The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events (SHTE) is constantly focusing on elevating the learning experience of students as well as having strong industry linkages. We have the privilege to welcome Ms. Dee Dee Quah to join us as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer under the Events programme. Ms. Dee Dee has organised over 45 conferences in the past 13 years. She is the Founder and Director of Medical Conference Partners which she started 13 years ago and today the company has 9 employees.
She holds the position of VP - Conference of the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Supplier (MACEOS) for the term 2020-2022. She is also Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) – Deputy Sector Head for Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) (Conference) 2020 and BE Penang Task Force Committee 2020.
Since the start of the pandemic and MCO in 2020, Ms. Dee Dee has spent her time actively preparing Conference SOPs for submission to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), Ministry of Health of Malaysia (MOH) and Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) and championed the re-opening of Business Events in Malaysia through MACEOS, BECM and BE Penang Task Force Committee. In 2020, Ms. Dee Dee and her company has diversified, now offers virtual webinars and live meetings in preparation for the onslaught of hybrid conferences and the new norm of business meetings in early 2021 onwards.
Ms. Dee Dee believes that there are still huge opportunities in the Business Events industry and the skills that young people gain from working in the Business Events industry gives them the foundation to succeed in a future where technology is woven so tightly into our lives that we do not even realise it. No other industry but organising events and conferences gives young people the opportunity to gain skills such as entrepreneurship, problem solving, ability to multitask, see both big picture and small details, inculcate customer service and apply technology to create and build something new every day.