Malaysia’s national Convention and Exhibition Bureau MyCEB has reported securing 155 business events (BE) for the next six years from 2020 to 2026.
Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 global pandemic, MyCEB stresses the Government in Kuala Lumpur, through Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia, “has implemented a series of measures such as travel advisory and health advisory to the public to continue business events in the country. This is followed by recognition from the World Health Organisation (WHO), commended Malaysia’s preparedness and ability to address Covid-19”.
The Southeast Asian state is currently in the top 35 countries in the world for number of meetings, while Kuala Lumpur ranks top 10 for Asia Pacific according to the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) 2018 report.
In addition to Malaysia’s 11 major convention centres, including the largest venue, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) which can accommodate up to 50,000 delegates at a time, new facilities are coming on stream at Ipoh Convention Centre and Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC).
MyCEB has also welcomed the newly appointed minister, YB Dato’ Hajah Nancy binti Shukri as Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia. MyCEB also has a new Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani bin Daud (pictured), who haas said: “The current standing of 155 business events secured by Malaysia is impressive as it is slated to be participated by around 368,000 delegates, generating RM2.39bn in estimated economic impact.”
The forward list of conferences Malaysia can look forward to includes the Congress of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) 2021, Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM) 2021 and the Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2022.
In the corporate meetings and incentives segment, Malaysia will welcome an estimated 26 groups (as of 4 March 2020) and around 30 exhibitions have been secured.
The CEO added that in 2020 MyCEB would be supporting 103 business events, including Asiawater Expo & Forum 2020, International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia 2020, Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2020 and many more. Our support comes in the form of strategic bid advice, marketing, networking and subventions,” Dato’ Sri Khani said.
He continued, “We hope the Covid-19 situation will subside soon, and in the meantime, I would like to urge all industry players to adhere to Ministry of Health Malaysia’s guidelines and procedures and we look forward to becoming the travel destination of choice when travel frequencies are restored.”
MyCEB surpassed its 2019 Key Performance Index by 37%, according to the CEO who urged the industry partners to remain strong while the Government implement the stimulus package announced earlier.
For information on how MyCEB can support your next business event, visit www.myceb.com.my