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Posted by admin on 2009/5/22 15:20:00 (4762 reads) News by the same author
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By Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)

Bernama - Friday, May 22

CYBERJAYA, May 22, 2009 - The MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2009 Is Back! There Is Additional Reason To Celebrate Because This Year Marks The 10th Anniversary Of The Prestigious Event.

Entries are now open for companies, products or projects to be nominated for the MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009, themed “Stimulating Creativity & Excellence in ICT.”


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A total of 18 awards are up for grabs at MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009, which is dubbed as the Oscars of the ICT industry. Winners of the MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009 will be sponsored to represent the country at the APICTA 2009 in Melbourne, Australia in December.

In the competition, winners in each category will also have the chance to vie for the Prime Minister’s ‘Best of the Best’ award.

A bonus incentive is in store for the Prime Minister’s ‘Best of the Best’ award winner, as the recipient will be eligible to attend a week-long Entrepreneurship Development Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in U.S.A.

The categories which are open for nominations comprise; 1. Best of e-Learning 2. Best of e-Government & Services 3. Best of e-Inclusion & e-Community 4. Best of e-Health 5. Best of Security 6. Best of Communications Applications 7. Best of Industrial Applications 8. Best of e-Logistics 9. Best of Financial Applications 10. Best of Media & Entertainment 11. Best of Tourism & Hospitality 12. Best of Applications & Infrastructure Tools 13. Best of Research & Development 14. Best of Start-Up Companies 15. Best of Tertiary Student Project – Software/Hardware 16. Best of Tertirary Student Project – Creative Multimedia 17. Best of Secondary Student Project 18. Best of Primary Student Project

Nominations can be made online via www.mscapicta.com.my and the closing date is 17th July, 2009.

MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009 is jointly organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), the driver of the MSC Malaysia initiative and the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM).

The competition is aimed at giving recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals, students, entrepreneurs, SMEs and organisations operating here.

The award is also to recognise those who have contributed towards the development of the MSC Malaysia initiatives or in building applications and services for the benefit of the country.

MDeC Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Badlisham Ghazali said the competition is an ideal avenue for creativity, innovation and excellence in the local ICT sector to be put forth in the limelight.

“This is part of our continued efforts to accelerate the development of the ICT industry, so that the country can realise its goal of becoming a knowledge-based economy,” said Badlisham.

He added the competition allows individuals and organisations to demonstrate their capabilities and their achievements to be showcased to the rest of the world. MSC Malaysia APICTA 2009 winners will have the opportunity to enrol in MSC Malaysia Technopreneur Development Programmes and also participate in the relevant marketing missions abroad.

For further enquiries and details, log on to www.mscapicta.com.my or e-mail to clic@mdec.com.my or call 1-800-88-8338.

About MSC Malaysia (www.msc.com.my) MSC Malaysia is a national initiative spearheaded by the Malaysian Government to promote both the national ICT industry and provide a test-bed for the global ICT industry. MSC Malaysia provides a conducive enabling environment designed to facilitate companies to harness the full potential of ICT and multimedia technologies. With its ideal business environment coupled with the availability of talent resources, the MSC Malaysia has attracted participation from major global ICT companies to develop and host their leading-edge technologies in the designated MSC Malaysia Cybercities. MSC Malaysia also provides the ideal growth environment for Malaysian ICT SMEs to transform themselves into world-class companies.

Come explore the unlimited opportunities of the ICT world by locating in MSC Malaysia and be part of our global network of businesses and connected communities.

About Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is a unique high powered government-owned corporation, established to facilitate the development and promotion of MSC Malaysia, the premier Malaysian ICT initiative. MDeC is tasked to advise the Malaysian Government on ICT legislation and policies, develop MSC Malaysia as a key growth driver of the economy and set breakthrough standards for ICT and multimedia operations. MDeC also promotes MSC Malaysia locally and globally, as well as supports companies which are located within the MSC Malaysia designated areas.

MDeC works closely with various parties and government agencies to ensure that MSC Malaysia offers a conducive enabling environment for companies to harness the full potential of ICT and multimedia technologies.

SOURCE : Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT : NAME : Dalilah Ibrahim TEL : 03.8315.3356 MOBILE : 012.328.1727 EMAIL : dalilah @ mdec.com.my

NAME : R.Surenthira Kumar TEL : 03.8315.3325 MOBILE : 012.210.2104 EMAIL : surenthira @ mdec.com.my

NAME : Shyla Sangaran TEL : 03.8315.3380 MOBILE : 016.206.4900 EMAIL : shyla @ mdec.com.my

DATE OF RELEASE : 22 MAY 2009 RELEASED BY BERNAMA RELATIONS & EVENT MANAGEMENT

----- Source: Yahoo! Malaysia news

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