KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- The Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry Malaysia (Pikom) plans various programmes to mark National ICT Month (NIM) this year.
According to the association, the aim is to further create awareness, generate demand, and address issues and opportunities in the country's information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
Pikom's deputy chairman Wei Chuan Beng said NIM 2009, from July 20 to August 20, will have various programmes in place to benefit businesses, government, academia and society nationwide.
The events include a major conference under the Pikom Leadership Summit as well as exhibitions like Pikom Software and Services Showcase and PC Fair computer bargain sales, Wei said.
"We hope a month-long of ICT activities will spur the domestic ICT industry," he said at a media briefing on NIM 2009 here Tuesday.
Wei, who is also organising chairman for NIM 2009, said during the period, Pikom will launch a pilot e-waste campaign to educate consumers on the importance of recycling their electronic and electrical equipment.
The association will also organise a buy online campaign during the month to promote e-commerce activities in the country, he said.
Under the campaign, consumer will be offered discounts from over 200 merchants as well as special daily and weekly promotions via the www.mybeli.com website.
Wei said during NIM 2009, Pikom will release its first research publication titled "ICT Strategic Review 2009/10: Innovation, The Way Forward".
Aim of the inaugural publication is to share the Malaysian ICT sectoral outlook with Pikom members, industry leaders, government agencies, media and public, he said.
During the month, Pikom through its regional chapters in the north, south, Sabah and Sarawak will organise seminars to help facilitate ICT oganisations in sourcing for opportunities and addressing key concerns of the industry.