Business Events Resume in Malaysia – Country Reopens its MICE Industry

Press Room > 2020

Decision has been made by the Malaysian Government to reopen the business events sector in the country – allowing the industry to host domestic events with up to 250 participants effective immediately – under comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures.

According to a statement from the Business Events Council Malaysia: the announcement demonstrates the recognition and importance of the business events industry in contributing to economic recovery of the country. It also affirms the government’s confidence that the sector can operate safely, and provide a controlled, regulated and secure environment for the commencement of events.

“Our industry understands that it is crucial in this new environment to deliver assurance and trust through the delivery of safe, hygienic, secure and controlled business events, and that is why, the industry as a whole, worked very hard to develop the comprehensive SOPs, in line with directives stipulated by the Malaysian Government and guidelines and standards outlined by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to deliver safe, hygienic and healthy environments for all. It was great to witness how everyone came together to develop the various SOPs. This process has truly strengthened the voice of our industry and we recognise and thank all partners and stakeholders for their active involvement,” said the chairman of Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM).

While the chief executive officer of MyCEB, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani bin Daud mentioned that is has been  heartening to see how the entire industry supply chain in the country, has come together and worked in solidarity to proactively engage with the government to establish detailed standard operating procedures to enable the business events sector to reopened.