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October 2019 Issue

Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC): Unlocking Sabah’s Potential

The Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Lahad Datu was established by the Sabah State Government in 2005 to spearhead the development of palm oilbased downstream activities. Through the provision of adequate physical infrastructure and policies, POIC serves as a catalyst to accelerate the growth of the palm oil industry in the region. Presently, Sabah is the largest oil palm T

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September 2019 Issue

IGEM 2019 : Towards a Sustainable and Green Malaysia

T he International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2019 marks its 10th anniversary as the largest trade event for green technologies and eco-solutions in South East Asia. IGEM is an excellent platform for solution providers and green energy businesses to tap into the fast-expanding ASEAN market by showcasing the latest innovations within the industry. Organised annually by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) in collaboration with Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (MGTC), IGEM 2019 is scheduled to be held from 9 to 11 October 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). It is expected to generate RM2.8 billion in business leads.

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August 2019 Issue

Fueling Oil and Gas Industry Growth Through Digitalisation

Active use of technology to capture new frontiers and drive productivity is not new to the oil and gas industry. The upstream sub-sector for example, has been at the forefront of several significant technological advances in the past, from supercomputing techniques for reservoir modeling to seismic and 3D imaging for drilling and project developments; while refineries have been pursuing digitalisation for more than 30 years, with technologies like advanced process control (APC) being part of the operational mix of many operators.

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July 2019 Issue

Sustainable Waste Management in Malaysia : Opportunities and Challenges

With fast-growing cities and ballooning population, developing countries like Malaysia are facing numerous challenges in sustainably managing wastes. The waste generated in Malaysia in 2005 was 19,000 tons per day at a recycling rate of 5%. The quantity rose to 38,000 tons per day thirteen years later, in 2018, despite the increased recycling rate of 17.5%. This is alarming as the rate has exceeded the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) study’s proposed rate of 30,000 tons per day in the year 2020. With limited space for landfills and rising costs of disposal, there is increased pressure and urgent need to tackle the waste management issue and reduce the impact on the environment and general well-being of the population.

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June 2019 Issue

E-Commerce: A Game Changer for Logistics Industry in Malaysia

he e-Commerce industry is growing exponentially within the Southeast Asia region particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. BMI Research in 2018 reported that these ASEAN countries are set to contribute an estimated of USD64.8 billion (RM257.9 billion) in 2021 from online shopping market activity, a giant leap from USD37.7 billion recorded in 2017. Malaysia's share of total online retail sales was at 2.7%, positioning Malaysia second in the region.

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May 2019 Issue

The Gaming Industry: A New Game of Growth

The Gaming Industry evolved from a group of young developers into a billion-dollar industry, and with the exponential growth of technology, the trend of playing games has grown from being played on PCs and mobiles, to consoles and virtual reality (VR). A global leader in eSports, games, and mobile intelligence, Newzoo is the leading market intelligence from the Netherlands since the year 2007. It has a partnership with giant tech companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Warner Bros, Google, Razer and many others. Newzoo has also highlighted in its 2018 Global Games Market Report that the global games market is expected to grow from USD151.9 billion in 2019 to approximately USD180.1 billion in 2021.

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April 2019 Issue

Sports Tourism Has Significant Economic Potential

Globally, sports tourism is  recognised as one of the upcoming tourism markets with significant economic potentials. In Malaysia, it is an important income generator in the tourism industry, contributing approximately RM5 billion annually and is supported by a broad global audience as sporting events usually attract domestic and international participants. Revenue generated ranges from accommodations, food and beverages, ticket/gate sales, sponsorships, media rights to merchandising and garment production.

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