be able to find out more and stand to benefit from TM’s business made easy bundled products and solutions, but also fulfill their goals by adopting new and unique solutions.

Commenting on the event, Azizi A Hadi, Executive Vice President, SME, TM shared, “Buoyed by TM SME BizFest’s inaugural outing last year, we’re really looking forward to this year’s edition as it will definitely be bigger and better! The success has encouraged us to continue the event this year, and bring it up a notch, with the theme Expanding Further. I am also proud to announce that we have SME Corp on board with us this time as our official event endorser.”

“In line with our ‘Business Made Easier’ approach for SMEs, this year, the focus will be for in-office andout-of-office solutions. In-office solutions include Office-in-a-Box, UniFi Biz, HyppTV, SmartMap, and TM Voice, whereas out-of-office solutions encompass TM WiFi, BizApp Store, and Marketing Tools. We have a comprehensive suite of more than 40 innovative products and services designed to increase SMEs productivity and efficiencies. We would like for SMEs to know that; from basic telephony services to advanced ICT innovations, they can always count on TM to be their reliable business partner,” added Azizi.

Among the highlights of the event are business networking sessions, group seminars by business coaches, and a wide range of ICT solutions on exhibitions by TM and its business partners. SMEs will be able to empower their businesses through knowledge sharing and acquisition while also interacting and establishing networks among themselves and TM at the event.

The various products and solutions which further enhance business processes and in turn, increase productivity and business revenue are available at a very special rate throughout the TM SME BizFest 2013.

With NAZA, Lelong.my, Microsoft, RSH Malaysia and KTM Bikes Malaysia participating as its partners, TM SME BizFest 2013 – which will be held concurrently at three (3) different locations throughout the country – is expected to attract more than 10,000 participants from the SME business community inMalaysia. Guests and attendees of the event will also get to participate in exciting games which offer various rewards and prizes to be won, all under one roof.

Details of TM SME BizFest 2013 venues are as follows:

 

NO.

VENUE

DATE

1

Persada Johor International Convention Centre,

Johor Bahru

15 May 2013

2

Sunway Convention Centre,

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

11 June 2013

3

Borneo Convention Centre,

Kuching, Sarawak

18 June 2013

 

“Being the nation’s leading telecommunication service provider, TM is committed to become a major catalyst for local SMEs, bringing them to the next level in the value chain and achieve a competitive edge, leveraging on our diverse and comprehensive ICT solutions as well as extensive networks nationwide. TM SME BizFest is one of the many special platforms that we have prepared for Malaysian SMEs. We really hope that those participating in this event will enjoy themselves and the main objective of holding this event is met,” Azizi ended.

For more info on TM SME BizFest 2013 please log on to www.tm.com.my/sme or call our hotline at 1800-2-BizFest (24933).