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BESarawak Hosts Inaugural ICCA Association Masterclass

In a three-part video report from the Legacy Capital of Malaysia, #Meet4Impact’s Geneviève Leclerc and GainingEdge Chairman, Gary Grimmer, share the journey of the inaugural 2-day ICCA Association Impact Masterclass, hosted by the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism and funded by BESarawak, led by CEO, Amelia Roziman. Leclerc and Grimmer emphasize the importance of establishing the…

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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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