Karim: Business Events Sarawak’s BEData sharing initiative beneficial for Sarawak’s business sector

Datuk Sebastian Ting (center) hitting the gong to as a symbolic for the launching ceremony of BESarawak Centralised Collaboration and Data Sharing Initiative (BEdata), at BESarawak’s Tribe Assembly 2021, while Deputy Chairman of Business Events Sarawak Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg (left) and chief executive officer of Business Events Sarawak Amelia Roziman (right) look on.

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KUCHING, Nov 26: BESarawak (Business Event Sarawak) BEData sharing initiative is important to growing the business sector in Sarawak, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

According to Karim, firstly, it will provide an actual overview of the business events sector in the State and measure its impact on the local economy.

“It will also generate statistical data for better investment and funding support to ensure that the sector remains competitive.


“Last but not least, BEData will assist in vital decision making when formulating strategic and tactical plans to further develop the industry in Sarawak, which will increase our credibility as a preferred business events destination,” said Karim whose text speech was read by Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew during the launching ceremony BESarawak Centralised Collaboration and Data Sharing Initiative (BEdata), at BESarawak’s Tribe Assembly 2021, held at a local hotel, today.

Karim noted, at the very core of this initiative, BEData will be favorable for other sectors too.

As such, he encouraged both the public and private sectors to come forward and contribute as much data as possible.

He emphasised that Sarawak, as a destination, is accountable to develop the industry in a holistic manner by securing public and private sector partnerships, and everyone must nurture the ecosystem together.

“This is why your contribution to BEData is crucial to improving the systems and services that maintain Sarawak’s economic, social, and cultural standards,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Karim also congratulate BESarawak on the launch of the BEData initiative.

“This is, by far, one of the most exciting advances for the business events sector in Sarawak; and one that will make a true impact in the future,” he said.

The Tribe Assembly 2021 is the next episode of Tribe Assembly series which was first organised in 2018 to award and celebrate the achievements of industry partners.

However, besides recognising talents, this year’s event expanded its programme to include education sessions and a fireside chat with government and business events stakeholders, as well as a launch.

Beyond obtaining an overview of Sarawak’s business events sector and its local economic impact, BEData creates a baseline for data generation concerning meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions, and provides in-depth market analysis to support lead generation and business development.

Data contribution is predominantly by the government sector with the aid of private sectors. In addition, BEData is expected to support investment decisions made by the government to ensure the sector remains competitive; while assisting in formulating strategic and tactical plans to develop the industry.

To enquire about BEData and how you can contribute, contact Elynnie Dominic Jau via email at elynnie@sarawakcb.com or call +082 242-516.

To enquire about BESarawak’s education programmes, or speak to Dylan Redas Noel at dylan@sarawakcb.com or call +082 242-516. — DayakDaily