Pikom in deal with Malaysiakini, Digital News Asia to boost WCIT 2022

  • Opportunities to meet world-class speakers, build partners, grow business
  • Edition to be larger in scope than 2008 when Malaysia last hosted it

(L2R) MalaysiaKini COO, Chandran Ravi, Pikom chairman Sean Seah and DNA CEO Karamjit Singh at the MOU ceremony

[Article upated with quote from Malaysiakini COO.]

The National Tech Association of Malaysia, Pikom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysiakini and Digital News Asia as their media partner.

The MoU is aimed at promoting awareness and exposure of the 26th edition of the World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT 2022) which will be held from Sept 13 to Sept 15 in Penang.

As one of the world's largest and most influential ICT events, Pikom said WCIT 2022 will feature discussions with visionaries, captains of industry, government leaders, innovators and academics from over 80 countries and 4,000 delegates.

Commonly referred to as the 'Olympics of the World’s Information Technology Industry', WCIT 2022 Malaysia aspires to be the gateway to Southeast Asia, engaging and shaping the world through a major global technology event.

Pikom chairman Sean Seah said, “WCIT 2022 promises a power-packed three day event which draws together a unique network of senior business executives, ICT industry leaders, government officials and internationally recognized institutions that  showcases the future of technology.

“WCIT 2022 will see key digital and tech-related sectors, such as space technology, healthtech, fintech, cybersecurity, smart cities and many more that have evolved very quickly over the past couple of years. It will cover a wider spectrum of the tech industry compared to 2008 when Malaysia last hosted this key event and will be  larger in scope and more exciting.”

DNA CEO Karamjit Singh said, “This will be the key event happening in Malaysia’s tech ecosystem this year and arguably the most important in Southeast Asia as well. Everyone and anyone who wants to make connections and build relationships, need to make their way to WCIT 2022.”

Chandran Ravi, COO of Malaysiakini describes this as a timely and crucial event, not just for the IT industry. "I believe in its growth potential and I hope relevant players will support and capitalise on the business opportunities readily available at the event. An international physical event like WCIT 2022 can be a catalyst to increase the pace of our current lagging economy. Malaysiakini, with its growing number of PMEB readers from Malaysia and abroad, is very happy to be part of WCIT 2022."

The media collaboration kicks off WCIT 2022 rolling out their marketing plans via roadshows, engaging with heads of the various sectors and industry partners to be part of this event.

To encourage local participation, Pikom said delegation tickets for WCIT 2022 are HRDF-claimable with Pikom also working with Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) to assist participants to apply for the Market Development Grant (MDG).

Pikom said its membership currently stands at more than 1,000 active companies involved in a whole spectrum of tech products and services, which command 80% of the total tech business in Malaysia.

More information about WCIT 2022, delegate registration, sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor inquiries can be obtained at here.


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