MBEW 2023: Uniting Southeast Asia for Business Growth and Innovation

Tuesday, 08.08.2023

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is all set to host the Malaysia Business Events Week 2023 (MBEW 2023) from August 21-26 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

With its theme “Riding the Waves”, MBEW 2023 aims to foster regional collaboration in business events for positive socio-economic impacts in Southeast Asia. Photo: Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is gearing up to host its annual event, the Malaysia Business Events Week 2023 (MBEW 2023), for the eighth consecutive year. Set to take place from August 21 to August 26, the event will unfold at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Under the theme “Riding the Waves”, MBEW 2023 has been thoughtfully conceptualized to foster a sense of regional unity and collaboration. The event is set to showcase business events as not just mere gatherings, but as catalysts that initiate a cascade of positive impacts on the sustainable socio-economic growth of Southeast Asia.

The official inauguration of MBEW 2023 will be carried out by YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC). The event is said to draw participation from a diverse spectrum of industry stakeholders, with an estimated attendance of around 400 individuals. These attendees will represent various sectors, including association management companies, professional congress and exhibition organizers, and event management firms, among others. The event will also feature a lineup of panel speakers consisting of both local and international experts.

Mr. Zain Azrai Rashid, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB: “This flagship event stands as a testament to our nation’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and collaboration in the world of business events. This year, we are proud to go big and bold for the industry as we introduce our line-up of programmes which will certainly provide industry players with fresh ideas and perspectives to further enhance their businesses.” 

The event is structured to offer an array of activities, ranging from topic discussions and interactive workshops to comprehensive training sessions and forums. Among the key highlights is the unveiling of MyCEB’s latest support program, designed to attract more international business events to Malaysia.

Furthermore, MyCEB will introduce the BE Exchange (Business-to-Business) session, dedicated to discussing the International Journal of Business Events and Legacies, as well as the Business Events National Challenge 2023, designed to nurture future industry leaders. Beyond business, MBEW is actively giving back to the community through MyCSR initiatives for a tree planting activity and blood donation drive.

To know more and be part of MBEW 2023, visit myceb.com.my/mbew.

“My heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed partners who have been instrumental in making MBEW 2023 a resounding success. A special thank you goes out to Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Malaysia Society of Association Executives (MSAE), Evenesis, Tourism Selangor, Business Events Sarawak, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), National Blood Centre and more. I cherish our collaborative partnerships and look forward to continued success together in shaping the future of the business events industry. Furthermore, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), the Ministry of Finance (MOF), and the Ministry of Economy (MOE) for their unwavering support and commitment in ensuring the seamless execution of MBEW 2023. We are grateful for the trust you have placed in us and the confidence you have shown in our ability to organise such a significant occasion. Your support has been instrumental in strengthening Malaysia’s position as a premier hub for business events in the global arena,” Mr. Zain Azrai Rashid concluded.