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Meetings, conferences, events and exhibitions in all their forms are ultimately to serve only one common function. To bring people together, encourage conversation and create connections. Connections that will allow people to create ideas, share thoughts and collaborate.

As organizations around the world seek to be more innovative, and compete more and more on creativity, we approached the question of innovation from a totally unique perspective. Instead of exploring the capacity of an individual alone or in group to innovate, we try instead to identify the spaces that have historically led to unusual rates of creativity and innovation. Places such as the Coffee Houses during the age of enlightenment or the Salons of modernism. Spaces where minds serendipitously come together connect and produce great ideas. And with this in mind, we would like to introduce Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, the unique convention centre. A space created among the tranquility of the tropical rainforest where any distractions that will take focus away from simply being innovative are kept at a distance but yet still easily accessible. Being secluded however does not mean disconnection. The centre is equipped with the latest in communication technologies with wireless internet enveloping the whole area, cutting ledge LAN infrastructure and the latest in Audio/Visual technology to ensure any and all collaboration that happens inside, are widely visible outside. All this to realise the belief we have that collaborative innovation can be at its peak if held in the correct environment. Every part of BCCK is designed to be an environment for the inquisitive. An environment that encourages people to think broadly and generally about challenges and one in which participants can feel free to follow their curiosity. Equally important, it seeks to be an environment where people can connect with each other.
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The caretakers of nature’s advancement.

BCCK is what it is today and will become what it will be tomorrow under the passionate care of our directors.


Datuk Hajjah Raziah @ Rodiah binti Mahmud-Geneid

Dr. Mohamadon bin Abdullah

Dato Steve Ng

Dato’ Sri Haji Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib

YBhg Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot

YM Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin bin Tengku Mahamood


 Executive Director





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Powered by people.

True to any organization, our people will always be our strength. And each and every member is passionately dedicated to meet any challenges and exceed all expectations.

Eric Van Piggelen_croppedr Eric Van Piggelen

Chief Executive Officer

Finance and ICT

Joseph Chung

Chief Finance Officer

Wayne Kho

Finance Manager

Sylvester Tan

ICT Manager

Human Resource

Janet Jong

Human Resource Manager

Corporate Services

Christopher Wan

Senior Manager – Corporate Services Manager (Procurement, Legal, Risk, Quality)


Luqman Nul hakim Abdullah

Event Planning Manager

John Engkatesoo

F&B Operations Manager

Binyas_cropped Binyas SuemActing Executive Sous Chef
Mas Rabaie_cropped Mas RabaieSecurity Manager
Davenny_cropped Davenny JamesAssistant Banquet Manager
Sylvester Sintan_cropped  Sylvester SintanAV Tech Service Executive
John Menggong_cropped John Michael MenggongHousekeeping Officer
Uncle Chan_cropped  Chan Kit Guan

Building Maintenance Manager

Sales & Marketing

Premala Danapakiam

Director of Sales & Marketing

Laila Johari

Sales Manager

Kenneth Garai

Sales Manager

Diong Lee Jiuan

Sales Manager

Noraini Ahmad

Sales Manager

Syuriana Sadikin

Sales Executive

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  • Wed

    Eric Van Piggelen appointed CEO of BCCK

    Acting Chief Executive Officer






    Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), the first purpose-built Convention Centre located on the mystical island of Borneo, today announced the appointment of Mr. Eric Van Piggelen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCCK effective January 1, 2014. Eric joined BCCK in 2011 as Director of Operations.

    In his new role, Eric will oversee the day-to-day management decisions and for implementing BCCK’s vision and mission and continue to apply its expertise and experience to great effect to upcoming conference and meetings at the venue.

    Eric was born in South Africa but grew up in The Netherlands. After his studies he returned to South Africa and joined the Avalon Group of Hotels as an Assistant General Manager. Over the following 20 years he held Senior and Executive Management positions in various Resorts, 5 star Hotels, IT, Sports and Recreation Clubs and Convention Centre’s in South Africa, Europe and the USA.

    In 2009, before his move to the BCCK, he was headhunted to join the world renowned International Convention Centre Durban in South Africa as its Director of Operations. The ICCD has featured in the Top 20 list of best Convention Centre’s in the world over the past few years.

    He has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Company Direction and is a member of The Institute for Director’s in Southern Africa.

