About MAPS

MAPS – The Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers is the leading professional association for speakers in Malaysia, committed to developing the professional speaking business for its members, both locally and internationally.

who we are

MAPS – The Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers is the leading professional association for speakers in Malaysia, committed to developing the professional speaking business for its members, both locally and internationally.

Our members are subject matter experts in their respective fields. They are either already in the business of speaking and training professionally, or amongst those who are interested and aspire to do so.  We have a range of keynote speakers, consultants, trainers, adult educators, coaches, and similar other roles.

Our eight
professional competencies

As Founding President of MAPS, my purpose is to build a better future for those in the professional speaking business. Whereby members care to share to upgrade one another professional competencies.

Dato Lawrence Chan,
Asia’s First CSP

Maps History

MAPS was founded by Dato’ Lawrence Chan, CSP in 2001 with the support of National Speakers Association (NSA) Founder, Cavett Robert

In 2005, MAPS became a member of the International Federation For Professional Speakers (IFFPS) with the guidance and leadership of Past President, The Late PM Low. In 2009 the name was officially changed from the IFFPS to the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).

MAPS' historical list of past presidents

Bavani Periasamy

Immediate Past President

Anthony Ferdandez (Late)

2017-2018

Johann Paul Gregory

Johann Paul Gregory

2016

Jegatheeswaran Manoharan

2014-2015

Raymond Phoon, CSP

2012-2013

Jonathan Low, CSP

2017-2018

Yogathevan, Ng Tiann Watt

2008-2009

Dato' Dr Sheikh Omar

2006-2007

PM Low (Late)

2004-2005

Dr Yew KK

2003

Gerald Green (Late)

2002

Dato Lawrence

Lawrence Chan Kum Peng, CSP

Founder President & Advisor | 2001

Global Speakers Federation

MAPS is part of the Global Speakers Federation The GSF is a global body that sets standards for professional speakers. It currently comprises 17 independent speaker associations representing nations and individuals from over 20 countries.