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YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz

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Dato’ Noraini Ahmad

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Datuk Mohd Ilyas Zainol Abidin

Minister of Tourism and Culture

Chairman of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) President of Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)

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Editorial 8

Malaysia - The Hub of Business Tourism

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Uniquely Malaysia - The Hub of Business Tourism

Overview of Malaysia Business Tourism Incentives Galore

The Ideal Host Country Truly Unique Business Event Destination

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Planner’s Resources

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World Class MICE Facilities (Convention Centres)

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Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) Ensuring a Successful Event

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Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) Istana Budaya Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC) Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC) Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC) Genting International Convention Centre (GICC) Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) Persada Johor International Convention Centre

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World Class MICE Facilities (Hotels & Resorts) • • • • • • • • •

Bukit Gambang Resort City Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya Tropicana Golf & Country Resort A’ Famosa Resort Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang Nilai Springs Resort Hotel Crown Regency Serviced Suites

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Incentives

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Events Highlight 2014 / 2015

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Venue Dimension & Seating Capacity

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Floor Plans / Layout of Facilities

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MICE Listings

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M E S S A G E

M a g e M ee ss ss a

MINISTER OF TOURISM AND CULTURE, MALAYSIA Selamat Datang & Salam 1 Malaysia On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd for the publication of the 7th edition for the Malaysia MICE 2014. I believe this magazine will be a valuable guide as it gives business users rapid access to information on conference and exhibition products and services in Malaysia. Indeed, we can make great-strides in our business tourism agenda if competitive strategies such as this are continued.

Malaysia targets to increase business tourism arrivals from five percent to eight percent of overall tourist arrivals.

Under the Economic Transformation Programme, Malaysia targets to increase business tourism arrivals from five percent to eight percent of overall tourist arrivals. This translates to an increase from 1.2 million to 2.9 million by year 2020. The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the country’s lead agency to develop the business tourism segment has been tasked to strengthen our competitiveness in this area. Once again, I wish Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd every success and may it continue to promote the Malaysian business tourism industry. CELEBRATING 1 MALAYSIA, TRULY ASIA

YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz

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M E S S A G E

M e s s a g g e e M es

Chairman of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) I would like to congratulate Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd for successfully publishing the 7th edition for the Malaysia MICE. Currently in its 7th edition, the magazine contains more comprehensive content to guide, inform and update professionals on the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. Factors such as conveniently located venues; state-of-the-art infrastructure; seamless logistics network; variety of gastronomic delights; and friendly and hardworking staff have built Malaysia into an attractive destination for international event organisers and delegates. In addition, Malaysia is strategically located in the heart of South East Asia as well as between Asian and Western regions, which makes it convenient for travellers to transit from nearby major cities. It is important that the business tourism industry continues to grow as more events will further develop other sectors such as tourism, entrepreneurship and local businesses. It is through events such as trade- fairs and exhibitions that the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) can act as the bridge for Malaysian companies to personally meet discuss and network with potential clients from all over the world. Before I end, I wish to commend Malaysia MICE as an excellent initiative that will support and develop the business tourism industry in Malaysia. I believe that Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd will serve as a vital resource to promote and highlight the outstanding value that Malaysian business tourism venues have to offer to the world.

The business tourism sector in Malaysia is growing rapidly as the country has put in place the right elements and facilities for planners to successfully organise world-class events here.

Thank you.

Dato’ Noraini Ahmad

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M s s a g g e e M ee s M A L AY S I A N A S S O C I A T I O N O F H O T E L S

P E R S AT U A N H O T E L M A L AY S I A

President of Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) It is easy to see why internationally acclaimed corporations and bodies are making Malaysia their choice destination when it comes to business tourism. Judging from the existing number of tourist arrivals, the Government’s plan to enlarge the travel and tourism infrastructure by providing more accommodation and meeting rooms with large capacities, equipped for international business meetings in hotels and convention centers, has shown promising potential. Be it a private meeting, business seminar, training or annual dinner, Malaysia is the perfect destination to offer total comfort for business travellers and holidaymakers alike.

Malaysia has invaluable conventions, meetings, exhibitions or banquets to pair with world-class facilities plus the latest in audio and visual presentation technology.

Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd has also established a niche for itself as marketing tool to promote and enhance the business tourism industry of Malaysia. We assure you that our member hotels will provide the best of Malaysian hospitality. On behalf of Malaysian Associations of Hotels, I would like to congratulate Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd for the publication of the 7th edition of the Malaysia MICE.

Datuk Mohd Ilyas Zainol Abidin

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Malaysia The Hub of Business Tourism • Overview of Malaysia Business Tourism • Incentives Galore

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Business tourism serves to strengthen business networks and international collaborations, boost multicultural business skills and expertise, and develop Malaysia’s profile through international media publicity and exposure.

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Malaysia - The Hub Of Business Tourism

Overview of Malaysia Business Tourism

While initiatives have been traditionally focused on drawing leisure tourism, the contributions of business tourism to the national economy have surfaced. Malaysia’s international business tourism visitors have increased by an estimated 140% since 2003.

International Business Tourism Visitors Arrival to Malaysia 2003-2012 Year

International Business Tourism Visitors

Growth Rate

2003

550 741

2004

675 699

+23%

2005

773 562

+15%

2006

820 243

+ 6%

2007

1 013 104

+ 24%

2008

1 123 373

+ 11%

2009

1 253 248

+ 12%

2010

1 278 014

+ 2%

2011

1 285 145

+ 1%

2012

1 326 734

+ 3.2%

Source: Statistics from MyCEB

The total expenditure of international business tourism visitors in the year 2012 amounted to RM11 billion, bearing an economic impact value of RM18.2 billion. With an average length of stay in the country inclusive of a convention’s duration of 6 days, it was estimated that an international business visitor spends an average of RM7,418 on a visit to Malaysia, which is triple the expenses of a leisure visitor. With this realisation in sight, the Malaysian government have identified business tourism as one of the potential major contributors to the national income.

Business Tourism Visitor Spend versus Average Visitor Spend Per Trip

Per Day

International Business Tourism Visitors (RM)

7 418

1 268

Other Visitors (RM)

2 257

337

Source: Statistics from MyCEB

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Business tourism greatly benefits the country’s economy. Foreign exchange earnings rise along with employment rate as according to the National Business Events Study (NBES) in 2004, one full-time equivalent job is created with every approximate RM192,450 generated by business tourism. The arrival of industry world leaders and potential investors also open doors to many business opportunities. As NBES had also reported that 60% of international delegates would return within two years, complementing sectors such as medicine, science and technology also stand to flourish in line with the growth of business tourism. As one of the 131 Entry Point Projects (EPP) mooted to support the Economic Transformation Program (ETP), the tourism sector’s EPP 10 is to establish Malaysia as a leading business tourism destination.

Industry Statistics International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

2012

MALAYSIA World Ranking

35

Asia Pacific Ranking

9

No. of International Association Meetings

109

KUALA LUMPUR World Ranking

31

Asia Pacific Ranking

8

No. of International Association Meetings

69

KUCHING World Ranking

176

Asia Pacific Ranking

38

No. of International Association Meetings

13

KOTA KINABALU World Ranking

286

Asia Pacific Ranking

64

No. of International Association Meetings

7

Source: International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Rankings 2012

Union of International Associations (UIA)

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Malaysia World Ranking Asia Ranking No. of International Association Meetings

22 5 141

Source: Union of International Associations (UIA) International Meetings, Statistics for the year 2012

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The ETP was launched in the year 2010 as a 10-year plan to turn Malaysia into a high income economy by the year 2020. The implementation of the EPP 10 is hoped to be one of the contributors to the achievement of Malaysia’s desired gross national income of RM3,947 million and 16,720 jobs by the year 2020. This vision can be realised in line with the intended number of 2.9 million business travellers or 8% of total visitors by the year 2020. Business tourism is indeed lucrative revenue for the country. From the just 45 major meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) meetings secured in the year 2012, a participation of 61,659 attendees and an approximate revenue of RM597 million was achieved. With the year 2014 being Visit Malaysia Year (VMY 2014), more initiatives are lined up to boost both leisure and business arrivals to the targeted 28 million visitors. As announced by Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) at the European Incentive Business Travel and Marketing (EIBTM) on 19th – 21st November 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, some of the events lined up include Tropfest SEA, the world’s biggest short film festival; Festival International Sports Extreme World Series 2014 (FISE) and Ironman Triathlon in Putrajaya and Langkawi.


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Malaysia Twin Deal Programme ++ (MTD++)

MyCEB’s Malaysia Twin Deal Programme ++ (MTD++) is another initiative aimed at supporting the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign. The initiative, named after the iconic Petronas Twin Towers that put Malaysia on the world map, attracts business tourists by delivering events with a personal touch and rewards. Event organizers also stand to receive benefits by promoting the initiative through two types of MTD++ deals – Deal 1 and Deal 2. Deal 1 welcomes business visitors with gifts, local dining experiences and cultural performances. The rewards are tiered based to the number of participants: A group of 5099 participants will see each member receiving a selamat datang (welcome) gift and a makan-makan (dining) local cuisine experience. Groups of 100-199 participants will have the chance to enjoy an additional Malaysian cultural performance, while groups larger than 200 pax will also receive a complimentary cocktail on top of the welcome gift, local cuisine and cultural performance. Deal 2 is aimed at the meeting planners who stand to receive incentive rewards depending on the total number of participants they bring in. An attractive iPad Mini awaits meeting planners who bring in a cumulative number of 500 participants. Planners successful in organizing a total of 1,000 participants will receive a 4D3N local vacation for two persons inclusive of return air tickets, accommodation at a 5-star hotel and complimentary dinner for two. The most lucrative reward awaits meeting planners who have hosted a cumulated 2,000 participants. These planners stand to receive an iPad Mini and a 5D4N vacation to any two preferred destinations in Malaysia. The holiday package

comes inclusive of return air tickets and accommodation at a 5-star hotel. Incentives and benefits are not just limited to Deals 1 and 2; MTD++ also collaborates with renowned hotels to provide value packages to business travellers. These packages include a complimentary room for every 25 rooms booked (limited to two rooms), a room upgrade for every 25 paying rooms and welcome gifts and drinks for every guest. MTD++ was launched staggered in the target markets of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Response has been greatly positive since its launch, with China ‘sending’ 9,000 participants to Malaysia as of date to enjoy the MTD++’s privileges. To manage and plan well the interest in organizing business events in Malaysia, all arrivals for the year must be booked at least six months in advance. This success, along with the growing number of visitors is an indication of the country’s capability and excellent track record of hosting large scale international events, which led to the award of the opportunity to be the host of the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting. Scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur in 2015, the IOC meets to plan and organize the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games. One of the major and biggest business congregations held, IOC will see a huge delegate of 1,500 international IOC and honorary members for this event, with an additional 1,500 members from the media. Malaysia’s MICE planners are confident that the meeting will be hosted successfully given their expertise, experience and facilities. MICE

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Incentives Galore

The introduction and implementation of financial subsidies and assistance is one of the many initiatives introduced by the Malaysian government to achieve an Economic Transformation Program’s (ETP) objective in transforming Malaysia into a leading business tourism destination.

The tourism industry is an important and valuable sector to the country. The nation’s income flourishes through travel receipts but tourism also nurtures the economy through the employment it provides and the growth of the businesses and industries directly or indirectly related to it. Accommodation, food and beverage, retail, cottage industries, transportation and even telecommunications stand to boom along with the developments of tourism. The companies involved in promoting and developing tourism stand to benefit even more. These benefits are disseminated in the form of incentives, allowances and tax deductions to companies involved in the development of Malaysian tourism.

Incentives for Pioneer Status

A company is awarded a pioneer status if the Ministry of International Trade and Industry acknowledges its contribution or significance in a promoted activity or producing a promoted product in the manufacturing, agricultural, hotel, tourism, research and development or technical or vocational training sectors. A company with a pioneer status is given a 5-year exemption from paying income tax. The company is only taxable on 30% of its statutory income earned from the commencement of operations, as determined by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The company can also carry forward its accumulated losses and unabsorbed capital allowances to be deducted against the post-pioneer income of a business majoring in the same promoted activity or promoted product.

Investment Tax Allowance

Companies that do not qualify for Pioneer Status can opt for the Investment Tax Allowance (ITA), in which succeeding in the application will see the company

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receiving an allowance of 60% of the qualifying capital expenditure within five years from the date of the first qualifying capital expenditure incurred. This allowance can be offset against 70% of the company’s statutory income in the year of assessment and any unutilized allowances can be accumulated to the following years until the full amount has been utilized. The company will be taxed at the current company tax rate for the remaining 30% of the statutory income.

Further Incentives for Hotels and Tourism Projects Companies involved in the development, modernisation and facelift of hotels and tourism projects are eligible for further Pioneer Status incentives or Investment Tax Allowance. Companies with a Pioneer Status enjoy a full income tax exemption and have the privilege of carrying forward accumulated losses and unabsorbed capital allowances to be deducted against its post-pioneer income.


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Tax Exemption for Conference and Exhibitions Promotions Firms applying for the Investment Tax Allowance (ITA) will receive an allowance equivalent to the full amount of its qualifying capital expenditure which can be offset against 100% of the statutory income in each year of assessment. Any unused allowance can be accumulated to subsequent years until the whole amount has been fully utilised.

Incentives for the Luxury Yacht Industry

The incentives and tax exemptions provided to companies involved in the luxury yacht industry consists of the Pioneer Status incentive and 100% income tax exemption. Companies that construct luxury yachts are awarded the Pioneer Status incentive, while those involve in chartering services of luxury yachts or restore and maintain luxury yachts in the island of Langkawi, Malaysia, are given an income tax exemption of 100% for five years.

Deduction on Tourism Promotion Abroad

Any expenses incurred for promotional activities abroad by hotels and tour operators are entitled for double deduction. This expenditure include the publication and delivery costs of guide books, magazines and pamphlets that are not charged to the customers abroad, market research into new markets overseas, and the organizing of trade fairs, seminars or forums approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Expenses for the maintenance of tourism promotional and sales offices abroad as well as fares to a foreign destination to negotiate or obtain a contract for advertisement or participation in trade fairs, conferences or forums are also tax-deductible.

Deduction on Participation in Trade Fairs

Any expenses incurred for participation in approved international trade fair in Malaysia are entitled for a double deduction for taxes.

Local companies qualify for tax exemption on the income earned from bringing at least 500 foreign participants into the country if they promote international conferences that take place in Malaysia. Income earned from organising international trade exhibitions in Malaysia are also taxexempted if the exhibitions are approved by MATRADE and the organisers succeed in bringing in at least 500 foreign visitors per year.

Deduction on Cultural Performances

Expenses related to the organizing of cultural performances endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism qualify for a single deduction. These expenses include the formation and management of the cultural group as well as the sponsorship of the foreign and local performances.

Incentives for Car Rental Operators

Car rental operators catering to the needs of tourists are eligible for excise duty exemption should they purchase national cars for the use of the business. As the only country in the South East Asian region to manufacture indigenously designed vehicles, Malaysia is the proud owner of two national automobiles brands, Proton and Perodua , both of which have vehicles of different segments to cater to the varied needs and requirements of visitors. The incentive schemes have been successful in its objective of encouraging tourism corporations to boost Malaysian tourism, as evident from the steady growth in the number of visitors and their expenditure. The financial reliefs enjoyed by the companies lower their operating costs, enabling them to pass down the benefits to visitors who engage their tourism services. The incentive schemes are a mutually advantageous initiative for the visitors and tourism companies, subsequently boosting the tourism industry of Malaysia. MICE

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Uniquely Malaysia -

The Hub of Business Tourism • The Ideal Host Country • Truly Unique Business Event Destination

pg 15 pg 18

Located in the heart of South East Asia, Malaysia is easily accessible by air, land and sea.


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Uniquely Malaysia - The Hub Of Business Tourism

The Ideal Host Country

Malaysia is set to stamp its mark in the field of business tourism, after having captivated the hearts of many who had come from afar for business but leave captivated by the country’s beautiful nature and befriend its lovely people.

Business tourism begins by first drawing events, conventions and conferences to be hosted in a particular destination or country. Only then will the destination have the chance to showcase its beauty, capability and offerings of infrastructure to potential suitors. Without first attracting potential suitors to the destination itself, they would never be able to envision the world-class convention-hosting infrastructures or the skilled management personnel tasked to execute the event to perfection. Malaysia needs no introduction as a country. It has come so far under the vision of calibre leaders to be able to invoke respect and admiration at the mere mention of its name. Malaysia banks on the same distinction that drew 25 million visitors in the year 2012 to emerge as a one of the leading business tourism destinations in the region. Given the country’s charm and magnetism, it is not difficult to realise the ambition of doubling its 2013 achievement of 1.3 million business visitors to 2.9 million by the year 2020.

Strategic Location

Linked to Singapore via a causeway bridge and sharing land borders with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei, Malaysia’s visitors from around the region have alternative easy entry into the country should they opt not to travel by air. It isn’t just the movement of people that is made easy by Malaysia’s strategic location; Malaysia being on the coast of the South China Sea also facilitates the transportation of goods and materials via seven international ports, with Port Klang being the country’s largest port and the main gateway into the country by sea.

Malaysia’s strategic location also renders it seismically stable, shielded from the natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes that threaten some of its neighbours. Its close geographical proximity only exposes the coastal states of the country to an occasional tremor or two but no casualty, injury or damage has ever resulted from these vibrations.

Warm Climate

Visitors especially from the Western countries have long made Malaysia their preferred holiday destination for its lovely hot and sunny weather, which is occasionally interspersed with showers if it coincides with the southwest or northeast monsoon seasons. A favourable weather, neither too hot nor too cold, is vital for the success of every event as it ensures better attendance and the comfort of all attendees. The weather is also great for sight-seeing and outdoor activities that may precede the business events.

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Political Stability

Malaysia’s government parliamentary system, diplomatic relations and foreign affiliations indicate a peaceful nation ideal for business tourism. Malaysia is a member of the Commonwealth, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as the United Nations (UN) and its specialised agencies of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Business delegates can be confident and have the peace of mind that their stay in Malaysia will be a peaceful one without major strikes, demonstrations or rallies possible in neighbouring countries.

Friendly People

Malaysians are made up of as many as 30 ethnic groups, with the Malays, Chinese and Indians being the majority. Despite such diversity, warmth, tolerance and harmony are common virtues displayed. Having co-existed for more than half a decade, Malaysians typically welcome a foreign face who has come to their land to experience its beauty, so much that Malaysia was named by Forbes in 2012 as the 10th World’s Friendliest Countries.

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Its people of different origins also mean that many languages and dialects are used in communication with many of these bearing similarities to those in the region. Communication is not a hindrance as English is widely written and spoken be it at business dealings, casual conversations, printed media or daily tabloids. The universal language of English is extensively well-spoken in the country so much that a study conducted by a language school in Singapore has indicated that Malaysia has the best English speakers in Asia.

Amazing Culture

The diversity of Malaysians has brought about an assimilation of cultures, whose presence in lifestyle, language and cuisine are unmistakable despite every ethnic group’s effort to maintain tradition. Visitors only stand to benefit from these; having three racial groups living harmoniously with each other has only multiplied the varieties of cuisine to pick each day while the different lifestyles observed will be good takeaways from the trip to be shared back home.


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Laid-Back Modernity

Malaysia boasts modernity with world-class facilities but the pace is not as hurried as in bustling metropolitans that deprive you of calm and the chance to take in your surroundings. Malaysia isn’t just a city without an identity; most would know by now that the high-standards of living also ooze with its people’s charm, culture and personality. As such, business tourism in Malaysia allows visitors to capture the best the nation has to offer in terms of worldclass amenities and great hospitality amidst beautiful nature and culture.

Work and Play

There are vast leisure options to cater to every interest and desire. Business travellers can unwind at the many F&B outlets offering a myriad of cuisines, ranging from traditional Malay delicacies to fragrant Indian banana leaf rice to Chinese fine dining dinners. Those craving for something from home have a vast choice of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Japanese, Korean, Italian, French and even Brazilian, Spanish and Mexican cuisine. The evenings, weekends or even an extended trip can be spent golfing at one of the many top-of-the-range golf courses or exploring the forest, mountains and islands that Malaysia is most known for. The shopping experience is also one of the best that you can have, for Kuala Lumpur is ranked 2nd Best Shopping Destination in Asia Pacific by Globe Shopper Index and 4th Best Shopping City in The World by CNN Travel Survey in 2012. Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding Klang Valley is also home to some of the world’s largest shopping malls. MICE

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Uniquely Malaysia - The Hub Of Business Tourism

Truly Unique Business Event Destination

While the success of an event can be attributed to its venue and planners, it is the strengths and opportunities of its host country that first entices event organizers into considering it as a venue to hold its coming exhibition, conference, seminar, presentation or meeting.

A particular venue has little weight when it comes to deciding on a destination; factors such as participants’ ease, comfort and convenience, even leisure, at the hosting country plays a part on the decision of a destination.

Transport and Accessibility

Arriving and traveling in Malaysia by air is even more convenient and affordable these days with the presence of a full-fledged airline and three low cost carriers arriving at the many airports throughout the country. Kuala Lumpur itself is served by three airports – the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), or more commonly known as the Subang airport or Subang Skypark. Malaysia Airlines (MAS), the country’s full-fledged airlines, connects Malaysia with the rest of the world in Europe, US, Middle East and Asia. The airlines has a string of accolades to its name, with the most recent being The World’s 5-Star Airline Award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2013 and Asia’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2013. MAS is also a constant recipient of Skytrax’s World’s Best Cabin Staff award, therefore flying with Malaysia Airlines will definitely be a satisfying experience. Three low cost carriers, Air Asia, Firefly and Malindo Air, removed the cost barrier for traveling by air. Low cost carriers are ideal especially for a large travel group with its no-frills approach. Air Asia, Firefly and Malindo Air cater mostly to the domestic market, South East Asia and Asia. Air Asia, the World’s Best Low Cost Airline for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013 at the World Airline

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Awards, also flies to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Maldives and Nepal. Aiming at boosting medium-haul arrivals from Australia, China, India, South Korea and Taiwan for both for business or pleasure, the KLIA2 will replace LCCT as the new terminal for low cost carriers upon its commencement of operations. Scheduled to open in May 2014, KLIA2 is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal and will definitely enhance the experience of flying low cost. Easy arrival in Malaysia is then succeeded by the wide transport network that serves the business venues, which are strategically located in the major towns of every region. Getting to the venues can be done by driving on the best highways and roads, taxis, buses, Putra and Star LRT, Monorail and KTM Komuter.


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Comfort and Convenience

The comfort and convenience of guests is an utmost concern of the organizers, and this is well-addressed through the availability of various facilities, either inhouse, adjacent or located close by. Most, if not all, of the convention centres and exhibition halls have in-house catering services or dining options, and some situated within a business district or shopping complex enjoy access to banks, money changers and post offices.

Accommodation

Business travellers have a plethora of choices ranging from the budget-friendly 3-star hotels to the more luxurious 5-star ones to homely service apartments. Kuala Lumpur, as the heart of the nation, itself has more than 300 hotels to serve as a home away from home to travellers, with many more accommodations of varied forms in other regions of the country. Several hotels of renowned brands and exclusivity are expected to open its doors to travellers in 2014, offering even more choices of accommodation to discerning businessmen.

Work and Play

Leisure hardly detaches from any business travel, as a desire to unearth a new land arises amidst the flurry of attending business events. There is definitely something within close proximity in every region that one can discover, see or do – cultural structures that open your eyes, delectable cuisines that tempt the palate or numerous malls and markets that brim with life. If a few more days are available to spare, the business trip can transit into a much-deserved holiday playing intensive rounds of golf,

spent lazing at the beach where the calming waves lap up the soft sand or exploring the historical relics left behind by previous reigns. The world’s tallest twin towers, Petronas Twin Towers stand proud awaiting your gaze, Asia’s highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu is waiting to be conquered and the world’s 4th largest shopping mall known as 1 Utama Shopping Centre eagerly welcomes your wallet and you.

Government Support

An initiative must receive endorsement and full backing from the government in order to succeed. The government has introduced a myriad of incentives to motivate organizations to develop initiatives or infrastructure that would promote tourism. Some of the incentives dished out are tax exemptions for the foreign promotion of Malaysia tourism, participation in trade fairs, the building of hotels and tourism projects, the success of hosting international attendees and the organization of cultural performances. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) was established as a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and positioning Malaysia globally as a preferred venue for business events. MyCEB helps to ensure that business events held in Malaysia are a success, by assisting meeting and event planners to plan, secure and execute their international events successfully in Malaysia. MyCEB’s latest programme in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 is the Malaysia Twin Deal Programme ++ (MTD++). The programme aims to encourage business travels to Malaysia from neighbouring countries by enticing event organizers and business associates with incentives, rewards and a touch of exclusivity.

