The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) recently hosted the country’s first major business event during the COVID-19 Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). It was said to be held in a highly-controlled, carefully managed environment with stringent safety and security protocols in place.
The one-day event marked the first milestone of a large-scale gathering of more than 4,500 people in attendance including the Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, senior ministers, dignitaries and participants from a non-governmental organisation.
The event was captured in a video to showcase MITEC’s venue management in line with the approved Malaysian National Security Council Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including health registration with MySejahtera App, mandatory mask-wearing in public areas and social distancing measures.
The MySejahtera is an application developed by the government of Malaysia to assist in monitoring COVID-19 outbreak in the country by empowering users to assess their health risk against COVID-19. This application also provides the Ministry of Health (MOH) with the necessary information to plan for early and effective countermeasures.
“We have rigorous health and safety measures, delegate management system, as well as on-site communication including ‘mobile human safety reminders’ encouraging strict adherence and the provision of guidance and compliance,” said Gunther Beissel, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre.
Ready-to-eat packed meals were served to each attendee at their respective seats during lunch and coffee breaks with pre-wrapped cutlery set to provide a safe and controlled catering system for the wellbeing of attendees and our team members.
“Successful hosting of such mass gathering signals a start to rebuilding public confidence in the meetings and events industry and we are proud to have delivered the event seamlessly within a safe, and structured manner.
We are excited to see business events rebound and thrilled to be hosting more major events and exhibitions in a safe, organised, and secure environment in accordance with the SOPs that have been endorsed by the Malaysian government,” added Beissel.