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Malaysia to host three major health care conferences

Announcing three bid wins for Malaysia, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) welcomes the 9th Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society Conference (APCCN) 2015, Spine Week 2016 and the Asia Pacific Conference of the Junior Chamber International (APJCI) 2015.

“Every conference conducted serves its purpose to create milestones,” said Zulkefli Hj Sharif, CEO, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau. “Whether it is a medical conference or gathering of other industry experts, Malaysia is proud to be chosen as the conference destination and to be a part of these breakthroughs. We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to not only an eventful conference but also to experience Malaysia.”

Organized by the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) and Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (APCNS), APCCN 2015 will take place Jan. 26-29, 2015. Estimating over 1,000 attendees from the Asian region, the conference will bring together clinicians, dietitians, nutritionists and other professionals in the functional foods, nutrition, diseases and dietary cures industries. Aiming to promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development, the APCCN is set to contribute RM 10 million (USD 3.01 million; Euro 2.3 million) in economic impact and RM 6 million (USD 1.8 million; Euro 1.4 million) in visitor expenditure.

Known for hosting health care conferences, Malaysia will also welcome Spine Week 2016 on May 16-20, 2016. Aiming to synchronize the annual meeting of leading scientific societies concerned with disorders of the spine, this conference targets to yield more than RM 57 million (USD 17.2 million, Euro 13 million) in economic impact and RM 35 million (USD 10.5 million, Euro 8 million) from visitor expenditure.

Intending to foster cooperation across boundaries by engaging in dialogues, APJCI 2015 will run from May 22-25, 2015. Organized by the Junior Chamber International (JCI), the objective of this conference is to ignite global development projects to collectively improve local communities and enhance the leadership of youth. Held annually, the conference is set to bring in approximately RM 55.8 million in economic impact (USD 16.8 million, Euro 12.7 million) and RM 33.8 million in visitor expenditure (USD 10.2 million, Euro 7.7 million).

Established in 2009, MyCEB serves as a central hub to assist meeting and event planners to bid for and stage international business events in Malaysia and act as a conduit for national product development. In 2011, the business events tagline, ‘Malaysia – Asia’s Business Events Hub’ was unveiled, encompassing the aim to communicate Malaysia’s proposition as a gateway to Asia for meetings.

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