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
    Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg
  •  9.15am  Welcome speech by Organising Chairman
    Mr. Adrain Jerome
  •  9.25am  Opening Address by Chief Minister of Sarawak
    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
    Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak.
    Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CBE; Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad, Malaysia
    (Moderator: to be confirmed)
  • 10.40am  Q&A Session 
  • 10.55am  Presentation of Mementos
  • 11.00am  Morning Tea Break
  • 11.30am  Presentation: Sarawak Digital Roadmap
    Tan Sri Datuk Amar 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: Unlocking your potential – it’s all in the brain 
    Mr. Stanley Yang; CEO, NeuroSky Inc., USA
  •  3.00pm  Presentation: Ukraine Partnership for Growth
    H.E. Olexander Nechytaylo; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Of Ukraine to Malaysia
  •  3.45pm  Afternoon Tea Break and Close of Day 1
  •  7.30pm  Buffet Dinner (Riverside Majestic Hotel)

Day 2: February 27, 2018

  •  8.30am Arrival of Delegates and Speakers.  Light refreshment will be served.
  •  9.00am  Arrival of Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Sarawak
    Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Hamzah
  •  9.15am Presentation: Sarawak Tourism Blueprint
    Datuk Haji Abdul Karim 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 
    Moderator: Mr. Jeffrey Ong; Regional Commercial Director, PGA TOUR South East Asia
  • 10.45am  Morning Tea Break
  • 11.00am  Presentation:SMEs in a Digital world
    Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madron; CEO, MATRADE, Malaysia
  • 11.45am  Presentation: Raising Funds for ASEAN Companies 
    Mr. Khailee Ng; Managing Partner, 500 Startup, 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: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johari Abdullah; Dean, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
    Panelist: Prof. Jugdutt (Jack) Singh; Chief Scientist & Chief Advisor for Digital Economy, State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia
    Moderator: Ms. Dzurina (to be confirmed)
  •  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

  •  8.30am Arrival of Delegates and Speakers.  Light refreshment will be served.
  •  9.15am  Presentation: Developing a Health City
    H.E. Ryu Dae Hwan; President, Osong Medical Innovation Foundation, South Korea (to be confirmed)
  • 10.15am  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
  • 11.00am  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
    Panelist: Mr. Fabian Bigar; Director, Civil Service Delivery Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia (to be confirmed)
    Moderator: Dr. Gerard Kho; CMO, Sunway Properties Bhd, Malaysia (to be confirmed)
  • 11.45pm  Close of Day 3 and End of Dialogue
  • 12.00pm Buffet Lunch
  •  7.30pm  Closing Gala Dinner (Riverside Majestic Hotel) 

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