Malaysian Associations Form New Business Events Council
During the annual Business Events Forum in Malaysia on 10th October 2018, eight national industry associations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to form the Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) with the overall aim of synergising efforts to advance Malaysia’s competitiveness as a preferred business events destination.
The eight associations which signed the MOU are: the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS); Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA); Malaysian Association of Hotels; Malaysian Society of Association Executives; Malaysia Shopping Mall Association; Malaysia Retailers Association; Arts, Live Festival and Events Association; and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA Malaysia Committee).
Alan Pryor, General Manager at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, currently leads the BECM as the chairman. The new council will act as an independent industry council. It will also be supported by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) as well as the state convention bureaus in Malaysia. Together, these organisations will provide oversight and support for the implementation of Malaysia’s Business Events Road Map 2020.