BMW Group Malaysia recently brought together various industry players and experts to facilitate conversations on sustainable innovations and solutions, in partnership with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), and Siemens Malaysia, alongside Samsung Malaysia Electronics and Glenfiddich by William Grant & Sons.
The three-day event was officiated by YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
The event also saw a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing held between BMW Group Malaysia and its partners, MGTC, TNB, and Siemens Malaysia, to further develop the ecosystem and infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in the country.
CEO of MGTC, Ts. Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor said, “While we focus on accelerating green growth, climate action empowerment and the cultivation of a greener lifestyle, we also stand by steadfastly to the fact that sustainable mobility is key in realising Malaysia’s Net-Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) goals by 2050. This partnership with BMW Group Malaysia to achieve greater adoption, implementation and uptake of electrification in the country is consistent to our strategy for low carbon mobility in the years to come.”
Meanwhile Chief Executive Officer of TNB, Datuk Ir. Baharin Din said, “As the largest electricity utility in Malaysia and a leading utility company in Asia, we are committed to empowering Malaysians through innovative and sustainable solutions towards a better and brighter future.
“Our aspiration is to be the leading provider of sustainable energy solutions in Malaysia and beyond, anchored on the aspiration towards Net Zero emissions by 2050. Electrification of mobility is a natural next step for the automotive sector, and we are thrilled to be able to accelerate its uptake alongside BMW Group Malaysia through our long-standing partnership in making charging infrastructures more accessible across the country.”
President and CEO of Siemens Malaysia, Adam Yee echoes a similar sentiment and said, “Sustainability is an integral part of our business at Siemens. We are constantly developing innovative solutions to tackle challenges in the areas of environmental protection and decarbonization, and to make the world more livable, sustainable and inclusive. We are excited to work with a like-minded partner, BMW Group Malaysia, to drive the development and adoption of electromobility in Malaysia, to create a more sustainable country for our next generations.”
The opening day of NEXTGen Malaysia also saw the attendance of the CEO of Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), Dato’ Madani Sahari; President of the Malaysia Automotive Recyclers Association (MAARA), Datuk Haji Khan Bin Mohd Akram Khan; Senior Director, Technology Solutions Group at MGTC, Huzaimi Nor bin Omar; and Head of TV & Audio Visual at Samsung Malaysia Electronics, Calvert Yap.
With Samsung as the official screen partner, attendees also had the opportunity to explore Samsung’s state-of-the-art offerings that are displayed across the venue, ranging from The Frame Lifestyle TV to the latest Neo QLED 8K displays at NEXTGen Malaysia.
The event also played host to a public panel discussion featuring Subang Jaya State Assemblywoman YB Michelle Ng amongst others, along special unveilings by BMW i.