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Unlocking Government Support the Sarawak Way

Chief Executive Officer of Business Events Sarawak and The Iceberg Ambassador Amelia Roziman ABS CIS combines with GainingEdge Chairman, Gary Grimmer, to share the success of her organisation as she prepares to host of the first ever ICCA Association Impact Masterclass being held in Kuching in April. Alignment to the 10-Year Development Strategy of the…

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26 April 2024

Association Impact Masterclass, Sarawak, Malaysia

Co-created by ICCA, Meet4Impact and GainingEdge, the Association Impact Masterclass is a new groundbreaking training programme, aligning seamlessly with the ICCASkills certification programme. This initiative will add valuable enhanced capabilities to the skillsets of association professionals worldwide, enabling them to design, deliver, and measure the impacts of their activities. Associations play a crucial role globally…

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7 November 2023

AIPC ASIA Summit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Join industry leaders, event professionals, and innovators to explore cutting-edge trends, strategies, and technologies driving the future of event management. Delve into global outlook, technological advancements, customer insights, sustainability, economic impact, AI utilization, business development, and thought-provoking debates. Unleash the potential of your events.

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Motac Wants Exhibition Industry to be More Aggressive

Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has urged the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) to be more aggressive in hosting international events. “As international travels are returning to normal, the ministry is proactively supporting business events activities that will bring more delegates into the country.” From The Malaysian Reserve…

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Sarawak Secures 100 Business Events for 2023

Sarawak’s business events industry wrapped up 2022 on a high note after securing 100 business events for 2023, exceeding the initial target of 90 at an achievement rate of 111 per cent. Business Events Sarawak said the 100 business events were worth an estimated RM359 million in total economic impact. From New Sarawak Tribune…

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2 March 2023

Book Extract: “Business Event Legacies” by Goodfellow

Last year Goodfellow Publishers released “Business Event Legacies: Global industry case studies”, from Carmel Foley, Deborah Edwards and Karin Weber. Previous work by Foley and Edwards includes the first JMIC Case Study published here on The Iceberg, and this book cites all of those studies. Here the volume’s content is outlined. From Meetings International…

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Gary Grimmer Talks GainingEdge, Sector Resilience and More

Gary Grimmer, the Executive Chairman of Iceberg partner GainingEdge, has been revisiting both his own career path through four convention bureaux, plus the journey of his consultancy from its early days through to navigating the COVID-19 crisis. In this interview he also talks through the GainingEdge report “Leveraging Intellectual Capitals”. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Recovery Strong, Says UFI Global Barometer

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship research Global Exhibition Barometer. This shows the sector bouncing back quickly, with revenue for the first half of 2023 expected to reach 87 percent of comparable 2019 levels (2019 being the industry’s strongest year to date). Fom Exhibition World…

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Sarawak’s Tourism Minister Discusses Legacy Strategy

Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Creative Industries and Performing Arts, the Honourable Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, has been discussing the Malaysian state’s approach to recovery and its strategy of promoting business event legacy creation. Subjects covered include ventures with Iceberg partners GDS-Index and ICCA. From Boardroom…

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Global Exhibitions Day Marked Across Globe

The seventh edition of GED (Global Exhibitions Day) on 1st June 2022 celebrated the manner exhibitions and face-to-face business events drive the global economy. GED this year focused on facilitating growth and recovery, and was marked by the Messe Frankfurt team during IMEX (pictured), amongst many others. From Exhibition World…

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Business Event Legacy Journal Launched

A journal documenting the wider societal benefits of international association meetings and of other business events has been launched in Malaysia. Curtin University and Business Events Sarawak are the main “International Journal of Business Events and Legacies” partners. The publication will share case studies from 44 organisations. From Association Meetings International…

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UFI Global Barometer Notes Recovery

Iceberg partner UFI, the global association of the exhibition sector, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer. Figures highlight the quickening pace of the industry’s recovery in 2022 after the continuing impact of the pandemic throughout 2021. The results vary between locations, primarily driven by reopening  dates for exhibitions.. From Exhibition World…

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MyCEB Unveils Business Events “3R” Recovery

Malaysia’s MyCEB, with help from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Economic Planning unit, will soon introduce a 3R (Reset, Restart and Responsible) recovery programme for business events. MyCEB will reduce travel costs to Malaysia for international delegates, and provide full COVID-19 insurance and PCR test costs. From TTGmice…

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BESarawak Marks 15 Years with Legacy

The crucial role played by meetings in developing economies has been underscored with Business Events Sarawak’s revelation it had secured RM3 billion ($718 million) in business from conferences. Now marking its fifteenth anniversary, the convention bureau also intends deeper societal impact, with half of bid wins to be legacy-driven. From Association Meetings International…

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BESarawak Legacies: Celebrate the Past to Awaken the Future

“MICE” is a term long-associated with the meetings sector. But now the small and wily mouse-deer of Malaysian folklore has become a metaphor for how Business Events Sarawak has crossed the river after the pandemic and resumed business events activities through its Legacy Impact Initiative. Photo: Dave Curtis. By Jane Vong Holmes, Senior Manager Asia, GainingEdge….

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Overseas to Return in 2022-23, Says Study

Association meeting planners are eager to return to in person events according to a recent report. The Business Events Consumer Demand Project from Tourism Australia found that nearly half of their association respondents, or 45 percent, had held meetings over the past ten months, including those with delegates attending on site. From Association Meetings International…

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Sarawak in Malaysia Signs up to GDS-Index

In a first for Malaysia, Sarawak has now joined the Global Destination Sustainability Index for Business Events and Tourism, by launching the GDSI Partnership Programme Sarawak Region. Kuching city has been selected as the pilot project, putting it among 75 destinations signed up to the Iceberg partner. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Malaysian Venues Assist Vaccination Rollout

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is now Malaysia’s largest vaccination centre. The Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched the Business Events Stewards Programme. Backed also by the secretariat of the Malaysia Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers, the scheme is providing volunteer venue staff at vaccination centres. From Exhibition World…

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Malaysia Wins Slew of Association Meetings

Malaysia has proved the show must go on after winning several major association meetings. Convention and exhibition bureau MyCEB has secured 46 bids for meetings and events over the last three months, including international conventions such as the Asian-Ocean Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2024. From Association Meetings International…

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