OCTOBER 19–20, 2017, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

INTERNATIONAL BIOMASS CONFERENCE MALAYSIA 2017

Biomass Industry Revolution 4.0: Innovation-led Bio-based Economy

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
The Isthmus, Sejingkat
93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

OCTOBER 19–20, 2017

ABOUT

International Biomass Conference Malaysia (IBCM) is an international annual event that congregates key industry players, technology & solution providers, scientists and leading biomass stakeholders to share insights, explore business opportunities and partnership models to move the agenda of the biomass industry forward. IBCM 2017 will be held again on 19th and 20th October 2017 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, expecting around 1,000 participants. With the theme of ‘Biomass Industry Revolution 4.0: Innovation-led Bio-based Economy’, the conference aims to provide a platform to connect the perspectives of regional and global biomass communities, discussing the key market issues, exchanging information, and learning the latest market trends. It covers a range of topics:

  1. Regional Biomass Hub: Is Sarawak Ready?
  2. Waste To Wealth: The Circular Economy Advantage
  3. Will Digital Agriculture Matter to ASEAN Countries? What is its Impact on the Thriving Biomass Based Economy?
  4. Setting the Biomass Agenda: Regional Policy Direction, Perspective and Experience
  5. Need for a Value Chain Approach – Supply, Demand and Dynamics of Biomass Business in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  6. Proving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as a Viable Biomass Feedstock in an Integrated Environment – Commercial & R&D&C
  7. Rural Development Agenda for Sustainable Advanced Biomass Economy: A Critical Supporting Enabler
  8. The Deal Making: Innovative and Creative Financial Modelling for New Project Development

Key stakeholders across a wide spectrum have been invited as speakers and panellists, involving not only prominent industrial players along the value chain, but also major government agencies from the region, as well as local and international research institutions.

The biomass industry has been identified as one of the key industry for the future of Sarawak with target of becoming the Premier Bio-hub for this region. With the development of the Sarawak Biomass Industry Development Plan (SBIDP) that was launched last year, Sarawak has embarked on a clear strategy to spur and expedite the growth of this industry in Malaysia as new wealth creation and pillar for sustainable economic growth for Sarawak and Malaysia.


第三届大马国际生物质会议 | 古晋婆罗洲会展中心

2017年10月19及20日

马来西亚拥有丰富的生物质资源,当中包括来自油棕及林木业的残余生物质。就油棕来说,大马油棕业已有100年历史,其种植地更已达570万公顷,当中沙巴州与砂拉越州就占了百分之53。有鉴于此,1MBAS成立于2012年,以执行并实现国家生物质策略所定下的目标。本单位致力于促进均衡的生物质工业发展组合,尤其注重于高附加值的下游加工产业,包括生物能源,高级燃料,生物化学材料(比如生物塑料)和高端产品等。

大马革新机构(透过马来西亚生物质策略执行单位,1MBAS)与砂拉越州政府(透过砂洲政府规划单位,State Planning Unit)即将于10月19及20日在古晋婆罗州会展中心举行第三届大马国际生物质会议。本次会议荣邀砂州首长主持开幕,并得到国际贸易及工业部、种植及原产业部、相关政府单位与私人界的鼎力支持。

此会议议旨在为国际生物质领域的专家、政策制定者、企业家、学者和非营利组织等提供一个交流和展示的平台,促进大马生物质产业与国际大型企业、投资机构的对接,并就生物质的有关科技、产业价值链及未来的发展潜能进行深入的探讨。主办单位将邀请来自世界各角落的利益相关者,当中已确认出席的主讲者及嘉宾来自荷兰、瑞典、丹麦、美国、澳洲、韩国、日本、泰国、印尼、新加坡等国家。我方也正与各驻马大使馆合作,进行分主题议论项目,当中已应允参与的包括荷兰驻马大使馆及南韩驻马大使馆。

此届大会主题乃生物质工业革命4.0:以革新引领生物经济。本单位诚意邀请您参与此届会议,藉此平台与各参与者分享贵公司的方针、里程碑及核心价值观等,并共同探讨于生物质领域的合作潜能。

REGISTRATION

Grab your seat today!!!

