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.