Leading professional conference organisers (PCOs), decision-makers of national associations and industry professionals in Malaysia, were invited to share their knowledge and experience on international best practices in delivering successful meetings during the 9th association seminar organised by the Centre held on March 24.
More than 110 participants from over 42 national associations and meeting industry partners participated in the year’s seminar which included roundtable discussions on topics such as: how to attract sponsorships for your event; the benefits of using a professional conference organiser; and international conference and its impact on local associations.
Speaker Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Yahya, chairman of the organising committee of the 21st FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2015 highlighted that having local and regional sponsors to boost one’s event budget will determine the desired outcome and overall quality of the event.
While the president of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Teo Chee Hai mentioned that a compelling proposition and strong programme content are important to attract delegates, especially the generation Y. In the events organised by the federation, attention is also focused on the development of youths.