Annual Report

Sarawak reports business events made US$87m in economic impact for the state in 2021

Business Events Sarawak’s (BESarawak) latest performance report noted that the Malaysian state had secured 109 business events with an estimated RM365m (US$87m) in total economic impact from 2020 to 2021. The report declared this created RM21.4m in tax revenue and approximately 28,289 new job opportunities. BESarawak announced that the destination has secured at least 43,471 delegates over a total...

Melbourne secures 40 business events worth AUD$150m

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), Australia, has announced it has secured 40 business events worth AUD$150m (US$109m). This adds to MCB’s pipeline of 118 business events between 2022-2028 that the Bureau says will attract 133,495 delegates, filling 387,372 hotel room nights and injecting $804m into Victoria’s visitor economy. Julia Swanson (pictured), chief executive of MCB, said: “Driving econom...