Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre : Return to Pr...
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Return to Pre-Pandemic Times in 2023

Photo: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has recently seen a positive trajectory for the Malaysian business events as it enters the recovery phase. Since reopening earlier in the year, the Centre has had a significant bounce back in the demand for in-person events, with the venue achieving 40% more than its 2022 target. With close to 1,350 events successfully hosted and over 360,000 delegates welcomed, the Centre has contributed approximately RM285 million (€60 million) in economic impact to Malaysia this year.

The Centre’s 2022 results equate to about 90% of its 2019 performance and with about 100 events or 50% of its 2023 target already confirmed, the world-class business events leader in Malaysia anticipates the industry returning to pre-pandemic levels sooner than expected. 

According to Alan Pryor, the Centre’s General Manager, “We are delighted that the industry is enthusiastic and keen to attend in-person events again, which is positively contributing to the strong bounce back of meetings and events in Malaysia. Seeing international conventions and exhibitions, either returning to or choosing Malaysia for the first time, reaffirms our attractive destination proposition. We have noticed more international exhibitors requesting site-visits for their upcoming meetings, we look forward to welcoming more international meetings and events moving forward, having just successfully delivered the much-awaited International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) Congress 2022.”

Pryor added, “We are also excited to return to IBTM World in Barcelona this 29 November to 1 December as the European market is important to us. We are greatly looking forward to engaging with our customers and stakeholders there, some of whom we haven’t seen face-to-face for quite some time, to share our latest updates including our journey on becoming a sustainable venue and destination. Together with our Kuala Lumpur Convention Business Events Alliance (KLCCBEA) partners, we offer a sustainable meetings destination where delegates can travel to, meet and stay in the heart of city centre, as well as interact in an environmentally- and socially-responsible setting.”

The Centre is strategically located in the heart of the integrated Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct, a 100-acre city-within-a-city development with on-site hotels, a premium shopping mall and the 50-acre KLCC Park, all overlooking the world’s iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. 

With the vision of making Kuala Lumpur Asia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Hub and to effectively roll-out its sustainability initiatives, the Centre established the first public-private sector strategic partnership with URBANICE Malaysia and formed the KLCCBEA Sustainability Sub-Committee. The Centre is working closely to develop and implement programmes, initiatives and engagements to encourage people and partners to develop the KLCC SDG precinct into a hub that delivers a sustainable journey and impactful experience to clients, visitors and the public.

About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centrevv

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is Malaysia’s premier award-winning venue, owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) and is proudly managed by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and ASM Global. 

Located right in the heart of the country’s capital city and part of the integrated Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct, the Centre is ideal for large, high-profile congregations to intimate private functions. With great accessibility, the five-level purpose-built facility encompasses a total of 33,659 sqm, featuring a wide range of customisable multi-purpose function space including, two auditoria; a Grand Ballroom, Banquet Hall, three Conference Halls, eight Exhibition Halls and 23 meeting rooms. The Centre also has supporting facilities such as Hospitality Suites, VVIP Lounges, F&B Outlets, Medical Room, and more.

The Centre maintains its world-class status through strict compliance to international quality standards and accreditation requirements, namely ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, EarthCheck Silver and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and as part of the ASM Global network, the Centre tracks its monthly performance metrics related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Consumption, and Waste Reduction.