Malaysia

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...

KLCC strengthens ties with North American market

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has announced a new partnership with New York-based Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl), a global destination marketing organisation for meetings and conventions. The partnership is designed to help drive the venue’s presence and business opportunities in the North American market. The Centre’s general manager, Alan Pryor explained: “We are e...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre serves up cake fit for a king

Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s deputy general manager John Burke recently presented their creation titled ‘Menjunjung Kasih’ (Thank You, Your Majesty) to the Controller of the Royal Household, Dato’ Wan Ahmad Dahlan bin Hj. Ab. Aziz at the annual cake presentation at Istana Negara (Royal Palace). The presentation was held ahead of Yang di­Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V’s off...

Malaysia’s MITEC offers virtual reality tours

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has unveiled a new, immersive VR experience, making them the first trade and exhibition centre in Malaysia to embrace the technology. A VR based app will bring 360-degree experiences to life, showcasing MITEC’s venues and halls. It will be presented using Oculus Go, a mobile VR platform which is compatible with both Android and iOS. ...

Maritz Global Events meets Malaysia at the KLCC

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) recently hosted Ben Goedegebuure, general manager at Maritz Global Events, and senior vice president Nancy DeBrosse for an educational visit. Maritz Global Events brings together the industry-leading power of Maritz Travel – specialists in corporate conferences, meetings and incentive travel – with Experient, an association meetings, live events and ...

Gathering of the meetings industry TriBE in Kuching

The first homegrown business events conference for the Malaysian state of Sarawak, the Business Events Tribal Meet, known as TriBE 2018, has been hailed as a success for accelerating the state’s economic transformation through business events. Endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, TriBE 2018 is driven by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) with the support of major supp...

Knowledge exchange at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia recently hosted the PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange Kuala Lumpur. The educational programme brought together over 30 leading business events industry players, stakeholders and decision-makers. They shared knowledge and experience on how they are recalibrating their businesses in response to constant digital, political and economic change. PCMA-ICESAP r...