August Headlines Published on 30/08/2023

Headlines by MACEOS



Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is a national trade promotion agency under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) that is mandated to assist Malaysian companies to establish their presence in foreign markets with various promotional events, including participation in trade missions.

MATRADE employs a range of initiatives, and amidst them, trade exhibitions are a pertinent instrument driving its goals. 

We at this publication would like to introduce you to a fascinating topic that would pique your interest. In the interview column, you will learn more about MATRADE's incredible offers and an exclusive interview with MATRADE CEO, who shares his views on the future exhibition trends that would define the export industry. So, read on to get the full scoop and stay informed about the latest in Malaysia's export economy!

YBhg. Datuk Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz 
Chief Executive Officer, MATRADE



12-15 SEPTEMBER 2023

MIHAS is the world’s largest showcase dedicated to the Halal industry. Hosted by the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI) and organised by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), MIHAS 2023 will be held from 12 to 15 September at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This year's theme is Paving the Way of Halal and the opening ceremony on 12 September 2023 will be officiated by The Honourable Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

This year’s MIHAS will showcase more than 1,500 booths with representation from 40 countries, covering various sectors such as food & beverages; cosmetics & personal care; modest fashion & lifestyle; travel & logistics; as well as Islamic finance among others. In addition, MATRADE will host more than 500 international buyers (physical and virtual) at MIHAS 2023 to meet high quality and reliable Malaysian companies during the International Sourcing Programme (INSP) — a special program to connect Malaysian exporters with foreign buyers. Registration for the virtual INSP MIHAS is open until 15 November at




MACEOS is proud to be a pledge signatory of the global campaign for Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), which aims to achieve net zero carbon by 2050 at the latest, with an interim target in line with the Paris Agreement’s requirement to reduce global GHG emissions by 50% by 2030. 

We are committed to promoting ethical and responsible sustainability initiatives within Malaysia's Business Events community. Our objectives are to ensure the long-term business viability and resilience of our industry: -

  1. To jointly communicate our industry’s commitment to tackling climate change and driving towards net zero by 2050, advocating sustainability initiatives among stakeholders to adopt more responsible business practices and pathing ways for members to navigate complex sustainability issues and better prepare for future regulatory changes.
  2. To collaborate with industry stakeholders to ensure alignment and common approaches driving changes, rethink how events are planned, designed, and delivered across the value chain by leveraging their strength and combined influence that meet their business needs, and stay ahead of evolving clients’ expectations and regulatory requirements.
  3. To foster peer-to-peer learning among the community to drive business growth, identify market trends, develop innovative ideas and services, and tap into new market segments to attract environmentally conscious customers.

Join us in supporting the Net Zero Carbon Event initiative! Sign the NZCE pledge today:



Introducing the Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE) initiative - your guide to sustainability in the events industry

NZCE dedicated workstreams have been hard at work developing guidance documents on decarbonisation, set to be released in December 2023. But we understand the urgency of addressing carbon emissions now. That's why we've put together a preliminary resource called "Best Practices for Decarbonisation Pathways" to give you actionable insights and strategies you can start implementing today. Discover the current decarbonisation actions identified by each workstream in this valuable document, giving you a head start on your decarbonisation journey. But don't worry - we'll continue updating it as we progress.

Join us in our collective endeavour to achieve net zero carbon events. Your support and contributions mean the world to us. Click to view



Organised/Managed by MACEOS Member(s) / Supported by MACEOS 

Penang Signature Gold, Gems & Jewellery Fair (PSG)   Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) 2023
18-20 August, Setia SPICE Convention Centre   21-25 August, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Taiwan Expo   Modern Living Home Expo
24-26 August, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre   25-27 August, PERSADA Johor
Star Education Fair 2023   MegaHome
26-27 August, Pavilion Bukit Jalil Exhibition Centre   31 August - 3 September, MITC Melaka
Home Love Home & Living Expo   Tastefully Food Expo
1-3 September, Setia SPICE Convention Centre Penang   1-3 September, Setia SPICE Arena Penang
MATTA Fair   Poultry Asia 2023
18-20 August, Setia SPICE Convention Centre   6-8 September, Setia City Convention Centre
Malaysia Engineering Exhibition and Conference   MyHOME
6-9 September, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre   8-10 September, Starling Event Hall
Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS)   Oil & Gas Asia (OGA)
12-15 September, MITEC   13-15 September, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM)   Malaysia International Agriculture Technology
19-22 September, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre   21-23 September, Setia City Convention Centre
Beautyexpo & Cosmobeauté Malaysia   Modern Living Home Expo
27-30 September, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre   15-17 September, Butterworth Arena Penang



26 AUGUST 2023

Preserve and Conserve Kuala Selangor's Natural Beauty

Join us at the MyCSR x Tourism Selangor, a collaborative project between Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Tourism Selangor, in conjunction with the Malaysia Business Events Week 2023 (MBEW 2023) on 26 August 2023 at Taman Alam, Kuala Selangor. 

Specifically, we kindly request the generous contribution of used materials in good condition from MACEOS members. Donations such as paint, painting equipment, carpets, plywood, and other suitable items will greatly support our conservation efforts.

On the event day, MACEOS members and their colleagues are welcome to engage in hands-on activities, including painting and mangrove tree planting.

Date: Saturday, 26 August 2023
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Taman Alam, Kuala Selangor
Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor


Your participation is highly appreciated to make this program successful - register at the link before or at the latest on Friday, 18 August 2023. 

Together, we will breathe new life into this cherished area.

Contact MyCEB for used materials contribution and registration:

  • Mr. Mazlan Kamaruddin ( at 03-88934545 
  • Ms. Amira Diyana ( at 03-88934544



We have got something special in the works and can't wait to share it with you. 
Stay tuned for all the juicy details as we put the finishing touches on it. Be sure to keep an eye out for updates on our social media platform. Trust us, you won't want to miss this!



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