YAKULT BENEFITS BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Yakult Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Booth:  No 088

As a first time participant, Yakult Malaysia’s Sdn. Bhd.’s intention to join the Selangor International Expo 2017 is to gauge the market and awareness of the consumers. Ultimately, it targets potential customers.

Dahlia Lokman, Yakult’s PR coordinator said “We hope more people will come to our booth to be more aware of Yakult and the effects of probiotics. Many people have the misconception that Yakult is only good for children, but in fact, it is also good for adults”.

So far, since it is the first day of the exhibition, Yakult has created a lot of awareness as many people have come to ask questions. Yakult is intending to participate the exhibition again next year depending on the exposure they get after this event. Dahlia also said that the Selangor International Expo  is good for those who want to introduce new products, venture into business and find business partners from different countries.

THIRD TIME PARTICIPANT AT THE SELANGOR INTERNATIONAL EXPO

Soon Soon Manufacturing & Trading Sdn. Bhd: Booth No. FM17

The Selangor International Expo is an avenue for Mr. Alan Tan to create awareness and publicity for his products. Furthermore, as his company receives innovation grant/support from MOSTI and MTDC, it is his commitment to participate in events such as this.

This year, his special product highlight is the “SOONSOON Aerodynamic Large Multi-Purpose First Aid Kit”. Unlike the traditional kit, this multi-purpose first aid kit has many innovative compartments. These include slots/partitions for modern and traditional medicines and custom-made trays.

Some of the special features include the specially designed transparent trays that are spacious to cater most medications stored in the kit as well as prevent the medications from falling to the ground. The compartments provide quick accessibility for users while the transparent front cover provides a peace of mind when the need for stocks replenishment arises. Moreover, the design is aerodynamic, unique and has safety features that make any one proud to have one in his or her home.

Mr. Alan Tan is keen to meet trade business partners and looking forward to meeting more people over the next few days. The Selangor International Expo is definitely a good avenue for this opportunity, but he hopes that the exhibition will be better in the future by having better exposures and more advertisements.

DINKOPI TAKES PEOPLE BACK DOWN MEMORY LANE!

Dinkopi Sdn. Bhd.

A first-time exhibitor at the Selangor International Expo, Mahdi participates to bring Dinkopi back to life after about 15 years of staying in silence. His purpose is to carry on his grandfather’s legacy of this popular Kopi O from Greenwood Gombak by creating a comeback, starting with building awareness. Much to his surprise, many people who visited his booth still remember this aromatic traditional blend Kopi O brand.

Mahdi believes that exhibitions such as this will help bring the brand back to life. After finding out that many people still remember this Malaysian heritage black coffee, Mahdi is optimistic about participating in more exhibitions. He feels that in the long term, he will reap the returns.

His wish is to participate in future Selangor International Expos because he believes that in F&B, he will need to keep reminding consumers of his brand and keep giving consumers a taste of his specially made coffee from Malaysia and Indonesia beans. So far, Mahdi is happy with the crowd he receives and hopes to meet more potential visitors especially distributors and traders.

WASH AWAY!

CLE Coin Sdn. Bhd.

The urge to be a participant this year sparked by a visit from a Management of CLE Coin Sdn. Bhd. at last year’s Selangor International Expo. It was felt that this expo provides a good avenue to promote businesses. Hence, the purpose of this year’s participation is to look for potential business deals.

CLE Coin Sdn. Bhd. is the sole distributor of washing machines and is able to set up a self-laundry for interested business owners. So far, they have received quality visitors to their booth, in other words, those who really are interested about doing the business. Furthermore, according to Zulaikha, as the Selangor International Expo is situated a little farther away from the city centre, those who came are genuinely looking for a potential business to own.

She also said that if the feedback is good, they will definitely participate in the future Selangor International Expos. They have not met a huge crowd of people, but definitely met quality potentials.

PAY THE PARKING FEE USING THE SMARTPHONE

Paying for parking in the city or towns can be a hassle due to vandalised parking meters, no coins and out of order ticket machines.

AppCable Sdn Bhd which developed the Jom Parking application wants to change all that by introducing a more convenient way to pay parking at more towns and cities in the country.

"At the moment this app is only in Kuala Lumpur, Tawau and Jasin. We hope to introduce this to other towns in the country in the future," said AppCable business development manager Rozaida Ali.

Although this concept is not new, Rozaida said JomParking has the most number of users in the country totalling 45,000 subscribers.

