MACEOS kicks-off the #SaveOurConventionCentres, #SaveBusinessEventsMalaysia campaign today with a motive to appeal the government bodies such as MKN, Ministry of Internal Security, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Health (MOH), and Ministry of Finance (MOF) to work with MACEOS on the SOP so that they can refine it and have an approved SOP for different levels of MCOs.
Additionally, to recognise that Business Events can accelerate the recovery of fellow SMEs.
MACEOS is confident to show that domestic Business Events can take place safely and successfully, which in return will instill confidence in returning Business Events travellers when borders re-open in 2021.
In 2019, Business Events generated RM9.2 billion economic contribution to Malaysia. At the peak level, Business Events hired 33,000 permanent staff and engages almost 60,000 part-timers. The majority of income is generated from events held in convention centers.
But sadly, since the beginning of MCO due to COVID-19, Business Events in Malaysia has not been allowed to take place except during the short RMCO period from July to 13 October 2020. This sets the entire event industry to take a back seat. The primary motive of initiating the campaign is to Save and restart the Convention Centres.
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