Singapore: Sarawak’s business events industry continue its momentum of achievements as 2 Sarawakians have been named as Business Events Influencers by Asia’s leading industry magazine, Biz Events Asia (BEA).
Ronald Lim and Amelia Roziman, both from Kuching, Sarawak, were applauded for their vast experience and dedication towards Sarawak’s business events industry which seats them among 18 other influencers from several countries – making them the first Sarawakians to hold such a title for Sarawak.
Ronald Lim has been in the industry for 15 years and is the first Sarawakian to be appointed by International Telecom Union – an agency under United Nations – for 5 years consecutively as the Technical Consultant for the annual Telecom World Congress. He is now the co-founder of Conference People – a homegrown professional conference organiser brand in Sarawak which won numerous Asia Pacific Annual Conferences (APAC) and national level congresses since its inception. His tremendous global experience has enabled him to champion sustainable events through event technology.
“Event technology is today’s solution to address the challenge of sustainable events”, says Ronald Lim. “Being sustainable is more than just going green; it is cost-effective for planners, encourages better data collection and could potentially improve the image of an organisation. With Sarawak focusing on the digital economy, it makes sense to embrace event technologies and event data collected for a more efficient business events industry.”
Besides Ronald, another influencer is climbing up the ladder of international industry recognition and success since the birth of Sarawak’s business events industry. Amelia Roziman, who is now the Chief Operating Officer of Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak), started as the bureau’s sales coordinator 13 years ago before becoming a key figure in the industry. Today, she is leading Sarawak to pioneer the Legacy Impact movement on a global scale while advocating the new development and strategising the direction of the business events sector to the Sarawak Government.
“My passion fuels the work that I do. I believe that the business events sector provides a big potential in transforming Sarawak’s economic and social development through legacy impacts.” mentions Amelia. She will be featuring as the first Malaysian woman to speak at ‘She Means Business’ at IMEX Frankfurt, highlighting how her Bidayuh culture has been her biggest inspiration, “I am deeply rooted to cultural and familial roots, and believe that passion and business can forge thriving success in one’s personal and professional life.”
Member of SITE International Board of Directors and co-founder and CEO of Untangled – a company with two brands, Biz Events Asia and U AGENCY, El Kwang, has been in the business long enough to know that the inevitable ingredient that has driven Asia’s rapid rise in the global meeting industry is the people behind it – “At Biz Events Asia, we celebrate diversity and inclusiveness. We are delighted to have Asian influencers who are great
culture shapers for our industry. Being an inspiring figure is to go beyond the conventional of just doing a job; they embody the passion and enthusiasm that fulfil the needs of our industry”.
Asia’s is one of the fastest growing regions for business events, with Sarawak as one of the strongest 2nd -tier destinations and leading the transformation of global economies and communities under its Legacy Impact Programme.