About Us



Who we are

Professional Conference Organizers (PCO)

In 1990, the market saw a lack of home grown Professional Conference Organizers (PCO) in Malaysia. AOS saw this as a catalyst for the establishment of AOS Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd. No longer were tours, transportation and accommodation arrangements the only services clients required. Clients needed a full package to include Conventions and events management services. As a result AOS Conventions & Events positioned itself as a leading management company catering professionally for meetings, incentives, conventions and events in Malaysia.

AOS Conventions & Events has managed numerous national and international events with participation ranging from 50 to 6,000 delegates. Services include ground handling, accommodation management, tours and overall conference and event management. Over the years, AOS Conventions & Events has amassed invaluable experience and an impressive client base in recognition of its excellent service and delivery standard. Today, AOS Conventions & Events is a leading global PCO catering for the needs of the meetings industry in this region.



What we do

Professional Conference Organizers (PCO)

AOS Conventions & Events offers a full range of planning, execution and evaluation services to corporations and associations nationwide. No matter what type of gathering you are planning, one of our specialized services will match your needs and ensure your success.


As a Professional Conference Organizer (PCO), we provide the following services:

Planning
  • Meeting Planning
  • Marketing, Public Relations, Research
Consultancy
  • Defining theme and objectives
  • Income and expenditure budget
Operations
  • Registration processing systems
  • Venue Negotiation and Selection
  • Speaker liaison
  • Liaison with media and production companies
  • Submission and administration of Abstracts
  • Logistics and Accommodation
Facilities
  • Provision of secretariat and office facilities
  • Scientific or technical program support
  • Press office facilities
  • On-site staffing
Leisure and Entertainment
  • Social Events
  • Spouse Program
  • Pre and Post ToursĀ 



Management Team

Dato' Ahmad Bakri Shabdin - Chairman

Dato' Bakri served the Government of Malaysia in various capacities from 1966 through 1999. The growth years of tourism after "Visit Malaysia Year 1990", Dato' Bakri served as Director General of the Malaysia tourism Promotion Board in which capacity, he held appointments in local and regional tourism organizations.

Dato' Bakri has wide experience in training and development through serving the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and the Asian and Pacific Development Centre (APDC). He served as Deputy Secretary General in the Prime Minister's Department and then as Secretary General and the first Sports Commissioner at the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the Commonwealth Games in 1998.

Dato' Bakri has a Masters degree in marketing as well as a post-graduate diploma in public administration.


Mr. Anthony Wong - Group Managing Director

In 1990, Anthony Wong, the Group Managing Director, established the Destination Management and Conference & Exhibition Company, AOS Convention & Events Sdn.Bhd. (AOS), to meet the growth of the Destination Management and Conference & Exhibition market in Malaysia. To date AOS has successfully handled and managed groups from 20 to 6000 pax, and was awarded Tourism Malaysia's Gold for Best Incentive Program in 1994. To improve the standards of conference organization, Anthony attended the 20th International Association of Professional Conference Organizers (IAPCO) seminar in Zurich. This experience has helped to provide a more personalized, professional and value for money service to event hosts.

Anthony is also on the advisory boards of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) and Ministries of Agriculture, Youth & Sports, Education and Fisheries Development Authority. He is also the Chairman of the PATA Environment committee. His efforts to develop the tourism and convention industry have not gone unrecognized. He was an invited speaker on 2 PATA Adventure Marts - in Karachi, Pakistan and Balikpapan, Indonesia, the Australian Incentive Association conference as well as PATA European Chapters Meeting on Environment, Culture and Heritage Sustainable Tourism in Istanbul, Turkey.

In February 2007, Anthony was awarded "Industry Person of the Year" in the Asia Pacific region by Reed Travel Exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia during AIME 2007. This award is in recognition of Anthony's contribution towards the success of the meeting and incentives industry.