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Being custom-built for the purpose, the convention centres, exhibition halls and meeting rooms are supported by excellent audio visual equipment, presentation aids and internet connectivity. Stricter requirements of moving stages, translation booths and cargo lifts are also available at selected venues for the easy execution of seminars and exhibitions.

Medical Expertise

In the national 2014 Budget tabled, the government has also announced an allocation of RM2 billion to the Special Tourism Infrastructure Fund to be loaned to corporations building resorts, hotels and theme parks that would encourage tourism. The funds can also be requested for the purpose of replacing or refurbishing equipment related to the tourism sector. These initiatives are a testament of the government’s determination in strengthening Malaysia’s position as a business tourism hub.

Convention And Exhibition Facilities

Malaysia boasts of various convention centres, exhibition halls and meeting spaces with world-class facilities, excellent support services and comforting conveniences. A venue, or several, of international standards is present in each region in Malaysia, extending the reach of the event beyond the cities, market centres and urban regions. A venue exists to serve every function, objective and capacity. Choices range from halls such as grand ballrooms to cater for trade and industry exhibitions and gala dinners, to more engaging spaces such as meeting rooms and reception areas. Auditoriums and VIP lounges are also present in several of these venues, indicating the options available to either command a large audience or to host dignitaries in a more private setting.

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Medical expertise and infrastructure in Malaysia is superior and advanced enough that it is confident of promoting itself as a destination for medical tourism. The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is dedicated to developing and promoting medical tourism in Malaysia, while also ensuring that the quality of healthcare is on par with medically-advanced countries to offer an assurance that seeking treatment in Malaysia is the right option. Should medical attention be required during your stay in Malaysia, you can be assured to receive the best consultation and cutting-edge treatments fit for Malaysia’s position as one of the few health tourism destinations in the region. MICE


Planner’s Resources • Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) pg 22 • Ensuring a Successful Event pg 25

MyCEB advises and assists business event organisers to plan and promote their events internationally.


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Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) drives business tourism through its roles of a facilitator in product development, requests for government’s supports and identification and the securing of bids for regional and international conventions.

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) was initiated by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture in 2009 in an effort to develop Malaysia as a leading destination for international business tourism. MyCEB is a non-profit organization (NGO) that serves as a platform rendering advisory and assistance to meeting and event planners keen on bidding, securing and staging their international business events in Malaysia. With the vision of turning Malaysia into a hub for business tourism, MyCEB plans and executes various initiatives and programmes to promote and encourage meeting planners globally and from within the region to host their business events in Malaysia. MyCEB’s support of an event is comprehensive by serving as a facilitator, consultant, marketer and liaison. Their facilitative assistance rendered includes aiding the bidding processes for regional and international conventions, exhibition, meetings and incentives. The events supported are not limited to business events; Malaysia Major Events, formerly known as International Events Unit (IEU), is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) focused on identifying and supporting bids for major sports, entertainment, arts and lifestyle events. MyCEB also advises meeting and event planners on the availability of local products and services as well as consult on professional meeting and event management

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companies to the organizers. They offer expertise, assistance and materials on event promotion too, and assists with the international marketing of selected events initiated and hosted at home. As for bureaucracy and administration necessary to ensure the smooth hosting of an event, MyCEB provides government cooperation and contacts as well as liaises with government ministries to address issues hindering the smooth execution of international events. One of the final supports that MyCEB lends to event planners are the inspection of the event site and on-site event support programmes such as welcome packs, city tours and cultural shows.


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MyCEB creates opportunities to sell and promote Malaysia’s business event products and services via cooperative industry platforms, and promotes education, training and accreditation of the industry.

In the 2012’s Union of International Associations (UIA) and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings, Malaysia is ranked 22nd and 35th in the list of the best international meetings destination globally. Malaysia is ranked 5th in UIA’s list for Asia and 9th in ICCA’s list for the Asia Pacific region. MyCEB aims to improve these rankings further to stamp Malaysia’s mark as an international meetings destination. As such, MyCEB has intensively assisted numerous corporations and organizations in hosting their events in Malaysia in their effort to boost the rankings. In 2012, MyCEB facilitated the arrival of 61,086 delegates through 26 association and 109 corporate incentive groups, worth an economic value of RM 634.6 million (USD 209.4 million). A further RM 1.2 billion (USD396 million) was generated for the country via 112 meetings and conventions, 15 exhibitions and 128 corporate incentive groups. These results reflect a positive growth and the success of MyCEB’s initiatives.

The upcoming or completion of new hotels with meeting facilities especially in North and East Malaysia and the expansion of convention centres will boost MyCEB’s activities. With Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and MATRADE Exhibition and Conventio Centre (MECC) undergoing expansion and the new Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) and Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (sPICE) due to complete in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Malaysia’s brand as a preferred business event destination looks set to be achieved.

Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Partner Programme

MyCEB’s constant effort to raise the standard of the industry has resulted in the birth of many initiatives throughout the year, with the latest being the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Partner Programme. The PCO Partner Programme, or sometimes referred to as PPP, aims to raise the standards of business tourism in Malaysia by having its event organizers certified and compete internationally. Event planners who are keen to be certified must first join as a member of MyCEB’s Industry Partner Programme (IPP). Planners are then categorized as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 partner according to their years of experience in managing international conferences and the size of the audience.

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To be eligible as a Tier 1 partner, the business event planner must offer full PCO services and has more than 5 years of experience in managing international conferences of 1,000 delegates and above. Planners with lesser experience of 3 years managing conferences of 500 pax can be classified as a Tier 2 partner. Every event planner in the business tourism industry should strive to be classified a Tier 1 partner due to its benefits of receiving higher value in education certification support as well as have the opportunity to be a member of the bid committees. As of date, MyCEB has three Tier 1 PCO members - Crystal Edge Sdn. Bhd., Console Communications Sdn. Bhd. and AOS Conventions & Events Sdn. Bhd.

Opening of MyCEB representative offices in China

MyCEB has done smart to set foot in China, the world’s most populous nation evolving into an economic powerhouse. In July 2013, MyCEB appointed Travel Link Marketing (TLM) as its representative in China with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and an upcoming one in Chengdu. MyCEB intends to leverage on TLM’s marketing expertise and networks with business event stakeholders in the Chinese market to develop leads on Malaysia business tourism.

MyCEB Goes High Tech with Business Events Mobile App

Understanding the confusion and uncertainty of having to attend a conference in an unfamiliar place, MyCEB launched the Conference Mobile Application in May 2013. Made available to groups of at least 500 international attendees, the app will contain the conference schedule, speakers’ slots, surveys and announcements. The app is also a handy travel guide as it features Kuala Lumpur’s best attractions, dining options and shopping destinations.

MyCEB’s 1Malaysia “Knights” programme

The Kesatria 1Malaysia Programme was mooted in the year 2012 for ambassadors to encourage the bidding and staging of international events. These ambassadors, known as Kesatrias (knights) after their appointment, were appointed for their reputation as a past or present leader who has hosted large scale events in Malaysia. 10 Kesatrias were appointed in January last year to join the foray of existing Kesatrias who advocate the benefits of hosting international conventions to their peers and colleagues in the industry. These are just but a few of MyCEB’s continuous initiatives to promote business tourism in Malaysia. With the various programmes and initiatives, the strength of Malaysia’s brand of business tourism looks set to flourish to realize the goal of 2.9 million business travellers arrivals by the year 2020. MICE

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Ensuring a Successful Event

The conference hall, exhibition space or meeting room alone is insufficient to determine the success of the event. It is the many facilities and support services extended by the venue that must go hand-in-hand to ensure that the execution of the event is a success.

The criteria that contribute towards the hosting of an event successfully, which also serves as a check list for venue and hall space evaluation, are:

Comfort and Conduciveness

Many factors affect the comfort of event attendees, from the room temperature to the audibility and visibility of the speakers to their seating comfort and amount of personal space. These factors must be taken into consideration especially since the guests spend a relatively long period of time at the venue attending a meeting, conference or seminar.

Stage and Podiums

No conference or seminar are alike, given each distinctive objective, theme, style and audience. Bearing these factors in mind on top of each presenter’s or speaker’s preferred level of engagement with the audience, the stage must be set up well for them to interact comfortably with the audience. A fixed stage is a basic offering of an auditorium or conference hall but other features such as high ceilings, orchestra pits and podiums can be sourced to host the event better.

Audio Equipment and Services

Audio facilities are essential for every event, as every presentation, speech or banquet would surely require at least a speech or background music. State-of-the-art audio would include sound consoles, sound mixers, sound processors, speakers and microphones, manned by expert sound engineers and technicians. Additional services that

can be arranged to support the event include DJ services with music software, audio recording, the use of karaoke systems and headphone transmissions.

Visual Equipment and Services

Audio is often complemented by video as both go handin-hand at every event to deliver the elements of sight and sound. Basic video equipment includes video projection, video screens, video cameras, video players, video processors and televisions. The use of these equipment are supported by highly-skilled projection engineers, technology specialists and designers, projection technicians and roadies.

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Voting System

A voting system is sometimes required especially in annual general meetings (AGM) and user congresses. If this feature is required, it is important to locate a meeting room with such facility as voting systems are limited. A complete voting system encompasses the use of main and digital voting systems, earphone and receiver and interpreter systems for the tabulation of votes. Additional services that can be requested for include multiple laptop synchronizing units, an operated electronic countdown system and a teleprompter with software. These systems are facilitated by a voting system standby engineer.

Catering Services

Lighting and Services

Another critical factor that makes or breaks an event is the lighting. The effects brought upon by lighting have the ability to create and alter a mood. Too much of it makes guests feel warm and uncomfortable but too little creates a dull atmosphere and reduces the attractiveness of the going-ons. Finding and controlling the right lighting to go with the event and its theme is not an easy task which is what the lighting engineers, lighting technicians, follow spot operators and power electrician do best.

Rigging Services

Rigging refers to the use of lifting gear to hoist and support structures. These structures are usually display material that consists of banners, signages and buntings. Several types of rigging most common with event organizers are static rigging, remote-controller hanging rods, box truss rigging system, tri truss rigging system or motorized fly bar system. The range of the supported weight varies between 50kg to 500kg, depending on the system used. Rigging services are supported by rigging supervisors and rigging technicians.

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In-house catering services are vital for any event held at a meeting or convention venue, for attendees need not leave the venue in search for food and drinks. Catering services are not only ideal for the preparation of full meals but also for the provision of coffee, finger food and snacks during breaks. Many convention and exhibition facilities also house food and beverage outlets to cater for those who yearn for variety or additional bites outside of the catering hours.

Safety and Security Services

Safety is of utmost importance to event organizers to safeguard the attending key figures and event participants, products and stocks. It is vital to engage the convention centre’s security services not only for the safety of the guests but also serve to prevent any untoward incident that would leave the organizers with liability and a negative reputation. In many meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) venues, security personnel are available 24 hours and can be requested to man every entry and exit point. Many other factors are essential for the hosting of a successful event, such as the availability of wireless broadband connection, translation facilities and services, freight lifts and storage areas, among others. It is only the presence of these features and services that facilitate the organizing of a business event and ensuring it is a successful one. MICE


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Convention Centres

Convention Centres

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) (see advertisement pg 31)

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Malaysia Stadium Corporation (see advertisement pg 33)

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

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MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)

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Istana Budaya

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Setia City Convention Centre

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(see advertisement Inside Front Cover)

Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) (see advertisement pg 41)

Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)

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Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)

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Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC)

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Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC)

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Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)

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Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC)

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Genting International Convention Centre (GICC)

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Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC)

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Persada Johor International Convention Centre

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Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) is known for its high level of personal service and flexible approach to event management, making it popular with event organizers and meeting planners alike.

Coming a Long Way

The Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) has come a long way since its completion in 1984 and its official opening the following year on 2nd September 1985. Named after Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, PWTC is Malaysia’s first convention centre and also the pioneer in hosting large scale events. Today, PWTC occupies a sprawling 160,000 square metres in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and boasts of 40,000 square metres of exhibition space and a series of successfully hosted events to its name.

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Back to the Top

Standing as Malaysia’s pioneer and leading convention and exhibition centre for nearly 30 years has not been without its share of ups and downs. The emergence of new venues in the city, the fast and ever evolving business environment and the dynamics of the local and global economy are just some challenging factors for Putra World Trade Centre to retain its lure as a desired business events venue. Between the years 2006 to 2009, PWTC was faced with the opening of a new convention centre and subsequently, a global economic downturn. The number


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of hosted events dropped but just the following year in 2010 with the rejuvenation of facilities and the interior complemented with the enhancement of service delivery, PWTC clawed back and hosted 53% more events that it had in 2009.

PWTC’s Strengths

Putra World Trade Centre has its strengths that enable it to remain as one of Malaysia’s leading convention centres despite its existence close to three decades amidst the upcoming of many newer business venues. PWTC has four distinctive factors that contribute to its success today: Strategic location PWTC’s location close to the capital and city centre of Kuala Lumpur makes it conducive for events, meetings and exhibitions to be held there. Its location places it just opposite the Sunway Putra Mall, one of Malaysia’s most established shopping centres, and adjacent to hotels of varying degrees of luxury. This gives the event attendees easy access to ample choices of food and beverages, entertainment and accommodation with the closest being the Seri Pacific Hotel, which is connected to PWTC by a walkway. Also, PWTC being in the city centre does not limit its guests to options in the vicinity. PWTC is just next to KL’s Golden Triangle where a plethora of dining, shopping and entertainment options are a short distance away by several modes of public transportation. Accessibility and convenience Within the PWTC’s premises are banks, a post office, a convenience store, money changers, an Islamic gallery, boutiques, Surau Ar-Rahman, florists and other commercial outlets. There is also a wide range of cuisine to choose from the in-house restaurants – the Riverside Restaurant, Riverside Café and Tanjung Lounge. PWTC’s strategic location close to the city centre is complemented by an extensive coverage of public transportation. Taxis ply the route frequently and the STAR LRT and KTM Komuter trains make a stop at the PWTC and Putra stations. As Malaysia’s network of trains is interconnected, PWTC is also accessible via Putra LRT and KL Monorail. It is also through this network of public transport that international guests can come directly from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which is situated 45 minutes away, into PWTC. Driving to the location is also easy as there is ample parking space in the building.

Datuk Maxson Abdullah H. Jaafar . Chief Executive Officer of PWTC

Facilities and infrastructure PWTC boasts of a plenary hall, three main banquet halls, four exhibition halls and 17 meeting rooms spanning over 24,000 m2. The largest, Dewan Tun Razak I, is the only indoor hall in the city centre of KL that has the capability of hosting 10,000 guests. This hall is supplemented by a mezzanine floor which can hold another 4,000 people should a need arise to expand the exhibition space. The main plenary hall, with its fully retractable seats, has played host to banquets, conventions and concerts. All the halls are capable of seating guests in either theatre, banquet or classroom seating arrangement. The spacious halls come with the latest state-of-the-art audio visual facilities, light and sound systems and wireless network, on top of a myriad of other infrastructure that makes hosting an event at PWTC a fuss-free experience. Support team The venue alone would not ensure the success of an event; it is the support team that organizes and assists the organisers in ensuring that the event is a success. The team undergoes constant refresher courses and training in line with its CEO’s, Datuk Maxson Abdullah H. Jaafar, passion in delivering excellent customer service through his people. As such, PWTC’s support team is well-capable and experienced in ensuring that every event held, be it large or small, is smooth-sailing.

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The Putra World Trade Centre has hosted the ever popular Malaysian Travel and Trade Association (MATTA) fair, attracting thousands of visitors seeking travel bargains each time. PWTC - Like No Other

What differs Putra World Trade Centre from other players in the field, besides its core strengths, are its unique features that play a part in making an event successful. For instance, PWTC is the only convention centre in the country with automobile ramps that allow vehicles to be driven into and exhibited in the venue, contributing to the repeated success of the KL International Motor Show 2013. PWTC also boasts of a custom bonded area where customs inspection and clearance can be facilitated, as well as a translation booth, a modular moving stage and a giant projection screen in its plenary hall. There is also a cargo elevator to ease the transportation of heavy machinery, whose safety can be assured by the aroundthe-clock security at all of PWTC’s entry and exit points.

Success and Recognition

Having hosted an event year after year indicates satisfaction from the customers. The Putra World Trade Centre has hosted the ever popular Malaysian Travel and Trade Association (MATTA) fair, attracting thousands of visitors seeking travel bargains each time. Another crowdpuller is the Perfect Livin fair, Malaysia’s largest onestop home and lifestyle expo, that brings interior decor enthusiasts together annually. Events held at PWTC are not limited to consumer exhibitions; corporate exhibitions hosted year after year include Defense Services Asia, a leading defence trade exhibition in South East Asia that draws participation from at least 25 countries annually. However, the most important event PWTC has hosted is the tenth Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 1989 which was attended by the governing heads of the Commonwealth nations.

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PWTC’s success in organizing and hosting these events has not gone unrecognised. For its excellence, PWTC was awarded the title of Iconic Landmark for Country Branding by Asia Pacific Brand Laureate, an organization that recognises a company’s branding excellence. PWTC has also been ISO-certified for Management of Facilities for Events and Exhibitions and in the year 2012 itself, PWTC added two more awards to its bag by receiving the regional title of Best Destination 2012 Travel Awards for Best Meeting and Conference Centre for Asia and the local Malaysia’s Prominent Brand at the Anugerah Merdeka 2012. These recognitions only reaffirm the capability of the Putra World Trade Centre in hosting business conventions, meetings and exhibitions seamlessly.

Moving Forward

There are no signs of the Putra World Trade Centre losing its popularity; in fact, it is here to stay for many more decades to come especially with the Malaysian government’s initiative in bringing many large scale business tourism events as part of its Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). PWTC has already begun its preparations in anticipation for the surge in demands for its venue. The coveted venue has a five to ten year plan for the anticipation of more events, which among others include the uplifting and refurbishments of their facilities and infrastructure. MICE


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Upcoming Events in PWTC Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2014 (MIFF) . 4 - 8 March 2014 The Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2014 (MIFF) exhibition brings furniture importers, wholesalers & retailers, architects, interior designers & decorators, chain stores, furniture & furnishing related trades together.

MATTA Fair 2014 . 14 - 16 March 2014 The MATTA Fair is a 3-day event whose main objective is to provide a platform for MATTA members to offer their travel plans and packages to the public.

Beautiful Professional 2014 . 24 - 27 March 2014 The 4-day exhibition is business-to-business trade event is aimed at product distributors, pharmaceutical companies, research and development institutions, ingredient and product packing suppliers, salon and retail shop as well as beauty professionals, amongst others.

Perfect Livin 2014 . 3 - 6 April 2014 Perfect Livin is an annual lifestyle home furnishing exhibition under one roof that provides the most complete range of technology and products for interior and exterior design.

Defence Service s Asia 2014 (DSA) . 14 - 17 April 2014 Defence Services Asia (DSA) is recognised as Asia’s largest and one of the top defence and security exhibition in the world. DSA showcases cutting edge defence and security technology and services and provides a platform for successful networking, business collaborations and strategic alliances. It also enables armed forces and security personnel to avail themselves of the latest developments in the industry.

SmartKids 2014 . 25 - 27 April 2014 SmartKids is Malaysia’s largest educational children’s fair where exhibitors of educational toys and materials come together to offer parents the latest offerings in childhood development.

International Book Fair 2014 . 25 April - 6 May 2014 International Book Fair provides opportunity for publishers from local and international to introduce and sell their books.

Metal Tech 2014 (20th Asean International Machine Tools & Metalworking Technology Exhibition) . 20 - 25 May 2014 The exhibition provides the metalworking and machine tool industry business opportunities to promote their brands. Metal Tech is also recognised by foreign companies as the gateway to expansion their business in Malaysia.

KL International Gift & Premium 2014 . 4 - 6 June 2014 KL International Gifts & Premium exhibition continues the tradition to showcase new innovation from the gift and premium industry of Malaysia.

Malaysian International Food & Beverage 2014 (MIFB) . 19 - 21 June 2014 The MIFB series has been a stalwart of the Malaysian food and beverage industry. With a history spanning 13 years, it has been the most focused food trade event in the country and it also plays host to the largest gatherings of F&B industry stakeholders, from the region and beyond. With a galore of innovative, flavourful and sumptuous new products and services, it offers industry players the opportunity to network and seal business deals from different regions of the global F & B market.

MATTA Fair 2014 . 5 - 7 September 2014 The popular travel fair is held twice a year, with this edition being in the third quarter of the year to enable holiday-makers to plan their trips for the following year.

Perfect Livin 2014 . 25 - 28 September 2014 This home furnishing exhibition is held twice a year, given the volume of the crowd that it attracts each time around. The latest offerings in interior and exterior design are often promoted.

Education Fair 2014 . 13 - 14 December 2014 Colleges, universities and technical higher institutions of learning organize displays and talks to promote their course offerings from pre-university to post-graduate education.

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Occupying a total of five floors, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) is one of the event planners’ favourite and most prestigious venue to host exhibitions, concerts and musical performances.

Introduction

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) is located within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, a 100-acre site city within a city that also houses the Petronas Twin Towers which are the world’s tallest twin buildings, office buildings, hotels, Suria KLCC shopping mall and park.

Convention Halls and Spaces

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) boasts of a total of 6 Exhibition Halls, three Conference Halls, a Grand Ballroom, a Banquet Hall and 20 meeting rooms. Exhibition Halls 1-5 spans 9,710 m² of exhibition space which can be divided to form four separate halls. The halls can accommodate up to 3,500 people. The latest addition to KLCC’s convention space is Hall 6, a 2,600 m2 new marquee space at KLCC. All halls are ideal venues for exhibitions, presentations, meetings, cocktail receptions, hi-teas, buffet style caterings and concerts, with mobile rigging grids, complete utility services of water, power and communication, full catering services, exhibitor storage rooms, full hospitality lounges and organisers’ offices. On Level 3 are three conference halls consisting of three large spaces that can be merged to form a hall for a total of 1,800 attendees theatre-style, or 500, 770 and 510 individuals separately. Best for conference plenary sessions, product launches and private functions, the convention hall is sound-proofed with an under-floor trunking system for utilities and telecommunications.

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The Grand Ballroom is exquisite with its vaulted ceiling and classy decor. Banquets and weddings are usually held at this space that can accommodate 2,000 but the ballroom is also ideal for product launches. Seminars and meetings are best held at the Banquet Hall which can set 740 delegates in theatre-style, due to the sophisticated information communications technologies (ICT) support required for business meetings. A total of 20 meeting rooms are available to cater for occupancy between 43 to 220 persons. All rooms are equipped with sound systems, built-in screens and white boards, hanging points, overhead or slide projectors, flip charts and V-clip system on walls and hanging rails.

Unique Selling Points

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) identifies the Plenary Hall as its “signature centerpiece”. It is understandably so, as the lavishly hall exudes elegance and sophistication upon entry into its vast space. Perfect for opening ceremonies, keynote sessions, concerts and product launches, the Plenary Hall seats 3,000 pax comfortably on its two levels – 2,000 on the lower level and 1,000 on the balcony.


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The Plenary Hall has one of the best support features for hosting a sophisticated business congregation. A digital conference voting system is in place at the front section of 802 seats. Event participation is optimized through the availability of writing tablets for note-taking in all seat arms and an interactive microphone system that allows fluent interaction and involvement of the attendees. A built-in simultaneous interpretation system for up to 6 languages, including the stage language, further enhanced the takeaways of the conference, seminar or presentation. The Plenary Hall is also ideal as a concert venue for its splendid lighting design, acoustic and sound engineering, built-in rear projection facilities of Barco projectors and screens, motorized rigging system and high definition (HD) pre- and post- production services using the latest Apple Macs. Backstage support facilities and a secure VIP entrance delivers optimum ease and comfort to the performers, who have included Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Richard Clayderman, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Chris Tucker and Foster the People. The Plenary Theatre is an alternative for a smaller audience, capable of holding a tiered seating capacity of 470 people. The theatre boasts features identical to the Plenary Hall - digital conference voting system in all seats, interactive microphone system, writing tablet in all seat arms and built-in simultaneous interpretation system – with a plus point of a view overlooking the KLCC Park and Petronas Twin Towers.

Amenities and Conveniences

Adjacent to Suria KLCC, a shopping mall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has easy access to banks, money changes, pharmacies, clinics and dentists, supermarkets, food courts and an extensive choice of cuisines. Within KLCC itself is the in-house catering service as well as an array of food and beverage options - Parkview Deck Cafe, West Wing Cafe and a food court offering local cuisines, desserts and fast food. There are also hospitality suites and catering and mobile kiosks in every hall where attendees can enjoy meals, quick bites or coffee.

