Social events & activities

Social evening

Social events are highly valued by the Congress delegates as excellent platforms to network, catch up with colleagues and friends and have fun!

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Feel the spirit of the Malaysian hospitality at the series of events proposed by the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) and 2018 Congress host.


Welcome Reception
Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Time: 16.00¬†‚Äď 19.00
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Global Village
Maximum capacity: none

Opening Ceremony
Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Time: 19.00¬†‚Äď 20.00
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Plenary Theatre room, level 3
Maximum capacity: 500 (first come, first served, registration via the official WCC registration system)

The Welcome Reception will be an opportunity to open the Global Village and get together before the official Congress Opening Ceremony, featuring a line-up of officials and high-level inspirational keynotes. Make sure you don't miss the start of the World Cancer Congress.

OPENING GALA DINNER - by invitation

Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Time: 20.30¬†‚Äď 22.00
Venue: Mandarin Oriental, Grand Ballroom
Guest of Honour: HRH Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, NCSM’s Royal Patron
Hosted by: Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, NCSM Principal Patron
Maximum capacity: 500 participants 

The evening promises to be a fabulous Congress preview, topped-off with a stunning culinary experience and dinner programme.

Special master class for Session Chairs  '15 Ways to Engage Your Participants'

Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Maximum capacity: 80 participants - first come, first served

Almost all Conference Sessions have better outcomes if participants are activated. UICC’s Chief Networking Officer Mike van der Vijver will share his insights on facilitation, moderation and content analysis in a fast-paced and interactive Master Class.

Suitable for both new and seasoned presenters because the solutions will be based on your needs! For existing as well as for new presentations.

BREAK-ICE-FAST - Unique Networking Event - Open to all UICC members & partners

Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Time: 07.30¬†‚Äď 09.00
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Maximum capacity: 300 participants - first come, first served

‚ÄčThe successful Break-Ice-Fast is back with a re-vamped KL version! Participate in one of the greatest highlights of the last Congress. More information to come soon.¬†¬†

PINK BRUNCH - by invitation

Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Time:¬†11.00¬†‚Äď 13.00
Venue: Mandarin Oriental, Grand Ballroom
Hosted by: HRH Tuanku Zara Salim, consort of HRH Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
Maximum capacity: 300 participants

The brunch will go pink in support of the breast cancer awareness month. Royal Patrons from the international scene will highlight the importance of breast cancer prevention and education while a fashion show featuring collections from some of Malaysia’s top designers and survivor models will add a fancy touch to the event.

UICC MEMBERS EVENING - open to all UICC members

Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Time:¬†18.30¬†‚Äď 21.00
Venue:  Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Maximum capacity: none

The Evening will start with the UICC Awards ceremony, followed by the UICC General Assembly and a networking reception. A unique opportunity for UICC members to get together and oversee UICC's activities.

UICC CEO NETWORKING BREAKFAST - open to CEOs of UICC full members only

Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Time: 07.30¬†‚Äď 09.00
Venue:  Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Maximum capacity: 90 (through pre-registration)

Part of the CEO Programme, UICC's flagship leadership initiative, the event will provide tailored opportunities for CEOs, or equivalent highest senior executives, to network and connect on issues of relevance to them.

SOCIAL EVENING ‚ÄėMalaysia in a¬†nutshell‚Äô - open to all

Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Time: 18.15¬†‚Äď 21.00
Venue: Carcosa Seri Negara
Maximum capacity: 500 participants - first come, first served

Congress participants will enjoy a fascinating spectrum of the Malaysian cultures and traditions through craft activities, mini cultural performances and stall food.

The Talk Tent

Date: Monday 2, Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October
Time: TBC
Venue: Pop up tents appearing across the Global Village
Maximum capacity: 7-8 participants

The Talk Tent is a brand new networking activity which intends to strike up conversation with new friends & relations in Pop-Up Tents that will appear in various places across the Global Village. Be ready for an unconventional way to start talking!

Only registered delegates to the Congress are eligible to participate in the above mentioned events.