Our 9th installment of Development Forum was held on 24 March 2021 was held at Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya. The theme of the forum was "Research Collaboration in Medicinal Plants and Market Penetration for Herbal and Natural Products".
The forum was successful in achieving its goals; that are to fuel thought and provide a venue for discussion on topics pertinent to the herbal and natural products industry. Thank you to the panelists for a very active participation!
Chairperson: Mr Junaidi Said, CEO HLAF
Moderator: Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim Jantan, Science Advisor to HLAF INBIOSIS
1. Mr Azmi Said, Business Advisor to HLAF
2. Prof. Dr. Nor Hadiani Ismail, Director of AuRIns, UiTM
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khairana Husain, UKM
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeti Azura Mohamed Hussein, Director of INBIOSIS, UKM
5. Prof. Dr. Khozirah Shaari, IBS, UPM
6. Dr. Ami Fazlin Syed Mohamed, IMR
7. Dr. Murizal Zainol, IMR
8. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intan Safinar Ismail, IBS, UPM
9. Mr. Ahmad Azmir Omar, MAFI
*Proper and full SOPs were observed through out the event.
From left: Lennise Ng, CEO & Co-founder at Dropee, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Jantan, Herbee Science Advisor/Honorary Prof INBIOSIS, YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Human Life Advancement Foundation, Junaidi Said, CEO at Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF), Aizat Rahim, CFO & Co-founder at Dropee.
There’s an increasing demand for herbal and natural-based products in Malaysia, but this comes as no surprise. The country’s diverse, multicultural backgrounds have contributed to the growth of this industry – by the end of 2020, it not only hit RM35billion in market value, but also boosted the national income at RM2.2billion.
This presents a huge opportunity to grow Malaysia’s herbal industry – potentially making Malaysia one of the leading countries to develop international standards for herbal and traditional products. But the industry’s rapid growth comes at a price: there’s a lack of transparency in product information. Often, these products promise false claims, and contain misleading ingredients that are actually harmful to the human body. On top of that, herbal sellers have limited sales outreach and financing support. It doesn’t help that there’s a pandemic still looming, with the end nowhere near in sight.
This is why Dropee partnered with Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) to launch Herbee, an e-commerce platform that offers a vast selection of herbal and natural products in Malaysia.
The launch of Herbee was officiated by YBhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Chairman of HLAF, on 12 January 2021.
“Herbee is a giant step in making herbal and natural products safe to be consumed. It will greatly influence the biotech industry’s overall expansion and specifically defines and guides the industry players to meet market expectations and demands,” said YBhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.
There was also a panel discussion at the launch event, where leaders of the herbal industry discussed the challenges and opportunities in the era of the industry revolution 4.0.
From left to right: Dr. Ahmad Hazri Ab Rashid, GM of IBRC – SIRIM, Dr. Kelvin Soo, MD at Furley Bioextract, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Jantan, Herbee Advisor/Honorary Prof INBIOSIS, Mr. Noor Hisham, CEO at Euro-Circuit Technology Sdn. Bhd. Moderated by Mr. Junaidi Said, CEO at Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF).
How Herbee Helps Across the Supply Chain
With Herbee, every local entrepreneur, buyer, seller, and producer of herbal and natural-based products can be a part of this initiative to bring Malaysia’s herbal industry to the next level.
All product listings come with full transparency on product information, certification and endorsements. Now, buyers can safely shop at Herbee for reliable and safe-to-consume supplements and natural products.
Expand Sales Channels
Get instant access to not only a wider audience, but also to industry experts in the digitalised herbal industry.
Empower with Digitisation
Spearhead your digital presence with a whole spectrum of online market services, including payment gateway, logistics, delivery, and promotion modules, designed to help you easily monitor your orders, products and customers.
Supported with Financing Solutions
Our initiative offers you a range of digital and financial solutions, such as credit terms, virtual card account (VCA), and more, to help you navigate these trying times.
