Analytics  –  Artificial Intelligence  –  Automation & IT  –  Big Data  –  Cloud Computing  –  Cyber Security  –  Energy Efficiency – Networking & Infrastructure  –  Predictive Maintenance  –  Robotics  –  System Integration

BANGKOK – THAILAND

U Convention Hall​

Srinakarin (near Huamark ARL)

17 – 19 January 2018

KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIA

Tunku Chancellor Hall

University of Malaya

11 – 13 July 2018

Revolution event to Thailand for the first time in Asia region known as Convergence of Technologies Asia 2018. We will start with a symposium scale public-venturing technology event to a regional events for industry, businesses and brands with a reputation for high quality and technological-intense events on Connected Manufacturing, Digital Automation, Industrial Internet of Things and Smart Factory in the fourth industrial revolution.

Revolution event to Malaysia after its inaugural exhibition and conference in Asia known as Convergence of Technologies Asia 2018 (Malaysia). We will start with a symposium scale public-venturing technology event to a regional events for industry, businesses and brands with a reputation for high quality and technological-intense events on Digital Manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Automation & IT, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Networking & Infrastructure, Predictive Maintenance, Robotics and System Integration.

Much more than just a seminar event, Convergence of Technologies Asia 2018 brings together key players from the entire Smart Solutions, Automation and Digital. From end-user engineers and system makers through to brands and manufacturers, the event and conference will explore how the digital and smart technologies are used, inviting future customers, system integrator, consultants and end-users to interact directly with our participants in one platform.

Much more than just a seminar event, Convergence of Technologies Asia 2018 (Malaysia) brings together key players from the entire Smart Solutions, Automation and Digital. From end-user engineers and system makers through to brands and manufacturers, the event and conference will explore how the digital and smart technologies are used, inviting future customers, system integrator, consultants and end-users to interact directly with our participants in one platform.

Industry is on the threshold of the industrial revolution. Driven by the Internet, the real and virtual worlds are growing closer and closer together to form the Internet of Things. Industrial production of the future will be characterized by the strong individualization of products under the conditions of highly flexible (large series) production, the extensive integration of customers and business partners in business and value-added processes, and the linking of production and high-quality services leading to so-called hybrid products. The industries now has the opportunity to actively shape the industrial revolution. We want to support this process with Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, IT & Automation, Big Data Analysis and Networking & Infrastructure on the forward-looking concept.

Industry is on the threshold of the industrial revolution. Driven by the Internet, the real and virtual worlds are growing closer and closer together to form the Internet of Things. Industrial production of the future will be characterized by the strong individualization of products under the conditions of highly flexible (large series) production, the extensive integration of customers and business partners in business and value-added processes, and the linking of production and high-quality services leading to so-called hybrid products. The industries now has the opportunity to actively shape the industrial revolution. We want to support this process with forward-looking concept.

One focus question will be, how the fourth industrial revolution can best contribute to increasing economic competitiveness in manufacturing, industries and businesses.

One focus question will be, how the fourth industrial revolution can best contribute to increasing economic competitiveness in manufacturing, industries and businesses in Malaysia.

Thailand’s 20-Year National Strategy and Thailand 4.0 Policy

Malaysia Government wants Manufacturers to Embrace ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stated that the 20-year national strategy, which he had mentioned many times, is expected to help the country to achieve sustainable development. It is crucial for Thailand to have clear directions for long-term development.

In his national address on 29 July 2016, the Prime Minister said that the National Economic and Social Development Plan would be mapped out in line with the national strategy. He cited as an example the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2017-2021, which will be implemented from October 2016 to September 2021.

Referred to as the “6-6-4 plan,” the 20-year national strategic plan consists of six areas, six primary strategies, and four supporting strategies. The six areas include (1) security, (2) competitiveness enhancement, (3) human resource development, (4) social equality, (5) green growth, and (6) rebalancing and public sector development.

The six primary strategies seek to enhance and develop the potential of human capital; ensure justice and reduce social disparities; strengthen the economy and enhance competitiveness on a sustainable basis; promote green growth for sustainable development; bring about national stability for national development toward prosperity and sustainability; and enhance the efficiency of public sector management and promote good governance.

As for the four supporting strategies for efficient national development, they involve infrastructure development and the logistics system; science and technology, research, and innovation; urban, regional, and economic zone development; and international cooperation for development.

The five-year 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan will continue to focus on the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy, which stresses a “middle path” and comprises the three principles of moderation, reasonableness, and self-immunity.

The Prime Minister said that government officials must work harder, especially during this time when Thailand is entering the fourth industrial revolution, known as “Thailand 4.0.” He said that consciousness and public minds are needed in order for everyone to move the country forward for a better future. The Thailand 4.0 policy will be achieved by reforming Thailand’s existing five industries, or the “First S-Curve,” and promoting five new industries, or the “New S-Curve,” in which Thailand has the potential to succeed.

The First S-Curve industries include automotive, electronics, affluent medical and wellness tourism, agriculture and biotechnology, and food. The New S-Curve industries include robotics, aviation and logistics, biofuels and biochemicals, the digital industry, and the medical hub.

