Kuching, Sarawak has won the right to host the prestigious Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) International Scientific Meeting in 2012. This will be the 10th since they started in 1990 and it is an honour that the 10th anniversary should be in Kuching. The three-day event is expected to generate a revenue of over RM2.7 million for the local hospitality and tourism sectors.
The winning bid is a credit to the collaborative efforts of the Malaysian team comprising of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia and the Sarawak Convention Bureau.
RCOG International Scientific Meeting 2012 will see the gathering of some 1,500 national and international participants at the new Borneo Convention Centre Kuching in early June 2012.
Dr. R. Gunasegaran, Chairman, Organising Committee RCOG 2012 and a past President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) said “This International scientific meeting will create an opportunity and platform for all of us to contribute and give to the people of Malaysia especially in Sarawak. This meeting also will have direct impact on the people at large, and the knowledge and skills will make their health better”.
“My committee and I know that the contrast between traditional and contemporary Sarawak will appeal to delegates who attend the scientific meeting. Kuching is a city on the move with a new international airport, State-of-the-Art convention centre and impressive new hotels,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mrs Jill Henry, CEO of the Sarawak Convention Bureau added “Winning this prestigious event will help add to the credibility of Sarawak as a new hub for medical association conventions. Our unique destination offers rainforest side by side with a booming export economy means that professional delegates will have a memorable and productive meeting.”
For the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, organising large conferences is nothing new. The committee has successfully organised the FIGO 2006 World Congress in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Kuala Lumpur and is looking forward to planning the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Scientific Meeting 2012 in Kuching, Sarawak.