Locally he has spoken in a number of seminars and conference, such as the 1st and 2nd Asian Sport Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur, the Incentive Travel Seminar organize by Sabah Tourist Guides Association in Sabah, the Malaysian Incentive seminar organize by MTPB in Penang, Pahang Guide Association, MARA as speaker for their Tourist Guide Courses, Taylor's College School of Hotel Management Professional Activities for Diploma and Higher Diploma Students, ICCA Asia Pacific Educational Seminar on the meeting industry in Kuala Lumpur, Incentive Travel Conventions & Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) by SITE Malaysia Chapter and by the Global PCO.

Anthony is an International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) member and Asia Pacific Chapter. AOS had successfully won a bid to host the World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA) year 2003 which attracted more than 12 thousand arrivals to the country and generating an estimated USD1.4 million from this event.

His favorite motto "Don't go where the path lead, rather go where there's no path and leave a trail......."


Mr. Amos Wong - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Amos Y.C. Wong served with the Royal Danish Embassy, Kuala Lumpur for 33 years and retired as their Senior Commercial Advisor in January 2004.

Prior to his retirement, Amos has successfully initiated and help to establish several business collaboration between Malaysian and Danish companies within the environmental sector that disbursed Danish grants and attracted private sector investments in excess of RM100 million.

Amos joined AOS Conventions & Events in July 2006 to helm the XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and subsequently won and managed 18 international conferences and congresses. On reaching 64 years, Amos felt it was time for his 2nd retirement and decided to leave AOSCE in July 2012.

Amos rejoined AOSCE as their CEO in December 2015 to spearhead its business events and resource development programme including strengthening their relationship with strategic industry partners and associations locally and internationally.

As part of his contribution to the Business Events industry, Amos is currently providing 1-day a week of his time as CEO with the Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (MACEOS) with the objective of driving the membership's growth, providing education programmes, creating strategic partnerships with local and international associations and creating more value to its members.



Vision and Mission

Vision

Be an Integrated, Responsible and Comprehensive Industry Leader in MICE Industry.

Mision

  • Deliver innovative and quality products and services in a timely manner to the fullest satisfaction of the client
  • One stop solution provider to the clients
  • Retaining existing customers and venture into new markets for sustainability
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with key strategic partners and suppliers in the industry.
  • Meeting with a Green Heart

Values

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Good Corporate Citizen


Track Record

The following events showcase our success as a Professional Conference Organizer and Destination Management Company.

Year
Previous Event
Delegates
2017
WMAM Annual Conference and Gala Dinner 2017  
2016
PMIMY International Symposium 2016  
2016
Asian Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2016  
2016
SCAR: Open Science Conference 2016  
2013
Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 (GES 2013)  
2013
8th International Symposium Digital Earth 2013 (ISDE 2013)  
2013
9th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR 2013)  
2013
Women Deliver Conference  
2012
ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Client / Supplier Business Workshops (ICCA 2012)
160
2012
APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting (ABAC 2012)
200
2012
PATA Annual Conference (PAC 2012)
700
2012
25th World Gas Conference (WGC 2012)
3500
2012
15th Ottawa 2012 Conference (OTTAWA 2012)
1300
2011
Kuala Lumpur Innovation Forum 2011 (KLIF2011)
520
2011
21st Asia Pacific Cancer Conference (APCC2011)
1200
2011
IIA International Conference 2011
2208
2011
22nd Pacific Science Congress 2011
760
2011
International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures (ICSAS) 2011
120
2011
KL Vision (20-24 February)
565
2010
World Congress of Accountants (8-11 November)
6054
2010
International Congress on Sustainable Community Development ( 20-21 July)
178
2010
Japan Asean Conference on Men's Health & Ageing (9-11July)
333
2010
2nd IDERN2010 (19-22 April)
460
2010
2nd Global GeoTourism Conference (17-20 April)
80
2009
Health Information Management System Society Asia Pacific (24-27 February)
1460
2009
ACCIA (19-20 October)
500
2009
14th International Conference of thinkers (22-26 June)
500
2009
World Chambers Congress (02-05 June)
1000
2008
International Congress of Infectious Disease (19-27 June)
3000
2007
2nd APEA Scientific Meeting (05 July-07July)
200
2007
KUMON
1200
2007
Citibank Hong Kong GCG Annual Conference
120
2007
Servier Poland Conference
350
2006
21st WSBI World Congress (World Saving Bank Institute)
(
September 20 - 22)
500
2006
XVIII World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) (November 5 - 10)
8000
2006
12th ICEVI World Conference 2006, Kuala Lumpur
(The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairement)
831
2006
FEI World Cup Final Jumping
10,000


