Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers welcomes new president


The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has announced its latest executive committee lineup at its annual general meeting.

Dr M Gandhi, chairman of Bumiati Holding, has taken over the MACEOS leadership from outgoing president Francis Teo for the next two years.

“Thanks to the wonderful engagement and cooperation from everyone, the past two terms that I helmed MACEOS, have been highly rewarding,” said Teo.

“I am proud of our members for pulling through what remains till this day one of the toughest periods in business events, the Covid-19 pandemic. But I’m glad to say that we lived through it, survived it, and are thriving today.”

Gandhi said he intended to build upon the successes under Teo’s tenure, which included the launch of the MACEOS Strategic Roadmap 2022-2030, the roll out of the SafeBE certification programme during the pandemic and the launch of the inaugural Business Events Forum in Sabah.

“My focus will be on expanding market opportunities for the benefit of all stakeholders, through collaborative efforts with the Government and other industry associations,” Gandhi said.

“With Malaysia set to chair ASEAN in 2025, it is the perfect time for our association to actively engage in fostering collaboration with fellow ASEAN nations, driving social, economic, and trade cooperation forward with business events.”