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18 Nov 2023 — PETALING JAYA, 18 November 2023 - Canon Marketing Malaysia (“Canon”) held a celebration of creativity and storytelling at the Canon Short Film Contest 2023 awards ceremony, commemorating the exceptional talents of Malaysian filmmakers. Themed “Harmony in Diversity,” the contest invited aspiring creative talents to embark on a narrative journey in appreciation of the rich tapestry of cultures that surrounds us in Malaysia. The contest received an overwhelming response from filmmaking aspirants and content creators nationwide across three categories: Camera, Colleges & Universities, and Smartphone. A panel of distinguished industry experts, including Chew Han Tah, Indra Che Muda Redzuan and Raja Mukhriz, assessed submissions based on their creativity, storytelling, technical skills, and overall impact. Canon's first nationwide short film contest demonstrates its commitment to nurturing the next generation of Malaysian filmmakers. Canon partnered with Sennheiser, Nanlite, Sandisk, and Zhiyun to equip winners with the resources they need to succeed in the long run while the contest provided a valuable platform and opportunity for aspiring film artisans to hone their skills, gain exposure, and kickstart their careers. At the prize-giving ceremony, Shunji Yoshikai, President and CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia said, “The contest exemplified our ‘Kyosei’ philosophy of working together for the common good by providing a platform for filmmaking aspirants to showcase Malaysia’s cinematic artistry. By uniting creative talents and industry leaders, and working with Tourism Malaysia, the contest reaffirmed our commitment to collaboration, talent development and cultural preservation, propelling Malaysia's filmmaking industry forward.” “The contest is a testament to the incredible talent and creativity of Malaysian film visionaries. We are proud to have played a role in supporting and fostering a new wave of Malaysian film talents”, added Hunter Zhang, Director of Image Communication Business Division at Canon Marketing Malaysia. Dato’ Dr. Ammar Abd. Ghapar, Director General of Tourism Malaysia, also expressed his appreciation for the contest, saying, “We are delighted to see the winning films capture the essence of our nation, from vibrant cultures to stunning landscapes. We congratulate the winners and all the participants for their creativity and talent.” Walking away with sponsored prizes and a new EOS R5C camera was Anwar Johari Ho for his heartwarming film “Don't Get Too Close to That Edge”, entailing a story of a traditional dancer's relentless pursuit of perfection that pushes her physical and emotional limits. The judges praised the film's creativity, storytelling and technical execution, particularly the director's ability to create a compelling and emotionally driven narrative with cinematographic flair. With a diverse pool of talented local film artisans, Malaysia is well-positioned to become a regional powerhouse in filmmaking and Canon looks forward to continuing to support the growth of the industry and help Malaysian visual storytellers achieve their dreams. To immerse yourself in the creativity and talent of Malaysian filmmakers, visit Canon Malaysia’s Official Youtube Channel to watch the shortlisted video submitted for the contest which will be made available later. -END- About Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was established in 1987 to deliver products and services support to Malaysian users directly and through its nationwide channel partners. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs about 180,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and committed more than 8% of net sales to R&D expenses in 2021. Under the slogan “Business Can Be Simple”, Canon aims to reduce complexity by simplifying workflows and empowering customers with effective and easy-to-use solutions. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its Kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good. For more information, visit my.canon, or follow the Official Facebook and the Instagram pages.Read More
25 Oct 2023 — SHAH ALAM, 25 October 2023 - Canon Marketing Malaysia (“Canon”) is proud to announce the successful completion of their nationwide tree-planting campaign “One Canon One Tree”, culminating in the planting of 500 trees at Paya Indah Wetlands (PIW), Dengkil. The concluding campaign for this year was held in commemoration of National Environment Day celebrated annually on 21 October. In a combined effort that involved over 120 dedicated staff from Canon, Canon MailCom Malaysia and Canon Medical Systems Malaysia, the environmental initiative was carried out in collaboration with the Selangor State Department of Environment (DOE Selangor), Rakan Alam Sekitar UiTM Student Chapter (RAS UiTM SC) and Paya Indah Wetlands (PIW). An ongoing initiative since 2016, the “One Canon One Tree” programme has a strong record of over 9,000 trees planted to date, in a show of Canon’s dedication to environmental stewardship and community engagement. This year represents a significant milestone for Canon as it marks the company's inaugural endeavour to expand its tree-planting efforts on a national scale. Canon has proactively collaborated with local organizations throughout Malaysia, including Penang, Johor, Pahang, Sabah, and Sarawak; amplifying the company’s positive impact on communities across the nation and dedication to giving back to the regions in which they operate. These tree-planting activities aim to foster biodiversity, enhance