Kuching

Imperial Hotel

27 October

2016

Announcements




About The Event


WTO Founder Message

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome all delegates, speakers and participants to the 15th World Toilet Summit and Expo. The only global platform that brings together industry stakeholders to share, learn and collaborate on urban and rural sanitation, the summit has been held at 15 countries in 4 continents, and attended by an estimated 10,000 delegates from various governments, private organisations, NGOs. As we celebrate 15 years of success since inception in 2001, I would like to reflect on the milestones achieved by the World Toilet Summit and the global sanitation movement.

Before our inaugural summit in Singapore, toilets and open defecation were still largely social taboos The first objective of the World Toilet Organization had been to create an avenue for raising awareness about the importance of sanitation; and it has been an eventful journey ever since. The summit is now a part of the UN World Toilet Day celebrations on 19 November, an official UN day under a 2013 resolution tabled by the Singapore government and co-sponsored by 122 countries. Where clean water and sanitation were previously bundled together - with the former given more attention - sanitation is now a distinct human right after the UN General Assembly`s vote in 2015. This year`s summit aims to identify the main challenges countries face in developing and enhancing sustainable sanitation infrastructure. Dedicated to the theme `Happy Toilet Healthy City`, it will address issues relevant to sanitation including Capacity Building; Technology, Design and Maintenance; Government Policies; Hygiene Education; Social Development & Corporate Social Responsibility - issues that are critical to having `happy toilets`. As delegates, you will engage with many of the leading experts and researchers from across the world on these topics, sharing the latest thinking on these matters.

Hosted by Malaysia for the first time, the organisation of a conference on an international scale is very much a team effort, and I would like to thank the Sarawak state government and Sarawak Convention Bureau for their unwavering support. I wish to acknowledge the members of the organising committee who have delivered such an exciting itinerary with professionalism, and without whom this three-day summit would not have been possible.

I would like to particularly commend Council of the City of Kuching South, and the Kuching team and administration for their enormous contribution to the overall organisation of the 2016 summit. I also would like to acknowledge the work of all World Toilet Organization staff including conference management, and administrative personnel of every kind.

Finally, I am grateful for the participation of all keynote speakers, exhibitors and delegates. I have been deeply touched and impressed by the high standards brought to the table every year and I cannot wait for another round of stimulating debate and insightful conversation. On behalf of WTO, I wish you success in achieving a Healthier City with Happier Toilets. Let the fun begin!

Jack Sim aka Mr Toilet
Founder, World Toilet Organization and BoP Hub

About Conference

  • 2016

    Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

  • 2014

    New Delhi, India

  • 2013

    Solo, Indonesia

  • 2012

    Durban, South Africa

  • 2011

    Hainan Island, China

  • 2010

    Philadelphia, USA

  • 2009

    Singapore

  • 2008

    Macau, China

  • 2007

    New Delhi, India

  • 2006

    Moscow, Russia

  • 2005

    Belfast, Ireland

  • 2004

    Beijing, China

  • 2003

    Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2002

    Seoul, Korea

  • 2001

    Singapore

Who Should Attend

  1. Toiletries Manufacturing & design sector
  2. Facilities Management
  3. Cleaning Contractor sector
  4. Professional sector – Architect, Electrical, Civil Engineer, Interior designer
  5. Government sector – Local Government, City Council, District Council policy maker
  6. Technical and approving licensing and enforcement related officers

In The News / Press Releases

Video

World Toilet Summit & Expo 2016 - Sanitation Awareness


All credit goes to LimKokWing University of Creative Technology, Kuching for making this video.



Launching of 15th World Toilet Summit & Expo 2016, Kuching, Sarawak




Closing of 15th World Toilet Summit & Expo 2016, Kuching, Sarawak




15th World Toilet Summit & Expo 2016, Kuching


Mayor of MBKS is calling all contractors, architects, engineers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, general public and most of all, all the government councils to attend WTS2016. CPD, CCD and CEP points will be awarded!


Conference Program

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Speakers

Speaker 1

YB TAN SRI DATUK AMAR HAJI MOHAMAD MORSHIDI BIN ABDUL GHANI

Sarawak State Secretary

Speaker 2

MR. JACK SIM

Founder of World Toilet Organization

Speaker 3

DR. MOHD NASIR HASSAN

Coordinator, Health and the Environmental (HAE) Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, Philippines

Speaker 4

MR. CHEN KESONG

ASEAN-China Centre

Speaker 5

SHRI SAMIRENDRA CHATTERJEE

Sulabh International

Speaker 6

PROFESSOR JAN-OLOF DRANGERT

Linköping University

Speaker 7

PROFESSOR LAU SENG

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Speaker 8

MR. SYLVAIN USHER

African Water Association

Speaker 9

DR. HALSHKA GRACZYK

International Labor Organization

Speaker 10

MR. JAY BHAGWAN

Water Research Council

Speaker 11

TAN SRI DATUK AMAR DR. HAMID BUGO

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Sapura Kencana Petroleum

Speaker 12

BAPAK JAHAR GULTOM

Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia



Speaker 13

MR. CHOUDHURY RUDRA CHARAN MOHANTY

United Nation Centre for Regional Development – UNCRD

Speaker 14

TUAN HAJI TAURAN ZAIDI AHMAD ZAID

Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Speaker 15

MR. LAU HIENG UNG

Director of Sewerage Services Department Sarawak



Speaker 16

MR. PRAMJIT SINGH SEKHON

Quality Restroom Association Malaysia

Speaker 17

Dr Hasnah bt Bibon

Director of Health Division, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government

