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PRESIDENT’S NOTE

Dear Readers,

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t has been an eventful first half of the year for MACEOS and we are definitely on the right road towards bringing the business events industry to a whole new level.

DATO’ VINCENT LIM President, MACEOS

Last month, we had our Annual General Meeting where there was a historical signing of an MOU between SACEOS and MACEOS. The MOU was a collaboration to conduct the Train the Trainer programme that is part of the association’s plan to provide training and education to enhance the skills of the Malaysian business events industry. This programme has received positive feedback from the industry and we hope to have more programmes of this nature to encourage skill upgrading within the industry. I attended the UFI Open Seminar in Hong Kong with 14 of our members and we enjoyed networking and exchanging industry knowledge and ideas with our counterparts across the region. I was honoured to be publically mentioned for being the only delegate to attend each and every seminar for the last ten years without fail. Through that mention there was recognition given to MACEOS and our association bringing our Malaysian business events industry into the spotlight.

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The BE Magazine is now in its third issue and in this issue, the President of AFECA is featured as one of our main stories. Mr Walter Yeh describes Malaysia as one of the most important MICE destinations in ASEAN. Therefore, there is no surprise that Malaysia was picked to host the inaugural AEC+EXPO 2015. MACEOS is very pleased to be a part of this journey that will aim to change the course of the Malaysian Business Events industry for the better. Also in this issue, you can read about the industry dialogue with a focus on exhibitions that I recently chaired to discuss the different challenges faced by members. It proved to be a fruitful platform to hear experiences and issues faced in the industry and MACEOS will make a concerted effort to address and iron out issues faced with the relevant parties. Once again, like to thank the editorial team for a job well done. I would also like to thank all the advertisers and members who have been supporting this publication from the start. The success of this magazine could not have been achieved without your continued encouragement and support. Here’s to the onward success of the Malaysian business events industry! Happy Reading!


CONTENTS PRESIDENT’S NOTE

2015 AFECA AGM

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

MyCEB: Kesatria 1Malaysia Programme

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10th UFI Open Seminar

MACEOS Trainers Take Up The Challenge

Industry Round Table: The Challenges of the Business Events Industry

Exhibition professionals speak up

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FEATURE Getting to Know AFECA

A chat with Walter Yeh, President, AFECA

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Breathing Life Into Waste Materials

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The Much Anticipated AEC+EXPO

Welcome to our new members!

Strategic Acquisitions in the Asian Region

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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2015 MACEOS AGM & NETWORKING

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- CIS Network - Messe Frankfurt - MECC - PICC - R.E Roges - SP Setia MACEOS Calendar of Events

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Mandarin Oriental, KL, An Exquisite Choice

The Members of MACEOS

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Frank Stocek, General Manager

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE President

DATO’ VINCENT LIM

C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd (vincent@maceos.com.my)

Vice President ALUN JONES

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd (alun@maceos.com.my)

Secretary

CHRIS SMITH

R E Rogers (M) Sdn Bhd (chris@maceos.com.my)

Treasurer

FRANCIS TEO

S. P Setia Property Services Sdn Bhd (francis@maceos.com.my)

Committee Members ALICE LEM

K L Convention Centre (alice@maceos.com.my) MELVIN SHU

Smart Reg System Sdn Bhd (melvin@maceos.com.my) PETER TEH

Pico International (M) Sdn Bhd (peter@maceos.com.my) MOHD SHUKRI

Shapers Malaysia (shukri@maceos.com.my) W Y CHEONG

ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd (cheong@maceos.com.my) KENNETH FONG

Messe Worldwide Sdn Bhd (kenneth@maceos.com.my)

CEO

AMOS WONG

Editor

ALEYANN MATTHEWS

Designer DENISE LEE

MACEOS Secretariat

Level 3, East Wing, Menara Matrade Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Off Jalan Duta 50480 Kuala Lumpur H/P no. 012-4823552 Fax: 03-62037034 Email Address: secretariat@maceos.com.my

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he last few months since issue two of BE Magazine have been a busy time for all of us in MACEOS. The education committee has been making real progress on the targets set in May, 2014. Already the trainers for the Train the Trainer programme have been through the necessary training to allow them to deliver the Professional Exhibition Management (PEM) and the Professional Conference Management (PCM) which we plan to start rolling out later this year. Thanks to Kenneth Fong the Chairman of the Education Committee for making this a reality, at last. Moreover, the education committee has also finalised the template for the NOSS course in Exhibition Management with JPK and so things are really moving along. This month’s edition also gives a platform for some of the key exhibition organisers in Malaysia to voice out their concerns for the industry moving forward, you can read what they have to say on page 14. Clearly, engagement with the Government via our key partner The Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB) is a common thread within this dialogue and MACEOS will of course take this on board and continue to work hand in hand with MYCEB for the betterment of the Business Events industry in general. Later this year Malaysia will be proud to play host to the inaugural ACE+ Exhibition and Conference which will run at KLCC from 11-13 November. Jointly organised by The Asian Federation Of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) and MACEOS, this inaugural exhibition and

conference will be a unique opportunity for the ASEAN business events community to network, form strategic partnerships against the backdrop of Malaysia being in the AEC chair for 2015. In conjunction with AEC+EXPO, The Malaysian RAWR awards will be back for its second edition and also the AFECA awards dinner. MACEOS also plan to debut the PEM course during that week so those few days in November are going to be action packed for the Business Events industry! We would also like to introduce in the third issue of BE magazine a feature on our new members. As you know, our mandate is to continue to grow the membership in our association and so this special feature, which will now become a regular feature in our quarterly magazine, aims to highlight the new additions to the MACEOS family. So I hope you enjoy the read and Selamat Hari Raya to you all.

ALUN JONES Vice President, MACEOS

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FEATURE

Getting to know AFECA A chat with Walter Yeh, President , The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA).

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he Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations, AFECA was officially registered with the Singapore Registry of Societies on 25 January 2005. Prior to its registration, an assembly meeting was held in Singapore on 21 September 2004. The assembly was attended by association representatives from China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. Today, the association is headed by Walter Yeh from TAITRA, Taiwan. He spearheads the association while staying true to AFECA’s long term vision to be a strategic partner in the creation of a world federation representing the exhibition and convention industry in Asia. Walter Teh sits down with BE Magazine to outline how AFECA plans to act as a vehicle to shape the destiny of the business events industry in Asia.

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Can you share with the BE Magazine readers some history of AFECA and what do you consider its primary role in the MICE industry? The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) was established in Singapore in 2005, with a mission to promote and enhance the MICE industry in Asia. AFECA is currently the leading MICE association in Asia and with access to other global MICE associations, AFECA is the gateway for Asia to reach out to the rest of the world. How has AFECA changed and evolved over the last ten years? From its establishment in 2005, AFECA had a total of seven founding members, covering East and Southeast Asia. Over the past decade, we have expanded to over 120 members in 17 nations/ regions over all of Asia. Our membership


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The MACEOS committee welcoming members.

