30 November 2017



0800 hrs.

Registration & Welcome Refreshment

0900 hrs.

Opening by Malaysia Major Events

Presented by:
Tony Nagamaiah
General Manager – Malaysia Major Events

0915 hrs.

1st Keynote : Future Trends of Music Cities

Presented by:
YBhg. Dato' Norman Abdul Halim
Chairman - IFPI Asia Pacific Regional Board

0945 hrs.

2nd Keynote : Future Trends of Sport Cities

Thoughts on the current trends and anticipated challenges within the sports events industry and its unique brand value proposition of creating legacy to the communities. Innovative opportunities to be a major player in the sports industry.

Presented by:
YBhg. Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin bin Dato Sri Mohd Najib
Vice President - Olympic Council of Malaysia

1015 hrs.

Coffee / Tea Break

1030 hrs.

Body Language for the Major Events Industry

Master the art of reading people from their verbal and non-verbal expressions in a fun and hilarious environment. Know exactly how people are feeling event if they don't tell you. Use this special skill to build relationships, make critical decisions, and never be fooled by deceptions.

Presented by:
Christian Chua
International Speaker - Christian Chua Training Academy  

1115 hrs.

Road to 2020!

Road to 2020 is a sharing session on our national initiative – Visit Malaysia 2020 to further promote the country to the rest of the world. YBrs Puan Yahati will share some insights on incentives and plans, of which, will benefit our local events industry as a whole. Join us as we unveil the Visit Malaysia 2020 plans as the symposium will be the first platform where the plans are to be shared.

Presented by:
YBrs. Puan Nor Yahati Awang
Deputy Secretary General (Tourism) – Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia  

1145 hrs.

Adopt or Die!

Responsibilities and involvement in growing sports events and embracing new processes to nurture local organizers.

Presented by:
YBrs. Puan Haslina Abdul Hamid
Deputy Secretary General (Strategic) – Ministry of Youth & Sports Malaysia  

1215 hrs.

ESports : Understanding the Opportunities of the 21st Century Entertainment

ESports, also known as electronic sports or competitive gaming, is the fastest growing form of entertainment in the world. Within Southeast Asia, Malaysia has a particularly bright eSports history, having produced some of the greatest eSports stars of all time and hosting some of the biggest events.

Presented by:
Oskar Feng
Founder & CEO - Global Electronic Sports Championship

1245 hrs.

Lunch powered by brand

1400 hrs.

Workshop – More than Barricades

Focus on the safety and security aspect of events, and how event organisers can work with local authorities to ensure safety of event attendees and guests. We truly believe your inputs will be an excellent addition to this year’s programme.

1530 hrs.

Coffee / Tea Break

1545 hrs.

Panel Session - More than Barricades

- Discussion on how the industry can work / liaise with local authorities to ensure safety of concert / festival attendees and guests.
- Types of insurance available for event organisers in Malaysia to ensure events.

- Tajudin Mydin, Security Consultant - Millenium Patriot Security Services (M) Sdn. Bhd.
- Alan Pryor, General Manager – Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

1700 hrs.

Arrival of Guest of Honour

YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz
Minister of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia

1730 hrs.

Closing Remarks by

YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz
Minister of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia

1800 hrs.

Press Conference with Minister

1830 hrs.

Networking Begins

*Programme is subject to change