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Tech Guru and Body Language Expert among line-up of speakers at TriBE 2018

Author: Angelos Restanis / Date: Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:09
Christian Chua
Christian Chua

An initiative of the Sarawak Convention Bureau, Chief Operating Officer Amelia Roziman highlights the value of knowledge transfer as an important yield of Business Events.

Kuching - Sarawak’s first conference for Business Events, the Business Events Tribal Meet (TriBE 2018), kicks-off the conference with 2 keynote sessions featuring tech guru Corbin Ball (Canada) and body language expert Christian Chua (Singapore) on Friday, 24th August 2018 at Pullman Kuching, Sarawak.

This will be followed by a fireside chat with panellists from global Business Events authorities namely the International Congress and Convention Associations–ICCA (Netherlands), International Association of Professional Congress Organisers–IAPCO (Switzerland), Professional Convention Management Association–PCMA (USA) and the Union of International Associations–UIA (Belgium).

An initiative of the Sarawak Convention Bureau, Chief Operating Officer Amelia Roziman highlights the value of knowledge transfer as an important yield of Business Events.

The right knowledge translates to new tools, strategies and models to help this sector stay competitive, and most importantly, relevant as we undergo a digital economic transformation. We have achieved this rare feat of assembling the world’s leading Business Events experts in tech, body language, and associations’ heavyweights – represented by their senior officials in a 2nd tier destination like Sarawak,” commented Roziman.

Corbin Ball, who will be delivering on transforming the future of Business Events, echoes Roziman, “For a relatively small convention bureau in an exotic location to pull together an important international conference with multiple industry association participation is a significant task. The program looks excellent and I very much look forward to attending and speaking at this event.”

This should give the region great visibility and I hope that it will be the first of many such events to come,” continued Ball, who is also a five-time appointee for 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.

Renowned body language expert Christian Chua will be delivering a keynote on the future of face-to-face meetings in a digital era, “Artificial Intelligence is an unstoppable disruption and it is fantastic that these issues will be raised and preparing individuals and organisations for this wave.”

He adds, “It is also very objective to invite a speaker to talk about how humans can remain relevant!

To follow, the fireside chat, which is a deep-dive session into the best-kept trade secrets and insights of Business Events, will be represented by Noor Ahmad Hamid – Regional Director of ICCA Asia Pacific, Mathias Posch – President of IAPCO, Antonio Codinach – Regional Business Director of PCMA from their Incentive Conference & Event Society Asia-Pacific, as well as Nancy Carfrae – Roundtable Coordinator of UIA.

Both keynote session and the fireside chat makes up TriBE 2018’s educational element, known as the TriBE XChange. The one-day conference will also debut the BESarawak Alliance and the 9th Anak Sarawak Award in the afternoon.


Angelos Restanis

Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (, and His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.