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Malaysia Wins Slew of Association Meetings

Malaysia has proved the show must go on after winning several major association meetings. Convention and exhibition bureau MyCEB has secured 46 bids for meetings and events over the last three months, including international conventions such as the Asian-Ocean Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2024. From Association Meetings International…

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MITEC Hosts First Major Business Event: PM and 4,500 Delegates Attend

The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has just hosted a major business event, the first during the country’s COVID-19 Recovery Movement Control Order. With strict safety protocols in place, the one-day meeting attracted over 4,500 people, including Malaysia’s Prime Minister and other senior ministers. From Association Meetings International…

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Sarawak: Early Childhood Education Legacies

The legacies of business events should start early on in life. July 2019 saw a new era begin for Malaysia’s youngest children on the back of the 2nd Sarawak Conference on Inclusive Early Childhood Education. Organised by Fu Yuan Kindergarten, the three-day meeting brought together more than 800 people from over 20 countries. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: Singapore Cancellations Mount

Singapore’s meetings industry has been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with a string of significant association events withdrawing from the city as a result to mitigate their risk. The Association of Corporate Counsel, The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition and also Alzheimers Disease International have all cancelled or postponed. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: Regional Event Travel Disrupted

Travel restrictions are in force across the globe as the number of cases of novel coronavirus continues to grow worldwide and the death toll within China mounts. The outbreak is now disrupting meetings all across the region. A UN biodiversity meeting was relocated. IT&CM China and CTW China have been postponed. From Association Meetings International…

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Malaysia to Welcome 65,000 Delegates

Malaysia is expecting to welcome more than 65,000 conference and exhibition goers in 2020, national convention bureau MyCEB having secured 42 business meetings over the next 12 months. Most delegates, expected to boost national coffers by RM654 million (€144 million), are employed in healthcare, telecoms, or science and technology. From Association Meetings International…

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Malaysia Secures 2023 Biomechanics Meeting

Malaysia hopes that its hosting of the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Biomechanics in 2023 will help grow the field both nationwide and in the ASEAN region. Partners on the bid included the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Ministry of Education. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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MyCEB Secures 301 Meetings in H1 2019

In the first half of 2019, MyCEB, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, secured a total of 301 events with an expected 570,741 delegates, 208,555 of them from abroad. These meetings will happen between 2019 and 2028, will create around RM3.9 billion of economic impact, and include four wins of particular significance. From Meetings International…

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5 December 2019

ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Inaugural Summit 2019, Penang, Malaysia

This two-days summit is designed as a platform for the Asia Pacific members to meet, network and discuss topics of common interest to pave the way for member-to-member collaboration. ICCA Asia Pacific Summit 2019 will bring together expert speakers from the global business events and ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter communities on a Journey of Discovery. 

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Malaysia’s MITEC and China’s GICEC Partner

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre and China’s Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center have together signed an exclusive collaborative partnership expected to increase cooperation and foster greater bilateral ties between the two trading nations. The centre-to-centre partnership is thought to be the first between the countries. From CIM News Magazine…

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Malaysia: Some New and Old Incentive Experiences

The Iceberg’s very own Phileas Fogg, Pádraic Gilligan, was recently asked to deliver a workshop about “how Malaysia can build & sell compelling incentive travel experiences”. He took advantage of his time there to explore some new, and also not so new, products and experiences for the global meetings sector. From SoolNua’s Pádraic Gilligan at Padraicino…

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MyCEB Spurs Association Legacy Planning Through Case Studies

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has rolled out several programmes and initiatives to spur legacy planning among local associations hosting international conferences this year and beyond. It is doing so by disseminating case studies of past meetings legacies, including those of the 55th International Congress and Convention Association Congress in 2016 (pictured). From Boardroom…

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MyCEB Welcomes Six New Conference Ambassadors

At a gala evening, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has welcomed six new “Kesatria” into its ambassador programme. The Kesatria are usually association presidents or industry leaders that are chairing major business events in Malaysia. Since 2012 the programme has contributed 123 meeting leads and attracted 188,317 delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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The Malaysian Society of Association Executives Launched

Malaysia now has its own Society of Association Executives, a response to the need for a single body to regulate the sector. The society’s mission is to advance Malaysian associations by offering advocacy, education and advice. Initiated by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, MSAE follows in the footsteps of other national societies around the world. From Boardroom…

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1 March 2018

UFI Asia-Pacific Conference (Open Seminar) 2018, Kuala Lumpur

Over the past 13 editions, this conference has been the most important gathering of Asian exhibition industry leaders. This fast-paced, two day event is geared towards providing industry updates and insights from across the region, combined with quality networking and unique cultural experiences.

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The Iceberg Publishes Third JMIC Case Study

The third of a series of high-level academic case studies investigating meetings legacies has been published on The Iceberg and Business Events World. The report has been prepared as part of the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Case Study Program – see the video below – and adheres to strict academic criteria. It is research-based, includes valid measurable data, and has…

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The Sustainability of the Business Events Industry in Malaysia

Growing its business events sector is part of Malaysia’s strategy to achieve status as a developed nation by 2020. This case study presents the contribution made by the 55th ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress towards developing the business events sector in the country. ICCA’s event engaged political leaders and the local community to raise awareness of the needs…

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