    Eric is married to Daphne for 18 years and they have three beautiful children, Caillian, Jesse and Kealoha. Whenever time permits he likes playing Golf, Read and spend quality time with his family. 

  • Thu

    BCCK embarks on image mastery and social grace skills for its employees

    BCCK's Employees who attended the training





    In today’s global arena, having hard skills and experience alone in the hospitality industry no longer suffices. We tend to forget or neglect the importance of having soft skills, and how having them can actually elevate and enhance our interactions with others.

    With this in mind, 30 employees from Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) attended a two-day comprehensive training program on “Mastering Your Image at Work” which worked on enhancing their interpersonal and social grace skills.

    The training was conducted by Dr. Dianne S.C. Tsen from Powerlooks Global Sdn. Bhd and Dianne Tsen Sdn. Bhd. Throughout the training program, the consultant focused on the importance of creating positive first impressions at the workplace, understanding the image essentials for women or men, hygiene and how to cultivate an individual’s professional image. 

    “Etiquette and protocol matters in the business world and the lack of social graces can make a bad first impression on clients and business associates. These are important soft skills that are seldom taught but are vital in fostering social and professional interactions with others. We realized the importance of this aspect to our organization’s success, and so BCCK’s management has embarked on this training program for our employees”, said Human Resource Manager, Mdm. Janet Jong.

    Excited participants included members of the Customer Service team, Sales and Marketing team, Events Planning team, Corporate and Procurement team and Finance team.

  • Wed

    BCCK donates to Sarawak Cheshire Home

    Picture of Mr. Eric and Mr.Kho

    The Chief Executive Officer of Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Mr. Eric Van Piggelen has presented a cheque worth MYR 1595.00 to Mr. Kho Soon Kheng on behalf of Sarawak Cheshire Home on last Friday, 14th March 2014.

    The donation was raised from proceeds of Isthmus Christmas Buffet Promotion at The Raintree Restaurant, BCCK, which was held in December 2013.

    During the presentation ceremony, Mr. Eric Van Piggelen expressed his gratitude for the tremendous support of diners who have patronized their Isthmus Christmas Buffet last December.

    “As part of BCCK’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program we pledged to donate MYR 5 from the price of the buffet over Christmas, and called for the support of our diners to make this pledge a success. I am therefore very pleased that we have managed to collect this amount, and I look forward to an even better result this year,” said Mr. Eric Van Piggelen.

    “Having the public play a role obviously makes the giving more rewarding. Adding to that, BCCK is delighted to partner with such a worthy charity. We know that the funds help the Sarawak Cheshire Home continue their work and provide some degree of comfort to the residents,” he added.

    For those public members who would like to donate to Sarawak Cheshire Home can contact Mr. Kho Soon Kheng at 082 – 429 410 or visit their website; http://www.cheshiremalaysia.org/sarawak/


  • Wed

    BCCK goes 'social' with Twitter and Instagram


    The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) launches its official twitter and instagram account as the social media has grown exponentially and played a significant role in promoting MICE business as it is increases awareness, improve and maintains a high level of customer service, while communicating directly with clients and delegates.

    The event was launched by the Chief Executive Officer of BCCK, Mr. Eric Van Piggelen, the newly appointed Director of Sales and Marketing of BCCK, Ms. Premala Danapakiam, the newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Joseph Chung and other BCCK’s Senior Management.

    “BCCK commenced full scale operations in October 2009 and since opening, there are 583 events have been hosted and over 628, 106 visitors have been welcomed to the Centre. As part of our journey, we are now looking at various aspects of social media to further strengthen and broaden our clients’ base, both locally and internationally, as we explore all mediums of communication and interactions available today. One of the ways for us will to delve into the exciting world of twitter and instagram”, said BCCK’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Ms. Premala Danapakiam.

    According to the statistic from the eMarketer, it is reported that the number of active registered worldwide users in Twitter are approximately 645 million and 150 million in Instagram.

    “Based on the statistic reports by eMarketer, we can expect these figures to increase yearly, as we are excited to explore the possibilities available for BCCK in the twitter and instagram world. Now, the exchange of ideas, feedback and suggestions with our clients, delegates and visitors to the Centre is just a hash tag away,” she added.

