Malaysia looks set to capitalise on emerging game changers including 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, Big Data and the Internet of Things to build a smarter future. A major landmark event to showcase Malaysia’s digital transformation into a Smart Nation was launched by Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, President and CEO of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) in a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur today.

The SMART NATION 2020 Exhibition and Forum will be held from 24-26 March 2020 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) with the theme “SMART NATION: BEYOND VISION 2020”. The event will showcase initiatives of the public and private sectors in turning Malaysia into a SMART NATION, which will be more efficient, competitive, and sustainable, while creating new investment and business opportunities and improving the quality of life among Malaysians.

The SMART NATION 2020 Expo is expected to be the largest of its kind in the region and will feature the latest smart solutions and applications from more than 800 exhibitors covering 6 halls of MITEC. Over 20 countries including China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, USA, France, UK and Italy will be invited to showcase their innovations, Smart Cities projects and applications.

Tan Sri Nuraizah Abdul Hamid, the Chairman of AMB Tarsus Group and the Co-Chairman of the SMART NATION 2020 Steering Committee announced that the Exhibition will consist of 10 featured zones including:

Zone 1: Showcasing Ministries/Government Agencies/State Government initiatives in SMART Government Services, Projects and Applications

Zone 2: Industry 4.0

Zone 3: SMART Building Management and Systems

Zone 4: SMART Mobility, Transport and Traffic Systems

Zone 5: SMART Security and Surveillance

Zone 6: SMART Education

Zone 7: SMART Healthcare

Zone 8: SMART Properties / Developments / Projects

Zone 9: SMART Infrastructure: Communications / Energy / Water & Waste Management

Zone 10: SMART Banking and Finance / FINTECH – Financial Technologies

In addition, SMART NATION 2020 will feature an international forum, technology and innovation seminars, investment and business matching meetings. It is anticipated to bring together over 1,000 forum and seminar delegates and more than 20,000 trade visitors over the 3-day event.

Organised under the patronage of YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, SMART NATION 2020 is hosted by the Malaysia-Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and in partnership with the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics, and IoT Institute (MARII).

“Our Multimedia Super Corridor Initiative and the setting up of the Malaysia Commission of Multimedia and Communications have enabled the country to embrace and build a strong foundation for ICT development. Taking all these in our stride towards becoming a developed economy, we should also look beyond and focus our resources on turning Malaysia into a Smart Nation”.

- YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia

SMART NATION 2020 is also strongly supported by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia. MyCEB serves as a central hub to assist meeting and event planners to bid and stage international business events in Malaysia and act as a conduit for national product development to all local as well as international organisers. Business events are a catalyst for socio-economic growth and help to elevate the lives of the professional and local communities in Malaysia.

Admission to the Expo is free.

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