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Vol. 2 I No. 2 I 2016 ISSN 2289-893X RM10

PENANG, THE BUSINESS

EVENTS

PARADISE

PENANG IS THE PERFECT PICK YB Dato’ Abdul Malik Kassim, State Minister

PCEB:

CEO, Ashwin Gunasekeran

MAH, Penang Chapter:

Chairman, Khoo Boo Lim


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Dear readers, It is with great honour that I accept the role of President for MACEOS for a second term. I would like to thank all MACEOS members for their confidence and faith in me during my last term. As I begin my second term, I promise to fulfil the goals and vision of the association, pushing the boundaries even further for the betterment of the industry. The committee that has been elected into the second term are made up of highly experienced business events leaders in Malaysia and there is no doubt that together, as a team, we can build our association and in turn further enhance the development of the Malaysian business events industry. A lot of plans have been set in place for the coming year and all will be revealed as we go along. The new committee got together in Awana, Genting Highlands recently to discuss the MACEOS ROADMAP 2016 to set in place concrete plans to move forward for the year. Our most recent milestone includes an MOU signing with Taylor’s College to collaborate on their ‘Elite Programme’ which will require their students to intern with our members. This is another way we can work together to ensure fresh graduates will have an opportunity to work on the field, learning the ropes from highly experienced industry leaders. In the end, this would be beneficial to our industry as the up and coming industry players will have the knowledge and know-how from the industry professionals themselves. Moving forward, education and training is a crucial focus for us, and we continue to conduct our PCM and PEM courses, most recently in Sarawak where we had positive feedback from the participants. I would like to thank Sarawak Convention Bureau for helping us extend our reach to their state, providing an unprecedented opportunity for industry professionals in the state to enhance their business events knowledge. We look forward to seeing everyone in Kuching again really soon! The BE Magazine is another arm MACEOS uses to spread industry knowledge and news and in this issue we are focused on the state of Penang. Penang has proven itself as a keen contender to be a business events hub in Malaysia and you can read all about their efforts in this issue. Once again, I would like to thank all those involved in making this issue a success especially to YB Dato Abdul Malik Kassim (Penang State Exco) Ashwin Gunasekeran (CEO of PCEB), Khoo Boo Lim (Chairman of MAH, Penang Chapter) and Paul Chan (Divisional General Manager, Group Hospitality, Eco Meridian Sdn Bhd). Your passion and dedication to the growth of business events in Penang doesn’t go unnoticed and it is very much appreciated by the industry partners. Happy Reading!

DATO’ VINCENT LIM President, MACEOS

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04 Cover Story Penang,The Perfect Pick For Business Events YB Dato’ Abdul Malik Kassim speaks to BE Magazine about how Penang is forging ahead as a preferred business events destination in the region.

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Cover image courtesy of Penang Global Tourism

In The Spotlight 26 28 29 30 31 32 34 36 38

C.I.S Network Agenda Suria Communication

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Feature

News

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20 Another milestone for

PCEB: Penang ‘The Real’ Deal

Malaysian Business

Felix Expo Setia City Convention Centre

10 MAH: Penang’s Hotel Industry Is Raring To Go!

Kaizer Exhibition and Conferences Putrajaya International Convention Centre Malaysian Exhibition Services TK Tent

President’s Note Publisher’s Note MACEOS Calendar of Events The Members of MACEOS

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22 Professional Conference Management In Kuching

12 All Spiced Up And Ready For Action!

PICO International

In Every Issue 01 03 39 41

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14 AGM 2016 16 AGM Networking

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18 MyCEB: Penang, Making

Waves With WTM Connect Asia

24 Traditional Exhibitions And Technology

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Dear Readers MACEOS Secretariat Level 3, East Wing, Menara Matrade Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Off Jalan Duta, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. H/P No: 012-482 3552 Fax: +603-6203 7034 Email Address: secretariat@maceos.com.my

COMMITTEE FOR THE TERM 2016 TO 2018 President DATO’ VINCENT LIM vincent@maceos.com.my C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Vice President ALUN JONES alun@maceos.com.my Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd Secretary FRANCIS TEO francis@maceos.com.my S P Setia Property Services Sdn Bhd Treasure W Y CHEONG cheong@maceos.com.my ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd Committee Members ALICE LEM alice@maceos.com.my K L Convention Centre ANDREW SOON andrew@maceos.com.my Qube Integrated Malaysia Sdn Bhd CHRIS SMITH chris@maceos.com.my R E Rogers (M) Sdn Bhd EDWIN LAI edwin@maceos.com.my Trade-Link ITE Sdn Bhd ERIC HO eric@maceos.com.my Pico International (M) Sdn Bhd IRENE LEOW irene@maceos.com.my Agility Logistics Sdn Bhd KENNETH FONG kenneth@maceos.com.my Messe Worldwide Sdn Bhd MELVIN SHU melvin@maceos.com.my Smart Reg System Sdn Bhd Sarawak Committee Chairman GRACIE GEIKIE gracie@maceos.com.my Planet Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd

Welcome to the latest edition of BE Magazine! MACEOS will continue to cement its position as a national association and this issue, in which we feature Penang, certainly drives that point home. Penang continues to excite as a Business Events destination and we hope the content you see in our June issue will show the progress being made in this regard. The formation of the Penang Convention Bureau and the impending delivery of the SPICE Convention Centre are tangible developments that bode well for the island’s future success in the Business Events sector. Hence, it is timely for BE Magazine to bring this news to market. Since the last issue of BE magazine we have also seen the MACEOS AGM come and go, with an expanded and energised Exco committee. We are all looking forward to steering the association along the road map we have charted out. In fact, later this month, we will brainstorm the goals of the association for the next two years, so watch out for a report on this in our next issue. Education and training will continue to be one of the core components of the association’s work moving forward. MACEOS is proud to deliver our very first Professional Conference Management course in Kuching recently. Thanks to Kenneth Fong our Education Chairman and thanks also to Sarawak Convention Bureau for their support in making this historical 3 day course come to fruition. Thanks once again to all contributors to this June issue with a special mention to YB Dato Abdul Malik Kassim (Penang State Exco) Ashwin Gunasekeran (CEO of PCEB), Khoo Boo Lim (Chairman of MAH, Penang Chapter) and Paul Chan (Divisional General Manager, Group Hospitality, Eco Meridian Sdn Bhd). Selamat Hari Raya and see you all in the next issue!

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PENANG, THE PERFECT PICK FOR BUSINESS EVENTS YB Dato’ Abdul Malik Kassim speaks to BE Magazine about how Penang is forging ahead as a preferred business events destination in the region. “It was no easy task coming as far as we’ve come, establishing Penang as a preferred business events destination, but sheer determination and the love for our state made the challenge worth it. The end result, we are finally well on our way to being a top of the mind destination in the region!” says YB Dato’ Abdul Malik Kassim, member of Penang State Legislative Assembly and the State Minister for Religious Affairs, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.

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YB Malik graduated in Public Administration from the School of Administration and Law from University Mara Institute of Technology (UITM) and has had extensive experience in various level of Business Management from Managing small and Medium scale companies to a Multi-National Electronic company. “My career path has taken me both in the government sector as well as the private sector which makes my experience vast and all – rounded. This has helped me work with the state government to help


PENANG: WHAT’S SO SPECIAL? YB Malik’s passion for his home state is evident in the way he speaks about its history, its people and its culture. “Penang definitely has it all and one of the best things about Penang is our people. Our people, regardless of race and religion, live together in peace and harmony. “He speaks about his own childhood where he fondly recalls having an Indian neighbour on his right and a Chinese neighbour on his left. “I sincerely believe that it is this unity that sets us apart from the rest, allowing us to celebrate our biggest asset, our people.” Prior to his current role, he held many prominent positions, like the Senior Technical Management position in two International Engineering & Construction Company, Christiani & Nielson UK and Boskalis International Dutch. His international exposure in the Middle East started with his engagement in Saudi in 1998 for a year as a Business Development Manager with a Saudi-Malaysian Company in Jeddah and Makkah. He was involved in a number of International Business Development Projects in the Middle East mainly in Saudi. When asked about the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), YB Malik expressed his satisfaction with how the bureau has progressed since its formation. “Before PCEB was born, we did our research and spoke to the Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) as well as well as other convention bureaus before we figured out before we figured out what we wanted to achieve out of a state bureau. I can safely say, we have no regrets as the team is working hard to establish Penang along the likes of Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok as a preferred business events destination.” He believes that PCEB is on the right track with their ‘experiences unfiltered’ branding for his island state. “Penang truly reflects what Malaysia is all about while you see the people in their living heritage. We offer a balance of the old and new wrapped up in one magnificent package!” However, YB Malik’s only hope for PCEB is that they successfully retain the events held in Penang. “I hope PCEB will take up the challenge to retain business events held in Penang otherwise their efforts will be in vain.” He explains, “We want to have repeat exhibitions, conferences and incentive trips, not one time events only.”

THE 2ND WORLD CURRY FESTIVAL PENANG CHAPTER The World Curry Festival (WCF) originates from Bradford, United Kingdom and is one of the most popular festivals in the UK “In fact, the city of Bradford, is nicknamed the curry capital of the UK,” says a smiling YB Malik. “The festival draws world professional chefs and industry players from Bradford as well as from other parts of Europe while offering curry lovers and food enthusiast a chance to satisfy their curry cravings with some of the best curries in the world!” With this in mind, YB Malik set out to find a way to bring this curry festival to the food capital of Malaysia – Penang! “It all began when I met with Mr Zulfi Karim, Founder of World Curry Festival in October of 2014 and we spoke about promoting Malaysian food,” he explains. He added, “The World Curry Festival Penang Chapter was formed after an MOU signing making Penang the first international destination outside of the UK for the World Curry Festival to go global.”

