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MyCEB: Malaysia Hosts UFI Expert Day 2022

UFI Expert Day 2022 line up of panellists, Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Khani Daud – CEO of MyCEB, Kai Hattendorf – CEO & Managing Director of UFI, Dato’ Vincent Lim – President of AFECA, Gerard Leeuwenburgh - Country General Manager Malaysia of Informa Markets and moderator Noor Ahmad Hamid – COO of MyCEB; Photo: MyCEB


As the nation welcomes more business events, Malaysia is progressing forward in the sector as the country was greeted by Mr. Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director of The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) to Kuala Lumpur in mid-December for the UFI Expert Day 2022 organised by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).

“Malaysia is on course to highlight its immense potential as a growing exhibition destination in the region. I believe that the hosting of UFI Expert Day is a great opportunity to highlight our cutting-edge facilities and demonstrates that Malaysia is more than ready to deliver significant contributions in the sector,” says Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Khani, CEO of MyCEB.

The initiative would enable the nation’s business events industry to obtain the latest update on exhibition industry growth and trends and act as a knowledge sharing platform for industry stakeholders to share their insights and ideas in uplifting Malaysia’s exhibition profile in the region.

In the wake of its business events industry's recovery, Malaysia’s government, associations and industry players are teaming up to support the needs and long-term goals of international organisers and planners. Following the country’s commitment to bring together members and exhibition industry professionals in person, Kai Hattendorf on behalf of UFI took the advantage to announce that Malaysia is chosen to be the host of the UFI Asia Pacific Conference 2023 on the 2nd and 3rd March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This visit from UFI is timely in boosting Malaysia’s business events industry and proves that the industry is ready to re-emerge stronger than before in the coming decade.

“Following our recent MoU with MyCEB to introduce the UCP qualification in Malaysia, it is amazing to see the dedication of both organisations to promote the growth of the exhibition industry. The UFI Expert Day states a strong commitment between MyCEB and UFI in connecting more exhibitors, attendees, stakeholders, and policymakers especially in the Asian region. We’re happy to announce as well that the 2023 UFI Asia-Pacific Conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 2 – 3 March 2023. Being a great location with so much growth potential, modern exhibition venues and well-developed supporting infrastructure, MyCEB is an ideal host for our first in-person conference in the region after the pandemic,” says Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director and CEO of UFI,” says Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director of UFI.

Around 50 local top corporate and exhibition industry experts comprising exhibition organisers, exhibition centres, government agencies, associations and service providers related to the exhibition industry attended the event and demonstrate the country’s growth potential to become the preferred exhibition destination in the region.

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