BMICH Celebrates Star Employees of 2019

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 Press Releases

Victor Pushpasiri receiving Employee of the Year 2019 Award from BMICH Director/CEO Mr. Sunil Dissanayake.

BMICH, Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark recently celebrated the outstanding contributions by their associates on a day to day basis in order to deliver a memorable experience to  their clients as well as on the millions of visitors to the facility throughout the year. The BMICH Employee of the Year 2019 Award was won by M. Victor Pushpasiri of the Engineering Division. Pushpasiri was selected from amongst sixteen (16) Employees of the Quarter 2019 winners corresponding to four (4) winners per quarter in 2019. The recipients of the 25 years tenure awards were M.A.R. Munasinghe from Engineering Division and A.K. Thilak from House Keeping Division.

“We are delighted to recognize and honor our exemplary associates without whose contribution we would not have been able to achieve the recognition that we enjoy as a premier iconic venue of choice for so many of our clients as well as for the daily visitors” said Sunil Dissanayake – Chief Executive of BMICH.

“Our associates play a key role at each touch point with our clients and visitors so as to create a positive impact. These awards are presented to the most outstanding of our associates in order to recognize, honor and motivate them to continue to deliver service at a high level.

BMICH is Sri Lanka’s largest and Asia’s very first purpose-built convention center with ultra modern facilities. Recently redesigned, renovated and refurbished, BMICH is South Asia’s Premier Integrated MICE Complex with all the facilities required to host any type of convention, seminar, exhibition, conference or wedding including multi-day international conventions and conferences.

BMICH Nominated for Global Best Employer Brand Award in India

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Press Releases

BMICH – Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark and South Asia’s Leading Convention & Exhibition Centre has been selected to be conferred with the title of a “Global Best Employer Brand” award in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) category in the Asian Sector.

BMICH is among one of 100 companies in Asia who has been selected for this prestigious award by the Employer Branding Institute of Mumbai, India. The selection has been done on merit by an independent research cell comprising of Indian academics & industry leaders.

The awards ceremony will be held on 16th February 2020 at Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai, India.

BMICH has won many international awards in the recent past and is the venue of choice for large scale exhibitions and conventions and is also considered as an ideal venue for entertainment and celebratory events.

BMICH is Sri Lanka’s largest and Asia’s very first purpose-built convention center with ultra modern facilities. Recently renovated and refurbished, BMICH is South Asia’s Premier Integrated MICE Complex with all the facilities required to host any type of convention, seminar, exhibition, conference and multi-day international conventions and conferences.

BMICH Hosts Foreign MICE Agents on Familiarization Tours

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 Press Releases

Australian MICE Agents

Chinese MICE Agents

Indian MICE Agents

BMICH – Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark hosted MICE (Meetings, Incentive, Conventions & Exhibitions) agents from Australia, India China & Singapore on a familiarization tour of the extensive facilities available at South Asia’s largest, purpose-built convention center recently. These MICE agents represent travel and event management companies based in Australia, China, Singapore and India. The agents were received and hosted by the leadership team of BMICH.

“With convenient flight connections to Colombo from Australia, China, Singapore and India these are important markets for our conventions, conferences, exhibitions & events business. The advantage for booking the BMICH is that we handle events on a “Turn Key” basis which includes airline reservations, Ground Transport, Hotel Reservations & introduction to local event management companies based on the request of the event organizer”, said Sunil Dissanayake, Director / Chief Executive of the BMICH.

The MICE agents were given a comprehensive tour of the 21 indoor and 12 outdoor venues available at BMICH.  At the end of the guided tours of the venues, each MICE agent was presented with a Sri Lankan memento as a souvenir of the visit.

“We are impressed by the comprehensive facilities, services and the landscaping at BMICH which position the BMICH at the same level of any international convention center in the region. The friendly and helpful staff would no doubt help to make any event a success too” said one visiting agent representing the MICE market in Australia.

After the tour, Director/Chief Executive of BMICH expressed confidence that the MICE agents would upon returning to their countries will be in a position to promote to host meetings, seminars, conferences and weddings for their valuable clients at the BMICH in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

BMICH is Sri Lanka’s largest and Asia’s very first purpose-built convention center with ultra modern facilities. Recently redesigned, renovated and refurbished, BMICH is South Asia’s Premier Integrated MICE Complex with all the facilities required to host any type of convention, seminar, exhibition, conference or wedding including multi-day international conventions and conferences.

