Industry Updates

IAPCO EDGE Kuala Lumpur 2017
 
Co-organised by AOS Conventions & Events and MACEOS, IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) EDGE Kuala Lumpur 2017 will be held at the Centre in September in conjunction with the IAPCO Council Meeting 2017. 
 
The programme will focus on conference management and the changing landscape of the industry. In order to maximise learning outcomes and networking opportunities, this seminar is strictly limited in size and allows for maximum interaction with faculty and industry experts.
 
This seminar will provide a unique learning experience for industry players and will allow them to engage directly with some of the world’s leading professional conference organisers. This sharing of knowledge and experience will impact positively to the development and enhancement of Malaysia’s business events industry.
 
For more information on the IAPCO Edge Kuala Lumpur 2017, click here.
Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS)
MACEOS, has created a youth wing as part of its succession planning, and to provide a platform for younger members to network and become more engaged with the association’s happenings.
 
Jason Teh, a MACEOS member since 2013, has been appointed Youth President and is part of a nine-member committee. Teh is the Account director, Exhibitions & Events Marketing Division at Pico International in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Through MACEOS Youth, Teh hopes to attract young talents to join MACEOS to build a larger membership filled with people below the age of 40 for the business events industry.
 
For more information on MACEOS and their other initiatives, click here.
 

The Business Events Council of Malaysia
The Business Events Council of Malaysia has been established as an independent public/private advisory council with the support and sponsorship of the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS).
 
Its primary purpose is to provide oversight and support for the implementation of Malaysia’s Business Events Roadmap, a strategy designed to further the country’s success as a business events destination.
 
The council will work together to garner and organise the industry and government support necessary for Malaysia to achieve its full potential within the global business events market.

ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Malaysia 
ICCA Malaysia has elected Ho Yoke Ping as the ICCA Malaysia Committee’s Chair and Ashwin Gunasekeran as Deputy Chair. Ping is the General Manager, Business Events of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), while Ashwin is the Chief Executive Officer of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB).
 
Among the activities organised by ICCA Malaysia include the Business Events (BE) Future Leaders Day during the Malaysia Business Events Week and Bid Challenge for students, and various government advocacy programmes.
 
In line with ICCA Malaysia’s commitment for industry-wide advocacy, the committee has adopted the Global Meetings Industry Day campaign for 2017. The objective for this initiative is to create awareness on the Business Events industry in Malaysia and to share the power of meetings. 
For more information on ICCA Malaysia, click here. For MyCEB, click here.