Thursday, March 09, 2017

Auto Bavaria is the Official Vehicle Partner for the UNESCO Forum 2017 to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 14th to the 23rd March 2017

Auto Bavaria, the largest authorised BMW dealership group in Malaysia has announced that it will be the vehicle sponsor for the first Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Forum for the Asia-Pacific region in 2017. The event will take place from March 14th to March 23rd at the Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.


The company will provide 50 BMW vehicles to support the event. The vehicles will be utilised by foreign dignitaries attending the forum. Expect to see a bunch of BMWs with the usual VIP escorts in and around KL during the period mentioned above.

MOST is UNESCO’s inter-governmental science programme on social transformation which was created with a view to strengthen the dissemination of knowledge to member countries by encouraging evidence-informed approaches through sustained dialogue between researchers and policymakers. The program works with governments, social and human science communities and civil societies to improve connections between knowledge and action which is key to positive social change.

The Forum in Malaysia is poised to be the ultimate meeting place for over 150 participants from 75 countries including Government Leaders, Social and Human Science Communities and Civil Societies. Themed “Building Inclusive Societies in Asia-Pacific”, the Forum will focus on topics ranging from ageing, women, and social innovation, among others.


Press Release

Auto Bavaria is the Official Vehicle Partner for the UNESCO Forum 2017.

Largest Authorised BMW Dealership Group to support leading forum on social

transformation with 50 BMW vehicles for the use of Government Leaders and

Dignitaries specialising in the field of Social, Human Science and Civil Societies.

(From L-R): Datuk Aishah Ahmad, Director of Corporate Affairs, Sime Darby
Motors; Mr. Dennis Ho, Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors (Malaysia, Thailand, and
Taiwan); Yang Berbahagia Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Deputy Minister of
Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development; Mr. Azman Mohd Yusoff, Deputy
Secretary General (Strategic), Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development; Mr.
Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director of Auto Bavaria; and Mr. Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate

Communications, BMW Group Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, 8 th March 2017 – Auto Bavaria, the largest authorised BMW dealership

group in the country is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the first Management of

Social Transformations (MOST) Forum for the Asia-Pacific region in 2017. The event will

take place from March 14th to March 23rd at the Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Hosted by the Government of Malaysia through the Ministry of Women, Family and

Community Development and co-organised with the United Nations Educational,

Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) under its Management of Social

Transformations (MOST) programme, the Forum will be officiated by the Prime Minister

of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.

MOST is UNESCO’s inter-governmental science programme on social transformation

which was created with a view to strengthen the dissemination of knowledge to member

countries by encouraging evidence-informed approaches through sustained dialogue

between researchers and policymakers.

The program works with governments, social and human science communities and civil

societies to improve connections between knowledge and action which is key to positive

social change.

The Forum in Malaysia is poised to be the ultimate meeting place for over 150

participants from 75 countries including Government Leaders, Social and Human

Science Communities and Civil Societies.

Themed “Building Inclusive Societies in Asia-Pacific”, the Forum will focus on topics

ranging from ageing, women, and social innovation, among others.

Auto Bavaria will be supporting the event with 50 BMW vehicles which will be utilised by

overseas dignitaries and is the Official Vehicle Partner for the forum.

Speaking at the official announcement ceremony, Managing Director of Sime Darby

Motors Malaysia, Dennis Ho said “As the largest BMW Authorised dealership group in

the country, we are pleased and excited to be given the opportunity to be the official

automotive partner for the MOST Forum 2017 which addresses Social Change.”

The handing over ceremony was held today at the Auto Bavaria showroom at Jalan

Tun Razak which was attended by the Deputer Minister of Women, Family and

Community Development, YB Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Auto Bavaria

Managing Director, Jeffrey Gan and Sime Darby Motors Director of Corporate Affairs

Datuk Aishah Ahmad.

Established in 1988, Auto Bavaria, a division of Sime Darby Auto Bavaria Sdn Bhd, is

the largest retail and service organisation for BMW and Motorrad in Malaysia. Auto

Bavaria's nationwide network comprises of five branches, namely Glenmarie, Sungai

Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru.

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