Special Workshops: (Please tick √ the session you would like to attend)

Industry Engagements (Day 1)
Time: 3.00PM-5.30PM

Regional Opportunities (Day 2)
Time: 9.00AM-12.00AM

Food (Please tick √- for vegetarians)

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANT(S)


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Special Workshops: (Please tick √ the session you would like to attend)

Industry Engagements (Day 1)
Time: 3.00PM-5.30PM

Regional Opportunities (Day 2)
Time: 9.00AM-12.00AM

Food (Please tick √- for vegetarians)




PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SARAWAK: THE CATALYST FOR MALAYSIA’S VISION AS REGIONAL BIOMASS HUB

Why Sarawak Matters to the Malaysia’s Biomass Economy as the Region’s Lead? The Potential and Challenges?

PLENARY SESSION

WASTE TO WEALTH: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY ADVANTAGE

Depicts the Role of Biomass, Bioenergy and Bio-refining in a Circular Economy and Malaysia’s Bio-economy

PANEL DISCUSSION 1

WILL DIGITAL AGRICULTURE MATTER TO ASEAN COUNTRIES? WHAT IS ITS IMPACT ON THE THRIVING BIOMASS BASED ECONOMY?

ASEAN's digital economy is projected to grow by 500% and be worth $200 billion by 2025, this panel addresses how digital agriculture can potentially transform production systems and supply chains and how digital technologies will shape the future of agriculture and its impacts the rural community and workforce, including an overview of the challenges and opportunities on the biomass sector.

PANEL DISCUSSION 2

SETTING THE BIOMASS AGENDA: REGIONAL POLICY DIRECTION, PERSPECTIVE AND EXPERIENCE

Formulating the right support and regulation for a new industry is very challenging. Deciding on the critical enablers required to spur the development of an infant industry will determine its level of success. This session will highlight representative from different countries sharing their country’s experience and focus. In this session, policy makers will be able to learn about principles, policies and support needed in the biomass development agenda in countries across the globe. Companies will benefits from this session by having clear understanding on areas of opportunities in each country.

PANEL DISCUSSION 3

NEED FOR A VALUE CHAIN APPROACH – SUPPLY, DEMAND AND DYNAMICS OF BIOMASS BUSINESS IN THE ADVANCED BIOECONOMY

The ‘value chain’ concept is where value is added along the chain, both to the product / service and the actors involved. From a sustainability perspective, ‘value chain’ has more appeal to internal and external stakeholders in the value-creation process. The biomass value chain is a complex process large number of stages; starts right from biomass resource harvesting, collection, processing, storage and eventually its transportation to the point of ultimate utilization. Let’s understand from the experts on what biomass value chain encompasses of and best practices on the most efficient way to manage the biomass value chain.

PANEL DISCUSSION 4

PROVING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) AND OTHER BIOMASS SOURCES AS ALTERNATIVE BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK IN AN INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT – COMMERCIAL & R&D&C

This session will provide insights and best practices of sustainable municipal solid waste management, and how we can steer digitization of industry 4.0 in this field through modern technologies & innovative solution to help facilitate better use of waste while protecting our environment.

PANEL DISCUSSION 5

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE ADVANCED BIOMASS ECONOMY: A CRITICAL SUPPORTING ENABLER

Ways to align the various developing efforts towards the creation of a shared vision by tapping on the economic, social and environmental opportunities for the rural community. Some interesting topics include contract farming and equity conversion; smallholder empowerment and biogas power generation at mills for rural area.

PANEL DISCUSSION 6

THE DEAL MAKING: INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

The first step to any green building or renewable energy project of any size is finding the financing to make it possible. Green renewables projects are an increasing percentage of new projects with very attractive balance sheets in certain areas. However, structuring financing for green and renewables projects requires more legal creativity and effort than financing other types of more traditional projects.

This session will share some insights and tips to understand and learn specific set of rules and requirements for securing financial funding and when to decide to take on some financing risk for a high return in long term.

DAY 1: THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2017

TIME EVENT
8:00AM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING REFRESHMENTS

ARRIVAL OF VIPS & MEDIA

9:10AM

WELCOMING REMARKS

The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed,
Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

9:20AM

SPECIAL ADDRESS

The Honourable Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri,
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

9:30AM - 10:15AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - SARAWAK: THE CATALYST FOR MALAYSIA’S VISION AS REGIONAL BIOMASS HUB

Why Sarawak Matters to the Malaysia’s Biomass Economy as the Region’s Lead? The Potential and Challenges?

