BCCK CONTINUES TO MAKE ITS MARK AS THE VENUE OF CHOICE
30 January 2019
Kuching: Having hosted numerous international events and notable professional association meetings since 2009, BCCK is well-poised to play our part in the state’s business tourism, and continue our tradition of quality service and congenial hospitality to welcome the hosts and conference delegates from different corners of the world.
For the year 2018, BCCK hosted a total of 196 events and has had the privilege to host a total of 13 international events, attracting close to 7,000 delegates locally and internationally and delivering almost RM22 million in economic impact to the state of Sarawak. These notable international events included International Energy Week, 17th Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Series Diabetes Asia Conference, Asia-Australasia Conference on Animal Production, Consortium for Globalisation of Chinese Medicine (CGCM), The 8th Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) General Assembly and Global Conference, Sarawak International Business Expo and Conference (SIBEC), World Spinal Congress and among others.
“Year 2019 marks the 10-years anniversary of BCCK since the centre’s inception in 2009 as a state initiative of the Sarawak Government to grow business tourism through the hosting of business events. With this latest achievement by BCCK, I am confident that with the loyalty of our clients, competency and dedication of our team and the vision of our leadership, the business events and business tourism in Sarawak will continue to prosper”, says Datuk Hajjah Raziah Mahmud-Geneid, Chairman of Borneo Isthmus Development Sdn Bhd (BID).
Eric van Piggelen, chief executive officer of BCCK stated, “When we first started our operations in 2009, the pressure on us was to deliver and meet everyone’s high expectations. The entire state of Sarawak was eagerly looking on to see what we could do, and ten years down the road, the results speak for itself. 2018 has been a successful year for us, with BCCK hosting a total of 13 international conferences which contributes to a total of MYR 22 million in economic impact for the state of Sarawak. With our excellent team, the endless support from our State Government of Sarawak, Board of Borneo Isthmus Development Sdn Bhd and our local stakeholders, we have managed to elevate and showcase Sarawak as a phenomenal business events destination on an international stage.
“While it has been a wonderfully successful year for us in terms of events, we have also managed to garner the AIPC Gold Quality Standards Certification coupled with our ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 qualifications, which is further testament to our commitment and BCCK’s constant strive towards a global customer satisfaction and quality standards.
Riding on the success of 2018, we are eagerly awaiting what 2019 has to offer for BCCK. Some of the key upcoming events for 2019 will include 23rd Asian Television Award, 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference, 22nd family Medicine Scientific Conference, 1st Southeast Asia Critical Care Nurses Congress ATF and 14th Asia-Pacific Physics Conference”.
He further added, “The BCCK management would like to express our appreciation to the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and industry partners for their invaluable contribution and collaboration with the Centre to bring these international business events to Kuching which benefits Sarawak’s business tourism. We look forward to continuing our business relationship, bringing Sarawak’s business events industry to greater heights.