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9th Anak Sarawak Awards Unveils 17 Finalists

Kuching, 10th August 2018: Malaysia’s first award for Business Events – the Anak Sarawak Awards, officially announces the finalists for its 9th edition of the flagship awards.

Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Y.B Datuk Lee Kim Shin extends his congratulations as well as highlights the role of sector partners, “Industry partners, convention hosts, and the media all hold an equal stake in developing the Business Events sector (meetings, exhibitions, congress and exhibitions), and this is one of the platforms where we can honour their contributions.”

“Everyone has different roles, but united under one single goal, our contributions will propel the sector and Sarawak forward in great strides,” continued Y.B Datuk Lee.

Y.B Datuk Lee Kim Shin (3rd left) – Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Amelia Roziman (3rd right), Chief Operating Officer of Sarawak Convention Bureau, showing off the 9th Anak Sarawak trophies, flanked by Anedia Kahar (extreme left) – SCB’s Head of Business Development, Jemima Rinai Joseph (2nd left) – TriBE 2018 Co-Chairperson, Jonathan Soon (2nd right) – TriBE 2018 Co-Chairperson, and Christina Jennifer (extreme right) – SCB’s Executive PA to Chief Operating Officer and Chairman.

He further explains the significance of the 9th Anak Sarawak Awards, “Beyond the recognition, the 9th Anak Sarawak Awards is a platform for sector partners to gain greater exposure, build new alliances, enhance their brand, and co-develop the sector.”

An initiative of the Sarawak Convention Bureau, the 9th Anak Sarawak Awards will take place on Friday, 24th August 2018 in conjunction with Sarawak’s inaugural conference – the Business Events Tribal Meet (TriBE 2018) which will gather over 200 delegates from associations, industry partners, media to facilitate Sarawak’s digital economic transformation through Business Events.

“It is with great pride that what started out as an appreciation initiative to local hosts who has won bids, has now become a benchmark of excellence for the Business Events sector. We would like to thank all our sector partners for their excellence and dedication, especially in the recent years, which is evident from our performance and the number of quality submissions we have received,” remarked Amelia Roziman, Chief Operating Officer of the Sarawak Convention Bureau.

“I would like to congratulate the finalists, as well as the nominees for the Outstanding Achievement awards, which will be announced at the awards,” concluded Roziman.

The 9th Anak Sarawak Awards will recognise sector excellence in 2016 and 2017.

The finalist for the 9th Anak Sarawak Awards 2016/2017 are:

Business Events Journalism Award (Print/Online)

  1. Najihah Binti Abdullah Sani (Sarawak Business Event Sector Sprints Ahead, Focus Malaysia)
  2. Puvaneswary A/P S.Selvadurai (An Outstanding Tribe, TTG Asia Media)
  3. Yvonne Tuah Merawin (Biz Events: What’s Next for Sarawak, Borneo Post)

Young Leader Scholarship Award

  1. Jeremy anak Jamaludin (CPH Travel Agencies)
  2. Prescilla Susanti Sulau (Ecogreen Holidays Sdn Bhd)
  3. Rachel anak Frankie (Bung Bratak Cultural Group)

Meeting Venues of Excellence Award

  1. Hilton Kuching
  2. Imperial Hotel Miri

Products and Services of Excellence Award

  1. Bung Batak Cultural Group
  2. Edwin Lay Photography
  3. Paradesa Borneo

Corporate Events of Excellence Award

  1. Big Walk with Difference 2017 (Cat City Holidays Sdn Bhd)
  2. 24th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education 2016 Conference Tours (CPH Travel Agencies)
  3. 55th International Congress and Convention Association 2016 Welcoming Dinner (Spiral Arts & Design)

Convention of Excellence Award

  1. 55th International Congress and Convention Association Congress 2016 (CPH Travel Agencies)
  2. College of Surgeons Academy of Medicine Malaysia Annual Scientific Congress (College of Surgeon Academy of Medicine Malaysia)
  3. Tedx Kenyalang 2017 (Koperasi Pro Belia Inovatif Sarawak)

Outstanding Achievement Awards

  • To be announced at the 9th Anak Sarawak Awards

For more information on TriBE 2018, please head to http://www.tribe-assembly.com/ or contact TriBE 2018 Conference Organiser, Terence Lim of Borneo Tru Events at +60138393365.