KLTCC sees US$20m sales at 3-day event

New Straits Times - - Business -

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur Trade and Copy Right Cen­tre (KLTCC) aims for US$20 mil­lion (RM87 mil­lion) sales from the in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty trad­ing event held at the Seri Pa­cific Ho­tel, here.

The three-day event, which ended yes­ter­day, at­tracted a vi­brant num­ber of par­tic­i­pants.

Kota Buku chief ex­ec­u­tive officer Sayed Mu­nawar Sayed Mohd Mus­tar said to­tal po­ten­tial sales would be gen­er­ated from 600 busi­ness match­ing from coun­tries such as Aus­tralia, Ja­pan and South Korea.

“This event has at­tracted the at­ten­tion of busi­ness­men, writ­ers and con­tent cre­ators and opened doors for writ­ers to get their sto­ries pub­lished, be it through books or the sil­ver screen,” he said.

The aim set was US$5 mil­lion, which was higher than US$15 mil­lion sales recorded last year.

Sayed Mu­nawar also said the KLTCC was one of the ef­forts taken to make Malaysia an in­tel­lec­tual trad­ing hub in the re­gion.

“Since its es­tab­lish­ment 10 years ago, KLTCC has proven that it is an im­por­tant ini­tia­tive in in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty trad­ing,” he said.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with KLTCC 2017, the bi­en­nial Page to Pitch Me­dia 360 was also held. In this event, writ­ers who pitched their idea to a group of ju­ries, stood a chance to get it printed and pro­duced.

Award-win­ning author Mo­hana Gill won the cat­e­gory of idea for book for her new book ti­tled “Hay­ley’s Hap­py­li­cious Se­ries” while for dig­i­tal me­dia ideas, Nurul Aizam and Ab­dul Nazir co-won for their sto­ries “Lit­er­aCity” and “A Story of Books — His­tor­i­cal Overview of Mod­ern Malaysian Lit­er­a­ture”.

Nurul Aizam and Ab­dul Nazir will be col­lab­o­rat­ing to pro­duce a web se­ries re­gard­ing Malaysian lit­er­a­ture since the early 1970s, fea­tur­ing prom­i­nent na­tional lau­re­ate A. Sa­mad Said. Ber­nama

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