Media Release


31 July 2020

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The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) has appointed Christopher Wan as Director of Facilities for the centre.

“Christopher has been with us since 2009,” Said Chief Executive Officer of BCCK, Eric Van Piggelen. “As part of our continued effort to recognize dedicated talent, and reward employees that have shown integrity, and outstanding commitment, we are proud to appoint Christopher in this new role.”

Formerly positioned as the Senior Manager, Corporate Services at the centre, Christopher’s experience in Management and Procurement puts him in good stead to maintain his responsibilities as the Director for the Central Procurement department, the Chairman for BCCK’s Integrated Management System, which includes ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management System and the additional caretaker of the maintenance of the centre’s building, facilities and equipment.

As always, client and customer satisfaction remain at the forefront of BCCK’s drive, and the Director of Facilities has assured that his new appointment will come with renewed dedication towards customer safety and comfort within the facility by delivering new vibrant experiences when it comes to audio-visual, with the investment of new equipment.

Built in 2009, BCCK recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary. As time passes, ongoing maintenance has become a major focal point for the centre, to reverse the signs of aging, and maintain its competitive edge and attractiveness as a venue of choice for business events in the region.

“Here at BCCK, we plan on staying ahead of the curve, anticipating the centre’s needs and meeting them before they become a hindrance to our customers or clients. This applies to everything from the centre’s facilities and amenities, to its appearance,” Said Eric Van Piggelen, the Chief Executive Officer of BCCK.

The centre has already begun projects to look at the upgrading of the audio and visual facilities within the centre to ensure that all event organisers within the centre have best-in-class equipment at their fingertips.

The centre is also continuing its efforts to adopt greener practices to reduce the Centre’s impact on the environment, by reviewing its Building Management System, and addressing energy saving opportunities, including phasing out fluorescent light bulbs and replacing with energy conserving LED alternatives, and practicing waste segregation, recycling and composting.

“This will push towards essentially future-proofing the centre for many years, as we handle problems before they fully manifest themselves and cause damage to the centre, reducing our waste and carbon footprint, as well as staying ahead of the game by adopting advancements in industry-relevant technologies,” said Christopher.

“This includes equipment, and subsequent support training, for our staff as well. We look to empower them with the knowledge and skills to become leading professionals in their craft, in turn providing our clients with impeccable service for any event.” Christopher continued.

BCCK will continue implementing strict food safety and general safety measures, in line with the centre’s certifications in ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and ISO 14001. In addition to these safety measures, the Centre enforces COVID19 relevant precautions, such as social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, temperature checks, contact tracing and frequent sanitisation, in accordance with developing mandates set by the government.