Malaysia

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...

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...

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...

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...

11 European-based international association events make RM50m splash in Malaysia

Eleven European-based international association events delivered almost RM50m (US$11.9m) in economic impact to Malaysia in 2018. The events attracted 11,960 delegates and were all held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), Malaysia’s purpose-built AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue. The association events were among the Centre’s 1,189 held during...

Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA). One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip (Agri-Fam) taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest 2018, 20–28 O...

MITEC signs exclusive international partnership with GICEC

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center (GICEC) in China have sealed an exclusive collaborative partnership. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was recently signed between MITEC and GICEC marks an official partnership that is expected to increase cooperation and foster greater ties between two tr...

Malaysia hosts UIA Associations Round Table

Malaysia has successfully hosted the 6th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018 (UIA 2018) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 26–27 September 2018. The interactive two-day programme was organised by the Union of International Associations (UIA) and hosted by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTA...

Marriott International brings a cultural infusion to transform meetings in Malaysia

Planners looking to embed some authentic local Malaysian culture into their meetings room DNA will be interested to hear of a new launch product: ‘MY Meetings by Marriott International’. The global hotel chain says it is re-imagining the art of doing business, by introducing a range of inspiring meeting spaces in Malaysia which include facets of authentic local culture mixed with themed meeting pa...

MITEC launches new partnership with UBM Malaysia

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has announced a new five-year agreement with UBM Malaysia. The Memorandum of Understanding which is established between UBM Malaysia and MITEC will see the venue hosting four of UBM’s events from 2019 to 2023, and a biennial event from 2019 to 2028. The signing ceremony took place in MITEC, and saw Gunther Beissel, CEO of MITEC, join...

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