Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference & Awards (MITBCA) 2012

Recognising the power of social media to influence, the Ministry of Tourism took the lead to organise the inaugural Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA 2012) in Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 8-9 May 2012 to increase the awareness on the pivotal role of social media in tourism and to accord due recognition to bloggers who have shown their dedication to the cause of sharing their travel experiences.

 

Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Awards

In conjunction with the conference, the inaugural Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Awards is to identify, recognise and reward bloggers for their outstanding contributions in promoting tourism through the new media. I was privileged to attend the event to gain knowledge besides increasing my circle of network in the tourism and social media world. 😀

 

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The Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA) at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
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Tourism representatives and participants at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA) held at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
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YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen (Minister of Tourism Malaysia), Ms. Narimah (Maxis Telecommunications), Gloria and Erika

 

The Speakers

Sheila Scarborough

Co founder – Tourism Currents & professional specialising in tourism, travel and social media

 

Shane Dallas

Traveller, writer – The Travel Camel

 

Anuradha Goyal

Innovation consultant & travel writer, India

 

Hanie Hidayah

Business Law student & lifestyle blogger

 

Anis Nabilah

Malaysian celebrity chef & TV host

 

Dr, Mridula Dwivedi

Assoc. Professor – GD Goenka World Institute, Gurgaon, India

 

Alistair Watters

Founder & owner – TravelBlog.org

 

Mike Aquino

Editor to New York Times Group travel site & writer on About.com SEA

 

Nisha Jha

Traveller, travel writer & blogger

 

Stephan Doss

Social media activist – Renovatio Malaysia

 

Windy Ariestanty

Prominent travel writer, Indonesia

 

Iman Brotosena

Social media activist & prominent Indonesian blogger

 

Kiruba Shanker Sivaraman

CEO – Business Blogging, India

 

David Hogan Jr

Travel writer, photographer & editor, Malaysia Asia

 

Jojo Struys

Popular TV host/producer & media columnist

 

Joe Lee @ Klubbkidd

Social media activist, advisor to prominent online celebrities

 

James Craven

Managing Director – Hybrid News Ltd. UK

 

Khairul Anwar @ Kruel74

A lawyer, social media advocate & avid traveller

 

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Gloria a.k.a Bonjour Glow and Erika at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA)
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Anis Nabilah and Erika at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA)
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Hanie Hidayah and Erika at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA)
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David Hogan Jr a.k.a Malaysia Asia, Gloria, Alistar Watters and Erika at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA)
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Shane Dallas a.k.a The Travel Camel, Gloria and Erika at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA)
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Sheila Scarborough and Erika at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA)

 

In a Nutshell

I generously acquired a large sum of knowledge from the experts and veteran bloggers at the conference. New friends were made and healthy relationships were formed. It was a start to something bigger, better and beautiful. I am proud and blessed to be a part of the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards (MITBCA) 2012. Till we meet again next year. 😀

For more info on MITBCA, visit their official website here.

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