Miri – 26 June 2014 – Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) recently hosted 45 participants for the first Curtin International Agents Conference held at the university. They included over 30 marketing agents from Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Mauritius, Kenya and Zimbabwe, as well as marketing staff from Curtin’s campuses in Perth, Sydney, Singapore and Sarawak.
The conference was jointly organised by the Marketing Department of Curtin Sarawak, Curtin’s largest international campus, and its counterparts at the Perth, Sydney and Singapore campuses.
The conference itinerary included presentations on Curtin Sarawak’s facilities and upcoming infrastructure development, its new international division, student leadership and entrepreneurship programmes, international alumni, community engagement and industrial partnerships by managers of the campus, as well as one on Miri’s attractions by a representative of the Sarawak Tourism Board.
There was also roundtable discussions during which the participants discussed market trends, product updates, challenges faced in their respective countries, the global positioning of Curtin and other related issues, and a meet-and-greet session with international students and staff of Curtin Sarawak.
In his welcoming address read by Curtin Sarawak’s Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Yudi Samyudia, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski said the conference was testimony of a growing synergy between Curtin International, Curtin’s international marketing division, and the Curtin campuses in their marketing efforts. He also said that the conference was an opportunity for Curtin Sarawak to showcase its campus and achievements as it is marking its 15th year anniversary this year.
“As Curtin’s largest international campus and one of the fastest growing foreign branch campuses in the world, Curtin Sarawak has achieved a great deal in that time, and is embarking on a new phase of development and growth that will also signal greater depth and strength to our facilities, and a new enrichment of campus life and the student experience,” said Professor Mienczakowski.
At the conference closing ceremony, Professor Mienczakowski presented certificates and souvenirs to the participants. In his closing remarks, he expressed hopes that the joint marketing efforts between the campuses will help raise Curtin’s profile globally.
“Curtin indeed has much to offer, from international and cross-cultural learning experiences to quality courses that have been developed to ensure a global outlook,” commented Professor Mienczakowski.
Meanwhile, Regional Marketing Manager of Curtin International Dave Connell applauded the conference committee for its outstanding efforts in organising the conference. He said the agents had a meaningful conference and believed that with their support, Curtin’s position will be further enhanced in the international education sector.
For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at www.curtin.edu.my, its Facebook page at facebook.com/CurtinUniversitySarawakMalaysia, Twitter profile at twitter.com/curtinsarawak, YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/CurtinUniSarawak, or Instagram at instagram.com/curtinsarawak.