Penang definitely has it all and one of the best things about Penang is our people.

The WCF was the highlight of the 6th Penang International Halal Expo & Conference (PIHEC) and YB Malik was instrumental in successfully ensuring this world popular festival calls Penang home. Entrusted by the Chief Minister of Penang to drive the development of the State’s Penang International Halal Hub initiative while holding the role of Chairman of Penang International Halal Hub Taskforce. He also oversees the running of nine Halal Steering committees that focus on developing and implementing the sectoral strategies for the Halal industries and services and is also the Chairman of the Penang International Halal Hub Development. YB Malik was also part of the initial task force to initiate business events in the state before the formation of PCEB. “Everything has indeed been set in motion to achieve what we have set out to do, I look forward to seeing the state flourish from the opportunities and exposure that business events will bring to our home and our people.”

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determine and establish Penang’s potential in attracting and increasing trade opportunities in the form of business events for the state, “ explains YB Malik.

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Celebrating Inaugural Global Exhibition Day GED will become an annual event for the industry worldwide. By Sharmila Vella

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he inaugural Global Exhibitions Day (GED) took place on June 8 at Suria KLCC and will be celebrated globally on this same date annually. Exhibition organisers, venues, associations and service providers from countries all around the world are uniting behind this global initiative to promote businesses, products and services. To commemorate this occasion, MACEOS (Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers) organised the national level celebration of GED16 at The Apartment & Bar at Suria KLCC recently. About 100 guests from Malaysia’s business events/MICE industry comprising exhibition organisers, venue owners and service providers attended the event which was also an opportunity for business and social networking. “We are celebrating the first Global Exhibitions Day together with 20 UFI member countries. The first Wednesday

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of every June is now recognised as the Global Exhibitions Day and will become an annual celebration for the industry worldwide,” said MAECOS President, Datuk Vincent Lim. “It’s a significant occasion, putting Malaysia in the global scene and it brings together fellow MACEOS members, as well as local and international friends and business associates of the industry,” he said. Face-to-face marketing is one of the most effective media channels to get prospects and clients and exhibitions deliver important face time with potential clients and business partners, attracting a total of more than 260 million visitors every year worldwide. Exhibitions not only have the power to stimulate the market in a particular industry, but also to stimulate economic growth and the development of infrastructure. The global exhibition industry is valued at USD55 billion. Trade shows draw the industry’s leading products and innovations together

under one roof. With 4.4 million companies exhibiting each year, exhibitions support the development of trade and are an instrument of internationalisation. MAECOS is a member of The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and also a member of Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations. With the support of UFI’s unique network of 56 national exhibition associations, Global Exhibitions Day successfully highlighted the exhibition industry’s significant role in contribution to the global economy. Diven by Paris-based UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, Dallas-based IAEE (The International Association of Exhibition and Events) and numerous association partners worldwide, Global Exhibitions Day is a combined effort from across the exhibition industry. It was launched to raise awareness of the exhibition industry as one of the forces driving global trade and growth.


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PENANG: THE ‘REAL’ DEAL Presenting a raw and ‘real’ experience of everything that makes Penang so special, the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) has plans to put the Pearl of The Orient on the map as a preferred MICE destination. By Aleyann Matthews

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ny Penangite will give you a million reasons why Penang is the best destination for MICE in the region. Ashwin Gunasekeran, born and bred Penangite, who also happens to be the CEO of the Penand Convention & Exhibition Bureau is no different! “What can I say, we are a melting pot of cultures here in Penang, but that’s not all,” explains Ashwin. “Penang is a truly unique destination, one where guests can experience its rich diversity through our radiant culture, prized heritage, inspiring architecture, excellent cuisine and much more,” he adds.

SAY HELLO TO PCEB The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) was established by the

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Penang State Government in January 2016 to develop and grow the MICE industry. “At this stage, PCEB is focused on positioning Penang as the preferred destination for MICE activities in the South East Asia region. We are actively communicating Penang’s potential and capabilities as a top MICE destination while expanding PCEB’s brand presence. Our Chief Minister, Mr Lim Guan Eng is the Chairperson of PCEB and he works very closely with the team every step of the way. In fact, PCEB was formed as part of his vision to see the state flourish as a MICE destination,” Ashwin says. Penang is no stranger to MICE, however over a decade and a half, there has been substantial growth and a bureau was necessary to be a ‘one stop’ centre to gather data to coordinate

business events seamlessly in the state. “The steady growth was further spurred by the development of premier infrastructure and quality facilities that are able to support MICE activities of larger scales.” Ashwin shares that new hotels, increased room nights and even plans to offer bigger exhibition spaces are all in the pipeline. “Therefore, moving forward, the state government knew that it was crucial for Penang to have a bureau to drive business events in the state,” he says.

EXPERIENCES UNFILTERED To find out what Penang was really made of to attract a MICE crowd and to set the island apart from other destinations, the new PCEB team had many brainstorming


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The varied, esoteric and eclectic experiences that can be enjoyed in Penang is what sets us apart from other MICE destinations. These are true experiences that Penang has to offer; experiences so raw and authentic you do not need to put a filter on it. Just like on social media when they say “hashtag no filter” (#nofilter). Chief Minister of Penang, CM Lim Guan Eng

THE PENANG FACTOR • Rich Heritage & UNESCO World Heritage Listing • Diverse Cultures & Traditions • Vibrant Arts & Festival Scene • Rising Eco-Tourism Opportunities • Eclectic Mix of Colonial, Heritage and Urban Venues

sessions. “We spoke to the people that would know best, the industry players and together, we concluded that Penang has real experiences, and because we have this wealth of experiences, we can curate the best for delegates visiting Penang. Visitors will be able to witness and experience how Penangites live their daily lives, as well as their food and tradition. Now, that’s something different.” “We also realised that besides the diverse unique venues and attractions that Penang has to offer, we have some of the best and authentic Asian experiences all under one roof. Not only that, we also have some truly unique venues and event spaces that comprise of UNESCO listed heritage sites and buildings, colonial bungalows and hotels, a large Botanical Garden, marinas and piers, and many more.” “It was the obvious choice, we would just present Penang as it is and at its best – experiences unfiltered!” he says proudly. Ashwin explains that his team of ten very enthusiastic and capable individuals are all set to take Penang straight to the top. “In fact, we encourage industry partners to join our “Industry Partner Programme” that will make it easier for the team to reach out to relevant industry partners when necessary,” he explains. “I believe that together, we can put the ‘shine’ back into Penang.” Prior to his new role, Ashwin was the assistant vice president of group sales and marketing with Themed Attractions, Resorts & Hotels as well as the marketing manager at Penang Tourism Action Council for seven years, from 2003. There is no doubt that with PCEB at the helm, the industry can look forward to Penang redefining the MICE experience, putting its own stamp on creating irreplaceable meeting experiences in “The Melting Pot of Asia.” For more information on PCEB please visit www.pceb.my

SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES UNFILTERED PENANG HAS TO OFFER: • Authentic Asian Experiences • Unique Heritage Experiences • Diverse Leisure Experiences • Modern Cosmopolitan Experiences • Vibrant Gastronomic Experiences

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Penang’s Hotel Industry is Raring To Go! Khoo Boo Lim, Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Hotels Penang Chapter (MAH) shares the association’s commitment to increasing tourist arrivals for increased room nights on the island.

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s the official national network for the hotel industry of Malaysia, the Malaysian Association of Hotels acts as the voice of the industry, working as one body to promote, protect, represent and advance the interests of its members, says the association’s Chairman Mr Khoo Boo Lim. “We make an effort to work closely with the Penang state government and have set up specific task forces to drive destination marketing, destination management as well upskilling our workforce through education and training. In the end, we are all working towards the same goal, to sell Penang to the world,” he says. Apart from being the Chairman of MAH, Khoo is also the General Manager of Batu Ferringhi’s only luxury boutique hotel, Lone Pine Hotel, Penang. However, his career did not begin in hospitality but in sales and marketing. “It was the chance meeting with the owner of the Eastern and Oriental Group in 1998 that changed my career path and the rest as they say is history,” he smiles. “This is my second term as Chairman for MAH and I’m excited to help the association and all its members turn fantastic ideas into reality.” Formerly known as Penang International Hotel Association ( PIHA) Dato’ Eric Lim from Cititel Penang was instrumental in successfully creating the Penang chapter of MAH. “ Dato’ Eric Lim comes with a

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wealth of hospitality experience under his belt and he saw the importance of coming together and joining forces with MAH to form one voice to represent the hotel industry in Penang,” says Khoo.

PENANG IS SIMPLY THE BEST Penang has always been a tourist destination, however, there are different groups of tourists that are attracted to the island today. “There is a significant amount of tourists that make Penang their annual pilgrimage and come from as far as Europe and other parts of the world, these group of people have grown with our hotels, with the people and with the island,” says Khoo. He explains however that since Georgetown received its heritage status, there has been another wave of tourists. “Also, with the popularity of social media and the photography opportunities that the Penang street art has to offer, it creates an added attraction.” He also shares that festival lovers come to Penang for the jazz festival, Georgetown festival and many others. “The truth is, Penang has so much to offer, the attractions are endless for any visitor.” As far as business events is concerned, Khoo says that it is obvious that a lot of effort has been undertaken by the state and the private sector to increase business events visitors. “One of the ways they have done this is with the formation of PCEB, whom we work closely with. On behalf of the hotel industry in Penang, I can safely say,

we are excited about the prospects that business events will bring in terms of room nights as well as various venue possibilities within our member hotels.”

