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1. Details

1.1 – The Industry Insights 2020 (I²) is organised by the International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS).

1.2 – Industry Insights 2020 is a two-day event involving a number of participating firms from various industries.

1.3 – The event will be carried out virtually on the 25th and 26th of July.

2. Eligibility

2.1 – Industry Insights 2020 (I²) is open to anyone who is:

  • Currently pursuing a degree (or equivalent) in a local university or overseas;
  • Currently pursuing a pre-U course either in a local university or overseas;
  • A fresh graduate, having graduate not more than 6 months.
  • ICMS Alumni and current Associates are not eligible to join.


3. Application process

3.1 – Applicants must apply as directed on the Industry Insights 2020 website.

3.2 – The application process will consist of a CV submission and an essay.

3.3 – The top 60 applicants will be selected to participate in I². The selection will be carried out by the I² Committee.

3.4 – Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of CV
  • Career aspiration and interest in personal development
  • Meeting the eligibility criteria

3.5 – The I² committee reserves the right to make minor adjustments to the selection criteria to ensure diversity among participants.

3.6 – The I² organising committee may use the video essay submitted, if any, for marketing purposes.


4. Grouping and Point Accumulation System 

4.1 – Participants will be separated into groups of 6.

4.2 – Each team will be assessed using a point system during I².

4.3 – Our point system includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Attendance of each team member on both days of I²;
  • Content of the deliverables;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Teamwork.

4.4 – The team’s total points accumulated from both days.

4.5 – Teams with the highest number of points at the end of the second day will be eligible to be in the running for the prizes.


5. Winners and Awards

5.1 – Prizes will be awarded to teams in the first place and second place as well as the best speaker from each room.

5.2 – Internships and company placements are strictly reserved for outstanding participants. Selection is not administered by the I² Committee but based solely on the observation and discretion of our partner companies.

5.3 – An office tour or a boot camp are both subjected to the availability of the companies.

5.4 – The decision made by the judges will be final and non-appealable.


6. Rules and Regulation

6.1 – The organising committee reserves the right to change the time, date and/or venue and format of the event, in whole or in part, without liability to participants.

6.2 – Participants agree to abide by the rules, instructions and regulations displayed from time to time by the organising committee.

6.3 – All selected participants will be attending all sessions.

6.4 – Participants will receive a preparatory info pack containing a brief overview of the respective industry.

6.5 – All participants are obliged to attend all the explicit arrangements that have been done by the organising committee including the networking sessions.

6.6 – Participants agree to be actively involved in all the sessions and side activities incorporated in the networking sessions.

6.7 – The organising committee reserves the exclusive right throughout the event to interview and/or photograph and/or film participants during the event and to the unlimited use in all current and future media of any means of identification of participants.


7. Attendance and Withdrawal Policy

7.1 – Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend both days of the event and will be required to participate fully in all tasks assigned to them during the event.

7.2 – Withdrawal of participation is strictly prohibited, save for medical or other legitimate reasons subject to the approval of the I² organising committee.

7.3 – In the event where participation has to be withdrawn due to medical reasons or any other reasons approved by the I² committee, the applicant shall give notice at least a week prior to the date of the event and provide supporting documentation to the I² committee.

7.4 – As mentioned above, the attendance of each team member will contribute to the overall team points.

7.5 – In the event that a team member is unable to make it on the second day of the event, marks related to his/her attendance will not be given to the affected team.

7.6 – The certification of participation will not be given to participants who failed to attend both days of the event.


8. Data Protection

8.1 – The following details and documents will be collected from the applicants:

  • Personal information: Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Name of College/University, Programme of Study, Year of Study;

  • Applicant’s latest curriculum vitae (CV);

  • Emergency Contact Information: Name of Emergency Contact, Phone Number of Emergency Contact, Relationship of Applicant with Emergency Contact

8.2 – All the data collected will be stored in a restricted Google Drive account which will only be accessible by authorised personnel subject to ICMS Data Protection Policy.

8.3 – The I² organising committee collects and uses the personal information provided by the applicants during the application process for the purpose of administering the event.

8.4 – The I² organising committee collects and uses the curricular vitae (CV) for the purpose of facilitating the shortlisting process.

8.5 – The I² organising committee collects and uses the emergency contact information for the purpose of communicating with the emergency responder provided in the event of an emergency situation. The emergency contact information shall not be disclosed to third parties without the personal consent of the applicant.

8.6 – The I² organising committee may share the applicant’s personal information and CV to participating companies of I².

 ICMS Data Protection Policy: https://bit.ly/2YAk3b1

9.  Usage of Virtual Platforms

9.1 – ICMS is not liable for any delays, delivery failures, or any other loss or damage resulting from the transfer of data over communications networks and facilities, including the Internet. 

9.2 – The participant acknowledges that any of the platforms used may be subjected to reasonably acceptable limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities.

9.3 – The participant is solely responsible for procuring and maintaining a strong Internet connection. ICMS will not be liable for any problems, conditions, delays, delivery failures and/or loss or damage arising from or relating to the participant’s network connections or caused by the Internet.

9.4 – The participant agrees to use the virtual platform in compliance with the law.

9.5 – The participant is not permitted to share links provided by ICMS to any third party except as permitted herein or in Agreement.

9.6 – ICMS reserve the right to refuse entry to the event or to ask  participants to leave if:

  • The participant fails to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the event.

  • The participant attempts to participate in the event in a manner that:

a. may cause disturbance/discomfort to other participants

b. is inappropriate and unprofessional

10. Miscellaneous

10.1 – By submitting an application, the applicant hereby confirms that all information that he/she submits is accurate, current and complete.

10.2 – Should there be any issues raised that the information submitted by the applicant is false, misleading and contrary to fact, the application will be rejected with immediate effect.

10.3 – The date and agenda of the event are subject to changes by the I² organising committee.

10.4 – The I² organising committee may vary or add to the terms and conditions of I².