WITH MISWAK TOOTHBRUSH, YOU CAN BRUSH YOUR TEETH LIKE PROPHET MUHAMMAD

During Prophet Muhammad's time, Muslims brushed their teeth using the "kayu sugi" or salvadora persica.

This method was known as "miswak" and does not need to use toothpaste and is as clean as conventional brushing.

A Japanese company called Shinyei Group is bringing in this revolutionary method of teeth brushing into the country and is set to take Malaysia by storm.

"We are in the midst of negotiations with the authorities on setting its retail price for this product which is already widely used in the Middle East," said sales manager Yusuke Hamada.

He said the miswak also eliminates bad breath as it has natural negative electrical charge and users can also use natural ceramics as toothpaste.

The company is actively participating in international expos especially in Muslim countries to promote the new unique way of brushing teeth.

THE UNIQUE MALAYSIAN PAU SET TO BE EXPORTED TO THE REGION

Every year, the Putrajaya pasar Ramadan will be choked with people which include the Pau Viral Putrajaya.

Its unique pau cendawan or mushroom bun has taken the Putrajaya folk by storm and is slowly but surely spreading its wings nationwide and soon will be exported for the first time to Singapore.

"We admit there is a lot of pau makers out there but ours is unique as it is shaped after fruits such as strawberry, corn and even the doughnut," said Pau Rohani Enterprise sales manager Adzhar Hashim.

Adzhar said the company is keen to participate in the Selangor International Expo 2017 as it can appoint agents and gauge feedback from customers on how to improve the flavour of its pau.

WANT TO DO BUSINESS IN HONG KONG BUT DON'T KNOW HOW?

HKTDC ready to help Malaysian companies to penetrate Hong Kong market. Let Hong Kong Trade Development Council take care of it and help out.
Trade counsellor Suzy Yap said Hong Kong provides the best platform to Malaysian companies to penetrate into Hing Kong, the China market as well as the world.

"We are ready to help Malaysian companies as it is not easy to tap the global market and find sales, suppliers and business partners.
"HKTDC has the expertise to help Malaysian companies as it is the gateway to China as well as one of the world's top financial centres. Malaysian companies need not look further to find their business partners."

Yap said the Selangor International Expo 2017 is a great platform for the Council to promote its services to Malaysian companies which wants to expand into Hong Kong, China and the world.

KL SELANGOR INDIAN CHAMBER READY TO HELP COMPANIES

KUALA LUMPUR & SELANGOR INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY – BOOTH 97

The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce Industry wants to fully play its role to extend its help to its members on how to beef up their business operations.

Honorary Treasurer T.Selvam said the chamber is glad to matchmake its existing 680 with other potential business clients as well as help them solve their problems.

"We try our best to find them suppliers, match with the right business partner, how to source funding and also widen their network.

Selvam said the chamber is no stranger with Selangor International Expo because he already a committee member of the expo for the past several years.

NU VENDING SET TO CHANGE THE WAY MALAYSIANS BUY SNACKS

NU VENDING – BOOTH MRC01

Hungry Malaysians would always stop at convenient stores to purchase light snacks and drinks.

But what about students in universities or school students at far away places and in the middle of the night?

Enter NuVending which will dispense light drinks, sandwiches, cakes and biscuits to hungry Malaysians be it intowns, factories, schools and offices.

NuVending agency manager Faliq Razak said the company is set to revolutionise the way Malaysians buy light snacks by using the vending machine which is already popular in advanced countries such as Japan,

"The Selangor International Expo has enabled us to meet other suppliers to improve the vending machine and also source for food products which are cheaper”.

TONGKAT ALI AND KACIP FATIMAH ENZYMES TO KEEP THE AILMENTS AWAY

ED FOODCARE SDN BHD – BOOTH KS01

Tongkat Ali and Kacip Fatimah enzymes is fast rising to keep all sorts of ailments away and there are now rising awareness in Malaysia for green enzyme-based pure natural and zero chemical additives to treat diabetes, joint pains, gout, migraine and so many others.

Established in 2015, ED Food Care Sdn Bhd director Lew Kam San said the company is spreading its wings to export the products to China and South Korea to ride on the increasing awareness on medicinal products.

Lew said the Selangor International Expo is perfect for the company to find the most competitive supplier which will enable the company to save cost.

TIRED OF DRINKING THE SAME HOT CHOCOLATE BRAND EVERY MORNING? WANT TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?

DEWAN PERNIAGAAN ISLAM KUALA LUMPUR – BOOTH 157

TRY DRINKING A NEW BRAND OF HOT CHOCOLATE!!

