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Sarawak Convention Bureau, Malaysia, Wins Icca Best Marketing Award 2008

It gives us great pleasure to announce Sarawak Convention Bureau as the winner of this year’s Best Marketing Award. Congratulations to Jill Henry, Amelia Roziman and their team on their success.

The ICCA Best Marketing Award, established in 1997, recognises the excellence and outstanding achievements of organisations in their effort to market their destination or product. The winners were announced during the closing session of the 47th ICCA Congress & Exhibition which took place 1-5 November 2008 in Victoria, Canada.

They will receive a valuable marketing package worth approximately €10,000* offered by Best Marketing Award sponsor, Bedouk Meetings & Events Media, and ICCA will actively acknowledge them in its communication to members and clients.

On winning the award, Jill Henry, Chief Executive Officer, said:  “We were thrilled just to be selected as finalists as it gave us a chance to promote Sarawak to international meeting planners. As a relative newcomer we did not expect to be bringing this prestigious award home to Malaysia. Nothing is more daunting presenting to a tough international audience like ICCA. The members represent the most experienced international marketers in the MICE industry today”.

Congratulations also to this year’s other finalists: Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool and Salt Lake Visitors and Convention Bureau!

The ICCA Best Marketing Award is sponsored by Bedouk Meetings & Events Media.

Today, Bedouk Meetings & Events Media publish some of the most popular guides and websites for International Conference, Meeting and Incentive Planners, including a highly respected annual global directory.  Bedouk are pleased to offer the Best Marketing Award winner a promotional campaign in the Bedouk Worldwide Meeting Planners' Guide and on their brand new version of, together worth €7500.  The winner will also receive a complimentary full page advertisement in the ICCA Membership directory, worth €2400.


For more information on the
2008 ICCA Congress & Exhibition please visit the ICCA Congress website: 

Picture caption: "From left to right: Mohd Rosly Selamat (Director of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau), Anthony Wong (ICCA’s 1st Vice President), Amelia Roziman and Jill Henry of the Sarawak Convention Bureau, and Patrick Delaney, presenter and Chairman of the BMA Judgment Panel".

Picture by 
Jon Benjamin Photography. You can download a high-res version here. Please recognise Jon Benjamin Photography as a source when publishing the picture.

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