Selangor Journal

Country’s biggest summit SIBS 2021 is back

By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — The Selangor International Business Summit 2021 (SIBS 2021) has been recognised by Malaysia’s Book of Records as the biggest event of its kind in Malaysia, says Dato’ Teng Chang Khim.

The state executive councillor for industry and trade said SIBS 2021 comprises six main events and three parallel events, combining the best virtual and real-world events in the first-ever hybrid event.

“SIBS has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first held in 2015. The international summit is still the best platform for key business players, investors and decision-makers from various industries to connect, collaborate and create limitless opportunities.

“I am happy to report that this year, SIBS presents the widest reach ever. Besides a total live exhibition space of more than 13,000 sqm, and 500 booths and an anticipated physical crowd of 10,000 trade visitors, we are featuring SIBS digitally and are hopeful to cover as widely as possible,” he said in a speech during the official ceremony of SIBS 2021, held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

The event was officiated by Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah, who represented the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.

Also present during the event, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari and Invest Selangor chief executive officer Datuk Hasan Azhari.

Teng said that SIBS began as a general trade fair, namely the Selangor International Expo.

“Today it has grown into a multi-event summit held over 4 days. By 2019, while only in its 3rd edition, the summit has welcomed close to 100,000 visitors from over 33 countries.

“This, in turn, has resulted in an accumulated trade value of over RM1.1 billion or about US$268 million,” he added.

The fifth edition of SIBS involves the following events:

  • The 7th Selangor International Expo (Food and Beverages) 2021: Featuring the latest products, technologies and updates in the Food & Beverages industry with international participation from Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Netherlands and Australia.
  • The 5th Selangor Asean Business Conference (SABC): Gathers key economic leaders from the region, including government delegations, high-profile industry players, trade associations, business chambers and international investors, to discuss the next trends in business and society.
  • The 6th Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC): Brings together cities, government representatives, start-ups, mid-to-large sized organisations, and associations from countries around the globe with the vision to spark conversations and ideas regarding the digital transformation rapidly taking place around the world.
  • The 2nd Selangor Research and Design and Innovation Expo: Paves the way for participants to showcase their latest inventions and ideas to investors, manufacturers, and marketers in the Asean region and beyond.
  • The Selangor International Expo (Medic): Focus on Selangor’s robust Life Science Core Cluster which has become a central aspect of daily life.
  • The Selangor Industrial Park Expo (Spark): A platform for the international and local key players, industrial potential investors and stakeholders to seek opportunities and gain more insights on the state initiatives, industrial parks and industry ecosystem.
  • The Selangor International Culinary Festival : A second edition featuring the World Chefs Endorsed Culinary Competition – SICF2021 Culinary Challenge and Gastronomic Master Class, Malaysia Chefs Forum and two new components, Malaysia Chefs Village and SICF TV.
  • The Malaysian China Entrepreneurs Conference : Highlights on Trade and Investment, Logistic and Transportation, Comprehensive Healthcare & Cultural Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation.


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