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SDEC Returns! Find Out How You Can Boost Your Businesses With AI & Biotech

Where innovation meets opportunity.
Fairuz Shahar
13 Oct 2023, 01:17 PM

This article is sponsored by Sidec

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If you're an SME or a startup seeking ways to boost your business, head to the Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention (SDEC). It's your gateway to gaining insights from industry experts and networking for business opportunities!

The 8th SDEC will take place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 19 to 22 Oct 2023 with the theme ‘Revolutionising the Digital Landscape with AI, Net Zero, and Biotech’.


What’s SDEC 2023 about?                      

SDEC serves as a platform for industry leaders, startups, SMEs, and stakeholders from the public and private sectors to engage in discussions on the new normal and emerging trends.

The convention aims to accelerate the growth of the green economy and boost energy sustainability, in line with Malaysia's socio-economic development goals, and its ambition to become a carbon-neutral nation by 2050.

SDEC is also committed to nurturing Malaysia's AI talent pool by fostering collaboration and innovation, towards transforming Malaysia into an AI-savvy nation.


What can you expect from SDEC?

There’ll be 3 major conferences featuring more than 60 influential leaders, international speakers, and top panellists, along with a pitching session and exhibitions.


#1 Master digital business growth

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When: 19 Oct

The first day of the event will kick off with SME Digitalisation Summit: Driving Million Dollar Growth in the Digital Era.

Here, you can learn about digital transformation and the potential to transition from small-scale businesses to million-dollar enterprises. Some of the topics include:

  • Unlocking funding options
  • Cashless transactions
  • Cloud technology
  • E-commerce trends
  • Scaling SME brands


#2 Learn more about sustainable technology

When: 20 Oct

If you’re in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) fields, don’t miss the SME ESG Summit: Accelerating Sustainable Transformation in Retail Supply Chains. The session will unveil groundbreaking strategies and insights that will redefine the future of retail by leveraging sustainable technology.

The speakers from top companies will talk about ESG partnerships, responsible sourcing, green technologies, data-driven sustainability, and sustainable financing, among others.


#3 Unlocking AI & biotech potential for your business

When: 21 Oct

Explore cutting-edge AI solutions, sustainable strategies for a net-zero world, and biotech breakthroughs at the AI, Net Zero & Bio Tech Investor Summit on 21 Oct.

Expect to learn about responsible AI, AI in healthcare, AI-driven mobility, biotech advancements, and investing in sustainable startups.


#4 Witness startups pitch

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When: 22 Oct

After a rigorous 3-month Selangor Acceleration Programme (SAP), watch as 40 tech startups specialising in AI, healthtech, agritech, biotech and sustainability impact pitch their ideas at the SAP Demo Day. The top 5 finalists will stand a chance to win a share of RM50,000 cash!



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There’s something in it for you too—you’ll get to learn about new solutions that other startups have to offer, and possibly secure a potential collaboration! 


#4 Check out a variety of exhibitions and showcases

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When: 19 to 22 Oct

Throughout the 4-day event, there’ll be 250 booths from 150 international and local companies across various industries. These include ESG, SMEs, startups, smart cities, and technology providers, who will be showcasing a wide range of products and services.


Be part of the future with SDEC!

Don't miss your chance to connect with industry leaders, explore innovative solutions, and drive your business forward.

Tickets to the conferences are limited, so book yours now at SDEC’s website. Entry to the exhibitions however, is free, but make sure to reserve your pass beforehand.


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