Sibec 2018 aims to promote business growth, networking

Abdul Karim (centre) holding the Sibec 2018 programme with (from left) Chuo, Gracie, Ting and Goh.

– by Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, Oct 9: About 400 delegates are expected to attend the inaugural Sarawak International Business Exhibition and Conference (Sibec) 2018 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching this Oct 12-13.

Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg said the federation decided to create Sibec in order to help entrepreneurs, startups and established operators enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities with key industry players either as exhibitors or participants.

“The delegates will also get the chance to listen to first-rate speakers on a range of topics, from technical to industry-focused ones,” Abang Abdul Karim told reporters here today.

Also present at the press conference were SBF deputy president and Sibec organising chairman Datuk Philip Ting, deputy organising chairman Gracie Geikie and Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry members Dominic Chuo and Goh Yong Tat.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is scheduled to launch the event on Oct 12 by delivering a keynote address titled ‘Vision 2030 for Sarawak’.

Themed ‘Digital Technology Drives Sibec 2018’, Sibec will feature over 20 speakers from government agencies, business advisory and consultancy services as well as private enterprises from countries such as China, the Philippines, France, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia.

The 2-day conference is Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) claimable and would include a sprawling exhibition of goods and services that will be open to the public.

Sibec 2018 is supported and endorsed by the Sarawak government to promote business and investment, to support the transformation of Sarawak‘s digital economy and to showcase the promotion of digital technology in the state.

For more information, visit or call 082-555189 (Eleo). This event is managed by Place Borneo Sdn Bhd. — DayakDaily