Limkokwing University hosted the China-Malaysia Mobile Game and Internet Conference at the University’s flagship campus in Cyberjaya on 2 June. The conference was organised by China-ASEAN Mobile Internet Industry Alliance (CAMIA) and Shangfang Web.
CAMIA is an alliance authorised and started by Ministry of Science and Technology of China, focusing on promoting the cooperation and development of mobile internet industry in China and ASEAN countries.
Shangfang Web is the biggest mobile internet website portal in China. It has held events such as the 12th TFC Global Mobile Game Conference in Beijing.
The conference was attended by some of the biggest and most successful companies currently operating in China, such as Alibaba Mobile, YeahMobi, MOL, Netpas, Baidu, WeChat, Netease, Perfect World, Kadokawa Games, Kunlun, DigitalSKY, 37wan and YY to mention a few.
The aim of the conference was to bridge Malaysian and Chinese mobile internet companies by providing a platform to explore and discuss investment opportunities, challenges and trends of the industry.
Among the topics discussed were; Advantages of mobility in businesses, Internet finance, mobile applications, Telecom, mobile marketing, mobile games, live show platform, payment channels.
According to an online report by AseanUp, Malaysia has a high internet and mobile penetration at 140% which is among the highest in South East Asia and therefore has a strong potential to develop activities and business online.
Speaking at the conference the Vice President of Malaysia Mobile Content Providers, Mr. Vincent Chan stated that with the high digital device ownership in Malaysia, companies stand a chance to enhance their business practices.
“The demand for access to business information and applications through mobile technologies is surging as consumer preferences and behaviour spill over into the business workforce.”
“Businesses should make an effort to take advantage of mobile commerce to enhance networking and communications and produce better informed employees among other things,” Chan said.
The Vice President of CAMIA, Mr. Russell Liu gave special thanks to the University for supporting the conference.
“Limkokwing University is known for its creativity and innovation, therefore it is the right place to hold such a conference, also this provides companies an opportunity to mingle with students and search for talents simultaneously providing students with much needed information directly from experts,” said Mr. Russell Liu.
The conference concluded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration among Limkokwing University, YeahMobi and Netpas
The MOU will facilitate the development of specific programmes of co-operation such as Internship placement where Limkokwing students will undertake industry training by the companies to understand the real world of mobile internet business management and also the development of mobile internet content.