The annual MALAYSIA SME® CONGRESS is the first nationwide congress of its kind in Malaysia dedicated to the country’s SMEs. It has the sole objective of motivating, inspiring, and guiding Malaysia’s SME community to greater local and international success.
Having been organised successfully for eight times now, the Congress has enjoyed the participation of more than 10,000 SME businesses to date. In a nutshell, the MALAYSIA SME® CONGRESS is the most meaningful SME-centric event in SME calendar.
The two days/one night CONGRESS is designed to help SME owners explore new ideas, new marketing strategies, new frontiers, and new ways of doing business. In line with this goal, the organizer has crafted a whole array of formal-official and informal-leisure activities that aim to spark new perspectives and new networks.
The CONGRESS will feature professionally picked global and regional digital sharing economy thought leaders, players and entrepreneurs. Together, they will inspire SME owners to reach out for more creative, compelling and cost-effective ways of running their businesses in the world of the digital sharing economy.
Muar is the capital of Muar District, Johor, Malaysia. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia, to be visited and explored for its food, coffee and historical buildings. It is also known as Bandar Maharani. It was declared the Royal City of Johor by Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, and is the fourth largest city in Johor.
Muar is also internationally well known as the hub of the furniture industry of Malaysia. Industrial estates within Muar district are located at Tanjung Agas, Bukit Bakri, Jorak, Parit Bakar, Pagoh and Tangkak. The town thrives with business and trading activities, with many old traditional Chinese shops offering a variety of products at reasonable and attractive prices.
In addition to industry and trade, Muar’s agriculture is mainly made up of the major crops of rubber and oil palm, besides coconut, cocoa, fruits (durian, rambutan, duku, mangosteen, banana, papaya, pineapple, dragon fruit etc.), vegetables and livestock, poultry and fish farming. Fishing is the major activity in fishing villages like Parit Jawa, Parit Raja, Parit Tiram, and Kesang. There are many cafes that are open in Muar, especially around the Bakri area, which attract foreign and local tourists.