2015 MACEOS AGM AND AN EVENING OF NETWORKING

Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers(MACEOS) members came together on 7 May 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to recognise moving forward to an even more fruitful and eventful 2015.

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n 7 May 2015, MACEOS members attended their Annual General Meeting in full force. The committee led by President Dato’ Vincent Lim and Vice President Alun Jones welcomed members and thanked them for their support throughout the year. Dato’ Vincent was also quick to add the association had reached greater heights thanks to the dedicated committee as well as the continued support from all members who are passionate about making the Malaysian business events industry stronger and better. Lastly, he introduced the newly appointed CEO of

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MACEOS, Amos Wong to the members. The treasury report was presented by the treasurer Francis Teo and members who attended were able address any questions they had. However, the most significant moment during the AGM was the signing of the MOU between the Singaporean Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) and MACEOS for selected members to be professional trainers delivering the Professional Exhibition Management (PEM) and Professional Conference Management (PCM) to

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“The association had reached greater heights thanks to the dedicated committee as well as the continued support from all members”


FEATURE the industry. These programmes were developed by SACEOS and has proved to successfully upskill the business events industry in Singapore. The MOU was signed by Chairman of the MACEOS Education Committee, Kenneth Fong and Chairman of SASEOS Education and Professional Development, Ong Wee Min. The historic moment was witnessed by President Dato’ Vincent Lim and CEO of MyCEB, Datuk Zulkefli Abd Sharif. MACEOS is committed to walking the talk by taking the lead in raising proficiency levels and providing affordable and credible training to ensure that standards in this country continue to rise.

Certification presentation for Train the Trainer : Amos Wong and Datuk Zulkefli

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After the AGM, members stayed back to enjoy an evening of cocktails and canapĂŠs with industry friends while enjoying the sun set over the Petronas Twin Towers.


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Mandarin Oriental, KUALA LUMPUR, AN EXQUISITE CHOICE

Offering a prestigious business events location in the heart of the capital, BE Magazine speaks to Frank Stocek, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental.

“We are committed to making a difference every day, continually getting better to keep us the best.” -The Mandarin Oriental Mission Statement

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perating at the highest possible standards is the only way General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, Frank Stocek knows how to function. Staying true to Mandarin Oriental’s guiding standards, Stocek has been living and breathing the hotel industry for over 31 years now. “You could say I was born into the industry. We had a family restaurant in Canada for many years and I learnt the ropes there.” Although born in Austria, Stocek spent most of his growing up years in Canada. He joined the Mandarin Oriental Group in 1983 and the rest, as they say is history. “Since then, I have lived and worked in

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Jakarta, Hong Kong, Surabaya, Macau, Bermuda and Kuala Lumpur.” When asked what was so special about the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, the General Manager of three years smiled and gestured towards the magnificent view of the Petronas Twin Towers and the city down below. “You can’t do better than this,” says Stocek. Indeed, guests can enjoy a front row seat of the magnificent towers from the club lounge as well as from the guest rooms. However, above all, it is the exquisite service that the brand is based on that makes this hotel stand out above their competition.

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FEATURE Business Events at Mandarin Oriental “Business events make up 15%-20% of our business,” explains Stocek. He also describes Mandarin Oriental as a purpose-built building accommodating 3500 square meters of space to hold various functions, conferences and exhibitions. “Our banqueting centre is fully capable of handling a large number of guests at any one point and our F&B quality is never compromised even with the large numbers.” Events contribute to 40% of the hotel’s F&B revenue, thus the hotel has a keen focus on its F&B outlets and catering services. “Not only are the business events facilities we offer at par with the best, you can be rest assured you will be served a cuisine prepared by our award winning F&B crew.

distinct features is the large loading bay and lift that connects directly to our ballroom.

Stocek explains that Mandarin Oriental prides itself with the fact that they are efficient, modern and able to cope with any request offering unmatched business services. “We definitely offer the most distinctive meeting address in the capital,” he confirms. Apart from its strategic and commanding location, the venue offers logistics and service at its best. “One of the most convenient and

Malaysia, A Business Events Destination Political stability, ease of communication, wide internet connectivity, safety, cultural diversity, abundant tourist attractions and friendly people are only some of the various reasons that Malaysia is fast becoming a business events hub in the region.

The hotel has played host to various Royal functions, exhibitions and conferences. “We have miles of red carpet and our team are well versed in Royalty protocol.” Stocek is quick to admit that the business events success of the hotel is very much dependent on their dedicated team. “Our have proven themselves time and time again and they are passionate about the brand and what we stand for,” admits Stocek. “When you choose Mandarin Oriental to hold your business events, you can rest assured that every detail will be taken care of from start to finish.”

“Malaysia has so much to offer as a business events hub.” Stocek feels that Malaysia should be proud of themselves and should embrace the role as a leader in business events here in the region in line with its competitors like Thailand and Singapore. That said, he agrees that there is always room for improvement, for example the availability of more space for business events. He also expresses his concern over some of the off-site locations that are in need of refurbishment. “Some of the areas of improvement include upgrading off-site historical and cultural locations.” explains Stocek. “I hope the relevant parties will restore locations that make Kuala Lumpur such a special location.” Receiving constant rave reviews on Tripadvisor, Mandarin Oriental is most definitely an icon in Kuala Lumpur. It is therefore no surprise that the hotel and the brand is a popular choice for business events and more, never ceasing to satisfy anyone that walk through their doors.

“We definitely offer

the most distinctive meeting address in the capital.”

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FEATURE

Industry Round Table: THE CHALLENGES OF THE BUSINESS EVENTS INDUSTRY

On 7 May 2015, an industry dialogue with a focus on exhibition professionals of the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) was held to create a platform of healthy discussion on industry challenges.

MACEOS members at the luncheon. (Seated from left to right): Dato’ Mohd Shukri Abdullah, Dato’ Albert Lai, Dato’ Vincent Lim, Aleyann Matthews (Editor, BE Magazine), WY Cheong and Jonathan Kan. (Standing from left to right): Belle Yam and Amos Wong

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thriving industry, with a huge potential for further growth, the business events industry is a keen contributor to the Malaysian GDP. Chaired by the President of MACEOS, Dato’ Vincent Lim and held at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, the industry round table dialogue proved to be a productive platform to exchange ideas as well as concerns between exhibition organisers’ industry leaders. The Malaysian Business Events industry is not without its challenges and those who know this best are the industry professionals themselves. During the first industry dialogue initiated by MACEOS, various challenges were addressed and there were interesting debates and

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discussions that ensued during the course of the dialogue. Members who were part of the dialogue included President Dato’ Vincent Lim from C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, Immediate Past President Jonathan Kan from Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Mohd Shukri Addullah from Sharpers Malaysia, Belle Yam from Kaizer Exhibition Organiser, Dato’ Albert Lai from Trade Link ITE, WY Cheong from ECMI ITE ASIA Sdn Bhd and Amos Wong, CEO of MACEOS. Industry Support Members that were present all agreed that MyCEB has played a significant role in elevating the business events industry by winning more bids and by introducing