WHEN TECHNOLOGY MEETS HOSPITALITY When asked about the main challenge that the hotel industry faces today, Khoo was quick to reply that it was criticism via social media. “It is a powerful tool, some people are truthful and unbiased in their reviews but some can be spiteful and that can make or break a hotel and it is beyond our control,” he explains. He adds, “Therefore, it is safe to say that technological changes in the last decade has affected and challenged the hotel industry as it has for many other industries.” Born in Greenlane, Khoo proudly calls one of the most famous boys school in Penang, St Xavier’s Institution, his alma mater. Khoo believes that the success of Penang as an attractive destination will only be achieved with the ongoing effort by everyone. “Our Chief Minister, Mr Lim Guan Eng is aggressive in wanting to push Penang to the forefront and the rest of us are happy to follow his lead and help Penang reach its full potential.”


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All SPICED UP and READY for Action! Penang is playing host to the biggest and latest purpose built venue on the island called Setia SPICE.

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he brand new Setia SPICE features an integrated business and leisure hub featuring five main components, a subterranean and column-less Convention Centre, an indoor arena stadium called SPICE Arena, a retail and F&B podium called SPICE Canopy, an Aquatic Centre for both professional swimmers and family recreation as well as a 4 star business-class hotel. Currently, only SPICE Arena, SPICE canopy and SPICE Aquatic Centre are up and running. According to Paul Chan, Divisional General Manager Group Hospitality S P Setia Berhad “The most recent component of SPICE to open is the SPICE Aquatic Centre, officiated by the Right Honorable Penang Chief Minister

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on 28 January 2016. The two remaining components, SPICE Convention Centre will open around the first quarter of 2017 and the 453 room, 4 star Business Class hotel will open in 2019.”

IT’S NEW AND EXCITING! Formerly known as PISA (Penang International Sports Arena), the SPICE Arena is the result of a major revamp with a range of state-of-the-art facilities making it one of the most ideal venues to host international events in Penang. However, Chan explains that the brand new convention centre will be the main attraction and a welcomed addition to the exhibition and convention space on the island. Be it to host a private board meeting for 10, a seminar for 1,000, a grand banquet for 3,600 or

a conference for 8,000, the SPICE Convention Centre will be elegantly furnished and fully equipped to provide the perfect setting for a successful event while creating memorable moments. “The 4,546 square meter pillarless ballroom with flexible retractable partition system – can be divided into four smaller halls. Also, there will be 13 supporting meeting rooms and an expansive beautifully landscaped roof garden,” explains Chan. This will also include world-class production and technical capabilities as well as modern state of the art audio system. “The SPICE Convention Centre is a multipurpose flexible venue, as it comprises a variety of function rooms both available on the lower ground and ground mezzanine floors.”


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FULFILLING THE DEMAND IN PENANG Setia SPICE is a joint project between Eco Meridian Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of S P Setia Berhad Group, and the Penang state government. “It is in the best interest of Penang’s Business Events industry to have a purpose built venue to cater to the increasing demand for this segment,” Chan explains. He also shares that the main challenge that they have been facing is getting all five components up and running and delivered on time, although everything seems to be on schedule. “When SPICE Convention Centre opens its doors for business next year, we hope to achieve revenues of around RM10 million. This will include

revenues from our existing SPICE Arena which we currently market as part of SPICE Convention Centre. For the proceeding years, our target would be about a 10% increase in revenue over the previous year’s production,” says Chan. According to Chan, Penang can look forward to a host of international and national events. “After we are officially opened, our first major event will be the World Dance Council (WDC) Professional Latin World Championship in November 2017.” “Setia SPICE was dreamed, designed and built as a world-class destination where the people of Penang and around the world can converge and celebrate life.”

SPICE Facts: • Well connected to major entry points to the island. • Only 5 minutes from Penang International Airport and 15-20 minutes to the Penang Bridge and Ferry Terminal in Georgetown. • Strategically located along Jalan Tun Dr Awang main road, with multiple access points to ensure smooth vehicular circulation. • Within proximity to Penang’s flourishing industrial free trade zone, where over 60 MNC’s are currently in operation. • Offers a diverse array of international and local events, entertainment and recreation. • 7 acres of public park comprising recreational facilities and beautiful water features uniquely situated above SPICE Convention Centre.

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MACEOS 2016 Annual General Meeting

Members convened at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 6 May 2016, to decide on the new committee for 2016-2018.

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ast President and New President Elect, Dato’ Vincent Lim addressed members and thanked them for their continuous support for the association and the industry. He mentioned that the association has worked hard to be a bigger voice for the industry and now since his re-election, he is determined to grow the association even further. He assured members that they can look forward to continued progression as the association seeks to fulfil the vision and mission of MACEOS. After the usual protocols which included agendas of the past year as well as the treasurer’s report, the members had a chance to vote in the members of the EXCO for the new term.

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Let’s welcome the new committee for the 2016-2018 term! President

Dato’ Vincent Lim C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd

Vice-President

Alun Jones Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd

Secretary

Francis Teo S P Setia Property Services Sdn Bhd

Treasurer

W Y Cheong ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd

Ordinary Committee Alice Lem K L Convention Centre Members Andrew Soon Qube Integrated Malaysia Sdn Bhd Chris Smith R E Rogers (M) Sdn Bhd Edwin Lai Trade-Link ITE Sdn Bhd Eric Ho Pico International (M) Sdn Bhd Irene Leow Agility Logistics Sdn Bhd Kenneth Fong Messe Worldwide Sdn Bhd Melvin Shu Smart Reg System Sdn Bhd


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MACEOS Networking at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre It was an evening for catching up with industry comrades after the MACEOS AGM 2016. Members gathered over drinks and food while getting to know the new committee members for the 2016-2018 term.

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PENANG – Making Waves with WTM Connect Asia Venturing into the Asian Market.

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lobal trade show organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions made the move to further penetrate into the Asian market with its World Travel Market (WTM) brand. In May, Malaysia became the first country in South East Asia to host the inaugural WTM Connect Asia trade show. The South East Asia’s tourism numbers continue to grow with 102 million inbound tourists and 59 million outbound tourists in 2014, with an estimated further growth of 5.9% and 3.8% a year respectively until 2018. This motivated the organiser to test the waters in this market. The event offered unique networking experiences with its one-toone format of pre-scheduled meetings that targets the booming Asian leisure

WTM Connect provides platform for serious business talk between Exhibitors and Buyers.

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travel market, allowing exhibitors to exclusively meet with elite international hosted buyers. This made it the perfect platform for the Asian travel industries to conduct business and firmly establish themselves as the fastest growing and most important regions in the global tourism marketplace.

WHY PENANG, MALAYSIA Penang was chosen to host the inaugural WTM Connect Asia due to the island’s distinctiveness, strong heritage and interesting cultural diversity, all of which make it such an interesting destination for the global travel industry players. Its vibrant tourism economic and growth also place it as one of the tourism leader in South East Asia, in which Malaysia have recorded 27.4 million

Exhibitors and Buyers discussing business deals in the pod during the WTM Connect Asia 2016.

international tourist arrival has also supported Penang to host this event. The very mention of Penang will surely spark a never-ending conversation between world travellers on the many sights, sounds, traditions and food that the state has to offer. As a fusion of east and west influences, the Pearl of the Orient, as it is popularly known, is one of Malaysia’s most tourist-visited destination that has embraced modernity while retaining its heritage. All these factors combined lend Penang as not only a tourist destination, but the perfect venue for business events as it offers modern facilities and infrastructure as well as unique experiences for business events delegates.


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PREFERRED BUSINESS DESTINATION SINCE THE 18TH CENTURY Penang, in particular, has so much to offer as a business and leisure tourism destination. Since the late 18th century, the island has served as a business destination as it was a shipping and trading port, attracting people from all over the world. George Town was the hive of banking activities, port-related trade, and even high street shopping with European stores and emporiums during that time. This historic part of Penang remains the charm of the island, and has manifested in a melting pot of cultures, architecture, food, and more. It was for this reason, among many others, that George Town was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Penang showcases the Malaysia Truly Asia brand perfectly and certainly was the perfect combination of charming and wonderful introduction to the rest of Malaysia for the delegates of WTM Connect Asia.

Kek Lok Si Temple at night overlooking Penang.

AWE-MAZING FIRST DAY WTM Connect Asia took place from 18–20 May 2016. Buyers and suppliers from more than 30 countries including China, Malaysia, Mexico, USA, UK, Philippines, Germany, Indonesia and Thailand were welcomed to the island with fun-filled activities. The day began with Hosted Buyers and exhibitors attending FAM Trips organised by Penang Global Tourism. The trips included visiting Penang’s hills and temples, wandering through the beautiful gardens, discovering local gastronomy and walking through the narrow lanes of George Town in search of heritage gems.

ACTIVITIES APLENTY Held at the Straits Quay Convention Centre, the venue offer a refreshing choice as a business events venue,

Don’t miss your chance to take a photo with one of the famous Street Art of Penang.

and educational content, to ensure that delegates maximised their attendance to the event. One of the exhibition’s main highlight was its ‘pod’ format, a new concept within the Asian market. The 1-2-1 ratio pod format steps away from the traditional exhibition format, proved to be successful amongst all attendees. Providing what the exhibition set out to do, establish a platform for Asia’s travel community

to meet, network, promote and conduct business among the industry’s world finest travel trade professionals. WTM Connect Asia 2016 received strong support from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Tourism Malaysia and Penang State Tourism. The event generated an estimated economic impact of USD3.6 million with 65 exhibitors and 80 buyers.

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ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR MALAYSIAN BUSINESS EVENTS MyCEB and Malaysia Airlines collaborate to strengthen hold on business events market.

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strategic partnership agreement (SPA) was made between Malaysia Airlines and MyCEB on 4 April 2016 in the area of co-operative sales and marketing to jointly harness on mutually beneficial business opportunities. The agreement was exchanged between MyCEB Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Zulkefli Hj Sharif and Malaysia Airlines Head of Sales, Mr. Laurent Recoura.

