Malaysia

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...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host first major event since lockdown

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is preparing to welcome visitors back to the venue, as Malaysia’s business events industry begins to re-open. The venue says it has upskilled its entire workforce of 200 people in various event-related services. It brought in subject matter experts to host ‘classroom’ sessions and hands-on role play exercises as part of its training regime. The entire staff was a...

Malaysian industry council urges greater collaboration with government

Business Events Council Malaysia (BCEM) chairman Alan Pryor has urged the Malaysian government to engage more with the business events industry. Pryor highlighted that business events would be a crucial part of the post-Covid recovery in Malaysia. A recent survey by BCEM found that 100% of venues experienced at least an 85% decrease in total events, resulting in a minimum of 75% plunge in overall ...

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