TUN MAHATHIR INSPIRE YOUTHS TO GROW IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY AS THE GIG ECONOMY PROGRESSES

Published by Kevin Chong @ 21/12/2020

YABhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir, 4th & 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia and Natalie Sit, Acestar Group CEO and CCC Founder

The visionary leader himself, YABhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir shares his insights on the future of the GIG economy in Malaysia as he inspires and encourages thousands of youths at the SEA Connect Creative Conference 2020 (SCCC 2020). Organized by Creative Cloud Community (CCC), SCCC 2020 is a CSR initiative to empower students and youths in the creative sector.

Tun Dr. Mahathir took his time to be a part of SCCC 2020, he believes that this event is the start for the leaders of tomorrow to better understand the potential and revolution of Gig opportunities in Malaysia. As we move into 2021 amidst this pandemic, the Gig economy is expected to diversify career pathways and may just as well be a new norm.

Despite the challenges of hosting a physical conference due to the pandemic, the Creative Cloud Community was quick to adapt to the situations to provide the best virtual experience to participants. The SCCC 2020 is a virtual conference platform like non-other that allows attendees to engage with speakers through an intriguing setup that simulates a physical event, with high-energy crowd engagement activities. Because of these features, it is easier to significantly suppress the challenges of having a virtual event to bring the best experience possible to viewers.

Natalie Sit giving a warm welcome to the participants and speakers at the SCCC 2020

Acestar Group CEO and CCC Founder Natalie Sit said, “With the pandemic amongst and many obstacles along the way, we made sure that SCCC 2020 was held in a way in which safety was a priority while also bringing the event to being as stimulating and life-like as possible."

Apart from being able to learn from industry leaders on how to succeed in this era where Gig Economy is booming, the conference features interactive virtual booths where attendees can visit and view the latest products from various brands. As part of its goal to upskill the creative industry in Malaysia, SCCC 2020 provided complementary entries for students, giving grasp to the fact that not every student is able to bear the cost of the tickets during these trying times.

"The whole reason behind this event is for students to strive and explore their passion and skills in the creative industry. With that in mind, we understand that bearing the cost of tickets can be burdensome to students, which is why we wanted to lift that burden off for students from all walks of life to participate for free," Natalie Sit added.

The ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Championship Malaysia 2020 revealed its champion at the grand finale in conjunction with the SEA Connect Creative Conference (SCCC). ACA 2020, a global competition with a mission to inspire youths across Malaysia to strive in the creative industry, took place virtually due to the pandemic. Danny Tse Wei Chun, the winner of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020, will be sponsored by Acestar Sdn Bhd to represent Malaysia in the ACA World Championship 2021 that will take place in the USA. 

The winner of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020, Danny Tse Wei Chun

Danny Tse Wei Chun said, “I am very honored to have been chosen as the Champion of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020, this opportunity has boosted my confidence and fed the fire for me to push myself even further in the creative industry; I am also very thankful for the opened doors in my career path from the outcome of winning this competition.” 

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is a global industry-recognized credential that can be used to effectively validate one's skills in Adobe digital-media software. It offers individuals with the certification of possessing entry-level skills to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media. The main sponsor of the event, HP Malaysia, has played a significant role in supporting the growth of the creative industry.

"Malaysian creators today are looking for premium products that not only provide true mobility and security but can also push the limits of performance for their design needs,” said Zeke Lan, Workstation & Thin Market Development Manager, HP Inc Malaysia, and Singapore. “Z by HP aims to set the new standard for the serious creators while maintaining our status as the world’s most secure mobile workstations” he added.