KUCHING: Amelia Roziman has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Business Events Sarawak by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) Sarawak and the Board of Directors (BOD) of Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak)
“She will work as the CEO starting Aug 1 to lead Malaysia’s first convention bureau in Sarawak,” said BESarawak in a statement.
BESarawak is a non-profit organisation that is fully backed and funded by the Sarawak state to organise meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.
It said that Amelia had more than 20 years of experience in branding as well as marketing and 15 years of experience in business events.
“She is also one of the pioneer team members of BESarawak when it was formed in 2006. She started as a sales coordinator and climbed up the corporate ladder with outstanding performance, creativity, visionary and leadership.
“Hence, Motac Sarawak and the BOD of BESarawak hope that her leadership and global accomplishments will hone Sarawak’s business events industry towards defining a higher purpose of developing, bidding, and hosting business events,” added BESarawak.
It pointed out that Sarawak’s Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 of 10 years was in line with BESarawak’s approach to align with the government’s aspirations through Legacy Impact, a motion that promoted sectoral, community and social, trade and investment, political and environmental development from business events.
Amelia said, “This is a win-win situation for Sarawak and convention planners as Legacy Impact is guiding planners to take strategic actions on their long-term legacy goals.
“I have always wanted to have an active role in making a difference to my homeland, Sarawak.
“I grew up from a humble background. Therefore, I understand the adversities faced by those from similar backgrounds.
“Being one of the contributors in developing the PCDS with the inclusion of implementing the Legacy Impact motion has given me an amazing opportunity to integrate my personal and professional goals and take Sarawak to another level in developing this industry.”
Amelia added she was honoured to be able to serve and work with a dynamic team in BESarawak.
“The support and guidance given by my team, family, former CEOs, board members; not forgetting to mention the local, national, and international industry and stakeholders, have made me what I am today.
“Together we can make a difference to our industry, state, country and ultimately, the world,” she said.