Vistage Strategic Partners

We work together with our strategic partners to provide value to members.

Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)

MIER_logoVistage Malaysia entered into a strategic alliance with the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) to co-brand the CEO Confidence Index from fourth quarter 2005.

The CEO Confidence Index, a quarterly survey of Vistage members in Malaysia, has become a leading indicator of what leaders of small and mid-sized companies are thinking about and planning for the future. These insights provide a leading indicator for employment, capital expenditure, sales and revenue trends. The CEO Confidence Index provides a clear snapshot of the current economic market as well as industry trends and plans for growth over the next 12 months. Apart from the economic trend questions, current topical issues deemed having an impact on businesses are posted, for e.g. what are the challenges faced in executing business goals and strategies, what incentives would lead to an upsurge in investments in Malaysia, and where do CEOs personally plan to invest in the next 12 month are some of the questions asked in the survey.

MIER is an independent, private, non-profit organization, devoted to economic, financial, and business research that would serve as a think-tank for the government and private sector by providing an objective and impartial understanding of socio-economic issues of national, regional and global importance. A representative from MIER sits on the VISTAGE-MIER CEO Confidence Index Committee to construct the questions for the quarterly survey and MIER prepares the quarterly CEO Confidence Index report and value-add to it with their vast research data.

For more information, please contact MIER ( www.mier.org.my ).


Future Management Group AG (FMG)

fmg_logoVistage Malaysia partnered FMG and brought in Dr Pero Micic to conduct some workshops on the trends, technologies and markets of the future and helped Vistage members using the Eltville Model of “five futures glasses” to analyze their impacts, recognize threats and opportunities and – most important – potential future markets for their businesses. Furthermore, they learnt about the issues of their fellow members from various industries and discuss the future markets with them and with Pero Mićić resulting in a comprehensive and practical concept for managing the future in their companies.

Dr. Pero Micic is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts in future management in Europe. He is the developer of the Eltville Model of future management. He advises management teams and future experts of large corporations and leading medium sized companies on the early recognition of future markets and on the results and methods of entrepreneurial futures research, and accompanies them in the practical implementation.

What participants say:

  • A great deal of knowledge and ideas about the future.
  • Very good introduction to the threats and opportunities of the future.
  • Very inspiring, full of useful knowledge, innovative. A very convincing performance.
  • A seminar that everybody who prepares his company for the future, needs to attend.

For more information, please contact FMG ( www.futuremanagementgroup.com ).


Vistage Angels

MBAN_logoProvide a conduit between Vistage members who are interested to consider investing in other Vistage members’ businesses ( VMB) which require funding for their growing needs and prefer angel investors rather from the traditional funding through financial institutions.

Introduce the ‘Angel Tax Incentive’ scheme announced in the 2013 Malaysian Budget (which allows personal tax deduction of up to RM500,000) for Individual angel investors who invest in approved investee companies in specified high growth and/or high technology industries to Vistage Malaysian members.

For more information, please contact MBAN ( www.mban.com.my ).