Sarawak will debut at one of the world’s global trade shows for business events with its inaugural stand-alone pavilion at IMEX Frankfurt, Germany from 23-25 May 2023.
This year, the pavilion — Tribe Legacy Sarawak — by Business Events Sarawak is themed ‘Business Events Support Community Development’, a unique celebration of the industry’s strong involvement with local communities and contribution to economic, social and cultural sustainability in Sarawak. The presence at IMEX Frankfurt’s show floor is expected to strengthen its position as an international destination for legacy, thought leadership and innovation.
The pavilion will feature an exhibition on Sarawak’s legacy impact development, Post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030 (PCDS) and the International Journal of Business Events and Legacies. Reflecting Sarawak’s commitment to social sustainability, BE Sarawak has partnered with several Small and Medium Enterprises and NGOs to exhibit a range of products.
“PCDS is a pivotal government strategy for Sarawak to achieve economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability by 2030,” expressed Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts. “The Sarawak Government is invested in using business events as a business and collaboration platform to address ESG agendas, therefore the plenaries taking place at the pavilion will be significant for global decision makers and key opinion leaders in any of the six economic sectors and seven enabler sectors.”
Pavilion visitors can find Sarawak’s Tribe Legacy Sarawak pavilion at stand number B230 and meet with Sarawak’s six exhibiting industry partners: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching; Pullman Kuching and Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel; tourism and hospitality services provider Hemisphere Corporation; professional conference organisers ARC Creators and Place Borneo and destination management company CPH Travel Agencies.
“Associations, hosted buyers, industry partners and media are fully welcome to visit our pavilion, attend any of the plenaries and meet with Sarawak’s industry partners,” announced Amelia Roziman, CEO of BESarawak. “We are encouraging associations, destination marketing organisations and convention & visitor bureaux from around the world to meet at the pavilion and discuss how we can collaborate to develop legacy impact and sustainability together”.
In addition to the exhibited features, a press conference will be held on the first day of IMEX Frankfurt (23 May, Central European Time) to unveil the 3-year Legacy Impact Master Action Plan and make an official announcement with the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Sustainability on their commitment to legacy impact.
Since Kuching is Malaysia’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy, pavilion visitors will be entertained with a creative mixology showcase by food and beverage provider, The Bibber’s Tale. The range of artisanal beverages will introduce international palates to the unique flavours of ingredients native to Sarawak and flaunt the inventive relationship between the destination’s food and beverage industry and rich produce.