Malaysia

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau holds upskilling event

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently hosted the 7th Bid Workshop, 10-11 November, entitled ‘MyBE Knowledge: Innovative Bid 2021’. The workshop targets industry players who are actively involved in securing business events through lead generation and bidding process. The event was attended by over 100 delegates during the two-day virtual programme. Noor Ahmad Hamid, chief op...

Sarawak puts the incentive on tribe and legacy

Business Events (BE) and tourism sector workers were prioritised by the Malaysian state of Sarawak for vaccination back at the end of June under the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee’s strategy for dealing with the pandemic. Nevertheless, although the state authorities are aiming for 80% of the population to be vaccinated, like most destinations, incoming visitor numbers have shrunk. Ame...

Call for Malaysia’s Government to allow purpose-built venues to resume operations

The Venue Sector of the Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) has sent an appeal letter to the country’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) seeking assistance in allowing purpose-built venues to resume operations. Malaysia has a four-stage National Recovery Plan (NRP) which only allows the business events sector to re-open in the final stage, phase four. Currently Kuala Lumpur i...

MyCEB says ‘Let’s Meet Now’ to its business events industry

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has introduced, 6 September, another new component under the Meet in Malaysia campaign, ‘Let’s Meet Now’. This additional support package aims to complement the primary objective of the Meet In Malaysia campaign of stimulating the economy of the domestic business events industry. Targeting one-day meetings from local markets, the ‘Let’s Meet ...

MyCEB continues to heal pandemic wounds with AWCA conference win

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has announced that the Asian Wound Care Association (AWCA) & Third Global Wound Conference 2021 is on its way to Malaysia. The conference will be held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, 15-17 October 2021. MyCEB anticipates the event will bring approximately 500 local and international delegates for the conference, with an estimated RM5.26m...

Sarawak ‘honourably mentioned’ at the Los Angeles Film Awards

Sarawak has announced, 18 August, that the state has received an award at the Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) under the ‘Honourable Mention for Commercials’ category for its business events short film titled ‘Sarawak – New Normal in Business Events’. This is the first international film award for the Malaysian business events industry produced by Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak), a non-pro...

Sarawak becomes first Malaysian State to join Global Destination Sustainability Index

In a world first for Malaysia, Sarawak is joining the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) for Business Events and Tourism by launching the GDSI Partnership Programme – Sarawak Region (GDSI-Sarawak Partner). The Index is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Criteria, which is part of Sarawak’s P...

Business Events Sarawak appoints new CEO

Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) Sarawak and the Board of Directors (BOD) of Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak), a non-profit organisation aimed to improve the state’s events, have announced the appointment of Amelia Roziman (pictured) as the new CEO of BESarawak, 1 August 2021. With more than 20 years of experience in branding and marketing and 15 years of expe...

Malaysia to host 2024 Hemophilia World Congress

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress, a biennial international congress, will make its way to Malaysia in 2024 after 2020’s cancellation due to the pandemic. According to the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) CEO Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud: “Supporting a health-focused congress such as the World Federation of Hemophilia is especially crucial during the Covid-19...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre announces new ops director

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), Asia’s first AIPC gold standard venue, has announced the appointment of Sudesh Sharma (pictured) as its director of operations.  Sharma joined the Centre as the deputy director of operations and was key in the successful delivery of major international high-profile association and government meetings like the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019,...

Malaysian events one step closer to normality

Malaysian CVB Business Events Sarawak reports that over 2,000 of Sarawak’s tourism and business events industry frontliners will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a result of the final phase of the Industrial Covid-19 Vaccination Programme which took place 15-18 July 2021 at the Association of Churches Sarawak, Kuching. Nancy Shukri, Malaysia’s minister of tourism, arts and culture, said: “T...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre launches new virtual tour

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia has launched a new virtual tour of the venue. Meeting and event organisers and visitors can now visit the Centre virtually, from anywhere in the world. The virtual tour is the latest addition to the Centre’s new website. It also features a digital concierge called Skye, a chatbot which welcomes users and help them navigate, as well as an interactive f...

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