Sarawak: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching to be expanded

Tuesday, 16.05.2023

The Malaysian region of Sarawak is planning major investments in the MICE sector. An own airline and more staff at Business Events Sarawak are on the list.

The 10th Anak Sarawak Awards has been organised by Business Events Sarawak; Photo: Business Events Sarawak

Sarawak will establish and position itself as Malaysia and Borneo’s first legacy capital for business events in the wake of Indonesia’s new capital city development on Borneo.

The industry’s role now is to drive sustainable, purpose-driven business events, said the Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg at the 10th Anak Sarawak Awards organised by Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak).

The new narrative of Sarawak’s business events would be to measure according to its return on objectives and influence on sector and community development, environmental and social sustainability, and promoting good governance in addition to its economic viability.

“To support these measures, the Sarawak Government is already planning to develop new infrastructure”, continued the Premier. “Borneo Convention Centre Kuching will be expanded, Miri will have its own convention centre, and Sarawak is establishing its own airline to improve our connectivity around the region. We will also expand the manpower at Business Events Sarawak, who will drive these changes. The agency will take on a critical role and funding will be increased to support sustainable, purpose-driven business events.”

Susanne Layh