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2023 January IJBEL studio will invite two young event professionals who are in their twenties to share their views on the landscape of business events in Sarawak. The multifold challenges faced by event professionals past COVID-19 and the role of the youth in solving these problems will also be discussed.

Date: Monday, January 30, 2023
Time: 2.00 pm

Please join this studio through Google meet Link: https://meet.google.com/nea-obxn-fvd

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This JANUARY IJBEL STUDIO – The Business Event Industry Through The Eyes of Youths on 30th January 2023 invited two young event professionals who are in their twenties to share their views on the landscape of business events in Sarawak. The multifold challenges faced by event professionals past COVID-19 and the role of the youth in solving these problems also discussed.

International Journal of Business Events and Legacies (IJBEL) hosted its first workshop on the topic of “Writing an Exciting Legacy Article” on 19th December 2022.

The workshop was designed to facilitate idea generation and collaborative development among academicians and practitioners who are keen to share conceptual ideas, good practice examples, critical reflections, or innovative outcomes related to legacy impacts and UN SDGs induced by business events.

The specific handouts that have been used in IJBEL STUDIO workshop are available here: 
What are legacy impacts and how to achieve them?
Perspectives for reporting and appropriate writing formats

This November IJBEL STUDIO – Announcement of Vol. 1 IJBEL on 1st November 2022 broadcasted the ceremony of announcing the Vol 1 Issue 1 of the International Journal of Business Events and Legacies, officiated by Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts, YB Dato Sri Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Academics and industry players in the relevant industries are cordially invited to join.

This October IJBEL STUDIO – Rethinking Legacies of Business Events: Curtin’s Own and Beyond on 12th October 2022 invites participants from Curtin’s global campuses in Perth, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius and Malaysia and their related business communities to a critical reflection on the role of universities when it comes to creating legacies through business events.
The current editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Business Events and Legacies (IJBEL), Prof. Dr. Andreas H. Zins invites to this conversation which coincides with the publication of the inaugural issue of this new journal. Academia is strongly involved in conferences, congresses, and exhibitions. With the changing of governance criteria relevant to associations, destinations and universities, it is timely to review the four Ps: participants, presentations, published papers and imPact factors which are the common KPIs in the academic world.

IJBEL September Studio – Special Session on Business Event at the ICRTH 2022 on 3rd September 2022 is hosted by Sarawak Research Society and Curtin University Malaysia. We proudly invited a few speakers: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Holmes from Curtin University Australia (Bentley Campus), Dr. Ubaldino Couto from Macau Institute for tourism Studies and Asst. Prof. Dr. Li Ding from Institute Paul Bocuse France to join us in this studio.
International Conference on Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (ICRTH) 2022 is an academic and professional (industry) event that advances the discourse on responsible tours for sustainable development. This event is a continuation of ICRTH2021 held on 27-28 May last year which attracted approximately 3,500 virtual delegates from 96 countries.

IJBEL invites you to its August Studio – IJBEL Series 5: Business Events outside the United Kingdom: How will the United Kingdom Proceed, and How can Malaysia Adapt?, on 2nd August 2022 with Dr Jane Chang, Prof Ainurul Rosli, Dr Sharifah Alwi and Dr Asieh Hosseini Tabaghdehi. This IJBEL studio invited academic researchers from Brunel University, London to discuss on the business event landscape post COVID-19 in the context of United Kingdom. Their perspectives on key lessons that business event practitioners in Malaysia must take home with will also be discussed.

IJBEL invites you to its July Studio – IJBEL Series 4: A meeting with tourism stakeholder on Business Events, on 28th July 2022 with Mr Ian Kuek, Mr Wilson Ho and Ms Carolyn. IJBEL STUDIO aims to present current research on business events and related issues, with one of the focus on best practices and emerging ways of revitalising the tourism sector, particularly in the post COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, a sharing of tourism stakeholders to maintain and revitalise Miri’s tourist destinations is believed would provide valuable insights to our audience.

IJBEL invites you to its June Studio – IJBEL Series 3: Governance and Business Events, on 14th June 2022 with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak, Datu Hii Chang Kee, CEO Amelia Roziman, Business Events Sarawak and Dr. Hiram Ting, Sarawak Research Society. Business event has always been one of the priorities of the state government. This STUDIO discusses how the business event(s) can have a broad impact on the host society and economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarawak implemented Post COVID-19 Development Strategy 2030 (PCDS 2030), focusing on eco-tourism and business events. There is a huge emphasis on homegrown businesses from Sarawak’s government to stimulate more local economic and research-related homegrown events.

The second series brings you to IJBEL Series 2: APACHRIE Panel Session Business Events and Social Impact. In this recording for ApacCHRIE panel session, 6 speakers (mainly lecturers) from a range of international perspectives and case studies related to business events and their impacts. The speakers are Nicholas Wise of Arizona State University, Belinda Fong Trim of the Sunway Education Group,  ‪Pek Yen Teh of Sunway University, Francesca D’Angella of IULM University, as well as Deborah Edwards and Carmel Foley of the University of Technology Sydney. 

IJBEL Series 1: Destination marketing and Business Events by Dr. Jeffrey Jee gathered a few panelists: President Mdm Audry Wan Ullok of Sarawak Tourism Federation, COO Noor Ahmad Hamid of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Dr Jee Teck Weng; the lecturer and director at the School of Business in Swinburne University in Sarawak, and Prof. Andreas H. Zins, the current editor in chief of IJBEL. In this series, the panelists discuss how to promote a destination and how business events can assist in destination marketing. The similarities and differences between destination marketing and business events were addressed and their impacts were reflected in the tourism of Sarawak as well.

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