ITC, along with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) had successfully conducted the inaugural National Imam Roundtable – Mosque Tourism Edition from 22 to 24 February 2016 / 13 to 15 Jamadilawal 1437. The Roundtable discussion was attended by 80 Imams and Mosque committee members from all over Malaysia.
The objective of the Roundtable Discussion was to create understanding, awareness and acceptance for mosque tourism among the management of mosques other than to stress on the importance and benefits of mosques as a tourism product. It is also the continuation of the Konvensyen Masjid-Masjid Pelancong Malaysia 2014 held on 2 October 2014 at the Ibnu Sina Auditorium, Putra Mosque, Putrajaya, which was jointly organised by JAKIM, The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP), ITC and Putra Mosque.
The First National Imam Roundtable – Mosque Tourism Edition was officiated by YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia on 23 February 2016 / 15 Jamadilawal 1437.