Key Milestones

2002
The Exhibitions and Conferences Segment of our Group was established in the form of a sole proprietorship named Advantage Integrated Communications, and the MCTF (now known as “JobStreet.com Malaysia Career & Training Fair”) and the PGEF were first held in Malaysia.
2005
The Business Media Segment of our Group’s business was first established with the publication of lifestyle magazines 5 Senses and Color Me Pretty.
2007
With the continued success of the Exhibitions and Conferences Segment of our Group, AIC was incorporated to subsequently organise such activities instead of Advantage Integrated Communications.

The Business Media Segment of our Group’s business switched its focus towards business media, launching SME Magazine, a digital and print B2B media brand targeted at SME owners, entrepreneurs and PMEB in Southeast Asia.
2008
AIC Media Sdn Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia following the successful launch and growing profitability of SME Magazine to undertake the Business Media Segment of our Group’s business.
2009
Our Group launched HR Asia, a digital and print B2B media brand aimed at senior HR professionals across Asia.

Our Group launched Capital Asia《资本》, a digital and print B2B media brand aimed at Chinese-speaking business leaders in Asia.

Our Group launched the “SME Solutions Expo”, The SME Solutions Expo is a tradeshow established specifically for the interest of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), allowing both exhibitors and visitors alike to forge new business opportunities. Serving as a platform for networking and product showcasing, the event aims to give existing SMEs a higher market presence in today’s competitive economy. Focusing mainly on quality networking, this exhibition platform has demonstrated its capacity in attracting attendance ranking among the highest-tiered of decision makers. Regardless of size, industry, or sector, exhibitors are given a platform for business pitching.

Our Group launched the SME CEO Forum, which is a networking event featuring industry speakers, panellists and moderators to discuss issues of importance to SMEs.

The Business Impact Assessment and Recognition Segment of our Group was established with the launch of the SME100 Awards, an award which recognises fast-moving companies in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
2013
Our Group launched the HR Asia Awards, an annual award that recognises companies with the best HR practices. This award has been launched in 12 different countries, as at the Latest Practicable Date.

Our Group introduced “ITX Asia”, a trade show and conference for IT products and services launched in Malaysia with regional customers and businesses attending.
2014
Our Group organised HR Asia Awards in Singapore.
2015
Our Group organised HR Asia Awards in Hong Kong.

Our Group organised SME100 Awards in Singapore.
2016
Our Group organised HR Asia Awards in Indonesia.

Our Group entered the Singapore market, with the incorporation of BMI Singapore.
2017
Our Group entered the Hong Kong market, with the incorporation of BMI Hong Kong.

Entered into new partnership agreements with EA Hong Kong and EA Singapore for the EA Awards.

Our Group organised the HR Asia Awards in PRC.

Our Group re-launched the “Golden Bull Award” in Malaysia, in partnership with Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. The award celebrates top-performing SMEs in the jurisdiction it is held.
2018
Our Group launched “Inspired SME”, a B2B online and physical learning event to provide SME owners and senior management with up-to-date intelligence on important issues and current trends.

Our Group launched “Future HR”, a B2B online and physical learning event providing HR professionals with up-to-date intelligence on important issues and current trends.

The Business Intelligence and Growth Analytics Segment of our Group saw its beginnings with the development of TEAM a proprietary analysis tool which was first administered for internal use at the HR Asia Awards to assist our Group’s customers in getting a better understanding of their workforce and to-date has not been separately launched for market.

Our Group organised the HR Asia Awards in Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam.

Launched the “Golden Bull Award” in Singapore.
2019
Our Group launched CXP Asia, a digital and serialised events brand to serve as a platform to educate and connect customer experience professionals across Asia. CXP Asia offers a themed series of events for customer experience professionals to connect and participate in.

Our Group organised SME100 Awards in Indonesia.

Our Group organised HR Asia Awards in Thailand, and launched the HR Asia Awards in South Korea and UAE.
2020
The SME100 Awards is launched in Vietnam.

Our Group launched HR Asia Awards in Cambodia.

Our Group launched CXP Awards in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Our Group launched the Golden Bull Award in Taiwan and the PRC.

Our Group launched virtual exhibitions for MCF, PGEF and SME Solutions Expo. Our Group also launched the virtual SME CEO Forum. These virtual exhibitions and events are borderless, allowing exhibitors, visitors and delegates from any region to join in.