12 November 2021, Shah Alam – The Selangor Information Technology and Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec)  will be launching its sixth edition of the Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention on 19 November 2021.

Part of the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2021, the theme of the sixth Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention is Digital Transformation Towards Economic Recovery.

The convention will be officiated by Dato’ Menteri Besar of Selangor, YAB Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari on the second day of the convention on 20 November 2021.

Apart from the presence of the Menteri Besar, the event will also be graced by the country’s top singer and businessperson Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, president of CTDK Holdings.

Dato’ Seri Amirudin and Selangor State Executive Councillor Dato’ Teng Chang Khim will be witnessing a memorandum of understanding being signed between CTDK Holdings and Sidec Sdn Bhd.

The event is co-organised by the Selangor Information Technology & Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec) and Invest Selangor Berhad, supported by the Selangor International Business Summit.

This year’s convention is sponsored by Affin Bank Berhad with strategic partners from Green Packet Berhad, Tourplus Technology, VIVO, SUBPLACE, Dropee, Wilstech, Smart Rental, and PanPages Trinity.

With a week to go before the convention, all 60 physical booths have been sold via 40 participating companies. 700 participants are expected to gather at this 3-day convention to together delve into the mechanics of the digitalisation ecosystem.

It is to be noted that the number of participants has had to be restricted due to the Covid-19 SOP.

The convention gathers industry leaders, academics, SMEs, government and private sectors, to delve into strengthening and growing the Selangor SME digitalisation ecosystem in shaping the existing and future smart city and digital economy frameworks and solutions.

Three core activities have been selected to reflect this year’s theme, namely the two-day panel discussions and Pitch@Selangor 5: Selangor Super League.

Details are as follows:

Date: 19th – 21st Nov 2021 (3 Days)

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Ballroom 1 and 2, Level 3, KL Convention Centre

The Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention is Southeast Asia’s premier smart city and digital economy convention. The convention has been held since 2016 and this year’s convention will be conducted both physically and virtually following relaxed Covid-19 SOP.

This year’s convention will have 45 distinguished speakers speaking on various topics during the two-day panel discussions covering topics on Fintech, Agritech, Travel Tech, Digital Marketing, and SME Digitalisation.

The speakers are among prominent leaders, founders and experts in the industry namely, CEO of Sidec Yong Kai Ping, Covering President/CEO of Agrobank Khadijah Iskandar, CEO of Boost Life Ungku Norliza Syazwan Ungku Halmie, CEO of MyDIGITAL Fabian Bigar, CEO and Founder of Agroz Group Gerard Lim, and many others.

It also features the livestream element prominently, hence the reason for having the country’s number one songbird Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza who is also a successful business owner – as the special guest of honour.

Twenty top startups from the top 3 accelerators in Selangor: Sidec, ScaleUp Malaysia and Sunway iLabs will compete for the top 3 spots to win cash prizes worth RM30,000 on Day 3: Pitch@Selangor 5: Selangor Super League which will also feature sharing sessions by Elain Lockman of Ata Plus, William Lien of Mystartr and Sam Shafie of pitchIN.

Those interested to join the convention can head on to https://www.sidec.com.my/sdec2021/ for more information.

Originally priced at RM200, tickets can now be grabbed at only RM79 for the whole three-day duration of the programme. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.ticket2u.com.my/sdec2021.