Malaysia launched inaugural Business Events Awards

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Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), announced the launch of Malaysia’s inaugural business events awards named the RAWR Awards 2013 which will take place this September.
rawr-awardsThis collaboration between MyCEB and MACEOS as joint organisers aim to recognise excellence, leadership, professional standards, innovation and best practices within the industry. It is also to further establish Malaysia as Asia’s premiere business events destination in line with the country’s mission under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

In a call to action to the Malaysian business events industry players, MyCEB and MACEOS strongly encourage the participation of the fraternity to submit nominations for all the 27 categories that will be awarded. The categories include Best International Conference Award, Best Trade Exhibition, Best Incentive Programme, Best Environmental Initiative Award and Best Event which covers the four main components of the business events industry namely meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Nominations submitted are being accepted starting from today until 31 July, 2013.

Speaking at the press conference, Ms. Ho Yoke Ping, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, MyCEB, explained, “It is our aim to honour the industry’s most groundbreaking work, judged by the industry’s most elite talents from around the region. As this effort reflects, the idea is to give due recognition of industry professionalism and best business practices. Award winners and finalists will have the opportunity to leverage from their industry recognition in their own sales and marketing efforts and through ongoing public relations and marketing activities by MyCEB and MACEOS. We perceive the organization of the RAWR Awards as timely and as organisers, MyCEB and MACEOS are delighted to present this as another milestone in the country’s thriving business events industry.”

Also present at the press conference is Mr. Jonathan Kan, President of MACEOS who stated, “The awards are called the RAWR Awards which is symbolic for Recognising Award Winning Results within the business events industry. RAWR or “ROAR” is also 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. MACEOS is privileged to be involved in this initiative together with MyCEB which would benefit not just the industry but the country as a whole”.

The awards are open to business event products and suppliers that are members of either MyCEB and/or MACEOS as well as event owners such as national associations or corporations that may not be members of either organisations. Applicants must be Malaysian registered companies operating in the country and apply to events and/or business activities that took place between 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012. The initial sponsors for the RAWR Awards 2013 include Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Radius and Hot Shoes.

For more information on the RAWR Awards 2013 visit

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