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Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2012 – International consulting firm BroadGroup, together with the Malaysian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) which directs and oversees Malaysia’s National ICT (Information & Communication Technology) Initiative has announced the launch of the 2ndinternational summit for datacentres ( event will take place in Kuala Lumpur 16-17 January 2013.

Data Centres Malaysia Summit 2013 will focus on regional and international enterprise customers of datacentre and cloud services, outsourcers and investors.

“We are delighted to be involved as Patron of the second Summit for Datacentres here in Malaysia. The datacentre industry is experiencing significant growth, buoyed by increasing demands in mobile transactions and user-generated content such as M-Commerce, 4G, video usage, data transfer, storage requirements and other factors. Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) wishes to ensure that international outsourcers and investors are fully aware of the benefits of using and locating their datacentre in Malaysia.  We are proud to have world class facilities and infrastructure ready to fulfil the strictest demands in data centre operations.  Besides the physical readiness, Malaysia also provides a range of sustainable, economical and geographical advantages, as well as industry incentives with highly skilled and educated workforce. This annual Data Centre conference will bring together a number of enterprises that are providing datacentre-related facilities and services, and at the same time act as a promotional platform for Malaysia to be positioned as a hub for datacentres around the region, as envisaged in our Economic Transformation Program (ETP),” said Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, the Chief Executive Officer of MDeC.

“We are again delighted to have the participation of MDeCas Patron of this annual international summit in Malaysia,” commented Philip Low, chief executive of BroadGroup. “The programme will provide compelling and informative content, an exciting line-up of expert speakers, and will be a premier networking event in a market that is poised to experience substantial growth.”

Data Centres Malaysia provides a unique networking platform for enterprises considering outsourcing or establishing their own data centres in Malaysia, services and solution providers, investors, and professional intermediaries. The event includes the conference, special workshops, and an exhibition and is supported by datacentre owners and providers of managed hosting, cloud and infrastructure services.

MDeC is Patron of the event. Datacentre News and the monthly Finance and Investment for Datacentres Tracker are the official media partners of the event.

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) Your gateway to MSC Malaysia is the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), a high-powered 'one-stop agency' focused on ensuring the success of MSC Malaysia and the companies operating in it. MDeC is incorporated under the Companies Act of Malaysia, and owned and funded by the Government. At MDeC, we combine the entrepreneurial efficiency and effectiveness of a private company with the decision-making authority of a high-powered government agency.Our role is to advise the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, develop MSC Malaysia-specific practises, and set breakthrough standards for multimedia operations. We also promote MSC Malaysia locally and globally, as well as support companies which are locating and located within MSC Malaysia.We are dedicated to ensuring MSC Malaysia is the world's best environment to harness the full potential of ICT. MDeC is a champion, facilitator and partner. We champion the merits of MSC Malaysia, facilitate the entry of companies and partner with the Government and the private sector in realising both a vision and an opportunity. MDeC ensures that companies interested in entering MSC Malaysia have what they need to succeed. We guarantee a 30-day turnaround for applications, and will coach companies through the application process. As a performance-oriented, client-focused agency, we also assist in expediting permit and license approvals, and introduce companies to potential local partners and financiers.  Companies wishing to participate in the Corridor need not look elsewhere. Application begins and ends here. MDeC stands ready to work with investors, foreign and local, big or small, to ensure that MSC Malaysia fulfils its promises. Visit our Success Stories section to see what existing MSC Malaysia companies have to say about us.

BroadGroup was founded in 2002 to provide senior managers with a different perspective of new and emerging business niches, create new communities of interest, and inspire them with fresh insight on how they could be exploited profitably. Today, the company covers a portfolio of markets offering professional services through a value chain of bespoke consulting, market research, reports, and events. F&I:


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