MALAYSIA, THE PREFERRED BUSINESS EVENTS DESTINATION The collaborative partnership is geared towards branding and promoting Malaysia as a preferred destination for business events, and further upholds the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s target of achieving 36 million in tourist arrivals by 2020. At the event, it was obvious to see that the agreement was a welcomed collaboration. “This collaborative arrangement is certainly a win-win situation for both parties as it leverages on each other’s

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inherent strengths and helps reinforce Malaysia’s business tourism brand as well as ensure a competitive edge in bidding for the hosting of international business events in the country,” said Datuk Zulkefli Hj Sharif. Laurent Recoura added, “Malaysia Airlines is delighted to be partnering MyCEB for this important market segment. As the country’s national airline, we are fully supportive of the country as the leading destination for business events and tourism. Guests who choose Malaysia for business tourism will have the opportunity to benefit from the internationally accredited conference facilities within the beautiful and tranquil setting of Malaysia. Our comprehensive network within the country is the perfect complement to this, as the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia”.

A WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIP Under the strategic partnership, Malaysia Airlines stands to benefit in terms of participation in MyCEBfuelled trade events, obtaining insights first-hand from an array of experts from various industries. This will enable Malaysia Airlines to forge new relationships and strengthen working ties with partners alongside creating a stronger brand presence in the tourism industry. In return, MyCEB will be able to utilise Malaysia Airlines’s offer of global connectivity, especially with their oneworld hubs, providing seamless journeys worldwide. This will further add value to business travellers, support MyCEB in pushing for more business opportunities and ensure high success rates in securing bids.


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THE SARAWAK BUSINESS EVENTS INDUSTRY GETS A DOSE OF PCM BE Magazine speaks to Kenneth Fong, Chairman of the MACEOS Training and Education Sub Committee about the recent Professional Conference Management (PCM) course held at the Riverside Majestic Hotel in Kuching from 29-31 March 2016.

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he Professional Conference Management (PCM) is an international course developed to deliver concepts on the planning and execution of convention and conference events. What was the turnout for the Professional Conference Management (PCM) in Kuching? We had a total of 35 people attend the PCM in Kuching and we are very pleased with the turnout. This was the first time we have had the PCM in Kuching. What was the feedback received from participants after the PCM? The participants were very pleased with the course, we never expected to receive such an overwhelming demand in Kuching. Currently, we are in collaboration with the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) to bring the PCM to Sarawak. Our local partner in Kuching, PLACE has been supporting MACEOS with this and for that we are very grateful.

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In your opinion, what is the potential of Sarawak becoming a hotspot for Business Events in Malaysia? What has been done to promote the state as a business events destination? As a ‘2nd tier’ city for Business Events, the local Government via the Sarawak Convention Bureau has been very successful in promoting Sarawak as a Business events destination. To date, it has successfully won many bids, most

recently ICCA that will take place in Kuching this November is proof of the many highlights of their success. Will you be conducting another PCM in Kuching? If so, when? Yes, due to the overwhelming response the last time, a second round of the PCM is being organised in Kuching from 28-30 June 2016. We are expecting at least 25 participants.


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Steve Monnington, Mayfield Media Strategies, UK

TRADITIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND TECHNOLOGY In my last column I reported on the tie up between UBM Asia and Alibaba and speculated the start of internet companies investing in traditional exhibitions. Recently, Hangzhou Shunwang Technology Co announced the acquisition of 51% of China Digital Entertainment Expo (known as ChinaJoy). SHUNWANG TECHNOLOGY Shunwang Technology is a Chinese quoted company providing entertainment software to internet cafes and is an exhibitor at ChinaJoy, China’s largest exhibition for the gaming sector. Whilst there is strategic logic in the purchase, what is interesting is that most of the major exhibition organisers active in China have been trying to buy into ChinaJoy as it’s one of the most profitable and fastest growing independently owned exhibition businesses in China. The company is forecasting a profit before tax in 2016 of USD 10 million but the owners price expectations has put it out of reach. Step forward Shunwang who will pay 350 million RMB (USD53 million) upfront and a total of 575 million RMB (USD 87 million) over three years provided certain profit targets are hit. The initial payment represents a multiple of 27x 2015 profit compared to multiples of 7x to 9x paid by the traditional exhibition companies. So this is more in line with a typical internet company valuation and Shunwang can afford to pay this as they are currently trading on a Price/Earning (PE) ratio of 81 and will raise up to 2bn RMB by placing new shares to fund this acquisition and others. As a reference

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point, Reed Elsevier’s PE ratio is currently 27 and UBM’s is 31. It’s not hard to see why the owners accepted Shunwang’s offer over the traditional organisers and arguably they can also add a lot more value to the business. The Alibaba/UBM tie up will be the start of significant involvement of the tech companies in our sector. M&A transactions tend to be primarily in the USA and UK with

very few in South East Asia so it’s good to see Tarsus acquiring 51% of Philippines organiser PEP Corporation. Development in South Korea seems to be the preserve of Reed Exhibitions. Following their partnership with K Fairs for Kormarine in 2014, they have now acquired the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held in Daegu, Busan and Seoul.

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BUSINESS EVENTS MALAYSIA is the official publication of the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) which aims to promote and encourage the growth of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions (MICE) industry. In 2014, Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and its industry partners, secured 152 conventions and corporate incentive bid wins, which will bring in 100,754 delegates to Malaysia between 2014 and 2020, an increase of 25 per cent in delegate numbers compared with same period in 2013. This is expected to create an estimated economic impact of RM970 million. As a destination, Malaysia has much to offer to attract a large portion of the MICE business that comes to this region. It is ranked among the top 10 destinations for MICE in Asia. BUSINESS EVENTS MALAYSIA magazine aims to reflect the growth and importance of MICE in Malaysia and in the region while pushing MACEOS into the position as the authority and voice in MICE related business and affairs in Malaysia and in the region.

TARGET MARKET • The Business Community • Event Organisers • Hotels • Conference Centres • Builders • AV Suppliers • Freight Forwarders • MICE Related Businesses

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• NEWS A quick round up of events related to MACEOS and MICE, news of major conferences or meetings in Malaysia and the Asian region. • FOCUS Issues regarding MICE in a particular country or policy changes that make for a better environment for MICE in the region. • VENUES Focus on different MICE venues in the country. • EXHIBITIONS Spotlight on some of the exhibitions held in the country and how the organisers pulled it off. • MEETINGS AND INCENTIVE TRAVEL A look at a few such events in the country. • CONVENTIONS A look at several high profile conventions. • PERSONALITY PROFILE Spotlight on top people in the MICE industry in the country and in the region. • ATTRACTIONS Feature on some of the attractions around the country – places, events, shopping malls, cultural events, sporting events, new and existing places of attraction. • CALENDAR Listing of events for the coming year with special relevance to MICE. • MACEOS This section looks at all the activities undertaken by MACEOS or under the aegis of MACEOS.

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IT’S TIME FOR ARCHIDEX!

ARCHIDEX 16 will be held from the 20-23 July 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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t’s back and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! There’s only one place to be this July for South East Asia’s community of architects, interior designers, developers, urban planners, engineers and other professionals involved in the vibrant building industry – ARCHIDEX at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia. To be held from 20-23 July 2016, for the seventeenth time, ARCHIDEX 16 is recognised as the region’s leading annual architecture, interior design and building industry trade event and is an event of Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2016 (KLAF) by PAM (Malaysian

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Institute of Architects/Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia). ARCHIDEX is jointly organised by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, a leading Malaysian trade and lifestyle exhibitions organiser. ARCHIDEX has been awarded the MyCEB/MACEOS – rAWr Award 2013 & 2015 for Best Trade Exhibition and also the 2015 Award for Outstanding Trade Exhibition Award 2015, ARCHIDEX continues to strive and it currently occupies a highly coveted position at the forefront of the region’s robust architecture, design and building industry. The exhibition will be expecting the attendance of over 35,000 visitors and

delegates from 70 countries, where they will be at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. At least 15,000 of the attendees consists of professionals from the building industry whom are coming to converge, connect and collaborate for four days of exhibition, conference and forums, meetings and networking, new products and launches, source for award winning products or eco and advance “As ARCHIDEX celebrates its 17th instalment this year, we look back to milestones of success that began in 2000, which culminates in creating this very important platform of exhibition for the industry until today”, said Dato’ Vincent Lim, President of C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd. He adds, “We see a continuous growth for the industry and expect a slight increase of transactions to over RM1billion from last year. ARCHIDEX will continue to see exhibitors local and international to feature and introduce latest products and technology or materials to the market here.”