Malaysians should try a new product in the market which is a blend of of dates and cocoa.

Al Haddad Marketing sales manager Mohd Ariffin said the company is fast rising in Malaysia and now it has set its sights on the export market.

"We like to participate in Selangor International Expo as it provides us the platform to network as well as do business matching activities”.

LICENSE TO BUSINESS

MAMPU, PRIME MINISTER’S DEPARTMENT: BOOTH NO. 092

Want to do a business and don’t know where to get your license?

MAMPU has all the answers via its Portal MalaysiaBiz. As MAMPU deals with a lot of SMEs, the Selangor International Expo is one of the platforms it uses to spread awareness about its one-stop portal. Here, one can find all information about business registration and licensing throughout Malaysia.
Mr. Chan Ji Hong, Assistant Director of MAMPU said the portal is a useful reference point for people who are thinking of starting a business, just about starting a business or are currently doing a business with no proper license.

He hopes many more people will use this portal as it saves a lot of time for all parties involved. The portal can also help to reduce research time for business owners as everything one needs to know is listed here.

At the Selangor International Expo 2017, Mr. Chan said he has met many SMEs from all walks of life and has spread information about the portal.
MAMPU will definitely participate in future expos as it will take as many opportunities as long as it can promote its portal.

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR ACCOUNTS?

CAS MALAYSIA PLK BOOTH: NO. 099

CAS Malaysia was a participant at last year’s Selangor International Expo and had visitors attended their booth to ask about their products. As a result, they had those people coming to their office to ask further about their accounting services. Hence this year, they continue to participate in the hope to meet more potential customers both local and international.

The main objective for their participation is to raise their company profile and create awareness about their services. So far, a number of people have come to their booth and asked questions, but they will only know if the people who visited are their customers once the event is over. Depending on their budget and considering the exhibitors, they intend to participate again in the Selangor International Expo.

IT ENTHUSIASTS GET SMARTER ABOUT SMART SELANGOR

Menteri Besar Inc: Smart Selangor

Although it was only two days in at the Selangor International Expo 2017, Smart Selangor gained a lot of interests among information technology enthusiasts.
One of the exhibitors, Nor Fatin Nemyza said these people want to be part of the state's smart city aspiration as IT vendors.

"They are really interested to get involved. They have all the ideas for example developing apps for cargo transportation," she said.

"Other than getting exposed to what Smart Selangor has done over the past years, the Expo really helps them to find new business opportunities in the field of smart city," said Fatin who is also one of the executives at Menteri Besar Inc.

Smart Selangor, a unit under Menteri Besar Inc, is a driving force that turns Selangor into smart city.

MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SEPANG MADE "NEW FRIENDS" IN SETIA ALAM

Majlis Perbandaran Sepang : Booth 057

As Sepang is flourishing into a matured city and houses are still affordable, many homebuyers especially those from Selangor pick the city as one of the options they plan to settle down in.

This is how Majlis Perbandaran Sepang made "new friends" in Setia Alam at the Selangor International Expo 2107, said its exhibitor Abu Zaa Kamal.
"They wanted to know what it is like to live in Sepang. Well, they had come to the right place. One of the key things I told them was we are not left behind when it comes to smart city," he said.

"We are proud to say that we have developed the first Flexi-Parking, Local Plan, E-KM and ChargEV (electric vehicle charging) applications. Besides that, we also have smart traffic light, smart waste management and smart homes in Sepang," Abu Zaa added.

Abu Zaa also shared the progress of new developments in Sepang, including the higways, infrastructure and townships with the visitors.
"The Expo provided the platform for me and Majlis Perbandaran Sepang to enlighten people especially in Setia Alam about Sepang and its development direction moving forward. It feels good to help people," he concluded.

THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO MEET FOR BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

MIDA – Booth 94

Micro-businesses and start-ups did not miss the opportunity to approach Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) at the Selangor International Expo 2017 to get assistance in growing their businesses.

MIDA assistant director Ahmad Nazaruddin Mohd Khairudin said: "We are happy to be here. The number of micro-businesses and start-ups that came to visit our booth for the past few days really exceeded our expectation. It was overwhelwing."

"We have the visitors' names, contacts and their business details. We will follow up further after the Expo," he added.

In thanking Invest Selangor for organising the Expo, Nazaruddin said MIDA will never fail to be present again in the next years to come to reach out to industry players.

