|February 26, 2013|
Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) Appoints Collin Chan As Director of Sales & Marketing
|Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) announces the arrival of Collin Chan as their new Director of Sales & Marketing. Collin brings with him 19 years of experience and expertise from the hospitality industry. |
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Paul D'Arcy, CEO of BCCK said "We are very proud to have such an experienced MICE professional head up such an important element of BCCK. With his appointment as Director of Sales and Marketing, Collin is well-suited to be the driving force behind our business in the MICE Market Industry in line with our commitment to economic sustainability."
"I am honoured by this exciting opportunity to work with BCCK." said Collin.
"I am certainly attracted to the aesthetic beauty of the Convention Centre combined with brand new modern facilities. The Convention Centre is a great foresight by our State Government to boost both tourism and MICE groups to Kuching. Being a Kuchingite myself, I am absolutely proud to have such a world class venue in my hometown, and I hope that PCOs and organisations worldwide and Malaysia will be enticed to come and meet in Kuching."
Collin has held the Director of Sales & Marketing role with a number of 5 star hotels within South East Asia, recent appointments included Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where the hotel achieved growth in occupancy and average rate while at the same time successfully launched The Celebrations Shop, a one stop centre dedicated to customized weddings and celebratory dinners.
Whilst with Kempinski Hotel Jakarta, he oversaw the successful re-opening of the fabled Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta which together with an aggressive strategy achieved the strongest average room rate within the city.
Additionally Collin spend 3 years at the luxurious Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei where he was instrumental in bringing in incentive groups to Brunei such as Amway Korea 2005 & Japan 2007, Medlife Korea 2007 and Rolls Royce Borneo Drive 2004.
Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)
Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) commenced full scale operations in October 2009 and since opening, more than 300 events have been hosted and over 628,106 visitors have been welcomed to the Centre. More than 30 functions have been catered for at outside locations. The most recent international event held at BCCK was the 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics & 4th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing which attracted 1240 delegates in September 2012.