In a press release issued by the corporate communications department of the venue stated that; the recommence of the business events sector in the country bodes well, for the small medium enterprises and Malaysian businesses in general. In 2019 the business events sector alone recorded RM9.2 billion in revenue of the national economy.
The acting chief executive officer of MITEC, Ms. Mala Dorasamy welcomed the re-opening of business events and the venue look forward to the return of all conferences and exhibitions. MITEC she mentioned has, contributed in strengthening small and medium enterprises in the country – significantly contributed to job creation with more than 841,000 gig worker labour hours – as well as jobs for over 100,000 people since the inception of centre.
According to the acting chief executive officer, collaboration is key to the recovery of business and MITEC, has worked with the country’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to convert the venue, as a mega vaccination centre handling over 12,000 people for vaccination a day.
At the same time, MITEC successfully collaborated with the international trade industry to operate as an industrial vaccination centre under a public-private partnership.
It has also partnered with the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau for the ‘Lets Meet tomorrow’ and ‘Let’s Meet Locally’ campaigns. Both campaigns are aimed at stimulating the domestic business events industry and to encourage new domestic events in Malaysia.
On the road to recovery, Malaysia has now permitted domestic travel to revive travel and tourism within the country. It is expected that the country will reinstate overseas travel by end of the year.