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“The processes

need to be ironed out so that friction between foreign and local organisers can be avoided.” – WY Cheong


FEATURE

The much anticipated AEC + EXPO 2015 For the first time ever, Malaysia will be hosting the Asian Economic Community Expo (AEC Expo) from 11-13 November at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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hemed, Innovations - The Way Forward, this highly anticipated expo will be the first trade initiative by way of exhibition to integrate the public and private sectors within the region and globally to form strategic partnerships between businesses to contribute to the development of the ASEAN economy and to accelerate opportunities available. Malaysia is identified as the ideal host of the inaugural installation of AEC Expo, taking into consideration its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia as well as ease of communication and doing business. Apart from Malaysia being the Chairman of AEC 2015 and the host of The ASEAN Summit for 2015, The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has been identified as the local organiser as an affiliate member of AFECA as well as the local leading exhibition industry association. MACEOS is delighted to be the official organiser of the expo in Malaysia and hopes that all industries concerned will come out to support the event in full force. According to Jonathan Kan from Fairs and Events Management, this expo is an important turning point for Malaysia, helping local

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industries to update, improve and create strategic alliances to expand their business horizon. Fairs and Events Management is also an active member of MACEOS. “It will be the first time we will host this type of gathering and local industries will be exposed to leading professionals who will be present to give talks and exchange ideas.” Kan also explains that the three day expo will include simultaneous events that will end with the coveted RawR Awards. Part of the activities lined up also include, AEC + Forum, Inter universities competition – 60 universities from Asia, Golf Tournament – The AFECA Cup and Hosted Buyer Business Matching. There is no doubt that the expo is a golden opportunity for the local MICE industry to secure more foreign buyers. The expo is jointly organised by Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations and (AFECA) and the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB). The expo will be managed by Fairs and Events Management.

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“It will be the first time

we will host this type of gathering and local industries will be exposed to leading professionals who will be present to give talks and exchange ideas.”


FEATURE Strategic Acquisitions In the Asian Region by Steve Monnington, Mayfield Media Strategies, UK

The level of M&A activity over the last few months involving Private Equity firms is unprecedented. Since my last column there have been more PE backed deals and we wonder who will be next…

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irstly, we have the sale of UK based CloserStill Media to Inflexion Private Equity in a deal valued at £127 Million which represented a multiple of 18x 2014 Earnings before Interest and Tax – the highest multiple paid for any exhibition business in recent year. The sale process, with DC Advisory and Mayfield Media as co-advisors, was very competitive. CloserStill, focusing on content-driven Healthcare and Technology events, is one

of the biggest recent success stories in the UK exhibition market and has seen the company expand into France, Germany and Asia through both event replication and acquisition.

next couple of years as the fastest way to add portfolio value and this will add to the general M&A momentum, which is currently surging both in terms of the number of deals and the multiples being paid.

We will also have another new entrant into the world of exhibitions as Charterhouse Private Equity Partners move into exclusivity for the acquisition of a 50% stake in leading French exhibitions group, Comexposium. Their co-owner, commercial property investment company Unibail Radamco will exit, leaving the French Chamber of Commerce as the 50% partner in a deal that values Comexposium at 550 Million Euros.

Each organisation will have a different strategy. Comexposium will be focusing on developing business outside France initially in markets where they already have established business such as China but also a number of new markets in South East Asia. CloserStill Media are specifically focused on healthcare (linked to Continuing Professional Development requirements) and technology and their acquisitions will reflect this.

Given that the common premise of all Private Equity firms is investment, growth and then exit, it is self evident that we will see a lot of acquisition activity over the

In recent months M&A activity has been focused primarily on the UK and USA but I expect Asia to feature more in coming months.

Recent Acquisitions and Partnerships

Inflexion Private Equity

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Sector

CloserStill Media

UK

Healthcare/Tech

Internet Retailing Media

UK

Retail Technology

Informa

Designjunction

UK

Design

CloserStill Media

Therapy Expo

UK

Healthcare

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Timber Expo

UK

Construction

Aid Ex Comexposium INET Interactive

UK

Aid Agencies

France USA

Mixed Portfolio Technology

Healthcare Design Expo

USA

Healthcare

Pizza Expo

USA USA/Other

Technology

Clarion Events

Montgomery Charterhouse Private Equity Penton Media Emerald Emerald Comexposium

Mobile Media Summit

Deutsche Messe

CanSia

Reed

CFTC

UBM UBM ITE

Canada China

Printing Industry Expo Beauty Expo Palm & Musician Expo

ITE/Messe Frankfurt

Comtrans/Autotrans

ITE

Africa Oil Week

Food Solar Energy Strategic P’ship

China Malaysia India

Digital Printing Beauty Entertainment Tech

Russia

Transport

South Africa

Energy

Artexis Easy Fairs

Dry Bulk

Artexis Easy Fairs

Pack&Move Basel

Switzerland

Transport & Logistics

Artexis Easy Fairs

Maghreb Pharma

Algeria

Pharma Medical

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ThinkGP

Holland

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Transport & Logistics


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The Annual General Meeting of the ASIAN FEDERATION OF EXHIBITION & CONVENTION ASSOCIATIONS (AFECA)

MACEOS were well represented at the recently held AFECA AGM which took place in Seoul on 29 April 2015.

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ed by President of MACEOS, Dato’ Vincent Lim was accompanied by our CEO, Mr. Amos Wong and Immediate Past President Mr. Jonathan Kam in Seoul for AFECA’S AGM 2015. The 10th AFECA AGM saw changes in the office bearers which are as follows: President: Mr. Walter Yeh, Taiwan Exhibition & Convention Association (TECA), Taiwan Immediate Past President: Mr. Edward Liu, Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS), Singapore 1st Vice President: Mr. Muhammad Reza Abdullah, Indonesian Congress & Convention Association (INCCA), Indonesia

2nd Vice President: Mr. Chen Xian Jin, Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association (SCEIA), China 3rd Vice President: Mr. Yoshichika Terasawa, Japan Exhibition Association (JEXA), Japan Secretary General: Marisa D. Nellana, (unchanged), Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers Inc (PACEOS), Philippines Asst. Secretary General: Ms. Roslind Ng, Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), Singapore Honorary Treasurer: Mr. Kim Hyung-Bo, COEX, Korea Asst. Honorary Treasurer: Ms. Marina Yuan Yun-Hwa, Kaohsiung Global MICE Association (KGMA), Taiwan | Business Events Malaysia |

Find out who else is on the committee at www.afeca.net

MACEOS President Vincent Lim formally accepted the mandate to organise the AEC+ Expo which is now scheduled to take place from 11-13 November 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. There was a lively debate on the challenges ahead with the short time line and the president of AFECA, Mr. Walter Yeh said AFECA and their members fully appreciated the efforts of MACEOS and gave assurances that AFECA are fully supportive in ensuring that this event is implemented successfully.

