Pangkor’s history was momentous in defining the character and landscape of our country. A Treaty that was signed between the British and the Sultan of Perak on Pangkor Island in 1874 signified British’s official involvement in the Malay states’ policies. The Treaty ignited the fight for independence that eventually rise to fruition in 1957.
Pangkor Dialogue embodies the courage and pioneering spirit of this historic event. It is an international annual conference that started in 2014. The Conference aims to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge, practical solutions and effective network for local and global players to make the future more sustainable and inclusive.
Spearheaded by Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) for the State Government of Perak, and in collaboration with Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as strategic partners, the Conference’s alliance and partnership with the two organizations could be traced back to 2015. This came a month after Malaysia’s Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak declared his support in implementing the United Nations’s 2030 Development Agenda in the 11th Malaysia Plan, which mirrors the multi-dimensional nature of the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.
Pangkor Dialogue has evolved from a platform of sharing and networking to an authority for reference especially on sustainable and inclusive development, making it the first of its kind in Malaysia and in Asia.
The reputation has earned Pangkor Dialogue the appellation the Davos of Asia, where it convenes experts and gurus, leaders, Nobel-prize winners, industry professionals, academics and policy makers worldwide for discerning deliberations that define and refine strategic and invaluable input for policy making and decisions.
In encouraging fresh perspectives and ideas, Festival of Ideas was introduced last year, resulting in a mega database of 10K collection of ideas from the people, which is in line with TN50 – a platform to rally people’s input for them to design the future that they aspire.
Who Should Attend?
Get up to speed on the latest developments in sustainable development; learn from inspiring keynotes from Nobel prize winners, thought leaders and professionals;
deliberate on topics of interest and relevance to the respective sectors; connect and rub elbows with other professionals; establish partnership and collaboration; or contribute and tap on ideas to make the world a better place. Pangkor Dialogue is for you!
- Policy makers
- Captains of industry
- Community leaders
- Individuals or groups who want to explore ideas that work