MaGIC’s expands its E-Nation conference accelerate growth of M’sian innovators

AIMING to ignite a new level of innovation-driven entrepreneurship in the country, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre or MaGIC’s flagship E-Nation Conference will grow into a series of four conferences across 2021.

To be held virtually, this year’s inaugural ‘season’ of E-Nation – entitled Future Fast: Thriving for a Better Tomorrow – will feature a series of three virtual satellite conferences across each quarter, followed by its curtain closing show-stopper at year-end which will combine both virtual and in-person events at MaGIC’s headquarters in Cyberjaya.

E-Nation 2021 will meet a growing appetite for radical, trailblazing ideas with its new format shift to an “always-on” series of conferences and supporting platforms instead of a single event, ensuring growth of Malaysian innovators are continuously nurtured throughout the year, according to MaGIC’s CEO Dzuleira Abu Bakar.

In addition, this year’s E-Nation conference will feature a stellar cast of speakers such as Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Beth Davies (former Director of Learning & Development at Tesla), among others.

Dzuleira Abu Bakar

“As challenging times also present us with great opportunities, we recognise the need to take E-Nation one step further to ignite the flames of Malaysia’s wealth creation players – the innovative entrepreneurs, the social innovators and the ecosystem that enable them – to drive greatness for the nation,” Dzuleira pointed out.

Driving E-Nation 2021 are objectives which are closely aligned with the Government’s wider goals to drive Malaysia’s progress with technology and innovation to advance Malaysia’s position as a regional market producer for digital products and digital solution providers with start-ups as catalysts.

Since 2019, E-Nation has gathered more than 5,000 participants such as entrepreneurs and social innovators, investors and impact investors, thought leaders, academicians, innovators, corporates, technology companies, policymakers, regulators and government agencies.

Meanwhile, the new structural improvements to the E-Nation platform is a reflection of Malaysia’s growing confidence in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) to chart an equitable path forward for all its citizens.

“As the nation’s go-to platform for enabling and facilitating the growth of our greatest thinkers and innovators, it’s our role to help them rally around a common purpose: to convert impact-driven concepts into actions, to disrupt the status quo, and to enrich societies through positive and innovative discussions,” added Dzuleira. – March 16, 2021

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