Category Archives: Workshops & Seminars

Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF) 2010

KLPF is back again! Any photography buffs interested in attending talks and seminars, acquiring new camera gear and meeting other photo enthusiasts alike should…

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Work Life Balance Conference 2010

I received another invitation recently to attend the Work-Life Balance Congress themed “The Way Forward” held from the 14-15 July 2010 at the Swiss Garden Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Following last year’s successful conference, I was excited to see what this year had in store.

This year’s conference was organised by NIEW (NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women Malaysia), Gorgeous Geeks, Ministry of Women Family and Community Developmment and eHomemakers. The 2-day program was filled with exciting speakers and panelists from Malaysia and abroad. Speakers from the USA, Netherlands and Switzerland were connected directly via live-web conference facilities, thanks to Cisco.

Do click on the more tab to read more about the conference and to see visuals taken of the day using my Canon G10, hence do excuse the image quality.

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Malaysia SME Congress 2010: ‘It’s all about SME’

I was invited to attend the Malaysian SME Congress 2010 on 7th July 2010 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. This is the second year I attended the event, some of you may remember my posting about the SME Congress 2009 which I blogged about last year. As I learned a lot from last year’s event, I was excited to see the line up for this year.

Here was the programme for the day:

  • Registration, Breakfast & Networking
  • Welcome address by Mr Wayne Lim, Group CEO, Malaysia SME
  • Key note address by Y.B. Datuk Ir. Mohamed Al Amin Bin Hj. Abdul Majid (Chairman SME Corp Malaysia)
  • Presentation by Dr K H Wang, Group ExecDirector of Smart Readers Worldwide
  • Break
  • Presentation by Mr Davindra Singh Gendeh, CEO, DSEM Group of Companies
  • Presentation by En Mohd Zafril bin Mohamed Zabidin, Group Executive Director, Hopetech Group
  • Lunch
  • Presentation by Mr Chuah Jern Ern, CEO Advanz Fidelis
  • Panel Discussion “Differentiation in Management Philosophy” by:

– Pn Shanti Jusnita Johari, EVP TM SME
– Mr Ernie Chen, Founder / Group CEO ATCEN Sdn Bhd
– Mr Lee Teck Meng, Managing Director Kleenso Resources Sdn Bhd
– Mr Alex Lim, CEO SME Credit Bureau (M) Sdn Bhd
– Mr Richard Wong, Chairman / Chief Listener, Vistage Malaysia Sdn Bhd

  • Q&A Session
  • Closing Address by Mr Christopher Tan, Associate Editor Malaysia SME
  • Happy Hour by LiteFM

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Digital Camera, Imaging and Media Show 2010 (DCIM Show 2010)

Those who love photography should not miss the chance to head to the Digital Camera, Imaging and Media Show (DCIM) which will be held…

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Guy Gowan, the photoshop guru in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It was a last minute decision, but I was glad to have made the choice to join Guy Gowan’s 2-day workshop organised by Master Photographer Association (MPA) from the UK at the Banker’s Club, Amoda Building in Kuala Lumpur. Jim Liau who’s a renowned photographer from Malaysia and a member of the MPA managed to get Colin Buck, the Chief Executive of the MPA to hold a qualifying and judging session in Malaysia for the first time.

For this session the MPA brought along Guy Gowan, a photoshop guru to teach us some fancy techniques and tips on using Photoshop. Seeing things as a photographer, I had a chance to learn how a designer works and thinks. We were taught on various retouching methods instead of just “wanging” the standard feature bars or using the auto feature in photoshop. Besides that, I also had a chance to meet other local enthusiastic photographers and get tips on what the judges are looking for to join the MPA.

Here are some photographs taken during the workshop, enjoy viewing!

Guy Gowan

Guy Gowan

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Joe McNally in KL, Malaysia

A quick update on my blog with what I have been up to lately…I attended an inspiring session called ‘Hot Shoe Diaries’ on lighting from the master himself, Joe McNally on 2 February 2010 at the ShangriLa Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. A huge thank you goes out to Louis Pang from for making all the arragements for Joe to come down to Malaysia.

