ABOUT THE EXPO

BACKGROUND

The third bi-annual SARAWAK TIMBER & SME’s EXPO 2017 jointly organized by the Sarawak Timber industry Development Corporation (STIDC) and the Ministry of Industrial & Entrepreneur Development, Trade & Investment, Sarawak (MIETI) will be held on 18th – 21th May 2017 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Expo is also organized in conjunction with the State level Small & Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) Week 2017 celebration.

The Expo is a perfect platform for suppliers and manufacturers of timber and non-timber products and SMEs entrepreneurs to showcase and promote trade and sales of their products. As a “One-Stop-Centre”, the Expo is an ideal avenue to generate potential business opportunities and networking.

This year’s Expo will feature over 400 booths and 200 exhibitors occupying a in space of 10,844 sqm. More than 10,000 visitors (local and international) are expected to visit the Expo.

EXPO THEME

With a theme “Timber & Beyond”, emphasis will be promoting the utilization of bamboo and planted tree especially Acacia as the alternative and future material for sustainable timber industry in the future

PRODUCTS

The Expo will showcase and promote a wide variety of timber and non-timber products ranging from plywood, fibreboard, wood pellet, doors, decking, flooring, furniture and other finished products. SME’s products on display will include the famous Sarawak layered cake, food & beverages, health & beauty products, textiles & garments and handicrafts, among others.

ORGANISERS

SARAWAK TIMBER INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (STIDC)

Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) also known as PUSAKA was established in June 1973 under the Perbadanan Kemajuan Perusahaan Kayu Sarawak Ordinance 1973. Its incorporation was initiated following the recommendation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which conducted a comprehensive forest inventory in the state from 1968 to 1972.

STIDC core activities are to regulate and facilitate the development of the timber industry in Sarawak through the provision of registration of person (s)/companies engage in or associated with the manufacture, sales & marketing of timber & timber products, issuance of export & import license, promotional, mill licensing, enforcement, resource planning, industrial training and grading services. STIDC has also been entrusted to facilitate and implement approved development plans for Tanjung Manis. As a service-oriented agency, STIDC venture into various sectors and aspects of the timber industry with the ultimate goal of bringing about socio-

For further information, please log on www.sarawaktimber.gov.my

MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIAL & ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT, TRADE AND INVESTMENT SARAWAK (MIETI SARAWAK)

The Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak (MID) is a state agency established in 1987 to spearhead the development of the state’s industrial sector. MID is responsible for the promotion, coordination and implementation of industrial development activities in Sarawak. In accordance to The Sarawak Government Gazette published on 31st May, 2016, the Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak (MID) and the Entrepreneur & Halal Industry Development Unit (UPUIH), has now been merged and known as the Ministry of Industrial & Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Sarawak (MIETI Sarawak).
MIETI Sarawak core activities are to assist any person (s) in setting up a manufacturing project, industrial estate development, entrepreneurial development programmes and to provide financing support for SMEs in the manufacturing, services and ICT sector. Besides enhancing entrepreneur’s skill, the Ministry is also involved in the promotion and marketing of entrepreneur products/services.

For further information, please log on www.mieti.sarawak.gov.my

EXHIBITORS PROFILE

The exhibitor line-up features participation from major manufacturers and industry players in the timber industry, which include members of Sarawak Timber Association (STA), Sarawak Furniture Industry Association (SFIA), Sarawak Furniture Manufactures Association (SFMA), PUSAKA Furniture Vendors, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Also expected to participate are various state and federal ministries and agencies. This year will witness the participation of companies from Kalimantan and Bandung, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, India, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam.

DAILY PROGRAMS

Daily program activities line-up:

  • Lucky Draw
  • Demonstration by Exhibitors
  • Performance etc
  • Talk and presentation
  • SME conference