Awards and Recognition

The latest addition to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (KLCC) accolades is the inaugural International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Best PR Award 2013, awarded to the convention centre with the best PR performance. KLCC beat fellow finalists Amsterdam RAI, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Seoul Tourism Organisation and Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau to win the award for its high-visibility coverage, strong story-telling, consistency in its brand and its PR with excellent crisis-management and success showcase in both traditional print and online channels.

Nearby Attractions

Petronas Twin Towers At 88 storeys high, the Petronas Twin Towers are the pride and joy of every Malaysian for being the world’s tallest twin towers. A photograph with the towers in the background always makes an amazing memento. If you wish, walk across the towers on the Sky Bridge at Levels 41 and 42. Tickets to the Sky Bridge are free but limited; visitors who come in the late morning often find themselves disappointed as queues have been known to start at 7.30 a.m. well before the opening time of 9 a.m. More breath-taking views are to be had at the Observation Deck on Level 86, which gives you a bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur. Aquaria KLCC See sea creatures up-close at this oceanarium that is home to 5,000 marine life. Walk through a tunnel as sand tiger sharks, giant stingrays and marine turtles swim above and around you. Witness feeding sessions, have a therapeutic session at the Fish Spa or sign up for a Dive with Sharks or Cage Rage packages if you are daring. Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) The home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) is a great place to unwind to sophisticated classical sounds. DFP has hosted world renowned cellists, sopranos, conductors and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Sydney Symphony and NHK Symphony in its traditional shoe-box shape auditorium inspired by 19th-century European concert halls. There are concertos and orchestras weekly on both weekdays and weekends to be appreciated. MICE

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MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)

MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) offers event planners 106,000 square metres of exhibition, convention and trade space within a 24-storey building.

Introduction

MATRADE, the acronym for the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation, is the national agency tasked with the development and promotion of Malaysia’s exports internationally. Established to help realize this objective, MECC is easily identified from afar through its unique archway shaped like Paris’ Arc de Triomphe.

Convention Halls and Spaces

MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) consists of two blocks – the Podium and the Tower Block. These blocks house three Exhibition Halls - Halls A, B and C. Hall A is located at the Podium block and measures 1,860 m2 with banquet and cocktail capacities of 1,200 and 2,000. Hall B on the ground floor of the Tower Block is larger at 4,747 m2 with banquet and cocktail capacities of 4,000 and 5,000 and the most spacious of the halls, Hall C, can hold 5,000 people in a banquet and 6,000 in a cocktail reception. Halls A, B and C can place 120, 210 and 270 booths respectively. Conducive for seminars, conferences and banquet dinners is the 1,500-capacity Matrade Hall. The hall can accommodate between 165 (U-shape) to 1,500 (cocktail or theatre-style). Another venue to hold attendees in a theatre-style is the Theatrette which can seat an audience of 126. Meetings held at the eight meeting rooms named after world cities can be configured to different seating arrangements to accommodate up to 252 participants. Meeting planners have the flexibility to use the Miami 1 and 2, Paris 1 and 2, Dubai 1, 2 and 3, Tokyo 1 or Milan rooms individually or combine them to create larger spaces.

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Unique Selling Points

MECC is one of the few convention centres with an outdoor exhibition space. This space extends a spacious 22,010 m2, making it an excellent choice of venue for large exhibits such as machinery or automobiles. The vast space is also great for carnivals and mini sporting events. Dedicated to export promotion, MATRADE has allocated a permanent exhibition space at the exhibition hall on the second floor. This space is wide enough to serve as a platform for 400 local companies to showcase their offerings to potential investors.


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Amenities and Conveniences

Housed within the convention centre are an ATM, a prayer room and a convenience kiosk that sells refreshments, magazines and snacks for the conveniences of event attendees. Catering services can be arranged for coffee breaks, dinner and banquet functions, and guests can also opt for local cuisine at the Traders Cafe.

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Istana Negara Istana Negara, or the National Palace, is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Malaysia’s head of state. The palace complex is a sprawling 97.65 hectares and is divided into three main portions - the Formal Component, Royal Component and Administration Component. Not all sections are open to the public but the gates itself with palace guards on duty often makes a good picture before venturing into the palace compound and the permitted sections to witness the grand splendour of a king’s residence. MICE

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Istana Budaya

Literally means the Palace of Culture. Elegant and with its individual character, this National Theatre was found in 1999 and is proclaimed as one of Malaysia’s prominent celebrated landmarks.

Consistently voted as among the top ten most equipped theatres in the world, Istana Budaya, this sophisticated performing art centre is also Malaysia’s main venue for all types of international and local theatre performances such as musical theatre, opera, classical concert and operetta. Said to be the first theatre in Asia equipped with cuttingedge equipment that is on par with London’s Royal Albert hall, Istana Budaya has staged many notable local and international performances. Visitors and patrons to Istana Budaya will be amazed by its marvellous structural design, distinctive frontage, display features and overall architecture which significantly reflects the nature and culture of the country and the concept of a traditional Malay house and culture. One will soon realised that the building’s structure is actually an inspiration of the

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Wau Bulan, a traditional kite in flight. The main building itself cultivates the form of Sirih Junjung, arrangements of betel leaves traditionally used for welcoming ceremonies and Malay weddings. The roof resembles a traditional floral and leave arrangement. Determined by its individual functions, the theatre is divided into 3 sections of a traditional Malay house;- the Serambi (Lobby and Foyer). Rumah Ibu (Auditorium) and the Dapur (The stage and rehearsal hall). The interior designs are of marble products, high quality wood and luxuriant carpets which are designed to feature a traditional Malay house. The Panggung Sari auditorium can accommodate 1,413 patrons at any one time which includes the cosy and comfortable seatings at the stalls on level 1, the grand


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circle at level 2 and the upper circle at level 3. The Lambang Sari auditorium, slightly smaller and with an arena style stage, is located at the right of Panggung Sari. It was designed to cater for smaller productions with the capacity of 281 patrons at any one time. Facilities and rooms are also available for VIPs, press conferences, video presentations, trainings, seminars and a ballet studio. Not forgetting the wheelchair bound, facilities are also available.

Ever since its launch, the National Symphony orchestra had participated at many international events worldwide.

Istana Budaya’s organization is comprised of professional musicians who made up the National Symphony Orchestra. It was officially launched as a professional body in 1993 since its formation in 1989. Ever since its launch, the National Symphony Orchestra had participated at many international events worldwide. Placed under productions, Istana Budaya has 2 musical groups; a traditional musical group which produces traditional music and another combo group which collaborates with the traditional group to produce creative and contemporary music. Istana Budaya also boasts of having one of the largest cultural performers group in Malaysia. Located along the busy road of Jalan Tun Razak, Istana Budaya is easily accessible by means of private or public transports like taxis or LRTs. For future events, you can visit Istana Budaya’s website at www.istanabudaya.gov.my. Don’t forget to look for the dress code and the Dos and Don’ts. It will be an unforgettable Malaysian experience. MICE

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Setia City Convention Centre

Nuzzled within the 240-acre green commercial hub of Setia City in the heart of Shah Alam, lays Setia City Convention Centre.

Modern, slick and elegant and absolutely striking in architecture and interior, the Setia City Convention Centre has plenty to offer. Since the day the Setia City Convention Centre (the Centre) opened its door for business in November 2012, the number of events that have taken place at this Convention Centre in Shah Alam, Selangor thus far totalled 387 till December 2013. The two-storey building comes with a Grand Ballroom on the ground floor that can house up to 2,000 guests for a banquet sit-down dinner. The ballroom can further be divided into three smaller ballrooms that cater for 500 guests each. When it’s time to get down to business, hold a business meeting or host a large function, it has rooms to suit to your every need. Close to the reception area is the Boardroom which can seat up to 12 persons for those who needs a quick and convenient meeting space and 8 function rooms on the Mezzanine floor to accommodate medium size meetings and events. The Centre also offers wedding package options that can be further customized to suit ones taste and preference. Celebrity wedding and a mass wedding were among the notable weddings that has taken place in the Centre. Apart from weddings, the Centre’s popularity with the corporate boys and event organizers is its ability to accommodate huge groups and also has ample car park and easily accessible through network of highways are one of the reasons. Fronting the Centre is the Oval Lawn, a perfect venue for hosting big events such as Family Day, Car Carnival, Concerts, Social Festivals and Sporting Events. The Centre

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is also popular with car launches due to its exclusivity ambience and ample space around the Centre whether it is hosted indoor or outdoor. Due to its location and the surrounding untapped market of Klang and Shah Alam, the Centre is a perfect venue to host lifestyle exhibition such as home fair, property fair, wedding and baby fair. Just 40 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Setia City Convention Centre is easily accessible through the New Klang Valley Expressway via the dedicated Setia Alam Interchange. Apart from creating business that is truly international, we have at the same time renewed focus on our core market. The best example is the Setia City Convention Centre, a grandeur project that combines the best in hospitality and up to date facilities. This elegantly crafted Centre showcases our fundamental principal of long-term sustainability and LiveLearnWorkPlay lifestyle. MICE


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Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)

Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) is the prime venue for large scale events at both international and regional levels wchich accupies 135,000 square meters of prime land.

Introduction

The Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) is the pride of Malaysia’s administrative capital of Putrajaya. The brainchild of Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, PICC is Putrajaya’s main convention centre whose first conference hosted was the 10th Organisation of Islamic Conference held a month after its completion in September 2003.

Convention Halls and Spaces

The Plenary Hall is the epitome of Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). Occupying a vast 4,123 m2, the gallery-like auditorium can seat 2,800 people, one of the largest seating capacities across Malaysia. The size of the hall is not a barrier for audience reachability, for it is supported by an acoustic canopy that adapts to speech intelligibility and two AV screens that measure 8m x 10m, ensuring that all including the two royal boxes, two public viewing galleries and eight interpreter rooms have uninterrupted view and audibility of the on-going events. The Perdana Hall is capable of holding massive attendees for banquets, performances and award presentations. Up to 2,800 people can be seated in banquet style in this sprawling hall, or 5,000 guests can be accommodated in a cocktail reception. Two stages can be added in the centre and south end of the hall, enabling the host to engage with the audience despite the large space. Each of Putra Halls A & B measures 2,100 m2, ideal for banquets, seminars or exhibitions. Each hall can seat 1,200 people in a banquet arrangement or 2,500 people in a cocktail session. The rooms come complete with eight interpretation rooms.

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Halls 1-10 are ideal for small conferences or presentations of 120-200 people, depending on the seating arrangement of theatre or classroom style. Each hall comes with four interpreter rooms; five of these can be merged to open up a space capable of accommodating 1,500 people of 64 booths. There are 4 prestigeous suites contemporarily designed for bilateral discussions and is ever conducive to enable interactive and engaging discussions. A Muslim prayer room is located close by for convenience of the attendees.


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are set in an intimate yet elegant set up, with the interior contemporary and exude luxury. Each suite offers convenience in the form of en suite restrooms and a pantry that serves up coffee breaks and light meals. Four suites are situated on the same floor as the Head of State Hall, one on Level 1 and another on Level 3.

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Unique Selling Points

The Head of State Hall is unique only to the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). The hall can accommodate 59 Heads of States and 121 advisors in a circular seating arrangement that facilitates diplomat discussions. Adjacent to the hall are two en suite restrooms, eight interpreter rooms and even a room for note-takers and bodyguards. It is this facility that enables the PICC to host heads of governments and important corporate personalities such as chairman and CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer respectively. PICC also boasts of a collection of suites surrounding the Head of State Hall, ideal for holding informal discussions after adjourning from the Head of State Hall. The suites

Seri Perdana Complex Being in the administrative capital places visitors close to the official residence of the Prime Minister. Visitors are welcomed to visit certain parts of the complex in the Protocol Block and the Banquet Block. In these blocks are the main guest salon where the Prime Minister welcomes official guests, the meeting room, a special dining hall of the heads of states and dignitaries, banquet hall and a gallery showcasing the gifts and awards presented to the Prime Minister. Putrajaya Lake A cruise along the man-made lake offers beautiful views of the administrative city. The dinner cruise is a favourite among visitors; other options include love boat rides, lakeside dinners, tea cruises or even a karaoke cruise. Heritage Agriculture Park Visitors get to taste the best local fruits of durians, mangosteens, mangoes and rambutans in an orchard surrounding. The park is also home to a rubber, oil palm and herb plantations. MICE

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Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)

The Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) is well-designed to host various types of business and personal events, be it trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, concerts and performances, banquets and receptions, product launches and press conferences.

Introduction

The Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) is located in the heart of Shah Alam, the state capital of Selangor. It is located out of the Kuala Lumpur city centre but within the Klang Valley makes it an ideal choice of a business event venue to hold meetings, seminars, awards presentation ceremonies and corporate banquets. Convocations and graduation ceremonies are also a frequent occasion at SACC due to its close proximity to public and private higher institutions of learning such as Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Management and Science University (MSU) and Pusat Teknologi dan Pengurusan Lanjutan (PTPL) College.

Convention Halls and Spaces

Shah Alam Convention Centre’s (SACC) availability of various room types enables it to host events of any size. SACC boasts of the Shah Alam Grand Ballroom, its signature Rotunda 1 & 2 rooms that exude elegance and the Plenary Hall which features a simple and more modern interior by comparison to the lavish Rotunda rooms. Also available for smaller assemblies are ten conference halls, nine meeting rooms and eight units of V rooms, which are versatile and mobile conference rooms ideal for a meeting or course for the participants to divide into subgroups for team activities or discussions. These conference halls and meeting rooms are capable of hosting as few as 20 attendees of a meeting or a conference of 3,000 guests.

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Each hall, space and room is acoustically portioned; each room comes equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and is sound-proofed well to optimize the experience of attending an event hosted at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC).

Unique Selling Points

The support facilities at Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) are among the best and most comprehensive of its class. Guests can unwind or hold informal discussions in a more relaxed atmosphere at the reception concierge, hospitality suites, executive lounge or the orchid lounge. A secretarial room is also present for the comfort of the event’s administrative personnel.

Amenities and Conveniences

All guests have access to the Business Centre where simple secretarial services can be requested, as well as the use of communications, printing and facsimile equipment.


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The in-house Westside Bistro whips up a delectable spread of local and international cuisine, offering attendees the opportunity to whet their appetite conveniently. The Westside Bistro is also tasked with the responsibility of catering food and beverages for all events held at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC).

Support Services

Events held at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) have always been a success, thanks to its organizing team’s expertise that oversees every detailing of the event, ranging from food and beverages, security, traffic planning and even press coverage of the event. The team on hand to deliver a seamless and smooth event is dedicated and experienced, having managed a myriad of occasions that have taken place at SACC.

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Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, or also better known as the Blue Mosque due to its large blue and silver dome, is a must-see for its majesty. It is the largest mosque in Malaysia, even larger than the National Mosque. It is only second largest in South East Asia behind Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque but boasts of the largest religious dome in the world and the tallest group of minarets too. The mosque is so grand that it can even be seen from some points in Kuala Lumpur, 28km away, on a clear sunny day. Come and admire the decorative Arabic calligraphy that adorn the walls and stroll at the Garden of Islamic Arts. Sultan Alam Shah Museum The state’s largest museum, the Sultan Alam Shah Museum is worth a visit for the state’s history and the miniature colonial buildings. Just adjacent to the museum is the Perpustakaan Tun Uda, the state’s largest library which has floors dedicated to children and college students. Taman Cahaya Seri Alam An all-time favourite among families and nature lovers, Taman Cahaya Seri Alam is home to a tropical rainforest, an artificial lake, a four-seasons building and several gardens – spice, orchid, ornaments, cactus, bamboo and mushroom. A favourite activity is to rent a bicycle and go around the park. Horse-riding, kayaks and boats are also available to be explored. MICE

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Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC) Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC) offers a perfect setting for business and social events in an elegant and exclusive environment.

Introduction

Located in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC) was launched open to meetings, exhibitions and banquets by Malaysia’s fifth Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi in February 2006. Owned by Sime Darby, the Malaysia-based diversified multinational, SDCC shares its premise with other Sime Darby-owned entities - Sime Darby Business School and Sime Darby Human Resource Training Centre.

Convention Halls and Spaces

The Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC) spreads across three floors, containing a ballroom, meeting rooms, an auditorium and restaurants. The Grand Ballroom’s space of 1,765 m2 is uninterrupted and can accommodate a total of 2,600 people. The ballroom can be converted into three smaller function rooms should a smaller space be required. The ballroom is complemented by six function rooms that can be used to hold meetings of 20 to 220 people.

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Unique Selling Points

The 180-seater auditorium is an ideal venue for award presentations and training events. The luxurious seating in a conducive set up allows full view of the presenters assisted by excellent audio visual systems.

Amenities and Conveniences

Within Sime Darby Convention Centre’s (SDCC) premises are a VIP lounge where delegates can take a break or have short talks, a training centre, a hospitality suite and prayer rooms. Two food and beverage options also cater for the attendees – Halia and China Treasures. Halia serves local, Asian and Western cuisine from its modern and trendy coffee house setting on top of a daily churrasco barbecue and weekend hi tea, while China Treasures, led by a renowned Chinese chef, satiates palates with its dimsum and halal Chinese cuisine in available private rooms.


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Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) is one of Asia’s best golf courses with its two 18-hole courses, the West course and the East course. It is a great place for business travellers to indulge in their pastimes while strengthening connections with their business acquaintances. KLGCC has hosted several major golf tournaments since its opening in the year 1991, namely the Maybank Malaysian Open, CIMB Classic and the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Tour. A range of other sports and recreational classes and facilities available include swimming, squash, martial arts, line dancing and bowling. National Science Centre Science isn’t just for the young; there is a lot to discover at the National Science Centre homed in a striking green domed building. It boasts nine galleries of different themed exhibits, an inventor’s corner, an underwater walk-through aquarium and a science educational park where deer, ostriches and rabbits roam free. MICE

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Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC) Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC) is ideal for large exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, high-profiled events as well as gala dinners and themed parties.

Introduction

The Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC) is located on the 10th floor of the Pyramid Tower at the 5-star Sunway Resort & Spa. The hotel lies within the Sunway Resort City, which aims to achieve a “Resort Living within a City” experience, also houses the Sunway Pyramid shopping mall and Sunway Lagoon theme park.

Convention Halls and Spaces

Bearing 10,000 m2 of exhibition space, the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC) teams up with the adjacent Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa to provide the use of a pillar-free Grand Lagoon ballroom, 55 function rooms, two auditoriums, an amphitheatre and break-out rooms. The convention centre itself is spread on two levels – CP3 and CP4.

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On CP3 are the Grand Pyramid and its Pyramid foyer that can hold a combined 218 exhibition booths. The Grand Pyramid itself can host a banquet of 2,600 people, a reception of 3,500 people or 4,000 people seated in a theatre style. Another three function rooms, Pyramid 1, Pyramid 2 and Pyramid 3, that can each hold a banquet of 800, a reception of 1,000 and a theatre of 1,500. Occupying CP4 are the Grand Luxor, Isis, Anukis and Giza rooms, 13 rooms of varying sizes altogether. Named with an Egyptian theme, these rooms can hold between 70 to 560 in a banquet-style. The administration office conducive for large conventions is also situated on this floor.


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At the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa are the Bahamas, Caymans and 8 Meet-on-10 function rooms. Each of these rooms can seat between 25 to 50 people in theatrestyle, allowing small groups of participants an engaging interaction. The function rooms are equipped with hi-tech audio-visual and technical support equipment, wireless broadband, microphone systems, electronic voting systems and simultaneous translation facilities.

Not just offering vast shopping and dining options, the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre also houses six banking centres, 12 ATMs, Western Union money transfer service, money changers, telecommunication outlets, post office, laundrette, clinics, pharmacies and even cobblers.

Unique Selling Points

Functions spaces and meeting rooms with the best view overlook the Sunway Resort City. At the Casablanca, Caymans 1-4, Bahamas 1-3, Business Centres 1-4 and the Grand Lagoon Ballroom on Level 15, guests and participants can savour the experience attending an event with a picturesque backdrop.

Amenities and Conveniences

The Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC) in the Sunway Resort Hotel is linked to the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre and Pyramid Tower Hotel via an airconditioned passageway, enabling easy access to various necessities and entertainment. Mobile business centres are available at the Sunway Resort Hotel where facsimile machines, copiers, scanners are available for use.

Nearby attractions

Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall An award-winning Egyptian-inspired shopping mall, Sunway Pyramid welcomes its visitors with a gigantic sphinx that can be seen even before arriving at the mall. The main attraction at the mall is an indoor skating rink which is ever popular with visitors. Other entertainment includes a 48-lane bowling centre, an archery centre, a 10hall cinema and numerous shops to unwind and splurge on. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park A walk across from Sunway Pyramid is another awardwinner, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park that promises a day full of outdoor fun. Five parks - Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park – will keep adrenalines pumping. The theme park also boasts of the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge and the world’s largest man-made sandy surf beach, as well as Asia’s highest slingshot ride and one of Asia’s longest flying fox trails for the daredevils. MICE

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Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Being situated amidst the renowned rainforests of Borneo and the very first purpose-built convention centre on one of the world’s great islands is a great source of pride for the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), first offered to the world in 2009.

“The very nature of our business is to ensure your event and visit to our beautiful Centre is managed professionally and present you with an experience unequalled in the world. After all there is only one Borneo in the world” proffered Eric van Piggelen, Chief Executive Officer of BCCK. “BCCK together with Sarawak’s unique leisure offerings have shown their mettle of being able to compete favourably in the business event arena in Malaysia and beyond. With strong backing from the state government of Sarawak, BCCK is moving into top gear to stage bigger and more prominent events.”

Getting the Nod

Winning the bid to host the 55th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Annual Congress 2016 has further cemented BCCK’s position to attract more international events to Kuching. Support for this bid from the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Sarawak Convention Bureau, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and BCCK’s other Team Malaysia partners demonstrates the confidence that BCCK has earned from the authorities and players in the industry. The recognition of Kuching as a choice destination for business tourism, is being solidified as the tourism, airport and airline industries take note by appointing Kuching as the host city for a range of tourism-related events. The most recent event of this type hosted at BCCK was the Global Tourism Cities Conference 2013 which took place from 2 to 3 July 2013. BCCK has also been appointed the host venue for the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 and Routes Asia 2014.

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Mr. Eric Van Piggelen . Chief Executive Officer of BCCK

ATF is a cooperative regional tourism effort of the Association of Southeast Asian nations. Routes Asia brings together airports, airlines, tourism authorities, policy leaders, keynote speakers and exhibitors through their annual networking of more than 500 key players from Asia and Europe for strategic networking on air service development. These events augur well for the tourism industry in Sarawak and air connectivity to Kuching is expected to be given a further boost.


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Your Events, The Borneo Way

A Great Value Destination

Building on the position of Sarawak as a burgeoning ecotourism destination, BCCK offers an attractive proposition to conference buyers – pairing world-class convention facilities, international-branded hotels and modernity with culture, nature and adventure-based tourism – at favourable prices to conference buyers and delegates, and all within comfortable reach from the heart of Kuching. A mix of business and leisure offerings that BCCK can deliver with confidence as it enters the fifth year since its foray into the business events sphere.

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abode of the White Rajahs and now the official residence of the Sarawak Governor), the castle-styled Fort Margherita from the White Rajahs era and verdant wetlands.

Past Successes

BCCK had successfully staged high profile events such as The 2012 Commonwealth Dental Association/Malaysian Dental Association/FDI World Dental Federation Joint International Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist 10th International Scientific Congress, The 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics and 4th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing.

Ringed by the Sarawak River and lush greenery, BCCK, which sits on the Kuching Isthmus, provides conference delegates the opportunity to attend congresses and exhibitions amidst a Borneo rainforest yet being just fifteen minutes away from the city’s hub. Available space in this green jewel is more than 3,700 square metres and it offers flexible functional spaces for plenary sessions, meetings, exhibitions and banquets. The pillarless Great Hall can accommodate up to 5,000 delegates.

2013 had also seen a host of notable events – the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards 2013, The 9th Asian Society for Paediatric Research Congress & 20th Perinatal Society of Malaysia Annual Congress, The 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities, The 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth 2013, and the Asia Pacific Tourism Hospitality and Technology Conference 2013.

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Strategic Partnership

Recent infrastructure upgrades have enhanced BCCK’s attractiveness. The venue is now served by an extensive network of new roads and bridges; transfer time between the city centre and the Kuching International Airport to BCCK is under twenty minutes. A new river catamaran is in the pipeline to offer alternative connectivity to The Isthmus. Conference delegates will be able to experience the award-winning Kuching Waterfront with quaint colourful Malay houses dotting the banks of the Sarawak River. The cruise along this important river which has served coastal dwellers for centuries will also take them past the elegant City Mosque, the Astana (the former

BCCK, in partnership with the Sarawak Convention Bureau, supports SCORE, the Sarawak state government’s economic corridor, to attract prominent international conferences/congresses linked to the glass industries, steel, timber- and oil-based industries, palm oil, livestock, fishing and aquaculture, marine and tourism. The Third International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia 2010 and The 2013 International Hydropower Association World Congress are two examples of valuable synergy between SCORE and business events that had materialised. MICE

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Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC) Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC) is flanked by the 5-star hotel and office suites, placing it in an ideal location for hosting business events and meetings.

