Be the Next State Recognised Award-Winning Entrepreneur

The Grand Menteri Besar Special Awards awaits Johor entrepreneurs hosted by PUJB

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Recognised Award-Winning Entrepreneur
Mohd Izhar Ahmad, Johor State Exco of Investment, Entrepreneur, Cooperative and Human Resource Committee holding the FIJO2021 card after the postponement of FIJO2020 announcement

Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd (PUJB) is hosting their second entrepreneurial award namely Anugerah Keusahawanan Johor (AKJ2020) this year after its successful recognition in 2017 with the addition of Women Entrepreneurship category making a total of 9 categories for this year’s award. Other categories include 3 small medium enterprise categories, 2 micro categories, youth, e-commerce and the grand prize; Anugerah Khas Menteri Besar (Menteri Besar Special Award), chosen by the Menteri Besar himself, Datuk Ir. Haji Hasni Mohammad.

Mohd Izhar Ahmad, Johor State Exco of the Investment, Entrepreneur, Cooperative and Human Resource Committee encourages Johor entrepreneurs to sign up and grab the chance to be recognised by the state government in his announcement on the postponement of Johor International Islamic & Halal Festival 2020 (FIJO) to 1st until 4th April 2021 at Persada Johor International Convention Centre as a safety precaution due to COVID-19 and the borders that are yet to open.

Anugerah Keusahawanan Johor 2020 (AKJ2020), the Johor entrepreneurs’ award poster

Originally to be held in March 2020, FIJO was then given a new date in October 2020 and further postponed due to the current domestic pandemic circumstances. FIJO 2019 was held successfully generating a total profit of RM7million with 90,000 attendants during the 4 days. The success of the previous event extended to FIJO2021’s participations now at 80% from local and international. FIJO Director, Dato Rosle Jaamat said there would be a virtual segment to allow international participants to be a part of it should the borders continues to be remained closed on the date of the festival next year.


AKJ2020 registration is open since 26th September and would be closed by 8th October 2020. Interested entrepreneurs may find more information at https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1OeozwwK1HgUyB4BTG85KNlL7ztxr_0yC?usp=sharing.

The Menteri Besar special entrepreneur award in 2017 with RM15,000 cash prize and a trophy went to Hijrah Water Sdn Bhd – the winner of Small Scale Manufacturing category (Kategori Kecil Pembuatan).