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MYCEB FEATURE

Kesatria 1Malaysia Programme – CHAMPIONS FOR MALAYSIA’S BUSINESS EVENTS INDUSTRY

Initiated and launched in 2012 by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the Kesatria 1Malaysia Programme (Kesatria Malaysia) is modelled on the best of similar ventures operating internationally.

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esatria Malaysia’s driving force consists of industry leaders and presidents or past presidents of national associations from key industry sectors who are tasked with attracting global association meetings and conferences to Malaysia. These appointed ambassadors’ leading roles are to promote the benefits of hosting and/or inaugurating international conventions to their industry peers and colleagues. They also volunteer to assist in identifying and encouraging other potential local hosts to bid for and stage international conventions. Going by the belief of promoting success, stimulating growth, and generating

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wealth for the industry and the nation, the programme also aims to provide Kesatria ambassadors a platform to discover new, dynamic and productive opportunities to develop their respective fields. Catalysts for Success Through the Kesatria Malaysia, MyCEB has generated 80 business events’ leads to date with potential to bring in an estimated 147,421 delegates and contribute an estimated RM 1.6 billion in economic impact. Of these, 40% of bids were won and supported with 32 events secured until 2020, amounting to approximately 58,600 delegates and generating an estimated RM 575 million in economic impact for the country.

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“We celebrate the

contributions of our distinguished Kesatria ambassadors in securing international association conferences.” Datuk Zulkefli Haji Sharif, CEO, MyCEB


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A Gathering of Industry Leaders THE 10TH UFI OPEN SEMINAR, HONG KONG

MACEOS was represented by 15 delegates at the recent 10th UFI Open Seminar as part of the record turnout of over 300 Asian exhibition industry leaders.

The Malaysian Delegation: MACEOS delegation pictured here with MyCEB CEO, Datuk Zulkefli Hj Sharif and Ms Winnee Lim at UFI Open Seminar in Asia 2015.

“The MACEOS

delegation received a very special mention when President Dato’ Vincent Lim was publically honoured for being the only delegate to attend all 10 UFI Open seminars for the last 10 years.”

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ore than 300 delegates from 21 countries and territories gathered in Hong Kong for Asia’s most important event serving exhibition industry professionals. This year, the seminar returned to Hong Kong which also hosted the inaugural edition in 2006. The seminar was co-hosted by both the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) and Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and it was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

proved a strong representation of the Malaysian event serving exhibition professionals. The 15 members that were part of the entourage included Amos Wong, Stacy Ng, Linda Leoni, Mohd Shukri Abdullah, Peter Teh, Francis Teo, Alice Lem, Tiffany Chung, Cindy Chee, Lim Ee Huang and Lim Tuck Wang. The MACEOS delegation received a very special mention when President Dato’ Vincent Lim was publically honoured for being the only delegate to attend all 10 UFI Open seminars for the last 10 years.

The MACEOS delegation led by MACEOS President Dato’ Vincent Lim,

Speakers at this year’s seminar included an impressive number of industry

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Maceos trainers Take Up The Challenge

In a bid to upskill the business events industry, select MACEOS members have taken on the role of being professional trainers delivering the Professional Exhibition Management (PEM) and Professional Conference Management (PCM) to the industry

Presenting the first 12 trainers

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n line with the MACEOS education blueprint a group of like- minded volunteers from both the conference and exhibition industries have put themselves forward to take up the challenge of delivering the Professional Exhibition Management (PEM) and Professional Conference Management (PCM) to the Malaysian industry. These courses that were developed painstakingly by their sister association in Singapore, the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers

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and Suppliers(SACEOS) will now be adapted for the Malaysian industry and rolled out later this year. Kenneth Fong, Chairman of the MACEOS Education Committee explains, “It has been one of our primary objectives since the new executive committee took up office in May 2014. As the voice of the industry we must take the lead in raising proficiency levels and providing affordable and credible training to ensure that standards in this country continue to rise so that we can meet the challenges

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head on. These courses, in the past, have been outsourced to and run by SACEOS but it was always in our mind to take the necessary investment in time and training to be able to run them ourselves.” “At the moment there is nothing much in the market available in terms of professional exhibition management and professional conference management and this is the primary motivation behind this MACEOS drive. Hence it is vital for us that we can offer these credible training options to people entering into


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Breathing Life into WASTE MATERIALS

PICO International Sdn Bhd works with MACEOS in an initiative to recycle waste materials from exhibitions and events. Eric Ho, Director, PICO International (M) Sdn Bhd

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onventions, exhibitions and expositions have always drawn the interest of Malaysians at large, with attractive posters, booths, stands, banners and all other imaginable ways of advertising one’s products or services. In fact, these paraphernalia are must haves and are the lifeline of these events. But what happens to them when the ‘party’ is over? Disposed, stacked up somewhere or just destroyed – a total waste of good money spent producing them. Realising the great potential of recycling these items for the common good of society and to fuel a healthy community and environment, the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) stepped into the picture to work their magic on these discarded items. Established in 1990, MACEOS was formed with the objective of developing

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and raising the standards within the MICE industry nationwide. Since then, MACEOS has grown steadily to include a membership of over 60 companies, comprising exhibition organisers, conference organisers, suppliers, freight forwarders and contractors, among others. In line with its objectives, MACEOS has organised various initiatives to train, nurture and spur the MICE industry. However, realising the enormous quantities of waste accumulated from events, MACEOS has initiated an innovative green initiative in collaboration with a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) called Biji Biji. Identified as an excellent initiative to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) amongst MICE organisers and exhibitors, MACEOS, together with PICO International (M) Sdn Bhd, is spearheading the collection of waste

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“The exhibition industry

is one of the highest waste producers, therefore, we feel that it is time for us to address this issue and make a commitment towards sustainable initiatives.”


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

HOMEDEC The Leading Source For INSPIRATION AND IDEAS FOR THE HOME

AWARD WINNING EXHIBITION rAWr ‘13 AWARD • Best Consumer Exhibition • Industry Recognition

Taking Businesses Across the Nation and the Region

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or over 12 years, HOMEDEC is regarded as the leading source of inspiration and ideas for homeowners seeking guidance in home renovation, refurbishment and redecoration. Today, not only is HOMEDEC held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, but also in major cities like Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. The huge demand from exhibitors and homeowners alike has led to the exhibition being staged twice a year in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kota Kinabalu.

a trusted, recognised exhibition among homeowners and design professionals alike. It is the best platform for professionals and brands to connect directly within the domestic markets, and is also an ideal gateway for foreign brands entering the vibrant AEC region.

In 2015, HOMEDEC has expanded to the bustling, populous Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Surabaya.

Many Malaysian brands have credited HOMEDEC for their growth and successful market penetration. HOMEDEC is more than an exhibition, but offers a wide variety of talks featuring design experts and also business events such as forums, meetings and networking opportunities, which foster a close community with lively exchanges of ideas and opportunities.

