It was estimated that these 6 Sarawak conferences attracted about 22,000 delegates which roughly equates to nearly 70,000 booked hotel room nights with the positive knock on effect of stimulating the Sarawak economy.
Business and pleasure can be mixed at the Borneo Highlands Resort that is home to one of Malaysias finest golf courses while the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort at the Batang Ai National Park and Royal Mulu Resort at the world heritage listed Guning Mulu National Park are ideal for incentive groups and high-level meetings and conferences.
Kuching is home to the purpose built Borneo Convention Centre (BCCK) that consists of 4 halls giving a combined floor space of 2793 sq metres with an additional 14 meeting rooms.
An independent event called the Colours Of Nature is an interesting Sarawak event now into its third successful consecutive year and it is organised by the Borneo Highlands Resort to illustrate to the public the magnificent natural environment at Sarawak has to offer.
The Borneo International Kite Festival is now into its 5th year (2010) and is a spectacularly colourful Sarawak event held annually at Bintulus' old airport. The Kite festival showcases traditionally designed kites as well as some unusually bizarre shaped kites together with some internationally recognised kite flyers from around the world displaying their sublime aerial skills.
Another annual Sarawak event is the historic Sarawak Regatta whereby more than 300 teams annually take to the waters of the Sarawak River in Kuching in some highly competitive racing.
Nature and flower enthusiasts congregate to discuss and cultivate their love for the natural environment and the Colours Of Nature is set in 50 acres of highland greenery in this picturesque resort.
Sarawak is also host to larger venues if required with the addition of the newly opened 5 star Pullman Kuching Hotel as it has the largest hotel banquet hall in Sarawak at 3,660sqm2 and a Ballroom measuring 1,615sqm2 that can accommodate up to 1,500 people for a sit-down banquet and 3,000 people for a more informal cocktail reception.
If the sound of crashing waves stimulates the imagination then the Damai Beach and Damai Puri Resort and Spa are perfect for your Sarawak events, conferences or meetings.
The Sarawak events calendar for 2010 was forecast to net the largest state in Malaysia an estimated RM43.8 million from just six Sarawak conferences alone.
These six conferences were the 19th Malaysian Urological Conference, World Organisation of National Colleges, Toastmaster District 51 2010 Lutong Convention, Napoleon Hill International Convention (NHIC) 2010, FEIIC World Engineering Conference 2010 and Prudential Insurance Mid Year Conference.
Sarawak Events Hotels
Borneo Convention Centre
Colours Of Nature
Borneo International Kite Festival
Sarawak Conference Events
Sarawak Convention Bureau
The progressive Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) is targeting the multi-billion dollar global meetings industry as a key marketing priority for Sarawak and they are already reaping the rewards for their endeavours by gaining 33 new Sarawak conventions for 2009 with future prospects looking very bright.
It is easy to understand why any company would choose Sarawak to host their meetings or events as not only can Sarawak conference venues provide the technology friendly environment demanded for seminars, conferences or conventions but with an added bonus of some of the most exciting culturally diverse and paradisal locations on the planet.
The BCCK is located 8 km from the centre of Kuching and it first opened its doors in August 2009.