MIRI: Top brains from the business world of five continents will meet in Miri City to discuss the latest issues affecting the world economy.
The 3rd Asian SME Conference on Oct 28 and 29 at the Meritz Hotel Miri will be hosted by the International Council for SME Malaysia.
Council chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat said the event would be jointly organised by the Asia Council for Small Businesses that, based in Seoul, and the Washington-based International Council for Small Businesses.
The American council was formed 60 years ago and has affiliates in 60 countries.
Rahman said the meeting would be a very important platform to discuss the latest issues and challenges facing small and medium enterprise (SME) players in the local and foreign industrial sectors.
“So far, high-profile experts in SMEs from countries in Asia, the United States, Europe, South America, India and Australia have confirmed they will be coming,” he said in an email.
“They will join local experts from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.
“During the event, the participants will be discussing latest topics relating to cross-border collaborations, IT revolution, e-systems, innovation and sustainability and other subjects.”
Rahman said the advancement of IT revolution was crucial to generate greater business values.
“This event is very important as it will chart the way forward for SMEs.
“It will also provide an opportunity for Malaysians to share experience, knowledge and ideas with their counterparts worldwide and create more linkages and future businesses,” he added.
Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud is scheduled to open the event on Oct 28.