The move marks a major step in plans to enable Malaysian companies and brands to seize the massive opportunities available in the region, particularly with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The AEC comprises 10 Southeast Asian nations with a singular goal of transforming this vibrant region into a single market and production base to provide a competitive advantage for emerging economies. With a name synonymous with home and interior design covering all segments, HOMEDEC has become

To spur creativity and continuous improvement for the industry and thousands of their loyal exhibitors, HOMEDEC gives out a series of recognitions. One of it is the HOMEDEC Awards which was initiated to recognise outstanding homegrown designers and is now known as the REKA Awards. Another is the PAM-HOMEDEC Award for Residential Renovations, in partnership with Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia –PAM), to recognise the works of young architects and emerging architectural firms.

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Messe Frankfurt organises bigger AND BETTER AUTOMECHANIKA Biggest ever Automechanika Kuala Lumpur held from 19-21 March sets records with jump in exhibitor and visitor attendance.

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utomechanika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry targeting trade visitors from ASEAN, attracted a record number of exhibitors and visitors when it was held 19 – 21 March 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and co-organised by Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and strongly supported by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). The additional support provided by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)’s promotional and related services together with various other local and overseas industry associations also contributed to the success of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2015. Opening the biennial show was YB Datuk Ir HJ Hamim bin Samuri, Deputy Minister of the Malaysia Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), who said: “Automechanika Kuala Lumpur provides an excellent platform to help educate and inform industry practitioners, as well as attendees about the latest in technology and public offering. The implementation of NAP 2014 last year was designed to further transform the Malaysian automotive sector as the nation’s engine for economic growth. The automotive sector is expected to contribute even more towards the national GDP with a target set at 10 percent by 2020.” Reflecting that strength of the Malaysian automotive industry, 2015 produced the

largest Automechanika Kuala Lumpur to date and attracted 243 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions – an increase of 28 percent from 2013 – who presented their latest products and technologies in 7,465 sqm of exhibition space. The show expanded to four halls, an increase of 49 percent. Overseas exhibitors equalled 71 percent and were from the countries and regions of Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the USA. There were new exhibitors from Bulgaria, Poland and Spain. Part of the European Pavilion, Polish automotive refinishing and vehicle waxing exhibitor Troton Sp. z o.o. was very pleased to make its debut at the show. Ms Katarzyna Najda-Bartczak, Coordinator of Foreign Markets Development said: “We’ve gotten really huge support with being a part of the EU pavilion. Visitors have been really interested in us and we have meetings all the time with clients. This has been a successful experience and we will come back in the next edition.” First-time American exhibitor California Scents, was showcasing its automotive air fresheners and looking for a local distributor for their products. Mr Dave Slingsby, the Executive Vice President, was optimistic about the show and the market and said: “The organisation of this show was great and visitors I | Business Events Malaysia |

met are decision makers. Kuala Lumpur is absolutely the ideal spot. Malaysia’s economy is one of the most competitive in Asia as it is growing and the currency is stable. We know the market is right for our brand. Once we find the right distributor it will grow quickly and we’re confident about it.” Visitors numbered 5,440 with a 25 percent increase from 2013. Among the 65 visiting countries and regions, the top 10 visiting countries excluding Malaysia were: Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. The next edition of the show will be held in March 2017. More details about Automechanika Kuala Lumpur can be obtained by visiting www.automechanikakl.com or by emailing autoasia@ hongkong.messefrankfurt.com. Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €550* million in sales and employing more than 2,200* people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 120* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at www.messefrankfurt.com.

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June 2015 marks a year of BUSINESS SUCCESS FOR MECC! Read about how MECC has doubled their number of exhibitions since July 2014.

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une 2015 marks a milestone in CAC’s management of MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC). It is an achievement of sorts for the centre, with a 30% increase in exhibition and events compared to previous years. The number of exhibitions organised here at the Centre since July 2014 has doubled in amount compared to previous years. According to Nor Azmi Sulong, CEO of MECC-CAC the Centre’s excellent performance is attributed to their commitment to provide their best service to a diverse range of clients. MECC essentially caters more government base events but CAC has strived to bring in more corporate clients and in turn a larger consumer audience. Other than the annual returning exhibitions at the centre, new events brought to MECC includes Vendeur Festival, a consumer exhibition of online lifestyle products; PERDASAMA’s Exhibition and Congress on Malay Heritage; Asia Flood

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Control Expo & Conference and the Kuala Lumpur International Aerospace Business Convention 2015. In May this year, MECC hosted 2 new trade shows, namely Café Malaysia 2015 and the PSKLM International Expressway Convention and Exhibition (PIECE) 2015. Café Malaysia exhibition saw over 8,000 visitors and holds one of the largest gathering of coffee industry players in South East Asia. PIECE2015 is a convention and exhibition for personnel and bodies involve in the management and operations of Expressways in the country. For the coming year ahead, the Centre will leverage on the knowledge and experience gain through the year in venue management and continue their efforts to secure more shows and reach a larger consumer audience for the centre’s clients. Plans are also in place to intensify their marketing efforts to attract more events to be organised there and make their Centre known to both local and international arena.


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Putrajaya International Convention Centre OFFERING A VARIETY OF VENUES IN ONE PLACE

Offering more than conventional convention facilities, PICC is a premier meeting and convention destination.

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irst in exclusivity. First in the number and variety of its venues. First in access and connectivity. First in green practices. As important as all those are, PICC has one further come to fulfillment: the world’s first Intelligent Garden City, Putrajaya. A carefully planned, hightech centre for government, business, education and R&D, set in an oasis of green parks, lakes and wetlands. A MEETING, CULTURAL AND AESTHETIC LANDMARK PICC rises majestically from the top of Putrajaya’s highest point, and amidst a prestigious enclave of residential neighbourhoods and waterfront developments. It is both an iconic landmark that overlooks Malaysia’s seat of government and one that incorporates a modern, spacious and incredibly versatile design. Yet it also embodies a further, cultural dimension. Its most imposing architectural feature is the roof, designed to resemble a pending perak, the ornate handcrafted silver regalia worn on ceremonial occasions by the sultans of Malaysia and representing power and authority. The main halls are set in the “eye” of the pending. GREEN VIEWS, GREEN PRACTICES PICC combines environmental sensitivity and sustainability with award-winning best green design practices. The building has

been configured so as to maximise energy efficiency and minimise direct sunlight. It has in-place energy management system which has garnered it “100% ECO-FRIENDLY”, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Award from ASEAN. The floor plan includes two self-contained, open-air rainforest “gardens” that can be accessed for closer viewing, relaxation and contemplation. PICC also affords a venue abundant in landscaped parks, lakes, wetlands and scenic vistas. All in all, PICC offers fertile ground for your next corporate event. MALAYSIA’S WORLD-CLASS PICK PICC comprises 49 discrete venues with an impressive 1.3 million square feet of usable space of usable space on nine levels of conference space : Plenary Hall, Perdana Hall (Banquet), Head of States Hall, 2 Multipurpose Halls, 10 Conference Halls, 4 Meeting Rooms, Exhibition Booths for 500 ( 3x3 sqm booth), 3 Viewing Deck and 14 Suites. With state-of-the-art facilities : Wireless LAN, wireless simultaneous interpretation system, video conferencing, provision for television broadcast and coverage, holographic rear projection system, video and billboard messaging, facilities and event management; and audio/video tieins with live telecast option. PICC CEO’s, Badlishah Ahmad, said key international target markets are regional markets, Europe | Business Events Malaysia |

and the US. PICC will join the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) in its overseas tradeshow participation. “We can comfortably accommodate mega events of up to 8,000 delegates. Other facilities at PICC are a Plenary Hall for 2,800 delegates, a Banquet Hall for 2,500 people, two multifunction halls, 10 conference rooms and a VVIP Lounge”. For more information, please visit www. picc.com.my and follow us on www. facebook.com/piccmalaysia and Instagram & Twitter @piccmalaysia. For enquiries please send an email to enquiry@picc.com.my .

