BCCK wins Malaysia Business Events Award for excellence in 2015 rAWr

Published on : Friday, November 20, 2015

BCCK-CEO-receiving-the-rAWr-Award-from-Deputy-Secretary-General-Management-of-Ministry-of-Tourism-and-Culture-Malaysia-300x200The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) takes the pleasure to announce that it was adjudged 2015 rAWr Award Winner of Malaysia Business Events Awards of Excellence at the rAWr Awards 2015 in Kuala Lumpur on 12 November. The convention centre won in the category For the Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award for Excellence (below 15,000 sqm gross saleable space).


rAWr Awards (Recognising Award Winning Results) is a joint initiative between the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers (MACEOS) and is held bi-annually since 2013. Created to recognise the professional standards, innovation and best practices achieved within Malaysia’s business events industry, this bi-annual award presentation is judged by a panel of independent industry experts within the Asian region and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia as well as Tourism Malaysia.



Datuk Hajjah Raziah Mahmud-Geneid, Chairman of Borneo Isthmus Development Sdn Bhd (BID), the management company appointed to oversee the management of the BCCK, commented on the rAWr award, “On behalf of the Board of BID, I would like to congratulate the BCCK team on winning a national-level award. Over the past six years, since the BCCK was debuted by the Sarawak Government to further progress our state’s business tourism efforts through the hosting of business events, we have witnessed the BCCK growing from strength to strength. From hosting notable events of national, regional and international scales including local events, winning hosting bids to clinching culinary and business awards, Kuching as the destination alongside BCCK as the convention venue have emerged as a strong contender amongst the country’s second-tiered cities’ convention centre. This award reflects the nation’s recognition of Sarawak’s contribution to the growth and development of Malaysia’s meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition industry. I am immensely proud of the accomplishments of the BCCK team whose efforts have been noticed and acknowledged by the business events authorities.”


As a source of economic growth for the people, we are on the right track as numerous enterprises in the goods and service sectors are reaping the benefits in supporting BCCK’s event hosting. With this latest achievement by BCCK, I am confident that business events and business tourism in Sarawak together with the supporting goods and service providers will continue to prosper, Datuk Raziah continued.



Eric van Piggelen, CEO of BCCK said, “We are grateful to MyCEB and MACEOS for recognising the efforts of the BCCK team with the rAWr Award. Our winning this award is directly attributed to the passion and commitment of our team in striving to stand out for quality service and add value to our clients’ events. The team has always put in their hard work in meeting our clients’ expectations; however, it is their passion for excellence in best practices and innovations that differentiates us from the competition. It takes the conviction of the entire team, from those who take the lead to the doers, to deliver the desired results and for that I want to commend our team for carrying through and sustaining our best practice and innovation projects all these years.



“With this accolade, we look forward to winning more event hosting bids. At the same time, we also take pride that we are able to offer local event organisers an award-winning world-class convention facility right here in Kuching,” van Piggelen added.

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