Malaysia

International stats add up for KL congress as government gets behind big data

The World Statistics Congress is returning to South East Asia after 40 years, and will be hosted at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre 18-23 August.

‘Progressive momentum’ for Malaysian Business Events Week

The 5th Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) 2019, organisers are hoping, will impart momentum to developing the country’s business event tourism sector.

Hospitality expo WHOLE to launch in Penang, Malaysia

The World Hospitality, Lifestyle & Entertainment Exhibition & Conference (WHOLE) is set to launch in Penang, Malaysia from 10-12 September.

Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau on a mission for business in Korea

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, is in South Korea to explore opportunities for securing regional and international corporate meetings and incentives for 2019. MyCEB is in Seoul 14 May and Busan 16 May. This mission will include an award presentation and dinner organised by MyCEB for the Malaysia Twin Deal ...

Malaysia drilling deep to prepare for World Tunnel Congress 2020

Malaysia is set to host next year, the largest engineering event of its kind to be held in the country. The 46th ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 was officially handed over to Malaysia at the recent WTC 2019 in Naples, Italy. WTC, which is owned by the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA), seeks to explore latest innovations, trends and advances in all areas of...

Penang’s largest convention returns for 6th consecutive year

V-Malaysia 2019, a five-day annual convention organised by direct selling company QNET, returned to Penang 23–27 April at Setia SPICE Convention Centre and Setia SPICE Arena respectively. The event welcomed around 13,000 entrepreneurs from more than 30 countries to Penang. The convention included a series of training programmes, motivational speeches, unveiling of brand-new lifestyle products of Q...

MyCEB goes on the road and offers new deal to China

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) embarks, 15 April, on its 9th China Roadshow, which opens in Beijing and will see the bureau and 29 industry partners travelling to four cities, including Shanghai, Chengdu and, for the first time, Shenzhen. In its efforts to woo one of Malaysia’s biggest market, the delegation is armed with a new programme for corporate and incentive groups....

Marriot & Ritz Macau go dark for worldwide ‘Earth Hour’ movement

JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will go dark for one hour on 30 March to shine a light on climate action, in support of Earth Hour 2019. Both hotels will join millions around the world in turning off their lights at 8:30pm local time, to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental ...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre celebrates International Women’s Day

Over 50 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) team members dressed in purple, white and green (2019 IWD colours) and enjoyed a walk around the lush 50-acre Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) park to mark the recent International Women’s Day (IWD). The stroll was followed by a casual high tea for team members to mingle, bond and celebrate the occasion. The Centre focused on being proud ...

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...

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