Penang event discusses the role of plastic in daily lives

George Town, Penang, saw the second edition of In.Tech Conference, a platform to inspire industry players to engage and innovate with technology.

This year’s theme centred around sustainability and saw key plastics industry players, government officials, and solution providers discussing on how businesses should innovate.

“This year’s conference explores conversations surrounding sustainability, as we deem it important for all stakeholders to have honest and intimate conversations about building sustainable businesses, which would ultimately benefit the communities we live in. 

“Sustainability should not only be addressed as an isolated initiative within organisations but must be seen as an important component that would drive the growth of businesses holistically,” says Wan Imran, CEO of PAPER + TOAST, organiser of the conference. 

According to Wan Imran, the goals of In.Tech Conference are to showcase innovative solutions and new disruptive technologies while creating intimate engagement as a catalyst for decision-makers to transform their businesses. 

The Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow was also present to officiate the conference.

“Penang is at the forefront of many green initiatives and it is our goal to build a green and smart Penang. 

“But a goal as big as this cannot be carried out alone. This needs to be a collaborative effort with all parties. That is why the Penang state government is willing to engage with industry leaders so that the most effective decisions can be made and carried out,” says Chow.

With the tagline of “Going Beyond Reduce”, the conference hosted in-depth conversations on sustainable solutions that can be adopted by the plastics industry. As a result, industry stakeholders collectively agree that reducing the use of plastics is only a temporary solution to a much greater problem.

One of the collaborating partners for In.Tech Conference 2019 is Lean Giap Group of Companies. Both subsidiaries under the group, Toling Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd and LGE Plastic Sdn Bhd have been in the plastics trading space for 40 years. Both Toling Corporation and LGE Plastic are the top plastic resins trading company in Malaysia.

According to the management team at Lean Giap Group of Companies, plastic is still an inherent part of everyone’s lives. Hence, dialogue sessions like the ones held at In.Tech Conference 2019 will redefine the company’s approach towards sustainability for the benefit of the community.

Other partners and sponsors of In.Tech Conference 2019 include CommoPlast Sdn. Bhd., Lotte Chemical Titan (M) Sdn. Bhd., Mega Fortris (M) Sdn. Bhd., Milliken Asia Pte. Ltd., and Frost & Sullivan. 

Photo: Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang giving the opening address to the audience of In.Tech Conference 2019.

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