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September 20, 2013 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Rawr2Business events players and business visitors are set to benefit from the rAWr Awards ceremony which took place today.

Organised by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), the rAWr Awards which stands for Recognising Award Winning Results aims to recognise excellence, leadership, professional standards, innovation and best practices within the industry. The ceremony held at the world class Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre was also attended by the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz.

rAWr or “ROAR” is associated with the growing voice and recognition of the business events sector amongst the private and public sector as a key contributor the Malaysian economy. The award ceremony consists of 20 categories including the Best International Conference Award, Best Trade Exhibition, Best Incentive Programme, Best Environmental Initiative Award and Best Event as the four main categories. Covering the four main components of meetings and incentives, conventions and exhibitions, winners include Console Communications Sdn Bhd, C.I.S. Network Sdn Bhd and Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd, Pacific World Kuala Lumpur, Radius Exhibits & Interiors Sdn Bhd and X2 International Imagix Experts. The main award of the night, which is the Minister’s Award was won by Y.B. Dato’ Seri Dr. Muhammad Leo Michael Toyad, Chairman, Sarawak Convention Bureau for his outstanding performance and contribution to the industry.

Rawr1In his speech, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri said, “Our success as a global business events destination will be determined by how we constantly innovate to improve our product offering.

For this reason, I applaud the rAWr Awards initiated by MyCEB and MACEOS. Initiatives such as this are to be encouraged and promoted if Malaysia is to lift its stature and competitiveness in a According to Zulkefli Hj Sharif, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB, “These wins are set to create a benchmark for business events players to consistently provide the best services and products to meeting and event organizers as well as attendees choosing Malaysia as their business events destination. MyCEB believe that apart from promoting the country internationally, it is also important for us to recognise and honour local industry players. These are the people who are creating an impact to attract our global markets.”

Zulkefli also commented, “Event planners can expect high quality services from our winners as our judging is based on criteria such as industry best practices, level of clients’ satisfaction as well as overall contribution to the industry. Whether it is a small or large business enterprise, we measure the ability and evidence of a proven track record.”

Jonathan Kan, President of MACEOS commented, “It has always been MACEOS’ objective to promote and encourage growth of the convention and exhibition industry in Malaysia. The rAWr Awards truly advocates this and it is a pleasure for us to work with MyCEB in launching the first business events awards for the country.”

He continued, “We trust that through the rAWr Awards, winners will have the opportunity to leverage from their industry recognition in their own sales and marketing efforts. Business events visitors will also have the confidence in the developments of Malaysia. As a result, we hope that the business events industry will flourish.”

This year, 85 entries were submitted by industry players. Both MyCEB and MACEOS is also looking forward towards organising the next rAWr Awards in 2014.

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