PICC’s Achievements  Winner, International Quality Crown Award London 2014 in the Gold Category  Winner, BestBrands in Services – Convention Centre by Asia Pacific Brand Foundation (APBF) in the BrandLaureate Awards 2013-2014  Winner, Best Congress & Convention Centre, ASIA by Business Destinations in the Travel Awards 2012  1st Runner-up in the 8th Asean Energy Efficient Building 2007 for Best Practices Competition – New & Existing Category by ASEAN 33 |


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New look, GREATER HEIGHTS

A recent corporate rebranding by the leader in exhibition logistics, R.E Rogers (M) Sdn Bhd, is another step towards elevating the company to even greater heights and levels of customer satisfaction. Chris Smith, Group CEO, Rogers Asia

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.E Rogers has since 1981, proven consistently that they are the leader in exhibition logistics in the region. To capitalise on their achievements, which includes being awarded Site Agent Winner by IELA and a combined experience of well over a 100 years in exhibition logistics, transportation and shipping solutions, have introduced a refreshed logo and a new website to represent the current brand philosophy and future vision of the company. “We wanted a fresh look and modern feel to represent what we are as a company and as an alliance in South East Asia. Our vast experience in the exhibition logistics industry coupled with our enthusiastic and positive outlook in the business, is well represented in our new branding,” says Chris Smith, Group CEO of Rogers Asia. For more information, please visit R.E Rogers’ new website at: www.rogersasia.com

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Setia City Convention Centre IS ALL SET TO MEET MARKET DEMANDS

The business events industry can look forward to more space that will be available soon at the Centre in Setia Alam.

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estled within the 240-acre green commercial hub of Setia City in the heart of Shah Alam, lies Setia City Convention Centre (the Centre). Modern, slick, elegant and absolutely striking in architecture and interior, the Centre has plenty to offer. After being in the market for almost 3 years since its operation in November 2012, the Centre has become a popular venue; hosting events such as weddings, corporate banquet, product launches, exhibitions and outdoor events. The Centre has been receiving numerous enquiries on events which require a spacious venue to accommodate their guests that are growing on a yearly basis. Particularly, with the current merger of companies such as the financial industry which requires a bigger venue to house their employee’s events.

Besides the merger of companies, trending now, more people these days are joining multi-level marketing companies to supplement their income. These companies that enquire with the Centre are requesting for bigger venues for their ever expanding members.

cater to all types of MICE events. In addition to this, the car park at the Centre will increase up to 2,000 parking lots dedicated solely for event participants. Besides the parking lots at the Centre, Setia City Mall that is adjacent has additional parking lots of 2,400 for a bigger capacity event.

More Space, More Opportunities Due to this market trends, the management of S P Setia Berhad has decided to build an extension of the Centre which will be connected via a covered walkway. The new 6000sqm² hall is a column less hall with a height of 8m to 15m and it is also divisible into 2 halls enabling organisers to create a different form of space to house their events.

The brand new hall will encompass individual drop-off areas, VIP holding rooms, registration counter, organisers office for each hall and 3 meeting rooms. The hall would be able to accommodate up to 350 booths for exhibitions, 4,000 people in banquet style seating and up to 7,500 people in theatre style arrangement.

The extension of the Centre is designed to be flexible, functional and facilitate free-flowing traffic to

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Construction is expected to commence 3rd quarter of 2015 and to be completed by the last quarter of 2016. Booking for events at the new hall will open at the last quarter of this year.

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MACEOS Event Listing – July 2015 – June 2016

# July

3–5

PC Expo / Consumer / www.facebook.com/pcexpo Persada Johor International Convention Centre/ Organised by PC Expo Sdn Bhd Contact – Jeslynn Wong / jeslynnwong@eventmasters.com.my

6–9 Cosmobeaute Asia, Malaysia 2015 (CBA15 )/ Trade / www.cosmobeauteasia.com Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Organised by ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd Contact – Ms Sharon Siak / sharon@ecmi.com.my

14 – 19

7th Penang International Indian Shopping Festival 2015 / Consumer / www.agendasuria.com Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (sPICE) Organised by ASC Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd Contact – Sree Anandan / sree@agendasuria.com

21 – 2 International Olympic Council / Local Convention Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Managed by AOS Convention & Events Contact – Jasinta / aosce@aosconventions.com

28 – 1 The 26th Malaysia International Packaging & Labelling, Food Processing & Bakery Equipment Exhibition / Trade/ www.malaysiapack.com.my Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Organised by ES Event Management Sdn Bhd Contact – Yok Ean / yokean@esevent.com.my The 26th Malaysia International Plastic Mould and Die Exhibition / Trade / www.malaysiaplas. com.my Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Organised by ES Event Management Sdn Bhd Contact – Esther Ooi / esther@esevent.com.my

29 – 31 Palmex Malaysia 2015 / Trade / www.asiapalmoil. com Dewan Sri Perdana, Lahad Datu / Organised by Fireworks Event (M) Sdn Bhd Contact – Gloria Yeoh / gloria@asiafireworks.com

4–5

1–6

26th ASEAN Summit / Regional Convention Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Managed by AOS Convention & Events Contact – Jasinta / aosce@aosconventions.com

Sarawak Offshore Roadshow / Trade / www.oilgasexpo.com Miri Indoor Stadium Organised by Fireworks Event (M) Sdn Bhd Contact – Gloria Yeoh / gloria@asiafireworks.com

2–6

4–6

10th Triennial Conference of the Association of Asia-Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS2015) / Regional Convention / http://msorsm.org/apors2015 Imperial Hotel Kuching / Managed by Planet Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd Contact – Annie Wong / annie@placeborneo.com

PC Expo / Consumer / www.facebook.com/pcexpo Melaka International Trade Centre / Organised by PC Expo Sdn Bhd Contact – Jeslynn Wong / jeslynnwong@ eventmasters.com.my

12 – 15

16th International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition Malaysia (ARCHIDEX) / TradePutra World Trade / www.archidex.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd & Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Contact – Janet Tan / janet@cisnetwork.com 4th Malaysia Eco Building & Design Exhibition (ECO-B) / Trade / www.archidex.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd & Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Contact – Janet Tan / janet@cisnetwork.com

