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