S’wak launches second business events journal at Europe’s largest trade show for meetings, events

Snowdan Lawan (front row, centre) launches IJBEL's special edition on sustainability at IMEX Frankfurt, Germany.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 17: The International Journal of Business Events and Legacies (IJBEL) Strategic Advisory Tripartite comprising Sarawak Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts (MTCP); the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA); and Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak), have launched the second issue and volume of IJBEL at IMEX Frankfurt 2024 held in Frankfurt, Germany, recently.

IJBEL is the first international publication dedicated to business events and legacies that aims to bridge the gap between academic and non-academic communities.


Present to launch the journal was Sarawak Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts Dato Snowdan Lawan.

According to a press release, following the successful release of the first issue and volume of IJBEL in 2022, Issue 2, Volume 2 of IJBEL takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability, covering social, economic, and environmental aspects and emphasises the collective role individuals and organisations can play in fostering a sustainable business events industry. It contains nine academic papers.

MTCP Minister and IJBEL patron Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said that adopting sustainable practices in the industry goes beyond minimising waste, reducing carbon footprints, and promoting responsible consumption.

“We need to examine whether our current practices promote local partnerships, create opportunities for local talents and diverse communities to contribute to the sustainability goal, and encourage leadership that celebrates diversity and inclusion. This edition is about thinking globally and acting locally for lasting change.

“To make and emphasise the positive impact of what we do, we must pay attention to the finer details and recognise the significance of our actions in shaping outcomes. We hope that everyone can draw inspiration from this special edition and apply it in the future. The IJBEL Strategic Advisory Tripartite is also open to welcome more collaborators,” he reportedly said.

IJBEL is inviting submissions for papers, and interested authors can submit their manuscripts through the official website. — DayakDaily