Introduction

The Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC) located in Kuantan, Pahang has the largest capacity of a convention centre in the east coast of Malaysia. Managed by Zenith Hotel Sdn. Bhd.

Convention Halls and Spaces

Two exhibition halls are present at the Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC), offering 3,345 m2 of exhibition space. Exhibition Halls 1 and 2 can each hold 110 booths, bringing a total of 220 booths when the halls are combined. Event organizers have three choices of ballrooms to choose from - Silk, Cashmere and Organza - at the SASICC. The ballrooms are decked in contemporary design complemented by high ceilings, making it a preferred venue for hosting dinners, seminars and conferences. The ballrooms can be converted into a pillar-less grand ballroom capable of accommodating 5,600 people seated in a theatre arrangement, 3,000 people in a banquet or 3,500 in a cocktail reception. This large seating also makes it possible to throw an event of large attendance, such as a concert. A series of 12 meeting rooms named 12EXEC are located on the third floor. Each room can accommodate attendees in five seating arrangements – theatre, u-shape, boardroom, classroom and hollow square. Adjacent rooms can be combined to boost its space, enabling as many as 130 participants to attend the meeting, conference, seminar or board meeting.

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Unique Selling Points

Royalty and ministers gracing the events can retreat at the Platinum VVIP lounge during breaks and post-event socialization. The Platinum VVIP Lounge offers the ultimate comfort and convenience in the form of a private bar, grand dining area and plush furniture.

Amenities and Conveniences

On the same floor as the 12EXEC is a business centre which offers an extensive range of business and secretarial services such as printing, photocopying and facsimile. Computer rental is also available on an hourly or daily rate, as well as meeting and discussion rooms. Located within a hotel sees the extension of its facilities to event attendees. Event attendees can choose to stay on the Executive Floor of the Zenith Hotel, which entitles them access to the Titanium Club on the 21st floor. Privileges include all day cocktails, complimentary continental breakfast, indoor and outdoor club lounges, e-library, discussion and tv, and a games and reading section. Other hotel facilities include a spa, gym, infinity pool, yoga room and an indoor games station. MICE


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Genting International Convention Centre (GICC)

Genting International Convention Centre (GICC)’s halls, meeting rooms and convention centres are fully-equipped with the latest audio visual technology, light and sound trappings as well as communication systems to accommodate corporate events such as meeting, incentive workshop and seminar or company convention and exhibition.

Introduction

Genting International Convention Centre (GICC) is perched on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali, 6,000 feet above the sea level in Genting Highlands. The cooling climate between 15oC to 25oC makes this as a unique MICE destination in Malaysia.

Convention Halls and Spaces

The Grand Ballroom is the largest column-free hall in Malaysia, capable of hosting up to 4,000 individuals in a theatre-style seating and 2,000 in a banquet. If a lesser space is required, the hall can be split into four smaller halls which can hold 800 in a banquet-style and 1,200 in a theatre-style. With such an enormous seating capacity, the Grand Ballroom is ideal for concerts, gala dinners and large-scale exhibitions.

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A smaller convention hall of 20,000m2 can be used to host if the Grand Ballroom is found to be too vast. With an adjoining well-decorated foyer, the convention hall can be further divided into three smaller rooms that can hold 220 in a sitdown banquet and 450 in a theatre-style arrangement. Other seating arrangements of U-shape, hollow, classroom, cocktail reception and buffet-style can also be arranged to optimize the best reach and effect for the audience. 18 meeting rooms, simply named MR1-18, is a solution to every conference, seminar or meeting regardless of its objective or the number of participants. The rooms vary in size, holding between 60 – 100 people in theatre-style. A larger area can be obtained by combining rooms MR4 and MR5 for a total build-up of 671m2 seating 30 to 180 people depending on your preferred seating arrangement.


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Unique Selling Points

The Arena of Stars is famed as a prestigious and preferred venue for concerts, award presentations, musical performances and sporting events. The MTV Asia Awards and the Malaysia Chinese International Pageant has taken place at the Arena of Stars, which has also been host to a series of renowned artistes and talents such as Sir Cliff Richard, Air Supply, Alan Tam, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Kitaro, Kenny G, Richard Clayderman and the Vienna Boys Choir from Austria. The success of its various hosted acts is attributed to its large holding capacity of 6,000 people in a fully-roofed amphitheatre is supported by advanced sound and lighting systems. The Genting International Showroom is another venue that boasts of high-tech multimedia and technology suited for entertainment events. Magic shows and musicals are commonly hosted here as the impressive set up and backdrop include a revolving stage and flying towers. The Genting International Showroom can seat up to 1,700 people at any given time.

Amenities and Conveniences

The Genting International Convention Centre’s (GICC) is within very close reach to First World Plaza and other hotels, where there are banks, ATMs and a post office. Located in the City of Entertainment also puts GICC within reach of dining options, shopping malls and various forms of entertainment.

Nearby Attractions

Casino de Genting The Genting International Convention Centre (GICC) is atop the hills of Genting Highlands, dubbed Malaysia’s City that Never Sleeps. The Casino de Genting is probably the cause of this nickname with visitors streaming in around the clock to try their luck at table games, slot machines and electronic table games. The Casino de Genting is popular among both locals and foreign visitors as Malaysia’s only licensed casino. First World Plaza First World Plaza is also a hive of activity being a shopping mall, indoor theme park, sporting grounds and entertainment centre all rolled into one. The top attractions at the plaza are the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum that showcases weird collections from around the world, a snowhouse called SnowWorld and X-pedition Wall which is a rock climbing studio. The mall itself is captivating, being divided into several wings of different themes - Paris, Champs-Elysees, Venice, Universal Walk, Times Square, Swiss Alps, and the very own Genting Walk. Strawberry farm The cool climate makes it conducive to grow strawberries. Visitors can walk into the farm located in Gohtong Jaya to pluck strawberries and purchase them by weight. Many fresh strawberry products such as jam, ice-cream and smoothies are also available to tempt visitors. MICE

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World Class MICE Facilities

Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) is a convention centre situated in Ayer Keroh, Melaka which renowned for providing national and international organisers with the highest standard of services and facilities.

Introduction

Launched open in June 2003 by the then Chief Minister of Melaka, former Melaka Chief Minister Y.B Senator Datuk Seri (Dr.) Hj. Mohd Ali Bin Mohd. Rustam, the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) serves the needs of business visitors and the local community in the historical state of Melaka.

Convention Halls and Spaces

Melaka International Trade Centre’s (MITC) exhibition hall occupies 13,000m2 of the ground floor to host as many as 728 standard shell scheme booths. Not limited to exhibitions, the hall can accommodate up between 9,000 and 12,300 people in a theatre seating and dinner banquet respectively. The halls also allow flexibility that the space can be divided into three smaller rooms. The Grand Ballroom is perfect for hosting a gala dinner or cocktail reception due to its grandeur that decks the ballroom and the elegant and spacious accompanying foyer. The ballroom is pillar-free with a high ceiling, allowing optimum use of the permanent retractable or extendable stage and automated curtain frames that would complete the show. Organizers gain full control of the lighting and sound system from the control room, allowing the 800 accommodated attendees to truly savour and appreciate the event. There is a choice of 6 meeting rooms to choose from at MITC. Each room measures 14,450 m2 and is capable of seating 29 (dinner arrangement), 72 (classroom-styled seating) or 120 (theatre-styled seating). Three of these meeting rooms can be combined to open up a space capable of holding four times more participants. All of these rooms have complete audio visual facilities, lighting and theatrical systems as well as ISDN and Internet connections.

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Unique Selling Points

Organizations can hold their award presentation ceremonies or seminars at the MITC auditorium. Guests attend the event comfortably seated in luxurious seats with easy viewing and audibility of the speaker on a 14m x 12m screen and state-ofthe-art audio visual assistance. The Board Room is a conducive space for annual general meetings (AGM) and board meetings due to its offering of conference microphones in a setting that can accommodate 20 attendees. The Board Room is generally reserved for MITC Management or certain government agencies but application to use the room can always be considered. There need not be further concerns should the event hosted is graced by VIP, for a VIP room is present for them to adjourn for a break, hold press conferences or hold private discussions. The VIP room is equipped with a lounge and soft bar that serves light finger food and beverages, a home theatre system and karaoke audiovisual for leisure purposes.


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Nearby Attractions

A Famosa Porta de Santiago, or better known as A Famosa which means “the famous”, is the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. A Famosa is part of a fort constructed in the year 1511 by Alfonso de Albuquerque, a Portuguese who arrived in Melaka to pursue the spice trade. A Famosa fell to the hands of the Dutch in 1641 when they defeated the Portuguese and took over the reign of Melaka. Stadhuys The striking red buildings were built by the Dutch in 1650 as the office of their Governor and his deputy. It is also one of the oldest remaining Dutch buildings in Asia. Adjacent to the Stadhuys is the old Christ Church in equally striking red; it now houses the Museum of History and Ethnography that will enlighten visitors of Melaka’s rich history. Jonker Walk Melaka’s top visited attraction is a blend of culture and heritage. The best Melakan food can be found in this street, which makes a great break after an afternoon shopping for antiques, trinkets and knick knacks. Come night fall on weekends, the street transforms into a night market where hawkers peddle even more quirky items and scrumptious food. MICE

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Persada Johor International Convention Centre Persada Johor International Convention Centre is the principal Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) venue in the State of Johor, positioned to create a market and to cater to the demand for such services in the south of Peninsular Malaysia.

Introduction

Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor’s prime and pride of a convention centre, stands tall in the heart of Johor Bahru, the state capital of Johor Darul Takzim. The convention centre was developed and owned by Johor Corporation and managed by its sister company, the Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru hotel. Its name in the local Malay language refers to a pedestal for royals to sit on when conferring official matters. Judging by its mere façade, the name indeed befits the 16,996 m2 convention centre.

Convention Halls and Spaces

Persada Johor’s main convention hall measures 3,078 m2 and gives organizers the option of dividing the hall into three smaller halls – Hall 301, Hall 302 and Hall 303. Hall 301 is the largest with a maximum holding capacity of 1,000 pax while Halls 302 and 303 can hold 900 people respectively. All halls are fully sound-proofed and can accommodate theatre-style, reception, classroom and banquet seating arrangements. Two exhibition halls, Exhibition Halls 101 and 102, can be combined to offer a total space of 3,070 m2. If a lesser space is needed, the larger Exhibition Hall 101 can accommodate 100 booths while Exhibition Hall 102 fits 50 booths. These halls are ideal for trade shows, sporting events, exhibitions and conventions. Four meeting rooms are available for booking at Persada Johor with a capacity ranging between 60 – 120 persons per room if occupied theatre-styled. Organizers have the flexibility to select the type of preferred seating arrangement – theatrestyle, reception, classroom or banquet arrangements.

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Unique Selling Points

An auditorium that can seat an intimate party of 84 is located at the Gallery Level on Level 4. The auditorium is well-furnished to give attendees comfort when attending presentations, award ceremonies or seminars at Persada Johor’s auditorium.

Amenities and Conveniences

Restoran Selasih at Persada Johor offers guests and visitors the chance to savour authentic Johorean cuisine set in a comfy venue. An all-day a la carte spread and a buffet keep diners tantalized. More food options are available at the mobile restaurants parked in the Persada Johor vicinity, offering fresh food, light snacks and even hot drinks.


CONVENTION CENTRES

Support Services

Events at Persada Johor are well-coordinated by a team of experienced coordinators who will be connected via instant wireless connectivity devices throughout the duration of the event. Fully-wired floor hosts and hostesses are also on hand to attend to guests seeking assistance. Dignitaries and government officials have access to the Dignitary Suites for optimum privacy and comfort and should a need arise for additional meeting spaces, an additional 28 meeting rooms and an auditorium are available at the adjacent Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru hotel.

Nearby Attractions

Legoland Malaysia The first Legoland theme park to open in Asia, Legoland Malaysia boasts 40 interactive rides, shows and attraction that cater to the young and young-at-heart. Legoland Malaysia’s attractions are themed Lego Kingdoms, Lego City, The Beginning, LEGO Technic, Imagination, Land of Adventure and Miniland. A Lego-theme water theme park complements Legoland, with a Legoland Hotel due to be open in the first half of 2014. Johor Premium Outlet Johor Premium Outlet is home to 120 renowned brands such as Coach, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo and Guy Laroche. It is the best place to shop for family and friends back home, even for yourself, as fashion items are sourced directly from the factories, giving great savings and attractive promotions. MICE

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HOTELS & RESORTS

World Class MICE Facilities Hotels & Resorts

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Hotels & Resorts as Ideal MICE Venues

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Bukit Gambang Resort City

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Seri PaciďŹ c Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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The Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

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Tropicana Golf & Country Resort

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(see advertisement pg 63) (see advertisement pg 67) (see advertisement pg 69)

(see advertisement Outside Back Cover)

A’ Famosa Resort

(see advertisement pg 71)

Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang (see advertisement 74)

Nilai Springs Resort Hotel

(see advertisement Facing Message pg 7)

Crown Regency Serviced Suites (see advertisement Inside Back Cover)

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Hotels & Resorts as Ideal MICE Venues

Exhibitions, seminars and conferences have traditionally been held at convention centres and exhibition halls for their vast spaces, support infrastructure and expert planning. However, hotels and resorts are fast becoming a choice venue for event organizers.

Several factors contribute to the more and more hotels and resorts turning into business event centres as they diversify their focus from just leisure travellers to corporate customers/ clients; these factors are namely: Conference Facilities

The convention areas in hotels and resorts are generally modest in capacity by comparison to a convention centre. However, many events do not require a sprawling space; hence hotels and resorts make ideal choices of venues especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to hold conferences, seminars and meetings for a small audience. A space proportional with the size of the audience allows a more intimate engagement and interaction between the presenters and audience.

Reach and Coverage

There are at least 270 hotels and resorts with convention facilities throughout Malaysia, with cost-friendly 3-starred accommodations or more luxurious 5-starred renowned brands to choose from as a meeting or seminar venue. As for corporate dinners, team building workshops or company year-end trips, the beach resorts or highland hotels will be great places to hold business events interspersed with pleasure. Whether the choice is a hotel or a resort, there will be one within close proximity regardless of location and area, given the wide spread of these accommodations.

Facilities and Services

Hotels and resorts boast of a more extensive range of facilities than those at convention centres. Food and

beverage options are almost a deďŹ nite presence in every hotel and resort, with larger lodgings even having two to three establishments offering international cuisine to suit the palate. The availability of these food and beverage options simpliďŹ es event hosting as the task of having to cater for a large group is taken care of. Amenities such as a spa, ďŹ tness centre, games room and a swimming pool are features that would enhance the experience of a longer stay at a hotel or resort. These amenities are ideal especially for business travellers who need the much-needed relaxation after a long hard day attending a conference or meeting. There are often an inhouse bar or lounge for after-work drinks which can then adjourn to an entertainment or karaoke room.

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Cost-friendly

Hosting a meeting, conference or seminar at a hotel or resort generally costs less than at a convention centre, given the lesser grandeur of the space and venue. However, if size and splendour are not requirements, hotels and resorts have facilities fulfilling enough with costfriendly rates to match. Often, the hotels and resorts offer attractive bundling for meeting and stay packages. These are just but a few factors that increase the demand of resorts and hotels for business events. Nevertheless, the roles and contributions of resorts and hotels to the MICE industry will not lead to the detriment of convention centres and halls, as resorts and hotels serve to complement convention centres as alternative venues and to fill a gap where these hotels can fulfil better. MICE

The comfort and convenience of business travellers are further intensified through the myriad of guest services offered. Guests can utilise the secretarial assistance at the business centres, arrange for freshly laundered and pressed clothes from the laundrette or even have a trip or tour organized.

Outdoor Space

Another factor contributing to the popularity of hotels and resorts as a venue for business events is the availability of non-enclosed spaces for outdoor activities. This allows flexibility for firms intending to organize creative workshops, team-building activities or brain-storming sessions. Resorts are the best place if extensive use of outdoor space is required, as the atmosphere is often lovely to add vibrancy to the outdoor activities.

Accommodation Convenience

Organizing an event at a hotel or resort and having the attendees stay at the same venue saves the hassle and cost of logistics. The event is made a more efficient one too with the attendees spending less time assembling or commuting.

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HOTELS & RESORTS

World Class MICE Facilities

Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a unique property with a very Malaysian theme connected with the Putra World Trade Centre in Malaysia’s capital city.

Backgrounder : Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a unique property with a very Malaysian theme located just at the fringe of Malaysia’s capital city. Aptly positioned with access by rails and roads, within a robust business area, the stunning 5-star Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers guests 560 guest rooms including 119 luxury rooms. The spacious rooms at the hotel are modern and chic, with muted tones throughout. Majestically rising 30 floors up, it envelopes the best that Kuala Lumpur has to offer in terms of accommodation, dining and facilities. Ideal for business and leisure travelers, the large property includes two contemporary restaurants ie Kofuku – a Japanese restaurant with a beautifully landscaped garden and Zende – an all day dining outlet boasting the best in local and International cuisine. For an evening of catch-up and light entertainment, one should head on to Chereza, a popular lounge among the locals. For a relaxing time in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, Tirta Spa and an outdoor swimming pool is available for guests’ use seven days a week. The hotel is the ideal venue for large weddings or corporate functions with its impressive events space which offers excellent facilities and conference rooms. The hotel even boasts a ballroom that can comfortably hold up to 500 persons, rivaling hotels in both Petaling Jaya and the

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Golden Triangle. There are 14 meeting rooms that can fit from small to large meetings. Some meeting rooms can even be further partitioned to accommodate break out sessions. With ample parking space and complete facilities such as business centres, musollah and its connection to highways, STAR LRT as well as rail transports make the Hotel a favourite among business and leisure travellers alike. Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur has recently received the Certificate of Excellence Award by popular rating site TripAdvisor. It has also received the 5-star International Rating, a much desired recognition from the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is set to provide a much needed high quality option for the business and leisure traveler, as well as the MICE sector. MICE


Ideal......

starts right here

Located in a prominent business district and connected to Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmark, the Putra World Trade Centre, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a 5 - star hotel that embraces the intricate balance between warm Malaysian hospitality and the luxurious comforts of modern accommodation. Accessible via main roads and rails, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the ideal location for your meetings and events. From small to large sized groups, flexibility is our speciality. Ask our Meeting experts about our inexhaustible range of packages today. After those deals are sealed, be connected to the numerous favourite spots for you to let down your hair! From the shopping heaven at the Golden Triangle to the bustling nightlife in the city, come and complete your stay with us. Welcome to Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.seripacifichotel.com to make your reservation.

Jalan Putra , 50350 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia Tel : + 603 4042 5555 Fax : +603 4041 7236 Toll Free : 1800 88 555 Email : fbservice@seripacific.com / resv@seripacific.com Website : www.seripacifichotel.com


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World Class MICE Facilities

Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

The Hotel offers uniquely tailored and versatile meeting packages, the latest in multimedia technology and a service orientated team on standby, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya is a soughtafter venue for corporate events.

Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya is a 5-star award winning business class hotel of International standards. Equipped with service crew who are ever ready to serve you with passion, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya is the place of choice when it comes to a company meeting or an international conference! The recently renovated Grand Ballroom boasts of a banquet seating capacity for 500 guests offering 675 square meters of space for innovative events, meetings and weddings. Set in a fashionable design accentuated by stylish settings, guests can expect a grand new experience replete with the latest audio visual equipment, delectable cuisines and refined services. The Grand Ballroom is the new landmark in town for seminar and conferences which captures modern technology and privacy at its best and is bound to give you and your delegates a conducive meeting platform.

The Hotel offers uniquely tailored and versatile meeting packages, the latest in multimedia technology and a service orientated team on standby, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya is a sought-after venue for corporate events. With an unsurpassed level of service to ensure that each element of your banquet needs is artfully executed and tailored to meet your specific needs. Our 12 spacious function rooms combined with 388 renovated guestrooms cater for any number of delegates from 10 to 800 at one go, depending on seating arrangements. From simple board meetings to international conferences, we’ve dedicated over 20,000 sq feet to ensure the Art of Meeting with Success is a brezze. To know more about our packages, please call 03 7628 7332 or email us at salesmarketing.pj@eastin.com. Alternatively, you can also visit us at www.eastin.com. MICE

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World Class MICE Facilities

Tropicana Golf & Country Resort

Exclusive, secure and all-inclusive…this is the luxurious township of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort.

Introduction

Since March 1994, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort has been serving members and guests and seeing a fair bit of leisure and sporting action. It has recently undergone a RM5 million renovation project which breathed new life into Malaysia’s largest clubhouse (400,000 square feet) and award-winning Golf Resort. Among TGCR’s notable awards and achievements: • FIABCI Malaysian Chapter Leisure Development Award (1995) • Selangor Best Landscape Award (1997) • Best Clubhouse/Facilities Award (5 consecutive years in a roll!) by Golf Malaysia Readers’ Poll (2000 – 2006) • Top 2 “Best Customer Service Club” Award by Golf Malaysia Readers’ Poll Award (2005/2006) • Top 8 Golf Course in Malaysia by Golf Malaysia Readers’ Poll (2005/2006) • No. 1 Best Golf Development in Malaysia with 5 stars rating Award by Bloomberg L. P. (2010) • No. 1 Best Golf Development in Asia Pacific with 5 stars rating Award by Bloomberg L. P. (2010) • Most Improved Golf Course by ParGolf (2012)

Our Vision & Mission

As one of the top property developers and management of the best Clubhouse in Malaysia, we are committed to the continued building of our value and recognition by playing a key and valuable role in developing the future of our customers, partners, members, residents and employees. To develop and maintain a self-contained community that perfectly combines the carefree pleasures of country living and modern convenience of city dwelling, and to enhance the quality of life and enjoyment by providing the ideal environment for work, dining, play and relaxation all within one’s reach. MICE

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World Class MICE Facilities

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Discerning executives will find Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang, set amidst 30 acres of greenery on the Batu Feringgi coast, an ideal haven for a corporate retreat or an incentive group gathering on Penang Island in Malaysia.

Special Feature Meetings For Success

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang offers organisers an extensive range of meeting and banquet facilities to cater to indoor and outdoor functions. The resort’s sea-facing landscaped grounds with century-old rain trees, bougainvillea, torch ginger, bird-of-paradise and other florae provide a unique outdoor meeting venue, while the Pelangi Ballroom can host 300 guests and 14 other function rooms are ideal for groups of various sizes. The resort has set up an outdoor marquee at the Tepi Laut area, tucked away near the sea and surrounded by a canopy of centuries-old rain trees. The full-service and air-conditioned marquee is seamlessly structured to blend into the outdoor setting amidst 30 acres of greenery within the resort. This semi-permanent structure can be easily customised according to the customer’s desired set up and floor plan. The average capacity of the Tepi Laut outdoor marquee is 200 people, depending on the set up. Guests can choose from round table, theatre, classroom, U-shaped or cocktail reception formats. The marquee would be perfect for pre-dinner cocktails, after party gatherings, product launches, wedding banquets, outdoor themed meetings and annual dinners.

Guests at the resort will find that the 304 guestrooms and suites are designed with an emphasis on space and comfort, each complete with breathtaking views of the sea or tropical gardens. As a value-added service, the resort offers guests complimentary in-room broadband Internet service and Wi-Fi access in its public areas.

The resort offers meeting organisers full-day and halfday meeting packages priced at RM190++ and RM175++ per person respectively. Both offers include the use of a meeting room, welcome coffee or tea, two coffee breaks, lunch, complimentary use of a projection screen in the meeting room, bottled mineral water, mints and meeting stationery.

Meeting organisers will find that the meeting rooms at the resort feature high-performance audio-visual systems, electronic projectors, simultaneous microphone and PA systems, remote control screens and built-in sound systems. To ensure further convenience for meeting participants, the function rooms can be directly accessed through the resort’s complimentary car park area.

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Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang has established a reputation for organising exciting theme parties for incentive groups. A large variety of themes, from refreshing yoga/tai chi breakfast themes, outdoor green meetings under the rain trees and customised dinner themes utilizing the outdoors or the function rooms can be organised by the resort’s dedicated and flexible event specialists who work closely with the food and beverage team. When the need to unwind arises, delegates can visit the Health Club with its full gym facilities including sauna and Jacuzzi, enjoy traditional and rejuvenating massages at CHI, The Spa, participate in Pilates and yoga classes or simply enjoy golf putting at the Par 3 pitch and putt golf course. Delegates can also make use of recreational activities such as tennis, table tennis, water sports and beach and pool volleyball, which provide fun and excitement for corporate team building events.