air quality, and create mini rainforests in urban areas, aligned with the government's ongoing efforts of planting 100 million trees by 2025. Commenting on the event, Shunji Yoshikai, President and CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia said, “As we sow the seeds of 500 trees in Paya Indah Wetlands, we celebrate the successful conclusion of this year's tree-planting initiative and our unwavering dedication to environmental conservation. These trees, including native fruit-bearing species, will invite diverse wildlife to PIW, enhancing the wetlands' ecosystem and biodiversity. This initiative would not have been possible without the invaluable collaboration with DOE Selangor, RAS UiTM SC, PIW, and our Canon affiliate companies, united by our philosophy of 'Kyosei’.” “National Environment Day serves as a meaningful backdrop, underscoring the importance of raising awareness about environmental issues and inspiring positive change. We believe that the seeds of change are sown not just in the soil, but in the hearts and minds of our fellow Malaysians. Private partnerships such as this programme with Canon are key in amplifying our aim to promote environmental education far and wide, creating a platform for all of us to unite in our appreciation of this precious land we call home,” added Nor Aziah Jaafar, Director of the Selangor State Department of Environment. Under the guiding principle of "Imaging for Good,” Canon aims to create a sustainable society in alignment with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while creating and capturing smiles along the way. Through its commitment to the corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, Canon actively advances long-term progress and cultivates a positive impact. Learn more about Canon's environmental and corporate social responsibility initiatives at https://my.canon/en/consumer/web/company-about-csr.
19 Oct 2023 — Kuala Lumpur, 19 October 2023 - Canon Marketing Asia (“Canon”), proudly hosted a momentous regional product launch event to introduce its eagerly awaited successor models of the successful TM series large format printers. A remarkable highlight of this event was that it marked Canon’s first regional product launch event for large format printers since the onset of the global pandemic and after a four-year hiatus. The event underscored Canon’s resilience and adaptability in the face of challenging times, reaffirming the company’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of businesses in the region. Set against the backdrop of JW Marriott Hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this grand affair was organised by Canon Singapore Pte Ltd and Malaysia was selected as the central hub to debut the all-new TM series which is Canon’s hero model of large format printers. Canon brought together its authorised partners and global staff from an extensive array of countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, India, and other nations within the region. In addition to its esteemed partners, Canon’s valued supplier, Global Scanning, also graced the event. The highly anticipated successors of the TM series large format printers, which are bestselling items among Malaysian businesses, are poised to revolutionise businesses with a host of cutting-edge features designed to streamline productivity. With fully front-accessible operations, users can print with convenience from the front, making it more accessible and user-friendly. Borderless printing capabilities across various paper types and sizes provide endless creative possibilities to ensure top-notch printing that operates up to 28% faster than its predecessors. The introduction of a new magenta ink colour gamut elevates print quality, delivering unparalleled vibrancy and precision in every detail. The launch featured a multifaceted agenda that encompassed keynote presentations from esteemed speakers from Canon’s Business Imaging Solution department that shed light on the latest advancements in large format printing technology. After the anticipated launch ceremony, all partners had the chance to touch and try out the new products and explored the variety of applications through demonstration. The evening concluded with an exclusive award appreciation dinner as a tribute to Canon’s dedicated authorised partners who have played a pivotal role in the company’s growth and success. “With the new Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series, we aim to reach greater heights in our region. Large format printers were impacted during the pandemic period but it is recovering well after 2022. We have been increasing our market shares and will continue to focus on it with our Canon partners. We are elated to gain their strong support in expanding the business together,” shared Katsuya (Kurt) Tode, Director of Regional Commercial & Industrial Printing Division at Canon Marketing Asia. This commemorative regional product launch event not only served as a platform for Canon to showcase its latest innovations but also fostered collaboration and networking among Canon’s partners and stakeholders. The return of the Large Format Printer Regional Partner Conference exemplified Canon’s commitment to driving growth and innovation within the industry, a commitment that remains steadfast as it continuously raises the bar for new avenues that empower businesses. Canon looks forward to more such events and activities in the future as it continues to push the boundaries of imaging solutions for businesses and professionals.
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