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Thursday, September 28, 2023

MITEC wins World Travel Awards Asia’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2023

Mala Dorasamy, CEO of MITEC and Winnee Lim, General Manager, Business  Development receiving the World Travel Awards trophy at Ho Chi Minh, VietnamMalaysia International Trade and  Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has been crowned as Asia’s Leading Meetings and Conference  Centre 2023 by the World Travel Awards in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam! With 52,000  sqm of exhibition and convention space, MITEC is the largest multipurpose venue for meetings, conferences, exhibitions and lifestyle events in Malaysia, which has proudly  become Asia’s Leading Meeting and Conference Centre in 2023.

The Chief Executive Officer, Mala Dorasamy, who has also recently won Masterclass Woman  CEO of the Year 2022, said “It is an honour to win the award, the hard work and dedication of my team of MITECians (staff), the support of our Board, stakeholders, clients and suppliers pays off!” She also added “Despite the unpredictable business operations landscape of 2021,  the centre emphasised its unwavering commitment to business sustainability. This involved  activities such as re-skilling and upskilling our team members, operational innovation, driving  digital transformation, and optimising both our business model and revenue streams.”

The centre’s track record proves the venue’s ability to deliver world class service, amazing  culinary experiences and an outstanding customer journey. Few of the many highlighted events this year include, the 52nd Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA)  Fair with over 180,000 visitors that generated more than RM 300 million total sales turnover,  the Absolut Festival x Festival Gaya Raya 2023, 66 hours non-stop that successfully  generated RM 12.76 million in sales and had a phenomenal turnover of more than 1.65 million  visitors recorded. Recent events also include, the Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) with over 91,000 visitors in attendance.

It has been a remarkable year of achievements for MITEC this year, where the venue won  over six awards including Malaysia’s Best Tourism Destination, the HAPA Resilience  Award 2023, Malaysia’s Best Hospitality & Tourism Personality for Positive Impact  Leadership and HAPA Best 30 Chef’s for Master of Banquet, Chef of the Year at HAPA  Awards Malaysia Series 2023-2024, Masterclass Women CEO of the Year 2022 and now the  Asia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre 2023 by World Travel Awards.

PGSB Sdn Bhd Board Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Rahman, added that “MITEC’s ability to  overcome challenges and, most importantly, the strong dedication and enthusiasm of its team are the backbone of the centre. MITEC’s unwavering commitment to recognising and nurturing  talent and competency among its employees pushed it to become Malaysia’s leading venue.” He added “These awards are a testament to their dedication, passion, and commitment to the  centre.”

(MITEC’s top management: Back row from the left – Intan Shukor, Muhammad Ari, Vijayashalani, Cemone Chua, Noor Faizah, Aini Marlina. Front row from the left Chiew Chee Mun, Ahmad Suhaimi, Mala Dorasamy, Winnee Lim & Mohan Vasanthathevan)

MITEC expresses its sincere gratitude to the World Travel Awards for acknowledging the  tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of the hospitality and tourism industry. The centre  is proud and honoured to have been recognised, and pledges to continue its pursuit of  excellence and setting a standard in the MICE industry.

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