Frequently Asked Questions

1. Key Dates
Entries Open: 3 July 2017
Deadline for submissions: 4 September 2017
Awards ceremony: 9 November 2017
2. Who is eligible to enter?
The awards are open to:
  • Business event products and suppliers that are members of either MyCEB and/or MACEOS;
  • Event owners such as national associations or corporations that may not be members of either organisation.
Applicants must be Malaysian registered companies operating in the country.
3. What are the categories?

Overall, there are 32 national awards covering venues & events, conventions, exhibitions, incentive travel and special award.

  • Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award for Excellence
  • Hotel with Meeting Facilities Award for Excellence
  • Specialty Venue Award for Excellence
  • Best Event
  • Event Management Company Award for Excellence
  • Environmental Initiative Award for Excellence
  • Event Marketing Award for Excellence
  • International Conference Award for Excellence (1,000 delegates and above)
  • International Conference Award for Excellence (under 1,000 delegates)
  • National Conference Award for Excellence
  • Professional Conference Organiser Award for Excellence
  • In-House Meeting Planner Award for Excellence
  • Best Incentive Programme
  • Destination Management Company Award for Excellence
  • Best Trade Exhibition (Gross 15,000 sqm and below)
  • Best Trade Exhibition (Gross 15,001 sqm and above)
  • Best Consumer Exhibition
  • Best New Exhibition
  • Exhibition Organiser Award for Excellence
  • Best Booth Design Award (36 sqm and below)
  • Best Booth Design Award (37-72 sqm)
  • Best Booth Design Award (73 sqm and above)
  • Minister's Award for the Business Events Industry
  • International Incentive Operator Award for Excellence
  • Destination Marketing Organisation Award for Excellence
  • Future Leaders
  • MACEOS Industry Recognition Award
4. Can I participate in more than one category? If yes, any discount available for submission fee?
Yes, you may. For every 1st entry, submission fee is RM636.00 per category and the following submissions are RM318.00 per category.
5. Any special discount for tables booked by nominees / MACEOS members / IPP members?
No, all tables are charged at a flat rate.
6. Can an organization still attend the gala dinner though it’s not participating in any of the awards category?
Yes, you may. Please refer to Awards Night for more information on table bookings.
7. Who are the attendees of the gala dinner?
Finalists, award winners, high profile individuals from the business industry, government officials, stakeholders, sponsors, partners and media personnel.
8. What are the sponsorship opportunities available for industry partners during rAWr Awards?
For those whom are interested to find out more on the sponsorship opportunities, kindly contact Ms. G'ny Chin (gny@maceos.com.my).
9. What is the cancellation and refund policy if an organization decides to withdraw from participating?
Non refundable and non-transferable.
10. How is the judging done?

An impartial group of judges consisting of industry experts from around the region will be recruited to judge the awards.

Applicants will be assessed independently against the set criteria. The criteria varies from each category, however the most common criteria will assess overall business and/or event performance, the level of client satisfaction, the degree of innovation and the best business practices in use as well as the applicants overall contribution to the growth and development of the industry.

The criteria have been set to create an even playing field for both small and large business enterprises, therefore size does not matter. Judges will also be looking for how applicants measure and track their performance and their ability to provide evidence to support event and/or business outcomes. Greater weight will be given to applicants that provide third party or independent evidence and testimonials.

Applicants that score above a certain level will automatically become finalists on the awards night with the highest scoring applicant becoming the ultimate award winner.

Finalists will also be recognised at the awards night.

The awards apply to events and/or business activities that took place within 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016.

11. Who is the organiser?
This is a joint initiative between Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS). The rAWr Awards is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia.
12. How will this elevate the industry?
  • Strengthens the contribution of the industry for the country to reach its mission within the nation’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)
  • Create awareness amongst the various Ministries and private organisations on the importance of the business events industry to the country – not just economically but socially and politically.
  • Malaysia is recognised as one of the world’s preferred business events destinations based on the high standards of services and performances of its industry players.
13. What is unique about this awards?
These awards are specific to Malaysia’s business events sector and the FIRST national business awards that covers all the industry sectors including meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.
14. What are the prizes for winners?

Finalists will be given certificates while award winners will receive trophies. In addition to that, award winners and finalists will have the opportunity to leverage from their industry recognition in their own sales and marketing efforts. Additionally MyCEB and MACEOS will promote award winners through their current public relations and marketing activities to the industry and clients.

For further details and information, please contact:
Ms Kogie Loganathan / Ms G'ny Chin
Email: rawr@myceb.com.my