On 27th July 2016 – The government welcomes suggestions concerning tax incentives on how best to facilitate more manufacturers to automate and embrace the fourth industrial revolution, said Second Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan. “In our recent dialogue with the Federation of Manufacturers of Malaysia (FMM), we gathered that most manufacturers are aware of the Industry 4.0 concept, but only 30 per cent have started to invest and leverage on modern technology,” he said.

Malaysia’s food processing industry, which posted RM18 billion in revenue last year, is expected to achieve the RM20 billion mark, this year. “The government encourages value adding, and processed foods and beverage show good growth potential. We should surpass RM20 billion this year,” he said. Ong said Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, has the potential to transform Malaysia’s manufacturing scene by helping reduce reliance on manual labour and keep exports competitive. A knowledge-based economy is in the making as more manufacturers move up the value chain. The first three industrial revolutions involve steam power, the assembly line and automation. Today, the fourth is essentially about “smart factories”. He said that as robotics, data captured via sophisticated sensors, predictive analytics and Internet of Things become increasingly integrated, manufacturers would be able to reap cost savings in real-time quality control and maintenance. The Industry 4.0 way of doing business is a game-changer because it elevates inter-operability, decentralisation of decision-making and real-time capabilities. “We acknowledge that only big manufacturers can afford to embark on high investments and technological know-how acquisition. The government is listening and we are committed to helping the industry,” the minister said. “We want direct feedback on how best the government can give support, training and tax incentive packages. We want to facilitate a conducive ecosystem for more of our high tech manufacturers to embrace Industry 4.0,” he said. “We are receiving suggestions from FMM and we invite other trade associations to give their feedback. We will compile them and hopefully these will be considered for incorporation in the 2017 Budget to be tabled in Parliament on October 21,” he added. In facilitating Industry 4.0, Ong acknowledged that the government must consistently enforce data protection so as to create a trustworthy ecosystem within which manufacturers, their suppliers and clients feel comfortable to share confidential and proprietary information.

Thailand’s Current Top FIVE Industries on the Investment of Industry Development

1. Foods
2. Electronics
3. Agriculture and Biotechnology
4. Automotive
5. Robotics

Other industries
Medical & Wellness/ Aviation & Logistics/ Biofuels & Biomedicals/ Digital/ Chemical/ Rubber & Plastic/ Machinery & Equipment/ Pharmaceutical/ Metals/ Petrochemical/ Oil & Gas, Textile, etc.

In its national address on 29 July 2016, the Prime Minister said that the National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2017-2021 which will be implemented from October 2016. Now it is best for us to promote and push Thai industries to towards this goal. The 20-year national strategic plan consists of six areas, six primary strategies, and four supporting strategies. The six areas include (1) security, (2) competitiveness enhancement, (3) human resource development, (4) social equality, (5) green growth, and (6) rebalancing and public sector development.

The First S-Curve industries include automotive, electronics, affluent medical and wellness tourism (medical equipment, systems and R&D), agriculture and biotechnology (humankind used agri, food production and medicine), and food.The New S-Curve industries include robotics, aviation and logistics, biofuels and biochemicals, the digital industry, and the medical hub.

Malaysia’s Current Top Investment of Industry Development

1. Foods
2. Electronics
3. Agriculture and Biotechnology
4. Automotive
5. Robotics

Other industries
Medical & Wellness/ Aviation & Logistics/ Biofuels & Biomedicals/ Digital/ Chemical/ Rubber & Plastic/ Machinery & Equipment/ Pharmaceutical/ Metals/ Petrochemical/ Oil & Gas, Textile, etc.

Event Fact Sheet

  • Event Title: Convergence of Technologies Asia 2018 (Thailand)
  • Programs at the Event: Exhibition, Conference, Dialogues, Seminars, Solution Transfer and Business Matching Session
  • Frequency: Annual
  • Visitors: 5,000
  • Exhibitors: 200 or more
  • Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Admission: Trade Visitors only

Event Fact Sheet

  • Event Title: Convergence of Technologies Asia 2018 (Malaysia)
  • Programs at the Event: Exhibition, Conference, Dialogues, Seminars, Solution Transfer and Business Matching Session
  • Frequency: Biennial
  • Visitors: 6,000
  • Exhibitors: 200 or more
  • Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Admission: Trade Visitors only

LATEST UPDATES AND DEVELOPMENTS

  • Thailand 4.0 Policy to Transform the Thai Economy
    • ​Source from Foreign Office, and The Government Public Relations Department, Office of the Prime Minister Thailand
  • Germany: Industrie 4.0: The Digitization of the Economy
    • Source from Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Internet of Things (IoT) market in Thailand reaches USD 973.7 in 2020
    • Source from IoT Business News
  • Malaysia: MIDA Collaborates With UM & UTEM to Embark On A Study On Future Manufacturing
    • Source from Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
  • Opening of IoT Laboratory in Vietnam
    • Source from Management Board of Hoa Lac High-tech Park

DIALOGUES, CONFERENCE AND SUCCESS STORIES

​Loal government authorities, agencies, trade centres, associations, chambers, experts from academics, research centrers will get together to Promote, Discuss, Identify, Resolute and Create a 4.0 Environment in the FUTUROLOGY of ASEAN.

