Mona: natural growth for Place Borneo
Place Borneo, the only PCO in Kuching, opened a branch office – Place Business Events – in Kuala Lumpur in early April.
Its founder and managing director, Mona Abdul Manap, said: “It is a natural progression. Many of our clients such as associations and universities are in Kuala Lumpur, so it makes sense to open an office there.”
In addition, Place Borneo will be opening its second branch office – Place Borneo (Sabah) – next month in Sabah’s state capital, Kota Kinabalu.
Established only last year, Place Borneo has organised three major events – the 15th World Toilet Summit 2016, 21st Joint Singapore-Malaysia Nursing Conference 2016, and 4th Miri Country Music Festival in February 2017. From this year on, the annual music festival will be organised by the company.
Mona’s vision for Place Borneo is to produce seamless and impactful events. “At Place Borneo, we try to incorporate that into all our events, while still ensuring that the event is profitable for clients, impactful and educational for delegates, and beneficial to the local community of the event venue,” she said.
A music lover, she also sees potential of creating a home-grown music and food festival in Kuala Lumpur, and is currently ironing out the details for a possible 2018 launch.