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Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) for SMIs/SMEs

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Thinking of organizing a corporate event or exhibition in Malaysia to showcase your company’s products? You’ll be spoilt for choice on the venue as Malaysia is a preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions & exhibitions (MICE), with its excellent infrastructure and facilities that are catered to meet the needs of corporate functions and other events. The country’s ample variety of sightseeing opportunities, cuisine, entertainment, along with a wide range of technical equipment and back-up services have made it one of the convention hotspots in the region.

Malaysia is also home to world-class convention facilities located within the five-star hotels and near luxury shopping districts. With a mix of large convention halls that can hold hundreds to small and medium-sized meeting rooms for smaller scale gatherings, the hotels in the country provide a perfect venue for many conventions. The five-star hotels also serve to provide luxurious accommodation for delegates, while the shopping districts and theme parks lend an added appeal for participants to unwind during pre and post conference periods. Beyond the hotels, Malaysia offers numerous purpose-built convention centres that can accommodate up to thousands of participants or exhibitors.

HOW MICE CAN HELP SMES
Malaysian SMEs are fortunate to be located in a convention hotspot. Participation in international as well as domestic meetings, conventions and exhibitions is a cost-effective and useful way to disseminate information on the SMI’s products to foreign buyers as well as to make local contacts. Because many major exhibitions are held here in Malaysia, SMEs do not need to incur high travelling costs to participate in them.

International and domestic exhibitions can serve as a good starting point for companies wanting to promote their products and services to the international market, as many foreign buyers come down to attend the events. At conferences and exhibitions, SMIs and SMEs can showcase their products or provide catalogues. Attending such conferences as a trade visitor is also useful as a way to identify possible trade opportunities, and to make contact with other participants.

TOURISM MALAYSIA’S SUPPORT
To ensure a smooth and successful event, Tourism Malaysia provides assistance to conference organisers and planners in the following areas:
  • Event promotion
  • Advice on suitable venues and hotels
  • Co-ordination of site inspection visits
  • Co-ordination of meetings with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and related Government agencies
  • Social programmes and pre/post-tour programmes for delegates and accompanying persons
  • Information on suppliers such as professional conference organisers, conference-handling agents, exhibition contractors, audio-visual companies, gifts and convention material suppliers
  • Complimentary convention templates for announcements and other purposes
  • Promotional materials about Malaysia for use such as brochures, DVDs and gift items

For more information, please contact:
Tourism Malaysia, Convention Division
Level 25, Menara Dato’ Onn
Putra World Trade Centre
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: 603-2615 5188
Website: www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my

MAJOR FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN MALAYSIA
For those who would like to organise or host conferences or events, there are many local MICE venues to choose from:

KUALA LUMPUR

MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)
A new addition to Malaysia’s MICE facilities, the MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) is located in Menara MATRADE, an architecturally acclaimed icon in Kuala Lumpur. The MECC comprises the Podium, Tower Block, Amphitheatre and Outdoor Exhibition Area, with 32,888 sq m of total exhibition space and is ideal for trade-centric events. Apart from its many spacious exhibition halls and numerous function/meeting rooms, MECC offers a 20,000 sq m outdoor area that is ideal for open-air or tented exhibitions.

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
Located on Jalan Tun Ismail, the PWTC has 35,000 sq m of exhibition space, one plenary hall, two multi-purpose halls, 17 meeting rooms, a press conference room and VIP suites. There are 4 exhibition halls; Tun Razak Halls 1, 2, 3 and 4, a large outdoor area for tented exhibitions as well as a foyer. The total floor area of the halls and foyer is 12,000 sq m.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is part of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is equipped with the latest in wireless, telecommunications and digital audio-visual facilities. The venue comprises, among others, a Plenary Hall with tiered seating for 3,000 people, a Plenary Theatre which seats 500 participants, four exhibition halls, a Grand Ballroom that accommodates 2,380 delegates theatre-style or 2,000 guests for a banquet, a Conference Hall, a Banquet Hall and an additional 20 meeting rooms. An added attraction is AQUARIA@KLCC, an international aquarium with 3,000 varieties of tropical fishes, which is located within the complex. This “bright new star” for conventions is certainly a welcomed addition to seal Malaysia’s position as a world-class convention and exhibition centre.

National Sports Complex
Located in Bukit Jalil, the National Stadium in the National Sports Complex covers 76,000 sq m and accommodates 100,000 seated spectators, and is ideal for holding exhibitions, concerts and corporate events.

Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
The Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, located right at the top floor of the Mid Valley Megamall, offers 48,000 sq ft of exhibition and conference space. The centre has direct access to Cititel Mid Valley, one of Malaysia’s most business friendly hotels. Mid Valley Megamall is one of Malaysia’s busiest and largest high-end shopping centres.

Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre
Located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district, Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre is an excellent spot for major conferences and banquets. The 10 function rooms and the pillar-less Manhattan Ballroom (1,746 sq m) can accommodate a total of 2,700 standing persons and up to 1,400 persons for round table sitting, Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre offers innovative solutions to your business or leisure needs.

