Kuala Lumpur, 16 October 2017 – The Wellness Cluster at the National Innovation & Creative Economy Expo 2017 (NICE 2017) has successfully concluded today, attracting a total of over 8,000 visitors and generating sales worth RM30,000 from 12 to 16 October. Championed by Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation), the Wellness Cluster featured 17 exhibitors, 62 booths and 32 participating companies who showcased their latest innovations, products, services and activities related to the wellness industry.
Chief Executive Officer of Bioeconomy Corporation, Dr. Mohd Shuhaizam Mohd Zain said that the vibrancy of the Wellness Cluster’s exhibition and activities contributed to strong public interest, besides creating business opportunities for local entrepreneurs.
“Based on the number of visitors and positive feedback, the Wellness Cluster has proven to be an effective promotion platform for our local innovators. This success is a testament to the tireless efforts and commitment shown by the participating companies and exhibitors, who have demonstrated the ease, impact and convenience of their wellness technologies and activities to the public. I am certain that the activities and exhibition held at the Wellness Cluster will inspire more of our communities to embrace a lifestyle of wellness through Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), which in turn will drive our local innovators and entrepreneurs to continuously develop and commercialise better wellness technologies,” he added.
The events at the Wellness Cluster concluded with a special networking session between Dr. Shuhaizam and the media, who were treated to healthy cold pressed juices and sandwiches sponsored by Juice by Liz and Ay Sandwich, respectively.
Held from 12 to 16 October, the NICE Expo 2017 is an initiative by the Ministry of Sciece, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) to further promote the scientific and technological-based economic activities to the general public. The nation’s largest science, technology and innovation-based expo is held at Technology Park Malaysia, National Science Center and Country Planetarium, involving 15 ministries and government departments, 25 agencies under MOSTI as well as 39 strategic partners. NICE 2017 focuses on sustainable living highlighting innovations in the five key clusters of ICT, Edutainment, Wellness, Technology and Knowledge.