KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 – China Entrepreneurs Association in Malaysia (PUCM) is to hold 2019 China Smart Technology Trade Exhibition this weekend in Mid Valley to enhance smart technology collaboration between two nations.
The exhibition will be held at Mid Valley Megamall on Dec 14 and 15 this year.
YB Puan Yeo Bee yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) and H.E. Bai Tian , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Malaysia will officiate the opening ceremony.
PUCM president Datuk Keith Li said the state governments, particularly Perlis had expressed keen interest in technologies related to artificial intelligence and smart technology products from China.
“They have shown great interest in bringing Chinese smart technologies to their states,” he told Bernama today.
Six business sharing and matching sessions between Chinese technology firms and local companies would also be held during the two-day event, he said adding that Malaysian government bodies and agencies welcome high tech and smart products, including those from China.
Li felt blessed that Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahattir gave PUCM a congratulatory message to show his support and recognition on China AI and Smart technology and products.
“This can be seen when Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mathathir Mohamad visited China (in April this year), he had visited Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd headquarters and AI pioneer SenseTime Group Ltd’s office.
“SenseTime founder Professor Xiao’ou Tang is even appointed as the board member of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, being the first foreigner ever appointed in the country’s sovereign wealth fund,” he said.
Hence, to further promote AI and smart technologies from China, the two-day event said Li, would enable Malaysian government, smart industry trade players and the public to gain more knowledge about China’s smart technology, products and services.
“The event will also promote better interactions between the Chinese industrial players and the local community, introduce more advanced Chinese products and technologies to Malaysia in order to assist the country’s economic development,” he said.
The exhibition will feature Chinese information and communication (ICT) technology companies such as leading robot manufacturer Ubtech Robotics, China Mobile International Ltd, China Telecom Corporation Ltd and China communication services co. LTD.
“Currently, 30 companies with 45 booths have engaged with us, of which 80 per cent are Chinese firms while the rest are local companies,” he said.
The exhibition he said, also received support from various government bodies and agencies such as the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the National ICT Association of Malaysia ( PIKOM), Malay Businessmen and Industrialists Association in Malaysia ( PERDASAMA), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), the SME Association of Malaysia (SME), Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce ( MCCC) and Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau ( MYCEB).
PUCM was established in 2015 and currently has 140 members. It is the most active and locally recognised China association in Malaysia. PUCM members have invested in a variety of business sectors such as information technology, construction, mining, oil & gas, telecommunications, energy, retail, manufacturing, education, healthcare, media and tourism, and have been making a significant contribution to Malaysia’s economic development, the President Datuk Keith Li said.He added that PUCM has been actively promoting Chinese companies and communicating with the local community through such creative methods as holding trade exhibition, shooting Chinese New Year and Hari Raya video clips, holding seminars and forums, interacting with the Bumiputera community and holding charity events. PUCM also interacts regularly with local and international medias.