Sarawak Biomass Industry Development Plan (SBIDP) is a major milestone in Malaysia’s bid to become South East Asia’s premier biomass processing hub. Sarawak could potentially generate an additional RM4.8 billion in GNI, create 30,000 new jobs and RM18 billion in investment opportunities throughout the value chain, utilising around six million dry tonnes of its biomass resources. The key biomass clusters in Sarawak would be Bintulu, Miri, Tanjung Manis and Kuching, he said.

The development of the biomass industry could help the country reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and increase its ability to weather global economic uncertainties while contributing positively towards Malaysia’s march to become a high-income nation by 2020.

Converting biomass resources to higher value products such as biofuels and biochemicals, it can create a pathway for further downstream processing into products such as bioplastic

  • Petteri Pihlajamäki, Director, Head of Forestry and Biomass Consulting Worldwide Pöyry Management Consulting, Helsinki
10:15AM - 11:00AM

PLENARY SESSION - WASTE TO WEALTH: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY ADVANTAGE FROM EU’S PERSPECTIVE

Depicts the Role of Biomass, Bioenergy and Bio-refining in a Circular Economy and Malaysia’s Bio-economy. The circular economy seems intuitively to be more sustainable than the current linear economic system. The reduction of resource inputs into and waste and emission leakage out of the system reduces resource depletion and environmental pollution. This session will explains how circular economy approach do not necessarily sacrifice the growth of any industries and make ways for huge benefits in a long run.

11:00AM

ARRIVAL OF VVIP

NATIONAL ANTHEM, STATE ANTHEM AND DOA RECITAL

11:15AM - 12:00PM

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY & SHOWCASE WALKABOUT

The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi (Dr.) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg,
Chief Minister of Sarawak

12:00PM - 1:00PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00PM - 1:10PM

EXPERT INSIGHTS

1:10PM - 1:30PM

SPECIAL SESSION WITH THE HONOURABLE DATUK AMAR DOUGLAS UGGAH EMBAS

Deputy Chief Minister & Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land & Regional Development

The Impact of Sarawak’s Digital Economy efforts on the Agricultural Sector for the State

  1. Way Forward
  2. Aspirations: Digital Agriculture
  3. Impact on Rural Development – Empowerment
  4. Business Opportunities and Assistance

Moderator:

  • The Honourable Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department
1:30PM - 2:30PM

PANEL DISCUSSION 1: WILL DIGITAL AGRICULTURE MATTER TO ASEAN COUNTRIES? WHAT IS ITS IMPACT ON THE THRIVING BIOMASS BASED ECONOMY?

ASEAN's digital economy is projected to grow by 500% and be worth $200 billion by 2025, this panel addresses how digital agriculture can potentially transform production systems and supply chains and how digital technologies will shape the future of agriculture and its impacts the rural community and workforce, including an overview of the challenges and opportunities on the biomass sector.

Panellists:


Moderator:

  • Buckland Anak Bangik, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development (MANRED)
2:30PM - 3:00PM

SPECIAL MARKET REPORT HIGHLIGHTS I

Argus Media Market Report 2017 – Global Biomass Trade Flows and ASEAN Edition

3:00PM - 4:00PM

PANEL DISCUSSION 2: SETTING THE BIOMASS AGENDA: REGIONAL POLICY DIRECTION, PERSPECTIVE AND EXPERIENCE

Formulating the right support and regulation for a new industry is very challenging in any setup. Deciding on the critical enablers required to spur the development of an infant industry will determine its level of success. This session will highlight different perspectives from governments and industries sharing on principles, policies and support needed in setting the biomass development agenda and innovative business model within this sector.

Panellists:


Moderator:

4:00PM - 4:30PM

SPECIAL MARKET REPORT HIGHLIGHTS II

4:30PM - 5:30PM

PANEL DISCUSSION 3: NEED FOR A VALUE CHAIN APPROACH – SUPPLY, DEMAND AND DYNAMICS OF BIOMASS BUSINESS IN THE ADVANCED BIOECONOMY

The ‘value chain’ concept is where value is added along the chain, both to the product / service and the actors involved. From a sustainability perspective, ‘value chain’ has more appeal to internal and external stakeholders in the value-creation process. The biomass value chain is a complex process large number of stages; starts right from biomass resource harvesting, collection, processing, storage and eventually its transportation to the point of ultimate utilization. Let’s understand from the experts on what biomass value chain encompasses of and best practices on the most efficient way to manage the biomass value chain.

