WCIT 2022 Techfest 2022: Come, see, experience the future
By Digital News Asia September 9, 2022
- More than 4,000 delegate tickets have been booked
- Set to be largest experiential tech festival post pandemic
The World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2022 (WCIT 2022) that is scheduled to take place in Penang next week from Sept 13 to Sept 15 is on the run to enter the Malaysia Book of Records.
In a statement, Pikom, the organiser of The WCIT 2022, said it has over-achieved the target of delegates with more than 4,000 delegate-tickets booked.
The association also said due to overwhelming response, it has been asked to accommodate additional requests for tech companies to participate at the WCIT 2022 exhibition and TechFest 2022.
This will go down on record as the largest experiential technology festival and conference in Malaysia, post pandemic, it claimed.
Pikom said participants of WCIT 2022 along with the local Penangites will be able to witness a drone light show conducted by Malaysian drone-partner Drone-Sifu on the eve of Malaysia Day, followed by a 6-minute choreographed musical firework.
Pikom chairman and WCIT 2022 organising chairman Sean Seah said the association is working closely with the Civil Authority Aviation of Malaysia on getting the go ahead on the drone light show.
“When all is in place, we will have over 600 drones flying the sky on the eve of Malaysia Day, and this will be the biggest drone light show in Malaysian history, making it eligible for the Malaysia Book of Records,” he claimed.
WCIT 2022 will kick off with an opening ceremony on the Sept 13, officiated by Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, the governor of Penang and Ismail Sabri Yaakob, prime minister of Malaysia.
Chow Kon Yeow, chief minister of Penang will be officiating TechFest 2022.
TechFest 2022, taking place in conjunction with WCIT 2022 is happening from Sept 14 to Sept 18 at Setia Spice Arena Penang, featuring more than 500 brands and products.
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