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Malaysia is a compelling business events hub to connect with Asia, strategically positioned between two economic giants - China and India. Backed by its progressive business-friendly and economic policies, the World Bank ranked the country as the 15th most competitive economy in the world for doing business in 2019. The country is also well supported by dedicated convention and exhibition bureaus offering impartial professional services including financial as well as non-financial support to meeting planners and event organisers. A multifaceted nation where English is the lingua franca, complemented with a kaleidoscope of unique experiences - cultural, natural, historical, geographical and gastronomical splendours, Malaysia presents an exceptional, value-for-money destination for staging successful business events.

Tan Mei Phing
Tan Mei Phing

Director - Business Events

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: Malaysia
City: NA

Components

International Airports: 6
Currency: Malaysia Ringgit (MYR)
Number of Convention Centres: 11

Country Overview

Malaysia is a compelling business events hub to connect with Asia, strategically positioned between two economic giants - China and India. Backed by its progressive business-friendly and economic policies, the World Bank ranked the country as the 15th most competitive economy in the world for doing business in 2019. The country is also well supported by dedicated convention and exhibition bureaus offering impartial professional services including financial as well as non-financial support to meeting planners and event organisers. A multifaceted nation where English is the lingua franca, complemented with a kaleidoscope of unique experiences - cultural, natural, historical, geographical and gastronomical splendours, Malaysia presents an exceptional, value-for-money destination for staging successful business events.

CVB Overview

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) provides complimentary support services comprising impartial guidance and support to associations, meeting planners and organisers in planning, promoting and hosting events, selecting local service providers as well as connecting with local ministry officials and industry partners. Financial support is also available. MyCEB works closely with Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Sarawak Convention Bureau, Johor Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Sabah Tourism Board and worldwide Tourism Malaysia offices to maximise support offerings.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Malaysia is a dynamic hub for discovering new and better ways of doing business with its diverse and skilled population. Equipped with R&D centres, innovation agencies and knowledge centres, Malaysia offers seamless end-to-end support for innovation investors, from research development to the commercialisation of innovative products and services.

Significant Convention Centres

Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya/Selangor – Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Putra World Trade Centre, Putrajaya International Convention Centre and Setia City Convention Centre. Langkawi – Langkawi International Convention Centre. Penang – Setia SPICE Convention Centre and Straits Quay Convention Centre. Johor – Persada Johor International Convention Centre. Malaysian Borneo – Borneo Convention Centre Kuching and Sabah International Convention Centre.

Protocol

Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into Malaysia. For more information, visit: www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en

Access

Integrated travel experiences via air, land and sea. A total of 6 international and 16 domestic airports provide scheduled passenger services on commercial airlines seamlessly. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is Malaysia's air travel gateway, with direct flights by over 60 international airlines connecting from more than 100 major cities globally.

Accommodation

From luxurious five-star accommodations to boutique hotels or fully equipped serviced apartments, value-for-money choices are aplenty to suit any type of requirements with most located within close proximity to convention venues.

Pre-Post Convention Tours

Well known for its authentic mix of cultures and cuisines. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient rainforests and idyllic islands are within an hour's flight from Kuala Lumpur.

DMC's/PCO's

1. MCI Management Sdn Bhd 2. AOS Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd 3. Crystal Edge Sdn Bhd 4. Reliance Conventions & Events

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Banking/Finance/Insurance
Construction
Oil/Gas/Electricity/Energy
Technology

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Recent/future
international
conventions

9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Numbers: 25000
Event Date: 2018

Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAiE) 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Numbers: 2500
Event Date: 2019

19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Numbers: 3000
Event Date: 2020