MITEC Makes Malaysian Business Events History, Awarded World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre at WTA Grand Final Gala!

Date: 05/12/2023


Dear Business Events Partner,

Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has clinched the prestigious title of “World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2023” at the esteemed World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Dubai.

In a stiff competition with 18 major international players, including previous WTA winners like Las Vegas Convention Centre and ExCeL London, MITEC emerged victorious, becoming the first Malaysian purpose-built venue to receive this esteemed recognition since the awards’ inception in 1993. What’s more – MITEC also took the “Asia’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2023” at the WTA Asia Awards on 7 September!

Post-pandemic, MITEC’s journey from its role as Malaysia’s first mega vaccination centre in 2021 to hosting over 160 events with over 3 million visitors in 2023 is nothing short of exemplary. The centre’s Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Rahman, highlights its significant contribution to the Malaysian economy, estimating an impact of approximately RM1 billion since its opening in 2017.

But that’s not all – MITEC goes beyond being a venue; it’s a cornerstone of economic development, generating employment opportunities across various sectors. This year alone, MITEC has created 550,000 casual work hours and RM7.2 million in wages towards the gig economy sector, benefiting university students and professionals alike.

Join us in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment, recognizing not just MITEC’s success but also the strength of the Malaysian business events industry on the global stage. We hope you will share this happy news with your network.

Please find the press release for MITEC’s “World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2023” award win here.

Should you want further information, images or to interview MITEC CEO, do not hesitate to contact MITEC PR at

Best regards,

Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC)

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