Herbee is a B2B2C e-commerce marketplace solution that caters to local brand names of herbal and natural-based products. A user-friendly platform that empowers businesses to digitally monitor their orders, products, customers, and gain valuable insights. To learn more or sign up as a supplier on the platform, visit https://www.herbeeshop.com/
About Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF)
Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) is an international non-profit organisation that is active in the fields of education, technology transfer, and sustainable development in developing nations. Its vision is to be an innovative institution that is responsive to the needs of the society for the development in innovation, knowledge, and technology by supporting fruitful interaction between academia, firms, and the public sector. To learn more, visit: http://www.hlaf.org.my/
Dropee is a B2B e-commerce solution provider that helps brands, wholesales, and distributors grow their wholesale business confidently by making it easy for their customers to order the right products from them, in-person and online. Founded in 2017, Dropee is headquartered in Malaysia and has an office in Singapore offering a wide range of e-commerce solutions for businesses. Visit https://www.dropee.com/ to bring your wholesale business online.
Copywriting by Dropee Team.
Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Science & Technology Scholarships.
A total of close to $500,000 was awarded to four deserving doctoral students in the Science & Technology fields. The scholarship criteria required applicants to be full-time postgraduate students with a 3.5 or higher GPA during Bachelor's and Master's, attending or accepted admission in the doctoral program during the second half of 2019. Recipients were selected based on academic performance, interview session, and research proposal.
Please join us in congratulating the following scholarship recipients:
Congratulations once again to the scholarship recipients – a well-deserving and impressive group of individuals. We look forward to your contributions and all that you bring to the field!
The organizers of the 4th Malaysian Technology Transfer Showcase (MTTS 2020) would like to invite Malaysian business owners to participate in MTTS 2020, a technology showcase for Malaysian businesses to engage global investors, future partners, and industry leaders within international markets.
Co-organized with Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), the 4th Malaysian Technology Transfer Showcase (MTTS 2020), will be held in conjunction with the 11th Sarajevo Business Forum: International Business & Investment Conference and Trade Fair (SBF2020), from 20th – 22nd April 2020 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.
MARii encourages Malaysian companies from various sectors to utilize MTTS 2020 as a platform to access new markets and foster smart partnerships with international companies while enhancing the development of Malaysian-based technology companies and service providers from various industries such as:
· Smart Agriculture & Smart Manufacturing
· Smart Governance & Cybersecurity
· Digital Infrastructure & Solutions
· Health & Environment
· Smart Education & Services
· Automotive, Transportation & Mobility
· Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) Technology
· Oil, Gas & Energy Industry
· Green Technology, Hybrid & Electric Vehicle
MTTS 2020 focuses on Industrial Revolution 4.0, covering five pillars – Autonomous Robot/Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Additive Manufacturing, and Big Data Analytics (BDA). These technologies are vital components in developing an industry that is catered for future mobility, technologies, and services.
The event will serve as a platform for Malaysian companies to showcase their products to a global audience, featuring more than 2000 business leaders, investors, national leaders, and industry players from more than 50 countries worldwide. Previous editions of the MTTS saw the attendance of various Malaysian companies such as NanoMalaysia Berhad, Biotropics Malaysia Berhad, Euro-Circuit Technology Sdn. Bhd., and Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals (Ipharm).
Interested companies can register before 27th March 2020. For more information, including registration fees and procedures may contact:
Mohamad Subhi Bin Mohamad Bakhir / 013 282 4614 / email@example.com
Hanani Abdul Kadir / 018 775 6395 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition In Conjunction With HLAF Annual Award & Workshop 2019 (HAAW2019)
Human Life Advancement Foundation - HLAF and Confexhub Group cordially invite you to participate at the Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition in conjunction with HLAF Annual Award & Workshop 2019 - HAAW2019. The event which is scheduled to be held from 23 – 24 September 2019 at Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be graced by YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The The Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition will be a perfect platform for the community and municipal government to learn and discuss on frameworks and strategies to transform their city into a smart city or city of the future at the same time embrace on technologies to reinvent the way government do businesses and engage with citizens. This will be an excellent platform to share experiences and best practices, recommend solutions and strategies, promote and encourage digital adoption in the public services.
