ALFA College & KLSFEA Signed MOU at the Launch of MF3
The team from ALFA, ready for the launch of a new milestone.
The morning of 11th July 2014 was an especially special one, not just for the people in ALFA College and The Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Furniture Entrepreneur Association (KLSFEA) but for everyone in the furniture industry as well. This was because after 2 years of discussion, ALFA College and KLSFEA were signing a mutually-beneficial MOU for the beginning of something new in the Malaysian furniture industry.
All along, ALFA College has been differentiating itself from other interior design/architecture colleges in Malaysia with its detailed module in furniture design. With this MOU signed, the Interior Architecture students here will receive more exposure and opportunity in the furniture and education industry.
For your information, KLSFEA was established more than a decade ago “to foster interaction and unity among furniture entrepreneurs, share knowledge and promote the development of furniture business in responds to international competitors and challenges” (www.KLSFEA.org.my). KLSFEA is the organizer for the annual Malaysian Furniture and Furnishings Fair (MF3) that brought home RM5.5 billion in transaction within 3 days last year.
What’s a better occasion to sign the MOU than during the launch of the 7th MF3 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Center?
VIPs at MF3 launched included Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, and committee members from KLSFEA, Malaysian Furniture Entrepreneur Association (MFEA) and MF3.
KLSFEA President Dato’ Edmond Chew and ALFA College CEO Dr. Wilson Tay signing the MOU in the witness of VIPs.
Posing for the members of the media for a nice photo right after the MOU signing.
Mr. Albert Khoo, the key person from KLSFEA who will oversee this new collaboration with ALFA College, speaking to the ALFA team after the ceremony.
Three Interior Architecture students who were selected through vigorous interviews for students incubation and adoption program with KLSFEA. They will undergo a fully sponsored work-study trip to Shenzhen later this year.
The three students with ALFA Head of School of Interior Architecture Mr. Sufi and Senior Mentor Mr. Roger.
A booth space was allocated to ALFA College at the corridor en route to entrance of MF3 to exhibit students’ furniture designs. The innovative designs have caught the attention of visitors and industry people who kept asking to buy the products.
A few of the 30 ALFA College students selected for a 3-day internship at MF3 to exposure them to a furniture exhibition attended by 80,000 people.