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    borneo conference & book fair

    Contesting and Advancing Knowledge in Borneo Academic Publishing

The conference is brought to you by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and is co-organised with the Majlis Penerbit Ilmiah Malaysia (MAPIM), Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) Sarawak, and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). The conference is slated to be on 11-13 October 2017 in The Waterfront Hotel Kuching, Sarawak and at the same time the BORNEO BOOK FAIR will be at Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall on 11-15 October. 

These events will provide a greater impact in drawing world wide participations among academics, writers and book industry players who view the Island of Borneo as the spring board for significant creation for content.

The collaboration with MAPIM aims to assess and adding value to the current situation of the book industry in Borneo. Participation among MAPIMs members signify strength among Malaysias academic publishers hence meeting the conference objectives which are:


  • To provide a platform for academic content creators, authors and book industry players in exchanging experience, knowledge and ideas through the conduct of forums, presentations and brainstorming sessions.

  • To encourage academic publication potentiality focusing on Borneo themes in pursuit of  advancing knowledge.

  • To gather resources that will be able to assist high impact academic publication by experiencing the authenticity of Sarawak (as the conference venue) firts-hand.

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