ARCHIDEX – MUCH ANTICIPATED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL INDUSTRY AND BEYOND ARCHIDEX 16 will be anticipating the showcase of more than 1,200 exhibition booths from over 500 Malaysian and international companies. A total of 12 nations will showcase the very best of the industry in the exhibition – China, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States of America and Vietnam. “As Vision 2020 beckons on the horizon, it brings with it infinite possibilities and promises. Across a globally challenging economic landscape, architecture continues to surpass expectations. The demand for good design remains ever more,” said Ar Mohd Zulhemlee An, President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM). He adds, “It is our hope that the


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NEW HIGHLIGHTS AT ARCHIDEX 16 In light of recent participation of Malaysia in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the Focus Forum @ARCHIDEX will be held on 20 July 2016 to discuss the challenges and opportunities that would rise along the way – all in the perspective of the construction and building industry. Along with the Focus Forum, there will also be a Panel Session on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the outlook of the Malaysian construction industry in the next 20 years panelled by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM),Ministry of Human Resource (MOHR), Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) and also the Building Materials Distributors Association of Malaysia (BMDAM) – which aims to provide a thorough insight on these matters including: • With TPPA in motion, what is the outlook of the construction industry in the next 20 years? • Where will Malaysia stand in the international construction arena? • Will the construction still rely heavily on the foreign labour? In conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2016 (KLAF) also, there will also be a host of events organised by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) such as the: • Datum Conference • Design Forum • Green Forum • Architecture Exhibition • Masterclass • Public Lecture • Graphic Design Exhibition • Architecture Tours • Round Table. For more information on KLAF 2016, visit www.pam.org.my

annual conference and forums with our programme of featured speakers will continue to inspire participants through the anchor events like PAM Datum Conference, Green Forum and Design Forum, which are part of the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2016 (KLAF). Held together are also PAM’s Master Class and Public Lecture.” ARCHIDEX is endorsed by MATRADE and supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Works, Ministry ofTourism and Culture and the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB). For more information on ARCHIDEX 16 please visit www.archidex.com.my

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THE 8TH PENANG INTERNATIONAL INDIAN SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2016 – 8TH EDITION “Where shopping meets culture”

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he Penang International Indian Shopping Festival (PIISF) is in its 8th year this year after seven years of consecutive success as Penang’s finest Indian community based festival celebrating music, dance, arts, shopping and island culture. The festival will run over five magical days from the 6th-10th July 2016 at Spice Arena (formerly known as Penang International Sports Arena, PISA) from 12 noon till 10pm. The PIISF 2016 is recognised by the Penang Tourism Board and is officially listed under Penang Trade Events 2016. The festival is expected to attract Malaysians and people the world over to gather and enjoy a diverse line up of Indian cultural dance performers, singers and other talented individuals. Apart from hosting Indian Cultural Performances, the program is dedicated to showcasing shopping halls to provide a single shopping platform for visitors to buy Indian products like: Handi-crafts, textiles, jewellery, spices and condiments, Sarees, Punjabi suits, women fashion accessories, leather items, packed foods etc.

MORE EXHIBITORS, MORE VISITORS The 1st Penang International Indian Shopping Festival 2009 was held at the Penang Times Square in November 2009 with only 60 local and foreign exhibitors. However last year the event attracted almost 250,000 people during the festival that lasted five days. As for this year, there will be total of 190 exhibitors, both local and foreign displaying their products under one roof! Apart from Malaysian participants,

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India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are participating with traders from Kashmir, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Gujarat and Kerala showcasing the best products of their respective regions. So much to look forward to! The 8th Penang International Indian Festival 2016 Arts, Culture & Community Program celebrates a range of Indian cultures through music, dance, visual arts, and performances. It provides both artistic and cultural exchange opportunities for the local community and strives to create harmony among Malaysian cultures by coming together on equal ground, in a positive environment on the stunningly beautiful Penang Island. The PIISF with its elaborate 190 booths, carry a wide range quality goods and brand name products from modern to traditional accessories. Both local and foreign tourists come

to Penang for this five day festival. The festival comes to life with an innovative concept designed to invite global traders to sell goodies native to their country in specified stalls. This, integrated with non- country-specific sections, the PIISF houses stalls upon stalls of unique products. This event is an international consumption exhibition which got key support by Penang State Government. By adopting “exhibition”, “fair” and “festival” combination, the event realises the interaction with buyers, businessman, sales of consumption and interactive shopping festival. This annual community event will be free and open to the public. Professional musicians and groups will perform a variety of live Indian music and dance performances representing many local Indian ethnic groups. The PIISF is organised by and ASC Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd.


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FELIX HELPS LUMINOX TAKE FLIGHT! The LUMINOX Space Shuttle Display at Mid Valley Megamall saw Felix Expo Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd, beat the odds in logistics.

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ogistics comes with its own set of challenges, depending on the project at hand but we’re always up for the challenge,” says Albert Perianayagam., Managing Director for Felix Expo Logistics. “The LUMINOX space shuttle project was not only an exciting challenge but it was worth the effort when we saw the end result,” he adds. Albert explained that the project involved a team of 20 men split into three teams with each team headed by two supervisors and one senior supervisor. Team one was in charge of unloading, team two for moving and team three for assembling and hoisting the shuttle.

allowed for a three ton forklift with a low mast of 9 feet and below,” Albert explains. The maximum height required to hoist the space shuttle is roughly 20 feet and since installation was done inside the mall premises, only a battery operated forklift was allowed. “This limited the lifting capacity of course, but the team at Felix stepped up to the plate and modified a boom extension on an inverted fork adhering to engineering requirements on compulsive safety lifting methods.” Albert admits that without the extension, it would have been impossible to hoist the space shuttle and place it

to the inverter. “In addition to that, we had well-trained and experienced crew to operate the forklift with an extended tailor made boom,” adds Albert. The team studied the situation carefully and came up with the master plan and executed it flawlessly. With only one week of planning lead time and restricted working hours of between 1am to 7am that left the crew just 6 hours of execution time and only one chance to get it right, it was a task that met the mark of a big challenge. “Nonetheless, the team made it work and the end result was a sight to behold,” he says proudly.

THE TASK “Our task was to stabilise a 800kg space shuttle and to attach it on the tilted steel plate one feet by one feet in dimension in the centre court of the mall,” says Albert. The team faced many challenges that included strict security and safety standards by the venue which meant that to execute the installation, the entire pathway was covered with special plywood and metal 10mm plate as well as styrofoam nylon padding. “Also, the height of the front door entrance was nine feet and limited floor pay load only

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WHAT’S GOING ON AT SETIA CITY CONVENTION CENTRE? Work is still in progress at the brand new Hall 1 & 2 and right on track for its opening end of 2016.

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all 1 & 2 that is adjacent to the existing Setia City Convention Centre is targeted to be ready in the last quarter of 2016. Currently, the building structure is up and the roofing is progressing well and timely based on the project schedule. In addition, the 700 parking lots allocated for the extension are ready to be used for events. One of the highlights of Hall 1 & 2 is its flexibility, allowing two fully separated, self-sufficient, concurrent events to be held at the same time. The ability to separate and quarantine

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events means they can run two self-sufficient conventions, each with their own pre-function area, kitchen for catering and meeting rooms for breakout or preparation areas. The brand new hall will encompass individual drop-off areas, VIP holding rooms, registration counters, organisers office for each hall and 3 meeting rooms. Also, 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. Construction began in the third quarter of 2015 and is expected to

be completed by the last quarter of 2016. Booking for events at the new hall are open.

HARD HAT TOURS – ALL ARE WELCOME! The team at Setia City Convention Centre will welcome visitors from August onwards for a tour of the new extension. Hard hat tours will be available for parties who are looking for a bigger venue. Those who are interested in the tour can contact Setia City Convention Centre at 03-3359 5252 or email setiacitycc@ spsetia.com


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MEET THE EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE PROFESSIONALS Managing Director of Kaizer Exhibition and Conferences, Belle Yam says that she is pleased with the strides that the company is making in the Malaysian business events industry.

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ith a host of big shows under their belt, KaizerExhibitions and Conferences has years of experience organising events, exhibitions and conferences. Incorporated in 1996, they have a well-versed and dynamic team that have seen them through many successful events based on their professionalism and expertise. Under the directorship of Belle Yam, the company Managing Director, Kaizer has been on the right track right from the start. “My wealth of experience in handling numerous exhibitions and conferences has helped put Kaizer on the track to become one of the most sought after organisers,” says Yam. Under her supervision, numerous fairs and exhibitions have achieved high success rates.

Belle Yam, Kaizer’s Managing Director

CAFE SHOW MALAYSIA The much anticipated food and beverage show brings together the entire F&B related industry under one roof and to promote better communication, understanding and economic cooperation. There’s also a chance to explore any business opportunities available for those who see a potential in the world of F&B. www.cafebakeryshow.com

PRINT TECHNOLOGY The biennial Print Technology plays the role of a platform for the Asian advertising and printing trade, gaining greater heights, welcoming wider markets and accepting greater challenges while providing superior service to various industries. Advertising and printing trade leaders from all over the world gather in Kuala Lumpur for Print Technology, creating endless opportunities, possibilities and excitement. www.printechnology.com.my

IPMEX MALAYSIA Kaizer Exhibitions & Conferences has successfully organised many international trade and consumer events. However, they stand proud having organised IPMEX MALAYSIA 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2015. IPMEX is the only premier event in the field of Printing, Paper & Packaging Machinery industry in Malaysia. This event is fully supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs. www.ipmex.com

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HAVE A FEAST THIS RAMADHAN Take in the magnificent view offered while you feast on over 300 delicacies this Ramadhan at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).

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his Ramadhan will be extra special with this special Ramadhan buffet by Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) from June 8 till July 3, 2016 priced at RM98 nett for adults and RM49 nett for children. However, for children under the age of 5 years old, the entry is free. Café@PICC can accommodate 1,000 people at a time and the buffet will be open from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily with the theme Cultural Heritage Tradition Dishes. Among the main highlights are Nasi Briyani, Asam Pedas Melaka, Siput Sedut Masak Lemak, Kari Ayam Kapitan, Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi and Ikan Keli Goreng Berlado. We serve Kambing Hitam Manis, Sambal Telur, Ayam Goreng Berempah, Dalca Sayur dan Tetel, Kobis Goreng Kunyit,

Rendang Tok “Perak”, Gulai Udang Buah Pelam, Daging Gulai Kawah with “rias”, and Nangka Muda Masak Lemak. For Pantai Timur food lovers we provide Nasi Dagang Kuala Terengganu with Kari Ikan Tongkol Berherba, Ayam Percik Kuala Terengganu, Sotong Masak Singgang, Sayur Pucuk Paku Goreng Belacan, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak and Daging Kerutup.

SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD, PLENTY OF CHOICES The buffet meals will be served in variety of food stalls such as “Pembuka Selera”, “Aneka Panggang”, “BBQ Grill”, “Kawah Warisan”, “Kids Corner”, Jeruk Pak Ali and “Aneka Keropok”. Synonymous with the holy month of Ramadhan, PICC will also serve choices of porridge such as Bubur Lambuk PICC, Sup Bunjut PICC, Sup Cendawan and Sup Cendawan Berkrim. Besides highlighting traditional Malay dishes, there will be a choice of pasta-based food such as spaghetti, fettuccine, penne and linguine with choices of sauce bolognese, napolitano, carbonara and marinara.

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“Duit Raya’’ of RM3,000 cash and other consolations prizes amounting to a total of RM10,000 cash. The winners will be announced during month of Syawal through PICC Media Social. Other activities during Ramadhan at PICC include, Bazaar@PICC, “Majlis Iftar Amal Wakaf Bersama Ustaz Don” On 18 June 2016, “Majlis Iftar Akustika Bersama Zamani dan Mawi” on 22 June 2016, “Iftar Amal Bersama Anak-Anak Yatim” and many others spirituality and charitable values to share together. Throughout the breaking of fast, entertainment will be provided by a Qasidah performance from Afad, Rabbani, Wildan and Pawana. For reservations, please call 03–8887 6162. The booking also can be purchased from our online booking platform at www. ticketonline.my/picc. PICC also offers corporate Iftar packages or Hari Raya Open House for companies who wish to hold dinner with their guests and employees. Interested parties can call our “Ramadhan Buffet” hotline to proceed with reservations and bookings. For faster update on PICC’s events, please follow PICC official Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/piccmalaysia), Twitter and Instagram @piccmalaysia or official website http://www.picc.com.my


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MES: THE EXHIBITION PIONEERS IN PENANG Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES) created a small piece of history in November 2014 with the launch of their inaugural Food and Hotel Penang exhibition and conference.

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alaysian Exhibition Services have been organising a range of quality trade shows for Kuala Lumpur for over 30 years, with some of them now evolving into the market leaders for the industries they serve. Food and Hotel Malaysia (FHM) is one such show with its enhanced reputation making it the natural port of call for a variety of international food and beverage companies looking to target the Malaysian hospitality market. Malaysian Exhibition Services’ General Manager Alun Jones elaborates, “Food and Hotel Malaysia has over the years been a hugely successful trade exhibition showing growth both in visitors and exhibitors year on year. However, despite this success we have always had an ambition to do something

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like this outside the federal capital.“ Jones also explains that research had already shown them that Penang represented the best opportunity for another trade food and beverage exhibition but the lack of infrastructure in terms of exhibition space had always been the deterrent in taking the plunge. However, Penang has in recent years invested in the necessary infrastructure and so MES took the plunge with Food and Hotel Penang making its debut at Straits Quay Convention Centre (SQCC) in November 2014. “Any new trade exhibition does represent a risk and a challenge but we were delighted with the debut of Food and Hotel Penang at SQCC. The State Government could not have been more supportive and we are extremely grateful to YB Dato Abdul Malik the

State Minister for Religious Affairs, Domestic Trade and Consumer affairs and his team for helping us make Food and Hotel Penang a reality,” adds Jones. Moving ahead, plans are in full swing to bring back Food and Hotel Penang for its second showing in November 2016. Already, national pavilions in the melting pot include Taiwan, Japan, Italy, China and India as more and more international suppliers wake up to the vibrancy and rapid development of the hotel and restaurant sector in the island state. “We see a long term future for this event here in Penang and we can certainly see the show becoming a regional hub for the north of the country, Langkawi’s proximity also gives it added impetus as we look to widen the buyer base in attendance for 2016,” Jones concludes.


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PICO: MAKING WAVES IN EXPO PAVILION OPERATIONS

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he Expo Milano 2015 is the ‘mother of all exhibitions’ where nations of the world come together in support towards the common theme of the host country, Italy, with its theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, which has attracted over 150 countries across the world to congregate in the beautiful city of Milan for Expo Milano 2015 – including Malaysia. The contract to design, construct and manage the Malaysia Pavilion was awarded to Pico Malaysia. Other than to manage the day-today management and operations of the Pavilion, Pico was also responsible for daily events and activities conducted at the pavilion. Interestingly, about 90% of the events and activities conducted at the Malaysia Pavilion were managed and participated by the staff themselves. There were cultural performances – including Traditional Wedding Parade and Wedding Rituals for 4 main races in Malaysia. This weekly event was such a big hit as visitors piled-up the main decumanus to have a glimpse of this show of colors,

beauty and grace. The pavilion also featured a percussionist and singers at the front of the Pavilion on daily basis, including performance of traditional games during the evenings such as bamboo dances, gasing (top) spinning, batik canting, congkak playing and storytelling during the weekends. This pavilion managed to attract more than 3.2 million visitors out of the total 20 million visitors at the Expo – making it one of the more popular and one of the most visited pavilions.

Job well done, MOXIM HOUSE!

One of Pico’s associates, MOXIM HOUSE celebrated their tenth anniversary while receiving the award for Production Agency of the Year 2016 (Bronze) at the A+M Awards. MOXIM HOUSE is renowned for delivering all advertising and production executions, both big and small, locally and globally. Their total integrated services include: • PRODUCTION & POST PRODUCTION • AUDIO DESIGN & PRODUCTION • DESIGN & ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN.

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THEY’VE GOT YOU COVERED TK Tent & Air Conditioning Rental Sdn Bhd provides tent and air-conditioning rentals for all your special occasions.

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he vision of Managing Director, Dato’ Tee Tiam Hock brought TK Tent to life in 1978. Starting off solely in the air-conditioning industry, the company is today the largest and most reputable equipment rental company in Asia, having more than 41,705HP of various types of air conditioning equipment for rental. “Our business is essential to the business events industry because we offer a variety of equipment needed to make even the biggest shows a success!,” says Dato’ Tee. “Our team is highly experienced and we offer a variety

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of services, you can be rest assured that your events will run without a hitch with TK Tent,” he adds. Dato’ Tee further explained that the various events that they have been involved in locally as well as internationally has made them a top of the mind company for equipment rental in the business events industry. The services that TK TENT offer include Emergency Cooling, AirConditioners and Air-cooled Chiller Tent, Platform, Stage and Accessories, Generator Set and Electrical Works, Portable Toilets and Portable Showers. Through sheer determination

and commitment to their core values of quality, service, productivity and teamwork, TK Tent has built a strong, loyal and ever-expanding customer base both locally and overseas.

SOME OF TK TENT’S MOST NOTABLE EVENTS INCLUDE Some of the more reputable projects that we have involved in include: 1) LIMA Aerospace and Maritime in Langkawi 2) Formula 1 Grand Prix in Sepang 3) Malaysia International Furniture Fair in Kuala Lumpur 4) FEI Events 5) New Delhi Commonwealth Games 6) Asia Games Doha 7) Exhibitions in Ghana 8) Dubai International Boat Show 9) Yacht Show in Singapore 10) Bangkok Motor Show 11) Metalex, Bangkok 12) Oil & Gas Launching Ceremony in Turkmenistan 13) Chiang Mai Royal Flora Show 14) Eurasia Cup, Glemarie, Shah Alam


MACEOS EVENTS L ISTING : JULY–DECEMBER 2 01 6

JULY DATE

NAME OF EVENT

VENUE

TYPE

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

WEBSITE

Jul 18–21

COSMOBEAUTE ASIA 2016 12th Malaysia International Exhibition On Beauty, Cosmetics, Hair, Nail & Spa Business

Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Trade

ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd

enquiry@ecmi. com.my

www.ecmi.com.my

Jul 20–23

ARCHIDEX 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Trade

Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (Pam) & C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd

info@archidex. com.my

www.archidex. com.my

Jul 27–29

The 17th Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB) 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Trade

Sphere Exhibits Malaysia Sdn Bhd

cclim@ sphereexhibits. com.my

www.mifb.com.my

Jul 28–31

27th Malaysia International Bakery Confectionary Machinery & Equipment Exhibition (M’sia-Bakery 2016)

Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Trade

ES Event Management Sdn Bhd

esevent@ esevent.com.my

www.malaysiapack. com.my

Jul 28–31

27th Malaysia International Packaging & Labelling, Food Processing Machinery & Equipment Exhibition (M’sia-Pack 2016, M’sia-Foodpro 2016)

Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Trade

ES Event Management Sdn Bhd

esevent@ esevent.com.my

www.malaysiapack. com.my

Jul 28–31

27th Malaysia International Plastic, Mould & Die Exhibition (M’sia-Plas 2016)

Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Trade

ES Event Management Sdn Bhd

esevent@ esevent.com.my

www.malaysiapack. com.my

Jul 28–31

27th Malaysia International Sign & Led Exhibition (Sign & Led 2016)

Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Trade

ES Event Management Sdn Bhd

esevent@ esevent.com.my

www.malaysiapack. com.my

Jul 29–31

Homedec Johor Bahru 2016

Persada Johor International Convention Centre

Consumer

C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd

DATE

NAME OF EVENT

VENUE

TYPE

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

WEBSITE

Aug 2–4

The 13th Instrumention, Control & Automation, Technology (ICA 2016) And On Laboratory Instrumention, Equipment, Automation & Services (MLAB 2016)

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Trade

Sphere Exhibits Malaysia Sdn Bhd

cclim@ sphereexhibits. com.my

www.icaexpo.com. my/www.mlabexpo. com.my

AUGUST

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Ø M AC EOS EV ENTS L ISTING : JULY–DECEMBER 2016

AUGUST DATE

NAME OF EVENT

VENUE

Aug 4–7

Printech 2016

Aug 5–8

TYPE

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

WEBSITE

Putra World Trade Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Kaizer Exhibitions & Conferences Sdn Bhd

enquiries@ kaizer.com.my

www. printechnology. com.my

Malaysia International Jewellery Fair (MIJF)

