Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions
SABAH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (SICC)
In realising the massive economic spin-off effects created by the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) activities on the hotel, shopping, transportation, property and services industry, Yayasan Sabah Group embarked on the construction of the first world-class convention centre in Kota Kinabalu aptly named, Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC).
The design concept is closely associated with a local flavour. Its stunning glass-fronted atrium gives visitors panoramic views of the South China Sea on the west and Mount Kinabalu on the east. SICC's interior design typifies Sabah's natural heritage, namely the water, forest and mountain.
SICC is poised to be one of the highly specialised venues for conventions, trade shows, banquets and conferences. The conference space will be fully equipped with world-class communication networks and cutting-edge presentation technology to ensure smooth and efficient running of MICE activities.
SICC covers a total area of 15 acres with facilities spanning over five levels with a total built-up area of 92,000m2
. It will be equipped with over 1,000 parking bays, a main entrance with 1,100m2
lobby concourse, 5,200m2
exhibition space, 5,200m2
column free convention hall, meeting facilities and VIP suites, a Performing Arts Hall with permanent two-tier seating for 1,200 audiences, 7,000m2
open plaza, 4,000m2
Food and Beverage area located indoor and at the plaza as well as other features.
Expected to be completed by end of 2018 and is fully operational by first quarter of 2019. SICC is located on a premier address within Kota Kinabalu Central Business District and tourist hotspots.
SICC is easily accessible to the city centre (3 minutes), Kota Kinabalu International Airport (20 minutes), Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa (15 minutes), SuteraHarbour Resort (10 minutes), Federal Administrative Centre (15 minutes), State Administrative Centre (10 minutes) and University Malaysia Sabah (15 minutes).
Designed to be ahead of its generation, SICC will be a representation of the best-featured convention centre derived from the world's leading MICE venues.
With strong backing from the Federal and State Governments, and established networking with prominent industry players, SICC is poised to provide thrills and excitement to top corporate executives globally to the many facets of Sabah.