Themed ‘Unlocking Functional and Sustainable Cities’, Cities 4.0 will be bringing in the technology and application experts, data and analysis experts, communications and connectivity experts, services and integration experts, even business and financial experts to connect with the city leaders to explore and align goals, objectives and business model as part of the smart cities ecosystem reliance.
The Key themes of Cities 4.0 will be on:
Digital Transformation – Big Data, IoT, Augmented Analytics, Digital Twins, Cyber Forensic, Privacy, Blockchain
Smart Governance – e-Government, Data Transparency, Public Safety
Smart Economy – Cashless City, Machine learning, Smart Space, Connected Factories
Smart Environment – Infrastructure, Connectivity, Transportation, Water & Waste, Energy
Smart Living – Smart Home, Ride Share, Autonomous, Smart Wearables, Smart Health
Smart Citizen – Inclusion, Engagement, Immerse Experience
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Malaysian Technology Transfer Showcase 2018 - Istanbul (2nd International Technology Transfer Showcase by HLAF)
Is Blockchain Revolution the 2nd Generation of The Internet?
Is Blockchain Technology part of the 4th industrial revolution?
How would blockchains change Asia, and the rest-of-the-world?
How could blockchain alter the future of global economy and humanity?
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Blockchain Solution Asia 2018 (BSA2018), co-organize by Human Life Advancement Foundation and Confexhub Group.
Blockchain is one of the most promising disruptive technology of the future. The global blockchain market size is expected to grow from USD 411.5 million in 2017 to USD 7,683.7 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 79.6%, with 36 sectors hopping onto the blockchain bandwagon.
The BSA2018 is set to provide the answers for organizations to better understand the impact of Blockchain Revolution and its technological advances on their business models and operating processes in order for them to adapt themselves to this new world technology-led order.
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Channel W on YAB Tun Dr Mahathir graces Cities 4.0 & Business 4.0 International Conference & Exhibition by HLAF & Confexhub
Channel W on Talking Points: Digitalising Businesses & Cities by Human Life Advancement Foundation and Confexhub
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 17): The inaugural Cities 4.0 & Business 4.0 International Conference and Exhibition will gather the public and private sectors from Malaysia and across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region to discuss practical framework and strategies to elevate the smart city concept and digital adoption in the region.
According to a media release on the Cities 4.0 & Business 4.0 International Conference and Exhibition, the event's co-organisers are Human Life Advancement Foundation and Confexhub Group. The statement said the conference and exhibition is scheduled to be held on Aug 27-29, 2018 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.
It said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will open the event.
The statement said: "Smart cities are emerging fast and they introduce new practices and services which [have] high impact on the policy, planning, development and operation of city, whilst co-existing with urban facilities."
"Co-organised by Human Life Advancement Foundation and Confexhub Group, the Cities 4.0 and Business 4.0 will be bringing in the experts from technology and application; data and analysis; infrastructure and utilities; building; transport; communications and connectivity; health; even business and financial to connect with the city leaders and business owners to explore and align goals, objectives and business model as part of the smart cities ecosystem reliance and path the digital transformation roadmap," it said.
According to the statement, speakers at the event include those from Frost & Sullivan, McKinsey & Company, and Maxis.
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Lim, J. (2018, August 17). Dr Mahathir to open Cities 4.0 & Business 4.0 International Conference and Exhibition. The Edge Markets. Retrieved from http://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/dr-mahathir-open-cities-40-business-40-international-conference-and-exhibition
Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) and Confexhub Group cordially invite you to join us at Cities 4.0 + Business 4.0 International Conference and Exhibition and be part of the Asia Largest Smart Cities & Digital Transformation Exhibition from 27 - 29 August 2018.
The Cities 4.0 + Business 4.0 Conference and Exhibition is a platform for community and municipal government to learn and discuss on frameworks and strategies to transform their city into a smart city or city of the future at the same time embrace on technologies to reinvent the way government do businesses and engage with citizens. This will be an excellent platform to share experience and best practices, recommend solutions and strategies, promote and encourage digital adoption in the public services.
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Products & Services Showcase - creative, interactive and experiential exposure to your technologies & services;
Digital Start-ups' Pitching Session - Opportunity to engage with potential investors for innovation commercialisation;
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