A total of 280 exhibitors have taken up 494 exhibition booths at the 3rd Sarawak Timber & Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Expo being held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) from May 18 to 21.
This represents an increase of 48 percent in the number of exhibitors as compared to 2015.
The biennial expo was jointly organised by the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) and the Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Ministry in conjunction with the state-level SME Week 2017.
The event was declared open by Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg by beating drums made of bamboo. He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is also the Second Minister of Urban Development and Natural Resources and Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development.
Among others who witnessed the opening ceremony were state dignitaries, government officials and VIP guests from timber-based industries. The expo this year involves 21 local furniture companies and 150 local SMEs engaged in food and beverages and craftworks. Furniture companies from foreign countries like Vietnam, Korea, China, India and Indonesia also took part in the exhibition.
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