On 16th March, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin made an announcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia. The MCO was started on 18th March and took an effect that lasted for 14 days. The non-essential businesses were mandatory to stop their business operations and the public was compulsory to stay at home. In fact, the MCO would continue for an unknown future.

The year 2020 is a challenging year for every event organizer. The coronavirus has stopped every events, concerts, and exhibitions, forcing the event industry to urgently come out with a plan B while practicing social distancing. The event planners brainstormed and fortunately able to present with their creative ideas to launch the events online! The event industry drives a large movement and welcomes virtual events, conferences, exhibitions, summits, etc. 

Turning the physical event into the virtual event needs a highly professional and can be challenging. In the meantime, it is an innovative way to keep event-goers exciting and engaged in the event. The event organizers are now able to fulfill their client’s requirements to come out with a complete event calendar!

Here are the Best 5 Virtual Events in Malaysia during the MCO.

1. Japan Expo Malaysia 2020 (JEMY 2020)

JEMY 2020 was held in Malaysia since 2017 by G-Yu Creative Team, and it has become the largest Japanese trade fair in Malaysia. It aims to bring the exposure of Japanese culture including arts, fashion, food, travel, and education while maintaining a good relationship between Japan and Malaysia. This year, JEMY 2020 was set to go virtual via their Youtube and Facebook account on 18th – 19th July. Featuring celebrities such as AKB48, Naomichi Hanazono, Le Velvets, and 72 more artists, the online event included live demonstrations, concerts, exhibitions, and online contests. The virtual event was also having a collaboration with GrabFood which allowed Malaysian to enjoy the food delivery services from the local Japanese restaurants. By this opportunity, JEMY 2020 had reached a broader global audience.

2. U Mobile #GroovesWithU 

#GroovesWithU is a Raya Special is a virtual campaign organized by U Mobile, collaborating with Malaysian artists and businesses. There was a series of music performances streaming online through U Mobile’s Instagram account for free, featuring the artistes such as Airliftz and Aina Abdul. The finale U Mobile #GroovesWithU Raya Special was a virtual concert streamed via U Mobile’s Youtube channel on 30th May. The artistes were Yuna, Airliftz, Bil Musa, and more. The campaign was aimed to spread the positivity to support the local businesses and talents through this pandemic.

3. #MuzikDiRumah

With over 300 artistes and musicians, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry had organized a virtual concert #MuzikDiRumah, inspired by #togetherathome project by the international artistes. This program included eight 45 minutes mega concerts, 38 half-hour mini-concerts, and 84 performances, featuring Ayda Jebat, The Rain, and more, broadcasting via their Youtube Channel. The program had brought more digital content for Malaysians to succeed to encourage Malaysians to stay indoors during the MCO. It also had an economic impact to generate the income for the artists and production crews.

4. JaoTim KL Live

JaoTim KL was a cafe based in Kuala Lumpur. Due to the pandemic COVID-19, they had temporarily closed the operation but instead, they started to run as the live music venue for Jam Sessions & Jazz Night. Jaotim has gathered the local musicians to perform live on their Facebook and Youtube daily. Each live performance took an average of two and a half hours.  Besides, they also set up a fund to help the musicians and live performances to pass through the tough times.

5.  Invest Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 2020 Virtual Series (IMKL 2020)

Bursa Malaysia Berhad and Malaysia’s leading investment banks had organized the IMKL 2020 Virtual Series 1: Economic Recovery: Policies & Opportunities on 7th July and the IMKL 2020 Virtual Series 2: Powering Malaysia’s Growth Engines on 20th July. With the collaboration with Above Creative Events (M) Sdn Bhd, both the conferences were broadcast fully virtual via Bursa Marketplace Facebook live stream to over 1000 industrial investors and corporates worldwide. IMKL 2020 was aimed to push the capital market in long-term sustainable growth to support the businesses and strengthen the economy in Malaysia. Conversations from the virtual series of IMKLs 2020 were covering the most relevant topics like Economic Recovery, Infrastructure, and Commodities. If you have missed any of them, the IMKL 2020 Virtual Series 3 will be held soon, focusing on the growth of 5G and Industry 4.0 in the next 5 years. Stay tuned on Bursa Malaysia or www.creativemalaysia.com.

If you are planning to organize a virtual event, the ACE platform can help you to manage your event. Let’s get virtual now!

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