Malaysia’s Next Move Revealed to Associations

September 18, 2017

Malaysia’s Next Move Revealed to Associations

The Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially launched during the Malaysia Association neXt (MyNext) 2017 conference aiming to help association professionals by nurturing the members in enhancing growth, development and professionalism.

The MSAE is a strategic move in order to ensure association management is duly recognised and appreciated as a profession in Malaysia. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) encouraged and facilitated the establishment of the organisation, together with several renowned association leaders, Dato’ Dr. Zaliha Omar, President of Malaysian Society of Association Executive and Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram, President and Medical Director of National Cancer Society Malaysia are to name but a couple.

This year’s MyNext, which saw the presence of 124 local association experts and thought leaders, gave delegates the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest insights and best practices in the association management industry, as well as access to cutting-edge insights, exchange ideas, network, express thoughts and debate issues that impact the future growth sustainability of associations in Malaysia.

Picture: (Third from left) Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau; (Centre) Dato’ Dr. Zaliha Omar, President of Malaysian Society of Association Executive; and (Third from right) Datuk Dr. Raj Abdul Karim, President-Elect of Malaysian Society of Association Executive posing together with the MSAE committee members.

September 13, 2017

Tunnel Experts to See the Light in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia will host the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) from 15 to 21 May 2020 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, as was announced at the recent 43rd International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) general assembly in Norway.

Themed “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity” and supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the event is expected to draw more than 1,200 attendees from the global tunneling and underground construction industry.

WTC 2020 is set to be the largest engineering event of its kind in Malaysia by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and will serve as an exchange point for engineers and professionals to network over the latest trends and innovations in tunneling and underground construction industry.

September 4, 2017

Mathematicians Are Invited to Tokyo in 2023

Tokyo will host the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023) according to the decision made at the Board Meeting of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Valencia in May 2017.

Having been founded in Paris in 1984, the Congress is held every four years attracting more than 3,000 participants related to mathematics from all around the world. The Congress will be held for the first time at Waseda University in August 2023.

Japan’s long-standing contribution to the mathematical society and ICIAM, financial and in-kind support from Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and TCVB as well as “Team Japan” ‘s effort in preparing the proposal were all decisive factors in winning the bid.

September 1, 2017

Leading Eye Specialists to Gather in Melbourne

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has just secured the largest ever conference for the state.

Melbourne has indeed been chosen as the host city for the World Ophthalmology Congress® 2022 (WOC2022) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). This biennial congress will convene at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 25 – 28 February 2022 and is forecast to be the largest conference ever secured for Victoria, attracting over 14,000 delegates from across the globe and generating more than $85 million in economic contribution for Victoria.

Secured by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), with vital support from MCB, WOC2022 offers world-leading experts, healthcare specialists and practice managers in the field of ophthalmology the opportunity to meet in Melbourne to discuss new trends, products and developments in ophthalmology and eye health.

August 30, 2017

Coex Gets Ready for UIA Seoul World Architects Congress

At least 30,000 people are expected to descend on Seoul this September 3rd to 10th for the 26th UIA Congress.

Located at both Coex and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), the eight-day congress will bring professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the latest trends, best practices, and case studies.

Since its launch in 1948, the UIA World Architencts Congress has been held 25 times, with Seoul selected as the 26th destination under the theme “Soul of City”.

The 26th UIA Congress was organized closely with the Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects (FIKA), Seoul Metropolitan Government, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport of the Repulbic of Korea, and the Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy

“September is the best month of the year to visit Seoul and all participants will be able to explore Korean traditional and modern culture, breathtaking scenery, and enjoyable cuisine,” said Jong Ruhl Hahn, President of the Congress. “There are also many other reasons Seoul will be the most convenient in every way, such as extensive WiFi networks provided in every corner of the City, warmest and energetic Seoullites, and trouble-free ground transportation.”

August 28, 2017

Thailand and Chinese Associations Connect

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) recent Road Show in Beijing aimed to attract Chinese trade associations to Thailand received good response with the attendance of 35 Chinese association delegates looking for business opportunities and connection through conventions in Thailand and 9 media delegates. The event was honored by the presence of Mr. Piriya Kempol, Thai Ambassador to China who delivered welcome note to the Chinese delegates.

To boost the confidence of Chinese associations, Ms. Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon, Director of Conventions Department of TCEB, and the representative of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies highlighted and unveiled the 14th World Congress of Chinese Medicine. The congress is to be held in Bangkok during 20-24 October this year after the societies selected Bangkok to be the venue. Supported by Convene in Paradise marketing campaign of TCEB, the event is expected to attract over 700 delegates.

August 25, 2017

New Brand Campaign for Singapore

Over the last five decades, Singapore has built a strong reputation as a global business and tourism hub, recognised for its quality infrastructure, safety, stability, connectedness and accessibility. However, global competition to attract tourists and investments has intensified, and the media landscape has become more crowded and complex. Visitors have become more discerning in their travel choices, seeking to immerse themselves in cultures and build deeper connections with destinations, while international businesses want to create new solutions that make a difference.

The new unified brand, Passion Made Possible, unveiled by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) aims to communicate the country’s value proposition in addressing the needs of travellers and companies, and help Singapore stand out on the international stage.

The idea is also to capture the spirit of the nation in a way that builds affinity, affiliation and top-of-mind recall for choosing Singapore as a destination to visit and invest in. With the themes of ‘passion’ and ‘possibilities’ entrenched in Singapore’s history and imbued in the nation’s psyche, and told through stories of the people, Passion Made Possible is the embodiment of the country’s track record and tenacity to fulfil passions and continually create new possibilities.

A brand video is also available here.

August 24, 2017

The Malaysian Society of Association Executives is Born

On 31 July 2017, the Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially registered, in response to the need for a single body to regulate the profession of association executives in Malaysia. Its mission is to advance the stature and professionalism of associations in Malaysia through advocacy, education and advisory services.

Initiated by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, this new association of association executives follows the footsteps of organisations like the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives, the American Society of Association Executives or the European ones.

The idea is for Malaysian association executives to join so they can access cutting-edge insights, exchange ideas, network, express thoughts and debate issues that impact the future growth sustainability of the associations. To be recognized as the leading national society pursuing excellence in association  management is also MSAE’s vision.

MSAE is presided over byDato’ Dr. Zaliha Omar, of the Malaysian Association of Rehabilitation Physicians.

August 15, 2017

How Associations Can Raise their International Profiles

As the world’s information networks grow more saturated, associations can boost their national and international profiles and expand their world influence through aggressive membership drives and strategic public relations experts.

“The Sarawak Convention Bureau believes that strategic communications and public relations is a crucial growth force and a real return on investment for all types of national and international associations who are trying to expand their reach in the world, grow their membership, or achieve a wider audience for their products,” said Amelia Roziman, Chief Operating Officer of SCB. “Public relations firms specialize in mindful strategic planning, media management tools and extensive networks for the benefit of associations everywhere.”

To walk the talk, Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) recently named Intelectasia – an award-winning public relations firm who has represented numerous organizations across various sector – as another tribal ally for its latest and boldest marketing endeavor, the Redefining Global Tribes campaign.

“Integrated PR strategies can raise the visibility of not just associations and conference organisers, but also the destinations that such associations choose to hold their Business Events, which ultimately grows membership and participation,” said Manminder Kaur Dhillon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intelectasia. When associations choose Sarawak as their congress destination, they can benefit from Intelectasia’s expertise in all kinds of PR areas.