Asia

Business Events Sarawak Association Centre reaches out to China

Business Events Sarawak Association Centre (BESAC), an initiative by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), has signed a MoU with the Federation of Chinese Physicians & Acupuncturists of Malaysia (FCPAAM). The deal will see FCPAAM set up the first regional office as part of a united effort to reach out to spinal health practitioners in the Asia Pacific region and grow the Malaysian sector. Amelia Ro...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre delivers RM888 million to Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia delivered RM888 million of economic impact to Malaysia in 2018, according to the venue. It welcomed 2.18 million visitors throughout the year, an increase of 45% from 2017. It also played host to 1,485 events in the year, 17% more than 2017. The Centre’s General Manager Alan Pryor commented: “We are delighted with our performance last year, and...

MACEOS appoints new Executive Director

The Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has announced the appointment of Ms Ho Yoke Ping, as its new Executive Director (ED), effective 1 January 2019. Ms Ho or better known by the industry as Ping, has been charged with injecting fresh perspectives into the long-standing association of 29 years and coming up with strategic plans, including commun...

UBM Malaysia appoints new Country GM

UBM Malaysia has announced a new Country General Manager – Gerard Leeuwenburgh. The appointment was effective 2 January and he is now leading UBM Malaysia’s effort to accelerate growth and reporting to Ian Roberts, Regional Executive Director of ASEAN. Leeuwenburgh has been in the MICE industry for over 25 years and has worked for Jaarbeurs, VNU Exhibitions in various leadership roles. Prior...

Luxury travel experiences to showcase at AIME 2019

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the region, has announced a series of premier global luxury travel exhibitors who will showcase their venues and destinations at the 2019 event. Exhibitors confirmed to lead the premium line-up include One & Only Resorts, winner of the Travel & Leisure 2018 World’s Best Award; Daydream Island R...

INVNT begins new chapter of its story in Singapore

Global live brand storytelling agency INVNT, has announced the opening of its second office in the APAC region – and eighth office globally – located in the creative hub of Singapore. The agency made its foray into the APAC region in October 2017 with launch of an office in Sydney, Australia, and over the past year claims a 70% client retention rate and is working with 23 new clients worldwide. “T...

CWT M&E and 3M incentive bears fruit with SITE Award

At a ceremony earlier this month in Bangkok, global agency CWT Meetings & Events won the SITE Crystal Award for ‘Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Programme’. Despite the rather long-winded title of the international incentives association’s award, it recognised one of the many incentive programmes around the world ensuring that CSR values and...

Computational design conference comes to Penang in 2019

Penang, Malaysia has won a bid to host the upcoming International Congress and Conferences on Computational Design and Engineering (I3CDE) 2019. The event will take place from 7-10 July at ParkRoyal Penang Resort, the first time the Korean-owned congress has taken place outside its home country. The event is organised by the Society for Computational Design and Engineering from Korea, and will att...

IACC report says experience creation tops list of ‘must haves’ for events in Asia Pacific

Experience creation is the top priority for event planners in Asia Pacific, according to meeting venue consortium IACC’s inaugural APAC edition of its Meeting Room of the Future™ report. The report, released 14 December, reveals that 66% of the region’s meeting planners claim delegates now seek more engagement, personalisation and interactive technologies at business events than at any time in the...

IBTM China reveals first details of its 2019 event

IBTM China, part of Reed’s IBTM’s global portfolio of meetings and events industry trade shows, is to expand its  hosted buyer programme for 2019. Organisers have published the first details of its plans for the 2019 edition, which will take place at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing, 28-29 August. The organiser anticipates that over 380 international and domestic exhibitors will ...

Medical events deliver RM38.7 million from Malaysia’s KLCC in 2018

It was a strong year for medical conferences at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) in 2018, with seven high-profile events attracting over 7,300 participants and delivering RM38.7 million in economic impact to Malaysia. These included theCongress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) 2018; World Congress of World Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia Onlus-Target Control...

Malaysia inducts new ‘Kesatrias’ to boost business events

Three new conference ambassadors have been inducted under the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s (MyCEB) Kesatria Malaysia Programme. The appointments were announced during the 7th Kesatria Gala Dinner at Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur, 6 December. Known as ‘Kesatrias’, these conference ambassadors play a vital role in spreading the word of Malaysia’s potential as an Asian business events hub...