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Malaysia Hosts The BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy 2015

BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy 2015 opens up business and partnership opportunities for both ASEAN and global players

Putrajaya, 07 July 2015 – Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) announced today that the BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition will be held on the 17 – 19 August 2015, and will take place at the newly revamped Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. In conjunction with Malaysia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN 2015, MOSTI and BiotechCorp collaborate once again for another convergence of ASEAN and regional biotechnology participants in BioMalaysia 2015.

Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation said, “This year we will see some exciting changes to the elements of Biomalaysia 2015. One significant change is the inclusion of ASEAN Bioeconomy, which will set to encourage the growth of bio-based industries and deliver economic benefits to the region.

“BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy has established itself as one of the key meeting points for industry professionals in the region. Over the years, the event continues to increase its value as a platform for the birth of fresh ideas, practical solutions and effective collaborations for global and Malaysian biotechnology industry participants.”

“This event will be special for BiotechCorp as they celebrate its 10th year anniversary, while concurrently Malaysia is also chairing for ASEAN in 2015. Thus, it is fitting that this year’s BioMalaysia conference and exhibition is focusing on bioeconomy in the ASEAN region. Bio-based technology can be a game changer to tackle ASEAN’s economic challenges and the BioMalaysia event is set to offer Malaysia as the gateway for innovation and growth within the bio-based sphere in the ASEAN region,” said Dato’ Dr. Mohd Nazlee Kamal, Chief Executive Officer of BiotechCorp.

Themed “ASEAN Bioeconomy : Biodiversity to Wellness”, this year’s BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy event will be officiated by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The 3-day event will be expecting more than 10,000 trade visitors, 250 exhibitors including an international pavilion from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) comprising of multi-national Corporations (MNCs), government bodies and agencies. The GCC is a political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.

With strong participation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) throughout the 10 ASEAN countries namely Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines, exhibitors will showcase their best and most innovative products and services, offering huge business opportunities that have vast economic potential for the region. Speakers from various successful international companies will be there to share their success stories, tips and knowledge through various conferences.

BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy 2015 is set to encourage partnerships with global players and to spur innovation and growth in the bio-based sector, with the aim to position Malaysia as a Bioeconomy powerhouse in the foreseeable future. The focus this year is also on wellness and healthcare – the different phases of looking after the wellbeing of the ‘rakyat’.

The event features discussion on high profile topics related to BioMedical, Bioeconomy, BioIndustry and AgBiotech. Biotechnology enthusiasts are guaranteed to be awed with refreshing and latest developments that signify the advancement of biotechnology industry. Among the highlights of the event are Exhibitions, Conferences, BioCareer activities, BioShoppe showcase and sales, Business Matching, Products & Services Presentations and Launches.

BiotechCorp also wishes to announce that the organisation is not affiliated in organising or promoting any other biotech-related events happening during the stipulated date organised by any private entity.