- Key partners join efforts to organize 27th edition of WCIT
- The state hopes to see innovation impact the energy sector, circular economy
The World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) welcomed the unveiling of the official logo for the World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2023 (WCIT 2023), which will take place on 4-6 October 2023 in Kuching, Sarawak. Kuching takes over the host from another Malaysian city, Penang, which hosted the 2022 Congress last September.
Officiated by the Premier of Sarawak Abang Johari Openg, the event also saw the announcement of key partners joining the efforts to organize the 27th.th version of WCIT first performed in 1978 in the United States.
WCIT 2023 is hosted by the Sarawak Government, organized by Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Bhd, hosted by Sarawak Multimedia Authority and Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS), with The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) as the host association.
At the launch, Abang Johari highlighted the role of innovation in advancing the new economy through applications such as algae as a source of energy, data and artificial intelligence to disrupt conventional means of production. He hoped that WCIT 2023 would bring Sarawak new innovations, data and technology to impact the energy industry, the circular economy and digital transformation.
A signature event of WITSA, WCIT 2023 is an event for the global technology industry that brings together leaders, experts and stakeholders to discuss, consider and challenge the latest technology and innovation trends. The congress will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities with delegates from around the world.
WITSA aims to bring its member economies and global technology leaders to attend WCIT 2023 to experience the diverse and exotic culture as well as take advantage of all the investment and business opportunities that Sarawak, Malaysia and the wider ASEAN economies have to offer.
WITSA Chairman Dr Sean Seah said: “WITSA is the leading recognized voice of the global technology industry, which is the key engine of global economic growth. Delegates from around the world will experience the diverse and exotic culture while promoting collaboration in various technology, innovation – and business sectors.”
WITSA CEO Dan E Khoo added: “With the host organizers’ aim to harness innovation and technology for prosperity, inclusivity and sustainability, WCIT 2023 is set to be the catalyst for a sustainable future for the technology industry.”
WCIT offers a global perspective on fulfilling the promise of the digital age and its ability to attract users, providers, media and academia from around the world to focus on technology for the good of society. WCIT expects to bring together more than 2,000 global leaders in business, government and academia from over 80 countries to influence economic and social development through the exchange of policies, practices, trends and ideas on technology.
The WCIT 2023 logo has the following description:
- The Tree of Life, symbolizing Sarawak’s development of modernity and interconnection with the global discourse.
- The rhinoceros bird symbolizes the value of power and strength in Sarawak
- The Three Stripes Globe represents sustainability, innovation and economic prosperity
- The colors Green and Blue represent the intersection between nature and digital technology, to be digital and innovative going forward, while being sustainable.
For more information and to participate, go to www.wcit2023.com.