Speaker 18

DR. INDRAKARAN KARTHIGESU

Quality Restroom Association Malaysia



Speaker 19

IR. HOOI YOKE MENG

Former Director of River and Drainage, Kuala Lumpur City Hall

Speaker 20

DATUK HAJI ABANG ABDUL WAHAP B. ABANG HAJI JULAI

Mayor of Kuching North City Hall

Speaker 21

LAR. SH. MOHD NASIR B. SHEIKH SALIM

Malacca City Council Secretary


Speaker 22

YM ENGKU AZMAN B. TUAN MAT

Senior Deputy Director, Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Speaker 23

IR. JAMAL NASIR B. ALI

Director of Facilities Management, Putrajaya Corporation

Speaker 24

Tuan Haji Mubarak b. Junus

Director of Urban Services Department, Penang City Council

Speaker 25

Ms. Nasha Pestonji

World Toilet Organization

Speaker 27

Dr. Jochen Scheerer

3p Technik

Speaker 28

Mr. Hasan b. Hamzah

Chairman of Quality Restroom Association Malaysia

Speaker 29

Mr. Jackson Choy

Managing Director of PMES (HK) Ltd

Speaker 30

Mr. Chaitanya Purandare

3S India

Speaker 31

Mr. Jeremy Khoo

World Toilet Organization


Speaker 32

Mr. Yu Ming Kuo

Taiwan Toilet Association

Speaker 33

Ms. Naning Adiwoso

Indonesian Toilet Association

Speaker 34

Mr. Passang Tshering

Bhutan Toilet Organization

Speaker 35

Mr. Emerson Hee

Restroom Association Singapore

Speaker 37

Tuan Haji Ismail Ithnin

Deputy Director General (Development), Department of Environment Malaysia

Speaker 38

Mr. Chua Hung Meng

World Toilet Organization




Speaker 39

Dr. William Wan

Chairperson, Communications Sub-Committee, Public Hygiene Council & General Secretary, Singapore Kindness Movement

Speaker 40

Gracie Veronica Geikie

Malaysian Inbound Travel Association (MITA) - Sarawak Exco

Speaker 42

Zuraina Dato’ Seri Zaharin

President & CEO, ECOLOO Malaysia

Kuching City

  • KUCHING

    Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak and it is located on the island of Borneo. Sarawak is one of the 14 states in Malaysia and it is the biggest in term of land size.

    Sarawak has a population of 2.47 million, with more than 700,000 live in Kuching city. Sarawak`s population is made of Iban, Malay, Bidayuh, Chinese, Melanau and Orang Ulu, that creates a kaleidoscope of multi-racial society.

    Kuching, which meant cat in Malay word, was said to have gotten its name from a local fruit called mata kucing (cat eyes) which was growing in abundant around the town then. Kuching city is also synonymous with cats as numerous cat statues had been erected at various places around the city. Even the city`s mascot is also a cat.

    The People


    Kuching prides itself on being one of the most multi-racial cities in Malaysia. With more than 27 ethnic groups living in Sarawak, the major population made up of the Iban, Chinese, Malays, Bidayuh, Melanau and Orang Ulu. There are also original Indian migrants who have lived in Kuching for many decades. The Indians are divided evenly between Tamils, Sikhs and Punjabis.

    Climate


    Kuching enjoys sunshine throughout the year as any other tropical cities, with temperature between 20 to 27 degrees Celsius. Rains and heavy showers occur occasionally which always due to precipitation and monsoon season. It is recommended to visit Kuching during hot season which is from March to October every year. Monsoon season normally occur between November to February. However, the monsoon does not hinder too much of the tourists' activities.

    Currency


    Currency use is Ringgit Malaysia (RM) and there are many money changers available in the city.

    Public transport


    The most common mode of public transport is taxi and most taxi are using meter. At the airport, taxi is using coupon which can be purchase at the coupon counter just outside the arrival hall. Buses are also available, however, this public transport only ply certain routes especially around the city centre.
    Taxis are readily available at the airport and at major hotels in the downtown area of Kuching, or you can ask the hotel to call for a taxi. Upon arrival at the Kuching International Airport, you can purchase a taxi coupon from the counter in the arrival hall.
    Taxi fares: Within the downtown Kuching area, the taxi fare ranges from MYR 12 to MYR 15 depending on the distance travelled.
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Contact Us

Secretariat

PLACE BORNEO SDN BHD
2nd Floor, No. 115, Lot 11607
Block 16, KCLD, RH Plaza,
Lorong Lapangan Terbang 1,
93250 Kuching
Tel: +6082-555189
Fax: +6082-555996

Lillian Liew
liewli@mbks.gov.my
+6019-8897446

Zuraida bt Idris
zuraida@mbks.gov.my
+6019-8591508

Annie Wong
annie@placeborneo.com
+6016-8071143

WTS 2016 Secretariat
wts2016kuching@gmail.com
+6016-8600910