MIDA, a government agency, provides a range of technical assistance and support to local companies from blue chips to micro-businesses and start-ups.

MALT IN YOUR MOUTH

Three Horses Malt Beverage: Booth No. 197

Three Horses Malt, fully imported unfermented malt beverage from Germany is a first time participant at the Selangor International Expo. The beverages are fully imported as they are unable to be produced locally due to the difference in water quality. The classic range, according to people tastes as close as the actual beer.

As with other exhibitions like MIHAS, Three Horses Malt wishes to meet potential agents, business traders and other potential customers to promote its brand. Wan Amirul, Jr. Vice President of Three Horses Malt said that they are privileged to be meeting VIPs at this expo as that will be an opportunity for business in the future. It is also said that the Raja Muda Selangor intends to purchase the beverage for future events.

Three Horses Malt also intends to participate in next year’s Selangor International Expo as it helps to promote their brand and hopes many people are aware of this trade fair.

KNOW WHAT GOES BEST WITH YOUR SALAD? KEWPIE KNOWS IT.

Kewpie Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. : Booth No. 087

The brand Kewpie, pronounced as “Kiu-pai” by many people is not the right way to pronounce the brand. Mr. Yasuto Utsunomiya, Sales Director of Kewpie Malaysia would like to correct the right pronunciation of its brand name, which is supposed to be pronounced as “Kiu-pea/pi”.

Despite the mispronunciation of the brand name, Kewpie products are quite popular in the Malaysian market. Its number one product in Peninsular Malaysia is the Kewpie Roasted Sesame dressing for salads. As many people who visited the booth tasted various Kewpie products, Kewpie manages to reap over RM 1,000 sales each day during the Selangor International Expo. Some of the people who came to the booth had not tasted some of Kewpie products. After they have tasted it, they will surely buy.

Kewpie believes that they have somewhat achieved their aim by joining this Selangor International Expo. Their intention was to approach more potential customers, create more exposures and wider audience. This way, more people can try their products as they have first-hand interactions with people. Also, they can educate the public about their brand, especially on the pronunciation of the name.

ADD LUXURY SALT TO YOUR DISHES!

Kaurum : Booth No. 104

Visitors are exposed to a new luxurious product called Kaurum. Kaurum is salt flower from the Mediterranean Sea with flakes of edible Gold 22k. It ultimately makes it the most luxurious salt in the world! Not only does it add the glitz on the dishes, it also tastes amazing.

Proudly produced in Malaga, Kaurum is previewed for the first time in the world at the Selangor International Expo 2017, a week before its official launch in Spain. With Kaurum, you will surely make your dishes glitz!

MAKING FRIENDS IS THE NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

The free market booths participated at the Selangor International Expo on the last day of the four-day event. Besides bringing more people to the fair, its purpose is to promote good manners and create a platform for people from all walks of life to mingle and mix for the benefit of both sides.

The concept of the free market is that people who have things they do not want anymore can come and set up a booth, display the items then wait for people to ask for the items. For one to get the item, he or she only needs to ask politely for the item he or she wants. Usually, all the items displayed will be gone in 20 minutes. If the items are not taken, the owners usually just take them back home.

According to Syed Azmi Alhabshi, a social activist, the free market concept also opens a new way of communicating with all sorts of people from different backgrounds. In conjunction with the Selangor International Expo, the free market volunteers have managed to find partners, clients and even created opportunities for individuals.

In one example, one of the visitors managed to find a job through the networking they did. In another example, at the social enterprise booth where non-working mothers sell products that they hand-made, received potential customers who may use their products as corporate gifts.

Syed Azmi said the free market can be a platform to start a business, and the Selangor International Expo 2017 is the right avenue to achieve this.

Networking is now a new way of doing business; hence, trade fairs such as this are important.

LEMON GRASS-BASED TEA GAINING TRACTION

For free market participant Mohd Faiz Razali, the Selangor International Expo is a great avenue for him to introduce his lemon grass-based tea products under the brand name Rhymba Tea.

"Most people associate tea with tea leaves, but tea can also be made from lemon grass and ginger. Malaysians should try to explore their options as lemon grass-based tea can also help to alleviate migraine, gas and high blood pressure," said Mohd Faiz.

He added his 6-year old company is now delving into tumeric-based tea from India as well as cinnamon-based tea from Sri Lanka to cater to the different taste buds of Malaysians.

"Hopefully soon, I will be able to participate in the Selangor International Expo myself to hook up with agents and distributors as well as find mileage for my products."