Panellists:


Moderator:

5:30PM

- END OF DAY 1 -

DAY 2: FRIDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2017

TIME EVENT
8:00AM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING REFRESHMENTS

9:00AM - 10:15AM

PANEL DISCUSSION 4: PROVING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) AND OTHER BIOMASS SOURCES AS ALTERNATIVE BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK IN AN INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT – COMMERCIAL & R&D&C

This session will provide insights and best practices of sustainable municipal solid waste management, and how we can steer digitization of industry 4.0 in this field through modern technologies & innovative solution to help facilitate better use of waste while protecting our environment.

Panellists:


Moderator:

  • Peter Sawal, Controller of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources and Environment Board Sarawak
10:15AM - 11:30AM

PANEL DISCUSSION 5: RURAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE ADVANCED BIOMASS ECONOMY: A CRITICAL SUPPORTING ENABLER

Ways to align the various developing efforts towards the creation of a shared vision by tapping on the economic, social and environmental opportunities for the rural community. Some interesting topics include contract farming and equity conversion; smallholder empowerment and biogas power generation at mills for rural area.

Panellists:


Moderator:

11:30AM - 12:00PM

SPECIAL MARKET REPORT HIGHLIGHTS III

12:00PM - 2:00PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00PM - 3:15PM

PANEL DISCUSSION 6: THE DEAL MAKING: INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

The first step to any green building or renewable energy project of any size is finding the financing to make it possible. Green renewables projects are an increasing percentage of new projects with very attractive balance sheets in certain areas. However, structuring financing for green and renewables projects requires more legal creativity and effort than financing other types of more traditional projects.

This session will share some insights and tips to understand and learn specific set of rules and requirements for securing financial funding and when to decide to take on some financing risk for a high return in long term.

Panellists:


Moderator:

2:00PM - 3:15PM

CLOSING REMARKS

3:15PM

- END OF DAY 2 -

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

19 OCTOBER 2017 – Industry Engagements

TIME VENUE WORKSHOP

3:00PM - 5:30PM

Meeting Room 12

PlaTCom Ventures Sdn Bhd

The national technology commercialisation platform of Malaysia; its mission is to turn the creative ideas of our inventors and entrepreneurs into successful products and services that change the world

3:00PM - 5:30PM

Meeting Room

Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation

The Steinbeis network of transfer orientated centers specializes in making a whole spectrum of the latest technology and management insights available to customers. Steinbeis transfers competitive knowledge and technology into business, for the benefit of large companies and individual entrepreneurs alike.

3:00PM - 5:30PM

Meeting Room

National Corporate Innovation Index (NCII) Workshop

  1. To drive innovation and accelerate growth amongst corporations in Malaysia
  2. To help identify mechanisms for corporations to engage in innovation activities that will ensure their long-term sustainability
  3. It aims to institutionalise innovation and its governance within corporations


20 OCTOBER 2017 – Regional Opportunities

TIME VENUE WORKSHOP

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Meeting Room 13

The Netherlands: Regional Bio-based Opportunities

Relevant experts and policy makers from Netherlands will be providing insights on the opportunities in their country and advice on the country’s policy direction and priorities. Participants will have clear understanding and valuable insights on areas and opportunities to focus and also projecting future opportunities based on the policy direction. This workshop is a collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia.

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Meeting Room 14

Korean Energy Symposium

Participation from Energy Companies, Technology & Service providers of Energy Sector in Korea. The objective of this symposium is to brief on the energy sector development in Korea in term of policy, industry requirement, technological development and services which will open up new opportunities to collaborate with Malaysian companies. This symposium is a collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia.

