ESTCON 2012

ESTCON 2012

 

The World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2012 is a program organized by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. It serves as an excellent “centre stage” for knowledge sharing, intellectual discussions and also networking in various areas of interest; for all academics, researches, scientists, engineers, interest groups and industry experts from all around the world. ESTCON 2012 was the biggest world congress ever held in Malaysia. This congress included 20 parallel sessions and more than 1400 research papers from all around the world. This event was held on 12th to 14th June 2012 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC, Malaysia. ITMS staff which under the Event Management of this event asked Medtech club to send 5 representatives to assist the staff in technical part throughout this event. Those five are Mahsyar, Ashraf, Faris, Arifin and Nizam. The team was divided into two. First was the video team; Mahsyar, Nizam and Faris. Then, technical team; Ashraf and Arifin.

 

ESTCON 2012

 

Day 1, 11th June 2012 – The team were assisting ITMS staff in handling the mini-DV during rehearsal. The full rehearsal was done twice and finished at 5.30 pm. At night, some discussions have been made to prepare for the next day. From that, technical team will do photo coverage while video team will do video coverage.

Day 2, 12th June 2012 – At 7.00 am, the opening ceremony of ESTCON 2012 was commenced at 8.30 am in Plenary Hall. The VIP were YB Dato’ Sri Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin, Minister of Higher Education, YBhg Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Haji Kasim, Vice Chancellor of University Teknologi PETRONAS and Puan Juniwati Bt. Rahmat Hussin, Patron ESTCON 2012. During the opening ceremony, the team were doing their jobs according to what have been planned. The opening ceremony was  ended at 10.40 am and was followed by exhibition tour.

Next, the event was continued with keynote address by Prof Michael A Celia and Prof. Dr. Feng Da Hsuan. Then, from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, there were plenary session in hall 1 and hall 2. At night, Dinner ESTCON 2012 was held in ballroom 1 and 2 at KLCC. The Dinner started at 8.00 pm. The team was done making videography and photography coverage for all sessions on the first day. All the videos and photos that have been taken will be used to make montage for closing ceremony.

Day 3, 13th June 2012 – The making of montage for closing ceremony was started. For the whole day, the team did photo and video coverage for plenary session and networking session. The plenary session was started at 9.00 pm to 5.30 pm while the networking sessions were in between each plenary session.  Before lunch time, the team managed to do some interviews on participants from different background and different countries. They were also had some interviews from the exhibitors. These interviews will be used for the next ESTCON in terms of promoting the next ESTCON 2014. In the evening at 6.00 pm, the team went to KLCC Park and roadside to do some time lapse of the PETRONAS twin towers.

ESTCON 2012

ESTCON 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4, 14th June 2012 – Same with the other days we were doing coverage for plenary and networking session but this time the technical team did for both coverage while the video team were struggling to finish the closing montage. Finally, the closing montage was successfully finished before the closing ceremony. The closing ceremony was started at 4.30 pm. YB Dato’ Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water was there as the VIP to officiate the closing ceremony. After the closing ceremony was ended at 5.30 pm, all the committee members were gathered for the photography session.

All in all, this program received positive feedback and comments from the participants, VIP and committee members which are mostly UTP staff. ESTCON was a very good platform for MEDTECH members to gain experience and knowledge. Hopefully, MEDTECH club will be involving in such of this event in the future. Lastly, thank to everyone that involved, especially ITMS staff for their support and put their trust on MEDTECH club in ensuring the success of the ESTCON 2012

ESTCON 2012

 

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