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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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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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Sarawak Launches Event Legacy Journal

Sarawak in Malaysia has published the first volume of a new academic journal designed to help the sector “reset and recover” while identifying legacy opportunities. Business Event Sarawak joined with several bodies, including Iceberg partner ICCA, to create the International Journal of Business Events and Legacies IJBEL. Photo: Nicky Tay. From Association Meetings International…

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ICCA and BESarawak Partner on Legacy

Iceberg partner ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) has formalised a collaboration with BESarawak. The venture will see both working jointly on the new International Journal of Business Events and Legacies. GainingEdge, another Iceberg partner, and The Iceberg itself will also lend support to the publication. From Association Meetings International…

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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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Vancouver to Research Conference Legacies

Tourism and convention bureau Destination Vancouver has teamed up with local Capilano University to research the legacy of international conferences held in the city. A team of researchers will study five events held in Vancouver later this year and deliver findings to local stakeholders and to Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance. From Association Meetings International…

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Business Events Sarawak: Prioritising Legacy

Business Events Sarawak in Malaysia has launched the country’s first planning framework for organisers to create legacy-driven events that leave behind real change. Dubbed the Business Events Sarawak Legacy Initiative, this step by step guide designed to help groups reach their big-picture goals is separating the destination from others around the globe. From Boardroom…

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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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BESarawak: the Lasting Literary Legacies of the Longhouse Library

Community libraries in Sarawak, Malaysia, are leaving incredible legacies. One of them, Batang Ai’s Nanga Ukom Longhouse Library, is even a business events CSR project organised by BESarawak together with Iceberg partner ICCA on the occasion of Kuching, Sarawak, staging the Asia Pacific Regional Hub of the 59th ICCA Congress. From Options…

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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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BESarawak Launches Legacy Initiative

Business Events Sarawak, the local region’s convention bureau, has just launched a scheme to help congress organisers to leave positive legacies through their meetings. The initiative identifies five key areas where legacy occurs, namely sectoral, economic, environmental, plus community and social, and political. BESarawak’s initiative was launched at TRIBE. 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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Legacy Beats Tourism Receipts for Sarawak

A convention bureau leader has argued that knowledge and inward investment stimulated by business events has a “far greater value” than tourism receipts. Announcing new performance figures, the acting CEO of BESarawak Amelia Roziman said association meetings had “deeper” legacy benefits. From Association Meetings International…

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Sarawak: Early Childhood Education Legacies

The legacies of business events should start early on in life. July 2019 saw a new era begin for Malaysia’s youngest children on the back of the 2nd Sarawak Conference on Inclusive Early Childhood Education. Organised by Fu Yuan Kindergarten, the three-day meeting brought together more than 800 people from over 20 countries. From Boardroom…

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BESarawak Secures Bid Win Record Numbers

Business Events Sarawak at Sarawak Convention Bureau has announced that the Malaysian state has made history by securing its highest number of bid wins to date. The news was broken at the annual BESarawak Appreciation Dinner. Legacy Impact Assessment has counted 965 potential benefits from these 76 events for Sarawak. From Meetings International…

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TriBE: Innovation Day Staged by BESarawak

Business Events Sarawak from Sarawak Convention Bureau has successfully hosted its first TriBE: Innovation Day. It took place at Pullman Hotel, Kuching, where industry partners gathered to celebrate 22 graduates of the TriBE: Innovation Masterclass. The focus on professional development is all part of BESarawak’s “Legacy Impact Programme”. From Boardroom…

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Sarawak: Looking to Social Impact and Legacy

Business Events Sarawak is looking beyond the narrow limits of business tourism’s financial benefits. Malaysia’s biggest state and second-tier conference destination, with fast-increasing popularity, has recently expanded its focus towards the social impact and remote legacy that meetings can leave behind, like April’s Borneo Coffee Symposium. From Boardroom…

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Walking the Talk: The ICT CSR Legacies of Sarawak CB

School computer labs across rural Sarawak, Malaysia, will be benefitting after convention organisers and their delegates complete surveys from the Sarawak Convention Bureau. Sarawak CB will be making a donation for each returned form to the Chumbaka Junior Innovate Fund. By Jane Vong Holmes, Senior Manager Asia, at Iceberg Partner GainingEdge (second left). Many of the world’s…

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Sarawak: Growing Agriculture Through Business Events

Sarawak in Malaysia is leveraging business events to help it become a smart agriculture hub for the Asia Pacific region. The BESarawak Alliance has been formed to encourage growth in key sectors, and one of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip taking place in conjunction with the first Sarawak AgroFest. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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