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  • 1. C O N F E R E N C EBUSINESS TRADE FAIRPresents : Association of Bumiputera Women Entrepreneurs MalaysiaTRANSFORMING WOMENS BUSINESSES THROUGH INNOVATIONS25th - 27th October 2011Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC)Melaka, MalaysiaOfficial Opening & Keynote Address by:YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah MansorThe Wife of the Prime Minister of MalaysiaInternationalHost State NGO PartnerFor details : call +603 8941 6442 8921 3394 8921 4880 email : 1wbic2011@gmail.com or please log on to our website at www.usahanita.org.my Official Official Endorsed By:Strategic PartnersMagazine Partners Media Partners OfficialOfficial Official OfficialAssociation PartnersFreight Forwarder Contractor TransportHotel

2. Warmest Greetings fromTHE 1ST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONVENTION (1WBC 2011)FARIDAH A. JABBARCHAIRPERSON 1WBC 2011/PRESIDENT USAHANITA MALAYSIAThe First International Women in Business Convention, in short, 1WBC, is an initiative of the Malaysian Women EntrepreneursAssociation-USAHANITA, to organize this prestigious international event that brings together and connects local and international womenentrepreneurs. 1WBC will be held from the 25 to 27 October 2011 at the Melaka International Trade Centre located at the World HeritageUNESCO City, Malaysia.The convention is divided into two components: the Business Trade Fair and the Conference. The theme for this convention is TransformingWomens Businesses through Innovations. Expect to interact and transact business with 500 entrepreneurs from around the world who willshowcase their products and services under the 3Bs broad categories of Beauty, Brain & Bravery and to be visited by 100,000 members ofthe public and traders. As for the conference, it will be attended by 1000 enthusiastic entrepreneurs who will share best business practices andforged strategic global networking.These golden opportunities must not be missed by women or even men entrepreneurs as the convention provides a platform for global strategiccollaborations through the myriad of planned activities such as the trade exhibitions, business presentations, product demonstrations, businessmatching and signings, business forums and luncheon talks. It also promises to bring together producers, inventors, traders, buyers, suppliersof products and services that may complete your supply chain requirement made available under one roof. Through the networking andengagements with other entrepreneurs, USAHANITA through this maiden initiative hopes that entrepreneurs and businesses participating in thisconvention may even forge regional or global cooperation that can assist in the expansion of markets or even businesses, regionally or globally.We are proud to announce that 1WBC2011 will be officiated by Her Excellency Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the PrimeMinister. Her Excellency will also deliver the keynote address with a theme: TRANSFORMING WOMEN IN BUSINESS THROUGH INNOVATION,TECHNOLOGY & NETWORKING. With her gracing the event, this makes the convention most exciting as Her Excellency is seen not only inMalaysia and ASEAN but the world over, as one of the most able First Lady that has contributed significantly towards promoting many greatinnovative ideas to develop the Nation and also in many ways, has inspired the Women of Malaysia to do the same. Hence, her willingness toofficiate this Convention will certainly make significant differences as envisaged. This will in turn, set the tone and the pace of this Conventionin years to come.With the support and involvements from YAB Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam, The Chief Minister of Malacca World Heritage UNESCOState Government, the Government of Malaysia through its Ministries, its many agencies, the Government Linked Companies, MultinationalCorporations, Local Businesses, Embassies, NGOs, Partners, Women Entrepreneurs of the world, Sponsors and individuals, this 1WBC2011 willsurely be the event that creates great opportunities and benefits for participating parties, traders and the public.We kindly invite you to be part of this First International Women in Business Convention (1 WBC 2011) which will provide you with the Goldenopportunities to expand into the market both here in Malaysia, as well as, in the countries worldwide.We look forward to seeing you at the First International Women In Business Convention (1WBC 2011), October 25 27, 2011 at the WORLDHERITAGE UNESCO CITY MELAKA, MALAYSIA.Welcome or Selamat Datang Melaka World Heritage UNESCO City Melaka, Malaysia Melaka is world-renown for her long history, historical sites, cultures and cuisines where she has charmed numerous visitors to her shores since her founding in the 15th. Century AD. Come feel her unique history, see her sites, enjoy her cultures, hospitality and taste her delightful cuisines.Melaka International Trade CentreThe prestigious and prominent Melaka International Trade Centre isa MICE service provider for national and international organizers withthe