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Who We Are

~ The Only Trade Association Representing Business Events Industry in Malaysia ~

MACEOS Background

Back in 1990 when Business Tourism was barely recognised by many, the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) was incepted with the objective of developing and raising the standards of the Business Events (BE) industry nationwide. With nearly three decades of upholding the industry, MACEOS has evolved over the years but continues to play its strong role in strategically reforming BE.


The Association is the mandated representatives of its members who hail from various business establishments including professional exhibition and conference organisers, venue providers, destination management and event management companies to other affiliated members include stand contractors, AV, logistics, airlines, travel & tours and more.


MACEOS initiates constructive growth through various activities that focuses on industry development, business facilitation and building human capital for the future. Positioning itself as the “Voice” of the industry, MACEOS will be driving efforts to represent BE players holistically by promoting Innovation, Development, Advocacy and Education.

Associate Member of

The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) was officially registered with the Singapore Registry of Societies on 25 January 2005. Prior to its registration, an assembly meeting was in Singapore on 21 September 2004. The assembly was attended by associations’ representatives from China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.


For more information about AFECA, please visit:

Associate Member Of

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) is the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organisers and fairground owners, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.


For more information about UFI, please visit:


Established by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, MyCEB’s role is to further promote and position Malaysia internationally as the preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibition including major events. We are here to assist local and international meeting and event planners bid for, secure and stage their international events successfully in Malaysia.


For more information about MyCEB, please visit:

Strategic Partner

Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and EventsTM is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 9,500 individuals in over 50 countries who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.


For more information about IAEE, please visit:


Working together with MyCEB with the objective of improving and recognising the professionalism and their contributions to the industry, the biennial rAWr (Recognising Award Winning Results) Awards was created where Winners and Finalists receive due recognition during the gala dinner.


Over the last two years under the able stewardship of Dato’ Vincent Lim and the new Executive Committee members, MACEOS has initiated a number of activities such as:

  • Production of our own BE magazine.
  • Endorsed as a training provider by the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF).
  • Set up our new office at Menara MATRADE with a permanent staff.
  • Familiarisation trips to Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in order to help foster growth in other areas of the country outside Kuala Lumpur.
  • Conducted Professional Conference Management (PCM) and Professional Exhibition Management (PEM) courses by our accredited trainers.
  • Organised the inaugural AEC+ EXPO 2015 initiated by AFECA which consisted of exhibition, B2B match making meetings, Forum and the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge.


MACEOS will continue to champion the MICE or Business Events industry in Malaysia and its Executive Council members with its permanent secretariat will seek to build on the excellent platform established in recent years to take the industry to the next level as we look to compete even more effectively with other countries in the region for a bigger piece of the lucrative MICE or Business Events market – especially with the creation of the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) in 2015.

MACEOS Objectives

The objectives of MACEOS as outlined in the constitution are:

To promote and encourage an orderly growth of the convention and exhibition industry in Malaysia

To encourage and maintain high ethical standard of business conduct and professionalism generally by those directly or indirectly so engaged in convention and exhibition organizing and supplies

To promote and encourage fair and equitable trading, conduct and conditions within the convention and exhibition organizing and supplying industry and cooperation of members in all matters of mutual interest

To represent the industry generally in relation to or dealing with any governmental or quasi-governmental bodies or associations, federation or agency, press or other media of communication and others having dealing with or interest in the convention and exhibition industry

To provide information and professional advice to members and other free of cost or on such terms as may be thought fit regarding matters relating to conduct and rights and obligation of all kinds

To collect information and statistics on subjects of the industry which are likely to prove useful to members of the Association in the conduct of affairs and to develop within the industry means of technical education

MACEOS Secretariats

Ms. Chin Jin Yi, G’ny

Deputy General Manager

Email: gny(at)maceos(dot)org(dot)my

Ms. Tan Jia Chee, Holiday

Project Executive

Email: jiachee(at)maceos(dot)org(dot)my