Industry Updates

Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE)
MSAE was officially launched recently in response to the need for a single body to regulate the profession of association executives in Malaysia. Its mission is to advance the stature and professionalism of associations in Malaysia through advocacy, education and advisory services.
Initiated by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), this new association of association executives follows the footsteps of organisations like the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives, the American Society of Association Executives or the European ones.
The idea is for Malaysian association executives to join so they can access cutting-edge insights, exchange ideas, network, express thoughts and debate issues that impact the future growth sustainability of the associations. To be recognised as the leading national society pursuing excellence in association management is also MSAE’s vision.
MSAE is presided over by Dato’ Dr. Zaliha Omar, of the Malaysian Association of Rehabilitation Physicians.
For more information on MSAE, click click here.

Enhanced KL TravelPass
Enhanced KL TravelPassPrasarana Malaysia Bhd and Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) recently unveiled the enhanced KL TravelPass, an integrated transport pass that offers seamless travel on the Klang Valley’s rail network system. Similar to London’s Oyster Card and Hong Kong’s Octopus Card, the KL TravelPass offers airport transfer using the KLIA Ekspres and two days of unlimited rides on Rapid KL rail services, namely the Light Rail Transit (LRT), the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and the KL Monorail. 
The card is priced at RM70 (single trip on the KLIA Ekspres) and RM115 (return trips on the KLIA Ekspres). It can be purchased at KLIA Ekspres ticket counters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and the Departure Hall of KL Sentral station.
The existing (old) KL TravelPass allowed cardholders to travel on the non-stop KLIA Ekspres service from KLIA and klia2 to the city, and continue their journey in the city on all trains and Rapid KL buses for up to RM10 in value. But the enhanced KL TravelPass upgrades this RM10 value to two days of unlimited rides on all Rapid KL LRT, MRT and monorail train lines. The unlimited rides will also be extended to BRT and Rapid KL buses in the near future. 
For more information on the KL TravelPass, click click here.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)

MyCEB has renewed its strategic partnership agreement with national carrier Malaysia Airlines for another year, following a positive collaboration that kicked off in 2016.

The one-year agreement will see both parties collaborate in the area of co-operative sales and marketing to jointly harness on mutually beneficial business opportunities.

The collaboration is geared towards branding and promoting Malaysia as a preferred destination for business events and further upholds the Ministry of Tourism and Culture's target of achieving 36 million in tourist by 2020.

MyCEB also aims to elevate its business tourism offerings through the partnership and it will mark a new milestone in the industry that is hoped to set precedence for other industry experts.

For more information on the strategic partnership agreement, click here.

BE @ Penang 2017
BE @ Penang is taking place on 7 and 8 December 2017 at Setia SPICE Convention Centre. Themed "Be Empowered", BE @ Penang 2017 is the first in a series of education and skill sharing programming by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB).
This year, PCEB has hired one of the best speakers and moderators known in the business events industry, Mr Roy Sheppard. He will also run a key session for C-level executives. In addition, there be workshops on ‘how to bid for a congress’ by Ms Gracie Geckie and ‘how registration and management systems work’ by Mr Rahul Bharadwaj, CMP. 
For more information on BE @ Penang 2017, click here, or to register, click here.

rAWr Awards 2017
The third edition of the rAWr Awards will be taking place on 9 November 2017. This year’s awards will celebrate the prestigious talents, dedication and innovation behind the years of successful venues & events, conventions, exhibitions and incentive travel. Attended by government officials, high-profile business leaders, entrepreneurs, stakeholders, sponsor, partners and media representatives, the rAWr Awards provide an excellent opportunity to network, exchange ideas, increase your impact and celebrate outstanding achievement in the business events industry.
rAWr stands for Recognising Award Winning Results and is a joint initiative between Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS). rAWr Awards made its first mark to recognise the industry players in year 2013. This biennial award presentation is judged by a panel of independent industry experts within the Asian region.
For more information on the rAWr Awards 2017, click here.