Sime Darby Convention Centre
The newly opened Sime Darby Convention Centre is located in Bukit Kiara, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre but yet within easy reach. The grand ballroom, comprising a column-free area of 19,000 sq ft, is able to accommodate up to 2,600 guests. The ballroom may be divided into three smaller function rooms that can accommodate up to 800 guests each. Other facilities include six smaller function rooms, a business centre, a VIP lounge, an auditorium, a hospitality suite, a training centre and a surau (prayer room).  A Chinese restaurant, coffee house and basement car park complement the meeting facilities.

Malaysian International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC)
Located in The Mines Resort City, within 20 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur City. Offering 38,000 sq m of net usable space with a column-free area of 8,766 sq m of exhibition space, the MIECC can accommodate up to 10,000 persons theatre-style seating and 7,500 persons banquet seating.

Sunway Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Sunway Convention and Exhibition Centre, located in the Sunway Lagoon complex in Bandar Sunway, offers more than 5,600 sq m of exhibition space. The convention centre can accommodate up to 3,500 people for theatre style seating, 6,000 people for cocktail receptions, or up to 250 exhibition booths.

Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)
PICC is situated at the top of Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5, the Sports and Recreational Precinct. The gross floor area of the centre is approximately 135,000 sq m. The largest hall is the Plenary Hall which is 4,123 sq m and can seat 2,778 people. The Perdana Hall (3,739 sq m) can seat a maximum of 5,000 people, cocktail style and 2,060 people, banquet style. The Heads of State Hall is 518 sq m and can seat 179 Congress U-Shape style.

MELAKA

Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC)
The MITC in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, offers a 13,090 sq m exhibition hall that can accommodate up to 26,000 people standing, an auditorium complete with changing rooms for 296 people, six meeting rooms and a ballroom that can fit 1,100 people in theatre-style seating or 600 people in dinner seating.

PAHANG

Genting International Convention Centre (GICC)
Situated in the First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, Genting International Convention Centre covers an area of 300,000 sq ft. Its 120,000 sq ft hall can accommodate 6,000 delegates in an auditorium seating arrangement. Genting Highlands, which is 6,000 ft above sea level, is well known for its casino and theme parks.

PENANG

Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
PISA is located at Jalan Tun Dr. Awang in the suburbs of Georgetown. Inside the complex is The Arena, a column-free hall with a maximum usable floor area of 3,000 sq m and floor loading capacity of 7.5 kg/sq m.

LANGKAWI

Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre
Located next to Hotel Helang at Padang Matsirat Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre consists of a banquet hall of 2,450 sq m, an exhibition hall of 7,350 sq m, a lounge of 290 sq m, six VIP suites and six offices that can be used by the event organisers.

JOHOR

Persada Johor International Convention Centre (PJICC)
The newly opened PJICC is Johor’s first international convention centre and is located in Johor Bahru, the state capital. Its main convention hall (3,078 sq m) has a floor layout that can be easily converted into three smaller convention halls: Hall 301 (1,058 sq m) with a maximum capacity of 1,000 persons; Hall 302 (902 sq m) with a maximum capacity of 900 persons; and Hall 303 (903 sq m) with a maximum capacity of 900 persons. PJICC’s main exhibition hall (3,070 sq m), which has a maximum capacity of 2,500 persons, can be divided into two smaller exhibition halls. All capacities stated are in reception style but fully convertible to theatre, classroom and banquet arrangements.

FOUR-STAR AND FIVE-STAR HOTELS
World-class convention facilities and services can be found in five-star and many four-star hotels around the country that can accommodate up to hundreds of delegates, or provide small and medium size meeting rooms for smaller scale functions. Five and four-star hotels provide luxurious accommodation and are often located closed to the high-end shopping districts or sightseeing attractions.

CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE CONTACTS

MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)
Menara MATRADE, East Wing, Level 3
Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Off Jalan Duta
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-6203 7032
http://mecc.matrade.gov.my

Putra World Trade Centre
Jln Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: 603-4043 3999
www.pwtc.com.my

Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
Lot T 013A, Third Floor
Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: 603-2289 8688
www.midvalley.com.my

M.I.N.E.S Malaysia International Exhibition & Showroom
The MINES Resort City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603-8945 2055
http://miecc.mines.com.my/

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2333 2888
www.klccconventioncentre.com

Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre
1, Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2117 8000
www.timessquarekl.com/hotel.html

Sime Darby Convention Centre
1A, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2089 3688
www.simedarbyconvention.com

National Sports Complex
Perbadanan Stadium Merdeka
Level 1, National Stadium
National Sports Complex
57700 Sri Petaling, Bukit Jalil
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-8994 4660
www.ksn.com.my

Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603-7492 8000
www.sunway.com.my/hotel/

Putrajaya International Convention Centre
Precinct 5, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: 603-8887 6000
www.pcc.gov.my

Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC)
Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: 606-233 3336
www.mitc.org.my

Genting International Convention Centre (GICC)
First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2030 6993
http://mice.genting.com.my/

Penang International Sports Arena
Jln Tun Dr Awang, Relau, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-645 1934
www.penevents.com.my/pisa.htm

Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre
Hotel Helang Langkawi, Langkawi, Malaysia
Tel: 604-962 2020

Persada Johor International Convention Centre
Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim
P.O. Box 293
80730 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Tel: 607-219 8888
www.persadajohor.com

 

 For more information on Malaysia's MICE, visit our Malaysia Meeting Planner's website.

 
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Tel: +603 2034 2090
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Email: weiyin@myceb.com.my

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