Malaysia

Malaysia shortens quarantine period for vaccine boosted travellers

Travellers to Malaysia who have received booster shots are now only required to undergo a five-day quarantine upon arrival, effective 24 January. Travellers with booster shots would need to undergo a Covid-19 PCR test two days prior to travelling, on the arrival day and on the fourth day of quarantine; or use a Rapid Test Kit (RTK) on the fifth day supervised by health officers. Travellers will be...

Malaysia set to host Coloproctology and Stoma Care Conference in 2025

The Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has announced the successful bids of the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons (MSCRS) to host the 20th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology and 14th Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation Congress in March 2025. The state of Sabah has been chosen as the destination for these congresses. Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, CEO of MyC...

Incentives return to Malaysia

The Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi, in Malaysia, welcomed 60 participants from Forward Realty Sdn. Bhd., a real estate agency in Malaysia, for its incentive trip, 8-10 November 2021. This is the first incentive group supported under Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s ‘Meet in Malaysia Campaign’ after the interstate travel restrictions were lifted. Forward Realty Sdn. Bhd’s incentives for ...

BE @ Penang 2021 leads Malaysia’s event industry re-opening

As Malaysia opens up domestic tourism and interstate travel, Penang continues to be the first state to push through with its first hybrid business events conference, BE @ Penang 2021. Co-organised by the Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) and Anderes Fourdy Events, a Malaysian conference organiser, the 6th edition of the conference will be held 9–10 December at the Setia SPICE Conventi...

Sarawak launches data sharing initiative for business events industry

Sarawak, Malaysia has launched the BESarawak Centralised Collaboration & Data Sharing Initiative (BEdata) for the region’s business events industry. The initiative was launched at BESarawak’s Tribe Assembly 2021, 26 November. Beyond obtaining an overview of Sarawak’s business events sector and its local economic impact, BEdata aims to create a baseline for data generation concerning Meet...

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...

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