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The Iban Clan

Warriors at Heart Photo: Sarawak Tourism Board   They were once a tribe whose fearsome culture of headhunting, piracy and territory wars sent chills down the spines of many. Today, the Iban are still a powerful presence, albeit for a different, more innocuous reason – they are the largest ethnic group, indigenous or not, in Sarawak. They are considered as a ...

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Sarawak’s World of Business and Adventure

 Eric van Piggelen, CEO of BCCK One of the most critical aspects to business events is the venue, which sets the stage for how successful a business event is going to be. Drawing on the unique cultural heritage of Sarawak, the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) will be host to the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress—a gathering ...

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Wine Tourism Lessons From Down Under

Announcing the first wave of speakers for the IWINETC 2017!     By winepleasures We are thrilled to reveal the blend of  Mai Tjemsland MW, Susan Hulme MW, Judith Lewis & Robin Shaw as 2017 Keynotes. The 2017 Sicily Conference will include around 30 talks classified in one of the following areas: Professional Development: Expert advice & insight into enhancing ...

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A Decade of Success

The Sarawak Convention Bureau 2016 is an important milestone for the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), for this year, the state government agency celebrates ten years of operation. Photos by SCB Within this timeframe of existence, SCB has established an enviable track record, building itself a robust reputation as an effective catalyst for the growth of the business events ecosystem in ...

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ICCA Malaysia Committee puts shoulder to wheel for ICCA Congress Kuching

ICCA Meets Malaysia’s senior tourism and culture government officials     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.- At the recent ICCA Malaysia Committee meeting hosted by the newest member Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau, participants finalised their last preparations for the upcoming International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) 55th Congress and General Assembly. This year’s Congress will take place at the Borneo Convention ...

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The Centre the top choice and a win-win for exhibition organisers!

Purpose built exhibition space & a perfect location makes   Photos by KLCC-The Centre Kuala Lumpur.– The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has been utilising all of its 11 years of experience and creativity to craft customised event solutions in order to help Exhibition Organisers get more value from their event budgets. In particular, the Centre’s Exhibition team has ...

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Bario, Land of Fertility

Bountiful, Beautiful  Photo by: tong teckping    On the north-eastern fringe of Sarawak, close to the state boundary of Sabah and the international border of Kalimantan, is a mountain range called the Kelabit Highlands. These peaks are home to a town called Bario. Although modest in size and population, Bario is fast becoming a big name in tourism, drawing visitors ...

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Borneo’s 7 Wonders Bounced Into

The Magic of Las Vegas   Sarawak truly is where “business meets adventure’ for business events”   Las Vegas.- The show-stopping city of Las Vegas provided the stage to draw the final curtain on the exciting global tour that brought the “7 Wonders of Borneo” to the world, as Sarawak Convention Bureau concluded its 2016 world roadshow to promote ICCA ...

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ICCA signs 3 new “Association Relations Partners”

Road to Kuching, Malaysia/ 13-16 November 2016 Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Monaco Convention Bureau and Tourism New Zealand sign up as new ICCA Association Relations Partners. ICCA’s new Strategic Plan is in its inaugural year, and one of its key goals is to bring international associations more intimately into ICCA’s global community for the international association meetings industry. The ...

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VAT-Reimbursement, Trends and New Developments in European Cities

On Monday October 17, 2016 from 10:00 till 11:00, IMEX Location: Lido 3106 / Level 3 / Venetian / Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas With VAT rates ranging from 15 to 27%, it is essential to know where, how and when VAT is applied and how to recover it. By following the local VAT laws and regulations, not-for-profit ...

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