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SMG To Promote TEDxKL in Malaysia Encouraging the Movement of Ideas Worth Spreading

TEDxKL will be celebrating its third consecutive annual conference this year in Kuala Lumpur. The event began with the simple vision for inspiring individuals to share their experiences and insights with a wider audience and has seen local and international speakers including the late Yasmin Ahmad – Malaysia’s’ renowned film director, leadership expert Roshan Thiran, Pete Teo – producer of 15 Malaysia project, Durren Shahnaz – Co-Founder of IIX Asia, and Jamal Raslan – Poetry Slam Winner among others.

SMG has again signed up as official communications partner to promote the event among national and regional media outlets to support the running of the annual conference.

Themed “Interdependence”, TEDxKL 2012 promises an even more interesting line-up of speakers prepared to share their untold stories.

TEDxKL will feature an eclectic list of speakers including Austrian physics professor Dr. Ille Gebeshuber, an inventor of a medical tool that could detect anemia, Myshkin Ingawale, entrepreneur and programmer of CD Baby, Derek Sivers, plus renowned architect, Kevin Mark Low.

Myshkin and Derek are also two TED fellows that have spoken at TED Global conferences before. Other speakers will include an award winning photographer, an endangered animal conservationist as well as an open source information gatherer.

Besides speaking at the event, TEDxKL speakers are also expected to make an appearance at SMG Malaysia’s offices, adding spark to the in-house inspiration talk series.

On partnering with TEDxKL for its 2012 event, Ranga Somanathan, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) and Optimedia Malaysia, said: “At SMG, we’re proud of our network’s association with TED globally. As the Human Experience Company, we are constantly looking at ways and means to expand our thinking, gather new insights and take in new experiences within and outside of our industry.

Through our collaboration with the TEDxKL event last year and this year, many of our staff have returned inspired and ready to imbue their newfound creativity and ideas into the work that we do for our clients. TEDxKL is therefore one platform that helps us at SMG stay in touch with some of the most novel and intrepid of human thinking and experiences.”