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.