About 
Malaysia Business Events Week

Discover Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW), our flagship event dedicated to bringing together Malaysia's business events industry and its stakeholders for a dynamic platform of learning, discussion, idea exchange, business exploration, networking, and innovation. MBEW encompasses a comprehensive series of seminars, workshops, dialogue sessions, expos, networking opportunities, and media events that actively involve all sectors and participants within the business events industry. By fostering collaboration and unity, we aim to enhance Malaysia's global reputation and position in an increasingly competitive international business events market.
Theme: Riding the Waves
The waves of Business Events sets off a chain reaction that affects multiple entities. Just like a rock dropped into water creates a ripple effect, these events generate a series of impacts that directly and indirectly influence the surrounding region. Business Events can be seen as the catalyst that initiates a sequence of effects on the country's financial and socio-economic aspects.

Why Attend?
  • Strong, focused and custom-designed education programme by industry practitioners
  • Series of talks are conveyed by professional industry experts
  • Be exposed to a variety of points of view, ideas and trends that can impact future results
  • Self-development
  • It can expose you to new ways of conducting your business and help you discover how to be more productive
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities
  • Discovering innovative products and services for your business through our invited industry partners
  • Develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients
  • A great way to maximise your brand

Who Should Attend?
The event is designed for leaders, professionals and personnels from different levels working in the business events industry in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. This includes those working in the:

  • Event management companies
  • Venue providers
  • Event product and service providers
  • Hotel with meeting facilities
  • Government ministries and agencies
  • Professional and Trade National Associations
  • Convention/ State bureaus
  • International and regional clients
  • Media
  • Academicians and undergraduates

PROGRAMME

  • Date: 21st August 2023 
    BE EXCHANGE | IJBEL
    (Ballroom 1, Level 3) | (Meeting Room 301, Level 3)
    The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
    Time

    Programme

    0900 hrs.
    -
    1700 hrs
    BE Exchange
    (Business to Business session)

    By invitation only
    0900 hrs.
    0915 hrs.

    0930 hrs.
    1000 hrs.
    1005 hrs.
    1015 hrs.
    1100 hrs.
    Arrival of guests and networking
    Introduction of International Journal of Business Events and Legacies (IJBEL)
    By BE Sarawak
    Discussion, Q & A
    Photo Session
    Morning Break
    IJBEL Paper Writing Workshop
    End of programme
    Lunch
    Date: 21st August 2023 
    WELCOME DINNER
    (Frangipani & The Pavilion, Level 6, The RuMa Hotel & Residences)
    Time

    Programme

    1900 hrs
    Registration for Welcome Dinner (by invitation only)
    1915 hrs
    Welcome Remarks by
    YBhg. Datuk Hajah Saraya binti Arbi
    Interim Chairman, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau

    1920 hrs
    Dinner starts
    2200 hrs
    Dinner ends

  • Date: 22nd August 2023
    BE KNOWLEDGE
    (Banquet Hall, Level 3)
    The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
    Time

    Programme

    0800 hrs.
    Registration
    0900 hrs.
    Arrival of YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture
    0905 hrs.
    Negaraku
    0910 hrs.
    Opening Performance
    By National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage (ASWARA)
    0920 hrs.
    Welcome Remarks by
    YBhg. Datuk Hajah Saraya binti Arbi
    Interim Chairman, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau
    0930 hrs.
    Officiating Speech by
    YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing
    Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture
    0945 hrs.
    Launching of MyTripleE Campaign
    0950 hrs.
    Presentation of Certificate to UFI Certified Professional Programme
    0955 hrs.
    Presentation of Certificate to MBEW Sponsors & Collaborators
    1000 hrs.
    Keynote: Adapting to Change
    By Ms. Ping Liu
    Chief Executive Officer - China Star Ltd
    1015 hrs.
    Press Conference
    1015 hrs.
    Morning Break
    1045 hrs.
    Panel Session: The Clients’ Wants and Needs

