Sayed Munawar Sayed Mustar, the CEO of Kota Buku
Malaysia’s one-stop centre for publishers, authors and readers; Perbadanan Kota Buku introduced new initiatives to foster the growth of Malaysia’s publishing industry through its tenth edition of Kuala Lumpur Trade and Copyright Centre (KLTCC), from 28th to 30th April 2017 at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The new initiatives; ‘Business Club,’ ‘Future Library Convention Asia,’ and the enhanced ‘Page to Pitch 360’ pitching competition, are set to enhance the traditional publishing industry by converging with digital media and intellectual properties outside of the publishing industry.
Set to offer trade visitors a conducive environment for business negotiations and deals, the ‘Business Club’ initiative converges working space, business centre, networking hub, and ‘Business Matching Session’, which will be attended by over 50 local and global companies.
In addition, the inaugural ‘Future Library Convention Asia’ will feature outstanding speakers from Malaysia, United States, Indonesia and Hong Kong including; Dato’ Hjh Nafisah Ahmad, Director General of National Library of Malaysia, to highlight the conceptual understandings on what constitutes a future library, among others.
Moreover, the enhanced ‘Page to Pitch 360’ pitching competition will once again serves as a platform for budding writers to publish their ideas into books and develop established authors’ intellectual property (IP) into diverse digital media contents, such as animations, mobile apps and games, eBooks and others.
Announcing the new initiatives, Sayed Munawar Sayed Mustar, the CEO of Kota Buku said, “We believe these new initiatives will further enhance KLTCC 2017 and contribute in boosting the Malaysia’s publishing industry.”
To-date, KLTCC has attracted participations from 19 countries including all ASEAN countries, as well as Japan, South Korea, South Asia, Middle East, Europe, and United States. Since the first edition, the fair has organised over 400 business matching sessions worth approximately USD 14,635,350 in potential sales.