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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (centre) officiating the Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention — Asian Smart City Conference: Mayors Summit, during the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS 2022) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on October 6, 2022. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

SDEC 2022 to pull in 10,000 visitors, business leads — Exco

By Sulyn Chong

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — This year’s Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC) 2022 is expected to draw in 10,000 visitors and business leaders with various matching opportunities, said state executive councillor for investment, industry and trade Dato’ Teng Chang Khim.

In his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony of SDEC 2022 – Asian Smart City Conference: Mayors Summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre earlier today, he said SDEC is a testament of the Selangor government’s digitalisation and smart city efforts over the past seven years.

“The state government’s efforts have brought together SMEs, retail merchants, digital service providers, business chambers and tech communities.

“We are delighted the programme has received strong support from Selangor’s 12 municipal and city councils,” Teng said.

The councils have managed to gather various experts from the public sector, private companies, as well as entrepreneurs and digital communities, to support the state government’s efforts.

“Tackling the challenges of sustainability and digitalisation is about collaboration, so the more we work with others the more progress we will make,” he added.

SDEC 2022 is a four-day convention with two main tracks, namely the Smart City and Digital Economy with the theme ‘Sustainable Digitalisation Towards a Net-Zero Future’ that gathers industry leaders, academics, SMEs and players from the public and private sectors, who are expected to delve into the mechanics of existing and future smart city and digital economy frameworks and solutions.

Furthermore, the convention sees 50 companies with 100 booths exhibiting the latest electric cars by Kia, EV Bike by Eclimo, E-Scooter by Beam, as well as urban farming system and autonomous delivery robots.

Under the Smart City Track for the Asian Smart City Conference: Mayors Summit today, representatives from 11 cities around the world were invited to share their achievements in implementing smart city initiatives.

“We would like to thank the delegation from the Jakarta Smart City, the Taipei City Government, the Asan City Office, the Chiang Mai Municipality, the Amsterdam Smart City, the Khon Kaen Municipality, the Seongbuk-Go Office, the Kaohsiung City Government, the Sunshine Coast Council, Makassar City, and the Rayong Municipality, for sharing their knowledge and experiences with us,” said Teng in his speech.

SDEC is one of the largest regional smart city conventions in Southeast Asia hosted by the Selangor state government and organised by the Selangor Information Technology and Digital Economy (Sidec) with its co-organisers Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU) and EUROCHAM Malaysia.

SDEC will run concurrently with the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2022 that begins today until Sunday (October 9) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The summit was officiated by the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah, and joined by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari, Teng, and several other dignitaries.

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