PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, July, 2022 -- Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and Messe Worldwide Sdn Bhd announced its newest regional event in Malaysia.
Intelligent Manufacturing is a one-of-a-kind conference-led event to spotlight the country's leap into Industry 4.0.
The event will focus heavily on knowledge sharing to build up the competitiveness of key industries like the automotive sector in the domestic economy.
To reflect this synergy, Intelligent Manufacturing will sit alongside Automechanika Kuala Lumpur as a co-located event from 16 – 18 March 2023, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
With the launch of Intelligent Manufacturing, Mr Stephan Buurma, Member of the Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group, reflects on over two decades of trade fair activity within Malaysia and the development of its manufacturing industry.
"Malaysia's fast-growing infrastructure and dynamic pro-business environment create attractive conditions for manufacturers across numerous industries. In fact, the manufacturing sector played a key part in the industrialisation that solidified its strong position in the global supply chain.
"However, it is clear that the sector is on the cusp of a rapid transition phase as companies move to align their processes with international Industry 4.0 standards.
"After consulting a number of stakeholders including various industry associations and influential brands, we are confident that adding Intelligent Manufacturing to our portfolio can help accelerate the degree of transformation in the domestic manufacturing market," he explains.
Kenneth Fong, Director of Messe Worldwide Sdn Bhd says Intelligent Manufacturing presents a unique conference-led event to support businesses of all sizes to understand the opportunities presented by the digital transformation in manufacturing.
"Coupled with various interactive activities, the event will allocate a dedicated area for companies to showcase their latest solutions. Together, participants will put forward the latest enabling technologies and smart manufacturing solutions across product groups for the Digital Factory, Information Systems & Technologies and Operational Technologies. Hosting all the industry's elites in Kuala Lumpur will definitely have a strong influence on domestic applications of smart manufacturing solutions."
A key topic will include the domestic requirements needed to develop talent and enhance overall the competitiveness of local companies, especially robotics, AIoT and AI.
In this regard, industry leaders with internationally established knowledge and practices will offer appropriate guidance for upskilling the current workforce as well as producing future talent for entirely new jobs that require different skill sets.
Messe Frankfurt is partnered with the Selangor Human Resources Development Centre (SHRDC),
The SHRDC is a talent and skills development centre that aims to elevate the capabilities of Malaysia's workforce in line Industry 4.0 standards.
Collab with startups
With support from the SHRDC, Intelligent Manufacturing also leverages expertise from two technical consultants to strengthen the collaboration between startups, research and development, and academia.
Firstly, the Malaysian Smart Factory 4.0 is a technology centre under the SHRDC that provides hands-on experience and application-based knowledge to effectively support businesses transforming current manufacturing practices into Industry 4.0 processes. Additional resources also come from the Swiss Smart Factory.
The overseas knowledge partner presents a highly flexible platform for research, development and testing, and a firm understanding of global trends owing to their connections across various industry sectors. /PRNewswire/