 

BMICH Spearheads “Go-Green” Initiatives with Urban Forest Concept & Waste Recycling

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 Press Releases

The compost machine which converts waste to compost

Planting of Saplings in progress

BMICH – Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark spearheaded its “Go-Green” initiative with a comprehensive programme for recycling waste and planting saplings to create an “Urban Forest” concept.

“This initiative will be a contribution by BMICH towards making Colombo, Sri Lanka and the world a better place to live for the current and future generations” said Sunil Dissanayake – Chief Executive/Director, BMICH.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, all of us at BMICH are committed to this ‘Go-Green’ initiative” he added.

BMICH joined hands with Bank of Ceylon to plant 25 “Na” plants, the national tree of Sri Lanka, in its premises to mark the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Bank of Ceylon as the “Go-Green” initiative. These plants will add to the already existing, extensive range of different varieties of trees with the objective of making the BMICH landscape as an “Urban Forest”.

BMICH also initiated a programme to collect and convert food waste from its many restaurants and kitchens and other waste from the gardens into compost at the in-house compost plant using the Japanese “Thakakura” method.  The conversion process takes approx. 3 weeks from collection to compost. The compost, which is odorless, is then used as fertilizer for the upkeep of the luscious trees and greenery in the gardens and lawns at the BMICH premises. Any excess compost is earmarked for sale to the outside market bringing in additional income. BMICH also contributes to its green initiatives by segregating and selling plastic, polythene and PET bottles which are collected during the many events held at its premises.

BMICH Triumphs at SATA with “Leading Convention Center Award 2019”

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 Press Releases

The BMICH, Sri Lanka’s most recognizable and iconic landmark won the Award for the “Leading Convention Center 2019” at the prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) Ceremony held in Galle, Sri Lanka recently. This award is the fourth Travel Award won by BMICH in four years. SATA, endorsed by multinational associations, recognizes the Tourism sector in the South Asian Region based on their facilities and service excellence. The South Asian Travel Awards aims to encourage and raise service standards of the Travel & MICE industries in the region.

“We are delighted to have triumphed as the “Leading Convention Venue” at the South Asian Travel Awards. BMICH’s success in winning multiple awards over the years including the Leading Convention Award 2019 is a true endorsement of our capabilities and commitment to be the best of the region’s best” said Sunil Dissanayake- Director/CE of BMICH.

“Winning this prestigious award was indeed extremely competitive. In fact BMICH was selected as the leading convention venue for the year 2019 having triumphed over many other competing venues.” he added.

The South Asia Travel Awards is the first of its kind for the travel, tourism and venues sector and has many affiliations with leading regional associations. The process of selecting winners is thus a transparent procedure. SATA is a concept of Maldivian company “Highrise”.

The panel of judges comprised of high profile, senior representatives from each travel destination in the region with a vast knowledge and background of the industry to assure an accurate and fair process of selecting the winners. The event consisted of 50 categories and BMICH in Sri Lanka was named as the Leading Meeting & Convention Venue for the year 2019.

The multiple venues available at BMICH are ideal for any occasion, from an intimate dinner to a lavish banquet, business conference or wedding. In addition, BMICH offers state of the art infrastructure and attractive, pleasant settings in terms of manicured lawns and well kept gardens to make it an ideal setting. The purpose built function rooms have many facilities to suit any requirement thereby enhancing the sophistication of the events. All Function Rooms have been renamed and primed to deliver a truly exceptional experience. BMICH is also the proud winner of the Century International Quality ERA Award – Gold in Geneva in 2016 and Platinum in Paris in 2017.

Set in a sprawling site with 15 well laid out and spacious car parks that can accommodate 3,000 vehicles at a given time and well maintained landscaped gardens, BMICH is Sri Lanka’s largest and Asia’s very first purpose-built convention center with ultra-modern facilities. BMICH is situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Colombo. The Main Conference and Concert is capable of accommodating 1,630 delegates and has been the venue of choice for prestigious international conferences and conventions.