Malaysia hopeful for return of international delegates

Kuala Lumpur International Airport waiting on the reopening of Malaysia's borders.

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) have secured a total of 81 business events for 2022, which are expected to attract around 113,700 delegates to Malaysia.

The news comes with Malaysia’s borders expected reopen to international visitors in the near future.

“Allowing international delegates to attend these activities will certainly benefit not only the organisers but also the industry and the nation,” said MyCEB CEO Abdul Khani.

“The government’s earlier initiatives such as the Langkawi International Tourism Travel Bubble and the Singapore-Malaysia Vaccinated Travel Lane has proven that the country can move towards careful reopening.”

This month Malaysia will host the World Congress of Nephrology in a hybrid format. The event usually attracts around 5,000 delegates but the current border restrictions impacted the number of international delegates who could attend.

“When business events are allowed to operate at the end of last year, we saw that the industry has kickstart with various events nationwide,” said Khani.

“We believe this is time for us to move forward and welcome the international delegates.”