- Key partners join the effort to organize 27th edition of WCIT
- State hopes to see innovation impact energy sector, circular economy
The World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) welcomed the unveiling of the official logo of the World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2023 (WCIT 2023) which will take place on October 4 – 6, 2023 in Kuching, Sarawak. Kuching takes over the hosting from another Malaysian city, Penang, which hosted the 2022 congress last Sept.
Officiated by the Premier of Sarawak Abang Johari Openg, the event also saw the announcement of key partners that are joining the effort to organize the 27th edition of WCIT that was first staged in 1978 in the United States.
WCIT 2023 is hosted by the Sarawak Government, organized by the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Bhd, co-hosted by the Sarawak Multimedia Authority and Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS), with The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) as the Host Association.
At the launch, Abang Johari highlighted the role of innovation in advancing the new economy through applications such as algae as a source of energy, data and AI in disrupting conventional means of production. He hoped WCIT 2023 would bring to Sarawak new innovations, data and technology to impact the energy industry, the circular economy and digital transformation.
A signature event of WITSA, WCIT 2023 is an event for the global tech industry, bringing together leaders, experts and stakeholders to discuss, deliberate and challenge the latest tech and innovation trends. The congress will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities with delegates from around the world.
WITSA aims to bring its member economies and global tech leaders to attend WCIT 2023 to experience the diverse and exotic culture as well as take advantage of all the investment and business opportunities that Sarawak, Malaysia and the broader ASEAN economies have to offer.
WITSA Chairman Dr Sean Seah said, “WITSA is the leading recognized voice of the global tech industry which is the key driver of global economic growth. Delegates from around the world will experience the diverse and exotic culture while fostering collaboration in various technology, innovation and business sectors.”
WITSA CEO Dan E Khoo added, “With the host organizers’ aims to leverage innovation and technology for prosperity, inclusivity and sustainability, WCIT 2023 is set to be the catalyst of a sustainable future for the tech industry.”
WCIT offers a global perspective on fulfilling the promise of the digital age and its ability to draw users, providers, media and academia from around the world to focus on technology for societal good. WCIT expects to bring together more than 2,000 global leaders in business, government and academia from over 80 countries to impact economic and social development through the exchange of policies, practices, trends and ideas on tech.
The WCIT 2023 logo features the following description:
- The Tree of Life that symbolises Sarawak’s evolution of modernity and interconnection to the global discourse.
- The Rhinoceros Hornbill symbolizes the value of power and strength of Sarawak
- Three Stripes Globe represents sustainability, innovation and economic prosperity
- Colours Green and Blue represent the intersection of nature and digital technology, to be digitally and innovatively forward, while being sustainable.
For more information and to participate, go to www.wcit2023.com.