Langkawi expo to showcase M’sian technology

THIS year’s Langkawi International Dialogue (July 29-30) will have an industrial showcase to reflect some of Malaysia’s established and emerging technologies in various fields. 

In line with the Government’s aim to build up the technology sector and create brand awareness, major Government-linked companies (GLCs) such as Telekom Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional, Petronas and Malaysia Airlines are supporting the exhibition. 

“Through this showcase, we aim to create awareness of Malaysian brands as well as strengthen networking between Malaysian agencies and foreign public entities and Government agencies,” Tan Sri Ahmad Zaharudin Idrus, joint chairman of Malaysian High Technology Industries (MIGHT) told a press briefing yesterday. 

Other ICT companies taking part include Iris Technologies, THG E-Net Sdn Bhd, EPNR/Tricubes, Media Shoppe and Telekom Smart School. Innobiologies and Silterra are participants from the biotechnology and semiconductor sectors respectively. 

Organised by MIGHT and its partner Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM), the dialogue carries the theme “Towards a Smarter Globe - Reconciling Development Challenges with Global Security through Dialogue.” 

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Jamaludin Jarjis said he hoped the technology showcase, held for the first time at this dialogue, would yield some tangible results in terms of networking and business opportunities.  

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