Mosti to participate in Astana Expo 2017

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti), Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) and several agencies will be participating in Kazakhstan's Astana Expo 2017 from June 26 to 30.

Its minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said they would be exploring new opportunities and collaborations to attract investors from the Central Asian region at the event.

"Potential investments in science, technology and innovation, incorporating green and bio-based technologies are expected from central Asia in the foreseeable future.

"Our priority would be to initiate talk with strategic business partners who are also proponents of innovations, and at the same time, to present Malaysia's value proposition to investors in the region,'' Tangau said in a statement.

Besides the Ministry and the Bioeconomy Corporation, other members of Tangau's delegation are Sirim Berhad, Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia and several representatives from the private sector.

The five-day event will highlight presentation sessions, product demonstrations as well as business matching services.

There will also be memorandum of understanding exchanges at the event including between Ronser Biotech with Nusantara Associates LLP Kazakhstan.

Astana Expo 2017 kicked off on June 10 with the participation of some 100 nations and more than 10 international organisations in various events.

The main theme of the 93-day expo is "Energy of the Future", which addresses the global problem of energy consumption.

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