While at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang, travellers can take advantage of the resort’s complimentary shuttle service to George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage enclave. Home to a multicultural society of mainly Malays, Chinese, Indians and Eurasians, the island presents guests with a fascinating palette of cuisines, cultures, places of worship, historical structures and other tourist attractions that beguile the visitor. MICE

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Incentives • Corporate & Incentives Guide • Zoo Taiping & Night Safari (see advertisement pg 78)

Rewards and recognition are vital for boosting one’s esteem, drive and reputation, which could lead to an improved performance as a result of the newfound motivation.

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INCENTIVES

Incentives

Corporate & Incentive Guide

An award or a token of appreciation, be it monetary or not, delivers a sense of achievement and better job satisfaction. This would translate into an aim for even higher standards to set a new benchmark, which in turn, aids the organization’s pursuit of its goals.

One reward and recognition programme initiated to improve quality in its industry is the RAWR Awards organized as a joint effort by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the Malaysia Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (MACEOS). An abbreviation for Recognising Award Winning Results, the acronym RAWR is synonymous with “roar”, which represents the private and public sectors’ acknowledgement of the business events sector as a key contributor to the Malaysian economy. Launched for the first time last year in 2013, the RAWR Awards recognize leadership, excellence, professionalism, innovation and best practices in the business events industry. Every business event supplier with a MyCEB and/ or MACEOS membership or non-member event owners are eligible to contend for a RAWR award that recognizes their contribution and excellence in the business tourism industry. Categories up for vying include the title of Best International Conference Award, Best Trade Exhibition, Best Incentive Programme, Best Environmental Initiative Award and Best Event, among others. The award benefits the winners, event planners and the industry as a whole. Award winners have the opportunity to leverage on recognition received in their marketing pitch. Event planners can be assured of the quality of products and services received from these industry leaders, and event planners from around the globe can be confident of business tourism in Malaysia given the focus, dedication and effort put into developing the industry.

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Incentive Ideas

An incentive need not be monetary. In fact, some believe that incentivizing with money is less ideal because success-driven motivation, rather than the dollar sign, is stronger and more lasting. Monetary incentives can be perceived as an entitlement too, rather than a reward, over time. The monetary incentives are also often awarded to the employee directly into his or her bank account, along with the monthly salary. As such, the reward recipient feels a lesser sense of appreciation compared to if he/she had a gift or experience to see and celebrate.


INCENTIVES

Incentives can be awarded in the form of a holiday, excursion or a company trip, dinner banquet, gadgets, electrical items or even a break of a few days off from work. For instance, MyCEB’s Malaysia Twin Deal Programme ++ (MTD++) rewards event and meeting planners with holidays and/or iPad Minis based on the cumulated number of business tourists they bring into the country. The holidays are much sought after as the winner can choose any desired local destination to enjoy the comprehensive holiday package that comes inclusive of return flights, 5-star accommodation and complimentary dinner. These incentives are also in line with the theme of tourism and help to spur its development.

Corporate team building is seen as a reward as employees get the opportunity to take a breather from day-to-day tasks to embark on fun activities with colleagues. Team building activities should be conducted at least yearly for the benefits they bring to the organization – employees develop team roles, improve communication, develop or enhance an existing skill and nurture positive relationships. All these contribute to the growth of the company as employees work better as a team. The company’s stocks are also a good option that is not just valuable but would also enhance the sense of belonging for the employee who now owns a part of the company. Although they may not directly influence the company’s performance, shareholders keep more abreast of the company’s growth and feel a greater sense of achievement when positive results are yielded. Regardless of the type of incentives, the incentive scheme must be constantly reviewed in order to evaluate its appeal to the company’s personnel. Lapses in doing so will only undermine or even lose its value. MICE

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EVENTS HIGHLIGHT

Events Highlight 2014 / 2015 • Business Events Calendar • Business Events Highlight • Leisure Calendar

pg 80 pg 84 pg 95

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EVENTS HIGHLIGHT

Business Events Calendar 2014 Date

Events

10 - 15 Jan

61st International Congress of the UICH Les Clefs d’or Website: www.uich2014kualalumpur.com.my or www.uichlesclefsdor.org

11 - 14 Jan

Venue

Location

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) Spring Edition 2014 Website: www.mijf.com.my/mijf_spring

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

13 - 15 Feb

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Experience Meeting Website: www.imdrt.org/2014experience/

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

22 - 23 Feb

Postgradasia Postgraduate Studies Fair 2014 Website: fair.postgradasia.com

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Motherhood Expo’14 Website: ww.harenet.com.my/expo/ME2014

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

28 Feb - 2 Mar

4 - 8 Mar

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) Website: 2014.miff.com.my

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) & MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC)

5 - 7 Mar

6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (ACTMP) 2014 Website: www.actmp2014.com

Intercontinental Kuala Kuala Lumpur Lumpur

5 - 8 Mar

Export Furniture Exhibition Malaysia (EFE) 2014 Website: efe.my

8 - 9 Mar

5th Perak Education Expo 2014 Website: www.penexpo.com.my/EN/event/edu/5th-perak-edu

9 - 11 Mar

Routes Asia 2014 Website: www.routeskuching.com

14 -16 Mar

Penang Night Education Fair 2014 Website: www.penexpo.com.my/EN/event/edu/pnef-2014

14 - 16 Mar

Modern Home Fair Kuala Lumpur Website: www.bwcyans.com

14 - 16 Mar

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Stadium Indera Mulia

Kuala Lumpur Ipoh

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

Kuching, Sarawak

Auto City, Juru

Penang

Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MEVC)

Kuala Lumpur

MATTA Fair Website: www.mattafair.org.my

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

17 - 20 Mar

12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO) 2014 Website: www.iaso.org/events/ico/ico-2014

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

24 - 27 Mar

Beautiful Professional 2014 Website: www.beautyprofessional.com.my/v1

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

26 - 28 Mar

Builders ASIA 2014 Website: www.buildersasia.com

Sabah Trade Centre, Kota Kinabalu

Sabah

27 - 30 Mar

5th Malaysia International Shoe Festival (MISF) 2014 Website: wms2.malaysiafootwear.com

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

3 - 6 Apr

Perfect Livin 2014 Website: www.perfectlivin.com/2014/exhibitions/kuala-lumpur/information-centre

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

5 - 6 Apr

15th Penang Career & Postgraduate Expo 2014 Website: www.penexpo.com.my/en/event/cpe/15th-pcpe-2014

sPICE Arena, Penang

Penang

7 - 9 Apr

International Conference of Environmental and Occupational Health Website: www.iceoh2014.org

Putrajaya Marriott Hotel

Putrajaya

9 - 12 Apr

11th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) Website: www.mihas.com.my

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

11 - 13 Apr

Home Decor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC) Website: www.homedec.com.my/home/penang

sPICE Arena, Penang

Penang

14 - 17 Apr

12th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis - DEA Website: www.deaconference.com

Universiti Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

14 - 17 Apr

14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA 2014) Website: www.dsaexhibition.com

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

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Business Events Calendar Date

Events

Venue

Location

1Borneo

Sabah

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Technology Park Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

18 - 20 Apr

Home Decor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC) Website: www.homedec.com.my/home/kota-kinabalu

18 - 21 Apr

Malaysia International Jewellery Festival (MIJ) 2014-Spring Edition Website: www.mij.com.my

23 - 24 Apr

ASCENT 2014 International Conference Website: www.ftms.edu.my/ascent2014

23 - 26 Apr

CIE Lighthing Quality & Energy Efficiency Website: malaysia2014.cie.co.at

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

25-27 Apr

Smart Kids Asia Kuala Lumpur 2014 Website: www.smartkids.com.my

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

25 - 27 Apr

KL Wedding Expo 2014 18th Edition Website: www.harenet.com.my/expo/KLWE2014/18th.html

Kuala LumpurConvention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

27 - 30 Apr

27th IATA IGHC Ground Handling Conference 2014 Website: www.iata.org/events/Pages/ighc-2014.aspx

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

1 - 7 May

Home Decor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC) Website: www.homedec.com.my/home/kuala-lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

8 - 10 May

25th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014 Website: www.itex.com.my

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

14 - 17 May

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Annual Conference 2014 Website: www.meetingsevents.com.au/kualalumpur

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

17 - 20 May

International Beauty Expo (IBE) 2014 Website: www.ibe.my

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

21 - 23 May

5th Malaysia International Palm Oil Technology Expo 2014 (Palmex Malaysia 2014) Website: www.asiapalmoil.com

Sandakan Community Hall, Sabah

Sabah

21 - 23 May

Malaysia International Gifts and Premiums (MIGP) Expo Website: www.migp.com.my

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

21 - 24 May

WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference Website: www.wonca2014kuching.com.my

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

Kuching, Sarawak

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Selangor

21 - 24 May

METALTECH 2014 Website: www.tradelink.com.my/Metaltech AUTOMEX 2014 Website: tradelink.com.my/automex

3 - 5 Jun

APHM International Healthcare Conference & Exhibition 2014 Website: www.aphmconferences.org/

4 - 5 Jun

Asia Dive Conference (ADCON 2013) Website: adcon.com.my

4 - 6 Jun 6 - 8 Jun

Sutera Harbour Resort

Sabah

KL International Gift & Premium (KLIGP) 2014 Webiste: www.kligp.com.my

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

9th Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) 2014 Website: www.mide.com.my/mideexpo

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

11 - 13 Jun

Asia’s 4th SUBSEA Conference and Exhibition (SUBSEA Asia 2014) Website: subseaasia.org

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

12 - 15 Jun

20th Asean Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC) 2014 Website: www.nham-conference.com

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

15 - 19 Jun

19th International Conference on Integrated Design and Process Science (SDPS) 2014 Website: www.swinburne.edu.my/sdps2014

Pullman Kuching

Kuching, Sarawak

16 - 21 Jun

XXV International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress 2014 Website: www.fig.net/fig2014

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

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19 - 21 Jun

The Malaysian International Food and Beverages Trade Fair (MIFB) Website: www.mifb.com.my

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

19 - 22 Jun

25th Malaysia International SIGN & L.E.D (SIGN & LED) 2014 Website: malaysiasign.com.my

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

20 - 22 Jun

Home Decor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC) Website: www.homedec.com.my/home/johor-bahru

PERSADA Johor

Johor

25 - 28 Jun

15th International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition, Malaysia (ARCHIDEX) 2014 Website: www.archidex.com.my 3rd Malaysia Eco Building & Design Exhibition 2014 (ECO-B 2014) Website: www.ecob.com.my

27 - 29 Jun

4 - 6 Jul

Pet World Malaysia 2014 (7th Malaysian International Pets and Aquatics Exhibition) Website: www.femsb.com/exhibition/pet-world KL Wedding Expo 2014 19th Edition Website: www.harenet.com.my/expo/KLWE2014/19th.html

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MEVC)

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

25th Malaysia International Packaging & Labelling (M’SIA-PACK ) Website: malaysiapack.com.my 10 - 13 Jul

Food Processing & Bakery Equipment (M’SIA-FOODPRO) Website: malaysiafoodpro.com.my Plastic Mould & Die (M’SIA-PLAS) Website: malaysiaplas.com.my

14 - 17 Jul

10th Malaysia International Exhibition & Conference on Cosmetics, Beauty & Spa (COSMOBEAUTÉ ASIA) 2014 Website: www.cosmobeauteasia.com

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

18 - 21 Jul

Malaysia International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) 2014 Website: www.mijf.com.my/mijf

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Bintulu Civic Centre

Sarawak

7 - 8 Aug

14 - 15 Aug

1st Global Manipal Alumni Health, Science & Technology Convention Website: event.manipal.org.my/conference/1st-global-manipal-alumni-healthscience-technology-convention 3rd Malaysia International Palm Oil Technology Expo (Palmex Sarawak 2014) Website: www.palmoilsarawak.com 3rd Sarawak Oil & Gas Expo (SOGEX 2014) Website: www.oilgasexpo.com

15-17 Aug

Smart Kids Asia Penang 2014 Website: www.smartkids.com.my

Straits Quay Convention Centre (SQCC)

Penang

20 - 23 Aug

Toastmasters International 82nd Annual International Convention Website: www.toastmasters.org/convention

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

22 - 24 Aug

Food & Beverage Expo (FOODBEX) Website: www.tce.com.my/foodbex

Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MEVC)

Kuala Lumpur

27 - 30 Aug

1M - World Congress in Sports & Exercise Medicine Website: www.ssemm.org/news/WCSEM2014

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

29 - 31 Aug

Parents and Kids Expo 2014 Website: www.harenet.com.my/expo/P&KE2014

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Smart Home Show Kuala Lumpur Website: bwcyans.com

Viva Home Expo Hall, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

10 - 12 Sep

Power Gen Asia & Renewable Energy World Asia 2014 Website: www.powergenasia.com

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

23 - 25 Sep

2nd Malaysia Oil & Gas Services Exhibition And Conference (MOGSEC) 2014 Website: mogsec2014.com.my

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

6 - 8 Sep

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23 - 25 Sep

International Energy Week 2014 (IEW’14) International Energy & Power Show (Electro Power Asia ‘14) International Oil & Gas Industry Show (Petroleum Asia ‘14) ASIA INFRASTRUCTURE’14 Website: www.iew.my

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

Kuching, Sarawak

25 - 27 Sep

2nd Asean Logistics & Transport Show 2014 (ALTS2014) Website: www.femsb.com/exhibition/asean-logistic

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

Kuching, Sarawak

10th Congress of the Asia Paci-fic Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (APFSSH) & 6th Congress of the Asia Paci-fic Federation of Societies for Hand Therapists (APFSHT) Website:www.apfssh2014.org

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

Kuching, Sarawak

MINES International Exhibition Centre (MIECC)

Selangor

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Kuala Lumpur

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

Kuala Lumpur

Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu

Sabah

2 - 4 Oct

ASEANWOOD-WOODTECH 2014 Website: tradelink.com.my/woodtech 8 - 11 Oct

BUILDTECH 2014 Website: tradelink.com.my/buildtech Malaysia International hardware Exhibition (MHS 2014)

9 - 12 Oct

25th Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA) Congress 2014 Website: http://www.fapa2014.com

24 - 30 Oct

30th Biennial Convention of International Opticians Association Website: www.ioaoptician.org 11th Congress of the Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in

29 Oct - 1 Nov Medicine and Biology (AFSUMB)

Website: www.afsumb.org

6 - 8 Nov

6th Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC 2014) Website: www.aplcc2014.com

Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Kuala Lumpur

7 - 9 Nov

KL Wedding Expo 2014 20th Edition Website: www.harenet.com.my/expo/KLWE2014/20th.html

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

14 - 16 Nov

International Baby Expo (IBEX) Website: www.harenet.com.my/expo/IBEX2014

14 - 16 Nov

13th Malaysia International Wedding & Banquet Exhibition (WEDBEX) Website: www.tce.com.my/wedding

Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MEVC)

Kuala Lumpur

23 - 24 Nov

16th Penang Career & Postgraduate Expo 2014 Website: www.penexpo.com.my/en/event/cpe/16th-pcpe-2014

Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)

Penang

24 - 29 Nov

15th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (APCCMI) Website:www.apccmi2014.org

Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Selangor

10 - 12 Dec

8th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) Website:www.iptcnet.org/2014/kl

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

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17 - 18 Jan

3rd Johor Career & Postgraduate Expo 2015 Website: www.penexpo.com.my/en/event/johor-cpe/3rd-jcpe-201

25 - 27 Mar

11th International Exhibition of Transmission & Distribution and Electrical Engineering (ASEAN Elenex) Website: aseanelenex.com

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

15th Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition (OGA 2015) Website: www.oilandgas-asia.com

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur

2 - 4 Jun

DANGA City Mall

Johor

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Insurance & Financial Services Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Experience Malaysia has been selected to host the 2014’s edition of the world renowned Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Experience. Taking place from 13th to 15th February 2014, the event will bring together a powerful assembly of world class financial service industry professionals, business experts, entrepreneurs and motivational speakers. Modelled after the MDRT’s world renowned Annual Meeting, the MDRT Experience aims to deliver the latest key topics in the field of life insurance and financial services. Attendees can expect to take away the sales and marketing techniques and ideas, inspirational concepts, the latest developments in client service, practice management efficiency and technical information. The sales ideas are reported to be the finest and most innovative ones of the industry, so attendees will greatly benefit from the tips gathered. Industry speakers will also encourage them to increase their productivity and strive for higher success. The enriching contents are delivered through main platform presentations, educational focus sessions and insightful breakfast and evening sessions from 100 speakers and presenters. These interactive and engaging sessions allow a valuable opportunity for attendees to network, exchange ideas, concepts and experiences, and develop lasting connections and friendships with leading financial services professionals from all over the world.

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Attendance of the MDRT Experience is open to both members and non-members of the organization, so more will stand to benefit from the presentation of these insights. With MRDT’s membership of 36,000 which 64% of it is based in the Asia Pacific region, an estimated 5,000 attendees from 20 countries worldwide will exchange knowledge and form networks in the MDRT Experience in Kuala Lumpur in February. The Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) estimates an economic benefit of RM50 million for the country’s economy and RM30 million in visitor expenditure. This forecast factors in the anticipation of many non-member Australian financial advisors who would take the opportunity to attend this major international industry event held close to home and is easily accessible via several daily flights on both regular and budget airline options. MICE


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Aviation Industry Routes Asia 2014 Routes Asia will return to Malaysia for the fifth time in Kuching, Sarawak on 9th – 11th March 2014. Previous Routes events hosted by Malaysia were in the years 2003 – 2005 and 2008. Routes are held at regional and international level; the Routes event held in 2003 in Kuala Lumpur was the first Routes Asia regional event, which Kuala Lumpur successfully hosted for the next two years. Kuala Lumpur also had the honour to host the event with an international presence, the World Route, in 2008. Known as the 12th Routes Development Forum 2014, Routes Asia 2014 is hosted by the State Government of Sarawak and co-hosted by Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad. Having Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad as the co-host will be a great advantage as the corporation has hosted the previous editions of Route Asia and Routes World successfully and will be able to share their knowledge and expertise with the state government in hosting the coming Routes Asia. This partnership also represents the synergies and symbiotic relationship between an airport and the tourism authority to improve connectivity by air. The event will also serve to highlight Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad’s commitment in developing key regional airports in Malaysia. Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state, is connected by air at four major airports Kuching International Airport, Miri, Sibu and Bintulu Airports. Kuching International Airport receives international passengers via its connection with the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which is served by more than 50 regular and budget carriers. Miri Airport is Malaysia’s

third busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements, behind Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kota Kinabalu Airport. Miri Airport is also listed among the top 5 airports in Malaysia based on the numbers of passengers handled, some 2,018,415 passengers in 2012. Sibu and Bintulu Airports have smaller volumes of passenger traffic at 1,204,267 and 661,553 passengers respectively. Routes is the key event for the aviation industry, where airports and airlines representatives, tourism authorities, economic development agencies, commercial suppliers, policy leaders, keynote speakers and exhibitors meet and plan business engagements. The event is organized by Routes, a company that gives the event its name. The company also organizes other airline and airport networking events throughout Europe, Asia, America and Africa. As Kuching hosts Routes Asia 2014, Chicago will be the venue for World Routes 2014. With the hosting of this prestigious aviation event, Kuching will now join the ranks of renowned airports to have also hosted the regional Routes, such as Macau International Airport (2008), Adelaide Airport (2010), Incheon International Airport Corporation (2011) and GVK Mumbai International Airport for last year’s Routes Asia in Mumbai. MICE

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Oil & Gas Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Exhibition and Conference (MOGSEG) The second Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Exhibition and Conference (MOGSEG) will be held on 23rd–25th September 2014 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Malaysia’s only platform that showcases the country’s oil & gas service providers was first held in the year 2012 and had attracted a strong crowd of 6,253 trade visitors, professionals and business visitors from 38 countries to visit and engage with the 289 Malaysia-based oil & gas industry players. MOGSEG 2012 had well achieved its objective of successfully and effectively established Malaysia’s position in the field of oil & gas as it seeks to become the regional hub for the industry. MOGSEG 2012 had the full backing and endorsement from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) which contributed to its success. With these support forthcoming again in this year’s edition, MOGSEG looks set to repeat its success or even do better with the increased number of participants and attendees. At MOGSEG 2014, 500 companies are expected to participate in the event that promotes itself as “a showcase of the latest technology, equipment and machinery in the fields of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering by Malaysian oil & gas service providers”. The major players expected to grace the event include PETRONAS, Muhibbah Engineering, UMW Oil & Gas and Schlumberger WTA, attracting an estimated 10,000 trade visitors to visit the 3-day event.

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Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition (OGA) The OGA series is the region’s leading, largest and most comprehensive oil and gas event in Asia. The event will be held on 2nd – 4th June 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and will attract exhibitors from the oil and gas industry across the globe. An estimated 2,000 companies from more than 50 countries are expected to welcome 23,000 trade visitors. OGA is held biennially since 1987 with the last edition boasting a record attendance of 29,770 visitors and exhibitors from 2,000 companies in 72 countries. OGA 2015 will set to be another highly anticipated event for exhibitors and trade visitors to converge and build business networks in the industry. The key attraction of OGA 2015 will be 12 international pavilions showcased by participating countries Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Italy, South Korea, Norway, The Netherlands, Scotland, UK and the USA. Attendees can anticipate the latest technology, expertise, machinery and equipment in the fields of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering from the exhibitors, which include major industry players such as Aker Solutions, Olio Resources, SapuraKencana, Scomi, Tanjung Offshore and UMW Oil & Gas. MICE


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Meetings Industry Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Annual Conference Malaysia was selected to be the first South East Asian country to hold the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Annual Conference 2014. The event will take place outside Australia for the second time at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 14th-17th May 2014. The MEA Annual Conference is Australias’ most distinguished meetings industry conference where attendees meet to gain invaluable knowledge on the meetings industry and to steer its future direction. The latest trends, new technology and benchmark for service delivery will also be presented at the conference which will see participants engaging in knowledge-sharing and experienceexchange sessions. This close partnership between Australia and Malaysia enables a mutually beneficial business relationship between both countries especially in the business events industry. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and MEA will collaborate on several efforts, namely the conference’s promotional campaign, incorporation of key messages such as the conference theme of “Embracing the Asian Century”, introduction of a range of Asian speakers and new content at MEA 2014, and recommendation of pre- and post-tours.

Traditionally held in Australia since its inaugural edition in 1975, MEA had intents to expand its horizons and relations beyond Australia. The hosting of the event was awarded to Malaysia for its cost-efficiency for organisers, value for money for delegates, appropriate facilities to accommodate the conference and venue’s capacity and support to host the event. Participants will comprise primarily of conference and event management professionals not limited to Australia but also from New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. These delegates include Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), corporate meeting planners, in-house associations, event management companies and suppliers in the business events industry. An estimated 600 business events professionals are expected at the event, drawing in RM6.4 million in economic impact for the country. MICE

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Food & Beverages Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) Malaysia’s reputation as a modern, prosperous, peaceful and moderate Islamic nation places it at the ideal position to champion the halal cause. Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) was inaugurated in 2004 with the aim of facilitating the sourcing and sales of quality halal consumables, products and services internationally. MIHAS is organized by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and hosted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).Held annually in the second quarter of every year in Kuala Lumpur, MIHAS 2014 is the 11th edition since its inauguration. At this lucrative platform for the global marketers, exhibitors will have the opportunity to disseminate information and services on halal food and beverage items, cosmetic and beauty products, health supplements and pharmaceutical, agricultural and organic products en route to being a player of the halal market. MIHAS 2014 will be held on 9th-12th April 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The event seeks to replicate or even better its success last year at attracting 463 exhibitors from 30 countries and 18,223 visitors from 65 nations. Attendees can once again experience a wide range of halal product and services, participate in activities, product testing and showcases by the exhibitors, attend thought-provoking trade dialogues and seminars and engage in outstanding networking and business matching programmes.

Malaysian International Food & Beverage (MIFB) Trade Fair Malaysian International Food & Beverage (MIFB) Trade Fair has the distinction for being one of the largest events in the region and internationally. F&B industry players congregate to introduce a wide range of products and services, valuable insights and knowledge and the latest innovation and technology in the industry that grows businesses from its inception to bearing an international presence. MIFB 2014 will feature 10 thematic food zones – gourmet coffee, wine & spirits, halal, fine & gourmet food, beverages, dairy products, ready to eat, franchising & licensing, sweets & confectionery and health & organic. Exhibition highlights will be Walk-the-World Extravaganza, International Buyer Programme, Cocktail Session, Business Matching Sessions, Food Insights Seminar & Presentation and the MIFB Awards. MIFB is endorsed by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK). The coming 15th edition of MIFB will be held 19th – 21st June 2014 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). With attendance of 20,000 trade visitors from more than 30 countries last year, MIFB 2014 anticipates 400 companies, 500 booths and 22,000 visitors. MICE

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Education & Training International Convention of Toastmasters International 2014 Malaysia is honoured to be selected as the location for Toastmasters International’s first offshore annual international conference in its 88-year-old history. The prestigious event for the world leader in communication and development will take place on 20th – 23rd August 2014 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Toastmasters International is an organization that aims to develop its members’ speaking and leadership skills through learn-by-doing workshops. Besides learning communication, grammatical and timekeeping skills, members deliver impromptu talks on assigned topics in their workshops and improve by receiving feedback from fellow members. In the four-day International Convention of Toastmasters International, participants will join skillsbuilding seminars and keynote presentations, exchange networking opportunities, attend gala dinners and elect the International Board of Directors.