13 – 16 IPMEX Malaysia 2015 / Trade / www.ipmex.com Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) Organised by Kaizer Exhibitions & Conferences Sdn Bhd Contact – Belle Yam / enquiries@kaizer.com.my

21 – 24 Malaysia International Jewellery Fair (MIJF)/ Trade / www.mijf.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre/ Organised by Elite Expo Sdn Bhd Contact – Elaine Wong / elaine@elite.com.my K – SHOW 2015 / Trade / www.kshow.asia Istana Hotel / Organised by Cne Global Sdn Bhd Contact – Pung Siau Wei / wei@cneglobal.com.my

# September

31 – 2

2–4

Home Décor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC JOHOR)/ Consumer / www.homedec.com.my Persada Johor International Convention Centre / Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Contact – Elicia Khoo / elicia@cisnetwork.com

Southeast Asia’s Largest Security, Fire & Safety Industry Exhibition (IFSECSEA) / Trade / www. ifsecsea.com Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – Rina Fadzil / rina.fadzil@ubm.com

# August

1–2 Pet Fiesta Ipoh / Consumer / www.petfiesta.com. my PHL Convention Centre, Ipoh / Organised by Expoworks Sdn Bhd Contact – Eric Chan / info@expoworks.com.my

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Rail Business Asia 2015 (RBA) / Trade / www. railbusinessasia.com Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – Sheila Tan / sheila.tan@ubm.com

4–5

Palm Oil Sarawak Expo / Trade / www.palmoilsarawak.com Miri Indoor Stadium Organised by Fireworks Event (M) Sdn Bhd Contact – Gloria Yeoh / gloria@asiafireworks.com

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5–6 Sarawak Career & Postgraduate Expo (SCPE) / Consumer / www.penexpo.com.my CityOne Mega Mall, Kuching Organised by Penexpo Events Sdn Bhd Contact – Francis Wong / francis@penexpo.com.my

9 – 11 Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2015 / Trade / www.ecobuildsea.com Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – Norman Zainal Abidin / norman.zainal@ubm.com

9 – 12 International GreenTech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference (IGEM) / Trade / www.igem.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Managed by Malaysian Exhibition Services Contact – Vicky Yap / Vicky@mesallworld.com MyMEX / Trade / www.expoworks.com.my Expo@Danga City Mall, Johor Bharu / Organised by Expoworks Sdn Bhd Contact – Eric Chan / info@expoworks.com.my

11 – 13 Home Décor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC SABAH) / Consumer / www.homedec.com.my 1Borneo Exhibition Hall, Kota Kinabalu / Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Contact – Elicia Khoo / elicia@cisnetwork.com

17 – 20

Aquapet Expo2015 / Consumer / www.femsb.com Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) Organised by Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd Contact – Sherman Yeong / sherman@femsb.com

18 – 20 Home Décor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC SARAWAK) / Consumer / www.homedec.com.my Cityone Exhibition Centre, Kuching Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Contact – Elicia Khoo / elicia@cisnetwork.com


MACEOS Event Listing – July 2015 – June 2016

# September

21 – 22

The 2nd World Veterinary Poultry Association – World Poultry Science Association Scientific Conference / National Convention / www.wvpa-wpsamalaysiaconf.com Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – Rita Lau / rita.lau@ubm.com

21 – 23 Livestock Asia 2015 Expo & Forum / Trade / www.livestockasia.com Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – Rita Lau / rita.lau@ubm.com Halal Ingredients Asia 2015 (HLIA2015) / Trade / www.halalingredientsasia.com Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – Salmiza Salim / salmiza.salim@ubm.com

# October

1–3

Asean Logistics & Transport Show 2015 (ALTS) / Trade / www.femsb.com Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) Organised by Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd Contact – Ryan Kan / ryan@femsb.com

2–4

Home Décor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC PENANG) / Consumer / www.homedec.com.my Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (sPICE) / Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Contact – Elicia Khoo / elicia@cisnetwork.com

6–8

Lab Asia 2015 (LA) / Trade / www.lab-asia.com Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Organised by ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd & Institut Kimia Malaysia Contact – Jansen Wong / jansen@ecmi.com.my

6 – 10

Asia for Animals Conference Borneo 2015 (Afa Borneo 2015) / National Convention / http://afaborneo2015.com / Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching Managed by Planet Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd Contact – Sharifah Nur Hannah / hannah@placeborneo.com

7 – 10

Malaysia International Building, Construction, Infrastructure & Architecture Exhibition (Buildtech) / Trade / www.tradelink.com.my/buildtech Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Organised by Trade Link ITE Sdn Bhd Contact – Kelly Liau / kelly@tradelink.com.my

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27 – 28

Halal Fiesta Malaysia (HALFEST) / Consumer / www.halal.com.my Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) Organised by KKLW, MARA, CIMB Islamic & Shapers Malaysia Contact – Zanalli Hashim / zanalli@halal.org.my

International Environmental Health Conference 2015 (IEHC) / International Convention / http://hius.org.my / Pullman Hotel Kuching, Sarawak Managed by Planet Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd Contact – Annie Wong / annie@placeborneo.com

29 – 1

8 – 10

3P Expo / Trade / www.3pexpo.com Danga City Mall, Johor Bharu / Organised by Fireworks Event (M) Sdn Bhd Contact – Gloria Yeoh / gloria@asiafireworks.com

10 – 11

Smart Kids / Consumer / http://smartkids.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by Sphere Exhibits Malaysia Sdn Bhd Contact – Michael Chua / michael.chua@ sphereexhibits.com.my

16 – 19

beautyexpo 15 / Trade / www.beautyexpo.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – June Loh / june.loh@ubm.com Asia Esthetic & Skincare Exposition 2015 / Trade / www.aesexpo.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by UBM Malaysia Contact – June Loh / june.loh@ubm.com

21 – 23

Asia’s Marine & Offshore Expo 2015 / Trade / www.malaysia-marine.com Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Organised by Fireworks Event (M) Sdn Bhd Contact – Gloria Yeoh / gloria@asiafireworks.com Global Transformation Forum / Local Convention Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Managed by AOS Convention & Events Contact – Sue Wong / mice@aosconventions.com

22 – 25

Home Décor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC KL PART 1) / Consumer / www.homedec.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Contact – Elicia Khoo / elicia@cisnetwork.com

26 – 28

Integrated Petroleum Metropolis – Facilities Management Solutions Expo 2015 / Trade / www.ipmexpo.com.my Persada Johor International Convention Centre Organised by Sphere Exhibits Malaysia Sdn Bhd & Antara Exhibitions Sdn Bhd Contact – Lt Cdr (Rtd) Yong Peng Wai, RMN / ipm@sphereexhibits.com.my

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Home Décor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC KL PART 2) / Consumer / www.homedec.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Contact – Elicia Khoo / elicia@cisnetwork.com

30 – 9

14th Deepavali Carnival 2015 / Consumer / www.agendasuria.com Bukit Jalil Sports Complex / Organised by ASC Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd Contact – Sree Anandan / sree@agendasuria.com

