Registration of all participants will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  The full programme will kick off on February 26, 2018 with presentations from key individuals representing the state, its agencies and selected private sector corporations.

All participants will be accommodated at The Riverside Majestic, the venue for the dialogue and which lies in the heart of the city.

Day 1: February 26, 2018

  • 8.00am  Arrival of Delegates and Speakers.  Light refreshment will be served.
  • 8.45am  Arrival of Chief Minister of Sarawak
    The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg
  •  9.05am  Welcome speech by Organising Chairman
    Mr. Adrain Jerome
  •  9.15am  Opening Address by Chief Minister of Sarawak
    The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg
  •  9.45am  Launching of Sarawak Dialogue by the Chief Minister of Sarawak
  •  9.50am  Keynote Address: Flying High
    Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CBE, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad, Malaysia
  • 10.20am  Face to Face
    Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CBE, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad, Malaysia
    Moderator: Datuk Seri Azman Ujang, Chairman, Bernama, Malaysia
  • 10.40am  Q&A Session 
  • 10.55am  Presentation of Mementos
  • 11.00am  Morning Tea Break
  • 11.30am  Presentation: Sarawak Digital Roadmap
    The Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Haji Mohamad Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani, State Secretary of Sarawak
  • 12.15pm  Panel Dialogue: Today’s Digital Environment
    Panelist: Ms. Anna Vanessa Haotanto,CEO, The New Savvy, Singapore

    Panelist: Ms. Jasmine Ng, Head, Strategic Digital Alliances, Maybank Group, Malaysia
    Panelist: Mr. Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President – Entreprise Development, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia 
    Moderator: Mr. Jeffrey Ong, Regional Commercial Director, PGA TOUR South East Asia
  •  1.00pm  Buffet Lunch
  •  2.15pm  Presentation: Ukraine Partnership For Growth 
    HE Olexander Nechtaylo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Of Ukraine to Malaysia 
  •  3.00pm  Presentation: Why Some States Succeed in Digital Economy and Why Others Fail
    Mr. Khaliee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups Silicon Valley, USA 
  •  3.45pm  Close of Day 1
  •  3.50pm  Afternoon Tea
  •  7.30pm  Buffet Dinner (Riverside Majestic Hotel)

Day 2: February 27, 2018

  •  8.00am  Arrival of Delegates and Speakers.  Light refreshment will be served.
  •  9.00am  Arrival of Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Sarawak
    The Honourable Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
  •  9.15am  Presentation: Sarawak Tourism Blueprint
    The Honourable Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Sarawak
  • 10.00am  Panel dialogue: The Evolution of Tourism and What Determines its Pull
    Panelist: Ms. Linda Geh, CEO, Asia Pacific Masters Games, Malaysia
    Panelist: Dr. Henry Chan, Head of Conservation Sarawak, WWF Malaysia
    Panelist: Ms. Siti Dalia, Senior Director – Industry Engagement, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Malaysia  

    Moderator: Mr. Jeffrey Ong, Regional Commercial Director, PGA TOUR South East Asia
  • 10.45am  Morning Tea Break
  • 11.00am  Presentation: Unlocking Your Potential – It’s All In The Brain 
    Mr. Stanley Yang, CEO Neurosky Inc., USA
  • 11.45am  Presentation: Growing Malaysia’s International Trade Through eCommerce
    Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros, CEO, MATRADE, Malaysia 
  • 12.30pm  Buffet Lunch
  •  2.00pm  Presentation: Child Entrepreneurs: How To Create, Nurture And Develop Them In School
    Ms. Anne Tham, Group CEO & Founder, Ace EdVenture Group, Malaysia

  • 2.45pm  Panel Dialogue: Enhancing The Learning Process Through Technology
    Panelist: Dr. Theva Nithy, Neuroscientist, Peak Performances Consultancy, Malaysia 

    Panelist: Prof. Jugdutt (Jack) Singh, Chief Scientist and Chief Advisor for Digital Economy, State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia
    Panelist: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johari Abdullah, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
    Moderator: Dr. Ho Chye Kok, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Education and Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management, Swinburne University Sarawak, Malaysia
  •  3.30pm  Afternoon Tea Break
  •  3.45pm  Presentation: Leadership 4.0 – Surviving the Industry 4.0 New Frontiers
    Mr. Tan Chee Peng, Group CEO, Business Technovise International (BTI), Singapore
  •  4.30pm  Close of Day 2
  •  7.30pm  Buffet Dinner (Riverside Majestic Hotel)

Day 3: February 28, 2018

  •  8.00am  Arrival of Delegates and Speakers.  Light refreshment will be served.
  •  9.00am  Presentation: Regulating Medical Device in Malaysia
    Ir. Sasikala Devi, Director-Policy, Code and Standard Division, Medical Device Authority, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  •  9.45am  Presentation: Reaching Out In Areas of Health Through Technology
    Mr. Umair Azam, Founder and Managing Partner, Integration Xperts, Pakistan
  • 10.30am  Morning Tea Break 
  • 10.45am  Presentation: Showcasing Sarawak’s Wellness’ Contributions Through Culture And Nature
    Prof. Dr. Gerard Bodeker,  Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK and Dept. of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • 11.30am  Panel Dialogue: How Can Sarawak Benefit From Its Biodiversity In The Area Of Health
    Panelist: Dr Yeo Tiong Chia, CEO, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Panelist: Prof. Dr. Gerard Bodeker, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK & Dept. of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Moderator: Ms. Rebecca D’Cruz, Director, aonyx Consultancy, Malaysia
  • 12.15pm  Closing of Conference by Organising Chairman
    Mr. Adrain Jerome
  • 12.30pm  Close of Day 3 and End of Dialogue
  • 12.45pm  Buffet Lunch
  •  7.15pm  Closing Gala Dinner (Riverside Majestic Hotel) 

* Minor changes to the programme can be expected closer to the event.