PANELLISTS

DAY 1: THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2017

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Dr Rezal Khairi Ahmad
Chief Executive Officer,
NanoMalaysia

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Deepak Roy Singh
Managing Partner,
Oceania Consulting Group (OCG)

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Ken Richards
Managing Director,
Leaf Resources Limited

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Datuk Dr. Abd Shukor Abd Rahman
Director,
All Cosmos Group

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Levien (Levinus Jan) de Legé
Managing Director,
ECN (Beijing) New Energy Technologies Co. Ltd

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Petteri Pihlajamäki
Director,
Head of Forestry and Biomass Consulting Worldwide, Pöyry Management Consulting, Helsinki Office

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H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez
Ambassador and Head of Delegation,
European Union to Malaysia

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Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim
President and Chief Executive Officer,
MIMOS Berhad

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Claire Pickard
Asia Editor and Manager
Solid Fuels, Argus Media

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H.E. Mrs. Karin Mössenlechner
Ambassador
the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Catherine Ridu
Chief Executive Officer,
Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia

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Paul Wong Kok Kiong
Under Secretary,
Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA)

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Bas Melssen
Director
BioRefining-Asia Pacific, Novozymes

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Dr. Ir. Wolter Elbersen
Senior Scientist,
Biomass Production and Bioenergy, Wageningen University

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Peter Matrai
Senior Advisor,
SYSTEMIQ, United Kingdom

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Barry Lim
Senior Director,
Frost & Sullivan of Asia Pacific

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Jim Lane
Editor & Publisher
Biofuels Digest and Nuu

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Aznita Naziz
Vice President,
Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation

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Eason Tan
Head
Business Development, POIC Sabah

DAY 2: FRIDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2017

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Ir. Mohamad Adan Yusof
Head of Research and Development,
Syngas Sdn Bhd

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Tuan Syed Ahmad Syed Mustafa
Chief Executive Officer,
GreenTech Catalyst Sdn Bhd

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Marcus K Chee
Executive Secretary,
Energy Council of Malaysia (ECOM)

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David Lantz
Manager of Sustainable Transport Solutions,
Scania Southeast Asia

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Dr. Dzaeman Dzulkifli
Executive Director,
Tropical Rainforest Conservation And Research Centre

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Robin Zwart
Technology and Product Development Manager,
Dahlman Renewables Technologies

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Dr Maja Slingerland
Associate Professor,
Wageningen University

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Sivapalan Kathiravale
Head of EPIC,
Environmental Preservation and Innovation Centre Sdn Bhd

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Dato’ Zailani Safari
Chief Executive Officer, Technology Depository Agency (TDA)

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XiaoChen Zhang
President,
FinTech4Good, Blockchain Frontier Group, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force

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Dr. Götz Martin
Head of Sustainability Implementation,
Golden-Agri Resources Ltd

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Make Jiwan
Senior Lecturer,
Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

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Syed Ibrahim Syed Mohd Al Mashor
Regional Director,
Agrobank Kuching

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Charles M. Davis Jr.
Managing Partner,
Claeris (USA)

MODERATORS

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Yeo Tiong Chia (Charlie)
Chief Executive Officer,
Sarawak Biodiversity Centre

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Timothy Ong
Senior Vice President
Strategic Impact Projects,
Head of National Biomass Strategy Delivery Unit (1MBAS), Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM)

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Ahmad Khairuddin A. Rahim
Executive Director,
Manufacturing Development (Resource), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

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Abdullah Arshad
Chief Operation Officer,
Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM)

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Buckland Anak Bangik
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry Of Modernisation Of Agriculture, Native Land And Regional Development Sarawak

EXHIBITION

Exhibition on 19th – 20th October 2017 (Opening time: 8.00 am – 5.30 pm)
Concourse Area, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak

In line with the conference’s theme “Biomass Industry Revolution 4.0: Innovation-led Bio-based Economy”, there will be an exhibition showcasing the latest technology, innovation, tools, products, and services available in the biobased economy.


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VENUE & TRAVEL

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For any enquiry regarding the event, please contact the secretariat of International Biomass Conference 2017:

Ms. Nasreen Khanum Nawab Khan
Tel : 03-8319 3116 | E-mail : nasreen@innovation.my
Ms. Jocelyn Tan
Tel : 03-8319 3116 | E-mail : jocelyn.tan@innovation.my
Mr. Thareq Ariffin Mohd Tahmi
Tel : 03-8319 3116 | E-mail : thareq.ariffin@innovation.my



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