# November

11 – 13

ASEAN Economic Community + Expo / Trade / www.femsb.com Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Managed by Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd Contact – YJ Ong / yjong@femsb.com

19 – 21 27th ASEAN Summit / Regional Convention Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) / Managed by AOS Convention & Events Contact – Jasinta / aosce@aosconventions.com

21 – 22

16th Penang Career & Postgraduate Expo 2015 (16PCPE) / Consumer / www.penexpo.com.my Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (sPICE) Organised by Pen Expo Event Sdn Bhd Contact – Wendy Wong / wend@penexpo.com.my 2nd Franchise & Business Opportunity Fair (2nd FBOF) / Trade / www.penexpo.com.my Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (sPICE) Organised by Pen Expo Event Sdn Bhd Contact – Francis Wong / francis@penexpo.com.my

26 – 27

K – SHOW 2015 / Trade / www.kshow.asia Istana Hotel / Organised by Cne Global Sdn Bhd Contact – Pung Siau Wei / wei@cneglobal.com.my


MACEOS MEMBER DIRECTORY

Agility Logistics Sdn Bhd T: 03-78418888 F:03-78423295 E: ILeow@agility.com W: www.agility.com AOS Convention & Events Sdn Bhd T: 03-42529100 F: 03-42751133 E: mice@aosconventions.com W: www.aosconventions.com ASC Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd T: 03-22785555 F: 03-22785544 E: info@agendasuria.com W: www.agendasuria.com AV Image Systems Sdn Bhd T: 03-61856771/2 F: 03-61856773 E: martin@avimage.com.my W: www.avimage.com.my AV Solutions Integrated Sdn Bhd T: 03-62728905/6 F: 03-62728907 E: ragu@avsolutions.com.my W: www.avsolutions.com.my Berjaya University College of Hospitality T: 03-26877000 F: 03-26877001 E: info@berjaya.edu.my W: www.berjaya.edu.my Borneo Adventure Sdn Bhd T: 082-245175 F: 082-422626 E: info@borneoadventure.com W: www.borneoadventure.com Borneo Convention Centre Kuching T: 082-392888 F: 082-480222 E: eric.vanpiggelen@bcck.com.my W: www.bcck.com.my Brandme Associate Sdn Bhd T: 03-62579335 F: 03-62579387 E: sdchia@brandme-intl.com W: www.brandme-intl.com C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd T: 03-79824668 F: 03-79821648 E: janet@cisnetwork.com

D Avenue Technologies Sdn Bhd T: 03-78321113 F: 03- 78321138 E: info@d-avenue.com Displaymax (M) Sdn Bhd T: 03-77814077 F: 03 77821977 E: melvin@displaymax.com.my Doremi Services & Rental Sdn Bhd T: 03-62573833 F: 03- 62578019 E: drm@doremi.com.my W: www.doremievent.com ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd T: 03-80230820 F: 03-80230830 E: wycheong@ecmi.com.my W: www.ecmi.com.my EDGE Concept Sdn Bhd T: 03-92848662 F: 03-92858662 E: info@edge.concept.com.my W: www.edgeconcept.com.my EFE Expo Sdn Bhd T: 03-62709332 F: 03-62709331 E: sally@efe.my W: www.efe.my EM Exhibitions (M) Sdn Bhd T: 03-62053631 F: 03-62053630 E: jeslynn@eventmasters.com.my W: www.pcexpo.com.my Elite Expo Sdn Bhd T: 03-58911157 F: 03-58911147 E: Johnson@elite.com.my W: www.elite.com.my ES Event Management Sdn Bhd T: 03-91321922 F: 03-91331920 E: esevent@esevent.com.my W: www.esevent.com.my Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd T: 03-56361788 F: 03-56372788 E: enquiries@femsb.com W: www.femsb.com

W: www.cisnetwork.com

Felix Expo Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd T: 03-56369511 F: 03-56327795 E: malaysia@felixexpolog.com W: www.felixexpolog.com

CNE Global Sdn Bhd T: 03-62033663 F: 03-62031948 E: event@cneglobal.com.my W: www.cneglobal.com.my

Fireworks Event (M) Sdn Bhd T: 03-61484688 F: 03-61484811 E: gloria@asiafireworks.com W: www.asiafireworks.com

CEMS Conference and Exhibition (M) Sdn Bhd T: 03-62112438 F: 03-62062428 E: hellen@cems.com.my W: www.cems.com.my CNN International Sdn Bhd T: 03-80732733 F: 03-80732688 E: elvin@cnn.net.my W: www.cnn.net.my Curio Pack Sdn Bhd T: 03-33253777 F: 03-33253666 E: hq@curiopack.com.my/ cs@curiopack.com.my W: www.curiopack.com.my

Globez Sdn Bhd T: 03-92213229 F: 03-92218339 E: info@globez.com.my W: www.globez.com.my Hawt Dotz Sdn Bhd T: 03-61428813 F: 03-614828816 E: shirling@hawtdotz.com W: www.hawtdotz.com | Business Events Malaysia |

Helo Holding Sdn Bhd T: 03-89399667 F: 07-3528468 E: heloled@gmail.com W: www.heloled.com/ www.xpomass.com.my ICEM Sdn Bhd T: 03- 61518682 F: 03-61514852 E: klyuen@icemregional.com W: www.icemregional.com Idea Sempurna Services Sdn Bhd T: 03-62079892 F: 03-62079829 E: john@ideasempurna.com.my W: www.ideasempurna.com.my Innogen Sdn Bhd T: 03-89611108 F: 03-89610687 E: info@innogen.com.my W: www.innogen.com.my Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd T: 03-77103333 F: 03-77103818 E: wkmak@interexpo-my.com W: www.interexpo-my.com Ivory Times Square Sdn Bhd T: 04-2109020 F: 04-2109021 E: enquiry@penangtimessquare.com contact@ivory.com.my W: www.penangtimessquare.com JIM Project & Expo Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd T: 03-78461811 F: 03-78461944 E: enquiry@jim.com.my W: www.jim.com.my

Kaizer Exhibitions & Conferences Sdn Bhd T: 03-62751088, 62775108 F:03-62779108 E: enquiries@kaizer.com.my W: www.kaizer.com.my Kingsmen-Keb Systems Sdn Bhd T: 03-90761010 F:03-90802990 E: kingsmen@kingsmen.com.my W: www.kingsmen-int.com Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre T: 03-23332888 F: 03-23332882 E: info@klccconventioncentre.com W: www.klccconventioncentre.com Maeps Mgt Sdn Bhd T: 03-89434699 F: 03-89434985 E: norafizah@maeps.com.my W: www.maeps.com.my Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd T: 03-40410311 F: 03-40437241 E: ajones@mesallworld.com W: www.mesallworld.com Malaysian Gifts & Premium Association (MGPA) T: 03-78873338 / 012-4297880 F: 03-78802228 E: enquiry@mgpa.org.my W: www.kligp.com.my, www.mgpa.org.my

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