Joe started off the day with a slideshow and explained his techniques and how he achieved some of his famous shots which appeared in National Geographic magazine.  He then demonstrated the use of small flashes as well as multiples lights both indoor and outdoor.  The one day session with about 15 other photo enthusiast was enlightening and inspiring.

Its nice to meet Joe at last, he is such a down to earth person and so generous with his knowledge.  His sharing on his humble beginnings as a rookie photog  working for a local newspaper in New York to his current status of being one of the world’s renowned and travelled photographer is indeed eye-opening.

Here are a few images of the day.

With Joe McNally

With the ever famous Joe McNally, got him to autograph my Hot Shoe Diary book as well :O)

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Jerry Ghionis Seminar

It was a last minute decision and I almost never made it for Jerry Ghionis‘s 1-day seminar which was held at Park Royal Hotel,…

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Malaysia SME Congress: ‘Overcoming Adversity, How SMEs Do It’

Interestingly enough, this was my 2nd conference on SME that I had attended in a period of 1 week. I had received the invitation…

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Women Entrepreneurs Conference 2009

I’ve just attended a two day event (12 & 13 August 2009) titled ‘Women Entrepreneurs Conference’ organised by Gorgeous Geeks at Technology Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil. The conference has been nothing but empowering and mind-blowing. We had the chance not only to network but be exposed to social networks, technology, grants and utilising the Internet to its highest potential.

We were given inspirational and motivational talks by leading entrepreneurs which kept our mind racing with innovative ideas and forums which consisted of a range of panels discussing issues on business and marketing.

Here is a brief breakdown of the 2-day program:

Day 1

Session 1 – Started with Dr. Dominic Lau who spoke about Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. Click on Dominic Lau to download the seminar notes.

Session 2 – We had 4 panelist: Dolly Kee – Director of Image Power, Laletha Nithiyanandan – Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group – MD Salt Media Consultancy & Dato’ Susie Yeoh – CEO Uptrend Network spoke about ‘The Journey of Entrepreneurship’.

Session 3 – Oon Yeoh – Columnist & New Media Editor & Colin Wong the founder of Sharein who spoke about Social Web Media for Business.

Session 4 – Another forum titled “Redefine Working Culture in the Digital Age’, panelists were Alecia Heng – President GG, Hoe Kian Choon – Sales GM Coway, Nadiah Tan Abdullah – HRD Microsoft Malaysia and Thomas Low – eHomemakers.

Session 5 – We were enlightened about the available financial support and grants for SMEs, Panelists were from MDeC, MAVCAP and SMIDEC.

Day 2

Session 1 – Forum titled Leverage on Social Web Media Marketing for Modern Business, panelists were Christ Tan – Chur Associates, Kid Chan – Kid Chan Studio, Timothy Tiah – Nuffnang Tand Tan Yet Mee – Emmagem

Session 2 – Product & Marketing Positioning, Applying the Blue Ocean Strategy by Sharon Ang from Laurent Bleu Skin

Session 3 – The Online Opportunity – Why We Should Be Selling on eBay by Carol Fung

Session 4 – Another forum titled ‘Journey for Financial Support & Grant for Business – part 2’ by Christy Lee – MAVCAP, Eliza Noordin – Teak Capital, Koh Lee Ching – Calms Technologies, Siti Mariam Abdullah – Clear Insight Technology

Session 5 – E-Payment for E-Commerce by Terry Yee from ipay88

Session 6 – An interesting talk by Hanson Toh, Google Country consultant on ‘Letting Customers Find You & your Products on the Internet’

Here are some shots taken by Eric Chan who was the designated photographer (yes yours truly decided to participate in the conference for once!)

Alecia Heng, President of Gorgeous Geeks

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Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF)

If you’re a camera enthusiast or shutter bug and if you’re free on the 15 & 16 August 2009, I’d like to suggest for…

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