Our Credentials

AOS Conventions & Events has won numerous awards, both local and international, in recognition of its service excellence and contribution to the industry. Among the Organizations that have accorded these awards include Tourism Malaysia, IMA, Malaysian Association of Physical Education Sports & Science & Fitness, TTG & PTN, Travel News Asia, SITE, Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) and Ministry of Culture, Arts & Tourism Malaysis.

Our services too are recognized by our clients. AOS Conventions & Events has received numerous accolades and testimonials from them for our excellent service delivery.

  • PATA GOLD AWARDS
    (For Best Environmental Education Programme)
    In recognition of contribution made by Mr Anthony Wong for the exceptional mind behind the Frangipani Langkawi Waste Water System, The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa Malaysia Awarded by YB. Dato' Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen during PATA Annual Conference 2012

  • 2011 Best Conference Award
    World PCO Alliance

  • 20th TTG Travel Award 2009
    (Best Travel Agancy - Malaysia Awarded by TTG Asia Media)

  • 19th TTG Travel Award 2008
    (Best Travel Agancy - Malaysia Awarded by TTG Asia Media)

  • AIME Awards 2007
    (Industry Person of the Year - Asia Pacific)

  • Tourism Malaysia Award 2005
    (For the Best Tour Program, MICE, 2004)

  • Tourism Malaysia Award 2004
    (For the Best Tour Program, MICE, 2003)

  • IMEX Academy Awards 2003
    (In recognition of commitment and contribution made toward the growth of the meetings and incentive industry)

  • Best Inbound Tour Operator (Malaysia) 2001
    Tourism Malaysia 2001

  • IMA MICE Awards, 2000
    (For the Best Destination Management Company)

  • Best Destination Management Company IMA MICE Awards 2000
  • Millennium Recognition Award (1990-1999)
    Malaysian Association of Physical Education Sports Science and Fitness 2000

  • IMA MICE Awards 1999
    Best Destination Management Company

  • Travel Awards 1998
    (For the Best Destination Management Company -Asia-Pacific)
    ∗ Awarded by TTG & PTN during the PATA Travel Mart 1998

  • SITE Incentive Crystal Awards 1995
    (Best Trip Delivery, 1st Placing)

  • SITE Crystal Awards Competition 1995
    (First Place Trip Delivery Incentive Travel Award)

  • Global Travel Award 1993
    Travel News Asia 1993

  • Best Incentive Package - Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism Malaysia 1993

  • Malaysian Tourism Gold Award for Best Tour Package 1988

  • Certificate of Merit for Malaysian Jungle Adventure Trekking & Bamboo Rafting Package 1987

  • Global Travel Award for Responsible Tourism - Travel News Asia

2013 Finalist for Best Conference Award

2011 Best Conference Arward

20th TTG Travel Award 2009

19th TTG Travel Award 2008

AIME Awards 2007

Asia Industry Travel Awards 2007

Tourism Malaysia Award 2004

IMEX Academy Awards 2003

Best Inbound Tour Operator (Malaysia) 2001

IMA MICE Awards, 2000

IMA MICE Awards 1999

Travel Awards 1998

SITE Incentive Crystal Awards 1995

Global Travel Award 1993
Travel News Asia 1993

Best Incentive Package Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism Malaysia 1993

Malaysia Tourism Gold Awards 88


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