The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) successfully hosted the country’s first major business event during the Covid-19 Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). The one-day event gathered 4,500 people and took place in a highly-controlled environment with stringent safety and security protocols in place, proving that a big event can run safely in a highly-controlled environment.
Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin attended the conference, with the hygiene procedures captured in a video showcasing how MITEC worked in line Malaysian National Security Council Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), including health registration with the MySejahtera* App, mandatory mask-wearing in public areas and social distancing measures.
“We have rigorous health and safety measures, a delegate management system, as well as on-site communication including ‘mobile human safety reminders’ encouraging strict adherence and the provision of guidance and compliance,” said MITEC CEO Gunther Beissel.
Ready-to-eat packed meals were served to each attendee at their respective seats during lunch and AM/PM coffee breaks, with pre-wrapped cutlery set to provide a safe and controlled catering system.
“Successful hosting of such mass gathering signals a start to rebuilding public confidence in the meetings and events industry and we are proud to have delivered the event seamlessly within a safe, and structured manner,” Beissel added.