At the MACEOS 32nd Anniversary Gala Dinner & Industry Recognition Award 2022, the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Khani Daud, was honoured to receive the “Business Events Personality” award.

An event organised by ‘Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers (MACEOS) at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Friday night, the award is to support the efforts and achievements of members and patrons who demonstrated an approach that positively impacts the country and transforms the business events landscape towards recovery during the pandemic in the past years.

Honouring the most outstanding leaders and innovators whose initiatives have brought tangible business gains for the recovery of the business events industry, Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Khani’s inclusion among this year’s group of award winners is a testament to MyCEB’s support for advocacy of the development of business events in the country.

Speaking of the recognition received, Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Khani Daud says, “I am most humbled on the acknowledgement by the industry which plays an important role for the recovery of business events industry. It is my sincerest hope that we continue to work hand in hand in crafting new strategic ways for the betterment of the industry. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my pillar of strength at MyCEB. We have achieved so much together through the years, and it would not have been possible without the support, dedication, strength and passion. I am also grateful to MOTAC and business events partners for their continuous support. The award is an inspiration not just for me alone but also for us together to continue to achieve better in time to come.”

Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Khani Daud is a highly regarded and well-respected ­figure who is at the forefront of the international business events and tourism industry. Throughout the past years of his career, he has been the driving force behind many projects, both local and international. During the pandemic, Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Khani and his team at MyCEB took initiative to support the business events stakeholders by launching the Meet in Malaysia campaign, aim to provide support to industry players to revive the business events activities.

His credibility in leading the Malaysia’s business events industry is proven by taking the step to establish the Malaysia Business Events Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during COVID-19 with collaborative effort of Malaysia Business Events Stakeholders.

He was also the mastermind behind the Restart and Responsible initiative to speed up the recovery of the business events post pandemic and the development of the MySafe Business Events Planner together with Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) to assist and guide international business events travellers and organisers through the safety measures as well as to rebuild public confidence in our business events industry.

 Let’s BE Greater, Together.