16 January 2020
The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching’s (BCCK) Research Officer, Priscilla Wong, has been named the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Researcher of the Year for 2019.
Earlier in the year, Priscilla was named the ICCA Researcher of the Month for March 2019, which qualified her to be considered for Researcher of the Year, for which she was awarded due to her commitment to research and data collection.
“We are proud that our research officer is being recognised not just for her contribution to our convention centre, but also for her contribution to our fellow business events industry players in Sarawak and associations on a global scale, who have access to the ICCA database on meetings and conventions,” said Chairman of BCCK, Datuk Hajjah Raziah binti Mahmud-Geneid.
The ICCA researcher of the month is chosen through measuring the updates provided to ICCA’s online database. At the end of the year, the most prolific researcher is selected from the 12 researchers of the month to be the Researcher of the Year.
ICCA has been rewarding researchers since 2012, encouraging ICCA members and researchers to share their meetings information and experiences with their peers, which bolsters the international business events industry and community.
“We truly hope that Priscilla can become an inspiration for other fellow ICCA members. Her efforts help to build on the quality and quantity of our online database,” mentioned Paula Ko, an ICCA Manager of Data Research.
“I am happy to congratulate Priscilla for her dedication to her research, and we look forward to using the indispensable insights her research has contributed to continue to bring BCCK to the forefront of Business Events in the region, and beyond,” Said Chief Executive Officer of BCCK, Eric Van Piggelen.
According to Priscilla, she understood the importance of contributing data to the ICCA database, and focused particularly the frequency of her updates, to keep the information relevant and accurate.
“Although the process of getting the correct information requires effort and is time-consuming, this correct information actually makes things easier for all ICCA members,” Priscilla stated.
ICCA is the global association leader for the international meetings industry and specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, education, communication channels, and business development and networking opportunities since 1963.