Saturday, September 15, 2012

Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E) Media Launch

Last month, MALAYSIA SME™ has organized a media launch for the 13-episode SME Sitcom entitled Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E). It was a great honor to be invited to witness the media launch at Hilton Petaling Jaya, Kristal Ballroom 2 with the rest of the bloggers and members of the media. Although the traffic was pretty congested on that very day due to the crane incident at Puchong, I still managed to reach the hotel just in time for the welcome speech.

Wayne Lim, CEO of MALAYSIA SME™
If you're into small medium enterprise businesses, I'm sure that you would know that the right connections might get you places but its perseverance that gets a thriving new business off the ground. Acknowledging the difficulties that budding entrepreneurs go through, MALAYSIA SME™ decided to take a light-hearted approach by announcing a 13-episode million dollar production SME Sitcom entitled Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E). The first episode will be aired on NTV7 next month, on October 4 and subsequently be aired every Thursday at 9pm.

The occasion also saw Wayne Lim, CEO of MALAYSIA SME™ inviting representatives from DHL Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Canon Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd, AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad to give their insights and blessings towards the collaboration. To enliven the proceedings, a teaser behind-the-scenes feature was also premiered to the delight of those in attendance before giving way to a photo session with the cast and crew as well as main sponsors.

SME Partners in Action
The event was graced by John William Xavier, chief executive officer of The Big Rajah Food Caterers and Y. Bhg. Dato Nelson Kwok, founder of Nelson’s Franchise (M) Sdn Bhd who each gave their own inspiring account on the challenges they had gone through as entrepreneurs thus creating a strong connection to the objective of “Small Mission Enterprise” (S.M.E).

Some of the lucky draw prizes given to the bloggers and members of the media. Congratulation to the winners!

Jacinta with her prize!

Kelly with her prize!
After the lucky draw, the S.M.E. cast came out to the stage for the press conference & Q&A session.


Group photo with the S.M.E. Team together with the main sponsors.


A tongue-in-cheek take on Small Medium Enterprises, the sitcom will be MALAYSIA SME™’s first foray into television with a stellar comedic cast headlined by Baki Zainal, Ash Nair, Alvin Wong, Ruzana Ibrahim, Adibah Noor, Indi Nadarajah and the delectable Chelsia Ng. Directed by comedian Douglas Lim, it has the makings of a rib-tickling affair even as it looks to create awareness of the various stumbling-blocks encountered by entrepreneurs from all walks of life – whether it be a family stationary business, a tailoring shop or a pastry café. The quirky premise pays tribute to the gung-ho spirit and determination of those who decide to strike out on their own accord.

The cast of S.M.E. from left to right: Adibah Noor, Indi Nadarajah, Ash Nair, Baki Zainal, Alvin Wong, Ruzana Ibrahim and Chelsia Ng.
Below are some of the action shots from the sitcom S.M.E.




Check out the video of the official sound track of the sitcom S.M.E below:-


Don't forget to catch the first episode of Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E) on NTV7 on the October 4 and subsequently be aired every Thursday at 9pm.


.: Peace Out :.