Culinary creativity was celebrated at the Selangor International Business Summit gala dinner and awards ceremony organised by Invest Selangor at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on September 7. Selangor state government senior executive councillor Datuk Teng Chang Khim graced the event with his presence and presented the awards. The awards was established to give recognition to outstanding F&B businesses owners and exemplary Malaysian entrepreneurs who have developed successful brands. It also aims to inspire others to follow suit. The gala dinner and awards ceremony is a part of the Summit which was officially launched on Sept 6 and expected to end on Sept 16. In its second year running and Summit is said to be one of the largest conventions in the region, comprising forums, talks and exhibitions on innovation, technology and e-commerce. This year, it was held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). A number of awards were presented to outstanding and inspiring individuals for innovation in F&B business, development and introduction of new menu items, new service strategies or formats, culinary creativity using unique use of ingredients and more. In his opening speech, Teng said that the Summit is a one-of-a-kind experience. “It is a game changer in which we want to take a traditional topic like trade and business and spearhead it into something that it relatable to everyone across all walks of life!” “The more people understand the importance of trade and the magnitude it brings to socio-economic landscapes globally, the more we are able to drive its agenda,especially within the Asean Economic Community. However, to achieve this, we will have to work together as one - a united single market.” He added that the Summit is significant as a platform for industry players to come together with a common purpose - of doing business - “all in one place, in Selangor, the gateway to Asean.” Next year, the third Summit, is slated to take place from Sept 5 to Sept 14. Visit selangorsummit.com for more information. Caption: Pix 1 (group photo): Organising partners and committee members. Pix 2 : Winners of the Rising Star Award from Biztory, Printcious.com and Rtist (from left) Bowl Tang and Tony Chua from Rtist, Selangor state exco Teng, Bryan Soon and Kenzo Tan from Biztory and Vincent Tong and Henry Tong from Printcious.com Pix 3: myBurgerLab co-founder Chang Ming receiving the Outstanding F&B Innovation Award from Teng. Pix 4: A representative - Hong Leong Bank's business and corporate banking's head commercial and SME banking Ivan, KT Liew took the award for "CEO of the Summit Award" on behalf of Hong Leong CEO Domenic Fuda Pix 5: A representative received award for Nestle Malaysia, which won the "Outstanding F&B Sustainability Award" Pix 6: SukaSucre Bistro executive director and executive chef Datuk Fazley Yaakob takes the "Outstanding F&B Lifestyle Award" Pix 7:Woman Entrepreneur of the Summit Award goes to The Bowery Group, Aneesha Veriah. Pix 8: Naree founder and managing director Manothip Siriphanphanh receiving the Young Entrepreneur of the Summit Award.