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  About the Kuala Lumpur Innovation Forum


The KLIF is anchored by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI
with the cooperation of the Malaysian Innovation Foundation (YIM
It will be held together with the MOSTI's National Innovation Conference and Exhibition (NICE).
The KLIF-2011 will continue to build-up to the proposed inaugural World Innovation Forum 2012

Expected participation is from high level representatives multi-sectorally from the Government, Private and Civil Society. There will be representations from Youths, Children and Women groups.



Dates: 15 - 16 November 2011 (Tuesday/Wednesday) - view forum structure here

Venue: Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - view venue



Some key facts and figures of the previous year's forum (KLIF 2010):

  • KLIF 2010 was held on 2-3 Nov 2010 at Sunway Lagoon Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Attendees: 487 delegates, and 31 speakers and moderators, with ten international speakers from Brazil, Australia, Egypt, Germany, Korea, Qatar, Sweden Taiwan and the US.  The forum had a good mix from the corporates, academia, government and businesses.
  • Discussions were intense, both at the venue and at cyberspace 
    (with 400 tweets through twitter)
  • The presented papers were uploaded online and had 3,245 downloads within the first month  



Selected positive feedback from KLIF 2010:

Dato’ Dr Richard Leete (speaker) - "I learned a great deal from the differing perspectives presented at the Forum. I am delighted to have been invited. Once again my sincere appreciation to you and the organizing committee for the first class and professional manner in which the Forum was managed."

Ms Chan Siew Peng (delegate) - "Please allow me to congratulate you, MOSTI, Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia and the rest of the KLIF2010 Organizing Committee on a job well done. It was smooth flowing right from the beginning to the finishing of the Forum (KLIF2010). The contents, the selection of speakers, the rich diversity in the areas of innovation speak volumes of the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Innovation Forum (KLIF2010). Much pain, effort, cooperation and collaboration have been put in to make this Forum a resounding success. It has certainly been an insightful, enlightening and educational experience for me. A big huge THANK YOU to all of you."

Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli (Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM): "Well done to all at YIM, regards
to Dr Raslan. Look forward to KLIF 2011!"

Mr Ralph Kerle (Chief Executive Officer, The Creative Leadership Forum, Australia): "I want to thank you personally for the wonderful experience I had at KLIF 2010. It was an event that sets a standard for innovation forums globally that YIM put together and you and your entire team should be extremely proud of the result. KLIF 2010 had world class presenters, offered many insights around innovation, was full of debate and discussion as any innovation forum must be and offered content that I am sure will have a profound effect on the way Malaysia will approach innovation going
forward. Congratulations to everyone involved!"