The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) Electrical Engineering Technical Division and Standards Malaysia organised the “Electrotechnical Symposium & Exhibition 2016” on 5th and 6th December 2016 in Subang Jaya, Selangor, with the theme, "Standards Drive Globalisation". IEM President, Ir. Dr. Tan Yean Chin delivered the welcome address. Officiating at the opening ceremony was Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah representing the Minister. Also present were Datuk Ir. Ahmad Fauzi Hasan, Chief Executive Oficer of the Energy Commission and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) President, Dr. Junji Nomura. The symposium, attended by more than 800 participants, focused on four main themes: Standards Drive Globalisation, Electrical Installation, Oil & Gas Industry and Consumer Products.
On the first day, there were four speakers in the morning: Dr. Junji Nomura spoke on “Global In Standardisation”, En. Ridzwan Kasim, Senior Director of Standards Malaysia on “Standardisation Activities in Malaysia”, Datuk Seri Ir. Azman bin Mohd, President/Chief Executive Oficer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad on “Importance and Beneits of Standards in the Electric Utility Industry” and Ir. Rocky Wong Hon Thang, Chairman of ACPECC-SGM on “Standards Drive Globalisation”. In the afternoon, the Electrical Installation session started with Ir. Chris Chew, Vice Chairman of Malaysian National Electrotechnical Committees (MyENC), giving a keynote address on “Engaging Contractors in Standards Compliance”. This was followed by Dato’ Ir. Ibrahim Abu Bakar, Vice Chairman of ISCE who spoke on “Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Energy”. Encik Lokman Dahlan, Ir. Lim Kim Ten, Prof. Ir. Dr Zainal Abidin Abdul Kadir and Ir. Abdul Rahim Ibrahim spoke on electrical installations. They are experts in cables, electrical installations, lightning protection and energy respectively.
Day Two started with the Oil & Gas Industry session. Ir. Mohammad Faudzi bin Mohd Yasir, Chairman of National Explosive Atmosphere Management Committee (ExMC), delivered the keynote address on “Standards & the Oil & Gas Industry”. This was followed by Ir. V.R. Harindran, Ir. Quah Ewe Hock and Ir. Tiong Kung Sing who spoke mainly on the explosive and hazardous environment in Oil & Gas industry. For the final session on Consumer Products, Encik Mohd Elmi bin Anas, Chairman of National IECEE CB Management Committee (CBMC) spoke on “Statistic of Electrical Incidents in Malaysia” and Mr. VT Doshi, Vice Chairman of ISCS, spoke on “Current Development of International (IEC) and Malaysian (MS) Safety Standards on Household and Similar Electrical & Electronic Appliances”. Four other speakers – En. Zulkilee Umar, Mr. Tee Tone Vei, Prof. Dr Nasrudin bin Abd Rahim and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Samsul Bahari Mohd Noor – also spoke on consumer products.
The event was sponsored and supported by organisations such as Mun Hean (M) Sdn. Bhd., HVTL Test Lab Sdn. Bhd., Schneider Electric (M) Sdn. Bhd., Ablecon Power System Sdn. Bhd., Bureau Veritas Sdn. Bhd. and TNB-ILSAS, Terasaki (M) Sdn. Bhd., WEG South East Asia Sdn. Bhd., Tokai Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd., Wise Pro Sdn. Bhd., Master Tec Wire & Cable Sdn. Bhd., and many more esteemed organisations.