The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) will temporarily halt its operations from December to minimise operating losses due to Covid-19.
MITEC’s CEO, Gunther Beissel, said in a press statement that the decision to temporarily cease operations was not made lightly.
He shared: “We did everything in our power to support a safe and sustainable reopening of our venue after the MCO was lifted in July 2020, from implementing robust health and safety measures at our venue to joining our industry in making a collective commitment to the Business Events safety protocols for organising events.”
The venue has implemented a transition strategy which includes the retrenchment of 90 employees. To ensure its sustainability, MITEC will be retaining a core team of nine employees, said Beissel.
MITEC is also assessing its staffing needs based on future bookings and the local business environment, while continuing to monitor the situation.