The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) hosts the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress, November 13th to 16th - a gathering of the global community of meetings professionals to exchange knowledge, and generate and maintain a competitive advantage.
Winning the bid to host the 55th ICCA Congress in Malaysia in November was a joint effort between parties known as Team Malaysia. The group comprises BCCK, Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), UCSI Communications, and AOS Conventions & Events (AOSCE). To showcase BCCK to visitors, ensure that the Centre offers ICCA delegates the best experience and continues to do so after the event, the Centre has undergone retrofitting works this year. Eric van Piggelen, CEO of BCCK, revealed that the BCCK is considering options to expand its core business offerings, including increasing the floor space of the 36,500-square metre Centre and adding a catamaran—a water vessel that features two equal-sized parallel hulls. "We could possibly be the only convention centre (or one of very few convention centres around the world) that operates cruise style business events on a catamaran," he explained.
BCCK won the Conference Venue of the Year at the 2016 MICE Asia Pacific Awards in Singapore on 21 September this year, a recognition for playing a defining role in the events and travel industry in the Asia Pacific region.