By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Sept 29 — The Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) will use the Selangor International Business Summit 2022 (SIBS 2022), which will be held from October 6 to 9 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, as a medium to promote its industrial parks to investors.
MPS president Mohd Yazid Sairi said they already have several existing industrial parks that are ready for operation and several more, which is in the process of development such as Kota Puteri Industrial Park, Platinum Rawang and Nautical Industrial Park, Section 10 Kota Puteri, Rawang Food Industrial Park, Saujana Technology Rawang and Taman Velox.
He said they will promote all the industrial parks during the Selangor Industrial Park Expo (Spark) and Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC), which will be held on the sideline of SIBS 2022.
“We started participating in SIBS in 2016. Through it, we managed to promote industrial parks under MPS to potential investors.
“SIBS is also used as a platform by local and foreign companies to showcase their products and services to attract investors,” he said after chairing the MPS monthly meeting yesterday.
On May 12, state executive councillor for trade and investment Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said the 6th edition of SIBS, which is organised by Invest Selangor Berhad is aiming for RM350 million in potential negotiated sales, with at least 30,000 visitors turning out and participation from at least 850 booths.
This year, the summit will comprise various exhibitions, namely the 8th Selangor International Expo (F&B) 2022, the 2nd Selangor International Expo (Medic) 2022, the 2nd Selangor Industrial Park Expo 2022, the 7th Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy 2022, as well as the 3rd Selangor R&D and Innovation Expo 2022.
SIBS 2022 will also include the Selangor Asean Business Conference and parallel events including the Selangor International Culinary Festival 2022, the Selangor International Healthcare Conference 2022 and the Selangor International Halal Conference 2022.
SIBS 2021 recorded RM217.6 million in potential negotiated sales, while the pre-Covid-19 SIBS 2019’s sales recorded RM247 million. Last year, SIBS attracted over 25,410 visitors, surpassing the initial set target of 10,000 visitors.