The Malaysia MDRT Day 2020 with the theme “Be the Better Version of You” was successfully held as a virtual event on 18 and 19 September 2020. This 2-day virtual event co-organized by The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) featured 47 International and local speakers across 5 major speakers platform including Main Platform Sessions, Focus Sessions, Connexxion Zone Sessions, MDRT Speaks Sessions and Breakfast Talk Session.
A total of 8,235 participants joined the virtual event, comprising 7,968 local participants and 267 international participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.
In true MDRT tradition, the opening ceremony started with a line-up of flag bearers of participating insurance companies and organizers. MDRT Malaysia Country Chair, Lim Ren En officiated the opening ceremony held at Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre, attended by speakers and sponsors of the event. In his speech, Lim highlighted the positive milsetone of Malaysia MDRT MCC since it started in 2010, that garnered 1,938 members to date. He also urged all members to embrace the MDRT Malaysia dream, which is “to improve professionalism, work-life balance, sales, work ethics and skills to bring in more business and improve income”. Lim ended his speech by inviting Sean Yap, the newly-appointed MDRT Malaysia Country Chair, to receive the Country Chair jacket to symbolize the succession.
The Day 1 programme kicked off with exclusive virtual sessions with Presidents of MDRT, Regina Bedoya, Brian Heckert and Tony Gordon followed by inspiring speakers Sufidawati and Rick Hu. The day continued with focus sessions, presented in 4 languages. The line-up of speakers was Siti Fairus, Susan Khor, Kaka Lim, Gan Chin Soon, N. Thiban, Trisen Tan, Boonchai Tohsuwanwanich, Wilson Ng, Eunice Chen and Neoh Seok Pheng.
Participants in Day 2 started the day with speakers Tony Gordon, Boonchai Tohsuwanwanich, Sunny Lee and Sean Yap. The rest of the day continued with various breakout sessions led by speakers Lim Ai Choon, Ho Bee Hian, Harcharanjit Kaur, Joserine Yap, Rex Lim, Joanne Soo, Christine Sew, Rafiqa Shireen Jemaat, Kimberly Lai, Noor Azirah, Puspadevan A/L Suppiah, Jong Thian Lung, Jade Law, Jocelyn Ong, Tam Kim Fang, Josh lee, Esther Hu, Lim Leng Tee, Gan Choon Wah and Chia Han Pin.
The Malaysia MDRT Day sponsors for 2020 are:
- AIA Bhd
- Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad
- Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad
- Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad
- Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad
- Manulife Insurance Berhad
About Malaysia MDRT
Malaysia MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) Membership Communications Committee is an independent association with the mission to lead the life insurance industry by way of producing high achievers with the highest level of professionalism, best ethical value, and excellent customer service (who are called MDRT). Initiatives include education for knowledge development,mentoring
for skill development, social awareness for insights into the life insurance industry, and conferences for networking and inspiration building.
Malaysia MDRT hosts an annual event Malaysia MDRT Day, targeted at agents to boost new frontiers with new ideas to improve productivity, client engagement, strategies and business practices the MDRT way. Top MDRT, COT and TOT members shared sales techniques and ideas, technical information as well as motivational concepts to attendees comprising of life insurance agents and financial services practitioners in Malaysia.