Swinburne students to learn from successful entrepreneurs
KUCHING: Students at Swinburne University of Technology will have the rare opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most successful entrepreneurs from Malaysia and Singapore at its Sarawak campus here from this Sunday to Oct 4.
Dubbed ‘Entrepreneur Week’, the event will see personalities like Encorp Berhad executive chairman Datuk Sri Effendi Norwawi and Singapore’s Serial System Limited executive chairman and chief executive officer Dr Derek Goh sharing their experience and knowledge with the students.
According to a press statement from the university, the speakers will touch on a range of topics which both students and business owners will find beneficial.
For instance, Effendi will talk about how he started in his career, offer advice from the perspective of an employer including career preparation and what employers look for in the 21st century. Goh, as the sole proprietor of Serial System Limited will elaborate on how he manage to get his electronic components distribution company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange two decades after its establishment and later on the Main Board.
Meanwhile, John Jong, a Sarawakian making his mark at the forefront of the branding scene in Kuala Lumpur and Southeast Asia, will provide insights from the perspective of a consultancy.
As the managing director and chief creative officer of Thinkscape, he will also show how one can awaken the creative giant within.
For Penang entrepreneur Barry Lim, he will touch on topics such as managing people and organisational behaviour, attitudes, motivation, leadership and morale within technical teams, and the likes whereas WTS Konsultant Sdn Bhd consulting engineer Alex Ting will focus on developing a business plan, generating a business opportunity idea for a product and/or service, basic legal concepts including contract, business structure protocols and laws, intellectual property and its protection, professional and criminal liability.
A number of institutions of higher learning and chambers of commerce have also been invited to the event.