Kuala Lumpur, 5 October: The countdown to the most exciting event of the year has begun. Leading up to the much-anticipated 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs (100MIYE) Gala Dinner to be held on 5 October at the Grand Ballroom of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, final preparations are being put in place for what promises to be an enthralling occasion.

This marks Armani Media Sdn Bhd’s third year of organising the awards under the auspices of Entrepreneur Insight. Congregating under one roof, 100 of the nation’s most talented, innovative and enterprising individuals will be recognised by the prestigious award which honours their excellent achievements.

The climax of the night will be the presentation of the “Lifetime Entrepreneur’s Achievement Award” to AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, who is one of the most recognised entrepreneurs in the world.

Selecting the deserving 100MIYE winners and compiling their details into the 100MIYE hardcover coffee table book were no mean feat. The compilation details their inspiring stories, challenges and how they overcame these adversities to emerge as champions in their respective businesses. A video clip for each of the 100MIYE awardee was also produced as a tribute to their achievements.

“This year’s 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs have led their respective business to excellence, mainly through effective management and sheer determination in basically everything they do,” says Dato’ KK Chua, Founder of Armani Media Sdn Bhd.


“They also adopted innovative and creative ideas on the path of driving their business to success. They should be proud of their achievements,” he adds.

Among the 100MIYE recipients this year include Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Dato’ Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar, Fattah Amin, Joel Neoh and Shila Amzah. The dazzling Gala Dinner themed “Redefining Entrepreneurship” will be officiated by guest of honour Entrepreneur Development Minister YB Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.

Besides acknowledging the nation’s top 100 most influential business magnates, the ongoing “Young Entrepreneurs’ Outreach Fund” collected from the night will be utilised to help budding Entrepreneurs to realise their fullest potential.”