Kuching carves its own path on the global MICE map

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak’s only purpose-built convention centre, has been officially appointed as the host venue for three prominent international conferences next year.

The three conferences are The 4th International Energy Week (IEW’18), 17th Continuing Professional Development Series: Diabetes Asia 2018 Conference, and 18th Asian-Australasian Animal Production Congress 2018.

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

The IEW’18 will be hosted from January 23-25 and will comprise both conference and exhibition components. It will bring the IEW’18 Conference and Technology Symposium, ElectroPowerAsia 2018 Exhibition, PetroleumAsia 2018 Exhibition, and Asia Infrastructure 2018 Exhibition to this energy-themed event which anticipates to welcome around 5,000 delegates.

Next, the 17th Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Series Diabetes Asia Conference (DAC) 2018 will take place from July 26-29. Approximately 600 delegates are expected at this four-day conference, which will also include a pharmaceutical and medical-themed exhibition.

Lastly, The Malaysian Society of Animal Production will host the 18th Asian-Australasian Animal Production Congress 2018 from August 1-5, and it will bring about 400 representatives from the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies to Kuching.

The bids for these conferences were won through the efforts of both the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) and BCCK.

Amelia Roziman, SCB’s chief operating officer said in a statement: “Kuching as a second-tier city has stood out for having a world-class convention venue that has time and again risen to the occasion to deliver many a prominent conference and proved itself capable of hosting events of myriad nature.

“These three upcoming international events are further testimonies that the BCCK has the resources and flexibility to match the customised needs of association meetings in terms of meeting spaces, technology and diverse food and beverage preference of multi-cultural attendees. SCB and BCCK both look forward to showcase what Kuching has to offer in terms of MICE and related hospitality resources,” she concluded.

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