Congress addresses issues on forging sustainable future

KUCHING: The two-day World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) 2022 concluded today after some 1,000 experts from 17 countries gathered for discussions for a more sustainable future.

The experts were from the academic fraternity, industries, the government sector and non-governmental organisations.

Themed “Future Energy & Smart Communities”, the congress delved deeper into matters of energy transition and transformation in nurturing a sustainable future, Bernama reported.

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib, in his speech at the closing ceremony, said the congress had succeeded in shifting focus and emphasis to the transformations required for building a more sustainable life.

“ESTCON2022 offers us deep insights into a new energy system, with more climate-friendly solutions and opportunities for a resilient world to adapt.

“The eight simultaneous conferences covered in the last two days are critical in the broader energy space to encourage a leaner, greener and cleaner economy,” he said.

UTP organised the congress in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sawarak (Unimas), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), FPT University Vietnam and Multimedia University (MMU).

ESTCON2022 featured prominent keynote speakers and forum panellists who shared their expertise, including trends and issues on energy transition and smart communities from a global perspective.

The congress’ sponsors were Sarawak Energy Berhad, Dialog Group Berhad, Agilent Technologies, Velesto Energy Berhad and Transwater.

The next ESTCON is scheduled to be held in 2024.

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