    Moderator:
    Ms. Cynthia Martin
    Director - Bespoke Marketing

    Panellist:
    1. Ms. Florence Chua
        Managing Director APAC - Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

    2. Mr. Nathan Sharma
        Director of Sales & Head of International CVBs APAC - Cvent

    3. Ms Sabrina Khoo
        General Manager - USANA Health Sciences
    1130 hrs.
    UFI's Global Barameter Research
    Ms. Anna Lawrence
    Programme Manager - UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
    1200 hrs.
    A word from Platinum Sponsor: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
    Mr. John Burke
    General Manager - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
    1210 hrs.
    Networking Lunch
    1400 hrs.
    Energizer: Office Ergonomic
    1420 hrs.
    Panel Session: Business Events Sustainability
    by The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS)

    Moderator:
    Ms. Kavitha Pragalathan
    Manager Research & Market Analytics – International Congress & Convention Association

    Panellists:
    1. Mr. John Burke
        General Manager - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

    2. Mr. Edmund Lee
        Operations Manager – Informa Markets

    3. Ms. Dee Dee Quah
        Director - Medical Conference Partners

    4. Mr. Chandra Ganesh
         Sustainability Chair - The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers            (MACEOS)
    1505 hrs.
    Panel Session: Talent Crunch: Brain Drain

    Moderator:
    Ms. Lim Win Nee
    General Manager - Business Development - Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC)

    Panellist:
    1. Ms. Deanna Varga
        Chief Executive Officer & Founder - Mayvin Global

    2. Ms. Florence Chua
        Managing Director APAC - Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

    3. Dato Ir. Dr. Andy Seo
        Managing Director - Andy Seo & Associate
    1550 hrs.
    Panel Session: Crisis Communication

    Moderator:
    Ms. Xinyi Liang-Pholsena
    Senior Editor - Meetings & Conventions Asia

    Panellist:
    1. Mr. John Burke
        General Manager - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

    2. Ms. Ping Liu
        Chief Executive Officer - China Star Ltd

    3. Mr. Nadzeem Rahman
        Executive Director - DSA Exhibition And Conference Sdn Bhd
    1635 hrs
    Plenary: ESG for Business Decision (Financial sustainability)
    By Ms. Deanna Varga
    Chief Executive Officer & Founder - Mayvin Global
    1705 hrs.
    Closing Remarks by
    YBhg. Datuk Mohd Zamri bin Mat Zain
    Deputy Secretary General (Tourism)
    Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
    1730 hrs.
    Networking Session
    Ballroom 1, Level 3
    1900 hrs.
    End of Programme
  • Date: 23rd August 2023
    BE SATELLITE PROGRAMMES
    (Meeting Room 402 | 403 | 404, Level 4)
    The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
    Time

    Programme

    0800 hrs.
    Registration
    0900 hrs.
    Association Development Workshop: What does ESG means to association management? by Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) & ICCA
    Extranet Onsite Training by Simpleview
    (Session 1)
    Business Events National Challenge 2023 by The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS)
    1030 hrs.
    Morning break
    1100 hrs
    Association Development Workshop: What does ESG means to association management? by Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) & ICCA continues
    Extranet Onsite Training by Simpleview continues
    Future Leaders Forum by The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) continues
    1230 hrs.
    Networking Lunch
    1300 hrs.
    Registration
    1400 hrs.
    Unlocking the Power of Generative AI for Business Event by Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
    Extranet Onsite Training by Simpleview (Sesssion 2)
    1530 hrs.
    Afternoon break
    1600 hrs.
    Unlocking the Power of Generative AI for Business Events by Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) continues
    Extranet Onsite Training by Simpleview continues
    1730 hrs.
    End of programme
  • Date: 23rd - 24th August 2023
    BE TECHNICAL VISIT
    (Langkawi & Selangor)
    The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
    Time

    Programme

    All Day
    Technical Visits to Langkawi / Selangor
    (hosted by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) / Tourism Selangor)

