Sarawak Convention Bureau scores more business events in 2016
Kuching, Sarawak, January 26, 2017
Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) and its partners have landed 83 more business events in 2016 – 59 bids won and 24 bids supported – to be held between 2017 and 2020.
Along with attracting another 35,000 delegates in the years to come, 2016 marked a booming decade of business events in Sarawak with the hosting of the 55th ICCA Congress.
Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
"Over the long term we can expect these 35,000 delegates to import to Sarawak vital research, knowledge exchange, technical expertise and trade partnerships, while in the short term they will spend RM56 million (US$12.6 million) in Sarawak in Direct Delegate Expenditure," said Mike Cannon, group CEO and managing director for SCB and Sarawak Tourism.
Sarawak is also readying to host at least 27 major events in notable fields this year, including the 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health 2017, IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications 2017, and 29th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with The 21st Malaysian Conference of Psychological Medicine 2017.