Narrowing the gulf in smart tech


Futuristic outlook: Ouyang Yujing (right) visiting the China Smart Industry Trade and Culture Exhibition 2024 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: With the need for smart technology becoming more essential in the modern world, the China Smart Industry Trade and Culture Exhibition (CSITE) 2024 is set to bridge the gap between industry experts from China and Malaysia.

The exhibition, which began yesterday and will end today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, features close to 100 exhibitors from Malaysia, Singapore and China.

It is a showcase of the latest technology and products from various industries, from smart technology such as artificial intelligence and information technology to industry, culture and education.

Organised by the China Entrepreneurs Association in Malaysia (PUCM), CSITE is expected to draw 15,000 visitors over the two-day period.

Ouyang Yujing, the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia, hailed the exhibition as a necessity in the modern global economy.

“The world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, and a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is gathering momentum.

“With over 20,000 experts from both countries exchanging views and insights on the latest developments in high-tech industries, this will surely help to promote science, technology and innovation cooperation between our two countries.

“May this bring a better life to the peoples of both countries,” he said in his speech at the opening ceremony of CSITE yesterday.

PUCM president Datuk Keith Li described the exhibition as a gift to both the commemoration of Malaysia-China ties’ 50th anniversary celebration and the furthering of relations between the two nations.

Li said the event would serve as a platform for enhanced collaboration between Chinese and Malaysian businesses in the development and adoption of smart technologies in both regions.

“I hope local companies will seize this opportunity to learn and implement advanced technologies from China to increase productivity and business efficiency.

“In the same manner, I believe Malaysian companies also have unique capabilities that China can learn from and leverage.

“It will also help to create new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs in both countries, which will certainly create many more skilled jobs in Malaysia,” he said in his speech.

Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching said the exhibition is a testament to the close economic ties between China and Malaysia.

“Our two countries share a long history of cooperation in technology and this exhibition provides a valuable opportunity to further strengthen our ties.

“Together, let us move forward hand in hand to create a brighter future!” she said.

This year’s CSITE is supported by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, Communications Ministry, the Chinese Embassy and the Federation of Malaysia Chinese Commerce Association.

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