fully equipped and highest standard of facilities and services.The spectacular and impressive architecture centre is able to houseand deliver an easy accessibility loading docks and massive tradeexhibitions in town. 3. INTRODUCTIONThe 1st International Women In Business Convention, (1WBC) is an initiative of The Association ofBumiputera Women Entrepreneurs Malaysia (USAHANITA). This prestigious international event aims to bringand connect together local, as well as, international entrepreneurs.1WBC shall then be made a bi-annual event. USAHANITA will pass the baton of organizing this event toanother similar fraternity of a participating nation to continue the tradition of hosting the International Womenin Business Convention (1WBC).The primary objective of this year 1WBC is to create a platform for women entrepreneurs to gather new ideasand knowledge to innovate their business endeavors, to explore new business opportunities, to form strategicbusiness networking, to share and exchange business ideas among them.In line with the theme of this year 1WBC, TRANSFORMING WOMENS BUSINESSES THROUGH INNOVATIONS,this event will open doors to greater opportunities on how innovative approaches could transform and enhancetheir businesses. This is because doing business the usual way will no longer be competitive.DAY 1 (25 Oct 2011)8.15amSoft Opening8.30amEmpowering of Women in Business:Contribution to The Economic TransformationProgram (ETP) Transforming Women InSpeaker :Datuk Dr. Mohamed Ghazali Md. Noor BusinessAlumni IDB Through Innovation,9.15amBusiness Meet and Match : Business Presentationand Business Signings (MOU)Technology and Networking 10.15am Business Forum 1 :Opportunities and Challenges for Women inBusiness in a Robust and Volatile Emerging YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah MansorMarketsThe Wife of Prime Minister of MalaysiaPanelists :Mrs. Suryani Sidik Motik2.30pm Keynote and Opening Address :President Himpunan Pengusaha Pribumi Indonesia Transforming Women In Business(HIPPI), Indonesia Through Innovation, Technology and Networking by :Mr. Douglas Dean YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah MansorCEO, Human Capital Group Asia LimitedThe Wife of Prime Minister of MalaysiaMadam Avryl AuNational Director, BNI Launching of 1WBC 2011Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea and Taiwanby YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah MansorTaiwan Launching of YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah11.30pm Business Luncheon Talk : Mansors Coffee Table Book by The HonorableMobilizing Marginalized Women ThroughMinister of Information Communications andBusinesses Culture MalaysiaPanelists : Presentation of Plaque and Certificate ofMrs. Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar Appreciation to Host State, Premium Sponsors,Minister of Women and Children Empowerement International Partners and RepresentativesRepublic of IndonesiaMrs. Pramila Acharya Rjal Tour of Business FairChairperson of SAARC, NepalMalaysia4.30pm Business Meet and Match : Business Presentation and Business Signings (MOU)2.00pmOpening Ceremony2.15pmWelcome Speech by the Chairman of 1WBC End of Day 12011/President USAHANITA MALAYSIAMultimedia Presentation :The Journey of Women in Business 4. BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE WHO SHOULD ATTEND :CONVENTION : Local and International WomenWomen Entrepreneurs get to connect and transact businesses throughEntrepreneurs Members of women business based making right connections to fast sourcing raw materials, parts,NGOstrack business contracts via MOUs finished products, to complementretailing & distributing, assembling Government agencies and ministries showcasing products and servicesor manufacturing via factory visits,by buying space at the business tours or business fair Women Leadersfair innovating processes, systems, Thought Leaders in Entrepreneurship increasing access to business products and services throughopportunities, locally, nationallyexchange or acquisition of Interested Publics : Universities,and internationally intellectual properties /research Students, Businesses, Cooperativesand development countries Procurement Heads, Wholesalers, ensuring result oriented business Distributors, Vendors, Manufacturers,matching initiativesBuyers or any interested individualsDAY 2 (26 Oct 2011)9.00am Internationalization of Women 2.30pmUniversity as Centre of Excellence for SME Businesses : Homegrown SMEs for theDevelopment and Collaboration International Markets Speaker : Speakers :Prof. Dr. Mohd Fauzi Mohd Jani Ms. Roslizawati Tan Sri Basir Director of UKM-CESMED, Malaysia Chairman, Nationwide Express, Malaysia Ms. Louise Aiseman3.30pmBusiness Forum 3 : Director, EPOCH, AustraliaTips : How Social Media can Transform Womens Mr. Stefan PertzBusinesses Managing Director, Launchpad, Germany Speakers : Mr. Ashran Dato Ghazi10.00amBusiness Forum 2President, NEF Malaysia Significant Contribution of Cooperative Korea Movement in Enhancing Women in Business 4.30pmBusiness Meet and Match : Business Presentation Speakers :and Busi