Johor Buzz: A Good Platform For Exchange of Ideas

CREATIVITY: A demonstrator explaining the details of several inventions that were on display.

Kuala Lumpur 29 January 2008, A CONFERENCE on manufacturing electronic technology attracted some 500 people, including undergraduates, lecturers, corporate figures and industry players.

The Comet 2008 was organised by Student Chapter-S227 of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai campus, under the patronage of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

The conference, the third since 2003, saw the presentation of research papers and discussions on identifying future prospects in the manufacturing and electronics fields.

State International Trade and Industry, Energy, Water and Communication committee chairman Tan Kok Hong, who opened the event, said the conference served as an excellent platform for undergraduates and corporate pro fessionals to exchange ideas.

He said the government had provided incentives to further enhance the development of the field and make Johor a manufacturing hub. Inventions by several UTM undergraduates which had won awards at international competitions were also displayed.


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