MyCeb introduces new waves of fortitude at the Malaysia Business Events Week 2023

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Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has organised another successful Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) 2023. Held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (The Centre), the six-day event convened 400 business events practitioners and provided them with insights and knowledge through panel discussions, workshops, training sessions, forums as well as CSR initiatives.

The highlight of MBEW 2023 was the launch of the MyTripleE support programme under MyCEB’s Meet in Malaysia campaign, aimed at attracting regional and international business events to Malaysia while bolstering the domestic market. The programme’s three components, Excel, Elevate, and Enliven, provide financial and non-financial support to enhance the execution of world-class business events and cater to various target market segments that include convention, exhibition, as well as corporate meetings and incentives.

“MyTripleE programme is based on a three-pronged strategy designed to cover three identified target market segments. It covers international market development as part of our ongoing portfolio and further encourages the expansion of local events and meetings to foster the spirit of unity and harmony amongst Malaysians. Additionally, MyTripleE also targets to emphasize on cultural elements and to serve as an enhancement of governmental Business Events,” explained Datuk Hajah Saraya Arbi, Interim Chairman of MyCEB.
She expressed excitement about the programme’s comprehensive coverage and its role in supporting stakeholders by addressing industry challenges. By 2030, business events are expected to attract 5.9 million delegates, contributing to RM42.12 billion in estimated economic impact whilst creating an estimated 25,833 total employment if everything goes according to the plan including budget allocation from government.
Apart from future-proofing topics, MBEW featured signature programmes, including the exclusive business-to-business session ‘BE Exchange’, providing insight on future trends and product innovations. Workshops and sessions by esteemed organisations like Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (MACEOS), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and Simpleview addressed collaboration, association management, generative AI for business events, and training.
With sustainability incorporated in the event, MBEW 2023’s MyCSR initiatives involved collaborations with the National Blood Centre for a blood donation drive and a tree planting activity that involves Tourism Selangor, Kuala Selangor Municipal Council (MPKS), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), MACEOS, and Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB). These activities were fully taken up by event delegates.