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Trade

Elite Expo Sdn Bhd

info@eliteexpo. com.my

www.mijf.com.my

Aug 7–9

Penang Mattress And Furniture Fair

Spice Arena, Penang

Consumer

KH Event Management Sdn Bhd

gary@khevent. com

www.khevent.com

Aug 10–12

Penang Signature Gold Fair (PSG)

Straits Quay Convention Centre

Trade

Elite Expo Sdn Bhd

info@eliteexpo. com.my

www.mijf.com.my/ penanggold

SEPTEMBER DATE

NAME OF EVENT

VENUE

TYPE

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

WEBSITE

Sept 2–4

2nd Homefair ‘16

Persada Johor International Convention Centre

Trade

X Two Media Sdn Bhd

knowmore@ x2.com.my

www.homefair.com. my

Sept 7–9

IFSEC Southeast Asia 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Consumer

UBM Malaysia

ifsecsea@ubm. com

www.ifsecsea.com

Sept 8–10

ATLS2016 – 4th Asean Transport & Logistic Show

MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre

Trade

Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd

enquiries@ femsb.com

www.atlsexpo.com

Sept 12–13

Taylor’s 9th Teaching And Learning Conference

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

Conference

TED @ Intellect, Taylor’s University

ttlc.general@ taylors.edu.my

Sept 18–20

Penang Mattress And Furniture Fair

Straits Quay Convention Centre, Penang

Consumer

KH Event Management Sdn Bhd

gary@khevent. com

www.khevent.com

Sept 22–25

Asean Woodtech 2016

Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Trade

Trade-Link Ite Sdn Bhd

info@tradelink. com.my

www.tradelink.com. my/woodtech/

Sept 23–25

AQUA Pets Malaysia

Mines Exhibition Centre

Consumer

Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd

enquiries@ femsb.com

www.femsb.com

Sept 25–27

Megahome Electrical And Home Fair

Setia City Convention Centre

Consumer

KH Event Management Sdn Bhd

gary@khevent. com

www.khevent.com

Sept 28–30

Malaysia Oil & Gas Services Exhibition And Conference (Mogsec) 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Trade

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd

enquiry@ mesallworld.com

www.mogsec.com. my

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taylors.edu.my/ ttlc2016


OCTOBER DATE

NAME OF EVENT

VENUE

TYPE

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

WEBSITE

Oct 5–8

International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Trade

Malaysian Green Technology Corporation

vicky@ mesallworld.com

www.igem.my

Oct 8–11

Megahome Electrical And Home Fair

Malacca International Trade Centre

Consumer

KH Event Management Sdn Bhd

gary@khevent. com

www.khevent.com

Oct 14–17

Beautyexpo 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Trade

UBM Malaysia

beautyexpo@ ubm.com

www.beautyexpo. com.my

Oct 20–23

Home Décor And Design Exhibition 2016 (Homedec 2016 – Part 1)

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Consumer

C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd

info@homedec. com.my

www.homedec.com. my

Oct 27–30

Home Décor And Design Exhibition 2016 (Homedec 2016 – Part 2)

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Consumer

C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd

info@homedec. com.my

www.homedec.com. my

NOVEMBER DATE

NAME OF EVENT

VENUE

TYPE

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

WEBSITE

Nov 6–8

Megahome Electrical And Home Fair

Spice Arena, Penang

Consumer

KH Event Management Sdn Bhd

gary@khevent. com

www.khevent.com

Nov 15–17

Food & Hotel Penang (FHP) 2016

Straits Quay Convention Centre, Penang

Trade

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd

vicky@ mesallworld.com

www. foodandhotelpenang. com

DECEMBER DATE

NAME OF EVENT

VENUE

TYPE

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

WEBSITE

Dec 8–11

12th Malaysia International Branding Showcase

Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

Trade

ES Event Management Sdn Bhd

esevent@ esevent.com.my

http://mibs.com. my/

Dec 8–11

Malaysia Argiculture Technology & Equipment Exhibition

Putra World Trade Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur

ES Event Management Sdn Bhd

esevent@ esevent.com.my

http://mibs.com. my/

Dec 10–11

Facon Education Fair 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Consumer

Sphere Exhibits Malaya Sdn Bhd

cclim@ sphereexhibits. com.my

www.faconedufair. com

Dec 11–13

Megahome Electrical And Home Fair

Persada Johor International Convention Centre

Consumer

KH Event Management Sdn Bhd

gary@khevent. com

www.khevent.com

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Agility Logistics Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7841 8888 Fax: 03-7842 3295 Email: ILeow@agility.com Website: www.agility.com Anderes Fourdy Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-2788 4543 Email: yuan@anderesfourdy.com Website: www.anderesfourdy.com AOS Convention & Events Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-4252 9100 Fax: 03-4275 1133 Email: mice@aosconventions.com Website: www.aosconventions.com ASC Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-2278 5555 Fax: 03-2278 5544 Email: info@agendasuria.com Website: www.agendasuria.com AsiaEvents Exsic Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7980 9902 Fax: 03-7980 4902 Email: ness@mide.com.my Website: www.asiaevents.com.my AV Image Systems Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6185 6771/2 Fax: 03-6185 6773 Email: martin@avimage.com.my Website: www.avimage.com.my AV Solutions Integrated Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6272 8905/6 Fax: 03-6272 8907 Email: ragu@avsolutions.com.my angel@avsolutions.com.my Website: www.avsolutions.com.my Berjaya University College of Hospitality Tel: 03-2687 7000 Fax: 03-2687 7001 Email: info@berjaya.edu.my Website: www.berjaya.edu.my Borneo Adventure Sdn Bhd Tel: 082-245 175 Fax: 082-422 626 Email: info@borneoadventure.com Website: www.borneoadventure.com Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Tel: 082-392 888 Fax: 082-480 222 Email: eric.vanpiggelen@bcck.com.my Website: www.bcck.com.my Borneo Tru Events Sdn Bhd Tel: 082-578 330 Fax: 082-578 334 Email: silas@truevents.my Website: www.truevents.my Brainwave Channels Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6277 6777 Fax: 03-6277 6667 Email: info@brainwavech.com Website: www.brainwavech.com Brandme Associate Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6257 9335 Fax: 03-6257 9387 Email: sdchia@brandme-intl.com Website: www.brandme-intl.com Casuarina Hotel Management Sdn Bhd Tel: 05-529 9999 Fax: 05-529 9972 Email: info@casuarinahotels.com.my Website: www.casuarinahotels.com.my Cat City Holidays Sdn Bhd Tel: 082-414200 Fax: 082-414210 Email: mok@catcityholidays.com Website: www.catcityholidays.com CPH Travel Agencies Sdn Bhd Tel: 082-414921 Fax: 082-424587 Email: oscar@cphtravel.com.my Website: www.cphtravel.com.my

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C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7982 4668 Fax: 03-7982 1648 Email: yuhanis@cisnetwork.com Website: www.cisnetwork.com CNE Global Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6203 3663 Fax: 03-6203 1948 Email: event@cneglobal.com.my Website: www.cneglobal.com.my CEMS Conference and Exhibition (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6211 2438 Fax: 03-6206 2428 Email: hellen@cems.com.my Website: www.cems.com.my CNN International Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8073 2733 Fax: 03-8073 2688 Email: info@cnn.net.my Website: www.cnn.net.my Curio Pack Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-3325 3777 Fax: 03-3325 3666 Email: chonglee@curiopack.com.my Website: www.curiopack.com.my D Avenue Technologies Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7832 1113 Fax: 03-7832 1138 Email: info@d-avenue.com Website: www.d-avenue.com Displaymax (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7781 4077 Fax: 03-7782 1977 Email: melvin@displaymax.com.my Website: www.displaymax.com.my DOREMI Services & Rental Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6257 3833 Fax: 03-6257 8019 Email: drm@doremi.com.my Website: www.doremievent.com e.City Hotel @ One City Tel: 03-5115 1111 Email: info@ecityhotel.cmy Website: www.eCityHotel.my ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8023 0820 Fax: 03-8023 0830 Email: wycheong@ecmi.com.my Website: www.ecmi.com.my ECO MERIDIAN SDN BHD Tel: 04-643 2525 Fax: 04-641 2250 Email: spice@spsetia.com Website: www.setiaspice.com EDGE Concept Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-9284 8662 Fax: 03-9285 8662 Email: info@edge.concept.com.my Website: www.edgeconcept.com.my EM Exhibitions (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6205 3631 Fax: 03-6205 3630 Email: info@eventmasters.com.my Website: www.pcexpo.com.my EFE Expo Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6270 9332 Fax: 03-6270 9331 Email: sally@efe.my Website: www.efe.my Elite Expo Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-5891 1157 Fax: 03-5891 1147 Email: Johnson@elite.com.my Website: www.elite.com.my ES Event Management Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-9132 1922 Fax: 03-9133 1920 Email: esevent@esevent.com.my Website: www.esevent.com.my

