Intelligent Manufacturing represents Malaysia's industry


Boasting a successful premiere, the inaugural edition of Intelligent Manufacturing closed on 18 March 2023.

The event featured a line-up of international speakers covering industry topics, as well as product showcases. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the content-led event took place from 16 – 18 March 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Intelligent Manufacturing additionally released key figures post-event:

  • 2,299 visitors
  • 243 conference attendees
  • 29 speakers from nine countries and regions (China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and the US)
  • 30 conferences total: 20 main conferences and Deep Dive, 9 Tech Lab sessions and a networking session
  • 12 product showcases from six countries and regions (China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and the US)


The inaugural edition of Intelligent Manufacturing focused on Malaysia's Industry 4.0 transformation, with a focus on robotics, AIoT and AI.

Datuk Shahul Dawood, chief executive of Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD spoke on a panel discussion. On Intelligent Manufacturing, Dawood said: “These kinds of events will help to create a lot of awareness, providing opportunities to network as well as understand the latest technologies and trends.

“This event is good because it has a conference, exhibition and networking together in a whole package.”

One audience member, Pavla Zezulkova, leader of local production, Decathlon Malaysia joined the conference sessions with her team. She commented: “We are here with an aim to get more information to realise the benefits of Industry 4.0.”

“I also found the sessions here are very interactive, offering great opportunities to connect with other professionals. With the combination of the conference and product showcases, we have been able to find some practical case studies and make useful contacts.”

Rovisys Asia Company Pet Ltd was one of the companies that participated in the product showcase area. The company’s director, Soo Chao Yian, said: “Throughout the three-day event, there is a lot of networking happening. The visitors are from diverse backgrounds… resulting in many good conversations.”

On the success of the inaugural event, Fiona Chew, general manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd commented: “With the growing importance of ASEAN countries in the global manufacturing network, events like Intelligent Manufacturing can act as a meeting point for professionals in the region to discuss the future of the smart production.”

The next edition of the event is set to be held in 2024, with the event organisers promising further details in the near future.