Abdul Karim (centre) launching the BCCK ‘Size Matters’ campaign as (from left) Raziah, Wilson Baya, BCCK CEO Eric Van Piggelen and Hii look on.

KUCHING: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) launched its ‘Size Matters’ Campaign on Monday (Sept 14), which was officiated by Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Abdul Karim praised BCCK for its foresight in offering hybrid events, setting a precedent for others in the industry to follow.

He also expressed optimism in Sarawak’s potential to cultivate business events industry into a self-sustaining ecosystem.

“I look forward to seeing the efforts of our local business events industry players bear fruit and lay the foundation for long term growth, not just for the time being but moving forward into post-Covid era and beyond.”

Meanwhile, BCCK executive director Tan Sri Wilson Baya Dandot said BCCK placed the safety of delegates priority, with the premises able to house over 550 people in a round table setting.

“Our clients can rest assured that we continue to adhere to all government mandated SOP.”

Also present were Borneo Isthmus Development chairman Datuk Raziah Mahmud Geneid, and Tourism, Arts and Culture permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee.

The ‘Size Matters’ campaign highlights BCCK’s position as the largest convention centre in Sarawak, spanning 13,175 square metres, and the ideal location for larger and safer events in the new normal.

In November, BCCK will be the venue for the Asia Pacific segment of the Regional Hubs ICCA Congress 2020.

Raziah presenting a memento to Abdul Karim as Wilson Baya (left) and Hii (right) look on.