Our Sponsors and Official Partners
We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors and official partners, whose generous support makes everything we do possible.
Astro | Platinum Sponsor
Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad is a leading content and consumer group in Malaysia and Southeast Asia with a focus on the pillars of watch, listen, read and shop. With a customer base of 5.0 million residential customers or approximately 69% penetration of Malaysian TV households, Astro offers 185 TV channels, including 56 HD channels, delivered via Direct-To-Home satellite TV, IPTV and OTT platforms. Astro provides HD, 3D, PVR, VOD and IPTV services through Astro B.yond and Astro on the Go. Fulfilling its promise to bridge the digital divide for all of Malaysia, Astro introduced NJOI as an entry-level DTH satellite TV service and is the country’s first non-subscription based satellite TV, offering 30 TV and 20 radio channels. Astro Radio includes Malaysia’s highest rated stations across key languages and is available on both terrestrial and digital channels, reaching approximately 15.0 million weekly listeners. Its digital arm is involved in digital publishing, applications and platforms as well as publication of entertainment and lifestyle magazines locally.
Astro holds the distinction of the ‘Gold’ award in the Media and Entertainment category at the Putra Brand Awards for 7 consecutive years from 2010 to 2016, including the ‘Brand of the Year’ award in 2012, the ‘Brand Icon’ award in 2013 and the ‘Malaysian Marketer of the Year’ award in 2016.
Astro’s CSR projects have been recognised by the International Business Awards (IBAs) for the fourth consecutive year. Astro was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the 2015 IBAs in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year (Asia, Australia and New Zealand) category for Astro Kasih Sports Initiative. In the 2014 IBAs, the company won a Silver Stevie Award for ‘Astro Kasih Hostel and EkoVillage’ project. In 2013 and 2012, Astro’s ‘Beautiful Malaysia: Longest Underwater Clean Up’ and ‘Astro Kasih Hostel’ projects were awarded with a Silver Stevie® Award respectively. In 2013, the Beautiful Malaysia project also set a Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Underwater Cleanup’, which ran for 168 hours in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in Sabah.
These awards are in recognition of Astro’s efforts to exemplify innovation, quality and strong corporate responsibilities.
Sunway Education Group | Event Sponsor
Since its establishment in 1987, Sunway Education Group has always striven to provide quality education for all regardless of race, creed or financial standing. As one of the pioneers of private education in Malaysia, Sunway Education Group has helped transform the landscape of education in Malaysia and create benchmarks many others in the local industry have emulated.
Sunway Education Group aspires to be the international education hub in Malaysia, one that the nation and Sunway students and staff can be proud of. The Group is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), a first-of-its-kind and unique structure within the field of private higher education in Malaysia. The entire equity of the Sunway Education Group’s institutions valued at more than RM720 million (now in excess of RM1 billion) was transferred to the not-for-profit JCF to ensure perpetual funding to provide sustainable quality education for all deserving making JCF the largest social enterprise in the country.
Through the JCF, we have cemented closer ties with Brasenose College, University of Oxford, following a landmark agreement in December 2015. We have also forged strategic links with Gonville and Caius, University of Cambridge and Harvard University in the preceding year, making us the only education group in the country to have built close academic ties with a collection of the world’s most preeminent universities. This will significantly elevate the teaching and research standards in our universities and in Malaysia, and is in line with our aim to continuously transform Sunway and its educational institutions into a world-class brand providing quality education that is accessible and equitably available to all.
MABECS | Silver Sponsor
MABECS was set up in 1985 to assist students in Malaysia to find suitable places at universities in the United Kingdom. We were one of the first advisory and student placement agencies to be established in the country and the region and we have continued to focus on specialist counselling on higher study options in the UK. Since our establishment, students we have counselled, have been able to take up degree studies at every university in the UK, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Working closely with education institutions in Malaysia, MABECS has counselled many thousands of students and helped them to find the most suitable courses and universities for their further studies.