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We see increasing interest in the Inaugural Renewable Energy and GreenTech Sabah 2017 (REGTech2017), Conference and Exhibition, said Dolly, the Organising Chairperson and Project Director of Midas Events Management. REGTech2017 will be held on the 13th & 14th November 2017 at Grand Ballroom, Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu.

The 2-Day Conference will cover 16 Topics and 1 Forum presented by speakers from various backrgrounds and organisations including GreenTech Catalyst Sdn Bhd, Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia, Energy Commission, Cenergi Sea Sdn Bhd, Clear Group International, JA Solar, Energy Commission, GreenBuilding Index & Malaysia Green Buidling Confederation, Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA) and more. The keynote focuses on the Overall outlook and Opportunities in the Malaysian Renewable Energy & Green Technology Industries, Policies, Objectives and Impact, followed by Papers touching on “Wind as a Source of Renewable Energy”, “Bridging Biomass & Renewable Energy”, “Sustainable Solutions through Innovation, Design, Materials and Wellness”, “South East Asia Regional Trade in Solar PV”, "Solar PV for Sustainable Living", Renewable Energy in NGO's Perspective", “Catalysing Private Investment For Green Growth”, “MyHIJAU Mark: Malaysia’s Recognition for Certified Green Products and Services”, “The Impact of GBI and MGBC to the Sustainable Built Environment, “Municipal Solid Waste Treatment by Pyrolysis”, “Green Initiatives" and “Facilities & Tax Incentives for Green Technology Industry” and more.

REGTech Exhibition is open to the public from 9AM – 6PM. Exhibitors include POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd, JA Solar Malaysia Sdn Bhd., YJC Energy & Resources Sdn Bhd, Alpha Builers Limited, Toshiba TEC Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Cenergi SEA Sdb Bhd, Malaysia Green Building Confederation, GreenBuildingIndex Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd, University Malaysia Sabah and Politeknik Kota Kinabalu to name a few.

Due to the Federal government’s policies in encouraging the development of renewable energy in efforts to steer the country toward consuming sustainable energy and turn to a low-carbon economy, we believe that Sabah gains from this, especially the efforts to transform Kudat into the state’s centre for renewable energy. Towards this end, and as a business entity advocating renewable energy and green technology, the organising of REGTech is prompt and apt and with our strong conviction that this inaugural event will help further intensify interests among stakeholders, be they GLCs or private corporations to assist the State Government in achieving a low-carbon economy in the near future.

Dolly said REGTech2017 serves as a platform where the renewable energy and green industry comes together to share information on the challenges facing the industry and discuss opportunities and solutions, as well as education for advancing Sabah’s renewable energy and green technology sector. We will be pleased to share our feedback with the State government, moving forward.

REGTech2017 also extends its event scope towards the promotion of sustainable living with clean environment, by featuring some interesting yet educational Pocket Talks. REGTech Creative & Event Director, Ms Sonia Hiew said that these talks will comprise of a 20 minute speaking slot, participated by some of the Exhibitors covering topics including “Green Technology as a way in Enhancing One’s Businesses” by Toshiba TEC Malaysia Sdn Bhd, “Up-Cycle Craft & Demo” by Tress Design House & Christianne Goonting, “Development and Investment Strategy in Renewable Energy and Energy-Saving Products” by Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd to name a few. Other speakers for the Pocket Talk includes Exhibitors from Hoyu Exorin and Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Full schedule is available on the website.

REGTech2017 is unique in its commitment to communicate the importance of green and sustainable living thorugh artistic endeavors. The Eco Art Gallery features art exhibits and installations that emphasizes the natural synergy between the arts, the environment, and education. Led by our Sabah Artists – Collective, artistic projects including up-cyled arts will be exhibited. REGTech Eco Art Gallery is brought to you by REGTech organiser , and is developed for visitors and the community at large.

“We urge all art enthusiasts to join us in supporting them. We invite everyone to visit us in support for this initiative.  There will also be mystery lucky draw prizes to be won for visitors,” says the organiser.

Both Pocket Talk and REGTech Eco Art Gallery will be at Ballroom 1, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Sutera Hotel and are free for all visitors to attend.

In addition, University students as well as secondary school students in the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu are invited to visit REGTech2017.

REGTech2017’s opening ceremony will be officiated by Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia; and the closing ceremony will be officiated by Dr Yee Moh Chai, chairman of Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia.

Presented by Midas Events Management (MEM) and Renewable Energy Association of Sabah (REASabah), REGTech2017 is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environment Sabah, SEDA Malaysia; supported by Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA), GreenTech Malaysia, Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA); REGTech2017’s media partners include Daily Express, GreenPlus Magazine, NrgEdge, Maps & Globe Specialist Distributor Sdn Bhd; including Regus Group Companies as sponsor.

All MPIA members will receive 10% discount on conference tickets. The Insititution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) members will receive 20% discount and 6 CPD credits for the 2-day conference. Meanwhile, IPTA/IPTS/Post-Graduate students with valid student ID are entitled for a 50% discount for the conference.

REGTech2017 accepts registration for conference delegates until the day itself, i.e. 13th November 2017.  For more information, enquiries and registration, visit; email or call 088 222 939.

Source: The Borneo Post     10/11/2017

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