KUCHING: The Breakthrough Boundaries Conference (BBC) 2020 will end today (Jan 17).

The regional conference, which started on Wednesday, welcomed the participation of 1,500 financial consultants from the Philippines and Singapore as well as Malaysia.

BBC Malaysia founder Lau Ting Hii explained that the programme was mooted back in 2013 to build an inclusive and accessible learning environment for financial consultants.

“At the time, we were quite small but we have improved over time. The learning experience makes us more international.

Lau (third left) with BBC 2020 organising chairman Yen Sze Wei (fourth left), Jonash (fifth left), Namlifa Kuching Branch chairman Winnie Lim and other committee members at the conference. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

“Now we not only have experienced consultants in Malaysia but also those from the Philippines and Singapore,” he told reporters in a press conference yesterday.

Meanwhile, BBC Philippines representative Jonash Go described the conference’s impact on his country’s financial consultants as positive.

“Seven years ago they were kind enough to participate in the conference. Since then, we have enjoyed tremendous growth and overall is a good activity for all,” he said.

An award presentation ceremony was also held yesterday to recognise the professionalism and dedication of the players in the insurance industry.

The programme was done in collaboration with National Association of Malaysian Life Insurance and Family Takaful Advisors (Namlifa) Kuching Branch and supported by Sarawak Convention Bureau.