Malaysia Updates

All eyes on Malaysia following ophthalmology congress win

Malaysia is set to host the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO), which will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 4–7 March 2021. Held annually, the APAO Congress is the largest and most prestigious ophthalmology conference in the Asia Pacific region.

More than 4,500 delegates are expected to attend the four-day congress, following a successful bid by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau(MyCEB) and the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmologist.

MyCEB chief executive, Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, said: “We are thrilled to form a strong partnership with MSO to host this engaging and important congress, convening highly-regarded delegates comprising of ophthalmologists, professors, researchers and healthcare practitioners. APAO 2021 is projected to boost Malaysian economy by RM67.9 million (USD17.5 million) in estimated economic impact and maximise Malaysia’s growth potential as a knowledge and creative economy.”

He added: “This congress provides an ideal platform for our local experts to gain valuable insights and share best practices from their international counterparts, while at the same time allows us to showcase Malaysia’s credibility as a business events hub and an ideal tourism destination.”