ES Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-9172 1598 Fax: 03-9171 5598 Email: casey@esexhibition.com Website: www.esexhibition.com Events Horizon Tel: 082-457 167 Fax: 082-457 153 Email: jasonchew@eventshorizon.com.my Website: www.eventshorizon.com.my/ www.eventshorizon.com.my Expoworks Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7832 3031 Fax: 03-7832 6031 Email: eric@expoworks.com.my Website www.expoworks.com.my Fairs & Events Management Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-5636 1788 Fax: 03-5637 2788 Email: enquiries@femsb.com Website: www.femsb.com Felix Expo Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-5636 9511 Fax: 03-5632 7795 Email: malaysia@felixexpolog.com Website: www.felixexpolog.com Globez Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-9221 3229 Fax: 03-9221 8339 Email: info@globez.com.my Website: www.globez.com.my Group Thirty Three International Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8071 6633 Fax: 03-8071 6333 Email: kenlow@group33.com.my Website: www.group33.com.my Hawt Dotz Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-61428813 Fax: 03-614828816 Email: shirling@hawtdotz.com Website: www.hawtdotz.com Helo Holding Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8939 9667/012-293 5580 Fax: 07-352 8468 Email: heloled@gmail.com Website: www.heloled.com / www.xpomass.com.my ICEM Sdn Bhd Tel: 03- 6151 8682 Fax: 03-6151 4852 Email: klyuen@icemregional.com Website: www.icemregional.com Idea Sempurna Services Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6277 9298 Fax: 03-6277 9248 Email: faris@ideasempurna.com.my Website: www.ideasempurna.com.my Innogen Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8961 1108 Fax: 03-8961 0687 Email: info@innogen.com.my Website: www.innogen.com.my JIM Project & Expo Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7846 1811 Fax: 03-7846 1944 Email: enquiry@jim.com.my Website: www.jim.com.my Kaizer Exhibitions & Conferences Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6275 1088/6277 5108 Fax: 03-6277 9108 Email: enquiries@kaizer.com.my belyam@hotmail.com Website: www.kaizer.com.my KH Event Management Sdn Bhd Fax: 07-234 2450 Email: gary@khevent.com Website: www.megahome.my


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Kingsmen-KEB Systems Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-9076 1010 Fax: 03-9080 2990 Email: kingsmen@kingsmen.com.my Website: www.kingsmen.-int.com www.kingsmen.com.my Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Tel: 03-2333 2888 Fax: 03-2333 2882 Email: info@klccconventioncentre.com Website: www.klccconventioncentre.com MAEPS Management Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8943 4699 Fax: 03-8948 4985 Email: norafizah@maeps.com.my Website: www.maeps.com.my Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-4041 0311 Fax: 03-4043 7241 Email: ajones@mesallworld.com Website: www.mesallworld.com Malaysian Gifts & Premium Association (MGPA) Tel: 03-7887 3338 Fax: 03-7880 2228 Email: enquiry@mgpa.org.my Website: www.kligp.com.my/www.mgpa.org.my MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) Managed By: Creative Arm & Communications Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6203 7032 Fax: 03-6203 7034 Email: mecc@cac.com.my Website: http://mecc.matrade.gov.my Messe Worldwide Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7803 2276 Fax: 03-7803 3276 Email: info@messeww.com Website: www.messeww.com MINES Int’l Exhibition Centre Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8945 2055/8949 5400 Fax: 03-8949 5404 Email: info@miecc.mines.com.my Website: www.miecc.mines.com.my

PICO International (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6275 5990 Fax: 03-6275 3233 Email: peterteh@pico.com.my / info@pico.com.my Website: www.pico.com.my Planet Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd Tel: 082-250 400/252 400 Fax: 082-237 400 Email: letitia@placeborneo.com Website: www.placeborneo.com Port Klang Free Zone Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-3101 5568 Fax: 03-3101 2206 Email: chia@pkfz.com Website: www.pkfz.com Premier ITE Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7842 9863 Fax: 03-7842 7863 Email: info@tradelink.com.my Website: www.tradelink.com.my Putrade Property Management Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-2614 6999 Fax: 03-4049 3330 Email: zalidi@pwtc.com.my Website: www.pwtc.com.my Putrajaya International Convention Centre Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8887 6000 Fax: 03-8887 6499 Email: enquiry@picc.com.my Website: www.picc.com.my

Skyzone Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-2203 8899 Fax: 03-2203 8877 Email: inbound@skyzonetours.com Website: www.skyzonetours.com Smart Reg System Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-4024 7717 Fax: 03-4024 7017 Email: info@mysmartreg.com Website: www.mysmartreg.com Sphere Exhibits Malaysia Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7981 8766 Fax: 03-7981 8771 Email: info@sphereexhibits.com.my Website: www.sphereexhibits.com.my Setia City Convention Centre Tel: 03-3359 5252 Fax: 03-3359 2552 Email: setiacitycc@spsetia.com Website: www.setiacitycc.com Sunway University Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7491 8622 Fax: 03-5635 8633 Email: anishac@sunway.edu.my Website: www.sunway.edu.my Switch Exhibits Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-2178 6376 Fax: 03-2178 6301 Email: kelvin@switchexhibits.com Website: www.switchexhibits.com

Qube Integrated Malaysia Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6151 9973/9673 Fax: 03-6151 3973/3673 Email: alicia@qube.com.my Website: www.qube.com.my

Taylor’s University Tel: 03-5629 5000 Fax: 03-5629 5522 Email: tonythomas@taylors.edu.my Website: www.taylors.edu.my The Hot Shoe Show & Co.Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7803 8898 Fax: 03-7806 1968/7806 2270 Email: hots@hotshoes.com.my Website: www.hotshoes.com.my TK Tent & Air-conditioning Rental Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8961 9988 Fax: 03-8962 1862 Email: rental@tktent.com Website: www.tktent.com Trade-Link ITE Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7842 9863 Fax: 03-7842 7863 Email: info@tradelink.com.my, edwin@tradelink.com.my, rina@tradelink.com.my Website: www.tradelink.com.my TwoJ International (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-8734 7311 Fax: 03-8737 4322 Email: joyhanis@twoj.com.my Website: info.twoj.com.my

Newfair (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6157 0767 Fax: 03-6156 3767 Email: info@newfair.com.my Website: www.newfair.com.my

RE Rogers (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-5510 8611 Fax: 03-5510 6296 Email: chris@rogers-asia.com Website: www.rogers-asia.com Radius Exhibits & Interiors Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7968 2002 Fax: 03-7958 6610 Email: michellechua@radiusworld.com Website: www.radiusworld.com Reed Exhibitions Sdn Bhd Tel: 65-6780 4653 Fax: 65-6588 3832 Email: louise.chua@reedexpo.com.sg Website: www.reedexpo.com.sg

Pacific World Destination East Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-2279 9722 Fax: 03-2279 9799 Email: catherine@pacificworld.com Website: www.pacificworld.com Parico Electrical Engineering Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6275 5990 Fax: 03-6275 9626 Email: info@pico.com.my Website: www.pico.com.my Penexpo Events Sdn Bhd Tel: 04-540 0472 Fax: 04-540 0471 Email: wendy@penexpo.com.my Website: www.penexpo.com.my Persada Johor Int. Convention Centre Tel: 07-219 8888 Fax: 07-223 5522 Email: sales@puteripacific.com Website: www.persadajohor.com Perk Idea Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6730 4900 Fax: 03-6261 2917 Email: marketing@perk.com.my Website: www.perk.com.my Persatuan Pengurusan Kompleks Malaysia (PPK) Tel: 03-7727 6202/7727 6232 Fax 03-7727 6203 Email: Ppkmalaysia1984@gmail.com Website: www.ppkm.org.my

Sarawak Convention Bureau Tel: 082-242 516 Fax: 082-242 519 Email: info@sarawakcb.com Website: www.sarawakcb.com Sept10 Concepts Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6280 6277 Fax: 03-6280 6627 Email: info@sept10.com Website: www.sept10.com Schenker Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7949 7888 Fax: 03-7949 7989 Email: angie.ng@dbschenker.com Website: www.dbschenker.com Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-4042 5555/4049 4405 Fax: 03-4043 5253 Email: zakariya@seripacific.com Website: www.seripacifichotel.com Shapers Malaysia Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6203 4433 Fax: 03-6203 4422 Email: enquiry@halal.org.my Website: www.halal.com.my Six Degrees Exhibits & Interiors Solutions Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-6277 5966 Fax: 03-6277 5066 Email: info@sixdegrees.com.my Website: www.sixdegrees.com.my

UBIQ Global Solutions Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-7887 9229 Fax: 03-7887 8231 Email: harbans.singh@ubiqglobal.com Website: www.ubiqglobal.com United Business Media (M) Sdn Bhd UBM Malaysia Tel: 03-2176 8788 Fax: 03-2164 8786 Email: info-my@ubm.com Website: www.ubmmalaysia.com Woo Doo Creative Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-5021 8577 Email: david@woodoocreative.com Website: www.woodoocreative.com X Two Media Sdn Bhd Tel: 07-863 7500 Fax: 07-863 6599 Email: jonest@x2.com.my Website: www.x2.com.my

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The largest air-conditioning rental company, management team since 1978 in this industry, Fixed Assets of RM 26 Million and Paid up Capital of RM 11.8 Million ( Year 2016 )

RENTAL OF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR ALL YOUR EMERGENCY COOLING NEEDS DURING BREAKDOWN, OVERHAULING, UPGRADING, RETROFITTING, REPAIR, LATE DELIVERY, ETC…

RENTAL FOR EVENTS / EXHIBITION : - TENT C/W DÉCOR, PLATFORM, ETC - AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - MIST FAN, AIR-COOLER - GENERATOR SET - ELECTRICAL WORKS - PORTABLE TOILET - OVERSEAS RENTAL JOBS IN BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, CHINA, DOHA, DUBAI, GHANA, HONG KONG, INDIA, MYANMAR, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, TURKMENISTAN, THE PHILIPPINES, VIETNAM, ETC

Address: No. 22, Jalan Industri Taming Mas, Pusat Industri Taming Mas, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Direct line: +603-89611253, 89611254, 89611048, +6012-2107771 Vacancy General line: +603-89619988 ( 18 lines ) Fax : +603-89621862 • Sales Executive • Gen-set Foreman Website: www.tktent.com / Email : rental@tktent.com • Chiller Technician • Air-cond Technician

BUSINESS Mobile : +6012 - 334 7939 Ms. Tracy Teoh / +6012 - 334 0399 Mr. Alex / +6012 - 556EVENTS 4366MALAYSIA Danny 39

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