Global civil society activity in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions: Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia, and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital, the country's largest city, and the seat of the legislative branch of the federal government. The nearby planned capital of Putrajaya is the administrative capital, which represents the seat of both the executive branch and the judicial branch of the federal government. With a population of over 32 million, Malaysia is the world's 45th-most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to numerous endemic species.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Malaysia is ranked #31 over a 20 year period,
with 2271 meetings since 2001.


Malaysia is ranked #28 in 2021, with 45 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd


The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is located at the heart of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Designed as a “city within a city”, this 40-hectare (100-acre) site offers a stimulating environment within which one may work live, shop, visit and enjoy life.

The Centre was conceptually designed by Neuroformation Architects Malaysia and the Cox Group of Architects and Planners from Australia. Subsequent to Sunway Construction being awarded the Design and Build Contract, Akitek jururancang (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was engaged as their Design and Build Architect and given the challenging task to develop, enhance and bring these conceptual designs to life and fruition. The Centre is purpose-built for international, regional and local conventions, trade shows, public exhibitions, entertainment as well as weddings and private functions.

The facilities are supported by some of the most advanced technologies available. Data networking, structured cabling, wireless LAN, 3G telecommunication and digital audiovisual facilities allow delegates to access information on demand and stay connected with their home base. All spaces, whether for meetings or exhibits, are column-free and have moveable soundproof panels which afford flexible space for all types of events.

It's not just the hi-tech facilities that are setting a new benchmark for convention service in Malaysia, the in-house dedicated team of technical staff is always at hand to help make the most of the technology. In addition, the Chef and catering team ensure exceptional banquets featuring the best of local and international cuisine. Spectacular views of KLCC Park complete the sense of occasion at this prestigious venue.

Local UIA Partner

Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau


Established by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, MyCEB's role is to further promote and position Malaysia internationally as the preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibition including major events. We are here to assist local and international meeting and event planners bid for, secure and stage their international events successfully in Malaysia.

MyCEB provides a range of complimentary support services for associations, corporations and event organisers:

Business Event Services

  • Facilitating bids for regional and international conventions, incentives and corporate meetings.
  • Advising and assisting meeting and event planners on availability of local products and services.
  • Assisting business event owners with the selection and appointment of professional meeting and event management companies.
  • Providing government liaison and contacts.
  • Assisting with site inspections.
  • Event promotion advice and assistance.
  • Providing promotional materials.
  • On-site event support programme including cultural shows, city tours and welcome kits for qualified groups.
International Event Services
  • Facilitate bids for regional and international sports, arts, culture and lifestyle events.
  • Assist with international marketing and packaging of selected home grown and home hosted events (subject to assessment criteria).
  • Liaison with Government ministries to address issues impeding development of international events.

Local UIA Partner

Business Events Sarawak - BESarawak


There are new worlds to be discovered in Sarawak, whether you’re organising a big international convention or hosting a dedicated workshop for a niche of professionals.


Convention bidding: We are committed to provide full support when bidding takes place for an event in Sarawak. BESarawak and our bidding partners will manage the bidding process from start to finish, including strategy development, liaison and communications.

Developing new meeting: We provide professional advice, support and seed funding for non-profit organisations who wish to spearhead new conventions on topics of interest. To qualify for financial support, non-profit organisations must market the inaugural event beyond Sarawak and attract international delegates.

Delegates boosting: BESarawak is fully aware of the commitment needed to pull off a successful convention. That is why we are here to help. After all, the honour of winning a convention bid is good for the planner, for the organisation and for Sarawak. The success of conventions significantly lies in the number of delegates. So allow us to assist you in marketing and promoting your event to maximise delegate numbers.

Venue & vendor selection: BESarawak's database of venues throughout Sarawak is not only extensive, but also includes service providers for your diverse convention needs. This helps you make smart and informed choices for your event. We can even recommend suppliers, giving you access to fair quotations for goods and services. Need a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO)? BESarawak can recommend a few to you.

Convention listing services: BESarawak can assist you in promoting and marketing your convention. Our objective is to help you attract more delegates. Effective promotion can also help secure increased sponsorship opportunities.

Organizations based in Malaysia

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action - Penang
World Batik Council - Seri Kembangan
International Society of Management Engineers - Seri Iskandar
Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science - Petaling Jaya
Asian Academic Accounting Association - Sintok
Asian Professional Security Association - Petaling Jaya
Southeast Asian Gymnastics Confederation - Kajang
Phytochemical Society of Asia - Kuala Lumpur
ASEAN Oleochemical Manufacturers Group - Kuala Lumpur
Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation - Petaling Jaya
South East Asia Table Tennis Association - Kuala Lumpur
South East Asian Association for Dental Education - Shah Alam
Confederation of Asia-Pacific Employers - Petaling Jaya
Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Association - Kuala Lumpur
International Association of Historians of Asia - Sintok
Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association - Kuala Lumpur
Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific - Petaling Jaya
Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons - Kuala Lumpur
Asia Pacific Society for the Study of the Aging Male - Subang Jaya
Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation - Kangar
World Association for Chinese Church Music - Kuala Lumpur
ASEAN Federation of Plastic Surgeons - Kuala Lumpur
Badminton Asia - Petaling Jaya
Asia and Pacific Internet Association - Kuala Lumpur
ASEAN Membrane Science and Technology Society - Johor Bahru

View More profiles (204) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Malaysia

2030 IRC : International Rubber ConferenceInternational Rubber Conference Organisation - Johor Bahru

2026 MACRO : World Polymer CongressInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - Kuching

2025 World Irrigation ForumInternational Commission on Irrigation and Drainage - Kuala Lumpur

2025 CongressAsian Society for Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care - Kuching

2025 CongressAsian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation - Sabah

2025 CongressWorld Veterinary Poultry Association - Kuching

2024 ConferenceAsian Crystallographic Association - Kuching

2024 CongressInternational Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care - Kuala Lumpur

2024 60th Anniversary World CongressAssociation internationale de linguistique appliquée - Kuala Lumpur

2024 World CongressWorld Congress of Herpetology - Kuching

2024 Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation MedicineAsia Oceanian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Kuching

2024 Annual Teachers ConferenceEast Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools - Kuala Lumpur

2024 International Congress and General AssemblyWorld Federation of Hemophilia - Kuala Lumpur

2024 Biennial MeetingInternational Association of Endocrine Surgeons - Kuala Lumpur

2024 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Quality-of-Life Studies - Borneo

View More Future Events (13) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Malaysia

2023 General Assembly – International Association of Biological Oceanography - Penang
2023 Asian Mayor's Summit on Active Living - Kuching
2023 World Conference on Marine Biodiversity – World Conference on Marine BiodiversityInternational Association of Biological Oceanography
2023 World Congress – International Advertising Association - Penang
2023 Board Meeting – ASEAN Social Security Association - Penang
2022 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference – ISTR Asia/Pacific Third Sector NetworkInternational Society for Third-Sector Research
2022 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Kuala Lumpur
2022 International Congress on Infectious Diseases – International Society for Infectious Diseases - Kuala Lumpur
2022 World Congress – World Autism Organisation - Kuching
2022 Biennial Congress – Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations - Kuala Lumpur
2022 International COCOTECH Conference – International Coconut Community - Kuala Lumpur
2022 International Counselling Convention (ICC) – International Association for Counselling - Kuching
2022 Annual Meeting – Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum - Langkawi
2022 Conference – Asian Bioethics Association - Kuala Lumpur
2022 Congress – Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition - Kota Kinabalu

View More Past Events (4119) in The International Congress Calendar

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