Postgradasia Postgraduate Studies Fair 2014 Postgradasia Postgraduate Studies Fair 2014 will bring together students and institutions of higher learnings in the pursuit of postgraduate education. Universities and colleges congregate to offer advisory, counselling and education talks to university students, fresh graduates and parents. Postgradasia Postgraduate Studies Fair is organised by GTI Media, endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and supported by TalentCorp Malaysia. The event attracted 5,000 visitors last year with a participation of more than 30 prestigious learning institutions such as INTI International University, LimKokWing University of Creative Technology (LUCT), SEGi University, Taylor’s University, The University of Nottingham Malaysian Campus, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Held on 22nd – 23rd Febraury 2014, Postgradasia Postgraduate Studies Fair 2014 shall once again be an excellent platform for students to explore their postgraduate education options.

NAPEI Malaysian Education Fair The NAPEI Malaysian Education Fair is one of Malaysia’s most comprehensive and longest running education fairs, serving as a meeting platform for students, parents and education providers for 33 years now. The fair is organised by the National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI), managed by StudyMalaysia Exhibition Sdn. Bhd., endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and supported by Skills Malaysia of Ministry of Human Resources and Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN). Exhibitors are not only limited to local public and private higher educational institutions but also foreign universities, postgraduate education providers and international and private schools. Education consultants, scholarship information providers, skills training providers, online course providers and government agencies will also be present to offer consultation and assistance. MICE

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Home Decor, Furnishing & Design Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2014 (MIFF) Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2014 (MIFF) has grown much since its inauguration in 1995 to be South East Asia’s no. 1 furniture fair and among the world’s top 10 exhibitions in its field. The fair plays a role in the quest of global buyers and suppliers to conduct value transactions, increase visibility, seek ideas, observe new trends and expand business-to-business (B2B) networking opportunities. MIFF has garnered a number of awards since its inauguration 19 years ago. Some of its more recent awards include Star Outstanding Business Award (SOBA) 2011 - Outstanding Malaysian Brand (Silver), MACEOS Industry Excellence Award 2011, Malaysian Furniture Leadership Award 2010 - Corporate Partner and the Best MICE Exhibition of the Year by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia for three consecutive years - 2004, 2005 and 2006. The success of MIFF lays in its endorsement by several governmental ministries and agencies, namely the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Ministry of Plantation Industries & Commodities (MPIC), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) and Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC). Held on 4th – 8th March 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), MIFF 2014 will see an assembly of over 500 exhibitors from 12 countries - Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, USA, India, Spain, Turkey and Australia – displaying their latest designs and collections for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living spaces, offices,

children rooms, outdoor living, hotel lounges and commercial foyers. An estimated 6,000 contract buyers, hoteliers, architects and interior decorators and representatives from furniture businesses and international chain stores from over 140 countries are expected to patronize MIFF. Events lined up for MIFF 2014 include Buyers’ Night, Furniture Excellence Award, Best Presentation Award and MIFF Furniture Design Competition – all set to complement the event.

Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) 2014 Held on 5th – 8th March 2014 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) 2014 marks an almost decadelong presence of Malaysia’s most representative international furniture exhibition. The annual event is presented by Malaysia Furniture Entrepreneur Association (MFEA), EFE is endorsed by Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council, (MFPC) among others. EFE 2013 had attracted a total of 8,513 trade visitors from 115 countries during its 5-day course with the majority of international visitors coming from Australia, India, USA, Singapore and Japan. The local and international trade visitors consisted primarily of importers, manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers who generated a remarkable total sale of USD 680 million. EFE 2014 looks set to repeat its success of the previous year especially with a line-up of activities intended to boost excitement at EFE 2014. Both exhibitors and visitors can look forward to the Best Booth & Product Design Competition in which exhibitors will be driven to produce quality and artistic products and booths to be appreciated and recognized by the distinguished panel of judges and visitors.

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Modern Home Fair 2014 Modern Home Fair 2014 is an international business-to-consumers (B2C) home show bearing the tagline “Everything Your Home Needs Under One Roof”. Held twice in the year on 14th - 16th March 2014 at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC) and 6th - 8th September 2014 at Viva Home Expo Hall, Modern Home Fair 2014 is an excellent platform for home owners and home buyers, home makers, home renovators, interior designers, property buyers, decorators, investors and decision makers to seek the best furnishings for their home. The exhibitions are categorized into home furnishing & fittings; floor, door & window; kitchen & bathroom; home entertainment & electrical; building & renovation; home decorative; garden & outdoor; health & lifestyle and other home essentials. Visitors can expect to find comprehensive home solutions and furnishings ranging from home entertainment & electrical products, TV & home theatre system, home renovation services, health & lifestyle products and home gym equipment.

International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) 2014 The International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) is the RAWR 2013 Award for the Best Trade Exhibition. ARCHIDEX is jointly organized by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and C.I.S. Network Sdn. Bhd and will be held at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) on 25th – 28th June 2014. ARCHIDEX 2014 is expected to attract a massive attendance of 33,000 consisting of targeted architects, interior designers & consultants, interior decorators, contractors & builders, property developers, facility managers, department & chain store buyers and government departments, local councils & agencies. Interest and support for ARCHIDEX has been unwavering over the years. 32,300 visitors from 56 countries patronized ARCHIDEX last year, of which 12,079 are architects, interior designers and developers. A total of 1,100 exhibition booths were set up by 510 companies from 13 countries. A vast majority of exhibitors indicated that the event was effective, with 80% achieving their objective of participation and 79% achieved their targeted audience, hence an impressive 96% of exhibitors would participate again this year to reap better benefits. MICE

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Fashion: Jewellery/Shoe Malaysia International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) 2014 Malaysia International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) is the most awaited event for jewellers around the world to gather and showcase their finest diamonds, gemstones, pearls, precious stones, jades and precious metals. Displays are not limited to jewellery, pearls and gemstones but also equipment and accessories consisting of machine & tools for jewellery production, cutting machine & tools, machine & tools for watch production, packaging & display materials, cleaning agents & apparatus and security system & equipment. MIJF is held biannually with this year’s editions held on 11th – 14th Jan 2014 (Spring Edition) and 18th – 21st July 2014 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). At the Spring Edition, 11,381 visitors are expected at each edition to discover the beauties the 150 exhibitors have to offer whereas a larger attendance of 15,000 are anticipated at the July edition where 200 exhibitors are expected to be present. MIJF is supported by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA). Individual buyers formed the majority of buyers at MIJF 2013, many of whom visited the jewellery fair with the aim of making an on-site purpose and placing orders. MIJF 2014 looks intent on steadily increasing its patronage with its luxurious lucky draws and door gifts.

Malaysia International Shoe Festival (MISF) 2014 An estimated 200 booths offering 50 renowned local and international brands are set to tempt and tantalize visitors with the widest range of footwear displayed in the Malaysian arena. The 3-day Malaysia International Shoe Festival (MISF) 2014 serves as a one-stop centre for footwear shopping where one can find stilettos, flats, pumps, sneakers and classic leather wear at discounted prices. The fashion event will be graced by celebrities and designers, with worldfamous shoe designer, Datuk Jimmy Choo being a regular guest. MISF will be held on 27th – 30th March 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).

Malaysia International Fashion Week (MIFW) by MIFA Reputed as the biggest fashion event in Malaysia, Malaysia International Fashion Week (MIFW) will see local designers flaunting their creations in an effort to promote Malaysian fashion industry on the global stage. Popular local designers such as Datuk Bernard Chandran, Datuk Farah Khan, Michael Ong and Eric Choong have graced the event in the past editions to showcase their latest designs and collections. MIFW attracts trade and members of the industry from around the region, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Designers, fashion buyers and lifestyle media welcome the chance to be featured on fashion channels that would give them international exposure and possibly their big break across the globe. Making its first appearance in the year 2003, MIFW is presented by Malaysian International Fashion Alliance (MIFA), a fashion consultancy company that conceptualizes and organizes fashion related events. MICE

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Health & Wellness APHM International Healthcare Conference & Exhibition The Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) organizes the APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition annually since 1993. The conference and exhibition allow the medical fraternity to discover new technology and developments, exchange knowledge and insights on the field and build valuable business networks. The event is supported by a host of ministries and government agencies inclusive of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia, Malaysian Medical Association and Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MITC). The Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre will be the host for this year’s APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition on 3rd - 5th June 2014. Attendees can anticipate exhibitions on health food and products, health insurance and financing, laboratory apparatus, patient monitoring equipment, surgical equipment and products and data processing equipment. Past exhibitors include renowned names such as 3M Malaysia, IBM Malaysia, B Braun Medical Supplies, DKSH Malaysia and Hewlett-Packard with participation by Ministry of Health, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), Malaysian Nucleur Agency , KPJ Healthcare, Tropicana Medical Centre, UCSI University, UKM Specialist Centre, UM Specialist Centre, Prince Court Medical Centre and Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre.

Among the agenda lined up at the APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 2013 are Asian Hospital Federation Board of Governors meeting, business matching, APHM Annual General Meeting (AGM), Nursing Conference and an appreciation dinner. At this year’s edition, similar knowledge-sharing sessions and meetings can be anticipated. APHM was registered in 1972 as an association of 110 current members throughout Malaysia. The association was established to coordinate the activities of private hospitals and foster cooperation among its members in order to deliver healthcare of the highest standards to the public. APHM is supported by the Ministry of Health Malaysia as it strives towards a uniformly high standard of professionalism, patient care, skills and services in private hospitals in Malaysia. MICE

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Beauty & Personal Care International Beauty Expo (IBE) 2014 The International Beauty Expo (IBE) is recognized as Malaysia’s best sourcing platform for the latest products, brands, services, tools & equipment, technologies and trends pertaining to the beauty industry. Professionals in the beauty, hair, cosmetics, nail and spa industries will congregate at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) on 17th - 20th May 2014 to source for the best and latest in the industry in terms of products, services and networks. IBE is organized by Elite Expo Sdn. Bhd., supported by the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board and Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCeb) and endorsed by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). Partners of the event include Malaysian Hairdressing Association (MHA) and Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC) Malaysia. IBE is expected to attract 44,000 buyers and visitors to the booths of 400 exhibiting companies. Exhibitors from ďŹ ve categories - beauty, cosmetics & skin care, hair & nail zone, spa & wellness, health & nutrition and weight management - will be present. Visitors not only consist of the beauty and personal care fraternities but also

pharmacists & herbalists, dermatologists & doctors, health stores owners, departmental stores & convenience stores owners, image consultants, spa planners and facility managers of hotel and packaging & product development designers. Attendees will get an opportunity to develop strategic business networks with suppliers, manufacturers, dealers, wholesalers, professionals, and consultants in a face-to-face meet-up to explore joint venture opportunities. A deeper understanding of the local and global market condition can also be explored at IBE through the interaction with trade counselors from various countries.

Beautiful Professional 2014 The third edition of Beautiful Professional will be held on 24th - 27th March 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). This business-to-business (B2B) trade exhibition aims to unite beauty professionals, salon and retail shop owners, product distributors, pharmaceutical companies, research and development institutions and ingredient and product packaging suppliers in a 4-day event that will boost product and service sales, keep updated on market trends and secure more supplier and customer contacts. Held during the less hectic times of the year, Beautiful Professional 2014 enables beauty salon owners to source for products directly with trade buyers. The trade exhibition also exposes visitors alike to new products which have only been in the market for less than 6 months. Visitors expected to be present at the event include those from the beauty industry (beauty salons, nail salons and spas, slimming, spa & wellness, make up centres, beauty products retailing and wholesaling, beauty trading companies), training and education academies, departmental stores, pharmacies, hotel & hospitality and dermatology ďŹ elds. MICE

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Leisure Calendar JANUARY 4 Jan 2014 Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Grand Launch Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603 8891 7521 13 - 18 Jan 2014 Royal Langkawi International Regatta Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah Tel: 604 966 7186 24 Jan 2014 Tropfest SEA Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang Tel: 604 261 3061

FEBRUARY 8 Feb 2014 Chinese New Year Open House Taiping, Perak Tel: 603 8891 7000 10 - 16 Feb 2014 World Kite Festival Pasir Gudang, Johor Tel: 607 254 7777

MARCH 8 - 9 Mar 2014 Port Dickson 4x4 International Sand Challenge Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan Tel: 606 765 9725 12 - 19 Mar 2014 2nd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship (FAPAC) Kampung Lohan, Ranau, Sabah Tel: 6088 232 121

21 - 22 Mar 2014 Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) Sepang International Circuit, Selangor Tel: 603 7772 6272

15 Mar - 6 Apr 2014 1Malaysia GP Sale 2014 Throughout Malaysia Tel: 603 8891 8000

28 - 30 Mar 2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Selangor Tel: 603 8778 2200

APRIL 5 -16 Apr 2014 Royal Belum World Drums Festival Ipoh, Perak Tel: 605 253 1957

9 - 17 Apr 2014 Malay Achipelago Drums Festival MBMB Square, Melaka Tel: 606 235 9701 12 - 13 Apr 2014 Penang World Music Festival (PWFM) Quarry Park, Botanical Gardens, Penang Tel: 604 650 5136 25 - 27 Apr 2014 Regatta Lepa Semporna, Sabah Tel: 6089 781 518

25 - 27 Apr 2014 Labuan Water Festival Labuan International Sea Sport Complex, Labuan Tel: 6087 422 622

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Leisure Calendar MAY 9 - 11 May 2014 Borneo Jazz Festival Parkcity Averly Hotel, Miri, Sarawak Tel: 6082 423 600

22 - 24 May 2014 Colors of 1Malaysia Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603 8891 7521

28 - 31 May 2014 Kelantan International Kite Fest Pantai Geting Tumpat, Kelantan Tel: 609 748 5534 30 - 31 May 2014 Tadau Kaamatan Penampang, Sabah Tel: 6088 713 696

JUNE 6 - 7 Jun 2014 The Voice of Nature “Bird & Bush Cricket Festival” Langkawi, Kedah Tel: 604 731 2322 7 Jun 2014 Tadau Kaamatan Open House Tambunan, Sabah Tel: 603 8891 7000

7 Jun - 7 Jul 2014 TRAIL: George Town World Heritage City Celebration by UNESCO George Town, Penang Tel: 604 261 6606

15 Jun 2014 Ipoh International Run Ipoh, Perak Tel: 605 255 0413 20 - 21 Jun 2014 Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race Fraser’s Hill, Pahang Tel: 609 517 1623 20 - 21 Jun 2014 Sunset Music Festival Tip of Borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, Sabah Tel: 6088 232 121 20 - 22 Jun 2014 Rainforest World Music Festival Sarawak Cultural Village, Sarawak Tel: 6082 846 411 21 Jun 2014 Hari Gawai Open House Kuching, Sarawak Tel: 603 8891 7000

23 - 29 Jun 2014 San Pedro Festival Portuguese Settlement, Ujong Pasir, Melaka Tel: 606 284 7493 28 - 30 Jun 2014 Borneo Bird Race Borneo Highlands and Mulu National Park, Sarawak Tel: 6082 846 411 Jun 2014 Ramadhan Festival Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603 8891 7521 1 Jun - 31 Jul 2014 Penang Durian Fair Anjung Indah, Balik Pulau & Penang Times Square, Penang Tel: 604 650 5316

12 - 15 Jun 2014 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade Magic Of The Night Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Maritime Centre, Putrajaya Tel: 603 8891 7521

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Leisure Calendar JULY 7 Jul 2014 TRAIL: Melaka World Heritage City Celebration by UNESCO Melaka City, Melaka Tel: 606 235 9701 12 - 14 Jul 2014 Borneo Cultural Festival Sibu Gateway, Sarawak Tel: 6084 333 411 1 - 31 Jul 2014 Kuala Lumpur Festival Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603 2614 8200

AUGUST 16 Aug 2014 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House Kuantan, Pahang Tel: 603 8891 7000 21 - 24 Aug 2014 Royal Pahang International Billfish Challenge Kuala Rompin, Pahang Tel: 609 514 1206

SEPTEMBER 12 - 14 Sep 2014 Sarawak Regatta Tebingan Kuching, Sarawak Tel: 682 243 301 23 - 24 Sep 2014 Malaysia Rally FIA Pacific Rally Championship Angsana Johor Bahru & Kota Tinggi, Johor Tel: 603 4270 4656

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Leisure Calendar OCTOBER 5 - 11 Oct 2014 Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Selangor Tel: 603 8778 2200

19 Oct 2014 Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon-Adventure Series Kundasang, Sabah Tel: 6088 232 121

1 Oct - 31 Dec 2014 Fabulous Food 1Malaysia Throughout Malaysia Tel: 603 8891 7521

NOVEMBER 16 Nov 2014 Penang Bridge International Marathon Queensbay & Penang Bridge, Penang Tel: 604 650 5136

1 Nov 2014 Deepavali Open House Tel: 603 8891 7000

3 - 7 Nov 2014 Terengganu Kenyir Lake Fishing Competition (Kenyir Cup) 2014 Pengkalan Gawi, Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu Tel: 609 822 3100

DECEMBER 28 Dec 2014 Christmas Open House Johor Bahru, Johor Tel: 603 8891 7000

4 - 7 Dec 2014 Penang International Jazz Festival Batu Ferringhi, Penang Tel: 603 2093 4725

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22 - 26 Nov 2014 Malaysia International Performing Arts Festival (MIPAF 2014) Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603 2614 8200


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Exhibition & Convention Centres Borneo Convention Centre Kuching The Isthmus, Sejingkat, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Tel : 6082-3928 88 Fax : 6082-4802 22 Email : enquiries@bcck.com.my Website : www.bcck.com.my Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is the first purpose built international convention centre on the island of Borneo. Located at the riverfront on The Isthmus, BCCK is just 8KM from the centre of Kuching and commands magnificent views of the world-renowned Borneo rainforest beyond. With a total built up space of 37,958 square meters, BCCK’s innovative design is both aesthically pleasing and environmentally sensitive. The building’s roof is designed after the Ririk leaf which has been used by the indigenous people of Borneo for centuries and represents the jungle canopy which effectively disperses water. The building has been cleverly designed to limit sunlight penetration and thereby reduces air-conditioning requirements. The Great Hall offers flexible space capable of seating almost 5,000 people both on flat floor and tiered seating and can be quickly transformed into an exquisite banquet area for over 2,000 people or an exhibition area capable of hosting over 300 booths. An additional 14 meeting rooms cater events for 20 to 500 people while The Raintree Restaurant can seat up to 120 guests. Other facilities include VIP suites, prayer rooms, 800 car park spaces and a spacious registration foyer.

F&B

CAPACITY

The Raintree Restaurant

120

FACILITIES

THEATRE BANQUET COCKTAIL

FACILITIES

THEATRE BANQUET COCKTAIL

Meeting Room 2 + 3

120*

80*

60

Hall A

700

400

300

Meeting Room 4 + 5

120*

80*

60

Hall B

700

350

250

Meeting Room 8 + 9

120*

80*

80

Hall C

500

250

200

Meeting Room 10 + 11

120*

80*

80

Hall D

500

300

200

Meeting Room 12 + 13

400

300

100

Hall A + B

1500

800

550

Meeting Room 13 + 14

650

400

170

Hall B + C

1500

700

450

Hall A + B + C + D

5000

2000

950

Hall C + D

1000

700

400

Putra World Trade Centre Level 3, 41 Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel : 603-2614 6999 Fax : 603-4043 3777 Email : pwtc@pwtc.com.my Website : www.pwtc.com.my Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) is situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Capital City Of Malaysia. Sprawling over 160,000 sq. metres of build-up area and with 24,000 sq. metres of exhibition space, it is the venue for over 1,000 major events annually. PWTC has 1 plenary hall, the Grand Merdeka Hall, 2 multi-purpose halls cum conference halls, 4 exhibition halls and a large foyer area for exhibitions, 17 small meeting rooms, 1 Press Conference room and VIP suites. Other facilities include WTC Club, Organisers’ ‘ Office, Registration counter, a Muslim prayer hall, a Café, Restaurant, Lounge and Food court. The Centre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that make it the ideal, world class venue for conventions, exhibition, meetings, seminars, banquets, concerts, convocations, wedding receptions, product launches, business presentations, office rental, and retails lots. BOOTH

NO

F&B

CAPACITY

BANQUET

COCKTAIL

Riverside Restaurant

200

Tun Razak Hall 1 10000

FACILITIES

THEATRE

7500

10000

Tanjung Lounge

100

Tun Razak Hall 2

4000

2800

4000

Tun Razak Hall 3

3000

2800

3000

Tun Razak Hall 4

2500

2000

2500

Plenary Hall

3000

1600

3000

Conference Hall

1000

600

1000

Conference Hall

1000

600

1000

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Exhibition & Convention Centres

Venue Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (Pre-Opening Office) Queen’s Court Sublot-5 Lot 9936 4th Floor Block E Jalan Wan Alwi 93350 Kuching Sarawak Malaysia Tel : 6082-45 3350

Venue Genting International Convention Centre Genting Highlands 69000 Pahang Malaysia Tel : 603-2301 6686

Venue Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Kuala Lumpur City Centre 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tel : 603-2333 2888

Venue Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) MAEPS Secretariat Building MARDI Headquarters 43400 Serdang Selangor Malaysia Tel : 603-8948 4699

Venue Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) Lvl 2 MIECC Jln Dulang MINES Resort City 43300 Seri Kembangan Selangor Malaysia Tel : 603-8949 5500

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Great Hall A

32.5 x 27.5

893.75

10

-

400

-

450

700

235

140

-

Great Hall B

32.5 x 21.5

698.75

10

-

350

-

400

700

210

140

-

Great Hall C

24.5 x 21.5

526.75

10

-

250

-

320

500

145

140

-

Great Hall D

24.5 x 27.5

673.75

10

-

300

-

360

500

170

140

-

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Grand Ballroom (1-4)

-

2,257

6.7

-

1,800

-

1,200

4,000

320

2,200

3,100

Grand Ballroom (1-2)

-

1,129

6.7

-

650

-

600

1,200

220

140

800

Grand Ballroom (3-4)

-

1,129

6.7

-

650

-

600

1,200

220

140

800

Hall 1

-

564

6.7

-

220

-

200

500

40

60

320

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

29 x 86.6

2,502

9.4

152

1,540

-

1,260

2,700

-

-

3,100

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Exhibition Hall / Function Room Exhibition Hall 1 Exhibition Hall 2

29 x 80.4

2,332

9.4

136

1,480

-

1,176

2,500

-

-

2,900

Exhibition Hall 5

29 x 77.4

2,245

9.4

136

1,400

-

1,176

2,400

-

-

2,800

Exhibition Hall 4

29 x 71.4

2,071

9.4

120

1,280

-

1,008

2,100

-

-

2,500

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Exhibition Hall / Function Room Hall A

160 x 60

9,600

9

500

6,500

-

4,400

8,000

-

-

9800

Hall D1

142 x 48

6,816

5

300

2,500

-

2,000

4,000

-

-

6000

Hall DG

142 x 48

6,816

5

300

2,500

-

2,000

4,000

-

-

6000

Hall B/C

60 x 60

3,600

9

220

2,500

-

1,500

3,200

-

-

4000

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Dewan Mines B (Zone B)

-

5,056

12

-

2,000

-

1,500

3,000

-

-

4,700

Dewan Mines C (Zone C)

-

4,032

12

-

2,000

-

1,800

3,500

-

-

5,300

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Dewan Mines A (Zone A)

-

3,584

12

-

1,600

-

1,200

2,200

-

-

4,000

32 x 16

512

-

-

300

-

300

550

100

110

600

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Hall C (Level 1-Tower Block)

-

5,780

2.7

270

5,000

-

-

-

-

-

6,000

Hall B (GF-Tower Block)

-

4,747

7 & 26

210

4,000

-

-

-

-

-

5,000

Hall A (Podium Block)

-

1,860

10

120

1,200

-

1,000

2,000

-

-

2,000

40 x 32

1,280

-

-

800

-

700

1,500

165

205

1,500

Dewan Cemerlang 2

Venue MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) Menara MATRADE Jalan Khidmat Usaha Off Jalan Duta 50480 Kuala Lumpur Tel : 603-6203 7032

Matrade Hall

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Venue Mid Valley Exhibition Centre Level 31 The Gardens South Tower Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tel : 603-2289 8688

Venue Persada Johor International Convention Centre Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim 80730 Johor Bahru Johor Malaysia Tel : 607-219 8888

Venue Putrajaya International Convention Centre Precinct 5 Dataran Gemilang 62000 Putrajaya Malaysia Tel : 603-8887 6000

Venue Shah Alam Convention Centre 4 Jln Perbadanan 14/9 40000 Shah Alam Selangor Malaysia Tel : 603-5511 8858

Venue Straits Quay Convention Centre Straits Quay

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Hall 1

49.8 x 33

1,645

7

109

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hall 2

47.5 x 33.3

1,604

7

99

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hall 3

50.3 x 24.5

1,256

7

75

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Foyer Hall 3

15.1 x 16.7

271

7.0

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Main Convention Hall

71.75 x 44.27

3078

8

-

2,100

-

1,900

3,100

-

-

2,500

Main Exhibition Hall

80.88 x 61.69

3070

9

-

1,600

-

1,500

2,300

-

-

2,500

Permata Ballroom

30 x17

500

6

-

450

-

450

800

-

-

700

Delima 1

16.6 x 9

150

2.3

-

30

-

50

100

-

-

60

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Plenary Hall

73.3 x 73.3

4,123

7.4

-

-

-

-

3,000

-

-

-

Perdana Hall

69 x 69

3,739

10

-

2,800

-

-

5,000

Putra Hall A

56 x 38

2,100

10

Putra Hall B

55.4 x 37.7

2,089

10

-

1,200

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre Persiaran Lagoon Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia Tel : 603-7492 8000

3,000

-

1,500

300

-

1,200

1,500

300

-

2,500

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

2,500

Ballroom 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,000

300

-

1,500

Ballroom 2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,200

300

-

1,800

Rotunda 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

50

20

-

50

Rotunda 2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

50

20

-

50

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

-

2323

-

140

180

-

-

3,000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Exhibition Hall / Function Room Straits Quay Convention Centre -

Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang Tanjung Tokong 10470 Penang Malaysia Tel : 604-891 8000

Venue

1,200

1,200

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Booth

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Grand Pyramid

75 x 40

3,000

7

170

2,500

-

1,900

4,000

-

340

3,500

Pyramid 1

25 x 40

1,000

7

50

800

-

600

1,200

-

240

1,000

Pyramid 2

25 x 40

1,000

7

50

800

-

600

1,200

-

240

1,000

Pyramid 3

25 x 40

1,000

7

50

800

-

600

1,200

-

240

1,000

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

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Hotels & Resorts Penang Golden Sands Resort Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100, Malaysia Tel : 604-886 1911 Fax : 604-881 1880 Email : gsh@shangri-la.com Website : www.shangri-la.com/penang/goldensandsresort Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, located at the prime beach front of Batu Feringgi, Penang offers a dedicated Events Department to ensure the success of their guest’s important occasion. Their professional team members will ensure every event is coordinated with the finest facilities, modern equipment and first-class standards of service. The resort has flexible meeting rooms that can be configured to cater for almost any requirements from a convention for 300 to a talk for 20 persons.

