RWMF bags another award

DUBLIN, Ireland, 11 December 2018: Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer, Sharzede Salleh Askor, received the Asia-Pacific Excellence Award in the category of Film & Video at a presentation in Dublin at the weekend.

The winning promotional video highlighting the Rainforest World Music Festival 2018 (RWMF) upstaged videos by Marina Bay Sands and many other applicants to win the top award.

STB was also shortlisted among the three finalists under the category travel & tourism, in addition to receiving this award.

The Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards were created to honour the most outstanding achievements of communications professionals in their field.

The awards also provide an excellent networking forum for all attendees and take a comprehensive look at communications achievements across the Asia-Pacific region.

Now approaching its 22nd year in 2019, the RWMF has become a world-class event, receiving recognition worldwide, as well as accolades from music magazines and public relations awards.

RWMF was placed Top 25 Best Music Festival by Songlines Magazine, PATA Gold Award and the most recent Gold Award Special Tourism Event.

Over 20,000 people attended RWMF this year, reaching the maximum capacity of the festival’s venue.

This is the second time STB has won an Asia-Pacific Excellence Award, the first being an award under the category of “Event & Experiential Marketing” for the RWMF in 2017.