I wish to express my deepest gratitude for the trust that has been placed upon me to continue serving as MACEOS President for the third term from 2018-2020. It is a responsibility that I embrace with honour, because it gives me tremendous joy in playing a role in supporting the growth and development of our thriving, and beloved industry.
I offer my heartiest congratulations to the newly elected committee as well and I look forward to working with all of you for the coming term. Together, we can each play a part in elevating, expanding and evolving this industry that holds so much more promise that what we have already seen.
The past four years have brought many achievements that cannot be realised without the commitment and team effort of every member serving on the MACEOS Committee. It is with their continuous efforts and contributions that MACEOS is what it is today.
As such, I greatly value the honour to continuing serving and leading this association in ensuring that the values of MACEOS will guide us and our shared objectives are met.
Our mission remains as focused as ever, which is for MACEOS to be an effective voice and champion for the Business Events industry in Malaysia. We also strive to reach out to regional level BE affiliations and partners. And some of the line ups and programmes include:
Building Working Relations and Widen the BE Awareness to Industry Players:
- To work closely and strengthen our working relation with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC), Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and other relevant federal and state level governmental departments for more support and understanding towards the BE industry which is one of the nation’s important economy contributor
- To explore opportunities and network with affiliated local and international trade associations
- To strengthen the collaboration and build rapport with other industry players in South East Asia countries
- Chairpersons have been appointed for the Northern, Southern and East Malaysia to spear head membership drive
On behalf of the newly elected board, I am pleased to share the aims of MACEOS, focusing on the followings:
MACEOS will continue the good work and efforts to improve and stage our flagship event – BE Forum which will take place on 10 October 2018 on a much larger scale. We will be working with a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) with the sole intent of securing more support and help market this forum on a regional scale among targeted audiences – both event professionals and academic bodies. We will craft efforts and work with MOTAC, Bureaus, regional associated partners and industry partners.
The next activity hub concerns professional development – MACEOS understand the needs of a programme content which is more relevant to the local market. With the effort of a group of passionate individuals in the industry, we have developed the Exhibition Management Programme (EMP) which kick-started early July in Kuala Lumpur, while the Conference Management Programme (CMP) and the Total Event Management (TEM), are targeted to be launched in Q3 of 2018. All MACEOS courses are HRDF claimable.
The next effort will see MACEOS engaging in a nationwide recruitment drive. MACEOS’s membership has grown close to 140 this year. The recruitment drive will reach out to various segments of the industry including DMCs, and service providers. At the same time, the executive committee members is committed to deliver better values and benefits to all members.
These are some of the important events that benefit not only MACEOS members alone but others in the affiliated BE industry too. We shall endeavour to deliver useful and relevant programmes to continue to spur the BE industry and its players to greater heights.
I look forward to an exciting term ahead that will be filled with success for every member of MACEOS. We must strive to continue growing as individuals, as companies, and as an association.
As the saying goes, “if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Let us all embark on this journey to go higher and further than we have ever been.