Business events maven and CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition
Bureau (MyCEB) Dato Sri Dr. Abdul Khani Daud was conferred the
‘Business Events Personality’ award at the MACEOS 32nd Anniversary Gala
Dinner & Industry Recognition Award 2022, which took place on 25
November in Kuala Lumpur at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition
Organised by Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition
Organisers (MACEOS), the award honours the efforts and achievements of
the most outstanding leaders and innovators whose initiatives have
brought tangible business gains for the recovery of the business events
industry in Malaysia during the pandemic.
Commenting on the award, Abdul Khani said he was "most humbled on the
acknowledgement by the industry", and his inclusion among this year’s
group of award winners was a testament to MyCEB’s support for advocacy
of the development of business events in the country.
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," he said.
"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.”
A highly regarded and well-respected figure in the international
business events and tourism industry, Abdul Khani has been the driving
force behind many projects, both local and international, throughout his
During the pandemic, 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