Sarawak Timber and SMEs Expo 2017
Timber & Beyond
18th – 21st May 2017
Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak
Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) in collaboration with Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development (MIED) formerly known as MIETI had successfully organized 3rd Sarawak Timber and SMEs Expo 2017 from 18th until 21st May 2017. The bi-annual Expo assembled the timber industry players and furniture manufacturers as well as small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) to promote and showcase their products and services.
The purpose of these 4 days event was to provide a platform for the timber players and local entrepreneurs to expand their business opportunities through networking. The official opening ceremony that was held on the 18th May 2017 was officiated by The Right Honourable Datuk Amar Haji Zohari Bin Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak. The Expo highlighted the importance of timber industries and SMEs in contributing towards the development of economic growth which mentioned by our Chief Minister of Sarawak, timber industries will remain as a main revenue earner in Sarawak’s economic growth in years to come.
Being a wholly - owned subsidiary of STIDC, Harwood Timber Sdn Bhd (HTSB) would never missed this ample opportunity to participate in the Sarawak Timber and SMEs Expo. The subsidiaries of HTSB namely Giovanni Wood Industries Sdn Bhd (GWISB), Enrich Essence Sdn Bhd (EESB), Bigwood Sdn Bhd and Harwood Timber Products Sdn Bhd (HTPSB) were merged under one roof of Harwood Timber Group of Companies’ booth. Among of the attractions in our booth were home furnishing products from Giovanni such as furniture, sofa set, bed set, kitchen cabinet and etc. with a range of discounted price offered to the customers.
In addition, EESB in collaboration with Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) had initiated the awareness of using treated timber that shall be ready to supply to the industry within this year. During the expo, SFC has showed an example design of Gazebo that was built using treated timber and glulam (Glue Laminated Timber).
Prior to the official ceremony, soft launching of Harwood Timber Group of Companies’ exhibition booth was held on the 17th May 2017 by our Executive Chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hj Bujang Bin Mohd Nor and General Manager, Tn Hj Abdul Hadi Bin Datuk Hj Abdul Kadir. Also present during the launching were the Management Team and Regional Managers.
General Manager, Tn Hj Abdul Hadi Bin Datuk Hj Abdul Kadir handed over the LED TV to Tn. Hj. Hashim Bojet (Deputy General Manager of STIDC) for the Expo Lucky Draw Contest while witnessed by YBhg Tan Sri Executive Chairman and YBhg Datu Hj. Sarudu Hj. Hoklai (General Manager of STIDC).
After the launching ceremony, Chief Minister of Sarawak and YB Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and the entourage had visited Harwood Timber Group of Companies’ booth and he had received a memento from YBhg Tan Sri Executive Chairman of Harwood.
From left: YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hj Bujang Bin Mohd Nor, YB Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, En. Bohari Awg Lair, Tn Hj Abdul Hadi Bin Datuk Hj Abdul Kadir, YB Datuk Amar Haji Zohari Bin Datuk Abang Haji Openg (Chief Minister of Sarawak), YB Datuk Haji Mohd. Naroden Bin Haji Majais, YBhg. Datu Haji Sarudu Haji Hoklai and Mr Ong Lip Kheng.
Last but not least, on behalf of the Committee Members, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Management of Harwood Timber Sdn Bhd and also to the Harwood’s subsidiaries for the great teamwork and cooperation in making this event a success.