NO

F&B

CAPACITY

Superior Hillview

ROOMS

165

Sigi's Bar and Grill

248

Bunga Raya Ballroom

FACILITIES

THEATRE BANQUET CLASSROOM

250

240

160

Deluxe Seafacing

121

Garden Cafe

235

Casia 1

24

20

20

Executive Seaview

87

Cool Lounge

32

Casia 2

24

20

20

Executive Suite

14

Lobby Lounge

68

Casia 3

24

20

20

Casia 2 & 3

50

60

60

-

-

-

Bunga Raya Terrace

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100, Malaysia Tel : 604-888 8888 Fax : 604-881 1800 Email : rsr@shangri-la.com Website : www.shangri-la.com/penang/rasasayangresort The 5-star Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in the renowned Batu Feringghi Beach offers luxurious retreat and hotel stay with a Par-3 Executive Golf Course. Rooms and suites are decorated in traditional Minangkabau style using carved wood, traditional textures and colourful fabrics. The resort is an ideal location for executive retreats, conferences and incentive group gatherings. Pelangi Ballroom has been intelligently linked to 14 other variously sized meeting and function rooms, and can accommodate 400 people for a banquet. The ballroom has direct access to the car park area. All of the conference and function rooms feature state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.

ROOMS

NO

F&B

CAPACITY

FACILITIES

THEATRE BANQUET CLASSROOM

Duluxe Garden View

102

Feringgi Grill

98

Pelangi Ballroom

700

300

260

Duluxe Seaview

53

Feringgi Bar

52

Pelangi 1

300

150

110

Superior Family

12

Spice Market Cafe

108

Pelangi 2

300

150

110

Deluxe Family

8

Lounge

82

Damai Room

160

120

90

Rasa Superior

30

Pinang Restaurant & Bar

109

Mesra 1, 2 & 3

-

-

-

Rasa Deluxe

26

Rasa Deli

-

Kasih 1, 2 & 3

30

-

-

Rasa Premier

52

Sayang Room

130

100

60

Rasa Deluxe Suite

5

Marquee Tent

400

260

150

114 Malaysia MICE


Penang Hotels & Resorts The Eastin Penang 1, Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia. Tel : 604-612 1111 Fax : 604-612 1199 Email : info.pg@eastin.com Website : www.eastin.com The Eastin Penang features 328 meticulously decorated guestrooms equipped with modern amenities for the comfort and convenience of discerning business and leisure travelers. Choose from a variety of room types; Deluxe, Club Deluxe, Eastin Deluxe and Family Duplex Suite, facing the lush green hills or the shimmering blue sea and Pulau Jerejak, home to tropical rainforest that is over 130 million years old. After a busy day, you can indulge by taking a dip in our sparkling clear pool, work out in the fully equipped gym, soothe your mind, body and soul at the spa or drop by Queensbay Mall next door for a shopping spree. The warm hospitality, impeccable service and care are a rich tradition practiced at all levels by our staff to ensure your stay is a pleasant one. Whether for business or leisure, The Eastin Penang is here to provide you a memorable experience you will treasure. THEATRE

BANQUET

Deluxe Hillview

ROOMS

146

Swez Brasserie

200

Kempas

80

50

70

Deluxe Seaview

88

Lobby Lounge

60

Kapur

80

60

100

Club Deluxe Hillview

24

Executive Lounge

24

Angsana

90

50

90

Club Deluxe Seaview

23

Balau

90

50

90

Eastin Deluxe

33

Chengal

90

50

90

Soho Duplex

12

Grand Ballroom

800

450

700

Friendly Suite

1

Family Duplex Suite

1

Venue Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi Beach 11100 Batu Ferringhi Penang Malaysia Tel : 604-881 2123

NO

F&B

CAPACITY

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Cititel Penang 66 Jalan Penang 10000 Penang Malaysia Tel : 604-370 1188

Venue Copthorne Orchid Hotel Jalan Tanjung Bungah Tanjung Bungah 11200 Penang Malaysia Tel : 604-892 3333

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

COCKTAIL

Height

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Grand Ballroom

36.3 x 27.3

-

5.3

1,000

-

840

1,800

400

-

1,500

Crystal Ballroom

23.9 x 17.9

-

5.4

320

100

200

400

70

100

250

Oriental Ballroom

27.5 x 25.5

-

2.8

420

-

150

350

50

-

300

16 x 8.5

-

2.6

48

50

45

50

120

38

-

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Perdana Ballroom

55 x 11.5

633

4

500

190

420

850

170

-

750

Perdana IV

22 x 11.5

253

4

200

90

180

400

80

-

350

Perdana III

16.5 x 11.5

190

4

160

60

110

270

60

-

200

Bayan II

12.7 x 11.8

150

4

100

36

50

100

30

-

100

Dimension (M)

Area (sq m)

Height

Banquet

Boardroom

Classroom

Theatre

U-shape

Hollow Square

Cocktail

Penang Ballroom

-

-

-

550

40

300

600

50

-

800

Selangor Room

-

-

-

120

40

70

160

30

-

150

Johor Room

-

-

-

100

30

80

160

30

-

100

Ipoh Room

-

-

-

50

20

30

40

20

-

40

Hibiscus

Venue

FACILITIES

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Exhibition Hall / Function Room

Malaysia MICE 115


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Floor Plans / Layout of Facilities

DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to ensure that all information contained within is current at the time of printing. However, changes to the information may have occurred since going to press. While every care is taken in the preparation of this publication, Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd (TPCSB) shall not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, cancellations or omissions that may occur. Readers are advised to enquire from the relevant sources, should they wish to rely on any information contained herein. The publisher shall not be liable for any damages suffered (including direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental and exemplary) as a result of any inaccuracies in the information.

136 Malaysia MICE


Floor Plans / Layout of Facilities

Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 603-2117 8000

Malaysia MICE 137


Floor Plans / Layout of Facilities

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

The Isthmus, Sejingkat, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Tel : 6082-39 2888

138 Malaysia MICE


Floor Plans / Layout of Facilities

Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hills

KM48, Persimpangan Bertingkat Lebuhraya Karak 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia Tel : 609-221 3666

Malaysia MICE 139


Floor Plans / Layout of Facilities

Bukit Gambang M.I.C.E

Bukit Gambang Resort City, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang Daruk Makmur, Malaysia. Tel: 609-548 8000

140 Malaysia MICE


Floor Plans / Layout of Facilities

Bukit Gambang M.I.C.E

Bukit Gambang Resort City, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang Daruk Makmur, Malaysia. Tel: 609-548 8000

Malaysia MICE 141


BUSINESS TOURISM

MICE Listing 206 216 237

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MICE Corporate Clients Banks Financial Institutions Public Listed Companies

MICE Service Providers & Suppliers

Advertising-Media Advertising Agencies Airline Companies Airport Transit Lounge Audio-Visual Equipment & Supplies Balloons Car Rental & Leasing Carpets & Rugs Caterers Cooling Systems-Machine Courier Service Display Designers & Producers Employment Agencies Entertainers Entertainment Bureaus Event Management Consultants Event Support Services Fireworks Florists-Retail Freight Forwarding Graphic Designers Handicrafts Lighting Systems & Equipment Movers & Storage Service Multimedia Production Photographers-Potrait, Weddings, Parties, etc Port Operators & Representatives

235 236 237 249 249 249 254 257 259 259 264 264

208 210 212 215 216

209 222 264

209 214 221 223 249 258 261 263

Printers Printing-Digital Printing Supplies Public Relations Counsellors Publishers-Directory & Guide Radio Stations & Broadcasting Companies Restaurants Security-Services Sound Systems & Equipment Rental Souvenirs-Wholesales & Manufacturers Tents Translators & Interpreters

MICE Specialists, Organisers & Planners Conference Organisers Destination Management Companies Events Management Exhibitions & Trade Fairs-Booth Installation Contractors Exhibitions & Trade Fairs-Organisers

MICE Supporting Agencies Convention Bureaus Government Agencies Tourist Information

MICE Venue & Facilities Convention Services & Facilities Exhibition Halls Golf & Country Club Hotels Resorts Shopping Centres Spa Stadium & Sports Complex

DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to ensure that all information contained within is current at the time of printing. However, changes to the information may have occurred since going to press. While every care is taken in the preparation of this publication, Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd (TPCSB) shall not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, cancellations or omissions that may occur. Readers are advised to enquire from the relevant sources, should they wish to rely on any information contained herein. The publisher shall not be liable for any damages suffered (including direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental and exemplary) as a result of any inaccuracies in the information.

200 Malaysia MICE


MICE Listings Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute Khazanah Asli 1718 Jalan Ledang Off Jalan Duta Kuala Lumpur 50480 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2093 5393 Fax: 603 2093 4178

Convention Services & Facilities Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

GIS Development Sdn Bhd Suit 22.6 Level 22 Menara Genesis 33 Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2144 7635 Fax: 603 2144 7636

The Isthmus Sejingkat 93050 Kuching Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 39 2888 Fax: 6082 48 0222 Email: enquiries@bcck.com.my URL: www.bcck.com.my Chief Executive Officer: Mr Paul D’Arcy Marketing & PR Executive: Mdm Nur Salfiah Muthazrah Bujang Business: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is the first purpose-built convention centre on the mystical island of Borneo. Featuring a rainforest picturesque surrounding and avant garde design, BCCK provides, its clients with a multi-purpose design that can accommodate conventions, exhibitions and multi-dimensional events. This state of the art facility will be accompanied by five star services and the warm hospitality that awaits you in the heart of Borneo. ( See Advertisement Front Cover Logo & page 101 )

Global Intelligence Network (M) Sdn Bhd 268-2-1 Wisma Mutiara Genting Jalan Ayer Jerneh Off Jalan Genting Kelang Setapak Kuala Lumpur 53300 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 4021 6000 Fax: 603 4023 5716

Dewan Wawasan Convention & Exhibition Centre Tower 2 Menara PGRM 6 Jalan Pudu Ulu Cheras Kuala Lumpur 56100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 9289 6888 Fax: 603 9282 8632

ICEM Sdn Bhd Unit 3.2 3rd Floor Wisma Concorde 2 Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2026 0818 Fax: 603 2026 0128

Felda D’Saji Sdn Bhd Dewan Perdana Felda Jalan Maktab Off Jalan Semarak Kuala Lumpur 54000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2698 8302 Fax: 603 2694 4159

Ideal Choice Sdn Bhd 204 Green Road Kuching 93150 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 41 7933 Fax: 6082 41 1885

Genting World Reservation Genting Highlands 69000 Pahang Malaysia Tel: 603 2718 1118 Fax: 603 2718 1888

Knowledge Group Of Companies B-13-5 Megan Avenue II 12 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2170 1588 Fax: 603 2166 5451

HGH Convention Centre Lot 475 Jalan Sentul Kuala Lumpur 51000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 4045 6166 Fax: 603 4041 7497

Protemp Conferences Sdn Bhd 38-3(2nd Floor) Jalan PJU 5/9 Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara Petaling Jaya 47810 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 6140 6666 Fax: 603 6140 8833

Kelantan Trade Centre Lot 644 Seksyen 14 Kota Bharu 15200 Kelantan Malaysia Tel: 609 747 1222

Console Communications Sdn Bhd Suite 13.5 Level 13 Wisma UOA II 21 Jalan Pinang Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2162 0566 Fax: 603 2161 6560 Corporate Risks Consulting Sdn Bhd C-2-28 Block C 8 Avenue Business Center Jalan Sungai Jernih 8/1 Section 8 Petaling Jaya 46050 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7956 9989 Fax: 603 7956 8986

Specialist Management Resources Sdn Bhd Suite 2A-23-1 Block 2A Level 23 Plaza Sentral Jalan Stesen Sentral 5 KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur 50470 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2279 9199 Fax: 603 2279 9099 Success Resources Sdn Bhd 23-2 Block D2 Jalan PJU 1/39 Dataran Prima Petaling Jaya 47301 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7801 2888 Fax: 603 7880 2490

Convention Bureaus Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) Suite 14.3 Level 14 Menara IMC No.8 Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2034 2090 Fax: 603 2034 2091 Sarawak Convention Bureau Lot 31 Jalan Masjid Kuching 93400 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 24 2516 Fax: 6082 24 2519

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur City Centre Kuala Lumpur 50088 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2333 2888 Fax: 603 2333 2882 Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) 2nd Floor MIECC Jalan Dulang The Mines Resort City Seri Kembangan 43300 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8949 5500 Fax: 603 8949 5555 MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre East Wing Level 3 MECC Management Office Menara MATRADE Jalan Khidmat Usaha Off Jalan Duta Kuala Lumpur 50480 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 6203 7032 Fax: 603 6203 7034 Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) Level 2 Convention Centre MITC Complex Jalan Konvensyen Ayer Keroh 75450 Melaka Malaysia Tel: 606 233 3330 Fax: 606 233 3350

MidValley Exhibition Centre (MVEC) 22nd Floor Menara IGB Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur 59200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2289 8651 Fax: 603 2287 7040 Muar Trade Centre 16 Jalan Petrie Muar 84000 Johor Malaysia Tel: 606 953 8100 Fax: 606 952 3100 Persada Johor International Convention Centre Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim P O Box 293 Johor Bahru 80000 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 219 8888 Fax: 607 219 8889 Putrade Property Management Sdn Bhd Level 3 Putra World Trade Centre 41 Jalan Tun Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50480 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2614 6999 Fax: 603 4043 3777 Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) Precinct 5 Dataran Gemilang Putrajaya 62000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 8887 6000 Fax: 603 8887 6499

Putra World Trade Centre Level 3 Putra World Trade Centre 41 Jalan Tun Ismail 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Tel: 603 2614 6999 Fax: 603 4043 3777 Email: pwtc@pwtc.com.my URL: www.pwtc.com.my Director, Business Development: Mr Ahmad Zalidi Abdul Rahim Manager, Marketing Communications: Mr Zulfakar Paiman Business: - Conventions - Conference - Exhibitions - Trades - Meetings - Banquets - Concerts ( See Advertisement Page 31 & 101 )

Setia City Convention Centre No. 1 Jalan Setia Dagang AG U13/AG Setia Alam Seksyen U13 40170 Shah Alam Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia Tel: 603 3359 5252 Fax: 603-3359 2525 Email: setiacityCC@spsetia.com URL: www.setiacityCC.com ( See Advertisement Inside Front Cover ) Shah Alam Convention Centre 4 Jalan Perbadanan 14/9 Shah Alam 40000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5511 8858 Fax: 603 5511 8848 Sime Darby Convention Centre 1A Jalan Bukit Kiara 1 Kuala Lumpur 60000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2089 3688 Fax: 603 2089 3699 Star City Conference Events Centre 2nd Floor Link Bridge Kompleks Star City Jalan Asia City Asia City Kota Kinabalu 88000 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 44 7376 Fax: 6088 44 7375

Malaysia MICE

Malaysia MICE 209


MICE Listings Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC) & The Zenith Hotel Managed by The Zenith Hotel Sdn Bhd Jalan Putra Square 6 Putra Square 25200 Kuantan Pahang Darul Makmur Malaysia Tel: 609 565 9595 Fax: 609 565 9500 Email: enquiries@thezenithhotel.com URL: www.thezenithhotel.com Director of Sales & Marketing: Mr Bryan Teo Email: bryan.teo@thezenithhotel.com Director of Sales: Ms Christina Chua Email: christina.chua@thezenithhotel.com Director of Food & Beverage: Mr Muhamad Fazil Email: fazil@thezenithhotel.com Business: Offering 519 luxurious accommodations, a 6,000-seating capacity ballrooms, 12 premium meeting rooms, a cutting-edge business centre and 2 exhibition halls with state-of-the-art meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) facilities. The SASICC is equipped with international standards and it is without a doubt the largest and most modern convention centre on the entire Malaysian East Coast. ( See Advertisement Page 53 ) Sunway Carnival Convention Centre 11 Lebuh Tenggiri Dua Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya Perai 13700 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 371 1288 Fax: 604 370 0555 Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC) Persiaran Lagoon Bdr Sunway Petaling Jaya 46150 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7492 8000 Fax: 603 7492 8001 The Auditorium & Conference Center @ Menara Hap Seng Ground Floor Menara Hap Seng LetterBox 83 Jalan P Ramlee Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2116 9333 Fax: 603 2145 7818

Cooling Systems-Machine

KTS Trading Sdn Bhd 72-74 Market Road P O Box 332 Sibu 96007 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6084 32 5033 Fax: 6084 34 2213

DHL Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Lvl 27 Menara TM Off Jalan Pantai Baharu Kuala Lumpur 50672 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 1800 88 8388 Fax: 603 2241 2858

OG Air-Cond & Electrical Service Sdn Bhd Kompleks Bandar 62 Jalan Mega Mendung Kuala Lumpur 58200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 7983 3993 Fax: 603 7981 8720

KLACH Courier Services (M) Sdn Bhd 157 Jalan Maharajalela Kuala Lumpur 50150 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2273 2829 Fax: 603 2273 8293

Perniagaan Elektrik Seagull Sdn Bhd K-11 Batu 4 1/2 Jalan Ipoh Kuala Lumpur 51200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 6252 4429 Fax: 603 6258 0054

LMA Service Sdn Bhd 39 Jalan PJS 11/14 Bandar Sunway Petaling Jaya 46150 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5621 3919 OBS Corporation Services (M) Sdn Bhd Ground Floor 128-130 Jalan Tun H S Lee Kuala Lumpur 50000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2078 8777 Fax: 603 2052 1316

SCP Automation (M) Sdn Bhd No 55 Jalan Matahari AA U5/AA Seksyen U5 Shah Alam 40150 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7845 0129 Fax: 603 7845 0139 Setia Air-Cond Electrical Sdn Bhd 4A Ground Floor Block H Jalan SS13/1F Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5633 8325 Fax: 603 5632 7072 Tatway Air-Cond Sdn Bhd 7 Jalan SS25/41 Mayang Industrial Park Petaling Jaya 47301 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7806 5155 Fax: 603 7806 5155

Courier Service A1 Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Wisma Zelan Suite 12A/23 & 23A 12A Floor 7 Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 2 Bandar Tun Razak 56000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 9173 7822 Fax: 603 9173 2366 ABDA Aviation Sdn Bhd Wisma ABDA 45 Jalan 51/205 The Highway Centre Petaling Jaya 46050 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7785 2000 Fax: 604 7781 0905

Daikin Airconditioning (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Lot 4 1st Floor Lorong 19/1A Section 19 Petaling Jaya 46300 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7955 9090 Fax: 603 7954 7722

ABX Express (M) Sdn Bhd Lot 8 Batu 10 Federal Highway Sungai Way Petaling Jaya 47300 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7711 6688 Fax: 603 7711 6699

Dayangcond System Sdn Bhd 20A Jalan SS5B/2 Taman Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya 47301 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7877 4706 Fax: 603 7875 5723

AsiaXpress Level 34 Menara Dayabumi Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin Kuala Lumpur 50050 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2267 2260 Fax: 603 2267 2258

Duracooling Tech Sdn Bhd 29 & 31 Jalan 20/13 Paramount Garden Petaling Jaya 46300 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7874 0509 Fax: 603 7875 1813

B P Services 32 Jalan SS2/63 Petaling Jaya 47300 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 2272 7272 Fax: 603 7875 4548

Excel Cool Air-Cond Services No 11 Jalan Kuchai Lama Taman Lian Hoe Kuala Lumpur 58200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 7984 8134 Fax: 603 7984 8134 JSA Air Cond Sales & Services 20 Jalan Pandan Indah 5/24 Taman Pandan Indah Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 4296 3168 Malaysia MICE

210 Malaysia MICE

City-Link Express (M) Sdn Bhd Wisma City-Link 3A Jalan Akitek U1/22 Seksyen U1 Hicom-Glenmarie Industry Park Shah Alam 40000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5569 2188 Fax: 603 5569 1981 Consol Express Services Sdn Bhd 66-A Jalan SS14/2A Subang Jaya Petaling Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5635 6880 Fax: 603 5635 5346

Overseas Courier Service (M) Sdn Bhd 20A Jalan Penchala Petaling Jaya 46050 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7781 2262 Fax: 603 7781 3928 Pos Malaysia Berhad Level 6 Pos Malaysia Headquarters Dayabumi Complex Kuala Lumpur 50670 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 1300 30 0300 Fax: 603 2273 3927 Skynet Worldwide (M) Sdn Bhd 4 Jalan SS13/5 Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5623 9090 Fax: 603 5623 9000 United Parcel Services (M) Sdn Bhd Wisma Ali Bawal 11 Jalan Tandang Petaling Jaya 46050 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 1800 18 0088 Fax: 603 5021 8709

Destination Management Companies Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd 39C & 40C Jalan Mamanda 9 Ampang Point Kuala Lumpur 68000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 4252 9100 Fax: 603 4252 9800 BMC Travel Sdn Bhd A-2-7 & A-2-8 2nd Floor Megan Phileo Promenade 189 189 Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur 50400 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2161 1448 Fax: 603 2161 1449 Borneo Eco Tours Sdn Bhd Lot 1 Pusat Perindustrian Kolombong Jaya Jalan Kolombong Kota Kinabalu 88450 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 43 8300 Fax: 6088 43 8307 Borneo Exploration Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd 76 Wayang State Kuching 93000 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 25 2137 Fax: 6082 25 2526 Borneo Fairyland Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd 18 Main Bazaar Kuching 93000 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 42 0194 Fax: 6082 42 0198 Borneo Interland Travel Sdn Bhd 63 1st Floor Main Bazaar Kuching 93000 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 41 3595 Fax: 6082 41 1619


