With the recent re-opening of Malaysia’s international borders, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), the country’s premier business events venue, looks forward to hosting over 20 high-profile international events, 10 conventions and 13 exhibitions, from now until December 2022.
“We are delighted to welcome international clients and delegates back to the Centre after a long break. We have recently hosted a few site-visits for upcoming international conferences and are currently very focused on helping our clients, event organisers, visitors and guests safely and comfortably transition into organising and attending physical meetings and events. While the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are more relaxed now, our priority on safety and hygiene remains,” explained Alan Pryor, General Manager of the Centre.
The upcoming international events include International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) 2022; International Conference on Tropical Agriculture (ICTA) 2022; International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2022; Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2022; 3rd Asia Optometric Congress 2022; International Medical Exhibition & Conference (IMEC EXPO) 2022; International Café & Beverage Show 2022; Control World Expo, Oil & Gas Asia 2022; and International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2022.“International meetings and exhibitions are important to Malaysia and its business events and hospitality sectors. The business events industry is a vital social and economic driver that create thousands of jobs, supports talent development and knowledge exchange, generates millions in economic impact for the country and elevates Malaysia’s profile and market share globally. The re-opening of our international borders will accelerate the country’s economic rebound, but we (the Centre) are returning to a tough business events landscape. The overall business pie has shrunk making competition stiffer and price wars more aggressive. Malaysia needs strong, compelling policies and strategies to capitalise on the destination’s attractive proposition to set itself apart from neighbouring competitors and help entice more international events to come to our shores,” Pryor concluded.
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.