Malaysia’s leading venue, the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has been awarded as the Winner of Malaysia’s Best Tourism Destination under MICE category, the HAPA Resilience Award 2023, Malaysia’s Best Hospitality & Tourism Personality for Positive Impact Leadership and HAPA Best 30 Chef’s for Master of Banquet Chef of the Year at HAPA Awards Malaysia Series 2023-2024!
The Chief Executive Officer, Mala Dorasamy, said “It is an honour to have won not one but all four nominated awards at HAPA Awards Malaysia. These awards recognise MITEC as the leading venue and we are honoured to have won this inaugural award. This recognition strengthens our position as the perfect choice for international organisers and planners to host their major global events. We are further motivated to keep pushing the bar, as a venue and an important infrastructure of the city, in contributing to Kuala Lumpur’s and Malaysia’s economic impact.”
The Malaysia’s Best Top 10 Destinations Award celebrates the Resilience and Excellence of Hospitality, F&B, Culinary and Tourism Industry in Malaysia. It highlights the establishment of the venue’s highest quality service and excellent event management to create extraordinary experiences. MITEC’s exceptional hospitality, top-notch F&B, and culinary expertise have earned it a spot in Malaysia’s Top 10 Best Destinations Award.
The HAPA Award that is known as the “Oscar’s in Hospitality” has also awarded MITEC the Resilience Award for overcoming challenges the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. The centre pulled out all the stops to ensure a safe and sustainable reopening of the venue after the lifting of the restrictions impacting the business events industry from around October 2022. As Malaysia’s largest trade and exhibition centre, MITEC’s dedication and transformation measures were put to the test to weather the storm of the pandemic to make it through everything in their power to support a safe and sustainable reopening of the venue.
PGSB Sdn Bhd Board Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat, said that “MITEC’s agility to overcome challenges and most importantly the commitment and passion of the employees are the backbone of the centre. The centre’s unwavering commitment to recognizing and nurturing talent and competency among its employees has propelled it to become Malaysia’s top venue. He added “These awards are a testament to their dedication, passion, and commitment to the centre. The team’s exceptional service and cullinary skills have also earned several other awards, which includes Mala Dorasamy, the CEO as Malaysia’s Best Hospitality & Tourism Personality for Positive Impact Leadership, and Chef Chiew, as the Best 30 Chef’s of The Year for Master of Banquet Chef of the Year at HAPA Awards Malaysia Series 2023-2024”.
Mala Dorasamy, CEO of Malaysia’s leading venue, has made it her top priority to deliver world- class service to clients, visitors, and the country. She recognizes that her employees are the strength of the centre and expresses her deep appreciation for their unwavering dedication in providing exceptional service throughout the year. “Our success is built on the commitment of our employees, and I am proud to lead such a passionate and hardworking team,” said Mala.
The culinary team at MITEC is well-known for their impressive talent at delivering exceptional culinary experiences at every event. Renowned for their in-house food and beverages, MITEC offers a gastronomical experience that is not only delicious but also tantalizes to the imagination. Chef Chiew, who was recently awarded Best Chef’s, Master Banquet Chef of the Year, leads this remarkable team. He stated, “My passion has always been to excel in this industry, and it is my top priority to ensure that our team shares the same objective of providing the best experience for our customers.”
MITEC congratulates other recipient of the awards included World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL) chief executive officer Dato Seri Dr Irmohizam and Sama-Sama Hotel Kuala Lumpur general manager Sundra Kulendra. The Centre would also like to express its sincere gratitude to the HAPA Awards programme for acknowledging the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of the hospitality and tourism industry. The centre is proud and honoured to have been recognized, and pledges to continue its pursuit of excellence, setting and standard in the MICE industry.