The Industrial Internet of Things and Smart Manufacturing era has arrived and it will continue to evolve and converge new and disruptive technologies. This new direction is highly-connected and knowledge-enabled, where devices and processes are connected, monitored, and optimised. Malaysia’s manufacturing and services sectors need to adopt and embrace these new and disruptive technologies, from big data analytics, cyber-physical systems and machine to machine communication (M2M) to accelerate further in the ever changing global environment.

This seminar to be officiated by MITI Minister, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed will kick off the first series of events that MIDA plans to undertake as part of our 50 years anniversary celebration to promote investments in the new and challenging era of global connectivity and revolutionary approach of doing business.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date : 12 January 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Venue : MIDA Perdana Hall, MIDA, Kuala Lumpur

Highlights on Seminar

Who should attend the seminar?
  • Introduction to smart manufacturing and automation technology.
  • Developing the Malaysian Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem
  • Updates on government policies, incentives and facilities for smart products and automation technology
  • Potential business opportunities in Smart Manufacturing
  • Industry captains
  • Business leaders
  • Plant or Production Managers
  • Academicians
Highlights on Technical Workshop with Rockwell Automation Who should attend the workshop ?
  • Understanding on stages of smart manufacturing implementation
  • Demonstration on the capabilities of automation and smart machines by OEMs
  • System integrators to showcase on integration between automation and smart manufacturing systems
  • Consultations on adoption of automation and smart manufacturing technology
  • Labor Intensive Industries i.e rubber, furniture, F&B and E&E 
  • Companies interested to automate or adopt smart manufacturing
  • Managerial level(Decision makers)
  • Heads of engineering, Plant & Production Managers

Grab this opportunity by registering before 5 January 2017 as participants are limited to 200 pax only.

You are cordially invited to this event (no admission fees)
Note: This event is BY INVITATION ONLY







8.30 a.m
9.30 a.m


9.30 a.m
9.50 a.m

Welcoming and Opening remarks:
Y.Bhg Dato’ Azman Mahmud
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

9.50 a.m
10.15 a.m

Keynote Address:
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed
Ministry of International Trade and Industry

10.15 a.m
10.30 a.m

MoU Exchange Ceremony between MIDA and Rockwell Automation (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

10.30 a.m
10.45 a.m

Coffee Break @ Banquet Hall

10.45 a.m
11.15 a.m

Smart Manufacturing : Global and Malaysian Perspective 
Mr. Naguib Mohd Nor
Chief Executive Officer

Strand Aerospace Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

11.15 a.m
11.45 a.m

Smart Manufacturing and Automation Technology 
Mr. John Watts
Regional Marketing Director, Asia Pacific

Rockwell Automation (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

11.45 p.m
1.15 p.m

Panel Discussion 1:
Theme: Paving The Way For Smart Manufacturing

Moderator :  Y.Bhg Datuk Phang Ah Tong, MIDA

Pentamaster Corporation - Mr. CB Chuah, Executive Chairman 
HP Malaysia - Mr. Sunil Chandiramani, General Manager 
GE Malaysia - Mr. Raymond Liau, Commercial Director 
Sophic Automation - Mr. Koh Dim Kuan, Chief Operating Officer 
Muehlbauer Malaysia - Mr. Christian Wachtmeister, Head of Corporate Development 

1.15 p.m
2.15 p.m

Lunch @ Banquet Hall

2.15 p.m
3.15 p.m

Panel Discussion 2:
Theme:  Government Facilitation and Talent Development On Smart Manufacturing And Automation Technology

Moderator : Y.Bhg  Dato' Wan Hashim Wan Jusoh, MIDA - Presentation by MIDA 

MDEC - Mr. Norhizam Abdul Kadir, Vice President, Infotec
SIRIM - Dr. Wan Abdul Rahman Jauhari, Senior Director 
MIDF - En. Mohd Fadzlan Abu Bakar, Head Marketing & Product Development 
Monash University - Prof. Edwin TanHead of Mechatronics Discipline 
M.I.T Academy - Mr. Anthony Ng, Chief Executive Officer 

3.15 p.m
3.30 p.m

Coffee Break @ Banquet Hall

3.30 p.m
4.30 p.m

Parallel Technical Breakout Sessions on Smart Manufacturing and Automation Technology

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
E&E and M&E Industry
Venue: Japan Room,
Level 18
Consumer Product Group (Medical, Furniture and Rubber products)
Venue: Germany Room,
Level 18
Food & Beverages Industry
Venue: USA Room,
Level 18

5.00 p.m

End of event


 Muhammad Khaidir Hairuddin
 Machinery & Metal
 Sr. Assistant Director

 Muhd Haikal Samsudin
 Machinery & Metal
 Assistant Director

 Salasiah Haddunya
 Technology & Business Frontier
 Sr. Assistant Director

 Wan Muhammad Shukri Wan Zainal Abidin
 Technology & Business Frontier
 Assistant Director


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