Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019: Industry 4.0 Forum in Kuching!

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Swinburne University Of Technology


Kuching, Sarawak 93300


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Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC, the region's leading event for Industry 4.0 is back on 22-24 October in Singapore this year!

Join us at one of the four forums to explore how Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC, as the most strategic platform you can leverage on, to shape the learning, development and adoption of Industry 4.0 across key manufacturing sectors in Asia Pacific!

Exciting panel discussion and keynote presentations await you at the forum to keep you abreast of the Industry 4.0 trends and innovations, as well as expanding your network through meeting with industry key players. We will help you in starting, scaling and sustaining your transformation journey!

Our guest of honour:

Ybhg Datu Liaw Soon Eng, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry & Entreprenuer Development Sarawak (MIED)

We are giving out limited free tickets, grab yours now!

Contact us if you have any queries:

Ms. E-Yan, Chee (
Ms. Abigail Sew (
03-7803 2276

Tentative agenda:

1:30 pm - Registration

2:00 pm - Welcome remarks

Professor Joseph Wilson, Deputy Vice Chancellor and CEO , Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus

2:10 pm - Introduction of Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC (ITAP) 2019

Overview of ITAP 2018 outcomes and how stakeholders will continue to drive the focus, value and relevance of ITAP for ASEAN participants.

Mr. Peter Tan, Cluster Director, Industrial & Urban Solutions, Events Business, SingEx Exhibition

2:45 pm - Opening Keynote Address

YB Datuk Haji Mohd Naroden Bin Haji Majais, Assistant Minister for Entrepreneur & SME Development and Assistant Minister for E-Commerce Sarawak *To be confirmed

3:00 pm – Networking Tea Break

3:15 pm – Panel Discussion

Calibrating Industry 4.0 to Sarawak’s Industry Sectors’ Needs – How and Why It Matters

Panelists will share experiences and insights on how Industry 4.0 solutions can be calibrated for organisations, and how initiatives to encourage adoption of advanced technologies can be balanced with jobs and workforce skill considerations. More specifically, they will discuss:

  • Sarawak businesses’ and industries’ perceptions and attitudes towards adoption Industry 4.0
  • How organisations are approaching Industry 4.0 adoption and especially more advanced technologies like AI and robotics, the steps taken, considerations and factors that framed their priorities
  • What a calibrated approach means in practical teams
  • What this meant for workers’ jobs and plans for workforce skills
  • How did plans work out in reality & the lessons learnt
  • Risks or complications with localised calibrated approaches
  • Shareable lessons for businesses and industries in Sarawak and beyond


Ms Lai-Lyn Fong, Sales Director, Messe Worldwide

Some of Invited Panelists:

  • Mr. Wallace Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Swinburne Innovation Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mr. Shankar Ramanathan, COO, Cedar Tech
  • Mr. Johnson Tan, Vice President, Process Automation, Siemens Malaysia
  • Mr. Laurent Maillefer, VP Robotics & Discrete Automation, ABB Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, President, Sarawak Manufacturers' Association
  • Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim, SCCI & SBF President *To be confirmed
  • Dr. Zaidi bin Razak, General Manager, Sarawak Multimedia Authority *To be confirmed

4:15 pm – Q&A Session

4:30 pm – End of Session & Networking

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019 forums in other locations:

Penang | 19 August 2019 | Penang Skills Development Centre, Bayan Lepas
Kuala Lumpur | 22 August 2019 | Level 9 @The HLX (Menara HLA)
Sabah | 27 August 2019 | Kota Kinabalu

* Light refreshment will be provided.
* Please visit for more highlights and updates about Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019!

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019 forums are jointly organised by SingEx, Deutsche Messe, Messe Worldwide and Industry 4.0 Malaysia Association.

About Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC:

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC – a Hannover Messe event, is the region’s premier high-level strategic platform shaped by industry partners to support regional manufacturers and enterprises in their digitalization and transformation journeys. Participants and stakeholders are drawn from industry & manufacturing sectors such as aerospace, automotives, chemicals, electrical & electronics, semiconductors, 3D printing, energy, F&B, infrastructure & facilities, logistics & supply chain management, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, robotics & urban solutions amongst others.

Organised by SingEx Exhibitions and international partner Deutsche Messe which also organizes the world-renowned Hannover Messe, Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC will take place in Singapore from 22 to 24 October 2019. The event is designed with a unique Learning Journey approach to serve and support the learning needs of the region’s manufacturing industries and businesses in their adoption of I4.0 processes, technologies and solutions. In bringing together ecosystem stakeholders across the value chain to learn, share, collaborate, network and do business, we aim to become an indispensable event platform where they can Start, Scale and Sustain their transformative efforts.

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