Kuching, Sarawak has won the right to host the prestigious Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) International Scientific Meeting in 2012. The three-day event is expected to generate over RM 2.7 million for the local hospitality and tourism sector.
The winning bid is a credit to the collaborative efforts of the Malaysian team comprising Obsterical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia and the Sarawak Convention Bureau.
RCOG International Scientific Meeting 2012 will see the gathering of some 1,350 national and international participants at the new Borneo Convention Centre Kuching in mid 2012.
Dr. R. Gunasegaran, Chairman, Organising Committee RCOG 2012 Bid and Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) said “This International scientific meeting will create an opportunity and platform for all of us to contribute and give to the people of Malaysia especially in Sarawak. This meeting also will have direct impact on the people at large, and the knowledge and skills will make their lives better”.
“My committee and I know that the contrast between traditional and contemporary Sarawak will appeal to delegates who attend the scientific meeting. Kuching is a city on the move with a new international airport, state-of-the-art convention centre and impressive new hotels,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mrs Jill Henry, CEO of the Sarawak Convention Bureau added “Winning this prestigious event will help add to the credibility of Sarawak as a new hub for medical association conventions. Our unique destination offers rainforest side by side with a booming export economy means that professional delegates will have a memorable and productive meeting.”
For the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, organising large conferences is nothing new. The committee have successfully organised the FIGO 2006 World Congress in Kuala Lumpur and are looking forward to planning the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Scientific Meeting 2012 in Kuching, Sarawak.