Venue teams become stewards of Malaysia’s national vaccination programme

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has launched the Business Events (BE) Stewards Programme. Backed also by the secretariat of the Malaysia Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), the programme supports the national vaccination programme by providing BE personnel as volunteers at the vaccination centres (PPV).

“We are committed to be part of the solution on keeping the health and wellbeing of Malaysian a priority. I’m proud that my team are doing their part and dedicating their time to help get Malaysia vaccinated. Having the BE Stewards Programme is our way of working in partnership with society and to be in service to the people in any way possible, and to encourage more people to also join hands to help achieve the nation’s vaccination target,” said Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, the MyCEB CEO.

Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is now the largest Vaccination Centre (PPV) in Malaysia with 33,000sqm of space being used by medical teams since the beginning of June.

As the government expedites the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to achieve the targeted threshold of vaccinating 80% of the country’s population by October, the Centre and its staff are playing a pivotal role. 

Alan Pryor, the Centre’s general manager, says: “The Centre’s design and operational infrastructure was purpose-built to accommodate the needs of multiple events occurring concurrently. The venue’s flexible and versatile space also allows for controlled movement, customised layout, dedicated access, and operational management by dedicated and experienced team members.”

Photo caption: Volunteers at one of the PPVs, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC).