About WCIT IDECS 2023
Pre-Event Forum: 3rd October 2023
Event Dates: 4th - 6th October 2023
Venue: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak, Malaysia
The 27th World Congress on Innovation & Technology (WCIT 2023)
Theme: "Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age: Innovation and Technology Driving Economic Prosperity, Social Inclusivity & Environmental Sustainability"
The 6th International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS 2023)
Theme: "Advancing Digital Economy for Sustainable Development"
The 27th World Congress on Innovation & Technology (WCIT 2023) and the 6th International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS 2023) are two major events in the global tech industry. This year, the Sarawak Government is hosting both events simultaneously, from October 4th to 6th, 2023 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
WCIT has been a significant platform for the world's information technology industry since its inception in 1978, offering opportunities to connect for global trade. Keynote speakers in the past have included Bill Gates, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Sir Timothy Berners Lee, Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, Bill Clinton, Omar Ishrak, Steve Balmer, Al Gore, John Chambers, Kim Kardashian, Nicholas Negroponte, Colin Powell, and Gary Vaynerchuk.
IDECS is a homegrown conference by the Sarawak Government, that aims to promote financial well-being, societal equity, and ecological health. It reinforces the Sarawak Government's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the digital age, which are enabled by data and technological advancements. IDECS has grown in leaps and bounds and the 5th edition, held last year, witnessed over 2,500 participants with 40,000 online viewers. This immense collaboration is set to make this year’s edition of IDECS more exciting.
In addition, the inaugural She-Tech Asia Forum 2023 is an empowering platform co-located with WCIT|IDECS 2023, organised by the Sarawak Government and Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC). Its mission is to actively involve women in the region and achieve a significant milestone of 30% representation of Women in the Sarawak Tech industry by 2030. Inline with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), this engaging forum goes beyond discussions, showcasing women empowerment to driving economic prosperity with a strong focus on social inclusivity and gender equality - vital sustainability goals that we actively pursue.
WCIT | IDECS 2023 will provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore the latest trends, technologies, and business models in the digital economy. Attendees can expect to engage with industry experts, policymakers, and entrepreneurs from around the world, all of whom are committed to driving towards economic prosperity, social inclusivity and environmental sustainability.
Sarawak, located in Borneo, offers an array of opportunities for business and leisure. The state’s capital city, Kuching, is recognised as a Creative City of Gastronomy and was added to UNESCO Creative City Network (UCCN) among 49 new cities in 2021. Sarawak’s vast landscape also boasts UNESCO World Heritage Site cave, secluded beaches, and winding rivers. The state has launched a digital innovation initiative to transform its economy and industries through the development of a robust digital ecosystem. This blend of opportunity and adventure makes Sarawak an ideal destination for potential investors looking to combine business with leisure.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join WCIT | IDECS 2023 and be a part of shaping the digital economy of tomorrow.