Sarawak

Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA). One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip (Agri-Fam) taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest 2018, 20–28 O...

Sarawak commits to growing business events

The government of the Malaysian state of Sarawak has announced it will enhance its social infrastructures to support the growth of business events in the region. Sarawak’s chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said business events are important components to not only promote but to develop Sarawak as a destination. He commented: “The government has invested a lot of funds to upgrade...

Gathering of the meetings industry TriBE in Kuching

The first homegrown business events conference for the Malaysian state of Sarawak, the Business Events Tribal Meet, known as TriBE 2018, has been hailed as a success for accelerating the state’s economic transformation through business events. Endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, TriBE 2018 is driven by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) with the support of major supp...

Anak Sarawak reveals finalists for annual awards

Malaysia’s Anak Sarawak Awards has officially announced the 17 finalists for its 9th edition. The Anak Sarawak Awards are an initiative of the Sarawak Convention Bureau, and will take place on Friday 24 August in conjunction with Sarawak’s inaugural conference, TriBE 2018. Nominees have been revealed for awards including the Business Events Journalism Award, the Young Leader Scholarship Award, the...

Sarawak is ‘Redefining Global Tribes’ Down Under

Sarawak, Malaysia, went ‘Down Under’ to gather over 500 senior managers at the recently held Associations Forum National Conference 2018 (AFNC 2018) at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia. Led by the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), representatives of Sarawak bore the award-winning Redefining Global Tribes anthem to foster global community ties for ...

Collaboration is key to business events growth in Sarawak

The Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) has announced the launch of a new platform, BESarawak Alliance, which will launch at its upcoming TriBE 2018 show. Sarawak is Malaysia’s largest state, and TriBE is its inaugural business events meet. It is being overseen by SCB, non-profit state agency whose role is to promote Sarawak as a destination for international meetings. The new platform aims to further...

Sarawak is ‘redefining global tribes’ by driving digital transformation in M&E

Under Sarawak’s destination campaign, ‘Redefining Global Tribes’ and driving digital transformation within the business events sector, the Malaysian state will play host to the inaugural business events Tribal Meet aka TriBE 2018 in Kuching on 24 August 2018. TriBE 2018, an initiative by the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), will gather over 200 business event professionals, comprising ...

Sarawak’s ICSA to grant up to US$2,500

Sarawak in Malaysia is looking to award grants of up to MYR10,000 (US$2,500) to fund travel, accommodation, association membership and convention registration fees to successful applicants under the International Convention Scholarship Award (ICSA). Initiated by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), this instalment of ICSA has issued grants to over 40 business events ambassadors since its inception in ...

Sarawak lines up US$27m worth of MICE business through to 2022

Malaysia’s Sarawak state secured 89 more Business Events (BE) in 2017 – 60 bids won and 29 bids supported.  The business will be disbursed statewide from 2018 to 2022 and will inject MYR107m (US$27m) in economic contribution. Last year Sarawak and its MICE industry partners played host to a total of 47 conventions, including the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum and the International Summit on Pea...

Sarawak’s Ultimate Bid Challenge

Malaysia’s Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) recently organised the Ultimate Bid Challenge, a two-day event providing sector professionals with a greater understanding of the art and science of bidding. “The evolution of the business events sector is inevitable. For Sarawak to offer a better delivery of service and create a thriving business events environment, it is vital to accelerate learning and...