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Malaysia unveils virtual platform for Expo 2020 Dubai

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While Expo 2020 Dubai has concluded, the Malaysia virtual Pavilion set up for the world expo continues to provide a platform for businesses to network and forge collaborations including through business matching applications.

The virtual platform will continue to ride on the success of the expo to promote trade and businesses on a global scale. The on-demand platform can be accessed through the website www.malaysiaexpo2020.com.

“Malaysia Pavilion has generated potential value for trade, investment and business leads worth more than RM70 billion at Expo 2020 Dubai through its robust trade and business programmes. This shows an interest in the global business communities to do business as our world economy picks up.

“Our industries were able to showcase their best solutions and technologies in sustainable products and services. The success in forging collaborations at the expo prompted us to continue providing this space for businesses.

“The platform will continue to operate until 30th September 2022. It provides  opportunity for global companies to get more information on our companies and for our local industries to reach out to their counterparts overseas,“ said Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) Chief Executive Officer Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor.

Malaysia’s participation at the recently-conclude world expo was spearheaded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) with MGTC as implementing agency.

The virtual platform provides an end-to-end e-commerce marketplace for industries to meet and interact with buyers and collaborators.

Users of the platform will be able to access virtual exhibition booths, join B2B meetings, business matching sessions and webinars. There are also dedicated booths for the Pavilion sponsors and participating ministries, agencies, state governments and companies.

Business matching sessions are conducted once or twice weekly via an automated matching system (based on industry) and B2B request by users.

The upcoming scheduled business matching sessions cover technology, products, investment and manufacturing involving e-learning, animation, real estate, automotive, drone, agriculture, healthcare, engineering, franchise, health and wellness, among others.

“Companies can interact through one-on-one chat, one-on-one video meetings, session chats, networking lounges and breakout rooms,” added Shamsul Bahar.

About 5,000 potential international buyers and 250 Malaysian exhibitor companies have so far registered with the virtual platform.

“We thank our technology partner Fusionex for developing and managing the virtual platform which is useful for the general public, companies, chambers of commerce, and organisations.

“We encourage Malaysian as well as international companies to take advantage of this platform to promote growth for our shared benefits,” added Shamsul Bahar.

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