Malaysia first to win major surgery congress outside US and Europe

Malaysia will host the World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Skull Base and Brain in June 2020 at the Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This is the first time the world congress will be held outside of the US and Europe. With the rise in specialised medical research in Malaysia, more than 900 delegates from around the world will attend the four-day congress.

Zulkefli Haji Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), said: “With over 900 delegates set to attend the congress and generate an estimated economic impact of RM8.7 million (US$2.1 million), the congress will further strengthen our credibility as a knowledge and creative hub.”

A recent track record of successful medical-based business events held in Malaysia is seen as the determining factor for the bid by MyCEB to have been chosen over other competing destinations, in partnership with the local organiser, the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons.

Malaysia’s aspiration to become a knowledge and creative hub by 2020 will be enhanced by the hosting of this important convention.