Saturday, February 26, 2011

PC Fair kicks off in Malacca

MALACCA: The country's most anticipated ICT consumer event, PC Fair, is back with a bang.

Promising attractive bargains on tech tools, gadgets and accessories, the PC Fair kicked off its first edition at the Malacca International Convention Centre, here, yesterday

The fair is the very first PC fair for the year and holds great significance for Pikom as it marks the 25th anniversary of the National ICT Association of Malaysia.

Established in 1986, it is aimed at nurturing the nation's ICT industry which was at its infancy stage then, and to lend a helping hand for businesses involved in the industry.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, who launched the fair, said he hoped to see a permanent Pikom PC Mall being set up in the state.

The New Straits Times is the official media partner.

Pikom's president, Saifubahrim Saleh said Malaysia's ICT industry has grown to be a thriving industry and had surpassed the RM50 billion mark and is expected to grow annually between 8 to 10 per cent.

Pikom's membership currently stands at over 1,300 companies, involved in a wide spectrum of ICT products and services which commands about 80 per cent of the total ICT trade, in the country.

The fair's second and third edition for this year is scheduled to be held from June to July involving 16 locations and from October to December, involving 16 locations, respectively.

To mark its 25th anniversary celebration, visitors who spend RM100 on a single receipt, will stand a chance to drive home a Mazda 2 DN78 RAB (Special Edition) worth over RM100,000 as its grand prize.

*Taken from NST Online

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