Malaysia

This state-funded literary festival is championing freedom in Malaysia

The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) returns to Penang, Malaysia later this year, from 22-25 November. Funded by the State Government of Penang and is produced by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB). It will feature over 80 writers, poets, thinkers and performers from more than 20 countries. The festival, which is celebrating its eighth edition this year, attracted more than 4,500...

Malaysia Business Events Week is focusing on the future

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has unveiled the fourth edition of the Malaysia Business Events Week. It will take place from 12-14 August 2018 at the Genting International Convention Centre in Pahang, and is scheduled to attract over 200 prominent business event professionals. MBEW is a platform for industry stakeholders to converge, communication and debate issues that impact the...

KLCC posts 17% rise in number of events in first half

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is reporting a big uplift in business year-on-year on the back of 1.2m visitors to the venue in the first six months of 2018. The Centre has this year hosted one of its biggest events ever – the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) and, thereafter, an additional 637 events in the first six months of the year. The economic impact delivered by these even...

Collaboration is key to business events growth in Sarawak

The Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) has announced the launch of a new platform, BESarawak Alliance, which will launch at its upcoming TriBE 2018 show. Sarawak is Malaysia’s largest state, and TriBE is its inaugural business events meet. It is being overseen by SCB, non-profit state agency whose role is to promote Sarawak as a destination for international meetings. The new platform aims to further...