Photo of the day: MACEOS inks sustainability MoU at awards dinner

The Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (MACEOS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Yayasan Hijau Malaysia – an agency under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change – to drive sustainability forward in business events industry.

This signing took place at the Malaysia Business Events Awards and Gala Dinner last week.

From left: Yayasan Hijau Malaysia’s Nurul Muiz Murad; and MACEOS’ Teo holding up the signed agreement

The partnership will see the implementation of a series of sustainability awareness and training programmes for MACEOS members to equip them with the tools and knowledge needed to foster sustainability within the industry.

MACEOS’s president, Francis Teo, added: “To drive the agenda forward, we will align all our association’s activities around sustainability, and we expect our members to consciously implement sustainability efforts in all their business activities.”

MACEOS has also been on a journey with Jabatan Standards Malaysia to develop standards and regulate the industry. The standards were developed for three categories namely, (i) convention, exhibition centre and event space requirements; (ii) professional congress organiser requirements; and (iii) professional exhibition organiser requirements.

Teo said: “These standards will ensure quality benchmarks are in place to instil trust and confidence in our potential clients, enable us to strengthen Malaysia’s branding as a business events destination and allow us to expand into new markets globally.”

Teo went on to share about MACEOS’s upcoming signature event, BE in Sabah. Jointly organised by the MACEOS Sabah Chapter and Sabah International Convention Centre, the inaugural conference will be held from February 29 to March 1.

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