Latest Industry Data from Frost & Sullivan

Visitors and Industry

  • Academy and Research Center
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products Manufacturing
  • Dental
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Energy
  • FMCG
  • Food & Beverage
  • Logistics
  • Machine Manufacturers
  • Marine
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Metalworking
  • Military
  • Mobile Technology
  • Oil & Gas
  • Packaging
  • Parts Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Semiconductors
  • System Integrators
  • Telecommunication
  • Textile
  • Transportation

To be Supported by:

  1. Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.)
  2. Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
  3. Ministry of Industry
  4. Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)
  5. Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
  6. National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
  7. National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Office

Thailand Invitation Lists 

Being Invited for Supports

  • Asian Institute of Technology
  • Assumption University of Thailand (ABAC)
  • Bangkok University
  • British Chamber of Commerce Thailand
  • CC-Link Partner Association
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Department of Industry Promotion
  • Department for International Trade UK
  • Design and Engineering Consulting Service Center
  • ECTI Association
  • Electrical & Electronics Institute of Thailand
  • Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer, Thai-US Creative Partnership
  • European Association for Business and Commerce
  • Food & Beverage Association of Thailand (FBAT)
  • Frost & Sullivan Thailand
  • Fraunhofer IFF ASEAN
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Institute of Field Robotics (FIBO),
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Bangkok Office
  • Kasem Bundit University
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Office of Small & Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP)
  • Personnel Management Association of Thailand (PMAT)
  • Price Waterhouse Cooper Thailand (PWC)
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Association of Thailand (PSCMT)
  • Rangsit University
  • Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA)
  • Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition – in USA
  • Software Association of Thailand
  • Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA)
  • Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
  • Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
  • Technology Promotion Association (Thai-Japan)
  • Thai Embedded Systems Association
  • Thai Industrial Standards Institute
  • Thai Robotics Society (TRS)
  • Thai-French Innovation Institute
  • Thai-German Institute
  • Thailand Automotive Institute
  • Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)
  • Thailand Environment Institute (TEI)
  • Thailand Creative & Design Center
  • Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
  • Thailand Industrial Design Centre
  • Thailand IoT Consortium
  • Thailand Management Association (TMA)
  • Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
  • The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
  • The Artificial Intelligence Association of Thailand (AIAT)
  • The Association of Thai ICT Industry (ATCI)
  • The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC)
  • The Thai Automotive Industry Association
  • Tokyo SME Support Center Thailand
  • UK-ASEAN Business Council
  • US-ASEAN Business Council

More supporting organization to be added on this list as above

Malaysia Invitation Lists 

Being Invited for Supports

  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Border Security Agency
  • Chief Government Security Office
  • Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  • Department of Orang Asli Development
  • Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia
  • Energy Commission (Malaysia)
  • Farmers’ Organization Authority
  • Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Federal Territories (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Human Resources (Malaysia)
  • Skills Development Fund Corporation
  • Immigration Department of Malaysia
  • Malaysia Civil Defence Force
  • Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute
  • Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Defence (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Education (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and
    Water (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Finance (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Finance (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Health (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Transport (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (Malaysia)
  • National Audit Department (Malaysia)
  • National Civics Bureau
  • National Institute of Public Administration (Malaysia)
  • Malaysian Palm Oil Board
  • Prime Minister’s Department
  • Research Division of the Prime Minister’s Department
  • Road Transport Department Malaysia
  • Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Malaysia)
  • Security and Public Order Division Tourism Malaysia
  • Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (Malaysia) 
  • Ministry of Works (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia)
  • Bernama
  • Companies Commission of Malaysia
  • Defence Staff Intelligence Division Employees Provident Fund (Malaysia)
  • Federal Land Development Authority Filem Negara Malaysia
  • Film Censorship Board of Malaysia
  • Halal Industry Development Corporation
  • Land Public Transport Commission (Malaysia)
  • Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
  • Malaysia Law Reform Committee
  • Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre
  • Malaysian Investment Development Authority
  • National Department for Culture and Arts
  • National Security Council (Malaysia)
  • National Space Agency (Malaysia)
  • Port Klang Authority
  • Public Service Commission of Malaysia
  • The People’s Volunteer Corps Securities Commission Malaysia

More supporting organization to be added on this list as above

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  1. The Connected Manufacturing Conference
  2. Solutions on Implementation of Industrial Internet of Things
  3. Dialogues on 4.0 for Industries
  4. Addressing Workforce Readiness for Thailand 4.0
  5. Success Stories from Thai and Multinational companies who have implemented Industrial Internet of Things in Thailand
  6. Solution Transfer Dialogues with Project Architects, Consultants and System Integrators (to be confirmed)
  7. Meet & Match session (Business Matching)
  8. Technical Seminars