What can women expect from the 4th Industrial Revolution? The rise in the applications of technology, automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics will transform industries, jobs and way of work. Many new opportunities will present themselves, together with the disproportionately negative impacts, especially on women, if women are to stay where they are, and not seek the knowledge, polish their talent and re-skill themselves in reaping the benefits of the new economies and the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Globally, women are controlling 64 percent of household spending and 30 trillion dollars of consumer spending. As such it is paramount that women get involved in product development, not just marketing of products and services to meet these growing demands. Businesses will seek more women’s involvement in various fields, but it is also crucial for women to equip themselves with the appropriate requirements of a new business.

As women are natural problem solvers, and they bring along their desires to nurture, to impact, to be responsible to others – businesses will find this valuable, as these traits will not be able to be taken over by automation and robots. But, how do we harness that, bridge the gap, from where we are to where we hope to be.

Join the discussion at Jom Niaga Conference 2017 from opportunities to challenges and what do we do about it. Because we believe, Women are the Catalysts of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

With a joint initiatives of Pejabat Penasihat Pembangunan Keusahawanan dan Iktisas Wanita Jabatan Perdana Menteri and The National Council of Women’s Organisations’ (NCWO) Malaysia, Jom Niaga Conference 2017 brings along a dialogue moderated by Prof. Emerita Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hassan Shahabudin, President of The National Council of Women’s Organisations’ (NCWO), and keynote sessions by Prof. Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail, President of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Group Chairman of Pemodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).

Details of the event are as follow:

Day/ Date: Friday, 25 August 2017
Time : 8:00am – 3:00pm (Jom Niaga Conference 2017)
10:45am – 11:15am (Press Conference)
Venue:Grand Selangor Ballroom, Dorsett Grand Subang, Subang Jaya (Jom Niaga Conference 2017)
Sri Selangor Suite (Press Conference)

Source: Media Release