    Hosted by the state bureau, the technical visit provides an immersive
    experience for buyers at a specific location within the state. It aims to
    showcase the state's wide range of exceptional products, services, and
    business events facilities, while offering unique networking opportunities
    with industry professionals.
  • Date: 26th August 2023 
    MyCSR x TOURISM SELANGOR
    (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor)
    The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
    Time

    Programme

    0830 hrs.
    Registration & Welcome Refreshment
    0845 hrs.
    Arrival of:

    1. YBhg. Datuk Hajah Saraya binti Arbi,
         Interim Chairman, MyCEB

    2. President, Kuala Selangor Municipal Council (MPKS)

    3. YBrs. Encik Mohd Raiz S.I.S, A.M.S,
        District Officer, Kuala Selangor

    4. YBrs. Encik Azrul Shah
         Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Selangor

    0900 hrs.
    Welcome Remarks by
    YBhg. Datuk Hajah Saraya binti Arbi
    Interim Chairman, MyCEB
    0915 hrs.
    Briefing and Task Assignments by Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
    0925 hrs.
    Photo Session
    0930 hrs.
    MyCSR Programme Starts

    1100 hrs.
    Closing Session
    Presentation of Certificates to MyCSR Partners

    1200 hrs.
    Lunch
    End Of Programme
Registration is Now Open


Registration deadline: 
14 August 2023

Admission to MBEW is complimentary for students, Ministries and its agencies.
MyCEB IPP Partner
RM200.00 per person
Non-IPP Partner
RM350.00 per person
Association Executives and Academician
RM100.00 per person
Sustainability

Embrace Sustainable Practices at MBEW 2023
  
Become an integral part of our endeavor to create an event that exemplifies sustainability, where every step contributes to a more environmentally friendly experience. Take the lead in promoting eco-consciousness by following these guidelines:


Sip sustainably! Bring your own reusable water bottle.
Contribute to emission reduction by carpooling, biking, or utilising on public transportation.
Share your sustainability journey. Inspire others with your eco-actions and event experiences on social media using our event hashtag at #MBEW2023
Recycling, it’s a small act with a big impact
Connect with fellow attendees to share ideas and inspiration for sustainable living.
About 
BE Xchange


21st August 2023
8.00am – 5.00pm
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Join Us as an Exhibitor! Unleash your Potential at BE Xchange
BE Xchange 2023 serves as an exclusive business-to-business (B2B) platform, facilitating interactions between product and service providers (Sellers) and influential decision makers (Association Buyers). These decision makers possess the potential to research, organise, influence, and allocate budgets for domestic or international events held beyond their home country.

By participating in the Seller Programme at BE Xchange 2023 at MBEW 2023, you can seize the following opportunities:
  • Meet representatives from local and international Associations Buyers in an excellent setting for pre-scheduled business meetings.
  • Use the online Prescheduled Appointment System to search and contact the Buyers in order to create your own schedule of appointments.
All participating Sellers will automatically be registered for the MBEW 2023 conference sessions and networking sessions (1 pass per organisation)
Engage with MBEW 2023 Speakers

Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery as our distinguished speakers ignite your intellect, kindle your inspiration, and expand your visionary perspective. Delve into invaluable insights, diverse viewpoints, and the latest industry trends while forging connections and unlocking boundless opportunities.

SPONSORs

VENUE PARTNER
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is Malaysia’s award-winning premier purpose-built venue. The Centre’s, strategic location in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) integrated precinct combined with its flexible mind-set, innovative value-add solutions and customised offerings makes us the perfect Business Events Partner of choice.


Navigate to the Centre with the options below:
EVENT TECH PARTNER
STRATEGIC PARTNERS
in collaboration with
The Gallery Vault

Relishing the Vibrant Moments of MBEW

Photo Gallery

Connect With Us

MBEW Secretariat
Siti Zaharah Jamil
+603 8893 4512
BE Xchange Secretariat
Margaret Lu
+603 8893 4515
Sponsorship Secretariat
Tan Lay Teng
+603 8893 4528
Media Enquiries
Farah Annesa Jasmi
+603 8893 4521
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