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CANON MALAYSIA SPONSORS VISIT PAHANG 2017

SELANGOR, 21 MARCH 2017 – Leading imaging products and service solutions provider, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., signed a strategic partnership with Tourism Pahang Malaysia for ‘Visit Pahang 2017’ on 27 February 2017 at the Canon Tower, Shah Alam. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), Canon Marketing Malaysia will be supporting Tourism Pahang and its Visit Pahang 2017 campaign's year-long activities through sponsorship of Canon's imaging products and services.

Canon Malaysia and Tourism Pahang sign a MoU for Visit Pahang 2017
[from left] Andrew Koh, President & CEO, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Kelvin Ooi, Head of Kuantan Branch, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Dato Ishak bin Mokhtar, General Manager, Tourism Pahang; Dato Sri Mohd Sharkar bin Haji Shamsudin, Chairman, State Tourism & Culture Committee, Pahang

Pahang announced and launched its Visit Pahang 2017 campaign last year April. Chairman of State Tourism and Culture Committee, Dato Sri' Haji Mohd Sharkar bin Haji Shamsudin, said that the tourism sector is the fourth highest contributor to the nation's income.

"Last year, tourist arrivals to Pahang, comprising domestic and international visitors, was 12.8 million and the total tourist expenses was 8 billion. This year, we are targeting 15 million tourist arrivals and an estimated tourist expenses of 10 billion," he said.

He expressed his appreciation to Canon for its commitment and support towards Visit Pahang Year 2017, and believed that the collaboration with Canon is a significant milestone that will benefit both parties. "By using Canon’s cameras, printers, large format printers and multi-function devices, Tourism Pahang will be able to reduce the cost of promotion as we can now print our own promotional materials," he added.

Dato’ Sri Mohd Sharkar bin Haji Shamsudin and Dato’ Ishak bin Mokhtar looking at Canon’s history panel while taken on a tour of the new office by Andrew Koh and Kelvin Ooi
[from left] Kelvin Ooi, Head of Kuantan Branch, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Dato’ Ishak bin Mokhtar, General Manager, Tourism Pahang; Andrew Koh, President & CEO, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Dato’ Sri Mohd Sharkar bin Haji Shamsudin, Chairman, State Tourism & Culture Committee, Pahang

President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Malaysia), Andrew Koh, said that this is an opportune time for the company to express its gratitude to Malaysians for their support to the brand throughout the years.

"Canon Marketing Malaysia is proud to support the government's efforts to promote domestic tourist destinations and showcase the beauty of Pahang. Pahang, being the third largest state in Malaysia and the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, is renowned for its tropical rainforest parks, breathtaking nature spots and adventure theme destinations; in fact, it is interesting to note that three of the famous highlands in Malaysia is located in the state of Pahang!

We believe that our total imaging products and solutions, along with the strength of our nationwide sales and service network will support the campaign well, and continue to delight Malaysians and tourists to Pahang,” said Koh.

At the Canon Excellence Centre, Dato’ Sri Mohd Sharkar bin Haji Shamsudin and Dato’ Ishak bin Mokhtar viewing a printout from Canon’s large format printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO540 along with Andrew Koh and Pang Yee Peng
[from left] Dato’ Ishak bin Mokhtar, General Manager, Tourism Pahang; Pang Yee Peng, Head, Professional Printing Products (PPP) Division, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Dato’ Sri Mohd Sharkar bin Haji Shamsudin, Chairman, State Tourism & Culture Committee, Pahang; Andrew Koh, President & CEO, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

The last time the state of Pahang held Visit Pahang Year was 23 years ago, in 1994. In conjunction with Visit Pahang Year 2017, more than 60 events have been organised and planned to welcome tourists and visitors to the state of Pahang. Those who are interested to learn more can log on to http://www.pahangtourism.org.my/ or www.visitpahang.my.

Under the MoU, Canon Marketing Malaysia will be sponsoring and loaning imaging products such as digital cameras, inkjet printers, professional printing products and office photocopiers for activities pertaining to Visit Pahang 2017.

Canon Marketing Malaysia celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. The strategic partnership with Tourism Pahang is one of the activities organised as part of its 30th Anniversary celebrations. In conjunction with the brand’s 30th anniversary celebration, Malaysians can expect various engaging marketing communication and corporate social responsibility activities throughout the year. For more information on Canon and its 30th anniversary, follow www.fb.com/CanonMalaysia/ or visit www.canon.com.my.

About Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was established since 1987 to deliver products and services support to Malaysian users directly and through its nationwide of channel partners. Growing from strength to strength, Canon Marketing Malaysia will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary in 2017.

The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is ranked first among Japanese companies and consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of U.S. patents over the last 12 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

More information is available at www.canon.com.my.