Kuala Lumpur: The ICW 2019 and Asean Super 8 exhibition is underway with numerous industry players busy showcasing their innovations, and visitors sourcing for suppliers, making valuable contacts and staying updated with the latest industry trends.
The well-attended event has been given a resounding thumbs up by visitors across the board.
Tsebo Petlane and Mongilala Senyakoe flew down all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa just for the event. The pair owns a construction company and also provides security services back in their home country, and had come specifically to participate in the ICTC conferences and visit the exhibitions.
“You never know where your next opportunity for business is going to come from, that’s our philosophy. We actually got to know about Malaysia through a Matrade expo back in our country and so when we heard about this event we decided to come and explore business opportunities here. We are quite satisfied with the contacts we have made and the overall management of the event which is very professional and efficient.”
Ian Dixon, Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineer, Maser & Quartzelec Services Sdn Bhd, has been in Malaysia for a good part of the past 10 years.
“This is my first visit to the ICW and I’ve already spent a good two and a half hours talking to potential suppliers and clients. Getting around has not been a problem at all, it’s been fairly smooth. I’ve managed to speak to three solar panel suppliers to see how they might assist with our company, so it’s been pretty good. I’ve also spoken to people who might need our services - we are in the business of supporting power generation - offshore, oil and gas- just about anywhere where you need power really.”
Brahmayudan, Lee Choon Wei and Phoon Kok Kin, civil engineering students from Universiti Sains Malaysia, have been manning their booth and doing their walkabouts in the new venue at MITEC, which Choon Wei said is a more appropriate venue for the ICW since “it’s truly an iconic structure and brings out the value of construction”. Kok Kin added, “I like the way they have utilised the space here - the division between the numerous conferences, exhibitions and displays.” Brahmahyudan said, “It’s exciting to be part of such a big event and I’m certain this experience will be most useful for us as future civil engineers.”
Hanimas, Associate in the Investment Management Division of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), is a first-time visitor to ICW. “I have come to network since we do a lot of promotional activities on energy, oil and gas and bio economy for the east coast region. It’s basically to gain more knowledge on development and strategies and maybe even scout for potential investors to the east coast region. But after coming here I’m very keen on the seminars being conducted which have been very useful especially the ones on smart cities and solar energy.”
R. Nathan is soon to take position as CEO of Bestium Technologies, system integrators specialising in supporting a wide range of today’s communications needs both wired and wireless which includes Network Access, LAN, WAN, Transmission, Edge and Core products. They are a member of the Malaysian Photovoltaic Association. “I’ve come with my team to explore what’s new in the industry - to see if there’s something that we can incorporate into our business which ranges from telecommunication to renewable energy and I’m happy to say there are numerous technologies on display here-especially in the areas of renewable energy and solar efficiency.”
The exhibition ends on March 21.
For more information, please visit: www.cidb.gov.my
[March 20, 2019)