The event, which will be held from July 7 to 10, will see more than 400 international experts across various fields from Asia, Europe and North America gather to discuss major issues and find solutions.
State Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said it was an honour for Penang as the event would be held outside Korea for the first time.
“The international positioning of this congress will create a platform for experts to discuss major issues and challenges.
“They can then find solutions to improve the fields of IT and engineering,” he said during a press conference in Komtar on Thursday.
He hoped the congress would spark growth in research in both the fields and that the connections made would benefit Malaysians and the international community.
I3CDE organising chairman Prof Kim Inhan said they chose Penang as a destination for the congress because the state was considered a central hub.
“There is a good mix of business, leisure, heritage and culture here, which makes it a good hub for delegates,” he said.
Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau chief executive officer Ashwin Gunasekeran said they were proud to welcome the congress as the state was known as the Silicon Valley of the East.
“We are always looking forward to improving on the IT, electric and electronic as well as the manufacturing industries as they are the main contributors to Penang’s economy,” he said.
The congress’ themes span from traditional computational design in all industrial areas to issues such as big data and deep learning.
It will be held at ParkRoyal Penang Resort and interested participants can register at www.i3cde.org from March 11 onwards.
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