MICE Listings Borneo Mainland Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd Lot 1081 1st Floor Jalan Merpati Kuching 98000 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6085 43 3511 Fax: 6085 43 4289

Mega Air Travel (M) Sdn Bhd Suite 10.05 & 10.06 Amoda Building Level 10 22 Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2141 9433 Fax: 603 2142 7699

Tour & Incentive Travel 28-2-1 Jalan Tanjong Tokong Georgetown 10470 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 899 8833 Fax: 604 899 8180

Borneo Passages B928 Tower Block Wisma Merdeka Phase 2 Jalan Tun Razak Kota Kinabalu 88000 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 25 0728 Fax: 6088 25 0727

MTC Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd Lot 790 2nd Floor Bintang Jaya Commercial Centre Jalan Bintang Miri 98000 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6085 42 8966 Fax: 6085 42 7966

Travcheq Travel Sdn Bhd 15-3 Block D JAYA ONE 72-A Jalan University Petaling Jaya 46200 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7955 9953 Fax: 603 7955 9952

Cat City Holidays Sdn Bhd Ground Floor Suite 29 Kueh Hock Kui Commercial Centre Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Kuching 93150 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 41 2500 Fax: 6082 41 3500

M-Vision Travel Sdn Bhd 1K 1st Floor Holiday Villa Service Apartment 225 Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2171 2055 Fax: 603 2166 3720

Triways Travel Network (M) Sdn Bhd 20 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad Taman Tun Dr Ismail Kuala Lumpur 60000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 7729 1044 Fax: 603 7727 4025

CPH Travel Agency (S) Sdn Bhd 70 Padungan Road Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 24 2289 Fax: 6082 42 4587

Pacific World Kuala Lumpur Suite 3B-11-6 Plaza Sentral Jalan Stesen Sentral 5 Kuala Lumpur 50470 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2279 9722 Fax: 603 2279 9799

Diethelm Travel (M) Sdn Bhd 5th Floor West Block Wisma Selangor Dredging 142-C Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2161 1922 Discovery Overland Holidays Sdn Bhd 66 Jalan Metro Pudu 2 Fraser Business Park Off Jalan Yew Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 9222 8113 Fax: 603 9222 8248 Exotic Borneo Sdn Bhd P O Box 470 Kota Kinabalu 88850 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 24 5920 Fax: 6088 24 5902 FB Travels Sdn Bhd Ground Floor Lot 4780 Wisma FELCRA Jalan Rejang Setapak Jaya Kuala Lumpur 53300 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 4143 3655 Fax: 603 4149 3655 Insar Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd Lot 2598 2nd Floor Wisma Sandhu Jalan Green Kuching 93150 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 24 8112 Fax: 6082 24 5112 Insight Borneo Incentives & Tours Sdn Bhd 10-2 Lot 24 2nd Floor Plaza Kingfisher 2 Kota Kinabalu 88450 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 38 3090 Inter-Borneo Tours Sdn Bhd No 7 1st Floor Temple Street Kuching 93150 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 23 3193 JKC Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd 107M Jalan SS21/37 Damansara Utama Petaling Jaya 47400 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7727 8493 Fax: 603 7728 6851 Malai Adventure Sdn Bhd Suite 8.03 8th Floor The Ampwalk 218 Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2163 3090 Fax: 603 2163 3272 Mayflower Acme Tours Sdn Bhd Menara Mayflower No.1 Jalan Metro Pudu 1 Fraser Business Park Off Jalan Yew Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 9232 1888 Fax: 603 9232 1889

Pacific World Langkawi Lot 5 Tingkat Bawah Rumah Kedai Jalan Padang Matsirat Langkawi 07100 Kedah Malaysia Tel: 604 955 5795 Fax: 604 955 7721 Pacific World Penang Level 15 No.37 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah Georgetown 10050 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 219 0600 Fax: 604 219 0700 Pacific World Sabah Suite B823 Level 8 Wisma Merdeka Phase II Jalan Tun Razak Kota Kinabalu 88000 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 25 5617 Fax: 6088 24 9093 Peterson Travel Service Sdn Bhd 40-4 Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2142 4887 Fax: 603 2145 9809 Pin Sing Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd Lot 209 Ground Floor Section 51 Jalan Ban Hock Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 42 9999 Fax: 6082 42 7289 Reliance Sightseeing Sdn Bhd Block A A-9-3 Megan Phileo Avenue 12 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2164 8552 Fax: 603 2730 9973 Skyzone Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd Lot 3.08 3rd Floor Wisma Shaw Parade Changkat Thambi Dollah Off Jalan Pudu Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2118 7888 Fax: 603 2118 7899 SRT Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd 23 Jalan SS5B/4 Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya 47301 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7874 0825 Fax: 603 7874 0108 TA World Traveller Sdn Bhd 8th Floor Menara TA1 22 Jalan P Ramlee Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2163 3777 Fax: 603 2163 3666 The answer to all your convention and exhibition needs

Unicatay Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd F4 & S17 Lot 271 Centerpoint Shopping Centre Section 49 KTLD Chan Chin Ann Road Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 41 1879 Fax: 6082 24 3567 Wah Tung Travel Service Sdn Bhd 7K Jalan Ban Hock Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 24 8888 Fax: 6082 41 1477 Wildlife Expeditions Sdn Bhd Lot A1202-1 12th Floor Wisma Merdeka Phase 1 Jalan Tun Razak Kota Kinabalu 88000 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 24 6000 Fax: 6088 25 7106 Wildlife Expeditions Sdn Bhd-Sandakan Room 901 9th Floor Wisma Khoo Siak Chiew P O Box 3507 Sandakan 90379 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6089 21 9616 Fax: 6089 21 4570 World Express (M) Sdn Bhd 2.8 Bang Angkasaraya Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2148 9601 Fax: 603 2142 1129

Display Designers & Producers A Z Signs Marketing Sdn Bhd 70-72 & 74 Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 12Taman Usahawan Kepong Kepong 52100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 6252 6799 Fax: 603 6250 6799 Call Creative Signs Sdn Bhd 28 Jalan Desa Serdang 5 Seri Kembangan 43300 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8943 6313 Fax: 603 8943 6316 Central Signs Sdn Bhd No.39 Jalan Mewah 3/4 Pandan Mewah Hata Industry Centre Ampang 68000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 4280 1232 Fax: 603 4280 1233 Davson Imagesign (M) Sdn Bhd 69C Selayang Pandan Batu Caves 68100 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 6259 2700 Fax: 603 6259 2722 Industronics Bhd 9 Jalan Taming 3 Taman Taming Jaya Seri Kembangan 43300 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8961 3024 Fax: 603 8961 6409

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MICE Listings Eastin Hotel Penang 1 Solok Bayan Indah Queensbay 11900 Bayan Lepas Penang Malaysia Tel: 604 612 1111 Fax: 604 612 1199 Email: info.pg@eastin.com URL: www.eastin.com Assistant Marcom Manager: Ms Selene Yeap Director, Sales: Ms Choo Chan Chan Business: Strategically located within the integrated waterfront development of Queensbay, The Eastin Hotel Penang is adjacent to Queensbay Mall, which has over 500 retail outlets that offer a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment choices. Its superb location is minutes drive away from the Penang International Airport and the iconic Penang Bridge as well as in close proximity to the Free Industrial Zone of Bayan Lepas. The Eastin Hotel Penang is dedicated to the best event and meeting arrangements. In addition to our pillarless Eastin Ballroom that allows flexibility and ease in organizing seating arrangements, there are 5 function rooms, 3 Boardrooms and a VIP waiting room to facilitate our clients’ banquet needs. Every event is supported by a team of dedicated and professional banquet staff who are committed to excellence and making every event a success. ( See Advertisement Page 115 )

Empress Hotel Sepang Jalan ST 1C/7 Medan 88 Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi Sepang 43900 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8706 7777 Fax: 603 8706 8888 Equatorial Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya Off Persiaran Bandar Bandar Baru Bangi 43650 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8210 2222 Fax: 603 8210 2888 Era Hotel Bahau 39 Jalan Tasik Bahau 1 Pusat Perniagaan Bahau Bahau 72100 Negeri Sembilan Malaysia Tel: 606 455 3300 Fax: 606 455 3303 Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang 53 Persiaran Gurney 10250 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 226 9988 Fax: 604 226 9989

Gaya Centre Hotel P.O. Box 13751 Kota Kinabalu 88843 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 24 5567 Geo Park Hotel Block C Oriental Village Jalan Telaga 7 Teluk Burau Langkawi 07100 Kedah Malaysia Tel: 604 959 2300 Fax: 604 959 4200 Golden Nasmir Hotel 1639 & 1640 Jalan Perusahaan Bukit Tengah Taman Pelangi Bukit Mertajam 13600 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 507 7755 Fax: 604 507 6622 Goodhope Hotel Skudai-Johor Bahru 1 Jalan Ronggeng 5 Taman Skudai Baru Skudai 81300 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 557 2828 Fax: 607 558 3375

Excelsior Hotel 43 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil Ipoh 30300 Perak Malaysia Tel: 605 253 6666 Fax: 605 253 6912

Grace Hotel MDLD 4678 Level 4 & 5 Lahad Datu Centre Point Jalan Kastam Lama Lahad Datu 91100 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6089 88 1000 Fax: 6089 88 7000

Felda Residence Kuala Terengganu Jalan Hiliran Kuala Terengganu 21400 Terengganu Malaysia Tel: 609 632 1111 Fax: 609 632 1122

Grade Hotel 23 Jalan Petaling Utama II Petaling Utama 7th Mile Off Jalan Klang Lama Petaling Jaya 46000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7785 0000

13 Jalan 16/11 Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16 46350 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia. Tel: 603 7665 1111 Fax: 603 7665 9999 Email: info.pj@eastin.com URL: www.eastin.com Director of Sales: Ms Ivana Poo Asst Director, Food & Beverage: Mr Rajkumar Badeswaran Business: The Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya is located along the prestigious Jalan Damansara, an upmarket vicinity strategically nestled just about 15 minutes drive from Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur city. We are an international business class hotel with 388 well appointed guestrooms equipped with full amenities to make your stay full of comfort, which is why we believe in little details that make a big difference. Affordability, accessibility & availability are key elements to a successful event. Take your pick in selecting any of our 10 function rooms, a pillarless ballroom that offers flexibility in organizing any event. Be it a major conference, company seminars, product launches or an intimate wedding, our philosophy is simplekeen attention to details and service with excellence. ( See Advertisement Page 69 & 110 )

First Business Inn Damai Komplek 72 Jalan Dato Haji Eusoff Kuala Lumpur 50400 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 4043 3399 Fax: 603 4043 1316

Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru 9R Jalan Bukit Meldrum Johor Bahru 80300 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 221 6666 Fax: 607 221 0514

Emas Hotel TB 2103 North Road Tawau 91000 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6089 76 2000 Fax: 6089 76 3569

Forest Inn Chalet & Hotel 13 Tingkat Atas Jalan Besar Jerantut 27000 Pahang Malaysia Tel: 609 266 1111 Fax: 609 266 2111

Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

Emerald Hotel 166-168 Jalan Pudu Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2142 9233 Emerald Puteri Hotel 50 Jalan Permatang Gedong Taman Sejati Indah Sungai Petani 08000 Kedah Malaysia Tel: 604 431 5555 Fax: 604 431 1555 Empire Hotel Subang Jalan SS 16/1 Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5565 1388

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First World Hotel Genting One Hub Wisma Genting Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2718 1118 Fax: 603 2718 1888 Flamingo By The Beach Penang Jalan Tanjung Bungah 11200 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 892 7111 Flamingo by The Lake, Kuala Lumpur 5 Jalan Hulu Kelang Tasik Ampang 68000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 4256 3288 Fax: 603 4252 1218 Flora Place Hotel Lot 202 Jalan Kebun Sultan Kota Bharu 15350 Kelantan Malaysia Tel: 609 747 7888 Fax: 609 747 2688

Fortuna Hotel 87 Jalan Berangan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 50200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2141 9111 Fax: 603 2141 8237 G Hotel 168A Persiaran Gurney 10250 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 238 0000 Fax: 604 238 0088 Garden Hotel Sibu 1 Huo Ping Road Sibu 96008 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6084 31 7888 Fax: 6084 33 0999

Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam Persiaran Perbandaran Section 14 Shah Alam 40000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5511 8811 Fax: 603 5511 8899 Grand Borneo Hotel TA-00-01 1Borneo Hypermall Jalan UMS Kota Kinabalu 88450 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 52 6888 Fax: 6088 52 6889 Grand City Hotel 1st Floor B-3053 Jalan Beserah Kuantan 25300 Pahang Malaysia Tel: 609 517 2222 Fax: 609 566 6170 Grand Dorsett Labuan Hotel Lot TL 462 Jalan Merdeka 87029 WP Labuan Malaysia Tel: 6087 42 2000 Fax: 6087 42 2222 Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel Jalan SS12/1 Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5031 6060 Fax: 603 5031 8686 Grand Kampar Hotel 2188 Jalan Timah Bandar Baru Kampar Kampar 31900 Perak Malaysia Tel: 605 466 2111 Fax: 605 466 3222 Grand Lexis, Port Dickson Batu 2 Jalan Seremban Port Dickson 71000 Negeri Sembilan Malaysia Tel: 606 653 2000 Fax: 606 651 5330


MICE Listings Grand Margherita Hotel Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 42 3111 Fax: 6082 42 6169 Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur 160 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2117 4888 Fax: 603 2142 1441 Grand Pacific Hotel 52 Jalan Tun Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50480 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 4042 2177 Fax: 603 4042 6078 Grand Paragon Hotel Johor Bahru No 18 Jalan Harimau Taman Century Johor Bahru 80250 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 268 5222 Fax: 607 268 5333 Grand Riverview Hotel Jalan Post Office Lama Kota Bharu 15000 Kelantan Malaysia Tel: 609 743 9988 Fax: 609 743 8388 Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 72 Jalan Pahang Kuala Lumpur 53000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2697 8888 Fax: 603 2691 3333 Grand Sentosa Hotel Block A Jalan Sutera Taman Sentosa Johor Bahru 80150 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 331 5888 Fax: 607 331 7888 GTower Hotel 199 Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur 50400 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2168 1919 Fax: 603 2168 1818 H-5 Inn 13-18 Parent Lot 2646 Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Bintulu 97008 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6086 31 0005 Habib Hotel Lot 1159 - 1162 Jalan Maju Kota Bharu 15000 Kelantan Malaysia Tel: 609 747 4788 Fax: 609 747 1288 Hallmark Hotel 68 Jalan Portugis Off Jalan Kubu 75200 Melaka Malaysia Tel: 606 281 2888 Fax: 606 281 3409 Hang Tuah City Hotel 1 Jalan Malinja Taman Malinja Bukit Baru 75150 Melaka Malaysia Tel: 606 284 1166 Fax: 606 283 0030 Harbour View Hotel Kuching Lorong Temple Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 27 4666 Fax: 6082 42 6811

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Hard Rock Hotel Penang Batu Ferringhi Beach 11100 Penang Malaysia Tel: 604 881 1711 Fax: 604 881 2155 Email: info.penang@hardrockhotels.net URL: www.penang.hardrockhotels.net ( See Advertisement Page 74 ) Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands Jalan Gereja Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands 39000 Pahang Malaysia Tel: 605 491 3888 Fax: 605 491 5666 Heritage Hotel Ipoh Jalan Raja Dihilir Ipoh 30350 Perak Malaysia Tel: 605 242 8888 Fax: 605 242 4959 Heritage Hotel Tawau TB210-213 Kompleks Fajar Jalan Bunga Tawau 91000 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6089 76 6222 Fax: 6089 76 7222 Highlands Hotel (Genting Highlands) Genting One Hub Wisma Genting Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2718 1118 Fax: 603 2718 1888 Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur 50470 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2264 2264 Fax: 603 2264 2266 Hilton Kuching Hotel Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 24 8200 Fax: 6082 42 8984 Hilton Petaling Jaya 2 Jalan Barat Petaling Jaya 46200 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7955 9122 Fax: 603 7955 3909 Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur 1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8 Seksyen U1 Shah Alam 40250 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7803 1000 Fax: 603 7804 1000 Holiday Inn Melaka Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz 75000 Melaka Malaysia Tel: 606 285 9000 Fax: 606 285 9111 Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Alor Star Lot 162-163 Jalan Tunku Ibrahim P O Box 319 Bandar Alor Setar Mkm Kota Setar 05000 Kedah Malaysia Tel: 604 734 9999 Fax: 604 734 1199 Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Subang 9 Jalan SS12/1 Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 5633 8788 Fax: 603 5633 7449 Holiday Villa Hotels & Resorts B-16-8 Megan Avenue II 12 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng P O Box 11369 Kuala Lumpur 50744 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2162 2922 Horizon Hotel Jalan Pantai Locked Bag 2054 Kota Kinabalu 88999 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 26 1117

Hotel 128 2 & 2A Blok 5 Jalan Jalil Jaya 6 Jalil Link Kuala Lumpur 57000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 8994 0337 Hotel Caliber 45-56 Jalan 5/101C Off Jalan Kaskas Taman Cheras Kuala Lumpur 56100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 9131 6322 Fax: 603 9132 6322 Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur Jalan Bulan Off Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2143 7000 Fax: 603 2143 0000 Hotel Casa de la Rosa Lot 48 Jalan Circular Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands 39000 Pahang Malaysia Tel: 605 491 1333 Fax: 605 491 5500 Hotel Continental Penang 5 Jalan Penang 10000 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 263 6388 Fax: 604 263 8718 Hotel De-la-ferns Batu 39 Jalan Besar Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands 39000 Pahang Malaysia Tel: 605 491 4888 Fax: 605 491 5198 Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2031 1133 Fax: 603 2031 1123 Hotel Equatorial Melaka Bandar Hilir 75000 Melaka Malaysia Tel: 606 282 8333 Fax: 606 282 9333 Hotel Equatorial Penang 1 Jalan Bukit Jambul Bayan Lepas 11900 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 632 7000 Fax: 604 632 7100 Hotel Grand Continental Kuala Lumpur Jalan Belia/Jalan Raja Laut Kuala Lumpur 50350 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2693 9333 Fax: 603 2693 9732 Hotel Grand Continental Kuala Terengganu Lot 004023 Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin Daerah 8 Kuala Terengganu 20000 Terengganu Malaysia Tel: 609 625 1888 Fax: 609 625 1999 Hotel Grand Continental Kuantan Jalan Gambut Kuantan 25000 Pahang Malaysia Tel: 609 515 8888 Fax: 609 515 9999 Hotel Grand Continental Kuching Lot 42 Section 46 Jalan Ban Hock Kuching 93100 Sarawak Malaysia Tel: 6082 23 0399 Fax: 6082 23 0339 Hotel Grand Continental Langkawi Lot 398 MK Juah Kelibang Kuah Pulau Langkawi 07000 Kedah Malaysia Tel: 604 966 0333 Fax: 604 966 0288

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MICE Listings The Pulai Desaru Beach P O Box 29 Bandar Penawar Kota Tinggi 81900 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 822 2222 Fax: 607 822 2223 The Reef Dive Resort & Tours Sdn Bhd Kompleks Fajar TB212 Jalan Bunga Tawau 91000 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6089 77 0022 Fax: 6089 77 0023 The Regency Tanjung Tuan Beach Resort 5th Mile Jalan Pantai Port Dickson 71050 Negeri Sembilan Malaysia Tel: 606 647 3013 Fax: 606 647 5219 The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort P O Box 126 Main Post Office Kuala Terengganu 20928 Terengganu Malaysia Tel: 609 630 8888 Fax: 609 630 8880 The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar Langkawi 07000 Kedah Malaysia Tel: 604 960 8888 Fax: 604 966 6414 Tiara Beach Resort 1 PD Tiara Batu 13 Jalan Pantai Port Dickson 71050 Negeri Sembilan Malaysia Tel: 606 662 8888 Fax: 606 662 8891

Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort Lot 6264 (1) Pantai Bisikan Bayu Semerak 16700 Pasir Puteh Kelantan Malaysia Tel: 609-691 8899 Fax: 609-691 8787 Email: sales@tokamanbali.com.my URL: www.tokamanbali.com.my General Manager: Mr Hizam Shah Bin Omar Business: With a total of deluxe rooms with a large infinity - edged swimming pool. The resort is expertly planned to provide optimum personal comfort and relaxation. Come and experience our east coast charm and warm hospitality. Leave your worries behind and we take care of the rest!

Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Bhd

Restaurants Ann Lake Cafe 183C Jalan Ismail Kota Bharu 15000 Kelantan Malaysia Tel: 609 744 4586 Azur-Putrajaya Shangri-La Putrajaya Shagri-La Taman Putra Perdana Presint 1 Putrajaya 62000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8887 8888 Benares-Parkroyal KL Parkroyal Hotel Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2782 8305 Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine 3 Jalan Ceylon Kuala Lumpur 50200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2031 3575 Fax: 603 2031 3576 Bistro Cascata-Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa Persiaran Multimedia Cyberjaya 63000 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8312 7328 Bosphorus Fine Turkish Cuisine 6.33 Level 6 Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2142 4000 Boston Food & Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd 35-1 & 35-2 Jalan Kuchai Maju 1 Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park Off Jalan Kuchai Lama Kuala Lumpur 58200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 7983 8324 Fax: 603 7983 8324 China Treasures-Sime Darby Convention Centre Sime Darby convention Centre 1A Jalan Bukit Kiara 1 Kuala Lumpur 60000 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2089 3788 Chynna- Hilton KL Hilton KL,3 Jalan Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur 50470 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2264 2515 Din Tai Fung-The Gardens Lot LG-207 Lower Ground Floor The Gardens Midvalley City Kuala Lumpur 59200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2283 2292

Jalan Kelab Tropicana Tropicana Golf & Country Resort 47410 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia. Tel: 603 7804 8888 Fax: 603 7804 3688 Email: gm@tropicanagolf.com URL: www.tropicanagolf.com ( See Advertisement Outside Back Cover & Page 110 )

D’Italiane Kitchen Lot PG01B Jalan Semangat Jaya 33 Petaling Jaya 46100 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7956 3684

Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort 26B Jalan Camar 1 Taman Perling Tampoi 81200 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 798 8108

Dome Cafe-Pavilion KL Level 4 Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2143 8588

UK Agro Resort Plot 8 Project Pertanian Moden Kluang KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat Kluang 86000 Johor Malaysia Tel: 607 759 7555

Dubrovnik-Solaris Mont Kiara I-06-14 Solaris Mont Kiara 2 Jalan Solaris Mont Kiara Kuala Lumpur 50480 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 6203 6780

Ulek Beach Resort Jalan Pantai Sura Hujung Dungun 23000 Terengganu Malaysia Tel: 609 848 1100 Fax: 609 844 2200

Dynasty-Renaissance KL Hotel Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel Corner Of Jalan Sultan Ismail And Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2162 2233

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Doli Kuey Teow Goreng 5 Regat Tupai Taiping 34000 Perak Malaysia Tel: 605 841 0525

Eden at Hutton Lane 15 Hutton Lane Georgetown 10500 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 263 9262 Fax: 604 263 1149 Eden at K.L.I.A. Lot 18A Level 5 Main Terminal Building Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Sepang 43900 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 8787 3812 Fax: 603 8787 3816 Eest- The Westin KL The Westin Kuala Lumpur 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2773 8336 El Cerdo-Changkat Bkt Bintang 43 & 45 Changkat Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 50200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2145 0511 Fax: 603 2145 1375 Enak KL-Starhill Gallery LG2 Feast Floor Starhill Gallery 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2141 8973 Enju-Prince Hotel & Residence KL Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur 4 Jalan Conlay Kuala Lumpur 50420 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2170 8888 Favola - Le Meridien KL Level 8 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur 50470 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2263 7888 Ferdinand’s-The Magellan Sutera Hotel KK 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu 88100 Sabah Malaysia Tel: 6088 31 8888 Ferringgi Grill-Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Batu Ferringhi Beach Batu Ferringhi 11000 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 888 8888 Ferringhi Garden-Bt Ferringhi PG 34-A B C Batu Ferringhi 11000 Pulau Pinang Malaysia Tel: 604 881 1193 Fisherman’s Cove- Starhill Gallery LG 10 Feast Floor Starhill Gallery 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2782 3848 Flam’s Restaurant 16 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2145 8222 Four Seasons Restaurant Sdn Bhd 5670 B/2 & B/3 Jalan Sri Cemerlang Kota Bharu 15300 Kelantan Malaysia Tel: 609 743 6666 Fax: 609 743 9973 Frangipani-Changkat Bkt Bintang 25 Changkat Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 50200 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2144 3001 Fukuya-Jln Delima 9 Jalan Delima Kuala Lumpur 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: 603 2144 1022 Furin-Holiday Inn Glenmarie KL Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur Jalan Usahawan U1/8 Seksyen U1 Shah Alam 40250 Selangor Malaysia Tel: 603 7803 1000


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