AmBank shifts into higher gear in “Building Engines for Growth” under its continuous SME empowerment agenda at the 2023 AmBank SME BizCONFERENCE


Front Row : Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group (4th from right), Christopher Yap, Managing Director, Business Banking, AmBank Group (5th from right) and Senior Management of AmBank Group at the AmBank SME BizCONFERENCE 2023 held at the Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya.​

Tuesday, 12 September 2023 - AmBank held its 2023 SME BizCONFERENCE themed “Building Engines for Growth” on 12 September 2023 in Sheraton Petaling Jaya under its continuous Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) empowerment agenda. The event is part of the bank’s continuous efforts in demonstrating its role to supporting the growth and development of SMEs in Malaysia.

The BizCONFERENCE is a key initiative under the AmBank BizCLUB proposition which is a platform offering knowledge, networking opportunities, and media coverage to every business looking to reach new heights and transform their business.

The SME BizCONFERENCE featured key trends such as Beyond Financing, ESG, Smart Automation and 5G presented by keynote speakers. The event which was attended by 300 SME leaders ended with three engaging panel discussions involving subject matter experts, business owners, practitioners and thought leaders who shared valuable insights, strategies, and best practices.

Through such events, AmBank aims to provide Malaysian SMEs with an understanding of key trends to help them future proof their businesses and stay ahead. The conference also provided a networking platform for the SME community, allowing business owners to connect with subject matter experts and leaders of homegrown brands who have made it regionally and globally.

Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group said, “We recognise the need for a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in providing for the needs of SMEs and highlighting these businesses to encourage diversification and promotion of business and investment opportunities. We are very pleased to provide a platform through this SME BizCONFERENCE where SMEs can seize the opportunity to gain knowledge, build networks, access resources and get inspiration, all of which can contribute to the growth and success of their businesses.”

“The SME BizCONFERENCE is one of the main events under our Beyond Financing initiative we call the AmBank BizCLUB. Through this platform we aim to provide additional value by allowing businesses to access expert advice, networking opportunities and development programs. Our AmBank BizCLUB platform has provided support to more than 12,000 SMEs through our events as well as the AmBank BizRACE – an annual business competition,” said Christopher Yap, Managing Director of Business Banking, AmBank Group.​​​​