Empowering Youth Entrepreneurs

The 1st National Youth Entrepreneur Convention 2008 is a youth-speak-to-youth event aiming at empowering youths in Malaysia aspiring to be entrepreneurs. Jointly organized by YouthMalaysia.com, Malaysian Young Graduates Society and AIESEC, supported by the MCA Lifelong Learning program, the Convention will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur on January 19, 2008.

Themed ‘Empowerment: Yes I Can’, the Convention will serve as a platform to inspire and empower youths to rise to prominence through knowledge, guidance and experiences shared by 13 of Malaysia’s leading youth entrepreneurs who have taken their respective industries by storm.

In addition, YB Dato’ Seri Azalina Othman Said, the Minister of Youth and Sports will be delivering a Keynote Address. A Special Luncheon Talk by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education YB Datuk Ong Tee Keat will also provide an avenue for youths to discover and explore new career opportunities, as well as motivate them to see entrepreneurship as a means of improving society’s quality of life.

Click here to find out more.

For those of you who'd like to find out what others are saying about the Convention, do feel free to run through the following links:

The Star

As the organizing chairperson of the Convention, I'd like to thank all of you who have been supporting our efforts. If there are any feedback or links that I have missed out, feel free to drop me a comment.

See y'all at the convention!


  1. hey you. looks like a very good event. all the best!

  2. see you on the event...


  3. Joel, would love to go there and hope to get a chance to really meet you in person and perhaps have a cup of coffee with you.. =)

  4. Hi Joel,

    Thanks for the link.

    I look forward to meet up and speak to you soon.

  5. hi joel, I just read about this event today. It's what I waiting for so long. I am from Penang, will try my best to attend. Is the registration still open?

  6. so cooool. i'll be going. see you there! >.<

  7. Hey all.

    Thanks for the support. See you at the event!

    We'll catch up for drinks after.

  8. Hey Joel,

    No worries man about the email. but i do pity those who had gotten it on say outlook :P, in the end, i think a few of us actually got to make friends hehe before the event. :) Cheers and keep up the good work!

  9. Joel,

    I was one of the participant of the convention and I found the event an inspiring one due to the great speaker.

    Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more events like this.
    Thank You.


  10. Yo Joel,

    Well it was a real pleasure meeting you in person instead of seeing a virtual person, lol. All the same well done on the event, if anything at all i'll agree with caffenny that it was inspiring to see young people taking on the business world head on with the rest of those who have already made it, but taken years to be successful.

    Congrats once again. Keep in touch. and PS, you've been pimped on my blog. :P

  11. well done joel! congrats on your successful event. :)

  12. Hey Caffenny, Linora, Immi and all participants of the convention,

    I'm glad you guys had as much if not half the fun as the speakers of the convention had. All of you were just splendid.

    For those who were not able to join us this time, not to worry - we're definitely looking forward to organize the next one.

    Linora = Aronil: It was a pleasure meeting you as well. Facebook time!

  13. Joel,

    it was fantastic to be at the nyec the other day. seeing and listening to young, successful personnel like you... were indeed superb. and each speaker has their very own story to share... good job organizing such event to boast up some youths.

    btw... keep up the youthful spirit and nice to see that you blog...=)

  14. To everyone,

    Looks like most of us enjoyed the event and had a good experience sharing session as well.
    I am looking forward to more events in the future!