APICTA week in KL in October – you can’t afford to miss it!
The Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) is an international awards program which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.
Each year APICTA recognises the best in innovation from across the Asia Pacific ICT community. Past winners have gone on to international business success, formed new partnerships and grown for the benefit of their community.
Mr. Niran Noor, who is the Vice Chairman of APICTA and Vice President Marketing & Branding of the Malaysian Development Corporation (MDEC) gave an overview of the plans for APICTA 2010 in Kuala Lumpur.
Niran explained that the event would be held either from Oct 10 – 14, 2010 or Oct 12 – 16, 2010 depending on the schedule of the Malaysian Prime Minister who is expected to grace us with his presence for the Opening Ceremony and the launch of APICTA 2010. The closing ceremony will be performed by the Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation.
The Judges Nominations for this year’s APICTA will be open from 1st July, 2010 – 23rd July 2010. Nominations for product entries will open from 2nd August 2010 to 5th September 2010 and these will be submitted by the Economy Coordinator of each APICTA.member country.
The venue of the event will be the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) which is the premier conference and exhibition venue in Malaysia adjacent to the famous Petronas twin towers.
An interesting addition to this year’s APICTA is the many parallel events that will be going on during that week in Kuala Lumpur that participants may be interested in attending. Amongst the events that are being planned are:
- Education Innovation Fest
- IP Monetization Forum
- National ICT Conference
- Data Center Malaysia
- National Healthcare ICT Conference
- Buy MSC Malaysia
MDeC will try and ensure that all APICTA delegates will have the flexibility of attending all parrallel events at no extra cost.
P@SHA will be announcing the dates for the P@SHA ICT Awards next week. In addition to the winners who then go on to participate at APICTA in KL, we will try to put together a delegation together with PSEB and PITB so that we can take a strong delegation to the events in KL in October 2010.
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