    For the latest updates or breaking news about BCCK, public members can follow:

    ·         BCCK’s twitter account: @BCCKSarawak

    ·         BCCK’s instagram account: @bccksarawak

    ·         BCCK’s Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCCK.Sarawak

    ·         BCCK’s Official Website: www.bcck.com.my


  • BCCK announces new Chief Financial Officer and Director of Sales and Marketing

    New Chief Financial Officer - Mr. Joseph Chung New Director of Sales and Marketing - Ms. Premala Danapakiam

    Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) announces the appointment of Mr. Joseph Chung as their new Chief Financial Officer and Ms. Premala Danapakiam as their new Director of Sales and Marketing, effective March 1, 2014.

    Mr. Chung has more than 25 years of professional experience both in industry and audit (big 4). He started his career with one of the “big 4” firm before he left and joined a multinational company, holding various key roles within the organization. He has both financial and operational experience, ranging from financial reporting & planning, product costing to material & supply chain management. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

    He joined BCCK in 2008 as Director of Finance and spearheaded the set up of the pioneer accounting team, policies, processes, controls and implementation of integrated ERP system that support both accounting and event management in BCCK. He is also actively involved in the National Independent Management Team for NKEA Education EPP10 Hospitality and Tourism Education Cluster.

    In his new role, he is responsible for the overall financial management of BCCK, providing critical financial, strategic and operational support to the CEO. In particular, he is accountable for the direction, management and control of the accounting and finance functions as well as functions related to information & technology system management, office administration, internal policies and controls.

    Commenting on his appointment, Joseph said, “We have a great team at BCCK! It is my aim to support and inspire the team further to a greater height, to be part of the catalyst to change and transform the landscape of MICE industry in Kuching. The establishment of BCCK as the first international purpose-built convention centre on the island of Borneo, provides an opportunity for us (Sarawakian) to showcase the city to the world and place Kuching on the worldwide map of Business Events. We need to work collaboratively with key strategic partners in the industry to deliver successful business events and offer a unique Borneo experience when international delegates come to Kuching to attend business events.”

    Ms. Premala joined BCCK in 2011 as Senior Sales Manager. Having come from a diverse background, with over 5 years in the MICE industry, her new portfolio will encompass both the local and international markets for BCCK.  She will be responsible to lead the team towards achieving BCCK’s business development plans and new strategic communications.

    Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Premala said, “I look forward to growing and increasing the business opportunities for BCCK, particularly with developing new packages that will add value for our clients. BCCK was built with the sole purpose of developing Kuching as a destination for international conventions and conferences, and to provide world class facilities and services worthy of international events. With that in mind, I am working towards further enhancing and cementing our relationships with our industry partners and suppliers, especially with regards to the international markets. We need to work together to sell delegates the experience of having their events here, the Borneo way”.



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Careers at BCCK

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) aims to set benchmarks and we need talented, committed and professional people to contribute to the growth of our company.

This is a high profile venture, and for anyone within the event, conference, service and hospitality industry, this would be an opportunity be part of something special. BCCK is a state of the art iconic building, offering elegant and flexible facilities for our delegates and clients, and also for our employees.

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  • Immigration & Tourism Department

    Tingkat 1 & 2, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    Jalan Simpang Tiga
    93550 Kuching, Sarawak

    Tel: (60) 82 230 280
    Fax: (60) 82 428 606

  • Sarawak Tourism Board

    Lot 31, Jalan Masjid,
    93400 Kuching,
    Sarawak, Malaysia

    Tel: (60) 82 242 516
    Fax: (60) 82 242 519

  • Sarawak Government

    Level 20 , Wisma Bapa Malaysia
    Petra Jaya, 93502 Kuching
    Sarawak, Malaysia

    Tel: (60) 82 441 957
    Fax: (60) 82 441 677

  • Sarawak Convention Bureau

    Lot 31, Jalan Masjid,
    93400 Kuching,
    Sarawak, Malaysia

    Tel: (60) 82 242 516
    Fax: (60) 82 242 519

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Our aim is to seek value for money in our transactions with suppliers and to give quality and value to our customers. We are constantly open to new initiatives and ideas. Please contact us if you would like to become part of the “BCCK family of suppliers”.

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At BCCK, we are constantly looking for new suppliers in food, beverage, fixtures and fittings, transportation, and rentals. If any interested parties, please complete the New Supplier Information form (attached), and email this to francis.chua@bcck.com.my so that we can register your company on our vendor database.Suppliers who meet our criteria will be invited to discuss commercials and invited in any future tender exercises and supplier information days.

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