BPIEF Chairman’s Message
The fifth edition of Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF), a Matrade registered event, held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on 22 and 23 March, 2014 culminated quite successfully with over 10,906 visitors (8,406 registrants) marking a 97 percent increase from last year.
The two-day education fair earned very good accolades from exhibitors. Individuals, organisations and several parties rallied in various capacities and as volunteers to assist in putting forth BPIEF and its activities that have contributed much to the success of this event.
With the strong support and assistance from the State Education Department through our patron’s office, BPIEF was able to bring students from more schools by providing buses.
The varied nature of exhibitors from the education spectrum meant that visitors were better exposed to the myriad choice of venues to education opportunities. This year’s Platinum exhibitor was Education New Zealand, while Yayasan Sarawak and Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus were Premier Exhibitors. There were 88 exhibitors with 119 booths for this edition.
We, the committee of BPIEF, express our thanks and gratitude for the support and continuous guidance of the Sarawak Government, our Patron the Honourable Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, the State Education Department, teachers, students, exhibitors, parents as well as the various organisations including related traders who have allowed us to improve and establish BPIEF as Borneo’s premier education fair.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to:
• To the institutions which hold or organise contests, activities, talks
• The volunteers who have returned over the years to help with the BPIEF event
• The corporations who have sponsored prizes for the lucky draws as well as goodies and door gifts for visitors
• To all who have stepped up to assist us in various ways